At the Joye Law Firm, we are proud of what we do and we are honored to be a part of our community. We established Joye in the Community to give back to our neighbors, support local education, help local charities, and improve the health and well-being of those around us. Joye Law Firm is proud to share this event information with you; however, our firm is not directly affiliated with these events or organizations. Please contact them directly for more information. Check out the local events going on in Columbia, SC in November 2016.

Art: A Collection of Collections

Visit the SC State Museum’s collection of nearly 4,000 works of art and hand-made objects related to the state, dating back to the 1590s. ART: A Collection of Collections is a new exhibition focused on highlighting the many varied art collections in the museum.

Event at a Glance:

Event: ART: A Collection of Collections

Date: ongoing, open exhibit

Location: South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street

Cost: $6.95 – $8.95

Columbia Winter Jazz Fest

Jazz Diva Entertainment presents a 2 night jazz explosion with its 3rd Annual Columbia Winter Jazz Fest. Staring Boney James, Najee, JMichael Peoples, Terence Young, Dante Lewis and many more.

Event at a Glance:

Event: Columbia Winter Jazz Fest

Date: November 4th – 5th

Time: doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm

Location: Township Auditorium, 1730 Taylor Street

Cost: single day $39 – $89, 2 day package $70 – $160

Learn more: visit

Arts & Draughts

Art, drink, and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from The Whig, live musical performances, D.I.Y. art projects, interactive scavenger hunts, unique perspective tours, and more.

Event at a Glance:

Event: Arts & Draughts

Date: November 11th

Time: 7pm – 11pm

Location: Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street

Cost: $9 / $5 for members

CMA Jazz On Main

Happy Hour and gallery viewing at Columbia Museum of Art. This event is a tribute to Dave Brubeck. General admission and premier table seating are the ticket options.

Event at a Glance:

Event: CMA Jazz on Main

Date: November 18th

Time: 7pm

Location: Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street

Cost: General admission: $5 students, $28 members & $35 non-members.

Premier Table Seating: $200 includes 4 guests & 1 bottle of wine, $300 includes 6 guests & 2 bottles of wine.

Learn more: visit

Edventure’s Storybook Ball

Children and their grown-ups will enter a world of kings and queens, pirates, princesses and fable creatures. Edventure will transform into a magical kingdom with themed entertainment by magicians, performers and artisans. Costumes are encouraged and dinner will be served.

Event at a Glance:

Event: EdVenture’s Storybook Ball

Date: November 19th

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Location: Edventure Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais Street

Cost:$20 members; $45 general admission

Learn more: for tickets and VIP Pre-Party options visit

Farm to Trunk

Join City Roots Farm for 20 wines from Advantage to taste and buy, appetizers and shopping. Stock up by buying their Harvest Dinner Series wine at a discount and shopping their local farm for fresh local foods.

Event at a Glance:

Event: Farm to Trunk

Date: November 16th

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Location: City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm and Event Venue, 1005 Airport Blvd.

Cost: $20 admission

Learn more: tickets can be purchases online through Eventbrite

Lights Before Christmas

Lights Before Christmas has been a family tradition for more than 25 years! Bring the kids and experience nearly one million twinkling lights, countless animated images, nightly visits with Santa, hot cocao, marshmallows and other festive foods available for purchase. You may even spot a few night owls during Lights!

Event at a Glance:

Event: Lights Before Christmas

Date: November 19th – December 30th

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Location: Roverbanks Zoo & Garden

Cost: $10 adults; $8 children 12 and under; free for children 2 and under

Riverbanks Run

Help kick off the Midlands’ longest running holiday tradition, Lights Before Christmas, by participating in Riverbanks’ first annual 5k race. The run will take place through the park’s scenic back roads, cross the Saluda River and pass some of the most popular exhibits in the zoo! All proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.

Event at a Glance:

Event: Riverbanks Run

Date: November 19th

Time: 7:30am

Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Cost: early bird and zoo members $30, general public $40; After November 1st is $45

Learn more: runners will receive race day admission to the Zoo and Garden and T-Shirt, to register visit Riverbanks’ website.

South Carolina Oyster Festival

The annual SC Oyster Festival is Columbia’s largest outdoor oyster roast, this year with 10,000 lbs of fresh oysters. Bring your chairs, blankets, oyster knives, and appetite to the 21st annual event for live music, arts & crafts, vendors, food, and drinks! Several other food vendors and ice cold beer will be for sale at this event as well.

Event at a Glance:

Event: South Carolina Oyster Festival

Date: November 20th

Time: 11am – 6pm

Location: Robert Mills House & Garden, 1616 Blanding Street

Cost: $5 admission; children under 12 free

Holiday Lights on the River

Experience the Midlands largest drive-through lights show as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive with more than a million sparkling lights. Over 400 animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Fun-filled family activities will be offered every night during Holiday Lights on the River such as, hayride shuttles, train rides, laser light show, crafts, Santa’s gift shop, roasting marshmallows, and photos with Santa.

Event at a Glance:

Event: Holiday Lights on the River

Date: November 23rd – December 31st

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Location: Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Old Bush River Road

Cost: $15 per car; $25 per 15-passenger van; $40 per bus

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