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 September 2016.

Rosewood Art & Music Festival

Rosewood Festival creates a balance of visual and performance arts from some of the best artists in the country, including new and exciting talent for art patrons to explore. The festival’s location, nestled between two well established and beautiful neighborhoods of Rosewood and Shandon, provides a venue of southern urban charm.

Event at a Glance

Event: Rosewood Art & Music Festival

Date: September 10

Time: 10am – 10pm

Location: Rockaways parking lots, 2719 Rosewood Drive

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Farmville is an annual family-friendly farm festival in Columbia, South Carolina. Children will learn about farm animals, farm machinery, and the fresh produce that keeps us healthy. Enjoy toddler tractor races, animal mask art activities, a petting farm, face painting, and other farm-themed activities.

Event at a Glance

Event: Farmville

Date: September 10

Time: 10am – 3pm

Cost: free with museum admission

Location: 211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC

Run for Our Troops

The annual Run for Our Troops 5K race event in Columbia, South Carolina is the perfect way to celebrate patriotism, pay respect and show gratitude for our troops, remember the tragic events of 9/11, and get in a great workout. This year, the 5th Annual Run for Our Troops race will be held on in the evening of September 11th. The event is suitable for families and children.

Event at a Glance

Event: Run for Our Troops 5K Race

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Where: W.M. Rish Riverwalk Park & Amphitheatre – the 3.1 mile course is bordered by State Street, C Avenue, Center Street, and 9th Street

Cost & Registration Info: The event costs $25 to run without a T-shirt, and $30 to run with a T-shirt. Online registration will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016. On-site registration will also be available on race day beginning at 2:00 p.m. Acceptable forms of payment include credit cards, debit cards, cash, and checks.

Learn More: Run for Our Troops is a memorable way to spend September 11th this year. To learn more about the race and to register, visit

Grandparents Day

National Grandparents Day is on September 11, 2016 this year. Grandparents in the United States and throughout the world often play a unique role in a child’s life, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, at least 2.6 million grandparents in the U.S. are responsible for the basic needs of children living with them under the age of 18.

To show appreciation for grandparents in Columbia, South Carolina and surrounding areas, the EdVenture Children’s Museum will be hosting a Grandparents Day event. On Grandparents Day, children will be able to get their grandparents into the museum for free, and a number of fun activities that children can complete with their grandparents will be set up throughout the museum.

Event at a Glance

Event: Grandparents Day

Date: September 11, 2016

Time: Take the whole day to celebrate grandparents! Note that museum hours are from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: EdVenture Children’s Museum – 211 Gervais Street, Columbia SC

Cost: Free entrance for grandparents accompanied by a grandchild.

Learn more: To learn more about the EdVenture Children’s Museum’s Grandparents Day event, visit their website. You can learn more about Grandparents Day in general on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Epworth Food Truck Rodeo

Everybody loves a great food truck. And this September, you can explore a number of the best food trucks in Columbia at the Epworth Food Truck Rodeo. This “rodeo” is a family fundraiser event to raise money for the Epworth Children’s Home. The Children’s Home is also asking for donations to ensure that all of the children are able to get a meal from a food truck of their choice.

In addition to the food trucks – which will offer a variety of tasty cuisine – there will also be a large space for picnicking with friends and family, music, and games.

Event at a Glance

Event: Epworth Food Truck Rodeo

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Place: 2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina 29205

Cost: There is no cost to attend, although donations are appreciated. Food from food trucks will be available for purchase. While some food trucks to accept credit cards, it is a good idea to bring cash for those that don’t. There will no ATMs on site.

Learn More: If you want to learn more about this unique and charitable event, visit the website of the Friends of Epworth Children’s Home. You can also make a donation here.

Columbia’s Greek Festival

Columbia’s Greek Festival is almost here! This exciting, 30th annual event hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral should not be missed. At this festival, you’ll get a chance to experience Greek culture first hand and enjoy Greek music, food, drink, art, and even an opportunity to learn more about the country of Greece.

Food items at the event – which are many festival goers’ favorite part – include a number of al a carte items, Greek style chicken, keftedes, lamb, souvlaki, baklava ice cream sundaes, spanakopita, raspberry pasta, and much, much more!

Event at a Glance

Event: Columbia Greek Festival

Date: September 15, 2016 through September 18, 2016

Time: Thursday through Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday – 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Place: 1931 Sumter Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Cost: Entering the festival is completely free – however, vendors will be set up throughout the event with items and food available for purchase. All of the gift vendors accept credit cards, as do most of the food vendors.

Learn More: To learn more about Columbia’s Greek Festival, visit for FAQ, information on culture and events that will be showcased, and more.

CMA Jazz on Main

The annual Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) Jazz on Main event is scheduled to take place mid-September, 2016. This exciting night will feature some of the best in musical talent, including Maria Howell, Noel Freidline, and Joe Gransden in a tribute to Nat King Cole, Nancy Wilson, and Frank Sinatra. From piano to vocals, this is a night not to be missed.

Event at a Glance

Event: CMA Jazz on Main

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016

Time: Happy hour begins and galleries will open at 7:00 p.m.; the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina


General Admission

  • $35 non-member
  • $28 member
  • $5 student

Premier Table Seating

  • $300 (up to six guests, includes two bottles of wine)
  • $200 (up to four guests, includes one bottle of wine)

Learn More: To learn more about this unique event to celebrate music and art, visit the website of the Columbia Museum of Art. You can also learn more about each artist that will be performing the night of the 16th on the CMA’s website. This is a perfect way to spend a romantic evening with a loved one or an enjoyable outing friends.

Guided Walking Tour: Civil War Battle at Congaree Creek

The Civil War Battle at Congaree Creek was a four-hour, action packed battle that occurred in February of 1865 in South Columbia. If you are a history buff and want to learn more about the Civil War Battle of Congaree Creek, the guided walking tour, sponsored by the City of Cayce, the River Alliance, and the 12,000 Year History Park Walking Group, is a wonderful opportunity to do just that. The event is more suitable for adults and teens, although children are welcome.

Event at a Glance

Event: Guided Walking Tour: Civil War Battle at Congaree Creek

Date: September 24, 2016 (there will also be tours available throughout the months of October and November as well).

Time: Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. There are 60 minute and 90 minute tour options to choose from.

Place: Cayce Tennis Center, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, City of Cayce, South Carolina 29033

Cost: The Civil War Battle at Congaree Creek walking tour is completely free!

Learn More: If you want to learn more about the Battle at Congaree Creek walking tour, as well as other guided walking tours that are sponsored in Cayce, visit

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is one of the most iconic women in country music today. Nominated for entertainer of the year, vocalist of the year, album of the year, and musical event of the year, it’s no wonder why South Carolinians are excited about the fact that she’s coming to Columbia. In addition to Carrie Underwood, there will also be performance from Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers. If you love country music, this is an event not to be missed. Here’s what you need to know about her upcoming concert and how to get tickets:

Event at a Glance

Event: Carrie Underwood Concert with The Swon Brothers and Easton Corbin

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, South Carolina

Cost: Tickets range in price. According to Ticketnetwork, tickets are currently on sale starting at $53 and range up to nearly $500. For a meet-and-greet VIP package, tickets can be purchased in the whopping amount of $4,241.

Learn More: Want to learn more about Carrie Underwood, her upcoming South Carolina concert, and her 2016 tour schedule in general? If so, check out the official Carrie Underwood website for more information.

Skirmishes for Lexington

The Skirmishes for Lexington is an event to commemorate and reenact the Civil War actions that took place in and around Lexington during February through April of 1865. The event will feature actual skirmishes – episodes of reenactment fighting – between the Federal and Confederate forces. In addition to the skirmishes, there will be speakers discussing the history of South Carolina and the civil war, demonstrations, and more. This event is not just for history buffs; people of all ages are welcome to attend, and there will even be children’s activities available, too.

Event at a Glance

Event: Skirmishes for Lexington

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016 – Sunday, October 2, 2016

Time: Battles on Saturday and Sunday will start at 1:30

Location: Clinton Sease Farms, 404 Olde Farm Road, Lexington, South Carolina

Cost: Many features of the event – including observation of the skirmishes – are free. The Living History and Camp Displays requires a $2.00 admission charge, which includes a hayride.

Learn more: The Civil War is a rich part of South Carolina’s history. To learn more about this time in America, attendance at Skirmishes for Lexington is both a fun and educational opportunity. Learn more about the event at

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