Columbia Scavenger Hunt: Get out and explore with the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app!
Forget tourist-filled museums, make your own memories with a photo scavenger hunt tour in Columbia! On a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt, you and your team will work together to wander throughout Columbia, racking up points and laughs along the way.
Car lovers rejoice! The world’s largest automotive extravaganza, the Pennzoil AutoFair, returns this spring on April 2-5, bringing together thousands of hot rods, muscle cars, exotic sports cars and classic automobiles.
Scarecrows in the Gardens
Scarecrows will take over the Robert Mills House gardens! This free exhibit will feature handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, business, organizations and classrooms.
Southern Discomfort International Roller Derby Tournament
Columbia Roller Derby is proud to host the 2019 Southern Discomfort International Tournament! This Women's Flat Track Derby Association Recognized Tournament will be held in Columbia, SC on April 26th, 27th, and 28th.
Saturday, October 19th is Sweetest Day at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market (1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, NC 28217).
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cub Scout Day
Cub Scout Day A day of exclusive activities and earn a custom pocket patch! The day includes:Four 20 minute hands-on transportation activities facilitated by museum educators.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Festival of Leaves
See our latest fall designs, pottery pumpkins and hand-painted barn scenes.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Literary Pumpkin Contest
Pick up an application form from the Reference desk and drop off your favorite book-based character or book scene decorated real or foam pumpkin from October 1st – 19th to participate in MPL’s Literary Pumpkin Contest.
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The Fall Tours - Homes, History & Architecture
Now in its 43rd year, The Fall Tours are better than ever with new houses on the Traditional House and Garden Tours, Curated Private Garden Tours, and Morning History Walking Tours.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12th annual Bikers With Boxes
Load up your bike and share God’s love! Bring gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need to the 12th annual Bikers With Boxes charity event.
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Special Display: From Generation to Generation
From the earliest days of Billy Graham’s ministry, he had a special place in his heart for teens and young adults.
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
2019 Carolina Renaissance Festival Brew Fest
Come enjoy the greatest party since Camelot! The Carolina Renaissance Festival located in Huntersville is a medieval amusement park, a 14-stage theater, a 25-acre circus, an arts & crafts fair, a jousting tournament, and a feast.
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
2019 Queen City Job Fair (Holiday Season)
OCTOBER 2019 ----------------------- CHARLOTTE, NC The Queen City Job Fair (Holiday Season) will provide opportunities for Mecklenberg County residents to learn about potential careers in industry sectors, network with perspective employers, and submit resumes to prospective employers.
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Brew & Moo Weekend
A Food Truck, Craft Beer & Wine Experience on the Farm Food Trucks, Beer, Wine will be 1 – 5 p.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Harvest on the Homestead
Harvest on the Homestead There’s a new family-friendly event this fall at Historic Brattonsville “Harvest on the Homestead” celebrates the Carolina Piedmont’s agricultural heritage with 19th century-style harvest time festivities.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Touch a Tractor Weekend
Where’s Toto? Come out and touch a tractor as you hunt for “Toto” in the corn maize! Once you find him, snap a selfie with this iconic pup and redeem it for a secret surprise the market.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Bulla Gastrobar
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bulla Gastrobar will be serving Rosé Sangria the entire month of October and $1 per cocktail will be donated to breast cancer research.
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Parent & Me: Pumpkin Painting
Create a fall memory with your little ones at the Playhouse! Get a chance to decorate a real pumpkin.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Pet Costume Parade
Dress your pet to impress and join us for a fun costume parade around the outside of the Library.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sonny’s BBQ Kicks Off Football Season with Touchdown Deal, Free Appetizers & More
Sonny’s BBQ is making tailgating and football parties simple with its new ‘Touchdown Deal’ and catering options.
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Contadina Pizzettas Food Truck at the Charlotte Grilled Cheese Festival
Come get a FREE taste of new Contadina Pizzettas – a wholesome bite-sized snack packed with authentic Italian flavor and crust made with real cauliflower.
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Queen City Tattoo & Arts Festival
After welcoming thousands of people last year, the Queen City Tattoo & Arts Festival returns this October and will again be featuring live tattooing, live permanent makeup, contests, more than 250 artists from all over the globe and in-your-face entertainment! The weekend-long event brings together local talent, numerous vendors, and some of the top artists in the world; including Ink Master alum Sarah Miller, Jime Litwalk, and Thom Bulman.
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Art Class: Paper Lanterns
Family Day at The Galleries
Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Period Day Rally
AC Flora Senior Organizes Rally in Columbia, SC to End Menstruation Poverty on National Period Day Most states, including SC, tax tampons as luxury items Columbia, South Carolina— On October 19, 2019, we will rally along with chapters in all 50 states in honor of the world’s first #NationalPeriodDay -- elevating the issue of period poverty and demanding real change to making period products more accessible for all and ending the #TamponTax.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Prepared childbirth classes, breastfeeding and refresher classes are designed to prepare you for many aspects of childbirth.
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Focal Points: Brush with Death
Guitar Workshop with Hiroya Tsukamoto
One-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan Hiroya Tsukamoto will demonstrate fingerstyle techniques (playing with the fingers in place of a pick), including chords and basic theory.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Koozies 4 Boobies for The Cure
BYOC: Bring Your Own Craft
Family Fun Fest
Halloween Bar Crawl
Hollywood Horror Escape Rooms by Genesis Studios
Genesis Studios, SC’s premiere creative studio, presents Hollywood Horror Escape Rooms.
4:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Based on a mutual love of bluegrass, country, blues, western swing, and other string band music of all kinds, the partnership of dobro player Rob Ickes and acoustic/electric guitarist Trey Hensley continues to delight audiences of traditional American music around the globe.
Trick or Treat and Outdoor Movie Hocus Pocus
Join us for Trick or Treating with the Promenade merchants Saturday from 5-6:30PM! After, stay and watch our Outdoor Movie - Hocus Pocus.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Line Dancing Lessons w/Mary
The Choir Project
The Dinner Detective Interactive Mystery Show
Your ticket includes a wildly entertaining evening of dining and mystery! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hiroya Tsukamoto in Concert
Eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing; International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019 Ayrsley Retro Horror Series
The Ayrsley Retro Horror Series returns for a 7th year with a new batch of classic double features on the big screen with retro trailers, ads, props, & themed beer.
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cockman Family Concert
Free Cockman Family Concert at Rehobeth United Methodist Church.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
So the Story Goes
The Last Kid Picked
The Tragedy of Lucender and Venetia
The Tragedy of Lucender and Venetia is an original work by Charlotte native, poet, and playwright Andrew Wheeler.
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Company at Trustus Theatre
1971 TONY BEST MUSICAL SEPTEMBER 27-OCTOBER 25, 2019 MUSIC AND LYRICS BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM, BOOK BY GEORGE FURTH, DIRECTED BY DEWEY-SCOTT WILEY From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM