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If you are looking for some fun this weekend, you won’t have to look to hard to find a fun event here in Columbia. That’s one of the great things about living in a city that has so many great events to attend and enjoy. Here are few events that are happening this weekend.

Bourbon – 2017 Tiki Week5

Dates:      thru February 05, 2017 (Daily)
Address:  1214 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

For the third year, Bourbon will transform into a tropical tiki paradise to celebrate the cocktail culture of the past, and to bring a little warmth to a dull, dark season in Columbia even though it’s been an unseasonably warm winter so far. The 2017 Tiki Week runs from Sunday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 5.  Bourbon has redecorated with bamboo, grass thatch, tiki masks and more. The cocktail list will change to Mai Thais, Zombies, Navy Grogs, Painkillers and many more from the pantheon of classic tiki cocktails. Chef Frank Bradley will transform the menu to reflect a taste of the islands with roasted pork, sweet and sour shrimp, jerk chicken with banana curry and much more.

4th Annual Oyster and Pig Roast2

Date:       January 28, 2017
Address: 1005 Airport Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29205
Times:     From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost:       $45 per person
Phone:   828-301-2328
Venue:   City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm and Event

A Columbia favorite, now in its fourth year! Join us for our 4th annual Oyster and Pig Roast at City Roots. A collaborative of Chefs and friends from City Roots and LowCo Barbecue & Catering will be cooking pigs and roasting local Carolina coast oysters for you to pick and shuck all day. We will have live music plus a cash bar, huge smokers, shucking tables and barrel fires! This is a limited ticketed event, and you can only get tickets pre-sale- they will not be sold at the door. Your ticket will cover pork, sides and oysters per person. Bring your shuckers, gloves, appetite and koozies! We will start serving at 12pm and stop at 4pm. Oysters will be served until 5pm.

Chinese Lunar New Year 20173

Date:        01/28/2017 – 01/28/2017
Address:  211 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201
Phone:     803-779-3100
Time:        9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Learning about other cultures is fun! This traditional Chinese festival celebrates the first day of the lunar new year with Chinese dragons and magical lanterns. Celebrate the Year of the Rooster by making your own red rooster cup or paper plate hand fan!

10am – 2pm – Make LED lanterns and light up the New Year
10:30 am, 12:45 pm, and 1:45 pm – Learn about the science of fireworks and how they introduce the New Year
11am – Learn how people bring in the New Year during a special Lunar New Year story time
12 pm – 2pm – Mixing colors demonstration
11:15 am and 2:45 pm – Join us for a special dragon parade and help it chase the sun to ensure that we have merry nights and days in the New Year!

2nd Annual Lexington County Chili Cookoff 20171

Date:        January 29, 2017
Address:  107 West Main St., Lexington, SC 29072
Phone:     803 358-7275
Time:       12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost:        $10 Adults/$5 Kids 12 & Under

The 2nd Annual Lexington County Chili Cookoff is Sunday January 29th at the new IceHouse Amphitheater in downtown Lexington from 12 noon till 5pm. Sample some of the hottest chili in Lexington County plus great musical entertainment performed on stage throughout the chili cookoff provided by Freeway Music at the IceHouse. This community event is to assist our Lexington County First Responders in need. Proceeds benefit members of Lexington County Public Safety. A donation will also be made to the Town of Lexington’s Police Dept. Adopt-A-Cop.

Have your business or group team up and enter!
Its only $35 for team entry!

Old Mill Brewpub
Lexington County Blowfish
Town of Lexington

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You can also contact me Marianne Hatton at my website I Sell This Town