Main Street District's Lula Drake Wine Parlour is Named a James Beard Award Finalist
Beloved wine bar, Lula Drake Wine Parlour, has been named a finalist for Outstanding Hospitality. Winners for the awards, known as the "Oscars of food", will be announced on June 5. Read more here.
Richland Library Main Announces the Return of The Market
Beginning April 5 The Market will take place from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Wednesday through August 2023. Visitors to Richland Library Main can shop seasonal fruits and vegetables along with decadent treats and handmade crafts from local artists in the foyer of the library, adjacent to the main gallery and Rambo’s Fat Cat Biscuits. Learn more.
Columbia Museum of Art Announces the Return of Art Blossoms
Mother’s Day weekend the museum will once again be home to four dazzling days of flowers and art for Art Blossoms. The CMA transforms with floral creations that bring new interpretations to world-class works of art beloved by visitors. Several events are now open for registration, including favorites like tastings, art classes, and the Mother's Day brunch. Find the details here.
Drive n/ Drop Donation to be Held at Washington Street United Methodist Church | April 28 & 29
The Active Faith & Missions Teams at Washington Street United Methodist Church will hold a Drive n’ Drop for donations for the Richland County Dept. of Social Services Foster Care Program. Volunteers will be on hand to take the donations directly from your car. Find out more here.
Catch a Ride in the Main Street District Shuttle
Need to get from one end of the Main Street District to the other? Weather looking a little suspicious? Give us a call at 803-205-5245 and we'll give you a lift anywhere you need to go in the district. Current hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM, Monday - Sunday.
First Thursday on Main | April 6
From extended hours and specials at retail stores and restaurants to free live music, First Thursday on Main brings an energy to the Main Street District that can't be beat. Enjoy live music on Boyd Plaza, live art demonstrations up and down Main Street and specials at participating businesses. Find out more here.
Rebecca Horne at The Pastor's Study | April 6
The Columbia Music Festival Association along with The Pastor’s Study will be presenting artworks by international award winning artist, Rebecca Horne. While viewing the art, open house refreshments will be available at Lula Drake Wine Parlour. Find out more here.
Patio Party at Smoked | April 6
Watch the finish to Round One of The Masters on the patio of Smoked during First Thursday on Main. Enjoy food specials, $2 off all Peak Drift beer and live music by Jon Rooks. Learn more about Smoked here.
Terence Young Presents: Sounds of Seventh | April 9
Immerse yourself in the harmonious sounds of Sounds of Seventh, a masterful R&B and Jazz band, accompanied by a buffet spread of traditional Easter food. Get tickets here.
ColaJazz Loft Session at The Pastor's Study | April 10
Settle in for a true jazz listening room experience at the historic Pastor’s Study above Lula Drake Wine Parlour on Main Street. The April session features vocalist Gail Brown. Tickets include wine, beer and light snacks. Get your tickets here.
Mixer on Main | April 21
Join us on Main Street for one of Columbia Food & Wine's satellite events - the ultimate cocktail contest! Featuring the best and brightest of the Main Street District’s mixologists, judges and attendees will vote on who has the most innovative and tasty cocktail. Get tickets here.
The South Carolina Philharmonic Presents Titans & Outlaws | April 22
Mahler's "Titan" and Copland's Billy the Kid closes the 2022/2023 Masterworks Series. Guest performance by the SC Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Get tickets here.
Healing Trauma Women's Group at Corazon Holistic Health | Wednesdays
Designed to support trauma education for women, this group connects members with each other and helps members understand the body's response to trauma. Meets weekly on Wednesdays. Find out more here.
Find More Events
Half-off Original Margaritas at Cantina 76 | April 6
Stop into Cantina 76 during First Thursday on Main for half-off original margaritas and live music by Swamp Fox!
Grand Easter Specials at The Grand | April 7-9 
Visit The Grand Easter Weekend for unique food offerings and specialty cakes. Plus, face painting, arts & crafts, and a special appearance by The Easter Bunny, Sunday only. Find out more here.
About The Main Street District

The Main Street District is a private, non-profit organization that manages the 36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly, and Marion Streets in downtown Columbia. The organization provides public space management, economic development, place management, marketing, and public advocacy for the Main Street District.
The Board of Directors oversees the organization’s mission — to focus on filling vacancies in commercial properties, retaining existing downtown businesses and recruiting new ones, expanding the downtown residential base, and creating a safe, clean, and friendly downtown environment.
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