Category Archives: Hospitality/Tourism

Wine tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden April 28

[Columbia, SC] – Tickets are now on sale for Riverbanks' popular spring fundraiser. Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden will take place on Friday, April 28, from 7:00pm-9:30pm. Hosted by Riverbanks Society, the palate-pleasing experience also is made possible by First Citizens Bank and Colonial Life. Guests can choose to sample from more than 100…
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St. Pat’s in Five Points lineup announcement party Jan. 31

COLUMBIA, SC – On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, the St. Pat’s in Five Points Planning Committee invites the community to Delaney’s Music Pub for the reveal of this year’s music line-up, festival highlights, and changes. Featuring true Irish-themed entertainment to include the Rince N’ah Eireann dancers, bagpipers, and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, the…
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Upcoming events at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Free Fridays Only in January and February Residents of Richland and Lexington counties will receive free admission to the park every Friday during the months of January and February. Guests will be asked to provide a valid driver's license, property tax statement or vehicle registration as proof of residency. Call 803.779.8717 for additional information. Boy…
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44-year-old African elephant dies at Riverbanks Zoo

[Columbia, SC] – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is saddened to announce the death of one of its female African elephants. The Zoo's veterinary staff made the difficult decision to euthanize 44-year-old Petunia on Saturday, December 17 because of deteriorating health. When staff arrived Saturday morning she was found unable to stand. "Euthanasia was necessary because…
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Za’s on Devine features renovated private dining space for holiday season

[caption id="attachment_6370" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Sean Rayford[/caption] Za’s on Devine – locally-owned, Italian-inspired neighborhood restaurant and bar – offers companies, event planners and diners a new option for event space and private party rentals this holiday season: their recently renovated, modern and bright private dining space (plus adjacent outdoor patio) is now available for…
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Riverbanks Zoo partnership helps treat silverback gorilla

[Columbia, SC] – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is offering a rare look into the specialized healthcare of exotic animals with a partnership intended to enhance the well-being of one of the Zoo's male western lowland gorillas. Riverbanks recently worked with two medical experts from South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care (SCVSEC) to perform a…
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Congaree Vista Guild launches new website

[caption id="attachment_6039" align="alignleft" width="150"] The Congaree Vista Guild's new branding represents the neighborhood's past and exciting development.[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 20, 2016) —The Congaree Vista Guild, the membership organization for business and property owners, as well as residents, art galleries and museums in the Vista, has launched its new website, VistaColumbia.com. The new site features…
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Inaugural fall Restaurant Week Columbia runs through Oct. 23

Get your taste buds ready and bring your appetites! The Greater Columbia Restaurant Association’s inaugural fall Restaurant Week Columbia begins Thursday. The much-anticipated food fest will run October 13-23. More than 30 restaurants in the Midlands will offer special prix fixe menus showcasing the best of their cuisine. Restaurant Week gives food lovers the opportunity…
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Interactive tour in Camden immerses visitors into daily life in other countries

CAMDEN, S.C. — October 4, 2016 — Compassion International, a leading authority on child sponsorship which releases children from poverty globally, will be bringing its tour, “The Compassion Experience”, to the Camden area October 14-17. The event will educate visitors about the realities of life in poverty as well as provide an international experience to…
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