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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