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Explore and Learn at The Columbia International Festival

Chris Laskowski4/7/2015  |  Categories: Events
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There are so many things that make Columbia, South Carolina a great place to live. And being able to have international experiences without even leaving the state is one of them. The Columbia International Festival has been ranked among the top 20 events in the 10-state Southeastern Region by the Southeastern Tourism Society in 1999, 2000. This 2-day event brings together the music, culture, food and performing arts of over 60 countries. While it is just one part of an ever-growing and changing world, South Carolina is made up of many cultures, nationalities, races and language groups.

The goal of this event is to bring together the area’s international communities and foster better community and race relations between a variety of ethnic, cultural and language groups. This event is the largest of it’s kind in South Carolina with displays, activities and artifacts from the foreign-born hosts of dozens of countries. On Saturday and Sunday, the International Food Court will allow visitors to taste and enjoy foreign cuisines from around the world. Whether you are looking to have a whole meal or want to sample a variety of tastes, the food court will be open for both days of the event. Beyond the flavors of the world, you can enjoy the different types of entertainment these countries are accustomed to.

Enjoy fashion? There will be two International Fashion Show’s throughout the festival to take a sneak peek at the assortment of traditional costumes worn all over the world. The adult fashions will be shown on Saturday and the children’s show will be on Sunday. The Columbia International Festival is also a fantastic place to pick up a gift for someone special or even something for yourself. Authentic clothing, crafts, jewelry and souvenirs from around the globe will be available to purchase at the International Bazaar. Want to see how some of these trinkets and toys are made? Cultural demonstrations will be going on all throughout the event, making it a great time to learn a new skill, speak a new language or find a unique hobby. To top the event all off, the Parade of Nations will take place on Saturday at 2pm, featuring traditionally dressed representatives from nearly 100 countries.

The Columbia International Festival will take place from April 18th-April 19th at the Cantey Building of the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. Admission is $5 at the gate, $4 in advance and $1 for children ages 6-12. Both children under age 5 and Active Duty Military Personnel will be offered free admission to the event. For more information, email festival@ifmusa.org or visit http://www.cifonline.org.

Lake Carolina is not only a perfect place to find things to do, it’s the perfect place to live. Imagine living somewhere where there is always something new to explore and fun facts to be uncovered. Looking for a custom home builder in Columbia, South Carolina? Be sure to explore Lake Carolina for master planned communities


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Get Out and About: Easter Weekend Activities at Lake Carolina

Chris Laskowski4/1/2015  |  Categories: Events
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Spring is here and it is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy activities that the whole family will love. And if you’re looking for fun with some Easter hop in it, you’re in luck! There is plenty to do this weekend that will excite the whole family and those of all ages.


2015 Easter Bunny Eggspress Trains

The Rockton, Rion and Western Railroad has been in the business of railroad history for over 42 years. On Saturday, April 4th, they are offering exciting activities for the whole family. There will be storytelling, face painting and of course the Easter Bunny himself will be riding along! Trains will be leaving at 10am, 11am, 12am, 2pm and 3pm.  The Rockton, Rion and Western Railroad is owned and operated by the South Carolina Railroad Museum, Inc. For more information on the event, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt and Eggstraveganza by Jeep Rogers YMCA
VillageChurch will be hosting their 14th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on April 4th. Located at the Jeep Rogers Family YMCA, the soccer fields will be covered with over 20,000 eggs. Goody bags and an appearance by the Easter Bunny are just some of the fun things that will be at the event. The Richland County Sheriff's Department and Fire Department will also be there and the event includes a free lunch for the family. The Eggstravaganza beings at 11am.

Cayce’s Easter Eggstravaganza

There will be tons of free family fun on April 4th at the Granby Gardens Park. Families and children can enjoy face painting, fire trucks, treats and balloon artists along with a meet and greet with the Easter bunny. At 10:30am, there will also be a free Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter bunny to follow at 11am. Granby Gardens Park is located in the Cayce Municipal Park. More information can be found here.

3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Chick-fil-A at 230 Bush River Road will be holding their 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt. Food, games and pictures with the Chick-fil-A Cow and Easter bunny are just some of the fun, free events they are offering! The festivities begin at 10am on April 4th and will go until 12pm. For more information, visit the Chick-fil-A website here.  

All of these events and more are just some of the ways you can get out and about during the weekend and have something fun for the whole family. Don’t be afraid to venture to a new place or create a new tradition for your family that is egg-cellent! There is always plenty of family fun to go around when you live in Lake Carolina. Looking for master planned communities in Columbia, South Carolina? Lake Carolina is a premier, active community with homes for sale in Columbia, SC.


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