Extend Your July Celebrations at First Thursday on Main!

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The Whig – Edmund’s Oast from Charleston beats the heat in the basement for July’s First Thursday! Enchantment Under The Sea (6.8% pineapple IPA w/lactose 12oz. $5.50) and
(Sour Blackberry Raspberry 6.5% American sour $5.50), and more! Scott Shor co-owner of Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. will be there from 6-8pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1722189984494396/

Persona Pizzeria – New Deal! Enjoy 6 oven-fired wings and a draft beer for $11.  And enjoy a $5.99 one topping 10″ pizza. $3.00 draft beers.

Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!

1300 Block

Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita.

Arcade Mall

  • Blue Sky Gallery – Stop by the gallery and visit with Blue Sky!  See his most recent masterpieces.

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Miss Cocky – Marcus Gochett, a licensed massage therapist is offering a complimentary chair massage and Browtopia will be offering complimentary brow consultations.  Enjoy Bubbles, Vino, and a secret sale!

1500 Block

Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy a 6:00 p.m. gallery tour of Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad and an Ecos gallery talk at 7:00 p.m.  Talk is free. Galleries are free with membership or admission. 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/213439752589331/

Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!


Drake’s Duck-in – Open until 9 pm. Enjoy craft beer and wine on the patio!

Renaissance Foundation – Bethel AME Church (1528 Sumter Street) – The Renaissance Foundation is hosting an open house at the Historic Bethel Sanctuary. Take a tour of the sanctuary prior to its restoration, and enjoy music and food provided by a featured restaurant partner.

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Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) –  Featuring “Realms” an exhibit by Ty Davis. (Photo- Tony Claremont Photography). Ty Davis is a multidisciplinary artist exhibiting skills in painting, drawing, and sculpture, as well as music and fashion.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1840432776015889/ 

The Nick – Happy hour discounts on craft beer and wine!

Good Life Café – Enjoy live music with Bellavida. Also featuring food and drink specials.  Music is from 7-10 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/390411144700050/

Michael’s Café – Enjoy live music!

The Grand – Enjoy a special 4th of July themed cocktail!


Lula Drake – Featuring live music with the Flat Out Strangers.


The City of Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Enjoy their next installment of World of Creativity series.  Take a tour through Kenya. Enjoy dancing, drumming, fashion, hand-made jewelry, art, and activities for everyone while you learn about this beautiful country and its people.

The Shoppes on Main – Enjoy sip n’ shopping with complimentary champagne.

Tapp’s Arts Center – Opening reception from 6 – 9 pm. Enjoy a market and showcase of the artists at Tapp’s.

Performing in the Tapp’s Arts Center Courtyard – Singer/songwriter Noah Ballou.

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The Gallery at City Hall – The Columbia Police Department in collaboration with Benson Artworks, LLC is pleased to uveil “A Look Behind The Badge”.  Enjoy a collection of arts and crafts created by sworn/non-sworn police department employees, retirees, and their family members. 5 – 7 pm.  Enjoy a meet and greet with the artists.