West Columbia Events Manager Kelli Ricard

West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day delivers fun and excitement on a most beautiful spring day

The sun shine was bright, Saturday, over the Fifth West Columbia Kinetic Derby Day and everyone was happy with the result.  “We’re pleased with the outcome,” said Anna Huffman, City of West Columbia Communications Director. “The Kinetic Sculpture Parade was full of creative entries, the soapbox races down Meeting Street were exciting and very competitive, and we […]

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Volunteering for Kinetic Derby Day is so much fun! Sign up to volunteer now

National Volunteer Week is later this month. It was established in 1974 to recognize volunteers’ contributions. The National Park Service encourages you to Join the celebration by volunteering, thanking a volunteer, and sharing your experience with others to enable them to volunteer. The City of West Columbia is gearing up for the award-winning 5th Annual […]

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West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day is April 20 – Here’s an update – Sponsorships still available! 

West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day featuring iMAGINE is scheduled for April 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It’s held on State and Meeting streets. West Columbia City Council recently approved a road closure map for Kinetic Derby Day (see map below.)  The Kinetic Sculpture Parade leads the way, followed by soapbox and obstacle course racing. State Street […]

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City of West Columbia Wins 4 Southeast Festivals Events Association Kaleidoscope Awards

The City of West Columbia is proud to announce its outstanding achievements at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association’s 2024 Kaleidoscope Awards, held in Jekyll Island, GA, in February. The SFEA’s annual awards night saw West Columbia competing in various categories, resulting in an impressive four victories out of eight entries. The judges looked for […]

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The late Bobby Horton, former West Columbia Mayor, given Lifetime Achievement Award at the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Gala

The late Bobby Horton, former mayor of West Columbia was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Gala, Thursday. It was held at Stone River, beside West Columbia’s Riverwalk Park. Horton’s daughter, Lynn Horton Shull, and her daughter Margaret, accepted the award. They are pictured with several City of […]

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Art on State attracts masses to West Columbia’s River District for music, food and shopping – See photo gallery

A mass of visitors descended onto West Columbia’s State Street Friday for the Art on State Event. “We’re from New Jersey,” said Jim Hunter. He and his wife, Rita were in town for graduation ceremonies at USC. “We love this,” Rita said. “It’s great. It such a festive atmosphere.” Others visiting Lexington Medical Center came […]

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Largest crowd ever comes out for West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day – See Photos and Award Winners

West Columbia hosted its largest crowd ever for the Fourth Annual Kinetic Derby Day on Meeting and State streets in West Columbia, Saturday. “It was a great crowd and it’s a great representation of West Columbia,” said West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles. “We had good weather, just what we hoped for. It was a wonderful […]

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West Columbia Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 2 – Parade of Lights is Dec. 10

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the annual West Columbia Tree Lighting  is a seasonal tradition that enhances the spirit. West Columbia’s 18th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is at 6:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 2) 2022, at the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia. Pastor Dow Welsh of Holland […]

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