Events

  WIS partners with American Red Cross to host blood drive Aug. 6

There will be five locations across the Midlands where you can donate blood during the event.

Organizers ‘moving forward’ with planning for SC State Fair

Officials to revamp Columbia Food and Wine Festival due to COVID-19

COMET launches ‘Saving Sarah’s Seat’ campaign in honor of local civil rights icon

Columbia Fashion Week canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Richland Library to limit services due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Midlands men planning to wear their “Sunday best” to recreate Million Man March

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Soda City Market to reopen this month

Church to hold ‘Drive n’ Drop’ supply drive for Epworth Children’s Home

  Tragedy inspires first children’s book by son of Charleston church shooting victim

Soda City Comic Con canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

7Sunday hosts ‘For No Reason’ Facebook Live concert Friday night featuring local artists

Miss SC competition rescheduled due to COVID-19

Coronavirus pandemic causes temporary closure of S.C. State Museum

The South Carolina State Museum will temporarily close in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, officials announced Tuesday.

  Historic Columbia to postpone public programs through April 4

As part of the community’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Historic Columbia is taking precautionary measures by postponing public programs through April 4.

Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will kick off St. Pat’s in Five Points

The festival is Saturday, March 21.

Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short bringing show to Columbia

Their new show, “The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment,” is the second tour the pair have gone on together.

  WIS-TV is Media Sponsor of 2020 Midlands Heart Ball

  En garde! SwordFest is back this Saturday

Music lineup announced for St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Five Points

  Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band coming to the Palmetto State

  Legendary hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa to headline Famously Hot New Year concert

Justin Bieber to bring tour to Columbia in 2020

Menorah Lighting at the S.C. Statehouse canceled due to rain

Officials have confirmed Monday’s Menorah Lighting at the South Carolina Statehouse has been canceled.

MLK Food Drive takes place this week in Columbia

The City of Columbia, Richland School District One, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation have begun the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive.

Country singer Garth Brooks returns to the Carolinas, bringing tour to Bank of America Stadium

Country singer Garth Brooks is making his way to the Carolinas, returning to Charlotte for the first time in over 22 years.

  Murder of 23-year-old inspires scholarship fund, free event in Newberry

After her grandson was shot and killed in an armed robbery last year, a Newberry woman is raising money for scholarships in his honor in hopes of helping Midlands students reach their goals. A Ride Away Scholarship Day is planned for Saturday in Newberry.

  Historical marker unveiling honors history of Black medicine in the Midlands

A symbol of the history of Black medicine in the Midlands is being recognized Thursday. There will be a historical marker unveiling outside of the Dr. Cyril Spann Medical Building, located in the historically Black Waverly neighborhood of Columbia.

LIST: Halloween events in the Midlands

Looking for a place for your child to trick-or-treat? Here are some options.

  Haunted Castle near Elgin open on Halloween

For those not trick-or-treating this Halloween there is a haunted attraction near Elgin open Halloween night through November 2. Dark Castle Haunted Attractions offers three different haunts, two escape rooms and a smash room.

  Motivational speaker comes to Benedict College to encourage young women through her new superhero

The Her Idea HBCU Tour kicks off at Benedict College on Oct. 22-24 bringing millennial entrepreneurs, digital media experts, and venture capitalists about their pathways to success.

  Irmo Okra Strut Commission says financial woes now behind them ahead of 46th annual festival, Friday

Tuesday, those on the Irmo Okra Strut Commission will get together for one of their last meetings before this year’s big event. Now in its 46th year, the Irmo Okra Strut kicks off Friday at Irmo Community Park.

Help clear the shelters in the Midlands on Aug. 17

Adoption fees are waived or reduced so animals can find their forever families.

‘Friends’ is coming back (in theaters) for its 25th anniversary

They’ll be there for you, like they’ve been there before.

NOMA Time Capsule unveiled by North Columbia Business Association

The North Columbia Business Association announced the unveiling of the NOMA Time Capsule and Robot Trail this morning.

  Columbia community members rally against gun violence

In Columbia, community members rallied against gun violence.

Burn Boot Camp, MDA team up to hold ‘Be Their Muscle’ event

For the fourth straight year in the Midlands, Burn Boot Camp is partnering with the Muscular Dystophy Association for “Be Their Muscle.”

  Fireflies giving away $1 million, Friday, as team welcomes one millionth fan

Friday night’s game will be a milestone for the Columbia Fireflies. The team will welcome its one millionth fan when they taken on the Charleston RiverDogs, Friday, at Segra Park.

Manning to host Red, White & Blue Celebration

To help bring in the patriotic spirit of the 4th of July, the City of Manning is hosting a Red, White & Blue Celebration.

Where to Wander this weekend: June 14 - 17

From Father's Day brunches, to Shrimp & Grits festivals, to cornhole tournaments - this weekend guide has it all!

  Columbia participates in nationwide Wear Orange Weekend to raise awareness for gun violence

The South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, hosted a Wear Orange community event in Columbia to honor the lives of those affected by gun violence and to elevate gun violence prevention efforts nationwide.

Activities to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend in Columbia

If you do not plan on traveling this Memorial Day weekend and you’re sticking around Columbia, there are a few activities that you can enjoy.

Richland Co Recreation Commission to hold free community luau for ABC residents

The Richland County Recreation Commission is inviting the community out to a community luau on May 21.

  Midlands Gives raises over $2 million for the first time ever

Midlands Gives has raised over $1.8 million so far with the help of generous philanthropists.

Here’s what you need to know about Midlands Gives on May 7

Midlands Gives is an 18-hour, local online giving challenge presented by Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ center on philanthropy. The donation drive runs from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

  Midlands Tech students give back to community by donating to Ronald McDonald house

Students with Midlands Techincal College spend their day giving back to their community by dropping off special gifts to the Ronald McDonald house.

  The Promise Walk

This coming Saturday, April 13, you can participate in the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia.

  ‘Walk A Mile in Their Shoes’ event canceled due to threatening phone calls

The Walk A Mile in Their Shoes event at the South Carolina State House has been canceled because of threatening phone calls.

  Talk of the Town: Calling all girlfriends for the Heart and Sole Five-Miler

See you Saturday, April 20. Be ready to start your day with a “Hey, Girlfriends!” greeting.

Irmo PD to hold child safety seat inspection

The Irmo Police Department will inspect child safety seats in vehicles on Thursday at no charge.

  Talk of the Town: Taste of Lake Murray

Taste of Lake Murray is happening this week! Watch our interview about the event in the above video.

  WIS holds cookout for veterans

As WIS continues the Year of the Veteran in 2019, Saturday, several WIS staff members stopped by Dorn VA to hold a cookout for veterans and their families.

  Easy & delicious margarita recipe for National Margarita Day!

Celebrate National Margarita Day in the most delicious way possible.

  The best cost-friendly historic hidden gems to visit in SC

Whether it's for a long weekend, spring break or just a family adventure, these budget-friendly hidden gems are perfect for everyone.

  Devine Street sidewalk sale kicks off on Friday

The annual sale begins on Friday and goes through the weekend.

  Southern cooking and Jewish food blog brings together recipes of past and present

The women behind the food blog "Kugels and Collards" share their recipes and hopes for the future of Southern Jewish cooking.

  Tony-winning play opens this weekend in Columbia

New play opens in Columbia, SC this weekend.

  Elgin Lights creator celebrates ‘Christmas miracle’ after years of battling cancer

In the holiday spirit, the 21st annual Elgin Lights opened Saturday evening. It’s an old-fashioned Christmas light display held on the Towns family farm.

  WIS' Judi Gatson gives back to the community by delivering Meals on Wheels

Dr. Ben Ondersma was the winning bidder at Senior Resources’ recent ‘Then and Now’ gala, so he and Judi teamed up with board member Todd Timmons for deliveries today.

  WIS helps raise over $14k at veterans phone bank

WIS is teaming up with Disabled American Veterans to help them purchase a new van to transport veterans to the hospital for their treatment.

  Talk of the Town: Bid on the chance to ride along with a ‘Live PD’ deputy

How about getting to ride along with your favorite Richland County Sheriff’s Department deputy? You can bid for that at the upcoming ‘Live PD’ auction.

  TALK OF THE TOWN: ‘On the Table’ is in the Midlands

“On The Table” is a nationwide initiative aimed at bringing people together to talk about issues in our communities.

Support the Fort Awareness Ride

This Father's Day , WIS invites you to show your appreciation by participating in a Gran Fondo style cycling event that will benefit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) programs at the base.

Families Helping Families 2009

The annual Families Helping Families phone bank begins on Monday, November 16 th and runs through Wednesday, November 25th, and in today's tough economic times , WIS Television and Palmetto Project need your help more than ever.

Enter to see the Wiggles in Concert!

Enter to win four 1st row seats and a meet and greet opportunity with the Wiggles! The show starts at 1:30pm on Saturday, Nov 15th, with the doors opening at 12:30pm. Complete the form below to enter! About