Thursday, February 6,13,20,27


Sunday, February 16

Mayor Benjamin Partners with Columbia Parks and Recreation and Public Safety Agencies for Black History Month Basketball Tournament

WHAT: Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, Columbia Parks & Recreation and several public safety agencies have joined together for the Black History Month Basketball Tournament in a regional approach to build strong, lasting relationships with youth and the community.

WHO: Members with the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department, Columbia Police Department, Columbia Fire Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the SC Highway Patrol will compete in a friendly game of basketball. The event will also feature a Hot Shot competition with youth. 

WHEN: Sunday, February 16 at 1 p.m. 

WHERE: Greenview Park, 6700 David Street

ADMISSION: The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100. 

Sunday, February 23

City of Columbia’s 3rd Annual Black History Heritage Ball

WHAT:  The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to celebrate Black History Month at its 3rd Annual Black History Heritage Ball on Sunday, February 23 from 4-7 pm at Greenview Park. The event will include live entertainment and dinner. 

WHO: The Heritage Ball is open to all adults age 18 and older. 

WHERE:  Greenview Park, 6700 David Street, Columbia, SC 29203

WHEN:  Sunday, February 23 from 4-7 p.m.

COST: Admission to the Black History Heritage Ball is $10. Dinner will be provided. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. To purchase a ticket with cash or a debit/credit card, visit Greenview Park or the Parks and Recreation Department Administration Office located at 1111 Recreation Drive. 

DRESS: African print dresses, shirts or pants, or semi-formal attire encouraged.  

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.


Saturday, February 29