February in Downtown Columbia

We might be famous for being #famouslyhot, but that doesn’t mean Columbia slows down in the winter! February is shaping up to be a great time in our city. The team at CanalSide Lofts wants all of our residents, whether new to the area or Columbia natives, to experience all the city has to offer this month! Check out what’s on our downtown Columbia event calendar for February:


Kick off your month on the right note at the Corey Smith concert on February 2! He’ll be performing at Music Farm, just down the street from CanalSide Lofts! Or, get your honey a great Valentine’s Day present this year—tickets to the Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge concert on February 23! The country swooners will be performing at Colonial Life Arena, just a mile from your downtown apartment! Stellar concerts and not having to worry about traffic sounds like a good time to us!

Food Festivals

Want a side of philanthropy with your dinner? Then head back to the Music Farm on February 11 for The Palladium Society’s 19th Annual Chili Cookoff! The cookoff features a variety of chili recipes, local celebrity judges, and live music. One ticket includes all you can eat and drink chili and wine and beer. Best of all, all the proceeds from this event benefit Historic Columbia!

More into oysters than chili? No problem! On February 17, River Rat Brewery will be hosting the Second Annual Oyster Roast and BBQ! A $35 ticket gets you all you can eat oysters, bbq, and sides, and includes shuckers and gloves. It’s a great opportunity to get to know CanalSide’s closest brewery!


On February 25, get set to celebrate Mardi Gras Columbia style! Start your morning off with the 5k run, join the parade in your finest Mardi Gras colors, then celebrate at the festival from noon until sundown! The event will take place just a few minutes from CanalSide Lofts in Rosewood. And, much like CanalSide, the entire day is completely pet-friendly!

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