River Sports



Welcome and stay awhile

We welcome you to a very unique area of South Carolina.  The Greater Cayce-West Columbia area is home to an interesting array of nature and commerce blending throughout our region.  This is one of the few locations in the United States where you can kayak class IV rapids and exit the water in a bustling downtown environment.

Our rivers host great recreational opportunities such as fishing, tubing, canoeing, and rafting.  The Congaree and Saluda provide the incredible backdrop to some of the best urban hiking and strolling on over 9 miles of amazing Riverwalk.

We encourage you to explore our many natural sites while taking in almost 12,000 years of continuous history.  We invite you to enjoy many cultural events like live music in our parks as well as theaters and museums just across the Congaree River in downtown Columbia.  Take in the great flavors of our many local restaurants and dwell in the time honored tradition of antiquing.

Join us for a long weekend with a multitude of activities just moments apart.  Here you can keep busy visiting an award winning zoo or relax and let our rivers flow the day away in our home of Southern hospitality.

Fun stuff to do

We have several events held year round…

Presented by CMC Commercial Metals April 5 through May 25 – 6 to 9 p.m. with Special Friday Night Edition on April 26

Enjoy music with friends and family at the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater in West Columbia. Bring a blanket, chair or take a seat at the amphitheater. Relax and enjoy the view of the Congaree River or take a walk along the beautiful winding trail while listening to the concert! All concerts are free.
Schedule of Performers:
Saturday, April 6: Interstate Exiles with Freeway Music, Food Truck: Haute Dog Lady
Saturday, April 13: Rhythm 54 with Vollie MacKenzie, Food Truck: Carolina Cookin
Saturday, April 20:Don Merckle and the Blacksmiths with Jeff Lucero Band, Food Truck: Carolina Cookin’
Special Friday Night Edition – April 26: Brian Conner with Britt Ervin Crosby, Food Truck: Carolina Cookin
Saturday, May 4: The Get Right Band with Dirty Gone Dolas
Saturday, May 11: Radio Cult with Blues Deluxe Band
Saturday, May 18: 48 Fables with Admiral Radio
May 25: Dual Headliners: Prettier Than Matt and After September
Information on parking and shuttle service is here: http://ow.ly/4FsJ30ls8tK
Food and beverages are available for purchase during each concert. (coolers are not allowed). Dogs are welcome but must be leashed, get along with people and other dogs, and be picked up after.
Follow our event page for up-to-date information on each concert: http://ow.ly/rTkE30ls8sb
If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of the Rhythm on the River concerts, please email richard@cwcchamber.com.

President George Washington’s Visit

President George Washington visited the area that would one day be called Cayce on May 22nd, 1791 on his Southern Tour of states. Now almost 218 years later the Cayce Historical Museum will be celebrating this event with George Washington’s Visit on Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a perfect family event with storytelling, games, a scavenger hunt, and demonstrations in indigo dyeing, military drilling, colonial embroidery, and colonial cooking, refreshments, and a special guest: the first President of the United States.  This will be a free event. Come out to experience first-hand the 18th century and the Cayce Historical Museum.


  • West Columbia Riverwalk Park (map)

Tiki-Fiesta is Columbia’s first celebration of Mexican and island food, but that’s only half the fun! We will be adding in live music, delicious cocktail pairings and tastings of tequila, mezcal and rum. Come join the fun and fiesta like there’s no mañana! Tiki-Fiesta will be held at the West Columbia Riverwalk. Tickets are $55 + include chef stations with food and rum, mezcal, tequila tastings!!

Stoney Creek Cigars/South will also be on site with their premium hand rolled and infused cigars for purchase. The Hand Rolled Cigars are hand infused from Premium Dominican tobaccos and top shelf spirits for delightful pairings and memorable palates.

Participating restaurants:
Black Rooster
Coa Agaveria y Cocina
River Rat Brewery
F2T Productions, Management and Catering
Bourbon Columbia
…more to come!

This event is 21+. A valid photo ID is REQUIRED for entry. No exceptions. Please enjoy responsibly, don’t drink and drive. Ensure that you have arranged for transportation to and from the event prior to arriving at the venue.

Thank you to our sponsors:
River Rat Brewery
Beverage South of Aiken/Columbia

Tickets are $55

> Location: 1005 Airport Blvd
>NOT ALLOWED: Outside beverages or food, Dogs


Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon

New Exhibit! Opens April 13!

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing the South Carolina State Museum presents a new exhibition charting the history of NASA’s Apollo program and South Carolina’s role in lunar exploration.

This new, immersive exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the years of the Apollo program as America raced to accomplish a lunar landing before the Soviet Union. Guests can also learn about Apollo 16 astronaut, Charles Duke, who grew up in Lancaster, SC and other notable South Carolinians who contributed to the Apollo program.

Exhibition features:

  • A life-size reproduction of the Apollo Command Module Capsule.
  • A replica Apollo Lunar Rover used for astronaut training that guests can sit in.
  • A collection of artifacts from Charles Duke’s Apollo 16 mission including: a “rock box” used by Duke to collect moon samples, a cuff check list, a chronograph, Duke’s Apollo training flight suits, his helmet and more.
  • Apollo 16 training “moon” rocks.
  • A large scale reproduction of the Saturn V rocket’s Instrument Unit.

Satisfy Your Thirst

We are proud to Introduce Two New Properties

Residence Inn Marriott 

122 Mathias Road

West Columbia, SC 29169


Courtyard by Marriott Cayce

1125 Fort Congaree Trail

Cayce, SC 29033


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