Riverfront Park Happy Hours


Columbia’s Parks Rangers have partnered with Bierkeller Columbia and the Congaree Riverkeeper to host a series of fall happy hours at Riverfront Park.


Fall Happy Hour Schedule

November 2018

Tuesday, November 13 from 5:30-8:30 pm (canceled)

Saturday, November 17 from 1-8 pm (Fall Harvest Biergarten) 

  • Guests can make wreaths using natural materials (olive branches) and create a community painting with Keith Tolen and Thomas the Younger. The painting will hang in the Historic Turbine House. Artwork will be available for sale. 

Tuesday, November 20 from 5:30-8:30 pm

Tuesday, November 27 from 5:30-8:30 pm


December 2018

Saturday, December 15 from 1-8 pm (German Holiday Market)

  • Purchase a star lantern to benefit the Three Rivers Fund.  Enjoy seasonal goodies and buy quality handcrafted gifts for your family and friends. Vendors will feature local crafts and artists in a festive outdoor setting.

Friday, December 21 from 5:30-8:30 pm (Winter Solstice Lantern Parade) 

  • Guests can bring their own lantern to walk in the Lantern Parade (starts at 6 pm). After the parade, enjoy some German holiday cheer with special offerings from Bierkeller Columbia and various vendors.

Saturday, December 22 from 1-8 pm (German Holiday Market)

  • Purchase a star lantern to benefit the Three Rivers Fund.  Enjoy seasonal goodies and buy quality handcrafted gifts for your family and friends. Vendors will feature local crafts and artists in a festive outdoor setting.

The free event will feature games and activities including corn hole, sidewalk chalk and bubbles. Bierkeller Columbia and Wurst Wagen will be available for refreshments. Prices will vary. 

A portion of proceeds from these events will benefit Congaree Riverkeeper and the Parks and Recreation Foundation’s Three Rivers Fund.







Columbia Parks & Recreation Department 

1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

P: 803-545-3100 | F: 803-343-8744


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