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All tickets are general admission. This year, your ticket to the Festival also includes free admission to the State Museum and EdVenture Children's Museum during usual hours during the Festival.

Advance Tickets

3-day ticket


1-day ticket


Kid's ticket

$5 (1-10 years old)

3- and 1-day tickets may be purchased beginning March 1, 2006 at:


Festival Headquarters
1511 Taylor Street,
Master Card, Visa, check, cash or debit card accepted


grocery stores in Columbia and Lexington. Click here for a store locator.


Online at etix
Click below to order online or call

Note: Kids tickets are not available online.

On-Site Tickets

1-day ticket


Kid's ticket

$5 (1-10 years old)

After 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, you may only purchase a 1-day ticket at Food Lion or Coca Cola Festival Gateways. As of that time, advance ticket sales and 3-day tickets are no longer available.

NEW! Ambassador Program

Become a Festival Ambassador with our Ambassador Program and enjoy a superlative Festival experience. Offer corporate hospitality to your clients or customers or just enjoy the Festival with a group of friends. As a credentialed Ambassador, you'll do 3 Rivers in style:


Access to the Festival each day through the VIP Gateway, the door opening directly into the Atrium at the State Museum


VIP parking behind the State Museum


Access to the Festival's VIP venue where there is an open bar each day and an evening meal on Saturday and Sunday. (Hours: Friday from 7-10 p.m., Saturday from 6-10 p.m., and Sunday from 4-8 p.m.)


VIP seating with a great view of the Main Stage


$500 ($640 value)

? 2 Ambassador Credentials
? 1 VIP parking pass
? 4 3-day tickets
*Charitable contribution of $200


$1,000 ($1,280 value)

? 4 Ambassador credentials
? 1 VIP parking passes
? 8 3-day tickets
*Charitable contribution of $400


$2,000 ($2,560 value)

? 8 Ambassador credentials
? 2 VIP parking passes
? 16 3-day tickets
*Charitable contribution of $800


$2,500 ($3,200 value)

? 10 Ambassador credentials
? 3 VIP parking passes
? 20 3-day tickets
*Charitable contribution of $1,000

*May be tax-deductible. Check with your financial professional.

Click here to download Ambassador Program information in .pdf format.

Find out more by calling Virginia Bedford or Kat Salters at 803.401.8990.


On-Site Gateways

Coca Cola Gateway
Meeting Street
West Columbia
(in front of Al's Upstairs Italian)

Food Lion Gateway
Gervais and Williams Streets

e-tix and
Outside the Food Lion Gateway

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