Capital City Fireworks rings in the new year this Saturday

The City of Columbia will be holding the annual Capital City Fireworks display to ring in 2023 December 31. The best viewing area of the fireworks display will be on the north side of the South Carolina State House along Gervais Street and Main Street.

Several roads will be closed around the State House ahead of the fireworks display. Visitors are encouraged to use free on-street meter parking or complimentary parking in downtown parking facilities.

Road Closures
South Main Street between Pendleton and College streets will be shut down at 8 am December 31. The road will not reopen to traffic until 2 am January 1.
Pendleton Street and College Street will be closed to traffic between Assembly Street and Sumter Street beginning at 11:30 pm December 31. The roads will not reopen to traffic until 12:30 am January 1.
Gervais Street along the north side of the State House between Assembly Street and Sumter Street will also be closed to traffic at 11 pm for the fireworks viewing area. The street will open back up when the viewing area is cleared after the firework display concludes.

The City of Columbia is offering complimentary parking for the New Year’s Eve holiday. Parking gates will be raised at all gated City parking facilities December 30 at 5 pm until January 3 at 2 am.

For more information on parking in the City of Columbia and to view all of our parking facilities, please visit

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