First, thank you for supporting the overarching mission of Gervais Street Bridge Dinner which is to bring more awareness to the rivers, foster a greater sense of care for the rivers, and create a new level of engagement with the rivers. This event is made possible in large part by our dedicated partners and generous sponsors.
Second, here’s what you can loosely expect in terms of the day-of timeline:
3:00 p.m. VIP Entry
4:00 p.m. General Admission Entry
5:30 p.m. First Course Service Begins
6:30 p.m. Coffee Service Begins
8:00 p.m. Event Ends
This charity event is 21+.
ABOUT SODA CITY FRIENDS:
Soda City Friends is the charitable arm of Soda City and a registered 501(c)(3). All donations are tax-deductible. To date, Soda City Friends has raised over $350,000 via Mardi Gras Columbia and Gervais Street Bridge Dinner for the following local organizations: The River Alliance, Canoeing for Kids, West Columbia Beautification Foundation, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Serve & Connect, Congaree Riverkeeper and The Animal Mission of the Midlands.
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ABOUT THE EVENT:
Brought to you by Soda City Friends and approaching its fifth year, the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner has become a marquee celebration of the Columbia region. The 1,000-person event continues to draw much-needed attention to the Congaree River and its vital importance to our area’s ecosystem.
In its first four years, the bridge dinner raised over $180,000 for local charities with particular focus on those organizations working to improve the health and wealth of our protected rivers.
The Gervais Street Bridge Dinner is an annual seated sunset Sunday supper on the Columbia region’s most iconic landmark, featuring live music, vibrant artists, and a three-course dinner with cocktails, beer, and wine.
Final ticket sales will be on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 9 a.m.
Check out the 2016 experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1shz5ILvnEY
Check out the 2017 experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNC56g7Vqro
Come join us for the 2019 Gervais Street Bridge Dinner on October 20th (3:00PM-8:00PM VIP ACCESS or 4:00PM-8:00PM GENERAL ADMISSION). RAIN DATE: OCTOBER 27TH
2019 Beneficiaries: The River Alliance, West Columbia Beautification Foundation, Canoeing for Kids, Harvest Hope Food Bank – Columbia, South Carolina, Serve & Connect
2019 Sponsors: Southern Way Catering, Republic National Distributing Company, My Carolina Alumni Association, Capgemini, Ally & Eloise Bakeshop, Professional Printers, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Hotel Trundle, Burr Forman McNair, Samuels Law Firm, Performance Foodservice, Motor Supply, Bliss Massage Therapy LLC, KW Beverage Columbia (Steel Hands Brewing and Columbia Craft Brewing Company), BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Indah Coffee, Mast General Store, Dominion Energy, Nexsen Pruet, Teri Leigh Teed – Healing Spirit Art, and Gardener’s Outpost.
The COMET will provide shuttles from the parking areas (located in Columbia & West Columbia) to the entrance tents.
Special thanks to AOS Specialty Contractors, Inc., sculpture artist Andy White, and Fern Studio Floral & Event Design!