Easter Egg Hunt - Sat Apr 15 2017
Shandon hosts an Easter Egg Hunt each year at one of the neighborhood parks. The hunt is typically held the Saturday before Easter at 9:00 a.m. The Easter Bunny makes an appearance and there is a prize golden egg. Some drinks and snacks are provided. The event is open to Shandon residents and their children.
National Night Out - Tues Aug 1 2017
National Night Out is a nationwide event held each year on the first Tuesday in August. Shandon held its first National Night Out event in 2009 and has continued to host the event each year. The event is held at Sims Park and ice cream and hot dogs are served. The event is free to residents and is organized by the Shandon Neighborhood Council and made possible by business and individual donations. City leaders, state and local representatives, members of law enforcement, and safety personnel usually attend. The purpose of the event is to encourage neighbors to come together to show their support against crime. Neighborhoods across Columbia participate by hosting events in their respective neighborhoods.
Turkey Trot - Sat Nov 18 2017
The Turkey Trot is a 4k/8k walk and run that is held each year through the tree-lined streets of Shandon. The Turkey Trot began in 1981 and has grown in popularity ever since. It is generally held the Saturday before Thanksgiving at 7:30 a.m. The race begins and ends at Hand Middle School. Runners and walkers enjoy coffee, donuts, and fruit after the race and can have their picture taken with the blow-up turkey. The turkey trophy is a coveted prize.
Homes for the Holiday Tour - Sun Dec 3 2017
The Homes for the Holidays Tour is another one of Shandon’s signature events. Each Winter Shandon partners with the Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood to put on one of the most popular walk-through home tours in the city. Seven homes and a neighborhood church or school decorated for the season are on display each year. Tickets may be purchased in advance online, at supporting local businesses or on the day-of at Dreher High School or the church on the tour. Participants receive a booklet with the addresses and descriptions of each home, and then are free to tour the homes at their leisure. The tour is on the first Sunday in December and takes place from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit area schools and neighborhood projects. View highlights of Previous Tours.