Author: Meredith Almond
Trying to plan something for Father's Day at the last minute? Whether you need a place to go or something to eat, here's how to celebrate the dad in your life (whatever his style) in Columbia, SC:


For the Outdoorsy Dad
Spirit of Lake Murray Father's Day Cruise
Sail the waters of Lake Murray while
There's a 'famously hot' weekend ahead -- and we don't just mean the weather in Columbia, SC. (Speaking of... looking for ways to stay cool?) The next four days are full of hot events, both indoors and out. Treat dad on Sunday with one of the many Things to Do for Father's Day in Columbia, SC. Enjoy


The 11th Annual Southeastern Piano Festival returns to Columbia, SC on June 9 - 15, 2013.

Hosted by the University of South Carolina's School of Music, the festival brings 20 young, talented pianists from across the globe for a week of concerts, intensive training and a competition for a final
South Carolina's shrimp and grits is in the running for America's best food!

Three weeks ago, CQ Roll Call began the search for the dish that would become the "Taste of America." Each state was paired with a signature dish and voters brought those 50 delicious dishes down to the "Elite 8." Now,
Ready for the weekend? From history and music to the outdoors and film, here's our hot list of six things in store this weekend, plus a round-up of events to fill in any gaps:

Rhythm and Blooms at Riverbanks Zoo
It's your last chance to see live music in Riverbanks Zoo's Botanical Gardens this spring.
Harbison State Forest
This Saturday, June 1, 2013 is National Trails Day, and there are plenty of opportunities to spend your weekend outdoors in Columbia. In fact, to us, National Trails Day is simply the perfect excuse to enjoy the warm and get outdoors! Join us in celebrating by hiking, biking,
Looking for things to do for the long Memorial Day weekend? With live music and theater performances abounding, and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, you won't fall short of entertainment and things to do in Columbia, SC.

Here's our hot list of events, then a snapshot of what else is happening

Columbia's Main Street will be bustling this Saturday as we celebrate the inaugural "May Day on Main." Explore shops, restaurants, museums, art galleries and more in downtown Columbia, SC.


Start the morning on Main walking through Soda City Market. (Check out their full lineup of vendors).


Grab a cup