Soak up every last drop of these remaining days of summer and all the parties, festivals, concerts and more that they contain in Columbia, SC.

Summer Sips

The craft beer samples are plentiful this month with Brew at the Zoo kicking things off at Riverbanks Zoo and For the Love of Hops Craft Beer Festival wrapping things up at Icehouse Amphitheater

If beer’s not your thing, you’ll definitely want to snag a ticket to 2022 Wine on the River instead.

Get on island time with a Tiki Party at River Rat Brewery or the Karaoke Cabana Party/ Luau! at Art Bar.

Community Celebrations

Demonstrate your pride and/or allyship this month during South Carolina Black Pride 2022 at Riverfront Park and the Famously Hot South Carolina Pride President’s Ball at Stone River.

Take advantage of tax-free weekend and score some deals during the Devine Street Summer Sidewalk Sale.

The Columbia Fireflies baseball season is starting to wind down, so plan to attend a home game or two as we play the Charleston Riverdogs, Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and Salem Red Sox this month.

Celebrate the winners, runners-up and nominees of this year’s Best of Columbia awards with at the cruise-themed Free Times’ Best of Columbia 2022 Party at the Columbia Museum of Art

Get in the back to school spirit with a day of live music, food trucks, games, entertainment and more at the Spirit of the Midlands Festival in the Devine Street District

Come see all things slippery and slithering during Repticon at Jamil Temple.

Bounce around the Vista to get your fill of food and drink specials at Taco & Tequila Crawl: Columbia, SC.

Stage and Screen

Sing and dance along to concerts and musicals like Nashville Nights at Steel Hands, Friday Night Laser Lights: Decades Night at the South Carolina State Museum, Gov’t Mule & Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and Ziggy Marley – A Live Tribute to His Father at Township Auditorium and Rock of Ages at Icehouse Amphitheater

Laugh the night away with Kurtis Conner Live at Koger Center for the Arts

Learn more about the Purple Martins and the phenomenon of their migration pattern with Purple Haze: A Conservation Film at the Saluda Shoals River Center.