Fall football may be starting this week in Columbia, SC, but it's still the last holiday weekend of the summer. Find five Labor Day weekend events below and look for more things to do on our calendar of events at columbiacvb.com.

Kick off another Carolina football season
The "Battle of the Carolinas" kicks off Thursday as the University of South Carolina Gamecocks take on the University of North Carolina Tarheels. Fans have been waiting all year to unpack their tailgating gear, play a few games of corn hole before the big game, and then cheer on the Gamecocks. Whether you'll be in the middle of the excitement at Williams-Brice Stadium or will watch the game at one of Columbia's sports bars, it's time to get 'famously hot and cocky' in Columbia, SC. Read our Gamecocks game day guide to get information on hotels, parking and more.

Celebrate Labor Day weekend
Enjoy this long weekend with Labor Day events, like Chapin's 34th Annual Labor Day Parade and Festival full of arts & crafts, concessions and carnival rides. Have fun with the family at Blythewood Middle School's 4th Annual Labor Day Run with a 10k, 5k and 1-mile Kid’s Fun Run on Monday. Find more family-friendly events in Columbia, SC on our calendar.
4th Annual Labor Day Run at Blythewood Middle School Monday 7:30 am

Watch a triple feature at the drive-in
The Monetta Drive-In/Big Mo's 15th Annual Labor Day Weekend Triple Feature Extravaganza may be hard to say three times fast, but it will be easy to watch triple the summer blockbuster movies at the drive-in. For families, Screen 1 will showcase Monsters University, Despicable Me 2 and Man of Steel. For everyone, Iron Man 3, Star Trek into Darkness and Fast & Furious 6 will keep you on the edge of your driver or passenger seat at Screen 2. Meanwhile on Screen 3, movie goers can reminiscence over or get acquainted with yesterday's big movies: Grease, Forrest Gump and Top Gun. Gates open at 7 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. 
Soak in some sun
It looks like it's going to be one 'famously hot' weekend outside. Get out on Lake Murray to rent a stand-up paddleboard or kayak or enjoy a Lake Murray sunset paddle with Get Your Gear On, relax on the lake’s beach area to enjoy the sun, or sip some brews on Liberty Tap Room on the Lake's porch. If you'd like to enjoy a nature walk, try Saluda Shoals Park's hiking trails or Congaree National Park's boardwalk. Discover more outdoor things to do in Columbia, SC on our website.
Lake Murray Sunset Paddle with Get Your Gear On Thursday - Sunday 5:30 pm
Stand Up Paddleboard or Kayak Rental with Get Your Gear On Friday - Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Shop local at a farmer's market
Find local produce, delicious food, art and more at one of Columbia, SC's farmers markets this weekend. You can spend your morning at Soda City Market on Main Street browsing booths, eating a breakfast from local restaurants, and listening to music from a musician or two. Or head to the South Carolina State Farmers Market where you can grab a bite to eat at Judy's at the Market, browse food vendors at the Market Pavilion and then shop the farmers sheds.
Soda City Market at 1500 Block of Main Street 8 am - Noon
South Carolina State Farmers Market Thursday - Saturday 6 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 - 6 pm

Enjoy Columbia Museum of Art's Found in Translation for the last time
This weekend is your last chance to see the Found in Translation exhibit at the Columbia Museum of Art! Steven Naifeh, Pulitzer Prize winner and South Carolina resident, combines the geometric patterns of Islamic culture with contemporary abstraction.
Found in Translation: The Geometric Abstraction of Steven Naifeh at Columbia Museum of Art, Thursday & Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm

For more things to do in Columbia, SC, browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoorsrestaurants and more. Book your hotel room and attractions tickets at reservations.columbiacvb.com.