Labor Day is the perfect time to wrap up summer with friends and family, and transition into fall. This Labor Day weekend in Columbia, SC, there are plenty of things to do and events to celebrate the holiday! Here are the 'famously hot' highlights for the weekend:


Let's Go Sailing!
Spend your day out of the office on Lake Murray and try your hand at sailing with a certified sailing instructor. Lanier Sailing Academy is offering their annual "Let's Go Sailing Labor Day Weekend" for $30 per person. Grab your friends and register for this excursion before the spots fill up! Reservations are required. Call 803.317.9070 to reserve your spot. Sailing also on Monday, the Labor Day holiday.

Guided River Tours on the Congaree, Saluda and Broad Rivers
Adventure Carolina and Get Your Gear On offer a variety of guided river trips during the day or evening, from Congaree River trips to Spider Lily tours to romantic moonlight paddles. Browse our outdoor events or view Adventure Carolina's calendar or Get Your Gear On's tours and schedule.
HOT DEAL: Get Your Gear On's Moonlight Paddle trip is 30% off on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1 - view their flyer for more details.
Various times


The Twitty Triplets at Tapp's Art Center
Tonight or Saturday night is the last chance to see Trustus Theatre's the Twitty Triplets. This production is the first of the 2012-13 season and also the first show in Trustus' new 'Off Off Lady Street Series,' designed to bring theatrical performances to non-traditional spaces - like Tapp's. Tickets are $15. Call 803.254.9732 to reserve your seat.
8:00 pm


"Museum's On Us" at EdVenture Children's Museum
Bank of America cardholders get free admission to Edventure the first full weekend of the month. 'Museums on Us' is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide. EdVenture is the only museum in South Carolina chosen to participate in this program. Free admission.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Susan Lenz's "Sun and Sand" at Frame of Mind
Today is the last chance to get a view of paradise -- without leaving Columbia. Susan Lenz's key west inspired fiber artwork is display at Frame of Mind on Main Street.
Noon - 4:00 pm

Twitty Triplets at Tapp's Art Center
Tonight is the last night to see the Twitty Triplets, the Trustus Theatre's season opener. Tickets are $15. Call 803.254.9732 to reserve your seat.
8:00 pm


Main Street Latin Festival
Come to the 1400 and 1500 blocks of Main Street to experience Latin culture with this signature event! The streets of beautiful downtown Columbia will be filled with salsa, meringue, reggaeton and grupero music. Also, live entertainment throughout the day and night including Talento Oculto, Adalberto Santiago, Ommy Cardona, Bachata Flow, Av Alvardo and Rafy Santana. There will be a wide variety of authentic Latin food, vendors on-site with your favorite latin wares, giveaways, zumba dancing and children's festival rides. This family-friendly festival showcases the vitality of Columbia's Latin community. Free admission. 
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

 $1 Sunday at the South Carolina State Museum
General admission is only $1 to the South Carolina State Museum each first Sunday of the month.
1:00 - 5:00 pm

"Museum's On Us" at EdVenture Children's Museum
Free admission to Bank of America cardholders.
Noon - 5:00 pm

Free Sunday at Columbia Museum of Art
Admission is free every Sunday, courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
Noon - 5:00 pm

Make it a real holiday, and book a hotel room, find places to eat and take advantage of a long weekend vacation. Looking for even more things to do? Stop by or call Columbia Regional Visitors Center or read our 2012 Visitors Guide online for suggestions.

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