Here's to a weekend in Columbia, SC full of outdoor festivals, family fun and some history, art and culture too! Find our list of five things to do this weekend below, but be sure to browse the full calendar of events for even more fun happenings across the Columbia region.

Printmaking demonstration at Jubilee 2012. Photo courtesy of Historic Columbia Foundation

Take in two 'famously hot' festivals we've been waiting all year for
Two major festivals happen this Saturday! Historic Columbia Foundation's Jubilee: Festival of Heritage honors one African-American family's entrepreneurial spirit and rich history with tours of the family's former home, the Mann-Simons Site, food, music, art and demonstrations. Just around the corner, the Main Street Latin Festival will celebrate Latin culture with authentic Latin food, Latin and Caribbean music, art, carnival rides and more. You should check them both out this weekend. Both festivals are free.

Catch an outdoor ZOOvie
It's another ZOOvie Night at Riverbanks Zoo this Friday! Watch Madagascar 3 as the zoo stays open after hours for a fun family movie night (bring a lawn chair!). You also can enjoy an evening walk around the zoo, and even though most animals are tucked away for the night, you might spy an animal or two. Admission is $5.

Enjoy peanuts + libations
The 6th Annual Palmetto Peanut Boil at The Publick House is this Saturday (we know we mentioned boiled peanuts last week, but honestly -- who can get enough of our beloved state snack?). Grab some 'bowled' peanuts, a pint of beer, listen to live music, and chill out on Devine Street. Or, go to Wine on the River to sip wine, stroll the West Columbia Riverwalk and witness spectacular views of the Columbia, SC skyline. The Peanut Boil is $5 at the door and Wine on the River is $35 admission.
Wine on the River at West Columbia Riverwalk Saturday 7 - 10 pm

Go to a museum exhibit or event (or two)
Families can enjoy a fun night out at Treasures of the Nile: Family Mini Adventure at South Carolina State Museum, in celebration of the museum's exhibit Tutankhamun: Return of the KingColumbia Museum of Art's Artist Salon Series gives you a tour an exhibit, currently Found in Translation, through the eyes of a working artist, and this week it's led by Will South who is also the museum's chief curator (side note: his tours are fun and informative). See what dining, cooking and storage wares were popular in the 19th century at From Landrum to Leeds at Historic Columbia Foundation's Robert Mills House & Gardens. Costs vary.
Treasures of the Nile: Family Mini Adventure at South Carolina State Museum Friday 6 - 10 pm
Artist Salon Series: Will South at Columbia Museum of Art Friday Noon
From Landrum to Leeds at Robert Mills House & Gardens Tuesday 10 am – 3pm and Sunday 1pm – 4 pm

Discover South Carolina's culture through art
The art at Diverse Voices explores how traditions make up the cultural landscape of South Carolina. Art from Philip Simmons, Janie Hunter, Burlon Craig, Snuffy Jenkins, and Gale Mckinley is on display. Admission is free
Diverse Voices: Discovering Community through Traditional Arts at McKissick Museum Thursday & Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm; Saturday 11 am - 3 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