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.
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.
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.