Stroll down Main Street, attend a craft show, run a marathon and more! Find below six things to do in Columbia this weekend, and be sure to browse our calendar of events for even more events in The New Southern Hot Spot.

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Main Street is a fun place to be. Why not spend your weekend enjoying everything downtown has to offer? Take in the hustle and bustle of the area at Soda City Market or express your artistic side at the exciting events at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Soda City Market at 1500 block of Main Street Saturday 8am – 12pm free admission
From Geisha to Gatsby Gala at Columbia Museum of Art Saturday 7pm – 12am $150
Japan and the Jazz Age: Unique Exhibition on Japanese Art Deco at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 12 – 5pm $12 or less/ free for members

Columbia’s original Spring Art & Craft Show features designs and work from hundreds of talented artists from across the nation. This 31-year-old tradition provides a variety of items to choose from that are sure to please any artistic taste. Purchase a Free Return Pass to attend the show for all three days and make sure you don’t miss a thing!
31st Craftsmen’s Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival at South Carolina State Fairgrounds Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm


Sit down and enjoy one of the many talented performances occurring in Columbia this weekend. Take your kids to learn some magic tricks, admire the world of Willy Wonka or get some great laughs at a comedy show. With a variety of options, this weekend’s shows have something for everyone!

John Tudor’s Magic Workshop for Kids at Columbia Children’s Theatre Saturday 1 – 4pm $25
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. at Village Square Theatre Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 3pm and 7:30pm, Sunday 3pm $15 - $19
Little Red Riding Hood at Columbia Marionette Theatre Saturday 11am and 3 pm
Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story at Town Theatre Thursday – Friday 8pm, Sunday 3 pm
The Standing Ovation Tour at Township Auditorium Friday 7pm $44.50 – $53.50
Villa Ville Cola at Conundrum Music Hall Saturday 12:30pm - 6pm $2   


Edventure Children’s Museum’s popular exhibit, Make Your Move!, returns this weekends with new additions you don’t want to miss. The exhibit explores the origins of the world’s best-loved games with oversized game pieces and play areas that will allow children to see games like they never have before.
Make Your Move! at Edventure Children’s Museum Friday – Sunday 9am – 5pm


You don't have time to train for Saturdays Run Hard Columbia Marathon, but you can still sign up on Friday for the half marathon, 5K and kids marathon. Get out and enjoy this weekend's beautiful weather!
Run Hard Columbia Marathon begins on Sumter St. and ends on Main St. Saturday Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay begin at 7:30am 5k and Kids Marathon begin at 8am


The Woodrow Wilson Family Home recently reopened to the public as one of the only Reconstruction museums in the nation and the only presidential site in South Carolina. Delve into the time period of Tommy Wilson's teenage years in Columbia, SC with a guided bus tour offered by Historic Columbia.
Second Sunday Roll: Wilson’s Columbia with Historic Columbia Sunday 2pm $5 - $10

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