There's a 'famously hot' weekend ahead -- and we don't just mean the weather in Columbia, SC(Speaking of... looking for ways to stay cool?) The next four days are full of hot events, both indoors and out. Treat dad on Sunday with one of the many Things to Do for Father's Day in Columbia, SC. Enjoy the beautiful warm weather at a Columbia Blowfish Baseball game, taste farm-to-table dishes and cocktails at Motor Supply Company's Harvest Week, catch a flick at The Nick or see if your fashion sense is up to date. Here are things to do in Columbia, SC this weekend (plus, a few extras):

Moonlight Tours: Elmwood Cemetery  at the Elmwood Cemetery & Gardens
The Historic Columbia Foundation offers two separate tours through Elmwood Cemetery tonight, and every second Thursday through September. A costumed guide leads you through the cemetery and narrates the lives, burials, cemetery plots and tombstones of families and prominent citizens from Columbia's 19th and 20th centuries.
Thursday only - Secrets of the Grave Tour, 7:30 | Moonlight Tour, 8:00 pm
Note: the regularly-scheduled 8:30 pm Moonlight tour is sold out. 

Columbia >Richland Mall or the second annual Columbia >full schedule and Motor Supply cocktails; photo by Forrest Clonts StudioHarvest Week at Motor Supply Company Bistro
Celebrate 10 local, sustainable farms at Motor Supply's fourth Harvest Week. Each night's menu will feature farm-to-table dishes with ingredients from the Columbia region. Also on the menu - "farm-to-shaker" cocktails by Motor Supply's head bartender. If you're looking for a place to grab a truly local meal while you're in town this weekend, this is the hot spot. Note: the menu changes nightly and is posted online 30 minute before dinnertime. 
Thursday, 5:30 - 9:30 pm; Friday - Saturday, 5:30 - 10:30 pm; Sunday, 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Ninth Annual Wakeboarding Weekend With the Pros at Spinner's Resort and Marina
Pro wakeboarders like Shaun Murray, Josh Palma and Reed Hansen will be on Lake Murray Friday through Sunday for a weekend of wakeboarding shows, boat shows, lake cruise aboard the Southern Patriot and even lessons coached by the pros. Find the schedule of events on Columbia Regional Sports Council's blog. Don't miss the boat! Reserve your tickets at (Here's a 'famously hot' deal for our readers: Use the code weride to get $4 off tickets!)
Friday, 8 am-4 pm; Saturday 9 am - 3:45 pm; Sunday 9 am - 1 pm

Columbia Blowfish Baseball Games at Capital City Stadium
Columbia Blowfish games are a favorite pastime to locals and visitors alike, and the post-game fireworks light up the Columbia sky. This weekend, the Blowfish take on the Forest City Owls on Friday evening and the Florence Red Wolves on Sunday evening. On Friday's game, the Blowfish encourage guests to wear pink to raise cancer awareness while Sunday is "Bark in the Park," where all four-legged friends are invited.
Friday, 6 pm; Sunday, 5 pm 

Movie Night in Sesquicentennial State Park
Enjoy outdoor movies throughout the summer at parks like Sesquicentennial. The park kicks off its outdoor movie series with family-friendly flick, Yogi Bear. Movies are projected on an inflatable screen and are free with park admission.
Friday, 8:30 pm

Rollin' on the River at Saluda Shoals Park
Saluda Shoals Park has a full day of river celebrations scheduled for this Saturday! Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent one at the park. Kick off with a boat paddle along a mile-long stretch of river, or grab a tube and float down the river beginning at 10:00 am. Between river trips, enjoy music, vendors and activities throughout Saluda Shoals. $5 advanced admission, $10 day of event.
Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

Looking to beat the heat? We've put together a list of 10 Ways to Stay Cool.  And for more things to do in Columbia, SC, browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoorsrestaurants and more. Book hotel rooms and attractions tickets at

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