September is drawing near, but this weekend is packed with events that will allow you to cling to summer a little longer. Continue reading for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening in Columbia, SC.


Posted by Summer Celebration of Water on Saturday, August 22, 2015


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From comics and comedy to concerts and culture, we've got a little bit of everything for you this weekend!

Friday night is all about the fun! Prepare to be dazzled at Friday Night Laser Lights, sing along with The Dave Matthews Tribute Band or sink a hole-in-one at the 8th annual Long's Bar Stool Classic.

Delve into Columbia's vibrant Latin culture on Saturday as you take in the food, music, dancing and art at the Main Street Latin Festival.

Cool off this weekend with free access to kayaking, boating, water slides and more at the 7th annual Summer Celebration of Water.

Channel your favorite character and get in your best costume for the return of Soda City Comic Con!

Finally, escape into "Anatomy of a Hug," go see Grammy Award winner Jill Scott perform or let the laughter flow at Bruh Man.

Check out our daily guide below. For more things to do around Columbia, SC, visit our calendar of events!


Posted by Soda City Comic Con on Friday, July 22, 2016


Long's Bar Stool Classic at Five Points 5 - 10 p.m.; $15 - $20
Friday Night Laser Lights at South Carolina State Museum 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.; $6 - $8
The Dave Matthews Tribute Band at Music Farm Columbia 9 p.m.; $5 - $12

Soda City Market at City Center/ Main Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
Museum Road Show at South Carolina State Museum 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Summer Celebration of Water at Riverfront Park 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Free admission
Main Street Latin Festival at City Center/ Main Street 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Free admission
The Haynes Bluegrass Series at The Haynes Auditorium Jam Session 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Open Stage 6:30 p.m., Bluegrass Shows 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.; $7
Jill Scott at Township Auditorium 7:30 p.m.; $60 - $126

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission

Soda City Comic Con at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $10 - $15
"Anatomy of a Hug" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; $20 - $25
Bruh Man at The Comedy House Friday 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m.; $20
Blooming Butterflies at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $10.50 - $11.50
Historic Columbia Historic House Museum Tours at Historic Columbia Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.; $4 - $28
Columbia Museum of Art has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
• Eyes on the Edge: J. Henry Fair Photographs the Carolina Coast
• Spoken: Portraits in Black 
• Big & Bold: Selections from the Collection
South Carolina State Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
• App4That
• South Carolina and The Great War
• RACE: Are We So Different? 
• Art: A Collection of Collections
McKissick Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission
• A Compass to Guide: South Carolina Cabinetmakers Today
• On Air in South Carolina: Preserving Radio and Television History at the SCBA Archives


For more things to do in Columbia, SC browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoor things to dorestaurants and more. Book your hotel room and attractions tickets at