Spring has sprung and is here to stay, so there's no reason not to get out and enjoy all of the events happening around town this weekend! Continue reading for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for everything going on in Columbia, SC.



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From our diverse arts scene to sporting events and festivals, there's a wide variety of ways to experience Columbia this weekend. Friday night is all about being out on the town. Watch the Harlem Globetrotters bounce into Colonial Life Arena or check out CMA Jazz on Main for a more low key night. Soda City Suds Week comes to a close on Saturday with the Cream of the Crop Beer Festival at City Roots, so sip on some craft brews and soak up that afternoon sun! For family fun with the kids, take them to the EdVenture Spring Carnival, for a ride on the Easter Bunny Eggspress Train or to see either "Aladdin" or "Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff" at Columbia Marionette Theatre. Enjoy some live music while supporting a local cause at the Hip-Hop Family Day Benefit Show with Scarface at Music Farm ColumbiaSouth Carolina State Museum has two new exhibits to check out - Holocaust Remembered and Art: A Collection of Collections, so meander through before ending the weekend with a performance of "Peter and the Starcatcher" at Trustus Theatre.

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



Arte Corporis: Exploring the Anatomical Body at McMaster Gallery 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
Harlem Globetrotters at Colonial Life Arena 7 p.m.; $24.50 - $106.50
CMA Jazz on Main at Columbia Museum of Art Happy Hour 7 p.m., Concert 7:30 p.m.; $5 - $35

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
EdVenture Spring Carnival at EdVenture Children's Museum 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $10.50 - $11.50
Easter Bunny Eggspress Train at South Carolina Railroad Museum 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $15 - $20
"Aladdin" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
Cream of the Crop Beer Festival at City Roots 12 - 5 p.m.; $50
Hip-Hop Family Day Benefit Show with Scarface at Music Farm Columbia 9 p.m.; $28 - $30

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

Soda City Suds Week at varying locations at various times
"Peter and the Starcatcher" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $25 - $35
"Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff" at Columbia Marionette Theatre Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
Dinos: The Big Dig 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
• REMIX: Themes & Variations in African American Art
• Spoken: African American Art 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 12 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
• Art: A Collection of Collections
• Holocaust Remembered
• Julius Caesar: Roman Military, Might and Machines
• Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper
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 Spirit of Place: USC's Buildings and Their Namesakes
• Family Ties: South Carolina Women Photographers on Family
• Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina
• Identi-Tee: Beyond the White T-Shirt


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 reservations.columbiacvb.com.