From festivals and farms to sports and shows, this weekend offers a little bit of everything! Continue on for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything else that's happening in Columbia, SC!
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Dabble in Columbia's diverse options for eating and entertainment this weekend!
Or, get your fill of a Southern staple at the South Carolina Cornbread Festival, then wash it down with an ice cold pint from the South Carolina Brewers Festival. Finish the night with some live entertainment at Rhythm on the River or the 2nd Annual Columbia Black Rodeo.
On Sunday, feast on a four course, family-style meal right in the middle of Main Street at Dinner on Main. Finally, you can also watch exhilarating aerial demonstrations at "Thunder Over the Midlands" Shaw Air Expo or catch a play like "The Flick," Trustus Theatre's latest production.
FRIDAY, MAY 20:
Endangered Species Day at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $11.50 - $13.95
Historic Happy Hour Tour | USC Horseshoe at University of South Carolina Visitor Center 5:30 - 7 p.m.; $15 - $20
Jasmine and Jazz Choral Concert at Columbia Museum of Art 7:30 p.m.; $15
SATURDAY, MAY 21:
Xtreme Air 5K at The Palmetto Health Fields at Saluda Shoals Park 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $25 - $75
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
Mini Maker Faire at EdVenture Children's Museum 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $10.50 - $11.50
8th Annual Spring Valley Car Show at Spring Valley High School 9 a.m.; $20 - $25 to register, Free admission for spectators
Columbia, SC Black Expo at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
South Carolina Cornbread Festival at Spirit Communications Park 11 a.m.; $6 - $11
Midlands Farm Tour at participating farms 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $10 - $15
"Aladdin" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
South Carolina Brewers Festival at Brick Works Park 12 - 4 p.m.; $50
Rhythm on the River at Wyman M. "Mac" Rish Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater 6 - 9 p.m.; Free admission
2nd Annual Columbia Black Rodeo at Colonial Life Arena 7:30 p.m.; $24.50 - $32.50
SUNDAY, MAY 22:
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission
Pack the Porch Wine Series at Enoree River Winery 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.; Free admission
Dinner on Main at City Center/ Main Street 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $125
Midlands Farm to Restaurant Week at participating restaurants Friday and Saturday
"Thunder Over the Midlands" Shaw Air Expo at Shaw Air Force Base Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
"The Flick" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $20 - $30
"The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" at Village Square Theatre Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $13 - $19
Workshop Theatre Presents "Around the World in Eighty Days" at 701 Whaley Street Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $10 - $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
"The Addams Family - A New Musical" at Town Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $15 - $25
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
REMIX: Themes and Variations in African American Art at Columbia Museum of Art Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
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
• 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
• Richard Burnside: Who is King?
• On Air in South Carolina: Preserving Radio and Television History at the SCBA Archives
• Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina