Autumn is in the air and a weekend full of fun events and activities are in store! Continue reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for all that's going on in Columbia, SC.


Posted by South Carolina State Museum on Monday, September 12, 2016


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The fall festival frenzy is still going strong this weekend! Check out the 14th Annual SwampFestGreenview Music Festival featuring The S.O.S. Band & Terence YoungOktoberfestJerryFest and the Congaree Bluegrass Festival.

Follow the yellow brick road! Journey over the rainbow for Saturdays in Oz, part of the new Museum of Oz exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum.

What's fall without a little football? Spend some time tailgating before heading into the stadium for USC vs. Texas A&M.

BOO! Start getting in the spooky spirit and test your nerve with a visit to the Disturbia Down South Haunted Attraction.

Get in the groove with some live music! 14th Annual SwampFest at the Congaree: BBQ, Blues & Jazz ConcertCosmic Charlie: Grateful Dead Tribute BandFreeman Sunday Concert: Women in Music and the CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series are all part of the line-up this weekend.

Finally, history buffs will enjoy Historic Happy Hour: Five Points Tour on Friday and Skirmishes for Lexington on Saturday and Sunday!

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


Posted by Congaree Bluegrass Festival on Friday, April 15, 2016


Historic Happy Hour: Five Points Tour at Five Points 5:30 - 7 p.m.; $20 - $25
14th Annual SwampFest at the Congaree: BBQ, Blues & Jazz Concert at Historic Harriet Barber House & Grounds 7 p.m.; $25 - $30

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
Saturdays in Oz at South Carolina State Museum 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
14th Annual SwampFest at Congaree National Park 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
"Legends of Ancient Greece" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
Greenview Music Festival featuring The S.O.S. Band & Terence Young at Greenview Park 1 p.m.; $5 - $10
USC vs. Texas A&M at Williams-Brice Stadium 4 p.m.
Cosmic Charlie: Grateful Dead Tribute Band at Music Farm Columbia 9 p.m.; $7 - $15

Oktoberfest at Music Farm Columbia 1:30 - 6 p.m.; $50 - $60
CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series at Riverwalk Amphitheatre 2 p.m.; Free admission
JerryFest at Five Points 3 - 10 p.m.; Free admission
Freeman Sunday Concert: Women in Music at USC School of Music 3 p.m.; $5 - $15

Congaree Bluegrass Festival at Historic Columbia Speedway Saturday 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.; Free admission - $10
Disturbia Down South Haunted Attraction at 2601 Highway 6, Gaston SC Friday and Saturday Sunset - Midnight; $12
Skirmishes for Lexington at Clinton Sease Farm Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Free admission
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
• 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
• Museum of Oz
• App4That: Interactive Exhibit on the Progression of Technology
• South Carolina and the Great War
• 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
• Looking Back/ Looking Ahead: Columbia's Sesquicentennial Time Capsule
• A Compass to Guide: South Carolina Cabinetmakers Today


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