It may only be June, but the summer schedule is heating up with outdoor events, festivals, baseball and more. Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for everything happening in Columbia, SC!  

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School is out and summer is in session! Have some fun outdoors at the Summer Movie SeriesSummer Concert SeriesRhythm on the River or at a Fireflies or Lexington County Blowfish baseball game.

Have some fun with the kids! Enjoy Summertime Saturdays at EdVenture. While there, be sure to check out the popular Blooming Butterflies exhibit, too.

A few festivals and special events are happening around town this weekend, as well. Immerse yourself in island culture at Carolina's Caribbean Culture Festival. Grab your cowboy hat and boots! The Blythewood DOKO Rodeo is back for its sixth year. Finally, find some fun décor, jewelry and pottery at the Midlands Clay Arts Festival.

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



Lexington Blowfish vs. Gastonia Grizzlies at Lexington County Blowfish 7 p.m.; $6 - $9
Relay for Life - Greater Columbia at South Carolina State Fairgrounds 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park 7:30 p.m.; Free admission

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
Summertime Saturdays at EdVenture Children's Museum 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $11.50
"Aladdin" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
Carolina's Caribbean Culture Festival at Garners Ferry Sports Complex 12 - 10 p.m.; $10 - $15
Rhythm on the River at Wyman M. "Mac" Rish Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater 6 - 9 p.m.; Free admission
Lexington Blowfish vs. Martinsville Mustangs at Lexington County Blowfish 7 p.m.; $6 - $9
Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park 7 - 10 p.m.; Free admission
H.E.R.O. Dance Benefit at Township Auditorium 7 p.m.; $15.50 - $125
Abbey Road Live! - Beatles Tribute at Music Farm Caolumbia 9 p.m.; $7 - $15

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission
Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra Presents "Koncert for Kids" at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church 3:30 p.m.

Fireflies vs. Hagerstown at Spirit Communications Park Friday and Saturday 7:05 p.m.
6th Annual Blyethwood DOKO Rodeo at Blythewood Community Park Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $8 - $16
Midlands Clay Arts Festival at Southern Pottery Workcenter & Gallery Friday 4 - 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Free admission
"The Flick" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; $20 - $30
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 House Museum Tours at Historic Columbia Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.; $4 - $28
Route to (Re)settlement at Mann-Simons Site Friday and Saturday 1 - 4 p.m.
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
• Big & Bold: Selections from the Collection
• Daufuskie Memories
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
• RACE: Are We So Different?
• Art: A Collection of Collections
• 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


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