Delve into the many events, shows and cultural experiences going on this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's happening in Columbia, SC.


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We are days away from the FREE Columbia Hip-Hop Family Day coming to Main Street on April 9th from 11am to 5pm! #LPHH2016 #KRSOne #HipHop

Posted by Love, Peace & Hip-Hop on Monday, April 4, 2016


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From races and festivals to dinosaurs and live performances, this weekend showcases the diversity of things to do in Columbia. See what's cooking at Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Scienceand the Lake Carolina Oyster Roast. Grab your sneakers and hit the pavement at the Palmetto Half MarathonWalk Like MADD or The Blue Bash & Dash. Spend some quality time with your furry friends at Bark to the Park before checking out one of three festivals happening on Saturday - Cayce Festival of the ArtsHip-Hop Family Day Festival and River Rocks Music Festival. Let the laughter flow this weekend at The One Night Stand Comedy Tour or at a performance by Aries Spears. Columbia's gone prehistoric! Take the kids to Discover the Dinosaurs, then have them play paleontologist at Dinos: The Big Dig. Make time for a date night! This weekend is your last chance to see "Peter and the Starcatcher" or you can go see a performance of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."

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


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Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science at Koger Center for the Arts 7:30 p.m.; $39 - $150
NXT Wrestling at Township Auditorium 7:30 p.m.; $21 - $76

Palmetto Half Marathon at Academy Sports + Outdoors 7 a.m.; $70 - $80
2016 Gardening Symposium at Robert Mills House & Gardens 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; $35 - $85
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
Bark to the Park at Finlay Park 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $30
Cayce Festival of the Arts at World War II Memorial & Monument 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Free admission
3rd Annual Ladies & Gents Mixed Doubles Disc Golf Tournament at Earlewood Disc Golf Course10 a.m.; $20 - $40
Hip-Hop Family Day Festival at City Center/ Main Street 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
"Aladdin" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
River Rocks Music Festival at Canalside 12 - 8 p.m.; $12 - $15
Walk Like MADD at Saluda Shoals Park 2 - 4 p.m.; $15 - $25
Lake Carolina Oyster Roast at Lake Carolina 4 - 7 p.m.; $5 - $40
The Blue Bash & Dash at Autism Academy of South Carolina 5 - 8 p.m.; Walk: $15 - $25, Festival: Free admission
The Del McCoury Band at Newberry Opera House 8 p.m.; $50
The One Night Stand Comedy Tour at Township Auditorium 8 p.m.; $50.50

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission
Homeplaces, Workplaces, Resting Places: An African-American Heritage Sites Tour at Robert Mills House & Gardens 2 - 3:30 p.m.; $4 - $12
Variations on America at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 4 p.m.; $12 - $45
Married But Single at Township Auditorium 5 p.m.; $50.50

Discover the Dinosaurs at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $15 - $22
"Peter and the Starcatcher" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; $25 - $35
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" at Village Square Theatre Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $13 - $19
Aries Spears at The Comedy House Friday 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m.; $23
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
• 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