The summer months are all about enjoying great food and famously hot weather. Read our roundup below or check out our calendar of events to find out how to do both and so much more this weekend in Columbia, SC!


The New Culinary Hot Spot
Start your Saturday with a stroll down Main Street and some shopping at Soda City Market. Then, get a break from the heat with an ice cold craft brew and lunch from a local food truck at Craft and Draft's One Year Anniversary Party. Finally, end the day with unlimited samples of various forms of macaroni and cheese prepared by some of the area's restaurants at Mac Madness!

The New Adventure Hot Spot
Go on an indoor adventure with the Discover the Dinosaurs event at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center! Dinosaurs come to life, plus activities, tours, games and more round out a day of dino-fun. Tap into your sporty side at the 1st Annual Adoption Golf Tournament or XTERRA Harbison Half Marathon. For a more low key way to get some fresh air, kick back in the grass and enjoy a screening of The Book of Life at the Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series.

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


This weekend we're in Columbia, SC's Columbia Convention Center, the Palmer Event Center in Austin, TX, and Rochester,...

Posted by Discover The Dinosaurs on Tuesday, July 7, 2015


1st Annual Adoption Golf Tournament at Indian River Golf Club 8 a.m.; $100 - $300
Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park 7 p.m.; Free admission
Friday Bluegrass & Acoustic Open Stage & Jam at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $5 donation
Singer/ Songwriter Susannah Seales at Just One More Time 9 p.m.; $5

Mac Madness at Carolina Walk Park 5 - 9 p.m.; $25
Museum Roadshow at South Carolina State Museum 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $25 - $50
It's Our One Year Anniversary! at Craft and Draft 12 - 7 p.m.; Free admission
Soda City Market at Main Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
Saturday Classic Country Music Jamboree & Dancing at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 7 - 10 p.m.; $5 donation
Bremen Town Musicians at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
"Puss in Boots" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5.75

XTERRA Harbison Half Marathon at Harbison State Forest 7 a.m.; $30 - $50

Discover the Dinosaurs at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $16 - $22
"Dreamgirls" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $25 - $35
Blooming Butterflies at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $11.75
The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $11.75
From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces 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
Exhibition "In and Out of the Wild: Animals in Art" at Gallery West Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Free admission
From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia at Robert Mills House & Gardens Friday - Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.; $4 - $8
Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler at Robert Mills House & Gardens Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $4 - $8
Traditions, Change, and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast at McKissick Museum Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission
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
• Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures
• Carolina Makers
• Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It
• Finding Freedom's Home: Archaeology at Mitchelville
• The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look Into Her World

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