Summer may be over, but there's still a ton of things to do this weekend! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening in Columbia, SC.


Posted by Irmo Okra Strut on Wednesday, August 31, 2016


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Celebrate the official start to fall with a number of festivals going on around town this weekend! The Fall Festival and Pickin' PartySoda City Market's Fall Fitness Festival, Indie South Fair's Fall FestFOLKFabulousColatown Oktoberfest and Irmo Okra Strut Festival will all get you in the seasonal spirit.

Grab your cowboy boots! Carrie Underwood and Chase Rice are both taking the stage Saturday night.

Or dabble in other genres with CherubCowboy MouthLake Murray Symphony Orchestra Presents "Beethoven & Broadway," The Haynes Bluegrass Series or the CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series.

Finally, Friday night is all about the fun! Get fancy with Southern-fusion cocktails and cuisine at Riverbanks ZOOfari or kick back and laugh at The Second City Hits Home.

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


THIS SATURDAY visit the SC State Museum for a day of live bluegrass music, delicious barbecue, artist demonstrations, a ...

Posted by South Carolina State Museum on Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Riverbanks ZOOfari at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 7 p.m.; $60 - $70
The Second City Hits Home at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College 7:30 p.m.; $25
Cherub at Music Farm Columbia 9 p.m.; $23 - $25

The 19th Annual Civil War Symposium at South Carolina Archives and History Center 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $25 - $50
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
Fall Festival and Pickin' Party at South Carolina State Museum 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
Indie South Fair's Fall Fest at 701 Whaley Street 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission
FOLKFabulous at McKissick Museum 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
Colatown Oktoberfest at River Rat Brewery 2 - 10 p.m.; Free admission
The Haynes Bluegrass Series at The Haynes Auditorium Jam Session: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Open Stage: 6:30 p.m., Bluegrass Shows: 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.; $7
Carrie Underwood at Colonial Life Arena 7 p.m.; $46 - $76
Chase Rice at Township Auditorium 7 p.m.; $24.50 - $29.50
Cowboy Mouth at Music Farm Columbia 9 p.m.; $20 - $23

CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series at Riverwalk Amphitheatre 2 p.m.; Free admission
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission
Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra Presents "Beethoven & Broadway" at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College 3:30 p.m.; Free admission

Irmo Okra Strut Festival at Irmo Community Park Friday 5 - 11 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
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 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
• Eyes on the Edge: J. Henry Fair Photographs the Carolina Coast
• Spoken: Portraits in Black
• 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
• 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


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