With so many summer events in store, fun in the sun is the theme of the weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then peruse through our calendar of events for even more that's happening in Columbia, SC.


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Posted by Reggaetronic on Friday, July 22, 2016


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Soak up the sights, sounds and flavors of summer this weekend as you get out and about in Columbia.

Jam out this weekend! Head to the water for Reggaetronic Lake Murray Music Festival, dance along at Pickin' With The Pros or catch the last Summer Concert Series of the season.

Spend some time together as a family before school starts back up. Go see a movie at Twilight in the Garden, make it to a Fireflies baseball game or spend the day at EdVenture Children's Museum for the final Summertime Saturday this year.

Finally, you can never go wrong when it comes to scoring fresh, seasonal produce. Load up on summer's bounty at Soda City Market or at the SC Pelion Peanut Party.

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


Posted by Riverbanks Zoo and Garden on Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Twilight in the Garden at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 6 p.m.; $3 - $5
Pickin' With The Pros at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 7:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $10

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
Southeastern Toy Soldier Show at South Carolina State Museum 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
Reggaetrontic Lake Murray Music Festival at Jim Spence Island 11:30 a.m.; Free admission
Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park 7 - 10 p.m.; Free admission

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission

SC Pelion Peanut Party at Pelion Community Center Friday 5 - 11 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Free admission
Fireflies vs. Greensboro at Spirit Communications Park Friday and Saturday 7:05 p.m., Sunday 5:05 p.m.; $5 - $10
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
• 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
• South Carolina and The Great War
• RACE: Are We So Different? 
• 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
• A Compass to Guide: South Carolina Cabinetmakers Today
• On Air in South Carolina: Preserving Radio and Television History at the SCBA Archives


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 reservations.columbiacvb.com.