Fun in the sun, live music and tomato bobbing await the whole family this weekend at the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival. Read on for our roundup below or take a look at our calendar of events to see all that's happening this weekend in Columbia, SC!


Top 10 reasons to come to #TastyTomato : 10. It is your only chance all year to taste Tomato Beer9. The music will...

Posted by The Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival on Friday, July 10, 2015


The New Kid-Friendly Hot Spot
With the kids out of school, summer is the perfect time to do things together as a family. Spend Friday evening cheering on the Lexington County Blowfish or enjoying a movie under the stars at the Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series. The Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival will have delicious food and fun for everyone and the Repticon Columbia Reptile & Exotic Animal Show will keep the whole family captivated. Cap off the weekend by taking the kids to see the Blooming Butterflies and The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD exhibits at EdVenture Children's Museum!

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


Come out and enjoy a free movie at Riverfront Park! Popcorn, face-painting, games, and relaxing by the river on a Friday night!

Posted by Columbia's Riverfront Park on Friday, June 12, 2015


Happy Hour History at Seibels House and Garden 5:30 - 7 p.m.; $15 - $20
Lexington County Blowflish Baseball at Lexington County Baseball Stadium 7:05 p.m.; $6 - $9
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

Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival at City Roots 4 - 9 p.m.; $12 - $15
Bremen Town Musicians at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
Saturday Classic Country Music Jamboree & Dancing at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 7 - 10 p.m.; $5 donation

Dollar Sunday at Robert Mills House & Gardens 1 - 5 p.m.; $1 for residents of Richland & Lexington County

Repticon Columbia Reptile & Exotic Animal Show at Jamil Temple Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $5 - $10
Carolina Soccer School: Residential & Team Camp at USC Honors Dorms 9 a.m.
"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
• Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War


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