This #famouslyhot weekend offers everything from theatre and summer series to baseball and colorful conventions! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's happening in Columbia, SC.


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


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Don't let the summer days drift away without getting out and exploring the events and activities going on around town this weekend!

Take advantage of your favorite summertime activities while you can. Make time to catch Twilight in the Garden, the Summer Movie SeriesSummertime Saturdays or the Summer Concert Series. Plus, pay a visit to Soda City Market to pick up some fresh, seasonal produce!

Get your adrenaline pumping at the XTERRA Trail Run bright and early Sunday morning. Or, sit back and watch the pros do the work as the Lexington Blowfish take on the Savannah Bananas Friday evening.

Exotic animals and fictional characters will be taking over this weekend as two popular conventions make their annual return. You won't want to miss out on Repticon Columbia or Valhallacon 2016.

Finally, grab some friends and rock out to a performance of "Green Day's American Idiot!"

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


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Posted by Valhallacon on Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Twilight in the Garden at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 6 p.m.; $3 - $5
CrownBEAT at River Bluff High School 6 p.m.; $25 - $50
Lexington Blowfish vs. Savannah Bananas at Lexington County Blowfish 7 p.m.; $6 - $9
Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park 7:30 p.m.; Free admission

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
Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park 7 - 10 p.m.; Free admission

XTERRA Trail Run at Harbison State Forest 7 a.m.; $30 - $50
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission

Repticon Columbia: Reptile & Exotic Animal Show at Jamil Shrine Center Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $5 - $10
Valhallacon 2016 at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $15 - $30
"Green Day's American Idiot" 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.; $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
Route to (Re)settlement at Mann-Simons Site Friday and Saturday 1 - 4 p.m.
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
• Daufuskie Memories
South Carolina State Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
• 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
• Richard Burnside: Who is King?
• On Air in South Carolina: Preserving Radio and Television History at the SCBA Archives
• Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina


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