Fourth of July

When it comes time for a Fourth of July getaway, find yourself in Columbia SC for fireworks, baseball, and a rollicking good time. You could say it doesn't feel like summer until you're soaking up the sun next to a body of water. Head to Lake Murray for a very patriotic boat parade and fireworks showcase, or grab some friends and float down the river. Renting a boat for the lake or a kayak, tube or canoe is made easy in Columbia. If Fourth of July has you craving a hot dog and the sounds of America's pastime, you're in luck. The Columbia Fireflies, a minor league baseball team and affiliate of the New York Mets, typically plays throughout the holiday week and weekend. If you really want to look like a local, order up a Luminescent Lager - a beer created for the baseball team through a partnership with River Rat Brewery. You can also get your baseball fix at a Lexington Blowfish game on July 4th weekend. Find out more about these events, and other patriotic-themed happenings around Columbia below.