Looking for Fourth of July events or other things to do in Columbia, SC? We've got five ideas for your weekend, plus a full list of events to give you even more ways to enjoy the long weekend in The New Southern Hot Spot.

Fireworks at Freedom Festival at Village at Sandhill
Celebrate the Fourth
Happy birthday, USA! This July 4th in Columbia, enjoy one of the many events celebrating America's independence, including Fort Jackson's 'Torchlight Tattoo', Freedom Festival at Village at Sandhill, Lexington County Peach Festival, Star-Spangled Symphonic Salute at Saluda Shoals Park and more. Find Fourth of July events through July 7 on columbiacvb.com/july-fourth.
Thursday, July 4



Tour the South Carolina State House
Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of every month, tour the South Carolina State House starting at 9:30 am. Each hour on the half hour, you can tour the State House and get a historical look inside its development. Read our State House blog for a sneak preview. Free.
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House Saturday, July 6 9:30 am - 4 pm 



Jam at Three Rivers Music Festival
3 Rivers Music Festival is back! And it kicks off a two-weekend event Saturday, July 6, with the Gospel Stage in St. Andrews Park. JMoss, Kathy Taylor and other gospel acts will entertain the whole family at this free event. Vendors will sell food, drinks, and souvenirs.
3 Rivers Music Festival Gospel Stage at St. Andrews Park Saturday 1 pm - 10 pm

Catch a national treasure at The Nick
Take patriotic spirit to the theatre. Nickelodeon Theatre continues its National Treasures series this Fourth of July weekend with Chinatown, the neonoir classic from 1974 (starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway) that will have you on the edge of your seat. Water plays an interesting factor in a murder scheme that a private detective uncovers after investigating an affair. Tickets are $8.00
National Treasures: Chinatown at Nickelodeon Theatre Saturday Noon; Sunday 2:30 pm


Root for the home team
The Columbia Blowfish take on the Gastonia Grizzles on Thursday, Forest City Owls on Friday and the Fayetteville SwampDogs on Saturday. On Saturday, kids can play catch on the field if they bring a ball and glove. Then fireworks round out both nights! (Find a list of places to watch fireworks in Columbia, SC on our Fourth of July page.) Admission $6.00-$7.00.
Columbia Blowfish v. Gastonia Grizzles at Capital City Stadium Thursday, 6 pm
Columbia Blowfish v. Forest City Owls at Capital City Stadium Friday, 6 pm
Columbia Blowfish v. Fayetteville SwampDogs at Capital City Stadium Saturday, 6 pm

For more things to do in Columbia, SC, browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoorsrestaurants and more. Book your hotel room and attractions tickets at reservations.columbiacvb.com.