Happy Halloween, y'all! This weekend in Columbia, SC kicks off with spooky events, but is full of concerts, art events, history, comedy and football too. Find six things to do this weekend here on our blog, and view our calendar of events to search for even more things to do throughout the Columbia region.
Thursday is the day you’ve all been waiting for…Halloween! Enjoy the holiday weekend by giving yourself a good fright or by taking part in all of the fall festivities the weekend has in store.
Clinton Sease Farm Presents: Deceased Farm Haunted Attraction at Clinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze Thursday 7:30 – 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday 7:30 – 11:30; $13 - $35
Halloween Party at The Mitchell House and Gardens Thursday 7 pm – 12 am; $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Fall Fun Fest at Polo Road Park Thursday 6 – 8 pm; Free admission
Hall of Horrors at Cayce – West Columbia Jaycees Thursday 7 – 10:30 Friday 7 – 11 pm; $12
Congaree Land Trust Fall Festival at Goodwill Plantation Sunday 10:30 am – 4:30 pm; $35 for members, $45 for non-members, $10 for children
Photo courtesy of Songs of Life Festival - A Melancholy Beauty (see information below)
Treat yourself to a night of live music
There’s nothing quite like a night full of talented musicians, tasteful cocktails and maybe even a bit of history! Check out the wide range of musical options offered in Columbia this weekend.
CMA Chamber Music on Main at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday Cocktail Hour at 6 pm, Concert at 7 pm; $40 general admission, $30 for members, $5 for students
Wine and Jazz on the Boardwalk at Saluda Shoals Wetlands Reserve Boardwalk Friday 6 – 9 pm; Single ticket $30, Couple $50
Songs of Life Music Festival at Koger Center for the Arts Sunday 7 pm; $40 - $60 (Read Songs of Life's recent guest blog post about the performance!)
Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Victory Belles at The Township Auditorium Sunday 3 pm; $25 general admission
Take a look inside the State House
The majestic South Carolina State House is open for tours this Saturday. Learn more about the building’s unique history and the various aspects of South Carolina government. Tours begin at 9:30 am and run every hour on the half hour, except for 12:30 pm. Free admission.
Art, Drink and Be Happy!
The semi-regular Arts & Draughts features beautiful art, local musicians and craft beer samples at the Columbia Museum of Art. $8 for nonmembers, $5 for members
Laugh the night away
Enjoy an entertaining night of endless laughter with the “Original King of Comedy,” Cedric the Entertainer! Tickets range from $39.50 to $56.50.
Show your Gamecock spirit
It’s Homecoming Weekend in Gamecock Country! Show some school spirit by joining the USC community at the annual Homecoming parade on Friday. Then continue showing some “famously hot and cocky” pride on Saturday while cheering the Gamecocks to victory as they battle the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
USC Homecoming Parade at Russell House Student Union Friday 3 – 4 pm; Free admission
USC Gamecocks 2013 Football - Carolina vs. Mississippi State at Williams – Brice Stadium Saturday at 12:21 pm