There's lots to do this weekend in Columbia, SC! Browse our 5 suggestions for things to do listed below and don't forget to check out our calendar of events for even more information on everything happening in "The New Southern Hot Spot!""
Remember September 11th with a variety of events in the Columbia region, including an evening of remembrance at South Carolina's First Responders Remembrance Memorial and a 5K run that supports military veterans and first responders. You can continue to show your support for those who have served at the Veterans Car & Bike Show, benefitting the Alston Wilkes Society Homeless Veterans Program.
Evening of Remembrance at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Thursday at 4:30 p.m.; free admission
Run for our Troops at West Columbia Riverwalk Thursday 6:30 p.m.
Veterans Car & Bike Show at Richland County American Legion Post 6 Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.;Entry fee for each car and bike $20, attendees $5, Kids 10 & under are free
Autumn is just around the corner! Get in the fall spirit with pumpkin-spiced lattes from Cromer's Cafe, a guided tour of historic neighborhoods or Columbia's oldest cemetery, a garden full of scarecrows or fall eats like caramel apples at one of the region's farmers markets.
Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the Grave Tours Thursday - Sunday 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.; $8 adult & $4 youth | Non-members: $12 adult & $6 youth
Scarecrows in the Garden Contest at Robert Mills House & Gardens Businesses: $20 | Families & classes: $10
Second Sunday Stroll at Heathwood Park 2 p.m.; $8 non-member adults, $5 non-member youth & free for kids 5 and under
Soda City Market at 1500 Block of Main Street Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
Town of Lexington's Farmers Market at Lexington Square Park Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Free admission
go, fight, win!
Cheer on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks against the Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday. Then, see if you can find Cocky represented in an unexpected way in an art exhibition featuring animals that serve as college mascots. Football not your thing? Catch some golf swings over on the green!
USC Gamecocks Football vs. Georgia at Williams-Brice Stadium Saturday 3:30 p.m.
Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
30th Annual SCGA Players Four Ball Championship at Columbia Country Club Saturday - Sunday
theatre, movies + music
Learn about the world around us at a variety of events and special exhibits that are featured this season. Don't miss out on the opening weekend of Trustus' latest reinvention of one of Broadway's most hilarious modern shows. There'll be plenty of laughs and most importantly, free popcorn!
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Trustus Theatre Friday - Sunday 8 p.m.; $20 - $27
Magic in the Moonlight at Nickelodeon Theatre Thursday - Saturday; $8 - $10
USC Cornelia Freeman Concert at USC School of Music Sunday 3 p.m.; free admission
Our new art exhibit, "Building A Universe" is now open in the Lipscomb Gallery pic.twitter.com/GwX9sU8zq5— SC State Museum (@SCStateMuseum) August 16, 2014
Blooming Butterflies at Edventure Children's Museum Thursday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.; $11.75
Body of Work: Faces and Figures Exhibit at Gallery West Thursday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Free admission
Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19-th Century Columbia & Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler at Robert Mills House & Gardens Thursday - Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.; $4 - $8
Traditions, Change, and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast at McKissick MuseumThursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission
Variety of Exhibits at South Carolina State Museum open Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7