This weekend in Columbia, SC features a premier film festival, family fun, outdoor adventures, music and more. Check out five things to do this weekend below, and then browse our calendar of events for even more goings on in The New Southern Hot Spot.

Indie Grits Film Festival 2014
Image Courtesy of Indie Grits Film Festival 

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The Indie Grits Film Festival, the Southeast's premier DIY festival for film, art, culture, music and food, is back for its eighth and biggest year this weekend (and beyond). Check out our other posts for a complete list of this year's film submissions and a comprehensive breakdown of all the events, concerts and parties! Of note for this weekend is tonight's Opening Party, tomorrow's Love Peace Hip-Hop Festival, plus Sunday's Slow Food at Indie Grits
Indie Grits Film Festival at Nickelodeon Theatre Friday - Sunday 

Step into spring by immersing yourself in nature and showing off your green thumb! Gaze upon the beauty of the plants on display at the Midlands Spring Plant and Flower Festival or learn how to grow your own at the 2014 Gardening Symposium.
Midlands Spring Plant and Flower Festival at South Carolina State Farmers Market Friday & Saturday 8am - 6pm; Sunday 10 - 4pm Free admission
2014 Gardening Symposium | Growing Your Gardening Skills with Historic Columbia at Robert Mills Carriage House Saturday 6:30 - 8:30pm HC members one day $40 & both days $65 & Non-members

Kick off your kids' Spring Break with a bang by partaking in these seasonal activities together!
Breakfast with the Bunny at Seven Oaks Park Saturday 9 -11:30am $15 for one child with adult; $10 for each additional child; and additional adult meal tickets may be purchased for $5
Cappie USA's Kids Fishing Rodeo at Dreher Island State Park Saturday 8 - 11am Free admission

Get in the groove this weekend with some live music! From Amos Lee to outdoor concerts, there's an option to suit nearly any music-lover's taste.
River Rocks Festival at Riverfront Park Saturday 12pm - 8pm $12 advance & $15 at gate
Amos Lee Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour at Township Auditorium Friday 8pm $39 - $49
Columbia Baroque Soloists Concert "LE JARDIN DE MONSIEUR LULLY" at Columbia College, Spears Fine Arts Building Concert Hall Sunday 4pm $15 tickets in advance, $18 at door, Students free with ID
Dzyne By God Concert at Christian Life Assembly Friday 7 - 10pm Free admission
Arts at Shandon: Blue Grass on the Lawn at The Arts at Shandon Saturday 6:30 - 8:30pm Adults $15, children under 10 $10 for dinner and show-immediate family maximum $65. Show only $8

From ballet to theatrics, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a show this weekend and experience the exceptional talent of these performers!
9th Annual Ballet Stars of New York Gala Performance at Koger Center for the Arts Friday 7pm $15 for students, $25 for second balcony, $30 for first balcony and $35 for orchestra seating
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown at Columbia Children's Theatre Saturday 10am - 3pm $10 admission
Godspell Jr. at Columbia Children's Theatre Friday - Saturday 7pm $10 admission
Double Feature: "Easter Beagle" & "Godspell Jr." at Columbia Children's Theatre Sunday 2pm $15 admission
For more things to do in Columbia, SC browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoor things to do, restaurants and more. Book your hotel room and attractions tickets at