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Valentine's Day. The opening of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home. Plus, art, shopping and entertainment events. Find inspiration for this weekend from our six things to do listed below, but also be sure to look through our calendar of events for a more comprehensive list of all the happenings in The New Southern Hot Spot!  

Valentine's Day in Columbia, SC 

valentine's day 
Romance is in the air this weekend with a plethora of Valentine's Day events happening throughout the Columbia region. Take a look at our Valentine's Day blog post and pick out something fun to do with your sweetheart! Also be sure to check out Valentine's Day deals from partner restaurants, hotels and more.

kid-friendly events
Make sure the kids have fun this weekend too! There are plenty of kid-friendly things to do this weekend in Columbia, SC:

Snowville at EdVenture Children's Museum Thursday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 - 5 pm; $10.50 - $11.50
Nefertiti's Golden Spa at South Carolina State Museum Saturday 2:30 - 4 pm; $10 - $12
"Puss in Boots" at Columbia Children's Theatre Friday 7 pm, Saturday 10:30 am, 2 pm & 7pm, Sunday 3 pm; $5 - $10 

woodrow wilson weekend
Add a dose of history to your weekend by attending the opening of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home! As the only presidential site in South Carolina, this gorgeous, restored building delves into the history of South Carolina during Reconstruction, including aspects of the Wilson family's life during this time. $5 - $8 for tours
Woodrow Wilson Family Home Opening Weekend at Woodrow Wilson Family Home Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday 1 - 5 pm

movie magic
Grab some snacks and find the best seat in the house for a showing of one of these films:
Forever and a Day Shakespeare Series: Hamlet at Columbia Museum of Art Sunday 12:30 pm; $25 - $35
Love Jones at Nickelodeon Theatre Friday 10:30 pm; $10
All is Lost at Nickelodeon Theatre Times to be announced
Film: Between the Folds at Columbia Museum of Art Saturday 1 pm; Free with museum admission

treasure hunting 
Jewelry, art supplies and local products - enjoy shopping in Columbia, SC at one of the events:
Bead, Jewelry & Gift Show at Brookland Banquet & Conference Center Café Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm; $5
Columbia Stamp Scrap Art Tour at Jamil Shrine Center Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday
10 am - 3 pm; $5 - $6
Soda City Market at 1500 Block of Main Street Saturday 8 am - 12 pm; Free

ongoing exhibits
As always, the Columbia region has an array of incredible exhibits on display. Be sure to catch them before they're gone!

Japan and the Jazz Age: Unique Exhibition of Japanese Art Deco at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 - 5 pm; $12
Meiji Magic: Imperial Porcelain from Japan from the collection of Alex and Barbara Kasten at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 - 5 pm; $12
Whipped Cream and Other Delights: Remake/ Remodel at 701 Whaley Street Thursday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 - 5 pm; Free
Edward Rice: Fortress Series at if ART Gallery Thursday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm, Saturday 11 am - 5 pm; Free
Down and Out in the South by Jan Banning at 701 Center for Contemporary Art Thursday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Freedom Now: Columbia, SC and the Modern Civil Rights Movement at Gallery at City Hall Thursday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm; Free
The Civil War in South Carolina: The War Enters the State's Interior: Sherman's March and The End at South Carolina State Museum Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 - 5 pm; $11 - $15
Tutankhamun: Return of the King at South Carolina State Museum Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 - 5 pm; $11 - $15
This Just In at South Carolina State Museum Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 - 5 pm; $11 - $15
Dreamers Never Sleep at CHS Gallery at Carolina Hair Studio Thursday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm; Free
Bull Street: Forgotten Past and Uncertain Future at McKissick Museum Thursday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm, Saturday 11 am - 3 pm; Free
Diverse Voices: Discovering Community through Traditional Arts at McKissick Museum Thursday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm, Saturday 11 am - 3 pm; Free
Photography of the Rural South at McKissick Museum Thursday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm, Saturday 11 am - 3 pm; Free

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.