Make the most of your weekend with all of the fun-filled events going on right here in Columbia, SC! Check out 5 things to do in "The New Southern Hot Spot" below, but also take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening in the area!

summer music
This weekend, the Columbia region offers you the opportunities to spend an evening with a musical legend, rock out with acclaimed guitarists from all over the world or simply enjoy some tunes by the river. You won't want to miss out!
An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel at Columbia Museum of Art Friday 8 p.m.; $65
Southern Guitar Festival and Competition at Columbia College Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $15 - $20 for varying events
Rhythm on the River at Riverwalk Amphitheatre Saturday 6 - 9 p.m.; Free admission

cola staples
This weekend sees the return of a number of recurring events such as the free Saturday tours of the South Carolina State House and the Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park, so take the time to get out and enjoy these Columbia, SC calendar fixtures!
First Thursdays on Main Street Thursday 6 - 10 p.m.; Free admission
Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park Friday 7 p.m.; Free admission
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
Second Sunday Roll: Sacred Sites at Robert Mills House & Gardens Sunday 2 p.m.; $6 - $12

latest exhibits
From dinosaurs and tattoos to animal portraits and storybook illustrations, there is an exhibit on display in the Columbia area this weekend to suit all ages and all tastes!
Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice at EdVenture Children's Museum Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $11.50
Cola: Inked - First Thursday on Main at Tapp's Art Center Thursday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 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
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
Daryl Trivieri's Fantastic Animals: Selections from the Vogel 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
Mama Let's Make A Moon at South Carolina State Museum Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
The American Revolutionary War in South Carolina at South Carolina State Museum Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look Into Her World at South Carolina State Museum Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
Hidden Treasures: Rediscovering McKissick Museum's Natural History Collection at McKissick Museum Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission

action-packed events
Whether cheering on the Blowfish or knocking down some pins for a good cause, there are several sporty options in store for the Columbia region this weekend!
Columbia Blowfish Baseball vs. Gastonia Grizzlies at Capital City Stadium Thursday 7:05 p.m.; $5 - $6
Columbia Blowfish Baseball vs. Forest City Owls at Capital City Stadium Saturday 7:05 p.m.; $5 - $6
South Carolina Strike Out HD Bowling Bash at AMF Columbia Lanes Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12
Columbia Roller Derby Triple Header at Jamil Shrine Center Sunday 12:30 p.m.; $10 - $12

local treasures
Beautiful flowers and local goods await you this weekend at the Daylily Show, Soda City Market and the Town of Lexington's Farmers Market!
Daylily Show at Garden Club Council Building at Maxcy Gregg Park Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
Soda City Market at 1500 and 1600 Blocks 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
Vista Marketplace at Whaley Farmer's and Craft Market at 701 Whaley Street Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free 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 reservations.columbiacvb.com.