It's a bustling weekend in Columbia, SC with celebrations, events, sports, exhibits and more filling up all the days and nights. We have 8 suggestions for things to do listed below and our calendar of events provides even more information on all that's happening in "The New Southern Hot Spot!"

cayce centennial celebration
The City of Cayce is throwing a bash for its 100th birthday and you're all invited! With live music, food and fun, they've scheduled enough activities to keep the party going all weekend long.
Centennial Kickoff Party on the Congaree at Guignard Brick Works Friday 6 - 10 p.m.; Free admission
Family Fun Day at Granby Gardens Park Saturday 12 - 5 p.m.; Free admission
History Day & Birthday Party at Cayce Historical Museum Sunday 2 - 5 p.m.; Free admission

outdoor adventures
Whether watching the Gamecocks take on the Pirates, participating in a race held on both land and water or soaring a kite through the late summer air, there's no reason not to get outside and soak up some sunshine this weekend!
USC Gamecocks Football vs. East Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium Saturday 7 p.m.
Splash & Dash Adventure Race at Saluda Shoals Park River Center Saturday 8:30 a.m.; $50 - $75
1st Annual JCC Kite Festival at Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission

harmonious happenings
Thanks to a couple collegiate concerts held at the university this weekend, you'll be transitioning into fall with your toes tapping!
Columbia Baroque Contest "BACH FEST" at USC School of Music Friday 7 p.m.; $15 - $20, students free with ID
USC Cornelia Freeman Concert at USC School of Music Sunday 3 p.m.; $5 - $12

words of wilson
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg this weekend as he hosts a discussion and book signing courtesy of Historic Columbia.
Discussion with A. Scott Berg, Author of ‘Wilson' at Robert Mills House & Gardens Sunday 3 - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
Book Signing with A. Scott Berg, Author of ‘Wilson' at Woodrow Wilson Family Home Sunday 5 - 6 p.m.; Free admission

the capital city experience
Spend an evening mingling on Main Street during First Thursday, then come back during the day to meander through the State House for a free tour.
First Thursdays on Main Street at Main Street Thursday 6 - 10 p.m.; Free admission
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House Thursday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission

box office bonanza
This weekend, The Nick alternates screenings of two fantastic films, a new performing arts center opens its doors and everybody's favorite feline takes the stage in puppet form. You won't want to miss out on the entertainment!
Boyhood at Nickelodeon Theatre Thursday 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Friday 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2:30 p.m.; $8 - $10
Magic in the Moonlight at Nickelodeon Theatre Friday 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday12 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; $8 - $10
A Taste of WOW at WOW Performing Arts Center Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.; $20
"Puss in Boots" at Columbia Marionette Theatre Saturday 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5.75

extraordinary exhibits
With exhibits that are out of this world, reminiscent of days gone by or just plain imaginative and artistic, the region's museums offer unique experiences day in and day out.
International Observe the Moon Night at South Carolina State Museum Observatory Saturday 7 - 11 p.m.; Free admission
Building a Universe at South Carolina State Museum Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
Chapman's Charleston, 1863 - 1864 at South Carolina State Museum Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time at South Carolina State Museum Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
South Carolina Unearthed at South Carolina State Museum Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look Into Her World at South Carolina State Museum Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
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
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
Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice at EdVenture Children's Museum Thursday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.; $11.75
From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia at Robert Mills House & Gardens Thursday - Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.; $4 - $8
Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler at Robert Mills House & Gardens Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $4 - $8
Taking Root: The Summer Brothers and the History of Pomaria Nursery at McKissick Museum Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission
Traditions, Change, and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast at McKissick Museum Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission

get the local goods
Fall is fast approaching, but there are still plenty of summery goods made right here to get your hands on before the season is over!
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

For more things to do in Columbia, SC browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoor things to dorestaurants and more. Book your hotel room and attractions tickets at reservations.columbiacvb.com.