From concerts to one-of-a-kind art exhibits, the Columbia region is absolutely packed with a wide range of things to do this weekend. Take a look at our six suggestions below, but also be sure to check out our calendar of events for even more happenings in The New Southern Hot Spot! 

Post by Brittons of Columbia.

bow ties
Help set a world record for the number of bow ties tied in one place! Hundreds of participants will gather at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to set this Guinness World Record, enjoy live music and support a great cause. While participation in the world record is free, proceeds from the day's other activities will support Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. Register here to be a part of history!

Celebrate the opening of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home or enjoy a night out on Main Street with these parties: 
First Thursdays on Main Street Thursday 6 - 9pm Free

Discover science, art, history and nature this weekend in Columbia, SC:
Big Kids Science Fair at South Carolina State Museum Thursday 6 - 9pm $30 single, $45 couple 
Orchids on the Riverbanks Festival at Riverbanks Botanical Garden Friday 1pm – 5pm; Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm Free w/general admission
Family Fun Day: Sweet on CMA! at Columbia Museum of Art Saturday Noon - 3pm Free 
Second Sunday Stroll | Cottontown at North Columbia Fire Station #7 with Historic Columbia Sunday 2pm Free for HC members, $5 youth & $8 adults

Classical and classic music combine this weekend for a symphonic weekend:  
South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestras' Concert at Koger Center for the Arts Sunday 3:30pm $10 adults & $5 for students/children

Whether you're enjoying local, groundbreaking productions or a traveling show, enjoy an entertainment packed weekend with one of these performances: 
Broadway in Columbia Presents "Million Dollar Quartet" at Koger Center for the Arts Thursday 7:30pm $47-$58  
"Clybourne Park" at Trustus Theatre Thursday - Saturday 8pm $11 - $27
CCT presents "Puss in Boots" at Columbia Children's Theatre Friday 7pm; Saturday 10:30am, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday 3pm $10 adults & children 3+, $8 seniors & active duty military; All tickets $5 Saturday night at 7pm
Eddie Griffin at The Comedy House Friday 8pm & 10:30pm; Saturday 7pm & 9:30pm $30

Japan and the Jazz Age at Columbia Museum of Art
Take a walk on the artistic side at one of the following art galleries or exhibitions:
Japan and the Jazz Age: Unique Exhibition of Japanese Art Deco at Columbia Museum of Art Friday 11am - 5pm; Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday Noon - 5pm $12 adults, $10 senior citizens & military, $5 students & children 5 & under 
Whipped Cream and Other Delights: Remake/Remodel at 701 Whaley Street Thursday & Friday 11am - 5pm; Saturday 9am - 5pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm Free
Reflections: People and Places-The Art of Floyd Gordon at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday - Friday 11am - 5pm; Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday Noon - 5pm $12 adults, $10 senior citizens & military, $5 students & children 5 & under 

monster jam
Hold on to your seats and brace yourself for this action packed event at Colonial Life Arena, sure to thrill kids of all ages.
Monster Jam 2014 at Colonial Life Arena Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 2pm and 7pm (Doors open 1 hour prior to show time) $22-$42

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