Here's to the weekend! There are some famously hot events going on Thursday through Sunday in Columbia, SC, and we've got our top picks for fun in the Columbia region. Read through below, but be sure to visit our calendar of events a complete list of where to go and what to do in Columbia, SC:

spring celebrations
Spring means outdoor events, concert series and fun in the sun. Get to one of these rites of spring this weekend:
Rhythm and Blooms: Bobby Houck at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Thursday 6pm $5
Music at Sandhill: Men of Distinction at Village at Sandhill Friday 7pm Free admission
Five After Five Spring Concert Series: Abbey Road Live in Five Points Thursday 6:30pm Free admission
Spring Fling at Forest Lake Park Free with non-perishable food item Saturday 11am - 2pm


gamecock sports
It's time to play ball! Cheer on your team at the 2014 SEC Softball Tournament (get full details on the SEC tournament from our sports blog). Then cheer on the Gamecocks baseball team as they battle the Missouri Tigers this weekend.
2014 SEC Softball Tournament at Beckahm Field Thursday - Saturday  
South Carolina Gamecocks v. Missouri Tigers at Carolina Stadium Friday-Sunday

cemetery tours
Historic Columbia's cemetery tours are back! These tours are full of creepy stories and interesting history as you explore Elmwood Cemetery - Columbia, SC's oldest cemetery.
Moonlight Cemetery and Secrets from the Grave Tours at Elmwood Cemetery & Gardens Thursday $8

Theater shows in Columbia, SC this weekend feature a modern classic, dark comedy or family fun. We're not sure which to pick either, probably depends on the group:
Young Frankenstein at Workshop Theatre Thursday - Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 3 pm $22
The House of Blue Leaves at Trustus Theatre Thursday - Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 3 pm $11-$27
Shrek the Musical at Town Theatre Thursday - Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 3 pm

mother's day
For the special woman in your life, there are plenty of ways to say a big thanks to her in Columbia, SC. Search through our restaurant listings to find the perfect brunch, lunch or dinner for the day. Treat mom to a day at the spa this weekend or go on a shopping spree. Just let her know you care!

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