The summer days are not drifting away - they're just warming up! Enjoy the season and get outside in the sun and fresh air this weekend. Check out our roundup below and then take a look at our calendar of events for everything that's going on in Columbia, SC!


The New Outdoor Hot Spot
With summer in full swing, outdoor activities are planned in abundance. Spend Saturday morning perusing the goods at Soda City Market before heading over to River Rat Brewery for live reggae music, Jamaican Jerk Chicken and an ice cold pint at Ratstafest. Who can resist a summer night under the stars!? Catch The Croods at the Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series or LTD at the Summer Concert Series. Get ready to holler and cheer at the 5th Annual Blythewood DOKO Rodeo or at one of the Lexington County Blowfish Baseball games.

Check out our daily guide below. For more things to do around Columbia, SC, visit our calendar of events!

Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park 7 p.m.; Free admission
Friday Bluegrass & Acoustic Open Stage & Jam at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $5 donation

Soda City Market at Main Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
Ratstafest at River Rat Brewery 12 p.m.; $5
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park 8 - 10 p.m.; Free admission
Bremen Town Musicians at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
"Puss in Boots" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5.75
Saturday Classic Country Music Jamboree & Dancing at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 7 - 10 p.m.; $5 donation

5th Annual Blythewood DOKO Rodeo at Blythewood Community Park Friday and Saturday doors open at 6 p.m., rodeo starts at 8 p.m.; $8 - $16
Lexington County Blowfish Baseball at Lexington County Baseball Stadium Friday and Saturday 7:05 p.m.; $6 - $9
"Dreamgirls" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; $25 - $35
Blooming Butterflies at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $11.75
The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $11.75
From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces at Columbia Museum of Art Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
Exhibition "In and Out of the Wild: Animals in Art" at Gallery West Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Free admission
From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia at Robert Mills House & Gardens Friday - Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.; $4 - $8
Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler at Robert Mills House & Gardens Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $4 - $8
South Carolina State Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
• Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures
• Carolina Makers
• Finding Freedom's Home: Archaeology at Mitchelville
• The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look Into Her World
• Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

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