Fill up your Labor Day Weekend with events to make it feel like fall! From football to shag lessons, to Labor Day celebrations, you will have no trouble keeping busy this holiday weekend. Don't be fooled though! Columbia will still be #famouslyhot. Check out our roundup below and peruse our calendar of events for everything going on in Columbia, SC!

Are you ready, Chapin?! We Are CHAPIN PROUD!

Posted by Chapin Labor Day Festival Weekend on Thursday, September 3, 2015


The New Labor Day Hot Spot

This weekend brings excitement to the area as people have an extra day to enjoy family and friends. The 2015 Year of the Shag Celebration provides fun for everyone with free shag and line dance lessons at the Columbia Marriott on Main Street. If you're looking for something with less crowd participation there are various concerts to enjoy at USC School of Music or you can get funky with Cameo at the Township Auditorium. The 2015 Labor Day Festival & Parade in the Town of Chapin provides family fun to end the weekend with arts & crafts, food vendors, live music, and more.

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

Show Announcement: September 4th @ 8pmPalmetto Capital City Classic Presents an Old School Funk Party featuring Cameo, Lakeside & Brick! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

Posted by The Township Auditorium on Wednesday, August 5, 2015


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4:
Happy Hour History Tour at The Vista 5:30 - 7 p.m.; $20 - $25
Across the Water with Columbia Baroque: "The River Thames" at USC School of Music 7:30 p.m.; $15 - $20
Friday Bluegrass & Acoustic Open Stage & Jam at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $5 donation
Cameo at Township Auditorium 8 p.m.; $45 - $60

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5:
Soda City Market at Main Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
"Puss in Boots" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5.75
"Brementown Musicians" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $5.75
Soulful Strings: Indian Classical Music Concert featuring Anupama Bhagwat at USC School of Music 6 p.m.; Free admission
Palmetto Capital City Classic at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium 4:30 p.m.; $25
Saturday Classic Country Music Jamboree & Dancing at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 7 - 10 p.m.; $5 donation

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6:
Blues on Beaufort Street at Tipsy Toad Tavern 6 p.m.; Free admission
USC Cornelia Freeman Concert Series at USC School of Music 3 p.m.; $5 - $12

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7:
2015 Labor Day Festival & Parade at Town of Chapin 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Free admission
JCC Luck of the Draw Labor Day Raffle at Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center 3 - 6 p.m.; $15 - $100

ALL WEEKEND:
2015 Year of the Shag Celebration at Main Street, Columbia Marriott and South Carolina State House Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. and 7 - 11 p.m., Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.; Free admission
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 Possession: 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
Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $2 - $5
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
Threads: The Story in Our Clothes
Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures
Carolina Makers
The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look Into Her World


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.