Finish up July with a bang! Whether you wish to bask in the summer weather or cool off indoors, there are plenty of options to do either this weekend. Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's going on in Columbia, SC.
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Make the most of your remaining summer vacation! Explore the events and programs going on around town this weekend, happening both indoors and out.
Don't forget to take advantage of the warm, breezy summer nights, as well. Root for the home team at a Fireflies or Blowfish baseball game, enjoy some popcorn and a film at the Summer Movie Series or listen to some tunes at the Summer Concert Series.
Beat the heat! Participate in summer activities while staying cool, too. Check out the Canaletto Concert with Columbia Baroque, the Southern Heat Music Festival featuring T.I., Yo Gotti, & Young Thug, "Disney's The Little Mermaid," or "Green Day's American Idiot." Finally, have a play date with the kids at Summertime Saturdays.
SATURDAY, JULY 30:
Soda City Market at City Center/ 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
Summertime Saturdays at EdVenture Children's Museum 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $11.50
Lexington Blowfish vs. Forest City Owls at Lexington County Blowfish 7 p.m.; $6 - $9
Southern Heat Music Festival featuring T.I., Yo Gotti, & Young Thug at Colonial Life Arena 7 p.m.; $48 - $108
Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park 7 - 10 p.m.; Free admission
Fireflies vs. Asheville at Spirit Communications Park Friday and Saturday 7:05 p.m., Sunday 5:05 p.m.; $5 - $10
South Congaree Championship Rodeo at South Congaree Horse Arena Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3:30 p.m.; $7 - $16
"Disney's The Little Mermaid" at Town Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $15 - $25
"Green Day's American Idiot" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $25 - $35
Big Rome at The Comedy House Friday 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 7 p.m.; $10
Blooming Butterflies at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $10.50 - $11.50
Historic Columbia Historic House Museum Tours at Historic Columbia Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.; $4 - $28
Route to (Re)settlement at Mann-Simons Site Friday and Saturday 1 - 4 p.m.
Columbia Museum of Art has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
• Spoken: Portraits in Black
• Big & Bold: Selections from the Collection
• Daufuskie Memories
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., Sunday10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
• RACE: Are We So Different?
• Art: A Collection of Collections
McKissick Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission
• Richard Burnside: Who is King?
• On Air in South Carolina: Preserving Radio and Television History at the SCBA Archives