From baseball and barbecue to fashion and freedom, there's no shortage of summer fun this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for even more that's happening in Columbia, SC.
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Get a taste of summer in Columbia this weekend! Attend a Fireflies or Lexington County Blowfish baseball game, have some family fun under the stars at the Summer Movie Series, take the kids to enjoy Summertime Saturdays or dig in at the Blues, Berries & BBQ Festival.
Finally, honor our military and veterans with flag waving, a show and indoor fireworks at the Carolina Celebration of Liberty.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24:
Lexington Blowfish vs. Savannah Bananas at Lexington County Blowfish 7 p.m.; $6 - $9
Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant at Township Auditorium 7 p.m.; $32.50 - $45.50
Soda City Family Jam at Music Farm Columbia 7:30 p.m.; $10
Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park 7:30 p.m.; Free admission
SATURDAY, JUNE 25:
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
3rd Annual Midlands Baby, Kids & Family Expo at Jamil Shrine Center 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Free admission
Blues, Berries & BBQ Festival at Harbison State Forest 1 - 6 p.m.; Free admission
The Haynes Bluegrass Series at The Haynes Auditorium Jam Session: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Open Stage: 6:30 p.m., Bluegrass Shows: 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.; $7
Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park 7 - 10 p.m.; Free admission
Miss South Carolina Pageant at Township Auditorium 8 p.m.; $37.50 - $62.50
SUNDAY, JUNE 26:
Richland Music Festival at Harbison State Forest 1 - 6 p.m.; Free admission
Gallery Tour: Highlights from the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission
Carolina Celebration of Liberty at First Baptist Church 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Free admission
Columbia Fashion Week at Seibels House and Garden Friday and Saturday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $12 - $55
Fireflies vs. Augusta at Spirit Communications Park Friday and Saturday 7:05 p.m., Sunday 5:05 p.m.; $5 - $10
Chapin Theatre Company presents "The Curious Savage" at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $15 - $20
Corey Holcomb at The Comedy House Friday 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m.; $22 - $27
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 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
• Big & Bold: Selections from the Collection
• Daufuskie Memories
South Carolina State Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
• RACE: Are We So Different?
• Art: A Collection of Collections
• Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper
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
• Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina