Make Music Columbia! TODAY Thursday, June 21, 2018 June 21 is International Make Music Day and Columbia is a participating city. Make Music

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Make Music Columbia!

TODAY Thursday, June 21, 2018
June 21 is International Make Music Day and Columbia is a participating city. Make Music Columbia will return for its fourth year with a wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events! Go out and see performers, make some music yourself and have fun! June 21 is also Dump the Pump Day and The Comet bus will be running for FREE, taking passengers around town to catch Make Music Day performances! More here.

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Cool Off with a Battle in a Virtual World!

Have you had fun today? Stop by Frankie's Fun Park and check out their newest attraction, the Hologate Virtual Reality Experience, where you can battle in a virtual world using a headset, vest and VR Blaster. Players are transported to new worlds through multiple modes that allow you to play several different games. Hologate’s intense graphics make every motion feel real! Work together as a team or compete head-to-head to win! More here.


Celebrate National Selfie Day in Summerville at Third Thursday

TONIGHT Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:30 - 8:30PM
On the Third Thursday of every month, Downtown Summerville shops, restaurants, art galleries and more extend their hours and run specials from 5:30-8:30pm. It’s a perfect chance for for refreshments, music and fun, and to get acquainted with this historic area! June 21 also happens to be National Selfie Day; how many stores can you take selfies in and post on social media? Be sure to tag @SummervilleDream on Facebook or #summervilledream on Instagram! Antiques & Artisans In Town plans to provide life-sized cutouts of Daryl from The Walking Dead and The Most Interesting Man in the World for photo ops! See participating shops and vendors here.


Brunch at the Brewery

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Every last Sunday of the month, make plans to spend the morning with Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company! You'll enjoy a savory five course meal prepared by Chef Jean-Louis and Yvette of The Belgian Waffle Truck. The menu includes delectable fare like Stuffed Fresh Herb Crepe with Scrambled Egg, Spinach and Parmesan, "Belgian Style" Shrimp Cocktail, and much more, with Souffle Glace au Grand Marnier featured for dessert! There are vegetarian options as well, and a special beer pairing available for $10/person. Reservations required by Friday, June 22. More here.


Moonlight on the Murray 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
During Moonlight on the Murray, you'll enjoy paddling on the clear blue waters of Lake Murray while the sun sets and the moon rises! Enjoy the sounds of nature at night and the beautiful moonlit lake views. These leisurely, relaxing evening paddles are suitable for anyone. Paddlers will use kayaks, or a combination of kayaks and canoes if the group size is large. Meet at Saluda Shoals Park at 6:30pm; paddle will take place on Lake Murray. More information here.


BBQ for the Fourth of July!

Little Pigs Barbecue will be open on July 3rd and July 4th, so make your way over to Alpine Road for Columbia's best "Q"! Little Pigs Barbecue’s dine-in buffet is loaded with home-cooked favorites; in addition to three kinds of barbecue (mustard, vinegar and red sauces) are ribs (the only bbq buffet in town with ribs), pork chops, chicken and fish, and southern sides like rice, hash, collards, beans, mac and cheese, with their famous banana pudding for dessert! Come sit a spell and indulge, or, get it to go and enjoy Little Pigs at home OR at your picnic! More here.


It's Summertime - Storybook Tales | Lancaster

Thursday, June 21, 2018
These hilarious actors will have you laughing in the aisles with this production of literary classics, Pinocchio and Robin Hood! Packed with audience participation, this 45-minute adventure will be performed at USC-Lancaster's Bundy Auditorium. More here.

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Shaggin' In The Streets

Friday, June 22, 2018
Sponsored by the Town of Winnsboro, the annual Shaggin' in the Streets event will feature live music, food truck vendors and plenty of fun for the whole family! Enjoy the sounds of The Reunion Bande with Gary Bass from 8 - 11PM in Downtown Winnsboro, in front of Town Clock, at 100 Congress St. Free admission. More here.


Daytripper Club | Paint & Pint at Swamp Cabbage Brewery

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The Daytripper Club invites you to join in the fun as we Paint along with an instructor from Art Smart Academy. We'll sit under the pergola (weather permitting - if not, we'll paint inside) and enjoy a shady place to paint our masterpieces (Rosey Posey). Take home your artwork as a souvenir and to kick start your new career as an artist. Cost of ticket includes pint of beer. Tickets here.

Historic Happy Hour | Yoga in the Gardens

Friday, June 22, 2018
Grab your yoga mat and join Historic Columbia at this special Historic Happy Hour event! Good Company Yoga will lead an outdoor class in the serene landscapes of the Robert Mills House & Gardens. Enjoy cold beer and light refreshments as well. Tickets here.

Marvel Day with the Black Panther

Saturday, June 23, 2018
EdVenture is starting off it's 15th Anniversary celebration with Marvel's Black Panther! The whole family will enjoy a meet and greet with Marvel Superhero Black Panther, there will be sidewalk artists, free face painting, African dancers, and science activities. Wakanda Forever! More here.

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Summer Camps at The Challenger Learning Center

Richland One’s Challenger Learning Center offer campers a summer of adventure – building and flying drones, launching rockets, simulating jet flights, traveling on space missions and so much more! There’s also a Family Fun Rocket Camp where parents can build and launch rockets with their children! Children ages 7 - 18 can sign up now. More here.


Go Berry Picking!

It’s blueberry season at last, and time to get pickin’! You and your sweet one will love gathering blueberries at select local U-Pick farms in Columbia, like Southern Blues Blueberry Farm and Double A Farms. As delicious as these indigo-colored gems can be from the store, they’re even better when picked fresh from a local grower! See more at GreatDatesColumbia!

Family Day | Lexington County Museum Complex

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Join the Lexington County Museum for their annual Family Day. This event will feature educational programs that are fun for kids of all ages, and the SC Archaeology Public Outreach Division and Congaree National Park staff members will have great activities for children. Free hot dogs and chips will be served. More here.

Free Family Tennis Night at Greenview Park

Saturday June 23, 2018
Greenview Park will host this free event as part of the US Tennis Association Southern Region’s initiative to introduce families to the game of tennis. Tennis coaches and volunteers will familiarize families with tennis through a series of fun activities, and no experience is required. More here.

Showtime Carousel | Wona Womalan African Dance Ensemble

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Showtime Carousel, Richland County Recreation's popular summer performing arts series is back! Kids and families will enjoy entertaining performances throughout the summer months, like this Wednesday's Wona Womalan African Dance Ensemble. More here.

LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit

Through Friday, August 17, 2018
The LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit showcases the beauty and strength of 49 children, teens and young adults who are living rich, full lives despite their disability or special healthcare need. Each individual’s story accompanies their photo, allowing others to actually see past the images and have a more realistic look into their lives. The exhibit is on display at Richland Library Main. More here.


Live Music!

Click on the venue below to see who's playing this week:
Pearlz Upstairz Lounge | Tombo Grille | Vacchios | Home Team Tavern | Liberty Tap Room on the Lake


Save the Date!


Summerville's Red, White and Blue on the Green

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Summerville will kick off its Independence Day celebrations with the town's annual tradition of old-fashioned fireworks at dusk in Gahagan Park! Featuring games, kid-friendly activities, food vendors and more! This is a FREE community event. More here.

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