Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of July 27

Posted 7/26/23

Things to do in Lexington County.

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Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of July 27


Friday — July 28

“Top Gun: Maverick” (movie)
Head to the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) for a screening of one of the most successful films of all time, “Top Gun: Maverick.” Bring the family and enjoy this instant-classic Tom Cruise movie all over again. The film starts at 8:30 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Zoe Cummins (concert)
The Nashville Nights summer concert series at Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) rolls on with a performance by Zoe Cummins. The Oklahoma-born singer/songwriter now lives in Nashville and her influences range from Bobbie Gentry to John Mayer. Showtime is 6 p.m., and admission is free. Visit for more information.

Purple Martin Tour
If you’re a nature lover, you’ll enjoy the Purple Martin Tour at Jake’s Landing (220 Jake’s Landing Rd.). This intimate, six-person cruise will allow you to see thousands of purple martins up close and enjoy an evening on Lake Murray. The cruise runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and tickets are $50 each. Visit for more information.

Natalie and the Boys (concert)
Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia) hosts a performance by Columbia’s own Natalie and the Boys. The group will play a wide range of covers from the pop, rock and folk music genres with an emphasis on vocal harmonies. Showtime is 7 p.m. and the event is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Badcash (concert)
Local rock band Badcash makes its first return in a long while to Hemingway’s Music Pub (7467 St. Andrews Rd. in Irmo), where the band notes “it all started in the winter of 2009.” The show starts at 9 p.m. and goes through to 1 a.m. Find more info at

Saturday — July 29

The Market at Icehouse
Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) hosts The Market at Icehouse. The Market is intended as a farmer/grower and local artisans market that uses a community-friendly atmosphere to promote, support and encourage local production, while educating citizens on the benefits of eating local, fresh produce and supporting local artists. There will also be live music and food trucks. The Market At Icehouse runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

“Crackin’ Up” Brunch Comedy Show (standup)
The Hideout (118 State St. in West Columbia) hosts the “Crackin’ Up” Brunch Comedy show. Enjoy a delicious brunch menu while having fun with five different local comedians: Bobbie Gail, headliner Zlatta Cass, Sam Clarke, Dani Valenti, and Gabby. The laughs and the brunch begin at 1 p.m., and admission is $5. Visit for more information.

Michael Cera Palin (concert)
New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia) presents a performance from the Atlanta alternative rock band Michael Cera Palin. The band is joined for this show by Daisy Lace, SCRLETT, and Twin Toasters. Showtime is 7 p.m., and tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit for more information.

Anniversary Sip & Shop
Lexington’s Farmhouse Market & Antiques (1610 W Main St.) hosts a Sip & Shop event to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The event includes special sales along with mimosas and other refreshments and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find more info at

Sunday — July 30

Sunday Funday
Join Stone River (121 Alexander Rd. in West Columbia) for the weekly Sunday Funday event. Bring the family and enjoy vendors, face painting, live music, food trucks, inflatables and more. Sunday Funday runs from noon to 4 p.m., is free to attend and includes a cocktail menu for grownups. Visit for more information.

Family Fun Night & Fireworks
Northside Baptist Church (4347 Sunset Blvd.) hosts a Family Fun Night complete with fireworks, free food, inflatables, a Slip-N-Side and DJ. The free event starts at 7 p.m. Register at

Tuesday — Aug. 1

Toucan Tuesday
Bring the kids to the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden (500 Wildlife Pkwy.) for their Toucan Tuesday night. Guests visiting the zoo will receive buy-one get-one admission to the park and buy-one get-one Icees with a donation of two non-perishable food items. These items will go to the Harvest Hope Food Bank. The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for more information.

Across The County Line

Saluda Young Farmer Summer Pull
The Saluda County Sheriff’s Office (100 Law Enforcement Dr.) presents the Saluda Young Farmer Summer Tractor Pull on July 29. This event showcases the skills and strength of local farmers and their tractors. The event features different classes of tractors, from antique to modified, competing in pulling a heavy sled across a dirt track. Adult day passes are $20, day passes for children ages 6-12 are $10, and children 5 and under get in for free. Coolers and bulk beverages require an extra $5 for admission. The Pull begins at 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

Grow Newberry Farmers Market
The Grow Newberry Farmers Market returns to Memorial Park (1207 McKibben St.) on July 29. Enjoy fresh and local produce, meats, herbs and plants, handcrafted items and artwork, baked goods and more from 9 a.m. to noon. The market is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Guardians Of The Night K9 5K
The Guardians Of The Night K9 5K returns to the State Fairgrounds (1200 Rosewood Dr. in Columbia) on July 29. This event offers a fun, flat, fast-paced race, giving runners the opportunity to run alongside Richland County Sheriff’s Department K9 Deputies and their own K9 partners. This annual event raises funds to pay for the dogs’ food, medical care, safety equipment, collars, leads and custom-fit ballistic vests. The 5K begins at 7 p.m. and signup fees range from $30 to $47. Visit for more information.

The Market at Richland Library
The Richland Main Library (1431 Assembly St. in Columbia) hosts The Market at Richland Library on Aug. 2. It’s a chance to shop local and meet Columbia’s farmers, bakers, artists, creators and local authors all in one place. Come shop with people from your community. The Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

First Thursday on Main
Head over to the 1300 block of Main Street in Columbia Aug. 3 for the city’s First Thursday event. On the first Thursday of every month, Main Street lights up with live music, art, music, food and drinks. And businesses in downtown Columbia keep their doors open late, offering a mix of specials, events and entertainment (this week centered around performances at Boyd Plaza from Carolina indie rock bands Dear Blanca and Junior Astronomers). The fun begins at 6 p.m. and this event is free to attend. Visit for more information.


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