Stay Here, Play Here: Things to do in Lexington County for the week of June 27

Posted 6/27/24

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Stay Here, Play Here: Things to do in Lexington County for the week of June 27


Friday – June 28

Nashville Nights: Gabe Lee (concert)

The Nashville Nights concert series rolls on at Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce). This week’s performer is Gabe Lee, an incisive singer/songwriter who has shared the stage with Los Lobos and Jason Isbell, among others. Showtime is 6 p.m. and this event is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Independence Day Celebration

Enjoy the 4th of July a few days early at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.). This Independence Day Celebration includes a set from the 246 Army Band and a dazzling fireworks display to end the evening. This event kicks off at 7 p.m. and it is family-friendly and free to attend. Visit for more information.

Dixie’s Tupperware Party (play)

The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College Blvd. in Irmo) presents “Dixie’s Tupperware Party,” a hilarious play in which the title character demonstrates the many alternative uses for the iconic plastic kitchen staple. It’s filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, audience participation and a little bit of empowerment and homespun wisdom. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $40. This show is recommended for ages 18 and up. Visit for more information.

Pinehill Ramblers (concert)

The Pinehill Ramblers return to Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia). The band plays classic bluegrass from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is a $10 donation. Visit for more information.

Brittany Turnipseed (concert)

Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) and vocalist Brittany Turnipseed present “A Soulful Birthday Soiree.” It is indeed Brittany’s birthday, and she celebrates by taking a tour through hits and classics by Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Aretha Frankin, Donna Summer, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill and more, all backed by Rod Foster & Company. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is $37. Dressy attire is required. Visit for more information.

Saturday – June 29

4th of July Celebration

Lake Murray gets into the Independence Day spirit a little early with their 4th of July celebration. Fireworks will launch at dark (roughly 9:30 p.m.) from two lake locations: Spence Island & Dreher Island. Fireworks DO NOT launch from the park sites at the dam, so the best viewing location is from a boat. The fireworks show is synchronized with music. Tune your radio to 93.1 to hear patriotic music while enjoying the view. This event is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Colonial Forts Tour

12,000 Year History Park (1120 Fort Congaree Trl. in Cayce) hosts a Civil War walking tour. Meet up at the Cayce Tennis Center and take a stroll through history. Learn about The Battle of Congaree Creek which was the last fortified position defended by Confederate troops before the capture and destruction of Columbia. Walk the battlefield and visit the earthworks, learn about the strategies and tactics used by both sides as Sherman marched through South Carolina on his way to Columbia. The tour is about 2 hours long and begins at 11 a.m. This event is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Thursday – July 4

Lexington County Peach Festival

The Lexington County Peach Festival returns to Gilbert Community Park (Rikard Cir.). Enjoy fresh peaches, a peach parade, a car show, live music, arts & crafts vendors, peach pageants, and did we mention fresh peaches? There’s even a 4th of July fireworks show to end the day. This event runs from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Baseball & Fireworks Show

Lexington County Baseball Stadium (474 Ball Park Rd.) hosts a game plus a fireworks show to celebrate the 4th of July. The Blowfish, a summer collegiate baseball team, will play Lexington ‘s Glowfish at 7:05 p.m., followed by a fireworks display after the game. Admission is $8.50. Visit for more information.

4th Of July Lunch Cruise

Enjoy a patriotic ride around Lake Murray on a 4th of July Lunch Cruise. The Spirit Of Lake Murray sets sail at noon, with a full bar and lunch menu available during the cruise and returns at 1:30 p.m. This cruise is open seating and features indoor and outdoor seating, all of which is first come first served. Adult tickets are $29, and children under 10 are $20. Visit for more information.

Across The County Line

Friday Night Laser Lights

Bring the kids to the SC State Museum (301 Gervais St.) for Friday Night Laser Lights on Friday, June 28. Enjoy special shows featuring lasers choreographed to iconic music inside the museum’s 55ft digital dome BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium, including songs by Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, and The Beatles. There will also be a cash bar and food trucks on site. Friday Night Laser Lights runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and admission is $12, $10 with a museum membership. Visit for more information.

Rent (play)

The Ritz Theatre (1511 Main St.) and the Newberry Community Players bring the famous production “Rent” to Newberry on Friday, June 28. “In the late 1980s and early 1990s, friends in Manhattan’s East Village struggle to build the lives of their dreams. Pennilessness, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, social tension, and political unrest, among other hardships, challenge the group physically and emotionally. Facing the problems head on, they make personal self-discoveries and find what really matters most in life.” Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets are $15. Visit for more information.

Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing

Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd.) hosts the return of Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing. If you love bass fishing, kayaking and the camaraderie of being on the water with a bunch of great anglers, this competitive fishing event is for you. There’s big-money competition but with a friendly family feeling as well. This event begins at 6:30 a.m. and the entry fee is $65 per person, and the prizes are $2,000 for 1st place and $1000 for 2nd place. Visit for more information.

Rockin’ Red, White & Blue

Doko Meadows Park (171 Langford Rd. in Blythewood) hosts the annual Rockin’ Red, White & Blue Celebration on Wednesday, July 3. Enjoy live music from The Blue Dogs and food and drink from Smoke It Up BBQ, Main Eatz, Brain Freeze, The Haute Dog Lady, Sweet Peas Ice Cream, Spoons Off Da Hook, The Donut Guy, Pelican SnoBalls, Kingz Peanuts, Bessie’s Sweet Delights, Chubby’s, Randolph’s Italian Ice and more. The fireworks show begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the event ends and 10 p.m. It’s free to attend. Visit for more information.

Ft. Jackson Independence Day Celebration

What better place to celebrate everything that the 4th of July means than at Ft. Jackson (3392 Century Division Ave.)? Their Independence Day celebration includes carnival rides, food and beer trucks, misting stations and live music from DJ Payne, Jazzy Trinity, Hijacked and the Reggie Sullivan Band. The fireworks display is scheduled for 9 p.m. This event is free to attend and begins at 4 p.m. Visit for more information.

Lake Carolina Farmer’s Market

Kick off your July 4th holiday with a visit to the Lake Carolina Farmer’s Market (546 Russell Rd.). Shop for fresh, locally grown produce, dairy and meat, and enjoy a morning with your friends and neighbors. The market runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.


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