Stay Here, Play Here: Things to do in Lexington County for the week of March 21

Posted 3/20/24

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Stay Here, Play Here: Things to do in Lexington County for the week of March 21


Friday – March 22

The New Primitive (concert)

Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) hosts a performance by the popular regional band The New Primitive. The band plays a tight mix of bluegrass and country starting at 8 p.m. Admission is $15. Visit for more information. 

Groove Masters (concert)

Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) and the Groove Masters band present “A Night Of Jazzy Rhythms.” Enjoy an evening full of hits and classics by James Brown, Kem, Roy Ayers, The Gap Band, George Duke, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and many more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is $35. Dressy attire is required. Visit for more information. 

Saturday – March 23

Lexington Rescue Run

Looking to get the whole family some exercise and help out a worthy cause at the same time? Check out the Lexington Rescue Run at Red Bank Arena (1159 Nazareth Rd.). The Lexington Rescue Run 5K (and a half mile Kids Fun Run) benefit Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit organization whose mission is to eradicate child trafficking. There will also be treats for the kid racers and door prizes for the adults. The Lexington Rescue Run begins at 8 a.m. and registration is $30. Visit for more information. 

Cherry Blossom Festival

Irmo Town Park (1249 Lexington Ave.) hosts the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Planted in the park in 2001, the six Yoshino trees put forth an amazing bloom at their peak. Check out the exuberant pale pink blooms of late March, and enjoy quiet picnicking, blossom-viewing, arts and crafts vendors, and much more. The Cherry Blossom Festival runs from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information. 

Soiree On State

State St. in Cayce is the place to be for the Soiree On State celebration. Presented by the City of Cayce and the Avenues Neighborhood Association, Soiree on State will include artists, a free kid’s area with bounce courses, face painting and a balloon artist, food vendors, live music and more. Soiree On State runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information. 

Sunday – March 24


The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College Blvd.) presents the 360 ALLSTARS: A Supercharged Urban Circus. connects the street with the elite to deliver a supercharged urban circus. A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, you’ll see everything from BMX, basketball, and breakdancing, to acrobatics, drumming, and more. Showtime is 4 p.m. and tickets are $40, $15 for ages 18 and under. Visit for more information. 

Carolina Jazz Xperience (concert)

The Carolina Jazz Xperience performs at the Saluda River Club (102 Glade Spring Dr.). This exciting, dynamic big band was formed by a group of University of South Carolina Band alumni with the simple mission of providing free big band jazz concerts to the local community. The concert runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Rhonda Funk (concert)

Country singer/songwriter Rhonda Funk performs at Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia) Funk will play a mix of covers and originals from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This show is free to attend. Visit for more information. 

Tuesday – March 26

Family Fun Night

O’Hara’s Public House (131 E. Main St.) hosts their weekly Family Fun Night. Bring the kids by for a free dessert and balloon animals. Family Fun Night runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Thursday – March 28 

Easter Egg Hunt

The Chapin Branch Library (129 Columbia Ave.) gets Easter started a little early with an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. Bring your basket and be sure to get a picture with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. This event is free to attend. Visit for more information. 

Across The County Line: 

Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic

The SC State Fairgrounds (1200 Rosewood Dr. in Columbia) hosts South Carolina’s largest fishing, hunting and outdoor expo, the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic March 22 through March 24. There are more than 350 vendors on site, and you can browse huge dream boats as well as small craft, along with all the latest hunting and fishing equipment. The Palmetto Sportsman’s Classic runs from noon to 8 p.m. and admission is $10. Children 12 and under get in free. Visit for more information.

The Carole King Musical (play)

The Town Theatre (1012 Sumter St. in Columbia) presents a performance of “The Carole King Musical” on Friday, March 22nd. From teen songwriter Carol Kline to chart topping musical phenom Carole King, the show takes you on a journey through the renowned musical legend’s career. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $25. Visit for more information. 

SC B.A.S.S. Nation Youth State Championship

Dreher Island State Park (3677 State Park Rd. in Prosperity) hosts a day of fishing fun on the water with the SC B.A.S.S. Nation Youth State Championship event on Saturday, March 23. This activity-filled day includes a superhero-themed Fun Run & Adult 3k race, awards, a butterfly release, junior anglers on hand to teach the kids how to fish and a live weigh in starting at 3 p.m. This event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for more information.

Columbia Brick Con

If you love exploring the world of LEGO, you’ll want to head over to The Oaks Venue (901 Brookwood Dr. in Columbia) on Saturday, March 23rd for the opening day of Columbia Brick Con. Don’t miss out on the chance to connect with fellow builders, use your imagination in the build area, build vehicles and race your friends, and marvel at impressive LEGO creations. Columbia Brick Con starts at 9 a.m. and admission costs between $7.50 and $11. Visit for more information. 


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