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LEFT AND RIGHT: BILL BARLEY
E X PLOR E
CAPITAL CITY &
LAKE MURRAY
COUNTRY
Can’t Miss
Events
MARCH
Indie Grits, Columbia
indiegrits.org
Join this four-day celebration
of film, art, music and the
creative culture of the
Southeast.
APRIL
Pork in the Park,Newberry
newberryporkinthepark.com
Enjoy bluegrass music, kids’
activities and some of the best
barbecue in the South.
JULY
Lake Murray’s Boat Parade
& Fireworks, Columbia
lakemurraycountry.com
Participants decorate their boats
to celebrate Independence Day
on the beautiful waters of
Lake Murray.
OCTOBER
By Katie McElveen
BASK
Congaree National Park may
be best known for its sky-high
trees—the canopy floats 130
feet above the ground—but the
park’s canoe trail takes paddlers past river otters, alligators
and turtles. On Lake Murray,
a flotilla of rental watercrafts—
think stand-up paddle boards,
Jet-Skis, speedboats and kayaks—
make exploring fun for everyone.
TOUR
Nearly every aspect of colonial life is on display at the
Lexington County Museum;
reserve programs like candle
dipping and butter churning
ahead of time. On Tuesday
evenings, visitors to the South
Carolina State Museum can
end their exploration with a
guided tour of the night sky
through a massive telescope.
ADMIRE
Constructed from granite, marble and brick, South Carolina
State House is considered
fireproof. The exterior dome
is clad in 44,000 pounds of
copper, or about nine million
pennies. The Newberry Opera
House was nearly demolished
in the late 1950s; today, it is
listed on the National Register
of Historic Places and draws a
crowd year-round.
PLAY
Beyond taking care of the
more than 22,000 animals
that call Riverbanks Zoo &
Garden home, staff also rehabilitate injured sea turtles,
owls, hawks and eagles. Within
EdVenture Children’s Museum, play areas like a Boeing
flight simulator and an Aha!
Factory spark creativity in kids
of all ages.
MINGLE
Columbia’s Congaree Vista
is filled with galleries, public
art installations, performance
venues and working artists’
studios. Soda City started life
more than 10 years ago as a
farmers market. Today, it’s
become a Saturday tradition
for breakfast amid crafters,
artists, musicians, food purveyors and, of course, farmers.
South Carolina State Fair,
Columbia
scstatefair.org
Twelve days of family fun
include carnival rides, exhibitions,
entertainment and great food.
NOVEMBER
South Carolina Pelion
Peanut Party,Pelion
lexingtonsc.org
Amusement rides and a parade
celebrate the annual “boiling of
the peanuts.”
Left: Lake Murray
Right: Newberry Opera House
DiscoverSouthCarolina.com
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