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    A Week of Summer Fun in Columbia

    The month of July is full of hot summer days, cool beverages, and of course, one of our favorite holidays, the 4th of July! Grab our calendar because we have the perfect ways for you and your friends and family to celebrate. From fireworks to festivals, Columbia is ready to host a week full of fun for everyone to enjoy.

    30th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show on Lake Murray

    Start your 4th of July week off with a bang by attending the fireworks show on Lake Murray on Saturday June 30. Since this is their 30th anniversary, the fireworks will last 30 minutes and will be the largest display they’ve had yet. The show will begin at dusk (9:15pm), and can be seen from Dreher Island State Park, by boat near Spence Island, or from both parks at Lake Murray Dam. In addition to the display, viewers will be able to tune into WTCB/B106.7 FM and WOMG/Classic Hits 98.5 for patriotic music that will be synced to the firework show. It’s definitely a show you won’t want to miss.

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    Lexington County Peach Festival

    On the 4th of July, plan on attending the annual Lexington County Peach Festival. While celebrating the diamond anniversary of this local event, attendees will also be able to enjoy live entertainment, fresh peaches, the peach parade, and fireworks. Start the day bright and early with the car show that will be held at Gilbert Middle School at 8am, with viewing opportunities all the way until 2pm. The Peach Parade will begin at 9:30am and last until 11am, starting on Hampton Street and ending back at Gilbert Primary School on Main Street. This event is a perfect way to celebrate and give thanks this Independence Day.

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    300th Edition of Soda City Market

    Of course we can’t forget about our beloved Soda City Market, held every Saturday at 9am on Main Street, especially not when it will be celebrating its 300th birthday on July 7! Every week dozens of local vendors feature their favorite baked goods, produce, ethnic food, art, and so much more for you to shop and enjoy. The 4th of July week will be no exception. It’s always a great way to begin a beautiful Saturday morning in Columbia.

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    Brookland Beach Bash

    Just because the 4th of July is over, doesn’t mean you can’t still continue on with a fun, adventured filled week. By attending the Brookland Beach Bash, you can enjoy tons of exciting games and activities that the whole family will love. From free tubing and kayaking along the Riverwalk to your favorite beach day games and a pop-up movie to close the festivities, Brookland is the ideal place to be. The event will start at 12pm and go until 10:30pm, so get ready for an excitement filled afternoon and evening with the kiddos.

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    Craft and Draft’s 4th Birthday Celebration

    To start off or end the afternoon, head on over to our local Craft and Draft for their 4th Anniversary celebration, which will begin at 12pm and end at 7pm. It seems only fitting that we celebrate four great years at Craft and Draft on the week of our beloved July 4th. With their premiere craft beer store and 12 taps that feature craft beers from Bierkeller Columbia, Twisted Spur Brewing, Hazlewood Brewing, and more, it’ll be a great way to wind down after your busy week. Not to mention, there will be food trucks and live music all day as well, so come hungry and ready for a good time.

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    The 4th of July is one of our favorite holidays, and we’re happy to be celebrating it with our friends and family right here in Columbia! On this day and throughout the week, it’s important to remember the true meaning of why we celebrate the Fourth. By being with friends and family, and enjoying everything life has to offer, we are doing just that. Go out and have fun, but most importantly stay safe on this American holiday!