Things to do in Lexington County.
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Sunflower WeekendThe second of two Sunflower Weekends takes place at Clinton Sease Farm (382 Olde Farm Rd.) June 24-26. The farm promises “fresh sunflowers and photo opps galore. Tickets, which include a wagon ride to the field and one cut-your-own sunflower, cost $14 ($12 in advance). There will be various food offerings and additional flower offerings available for an extra charge. Hours are 5-8 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. June 25, and 5-8 p.m. June 26 Visit clintonseasefarm.com for more info.
Sunset on the ShoalsSaluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd. in Columbia) hosts another entry in its ongoing Sunset On The Shoals series. Enjoy a one-hour paddle on the Saluda River followed by a wine tasting at the overlook. The paddle starts at 6 p.m., and boats and all necessary equipment are provided. Admission is $47, and the event is for ages 21 and up. Visit icrc.net/parks/saluda-shoals-park for more information.
Brandon Stevens (concert)Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) presents “The Songs of Soul,” an evening with vocalist Brandon Stevens. Stevens will perform songs by Brian McKnight, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Al Green, Maxwell, Stevie Wonder, Eric Benét and more. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are $25. Dressy attire is required. Visit chayzlounge.com for more information.
Chosen Road Bluegrass Band (concert)Head over to Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) for a set of down-home bluegrass from the Chosen Road Bluegrass Band. Then hang around afterwards for an open jam with local musicians. Showtime is 7 p.m., the open jam begins at 9 p.m., and admission is a $5 donation at the door. Visit billsmusicshop.com for more information.
“Move, Dance, Be Born” (dance)Join the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College St. in Irmo) as they host the Columbia City Jazz Conservatory’s recital “Move, Dance, Be Born.” The CCJ Conservatory features dance classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, and tap for dancers of all ages, so expect an event full of all of those styles. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $15. Visit harbisontheatre.org for more information.
Chris Gelbuda (concert)Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) continues their Nashville Nights concert series with a performance by singer/songwriter Chris Gelbuda. Chris is a classically trained concert pianist who also spent time in blues and jam bands before becoming an in-demand writer in Nashville, working with Meghan Trainor and Maren Morris, among others. Showtime is 6 p.m. and Michael Haney hosts the evening. The show is free to attend. Visit facebook.com/steelhandsbrewing for more information.
Frank Turner (concert)British singer-songwriter Frank Turner, formerly of the post-hardcore band Million Dead, performs a special acoustic matinee show at New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia). Turner scored a number-one hit in the UK with his most recent album “FTHC,” which came out in February of this year. Showtime is 11 a.m. and general admission tickets are $20. Visit newbrooklandtavern.com for more information.
Kenny George Band (concert)Country-rockers the Kenny George Band perform at Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia). Showtime is 7 p.m., and the show is free. Visit facebook.com/savagecraftaleworks for more information.
The Market at IcehouseIcehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) hosts the Market at Icehouse, also known as the Town Of Lexington Farmers Market. The market is intended as a farmer/grower and local artisan market that promotes, supports and encourages local production. There will be live music and food trucks on site. The market is open from 9am to 1pm and is free to attend. Visit icehouseamphitheater.com for more information.
Family Day The Lexington County Museum (231 Fox St.) hosts its annual family day for the first time since 2019. This event will feature children’s activities such as playing with historic games and toys and learning about life during the 19th century in Lexington County. There will also be a sweetgrass basket maker in attendance along with archaeologists, who will teach children about the artifacts they find. Family Day runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free to attend. For more information, visit lexingtoncountymuseum.org.
Meeting Street Artisan MarketHead over to the Interactive Art Park (425 Meeting St. in West Columbia) for the Meeting Street Artisan Market. The market includes vendors selling original art, crafts, foods and produce. Support local vendors, interact with the unique sculptures throughout the park, and then head to State and Meeting streets to continue shopping and dining. The market is free to attend and begins at 9:30 a.m. Visit facebook.com/meetingstreetartisanmarket for more information.
Food Truck FridayThe City of Columbia celebrates Food Truck Friday on June 24. This ongoing initiative features different food trucks as a way to highlight various types of cuisines that can be enjoyed in the city. This week, Paella South and Caffeine Cabin will be at 1400 Assembly St., La Cochinita and Z”Z BBQ will be at 1 Justice Square, and Elevation Catering and Lil’ House of Pizza will be at 2300 Bull St., all from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit columbiasc.gov for more information.
Grow Newberry Farmers MarketDowntown Newberry hosts the Grow Newberry Farmers Market on June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. The market will have locally-sourced seasonal produce, plants, baked goods and arts and crafts, along with live music and activities for the kids. The market is free to attend. Visit cityofnewberry.com for more information.
Y’all MartHead over to the Art Bar (1211 Park St.) for the quirky Y’all Mart event on June 26. Y’all-Mart is a curated market with vendors selling clothing, art, oddities and more. The market is open from 1pm to 6pm and is free to attend. Visit artbarsc.com for more information.
Jack-N-Jazz Concert Series Bourbon (1214 Main St.) hosts their Jack-N-Jazz Concert Series on June 30. Bourbon, Jack Daniels and the Cola Jazz Foundation present the Reggie Sullivan Band. Part of the proceeds from the specialty Jack Daniels cocktails will help fund the ColaJazz Outreach program at the Lexington Medical Center. The show is free and starts at 7 p.m. Visit colajazz.com for more information.
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