ACTIVITIES

Lexington is a place that looks like a city, but feels like a small town. Located just minutes from the South Carolina’s capital city and its largest university, Lexington has all the benefits a cosmopolitan area has to offer. Once you cross the bridge into Lexington County, you can feel the stresses of the day slipping away. Lexington has it all without the hassles that accompany the big city. Check out these many options for family fun and activities throughout Lexington County.

ENTERTAINMENT

Icehouse Amphitheater
107 W. Main Street
Lexington, SC
(803) 358-7275
Lexington County Museum
231 Fox Street
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 359-8369

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Colonial Life Arena
801 Lincoln St
Columbia, SC
(803) 576-9200
Koger Center for the Arts
1051 Greene St
Columbia, SC
(803) 777-7500
Longstreet Theatre
1300 Greene Street
Columbia, SC
(803) 777-8049
Town Theatre
1012 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC
(803) 799-2510
Trustus Theatre
520 Lady Street
Columbia, SC
(803) 254-9732
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 737-8095
Village Square Theatre
105 Caughman Rd.
Lexington, SC
(803) 359-1436
EdVenture Children's Museum
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 779-3100

Monday-Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

FESTIVALS

Chapin Labor Day Festival

This family-friendly event features a 5K Run/Walk at Crooked Creek Park on Saturday, date TBA, benefiting Meals on Wheels. On Labor Day, come early for the big parade and stay for a full-day of activities on historic Beaufort and Clark Streets, featuring arts and crafts, barbecue, a Chapin Idol talent show, antique car show and the Smile Band. Chapin Library’s book sale at the Alternative Academy also follows the parade.

For more information, go to:
Chapin SC or call (803) 345-2444.

Congaree Bluegrass Festival

This festival is held the first Saturday of October each year at Granby Gardens Park located in the City Hall Complex at 1800 12th Street, Cayce. This free festival features bluegrass performances along with free tours of the Cayce Historical Museum and youth-oriented activities. The event is held rain or shine and is tobacco and alcohol free. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good or a non-perishable food item for God’s Helping Hands and Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Gaston Collard Festival

This is a family festival with a live auction, parade, beauty pageants, festival rides and games, live entertainment, crafters, vendors and exhibitors, a cake decorating contest, a cookie decorating contest, and a photography contest. But best of all is our famous collards!! No alcohol is allowed on the festival grounds. This is a clean family festival for all to enjoy!

131 N Carlisle ST
Gaston Civic Center
Gaston, SC 29053
Phone: (803) 796-7725

Irmo Okra Strut

Today the festival is managed by a board of commissioners appointed by the Irmo Town Council and we are proud to say, “we are the nation’s original celebration of Okra.” The festival is now a two-day event featuring a street dance, parade, arts and crafts, rides and amusements, petting zoo, and lots of festival food. Attendance for the celebration is estimated at 55,000 annually. Money raised by the festival is put back into the community through civic and school organizations, scholarships and improvements of public areas.

For more information, go to :
Okra Strut

Lexington County Peach Festival

The Lexington County Peach Festival is an all-day celebration held on July 4th, at the Gilbert Community Park in Gilbert, SC. The festival is recognized as one of the most successful and prestigious events of its kind in the Southeast United States.

For more information, go to:
Lexington County Peach Festival

Pelion Peanut Festival

Farmers in Pelion, a mere 20 miles or so from Columbia, have been producing and harvesting peanuts for years. It has long been an autumn tradition for the townspeople to gather for the annual boiling of the peanuts. Today, members of the Pelion Ruritan Club continue the tradition at the annual Pelion Peanut Party. The Ruritans use a secret recipe for boiling the peanuts; however, they are more than happy to share the final product with festival-goers. The festival features the Princess Pageant, a craft show, parade, exhibits, fabulous festival food, the “Peanut’s Your Way” tent and amusement rides for all.

For more information, go to:
Discover South Carolina

SC Poultry Festival

Enjoy family entertainment and fun with a parade, five stages of live entertainment, contests, crafts, a street dance, fireworks, amusement rides, volleyball tournament and road race.

Tartan Day Festival

The Highland Games are held at the Historic Columbia Speedway, 2001 Charleston Highway in Cayce. The games are a part of a much larger Celtic Celebration labeled Tartan Day South. The Festival promises patrons the opportunity to enjoy true Irish and Scottish culture just five minutes from the Statehouse and Downtown Columbia.

For more information, go to:
Tartan Day South

LAKES & CAMPGROUNDS

Mr. Z's RV Park

3343 Augusta Hwy
Gilbert, SC 29054
(803) 206-8928

Siesta Cove & RV Park

256 John Long Road
Gilbert, SC 29054
(803) 892-2978

Phoenix Adventures

220 Orchard Hill Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 260-3669

Pontoon Rentals & Tours

20 Jakes Landing Road
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 530-3713

Spirit of Lake Murray

3337 US 378
Leesville, SC 29070
(803) 730-3044

Lanier Sailing Club

3072 Hwy 378
Leesville, SC 29070
(803) 317-9070

Riverwinds Landing

221 SC Highway 391
Prosperity, SC 29127
(803) 364-0036

Lake Murray Boat Rentals

2727 Hwy 378
Gilbert, SC 29054
(803) 407-2929

Brown's Marine

1051 Broad Stone Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 407-2929

Aqua Fun

220 Jakes Landing Road
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 413-1693

Fifty Fifty Watersports

101 Sandalwood Road
Leesville, SC 29070
(803) 731-4000

Adventure Carolina

1107 State Street
Cayce, SC 29033
(803) 796-4505

Sunrise Fishing Guide Service

1216 Woodhurst Lane
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 319-8722

Charlie's Fisherman's Wharf

3224 US-378
Leesville, SC 29070
(803) 532-1205

Rusty Anchor

1925 Johnson Marina Road
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 749-1555

Hilton Recreation Area

Cove Launch Ct
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 217-9221

Palmetto Outdoors

131 Alexander Road
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 404-8254

River Bend

844 Riverbend Point
Leesville, SC 29070
(803) 217-9221

Larry Koon Landing

1523 Shull Ave
Gilbert, SC 29054
(803) 217-9221

FAMILY FUN

Columbia Fireflies
The Columbia Fireflies are a Minor League Baseball team based in Columbia, South Carolina. The Fireflies are the Low-A Affiliate of the New York Mets and they play in the South Atlantic League against in-state rivals the Greenville Drive (Boston Red Sox) and the Charleston RiverDogs (New York Yankees). The Fireflies play at Segra Park, named the 2016 Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year and the Ballpark of the Decade. Segra Park is located in the heart of the developing BullStreet District. The Fireflies name pays tribute to the synchronizing fireflies phenomenon that occurs at Congaree National Park each summer. The team, formerly known as the Savannah Sand Gnats (1995–2015), relocated from Savannah, Georgia after the 2015 season, marking 2016 as the Inaugural Season of Columbia Fireflies Baseball in the Capital City. It is the only professional baseball team in Columbia, and the first since the Capital City Bombers moved to Greenville, South Carolina, after the 2004 season. The Fireflies take the field at Segra Park from April to September, playing 70 home games over the course of the season.

1500 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 726-4487

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-3:30pm

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra
175 Maritime Trail
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 400-3540

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm

Lexington County Museum
231 Fox Street
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 359-8369

Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. The lush 170-acre site features dynamic natural habitat exhibits, scenic river views, spectacular valley overlooks and significant historic landmarks.

500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 779-8717

Monday-Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Lexington Family YMCA
401 YMCA Road
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 359-3376
Fox Farms
Located off Virginia Pine Lane (near Barnyard Flea Market)
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 356-4052
Pitter Platter
112 East Main St
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 993-3857
HiWire
1019 Broad Stone Rd
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 732-1900
Northwest YMCA
1501 Kennerly Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 407-8007
Willie B. Caractor Park
804 Hendrix Street
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 359-1027
SC State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 898-4921
Corley Street Park
210 Corley Street
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 359-1027
Blowfish Baseball
474 Ball Park Road
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 254-3474
Lexington County Choral Society
PO Box 1179
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 348-7445
EdVenture Children's Museum
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 779-3100
Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 731-5208
Berry Hill Farm
219 Bluefield Rd
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 957-4203
Clinton Sease Farms
404 Olde Farm Road
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 730-2863
JC's Lexington Bowl
5380 Augusta Road
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 359-2695
The Lexington County Public Library
5440 Augusta Rd
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 785-2600
Felton C. Benton Park
915 Platt Springs Road
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-0408
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 737-8095
Columbia Metropolitan Museum of Art
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 799-2810

GOLF & TENNIS

The Caddy Shak
381 Pilgrim Church Rd.
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 356-4653
Golden Hills Country Club

Established in the thriving heart of Lexington, South Carolina, Golden Hills offers the perfect setting for families seeking golf and country club amenities or a golf community to call home. Our 18 hole championship course is set upon a rolling topography which features beautiful trees and lakes throughout. In addition to great golf, the amenities include four lighted tennis courts, an outdoor Junior Olympic competition pool and children’s wading pool. The driving range, chipping area and putting green await your arrival for work on your game, at your convenience.

Overlooking the property is the rustic and alluring clubhouse which houses the banquet facilities, Scottish tavern, golf shop and locker rooms. The professional staff at the club is dedicated to providing superior service and quality amenities for anyone seeking to experience Golden Hills.

Experience Golden Hills to find your perfect fit for recreational pursuits and an unparalleled lifestyle.

100 Scotland Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 957-3355

Lake Murray Golf Center

2032 Old Hilton Road
Chapin, SC 29036

Riverside Golf Center

1600 Garner Lane
Columbia, SC 29210

Timberlake Golf Course

1700 Amicks Ferry Road
Chapin, SC 29036

Hidden Valley Country Club

147 Excalibur Court
Gaston, SC 29053

Indian River Golf Club

200 Congaree Hunt Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170

Country Club of Lexington

1066 Barr Road
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 359-8838

Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Par Tee Driving Range & Mini Golf

3209 Charleston Highway
West Columbia, SC 29172

Indian Trail Golf Course

1304 Willis Street
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006

Ponderosa Country Club

190 Durango Drive
Leesville, SC 29070

The Golf Club at Rawls Creek

2121 Lake Murray Blvd
Irmo, SC 29212

Charwood Country Club

222 Clubhouse Drive
West Columbia, SC 29172

FARMERS MARKET

Town of Lexington
111 Maiden Lane
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 358-1534

Contact for details
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

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