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Summer Celebration of Water

The City of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County are proud to jointly host the 7th Annual Summer Celebration of Water! Come have a splashin’ good time at this free family friendly event! To find out more or to volunteer, contact Victoria Kramer at or (803) 545-3227.

Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
Park your cars at 1704 Gist Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Exhibitor Activities

  • Science of Splash: What is a watershed and how does it work? What can science teach us about our local rivers and streams? Exhibits in this area will showcase information about local watersheds, pollution prevention, water science and technology, engineering and math activities, and hydrology.Play
  • Drink Tap! All visitors can get a cool drink of Columbia’s award-winning tap water and learn how much plastic waste you can reduce by using reusable water bottles.
  • Paddlesports: Once again, we will have FREE canoeing, kayaking, tubing and paddle boarding in the Columbia Canal!
  • Play Zone: Youngsters can play on inflatable water slides, sprinklers and more!

Tour Schedule

In between visiting our exhibitors, join us on one of the many fun tours that will be offered! Additional tour information will be added soon.

Click here for more information.

Earlier Event: August 21
Total Eclipse on the River
Later Event: August 27
Scenes from Columbia's Riverbanks