Historic Columbia’s Fourth Annual Water Balloon Battle Returns on Aug. 25

 

Cool off with more than 3,600 water balloons and recreate epic battles history on Aug. 25

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 1, 2018— Looking for a fun way to beat the heat in Columbia? Join Historic Columbia for their fourth annual Historic Water Balloon Battle, presented by The Art of Real Estate, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 on the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens.

Participants will break into two military teams, take their commands from a drill sergeant and use more than 3,600 water balloons to recreate epic battles in history. Focusing on the evolution of military strategies, teams will learn and incorporate tactics from three different time periods – ranging from rigid formations in the Revolutionary War, to trench warfare in World War I, to guerilla warfare in later conflicts.

“This is one of our most exciting events and offers a creative look at the history of military tactics,” said James Quint, Historic Columbia’s director of education. “Competing in the Water Balloon Battle will give you the chance to feel like a kid again. Plus, you’ll have so much fun that you won’t even realize you’re learning about history along the way.”

Before and after the battles, relax with beer, wine and light refreshments. The Water Balloon Battle is part of Historic Columbia’s quarterly Happy Hour series and will take place at the Robert Mills House & Gardens located at 1616 Blanding Street in Columbia.

Admission is $20 for Historic Columbia members and $25 for non-members. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. To purchase tickets, visit historiccolumbia.org, call 803.252.1770 ext. 23 or email reservations@historiccolumbia.org.

About Historic Columbia:

In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit historiccolumbia.org or find us on TwitterFacebookInstagram or YouTube for more details.