About the Lakefront Summer Festival
The Lakefront Summer Festival is sponsored by Columbia Association and held on the lawn at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront, located off of Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Admission is free and so is parking. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages are permitted on the premises. There is great entertainment throughout the summer every night of the weekfrom mid June through late August with movies on the weekends until mid September. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the live performances or movies. Our schedule has something for everyone and is sure to please! While you're waiting for the 2015 schedule,click here to view the 2014 schedule; see what you missed and what you might look forward to.
Lakefront Festival Inclement Weather Hotline: 410-715-3127
(Schedule is subject to change without notice. Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather)
Summer concerts will take place Tuesday through Thursday & Saturday through Sunday. Sunday concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and all other concerts begin at 8 p.m. and end by 10 p.m. Lakefront concerts are co-sponsored by Clyde's of Columbia & Sushi Sono.
Summer Lakefront movie nights are held on Mondays & Fridays until mid August. Then beginning every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until mid September. Movies begin at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). All films are rated (G), (PG), or (PG13) as noted. Films are sponsored by the Columbia Film Society.
Dancin' Under the People Tree
Every Friday, between June and September, free dance instruction with music will be held under the People Tree at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront, from 6:30-8 p.m. Tatia Zack will give instruction that's fun for beginners and those with experience. When the dance session ends, the movie begins!
Teen Open Mic Nights
Teen open mic nights are held on Tuesdays in July in partnership with Collison Music. HEre's your chance to perform at the Lakefront. Sign up starts at 7:15 p.m. on the nights, first come first served. Sorry, no bands with drum sets. For more information, please email CALakefrontFestival@gmail.com.