Lakefront Summer Festival

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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 weeks beginning Monday, June 16. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the live performances or movies. This summer's schedule has something for everyone and is sure to please!

View the Lakefront Summer Festival schedule below, or click here!

Lakefront Festival Inclement Weather Hotline: 410-715-3127 
(Schedule is subject to change without notice. Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather)


Concerts begin on Tuesday, June 17th. 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.


The Lakefront movie nights begin on Monday, June 16th. Movies will be held on Mondays & Fridays until August 18th. Beginning Saturday, August 23, movies will be held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 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! Dancin' under the People Tree will he held from June 20- August 29.

Teen Open Mic Nights

Teen open mic nights are held on Tuesdays ( July 1,8,15,22 & 29) 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

2014 Lakefront Summer Festival Schedule

10/21/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
10/21/2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10/21/2014 7:30 PM
10/22/2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10/22/2014 7:30 PM
10/23/2014 7:30 PM
10/24/2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
10/24/2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10/28/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
10/28/2014 7:00 PM
10/31/2014 4:30 PM
11/01/2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11/03/2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11/03/2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11/04/2014 7:30 PM
11/05/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11/05/2014 7:00 PM
11/05/2014 7:30 PM
11/05/2014 7:30 PM
11/07/2014 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM