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 week from June 15th  through late August. The fun continues into September with movies on the weekends until September 12th and concerts on Sundays through September. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the live performances and movies. Our schedule has something for everyone and is sure to please!

Click here to view the 2015 schedule.

Please note: movies scheduled for Aug 29th, Sep 11th and Sep 12th have been changed, please see the calendar below for updated information.

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. June, July and August. Sunday concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and all other concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and end by 9:30 p.m.

September Sunday concerts are at 3 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 Fridays and Saturdays until mid September. Movies begin at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). All films are rated (G), (PG), or (PG13) as noted. Films are co-sponsored by the Columbia Film Society.

We will also have select movie nights throughout the summer that will be sponsored by Horseshoe Baltimore Casino. Be sure to come out, enjoy some popcorn and fun activities provided by Horseshoe!
Please look for the red asterisk (*) on the Lakefront Summer Festival calendar.
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Dancin' Under the People Tree

Every Friday, between June 19th and September 12th, 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 from June 30th through July 26th in partnership with Collison Music. Here's your chance to perform at the Lakefront. Sign up starts at 6:45 p.m. on the nights, first come first served. Sorry, no bands with drum sets. For more information, please email