Fun You Can Count On, Year After Year
CA hosts so many opportunities to come together as a community — and some of the greatest memories are made at our annual events. Be sure to add our annual events to your calendar and join us as often as you can! Some of our favorite annual events include:
June – KidsDay Fun for the whole family, KidsDay is filled with games, inflatables, batting cages, face painting, mini-golf, and so much more.
June – Lakefront Summer Festival Great family entertainment is at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront all summer long — and best of all, it’s free. With a packed schedule of 25 movies and 53 concerts, Columbia Association’s Lakefront Summer Festival includes family-friendly options nearly every day of the week. The festival begins in June continues into September.
June – World’s Largest Swim Lesson Join CA and thousands of kids and families at aquatic facilities and waterparks around the globe for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson to help spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™. The event is free and open to the public and is held at one of CA’s outdoor pools.
September – Healthy Hero Fun Run/Walk This stroller-friendly event around Lake Kittamaqundi is free fun for all ages. The course ends with face painting, balloons, music, giveaways, and much more. Come dressed as your favorite hero and enjoy a great day outdoors.
September – Columbia Archives BikeAbout Pedal on over to CA’s self-paced, family-friendly BikeAbout event. This free, fun and informative tour spotlights Columbia’s history and the connectivity of its pathway system.
October – Dog Day Calling all canines! Grab your leash and your owner and head over to Columbia DogPark for a tail-wagging good time. This free event includes contests, goodie bags, activities, vendors, and fun for all.
Fall – Plein Air Paint Out Talented artists gather by Columbia’s beautiful lakes to spend the day making art outdoors. They’ll be capturing wildlife, nature and wonderful views. Works are later judged at Columbia Art Center’s Main Gallery.