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Fun’s not over
Summer will soon turn to fall, but you can keep the family fun going

By Tripp Laino

Though school starts soon — sorry for the reminder, kids — there’s still plenty of time to enjoy yourself. And with Columbia Association’s family friendly events rolling into October, there are plenty of ways to do just that.

With everything from live music to African culture to ways to celebrate the family dog, there’s something for everyone! Learn more at

Here are a few of the fabulous events happening this fall:

Lakefront Summer Festival

With movies and music continuing into September, there’s still plenty of time left to enjoy free entertainment at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront.

August Concerts

Thursday, August 2, 7:30pm

The LPs (’70s & ’80s Classic Rock)

Saturday, August 4, 7:30pm

Retrospect Band (Classic Rock)

Sunday, August 5, 6:30pm

Damon Foreman and Blue Funk (Jazz/Funk/Blues)

Tuesday, August 7, 7:30pm

Dave Chappell Band (Roots Rock)

Wednesday, August 8 (two shows)

Noon — Billy Kemp (Americana)

7:30pm — Bottle of Blues

(Traditional Blues with a twist)

Thursday, August 9, 7:30pm

Foreplay (’70s Rock Tribute)

Saturday, August 11, 7:30pm

The British Invasion Experience (Classic Rock)

Sunday, August 12, 6:30pm

Columbia Concert Band


Tuesday, August 14, 7:30pm

Mystic Warriors (South American)

Wednesday, August 15 (two shows) Noon — Woody Lissauer


7:30pm — The Lavenia Nesmith Quintet (Jazz)

Thursday, August 16, 7:30pm

Rhythm Surf Monkeys

(New Classic Rock)

September Concerts

Sunday, September 9, 3pm

Capital Groove (R&B/Classic Rock)

Sunday, September 16, 3pm

Columbia Jazz Band (Jazz)

Sunday, September 23, 3pm

Sandra Dean Band

(Classic Rock/Blues/Soul)

Sunday, September 30, 3pm

Chris Urquiaga (Pop/R&B/Latin)


Films run into September, with screenings typically held Mondays and Fridays. Two Saturdays — September 1 and 8 — also feature screenings. Check out the remaining schedule below.

Friday, August 3

Marvel’s Black Panther (PG-13)

Monday, August 6

Disney’s Classic: The Lion King (G)

Friday, August 10

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)

Monday, August 13

Disney’s Frozen (PG)

Friday, August 17

Marvel’s Doctor Strange (PG-13)

Monday, August 20

Disney/Pixar’s Coco (PG)

Friday, August 24

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)

Monday, August 27

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

Friday, August 31

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 1 (PG-13)