Festivals & Parades
True/False Film Fest
March 1-4, 2012
A documentary film festival held in Columbia. Films are shown at multiple locations around town. Get your tickets early as shows sell out!
March 24-25, 2012
Lots of gourmet sausages, German music, dance, and the Wiener Dog Derby! Enjoy sausage-making and blacksmithing demonstrations.
Columbia Area Earth Day 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Celebrate Mother Earth with live music and a Kids’ Park with lots of family friendly activities!
Salute to Veterans Air Show
May 23-28, 2012
Memorial Day weekend celebration at Columbia Airport. Bring your lawn chairs and ride a shuttle to the show. Spend the weekend celebrating our veterans!
Salute to Veterans Parade
Monday, May 28, 2012
This parade honors and remembers those who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces. Only members of the military and related fields are allowed in the parade.
Art In The Park
Stephens Lake Park
The first full weekend in June, 10am – 5pm, Stephens Park, free. A family oriented fine arts festival. Enjoy hands-on art activities for all ages, food booths and live music and dance entertainment.
June 1-3, 2012
Wonderful family-friendly event that you won’t want to miss! Carnival, live entertainment and more!
June 20-24, 2012
Boone County Fair
5212 N Oakland Gravel Rd.
Columbia, MO 65202
Held yearly in mid-July. Feature attractions include truck and tractor pulls, livestock shows, a demolition derby, talent competition nights, a family-oriented carnival, musical acts, and much more.
Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ Festival
This two day festival is returning for it’s sixth year in 2012. There is something for everyone: BBQ contest, half marathon, music and MORE MUSIC!
Hatton Craft Festival
First Saturday in October
Nearly 200 exhibitors, three buildings full of crafts, free wagon rides. Come enjoy lunch and get started on your holiday shopping!
Mizzou Homecoming Campus Decorations
Friday, October 26, 2012
Annual event held at Mizzou’s Greek Town. Entertaining skits will be enjoyed by all.
Mizzou Homecoming Parade
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Join thousands to celebrate Mizzou’s 101st Homecoming at the homecoming parade. Be sure to print a copy of the parade route before you head out.
Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival
Held the second week of October, the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival is a mid-Missouri tradition. Check out over 200 vendors and the numerous family-friendly activities. Before you leave, be sure to pick out a pumpkin to take home.
Living Windows Festival
The District, Columbia, MO
On the first Friday in December, from 6-8pm, stores stage live holiday performances in store windows. During this special event, The District features open houses, carolers, Santa, and beautiful holiday lights.
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