Columbia, Missouri

Upcoming Events in Columbia Missouri


4 Easter Pancake Breakfast - Please join us on Sunday from 8:00-10:00 a.m. for an "Easter Pancake Breakfast" at Applebee's (2010 I-70 Dr., SW, Columbia, MO.) The cost of the breakfast is $5.00/person and includes pancakes, bacon and a drink. All proceeds go to the Academy of Fine Arts Booster Club. If you have any questions, please contact us at 875-7188. Please come join us for fun, food and entertainment!

Address: Applebee's, 2010 I-70 Dr., SW , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 875-7188 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $5.00/person

10 Spring Craft Bazaar - Columbia, MO has its share of craft shows, but the First Annual Spring Craft Bazaar will be filled with more excitement and passion than most. Passion for talented, creative, imaginative crafters with enthusiasm for their products will fill the air. The ambience of such creativity will spread. This craft show will be a win/win for vendors and me.

We are prepared to enable you to spend your time talking with patrons and showing off your wares. Helpers are available to answer questions, help you find your booth space, watch your booth for brief periods if necessary, fetch bag lunch that is available and run quick errands on the premises so you won't leave your booth unattended and lost sales.

The format of our craft show is a combination of several other larger ones in the area. We have taken what is considered the best from each and created a great event. Our goal is to make this a memorable day that will provide you not only with patrons but with a sense of well-being and caring.

Address: 1305 Business Loop 70 E , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-819-2207 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 573-874-5640
Fee: Free


30 - 2 Gem and Mineral Show and Sale - It is being held at the Central Missouri Events Center known before as the Boone County Fairgrounds.

May 9,10,11, 2014
Friday 12:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Inside Great Room at the
Central Missouri Events Center
(Formerly Boone County Fairgrounds)
Office Phone 573.474.9435
5212 North Oakland Gravel Road
Columbia, Missouri, 65202
Handmade Silver Jewelry Rough Rock
Polished Petrified Wood Slabs Crystals
Faceted Gemstones Geodes
Wire Wrapping
Beaded Jewelry Spheres
Mineral Specimens Much More
For More Information Call:

Directions: From I-70 Exit 128a, Highway 63 North.
3 miles to Brown School-Oakland Gravel Road Exit;
turn RIGHT. To stop sign; turn RIGHT onto Starke Lane.
1/3 mile to Central Missouri Events Center on LEFT.

Admission for all 3 days
Adults $5.00
Seniors (60+) $3.00
Juniors (age 12-18) $3.00
Children under 11 years old FREE


$1.00 off general admission
Adult $5.00
Seniors (60+) & Juniors (age 12-18) $3.00
Children under 11 years old FREE
Central Missouri Rock & Lapidary Club
Pay only once!
Admission is good for all who attend all three days

This coupon may be reproduced.

Address: 5212 N. Oakland Gravel Road , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-356-5897 (Always call and confirm events)

22 - 24 Veterans Salute - Memorial Day Weekend Celebration - Free air show Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. Vintage, modern military aircraft displays, salute to Veterans Parade downtown Columbia at 10 am Monday.

Address: columbia Regional Airport , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-443-2651 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.


16 - 18 Blind Boone Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival - 3-day festival celebrating John William "Blind" Boone and Missouri's indigenous music, ragtime. Outdoor music fairs, tours, talks, concerts, and afternoon jam sessions.

Address: Missouri Theatre, 203 South Ninth , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-445-2539 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $90 all events pass; $30 single evening performance; $12 day passes

29 - 30 Art in the Park - Art in the Park is a 49-year-old fine arts festival always held the first weekend in June and presented by the Columbia Art League. The festival features gourmet food and more than 100 visual artists from Missouri and neighboring states displaying a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, pottery, jewelry, fibers, sculpture, wood, and glass. Families will find art activities and interactive demonstrations for every age. Artists are on hand to assist while visitors try their hand at sculpting, painting, weaving, or other special artistic skill. A festival wouldn't be a festival without the sound of musicians. At Art in the Park you can hear bluegrass, folk, jazz, classical, and everything in-between. Kids will enjoy a special children's entertainment stage.

Address: Stephens Lake; East Broadway , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-443-8838 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.


2 I Love America Festival at the Fairgrounds - This patriotic event is designed for children and families. The festival begins wil a biathlon and "Little Tykes" bike race. At 11:00 a.m., the festival features music for kids focused on conservation, then a keynote patriotic address followed by free hamburgers and hot dogs. There will also be bouncy houses, games and a petting zoo. I Love America Festival is sponsored by New Life Community Church. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Address: Boone County Fairgrounds , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-445-4900 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $15.00 for biathlon

16 MFA Inc. Gunhorse Challenge - Mounted Shooting at the Boone County Fair!! Come see blazing six guns and fast horses at the MFA Incorporated Gunhorse Challenge! To be held July 27th, 2012 at 6pm in the main indoor arena.

Address: Boone County Fairgrounds, Columbia, MO , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-881-3833 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fair Entrance


11 - 12 Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show - Enjoy old-fashioned fun. Traditional and contemporary crafts, entertainment on four stages, artisans, tradesmen dressed in 19th century attire demonstrating their "lost" trades and selling their wares. Fun for Young'uns Area, crafts, hayrides, dancing, museum tours, and great food! 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Address: Nifong Park, Hwy 63 and AC exit , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-874-7460 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free When: September 21, 2013 : Where: Nifong Park, 3700 Ponderosa St.

18 - 19 Columbia Festival of the Arts - The festival is a celebration of visual, performing and literary arts. Enjoy live performances, children's art activities, food vendors and an art fair. Last full weekend of September.

Address: Courthouse Square , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-874-6386 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.


26 Old Wheels Collector Car Club Show - To be held at the Historic Niforng Park. Sponsored by the City of Columbia Parks and Rec along with the Boone County Historic Society and the Old Wheels Collector Car Club. This is the 2nd year at this venue and 150+ cars of all types are expected. Food will be provided by MFA with all the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. There will be displays, Music, Prizes, games, etc. Fun for the whole family. Come on out for a day of pure enjoyment in a park setting.

The Olde Wheels Club is about 50 members strong and provides many of the classic automobiles that carry the VIPs in Columbia's great parades. We also, from time to time, provide our cars for viewing and enjoyment at Columbia's retirement centers and rest homes. The Senior Citizens tremendously enjoy seeing examples of the cars they once owned. Our club also provides scholarships from our Mel Koonse Memorial Scholarship Fund to students engaged in an automotive related field of study.

Address: Historic Niforng Park 3801 Ponderosa Street , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-864-3004 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


22 - 23MO0301011e024 - Columbia Annual National Small Farm Trade Show and Conference - Anyone with an interest in any facet of farming or gardening will want to attend the annual National Small Farm Trade Show & Conference in Columbia, the largest annual small farm show in the United States!

In addition to 20,000 sq. ft. of vendors offering anything you could possibly want or need to keep your small farm in operation, this year’s trade show will feature seminars, 3-hour short courses, demonstrations, association meetings and more.

Exhibition space remains available for anyone interested in being a vendor at the Trade Show. Call 800-633-2535 or visit for details.

Keynote speakers will talk about heritage breed livestock, sustainable crops, fruit trees, soil health, and much more. Other informative topics will be addressed in the Round Table Talks, and seminars. In addition, there will be several breeds of small farm livestock on display and a poultry exhibition that are always crowd-pleasers at this conference. Complete information about the conference and a program schedule can be found online.

The Central Missouri Event Center is along Highway 63 at the north edge of Columbia.

Address: Central Missouri Events Center (formerly Boone County Fairgrounds); Columbia, MO , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 800-633-2535 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $8/1 day; $14/2 days

28 Downtown Lighting Festival - See all of downtown illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights. Countdown starts at 5:30 pm. Lights go on at exactly 6 pm.

Address: Downtown Columbia , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-449-0421 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.


30 First Night - Mid-Missouri's premiere New Year's Eve celebration! Enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and activities at 11 locations in downtown Columbia. Special entertainment for children. Fireworks at 9 pm and midnight.

Address: Downtown Columbia , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-874-7460 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $7.00

14 Christmas at Maplewood - Celebrate Christmas Past at the historical Maplewood Home. Guides dressed in 19th century attire will escort guests through decorated halls. Delightful memories, entertainment and holiday refreshments make this a Christmas to remember.

Address: Nifong Park , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-443-8936 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $5.00

26 Living Windows Festival - With The District's Living Windows Festival, Christmas shopping has never been so much fun. Live holiday displays, carolers, carriage rides, holiday lights and great shopping make the first Friday night in December truly special.

Address: Downtown Columbia , Columbia, Missouri
Ph: 573-442-6816 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Shelter Gardens

You'll want to plan time to stroll through this award-winning 5-acre garden with over 300 varieties of trees, shrubs, and over 15,000 annuals &

Columbia, MO Gardens

University of Missouri - Museum of Anthropology

The permanent exhibition gallery focuses on Native American cultures from across North America and Missouri history from 11,200

Columbia, MO Museums

Finger Lakes State Park

Reclaimed strip-mine area is one of two state parks where off-road motorcycling is allowed. Seven strip pits for swimming, canoeing and fishing. Camping and picnicking facilities. RV and tent sites, electricity, trails, toilets, showers and ADA accessible.

Columbia, MO State Parks

Three Creeks Conservation Area

There are 1,277 acres with hiking, biking and horse trails. Scenic streams and bluffs along three creeks. Primitive camping permitted. Home to rare and endangered Topeka Shiner and Cherrystone Snail. No facilities.

Columbia, MO Conservation Areas

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