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Parking & Shuttle Service
Free parking (including Handicap Parking) available nearby at the Wincopin Circle and Sheraton parking garages. Visitors can also park at the Sterrett Place lot located at 5575 Sterrett Place.
On Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, departing every 15 minutes, FREE shuttle service is being provided by Howard Transit between parking lots B and C at Howard Community College (located at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, Maryland 21044) and the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. For details visit columbiafestival.org
This is the 30th Anniversary of the Columbia Festival of the Arts and the 50th Birthday of Columbia. We’re celebrating with another awe-inspiring schedule of exciting performances. From iconic folk singers to New Orleans Rhythm and blues, the Festival’s music has something for everyone in the family.
The LakeFest Free Weekend is back with live LakeStage performances covering every music genre, along with our signature Invitational Arts & Crafts Show. Not to be missed on Opening weekend is Architects of Air – Katena Luminarum, a soaring inflatable multi-room lighted sculpture that promises a spectacular journey into a surreal world that has delighted audiences across the globe.
Manual Cinema: The End of TV, Sundance Shorts on Tour, Sprout Film Festival and Stoop Storytelling take the 2017 Columbia Festival of the Arts to a whole new entertainment level.
This is the official start to summer so reserve your place now at this year’s Festival performances.