Signature Events

Columbia has enjoyed special events ranging from the spectacular 4th of July to lakefront movies, concerts, boat floats and auditorium events featuring the Columbia Orchestra to Candlelight Concerts along with theater productions.

Together with some of your favorite events, we’re planning a number of special, brand new events  that will take place as part of Columbia’s special 50th anniversary year – particularly during the official Birthday Week—June 19-25, 2017 –  when seven days of concerts, toasts, stories and celebrations will take place.


  • Manuel Barrueco & Beijing Guitar Duo
    May 13, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Legendary Cuban-American guitarist, Manuel Barrueco, will team up with the acclaimed Beijing Guitar Duo for a masterful performance. Barrueco served as a mentor for Meng Su and Yameng Wang — who comprise Beijing Guitar Duo — and the three released a recording in trio, China West, in 2014. https://youtu.be/ED-iZFj0wSA Partial Program Bach, JS: Sonata in


  • Wine in the Woods
    May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm

May 20-21, 2017. Symphony Woods. Wine in the Woods was voted Best Annual Festival in Howard County by Howard Magazine five years in a row. Anyone who has experienced this celebrated Columbia gem shouldn’t be surprised by the festival’s many accolades. Every year, Symphony Woods acts as a haven for wineries, artisans, musicians and food


  • May 20, 2017
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

This family-friendly concert brings together blockbuster hits from Broadway, the silver screen, popular song, and classical favorites! You’ll delight in classic movie themes like Dr. Zhivago, Ben Hur, Rocky, The Force Awakens, and more. Vocalist Karen Steelman joins us for unforgettable hits by Patsy Cline and beloved songs from Bernstein’s West Side Story. We will