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.

Mark your calendar:


  • Time for Three
    March 31, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Whether you’re a Beethoven buff, Taylor Swift fanatic or something in between, this show is not to be missed. The classically trained string trio blends music genres seamlessly through a fun and spirited collaboration. A self-described “classically-trained garage band,” the trio’s performances break barriers to appeal to all ages and tastes. This is the first


  • April 21, 2017
    2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Howard County Conservancy presents the ‘Howard County Storytellers Workshop’ at 2:00PM to 6:00PM. ($75) This will be followed by ‘An Evening of Howard County Storytellers from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. ($20)


  • April 21, 2017
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn the art of storytelling with a professional storyteller at Howard County Conservancy – $75/person (pre-registration required – adults only) Contact: hcconservancy.org


  • April 21, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Howard County Conservancy presents an evening of Howard County storytellers at Howard County Conservancy 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm $20/person (adults only) Tickets available at: hcconservancy.org


  • April 22, 2017
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The official opening of Columbia’s 50th Scholarship Forest – “Growing the Future”. For further information please contact Robert Marietta at 443-518-4962.  


  • April 22, 2017
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

An incredible dramatic event! Robert Cantrell and Kyle Engler join the Columbia Orchestra for a concert version of Bartok’s 50-minute opera. Unlock the mysteries of Bluebeard’s past in a ravishing score colored by the folk music of Bartok’s native Hungary. Plus, the winners of our Young Artist Competition will dazzle you with their performances. Tickets


  • April 23, 2017
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Twelve  high schools performing a special musical tribute to the City entitled “Columbia through the Ages”. This event is open to the public but please ensure that you arrive early so that you won’t be disappointed.