The Columbia Festival of the Arts
June 13 - June 28, 2008
Founded in 1987, the Festival’s popularity and growth has transformed it into one of the Baltimore/Washington Corridor’s premiere summer arts events. Each summer the Festival presents a brand new season of world-class events, including gala performances, exhibitions, free concerts, family activities, master classes, workshops and community dialogues. The Festival brings together the arts community, businesses, local schools, and individuals to create an annual event that shines a spotlight, not only on the arts, but on the Howard County community as a Maryland showplace.
The festival kicks off with LakeFest on the weekend of June 13-15. Highlights include the 5th Annual Kinetic Art Parade, which starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and travels down Little Patuxent Parkway; the 5th Annual Howard County Boat Float, at 1 p.m. Saturday, on Lake Kittamaquandi; ArtPark, a fine arts and crafts fair open from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday; arts and crafts and games for kids; and performances by Ryan Shaw, Chopteeth, Luke Brindley and Rhodes Tavern Troubadours (Friday); Grupo Fantasma, the Grandsons and James Mabry (Saturday); Deanna Bogart, Chaise Lounge and Reverb (Sunday). All of these events are free.
Your summer starts here.......don't miss...........Come and Enjoy!