Schedule of This Year’s Free Columbia Lakefront Festival Movies, Concerts and More is Now Available


The schedule of movies and concerts at this year’s Lakefront Summer Festival has been released, and it includes completely free family-friendly offerings nearly every day of the week. (Note: Click the images to enlarge them.)


Columbia Association’s (CA) Lakefront Summer Festival begins on June 17 and runs through Sept. 14. A printable, downloadable version of the schedule can be found online at; a sortable schedule is available at; and paper copies of the schedule are available in CA facilities and in the June 2013 issue of the CA Monthly (which can be found in CA facilities and in the June 6 issue of The Columbia Flier).

Movies will be screened at Lake Kittamaqundi under the stars on Mondays and Fridays, starting on June 17 until Aug. 19. Films shown on Mondays are appropriate for young audience members, with G- and PG-rated selections such as “How to Train Your Dragon,” Disney’s “Brave,” and “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” The Friday movie selections will be rated PG and PG-13, with selections such as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “Red” with Bruce Willis, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “Les Miserables.”


And then, from Aug. 23 through Sept. 14, CA will show movies every Friday and Saturday — and on the Sunday during Labor Day Weekend. These titles include two James Bond films (“Goldfinger” and “Skyfall”), three comic book movies (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Iron Man” and “The Avengers”), as well as “The Hunger Games,” a film about Jackie Robinson titled “42,” and two of the “Madagascar” animated movies.

All showings will begin at dusk.

Also, more than 40 nights of music are scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays on nearly every evening from June 18 through Aug. 18, with artists spanning a variety of genres. And on Tuesdays in July, come out to see talented youth musicians perform at CA’s Teen Open Mic nights. Concerts will begin at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.


Finally, CA’s annual “Dancing Under the People Tree” free dance lessons will be hosted every Friday. More information on that program can be found online at



Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columbia Association Press Releases, Columbia News, Families, Kids, Teens, Young adult

4 responses to “Schedule of This Year’s Free Columbia Lakefront Festival Movies, Concerts and More is Now Available

  1. “A printable, downloadable version of the schedule can be found online at”

    Except that link goes to a flash version of the calendar that is NOT downloadable OR able to print. Can a PDF copy please be made available?

  2. David Greisman

    Hi, Kelly,

    If you sign up for ISSUU, you can download a copy. I’ll amend the text.

    I’ll also email you a PDF version.


  3. We really love the movies at the Lakefront! Thanks for posting the schedule. How are movies chosen? I would really love to see more G-rated movies on the schedule so that I can bring the entire family. The ones that are whole-family friendly are quite few this year.

  4. David Greisman

    Hi, Anne,

    Thanks for your comment! We spoke to Mr. B. Here’s his response:

    “It gets harder each year to find a film that’s G-rated because many of the major studios consider that to be the ‘kiss of death’ for trying to bring in middle school through adults to see a film. I try to select titles for Monday evenings that are family friendly, which is the reason for the several Disney titles, but even Disney has gone more to a PG rating for many of it’s Disney or Disney/Pixar titles such as UP, BRAVE, and TANGLED. Even Disney classics like SNOW WHITE, PINOCCHIO, and BAMBI would probably come close to a PG rating if released today due to the violence in the films. Having taught elementary school in Howard County for 42 years and showing over 400 after school movies, I have tried to make sure the PG titles I’ve shown have been ‘elementary friendly’ with the PG titles clearly marked for the parents to consider when they decide which films their child will be allowed to attend.

    “As far as the CA Lakefront Film Festival Monday titles are concerned, I try to make sure that every time a title is given, the rating appears next to it. Even when we promote the films in the newspaper community events columns, I always insist they also carry the rating so parents can be better informed. I take into consideration any suggestions that parents (and others) would recommend for titles to be included in the following season’s schedule. If the person has any suggested titles for the following season, please let me know. Our policy has always been that nothing is shown on Mondays at the Lakefront that’s rated higher than a G or PG rating.”

    Thanks again!

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