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 columbiaassociation.org/events; a sortable schedule is available at LakefrontFestival.com; 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 bit.ly/dancingpeople.