Free LakeFest Weekend 2023 Presented by Columbia Festival of the Arts

Columbia Festival of the Arts’ LakeFest returns to the Downtown Columbia Lakefront from June 16- 18, 2023 with a fun and inclusive FREE weekend event that has become synonymous with the arts and culture of Howard County. Highlights of the 36th annual LakeFest weekend include a performance from GRAMMY award winning artist Judith Hill on Friday evening, a Juneteenth celebration and cookout hosted by The 3rd, along with a variety of live music and arts performances, an Invitational Fine Arts and Crafts Show with more than 50 artists, entertainment for all ages, food trucks and a beer and wine garden sponsored by the Collective Offshore. See what it's all about in the video below!

Sunday, June 18 Schedule

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visit the Howard County Library Steam Machine!
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale
Noon – 5:00 p.m. Color the Monster Mural
Noon – 5:00 p.m. Cookout @ The 3rd
Noon – 5:00 p.m. Painted Umbrellas Exhibit
Noon – 12:20 p.m. LakeStage: Wilde Lake HS Step TEAM
12:20 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. Black Cherry Puppet Theater
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. KidzArt – Arts & Crafts Activities
12:35 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. LakeStage: Line Dancing with April
1:50 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Black Cherry Puppet Theater
2:05 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. LakeStage: Deborah Bond
3:25 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. LakeStage: Bfunk Dance Company
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. LakeStage: JoGo Project
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. LakeStage: Delfeayo Marsalis

Learn more about the fun arts and cultural events taking place in Downtown Columbia over LakeFest Weekend. With so much to do, you should make it an overnight stay and enjoy nearby shopping and dining!

Free LakeFest Weekend 2023 Presented by Columbia Festival of the Arts