Festivals and Events
First Friday | May 5, 6-9 PM | North Village Arts District
Each first Friday of the month, head to the North Village Arts District for a free gallery crawl – Galleries, shops and business will be open with music, art demonstrations, children’s activities, refreshments, and much more.
Heritage Weekend opens in a new window | May 13-14, 4-8 PM | Douglass Park
The unofficial opening of the park for the summer! Activities include balloons, table games for kids and adults, live music and family fun. Gospel in the Park will be featured on Saturday and Annette Driver will entertain on Sunday.
Bike, Walk and Wheel Week opens in a new window | May 13-21st | Columbia
Bike, Walk, and Wheel Week is a week-long celebration designed to encourage Columbians to use active modes of transportation to get around town. There will be activities for everyone, whether you’re on a bike, on your feet, or in a wheelchair.
Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Celebration opens in a new window | May 27-29th | Columbia Regional Airport and The District
Don’t miss this annual, free airshow, featuring WWI, WWII, and present-day military aircraft, both on display and performing stunning aerobatic shows. The parade will begin at 10 AM Monday in the District, ending with a mass jump by the US Army Golden Knights and the Canadian Skyhawks into the Columbia College Athletic Field on Rangeline and Wilkes.
Pedaler’s Jamboree IX opens in a new window | May 27-28th | Leaving from Flat Branch Park
Bicyclists will ride the MKT Trail to the Katy Trail, which they will follow into Boonville. Along the way will be stops with live music and entertainment. Bicyclists will end up at Kemper Park in Boonville, where there will be live music, food vendors, and camping overnight.
Tons of Trucks opens in a new window | May 10th, 4-7 PM | Columbia Mall Parking Lot
Trucks and other vehicles of all shapes and sizes will be on display for you to admire, wander around, climb on, and sit in. This event is free and held rain or shine.
Fishing Night opens in a new window | May 12th, 6-8 PM | Jefferson Farm & Garden
Bring the family for a fun night of fishing! $5 will get you a rental pole and bait, a s’more, and a drink; children 4 and younger are free.
Movies in the Park opens in a new window | May 12th, 8:30 PM | Cosmo Park
Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie on the large, inflatable screen under the stars! Concessions and food trucks available. May’s movie is Zootopia.
Family Fun Fest opens in a new window | May 17th, 6-8 PM | Cosmo Park
Entertainment for the whole family, including activities, music, hands-on learning, live entertainment, face painting, food trucks and more. This month’s theme is ‘Kindness is Contagious.’ Join Parks and Rec for music, fun, crafts and activities promoting kindness and mental health.
“Dark Creation, The Mary Shelley Project” opens in a new window | May 5-7th at 8 PM | Muse Clothing
“Violet” opens in a new window | May 5-6th at 7:30 PM and May 7th at 2 PM | Talking Horse Productions
“Commedia Tonight!” opens in a new window | May 19th at 7:30 PM | Warehouse Theatre
“Pump Boys & Dinettes” opens in a new window | May 25-28th at 8 PM | Maplewood Barn Theatre
Fleetwood Mac Tribute with Orchard Fire opens in a new window | May 13th at 9 PM | Rose Music Hall
Bonobo opens in a new window | May 15th at 8 PM | The Blue Note
Live music at Les Bourgeois opens in a new window | Saturdays starting May 20th, 4PM – sunset | The A-Frame
‘Blind’ Boone Piano Concert with Audra Sergel opens in a new window | May 22nd at 7:30 PM | Boone County Historical Museum
Shooter Jennings opens in a new window | May 27th at 8:30 PM | The Blue Note
Tech N9ne opens in a new window | May 30th at 8 PM | The Blue Note
Keep an eye on our calendar of events and social media for updates on May events.