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Unbound Book Festival Returns to Columbia

The Unbound Book Festival is coming back, bringing nationally and internationally recognized authors to Columbia. The annual literary event is meant to bring readers and writers together to “create diverse communities, and to expose participants to new ideas and authors in order to inspire a life-long love of books and reading,” according to its website. […]


Arcade District Preparing For First Cool Fest

The Arcade District is hosting its first Cool Fest this weekend. From 1-9 p.m. Saturday, enjoy local music, art, comics, arcade games, food, drinks and even a couple grand openings. The music will start at 1 p.m. with Freedom Spring, then Simple Road will perform at 2 p.m., Black Bear Boxer at 3 p.m. and […]

Midway Golf & Games Announces New Partnership

A local favorite golf spot has announced a new partnership. Midway Golf & Games announced Wednesday that it is partnering with 44 Stone Public House and 44 Canteen to bring 44 Tavern to the site this summer. Starting in July, folks will not only get to try out the driving range suites powered by TopTracer, but […]


Cafe Berlin Hosting a Roaring ’20s Night

Turn back time for a night at Cafe Berlin and celebrate the roaring ’20s. From 7-10 p.m. Saturday, enjoy a night of fun at the makeshift speakeasy, with jazz music, food, dancing and more at 22 N. 10th St. Customers can come dressed as a flapper, mobster, anything else ’20s themed or just come as […]

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14th Annual Head for the Cure 5K Set for Saturday

Spend the weekend outdoors, while supporting and raising money for a good cause. Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, take part in the 14th Annual Head for the Cure 5K. Registration will open at 8 a.m. Saturday. At 10:15 a.m. the kid’s fun run will begin, while at 10:30 a.m. there will be survivor and caregiver […]

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Dive Bar to Host Patio Launch Party

With the warm weather has come the opening of many patios in Columbia, but the Dive Bar is throwing a special patio launch party to commemorate the start of patio season. From 5-11 p.m. Friday, enjoy your favorite drinks on the patio while listening to live music from Jim Quisenberry, The Burney Sisters and Meredith Shaw. […]

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Plant Swapping Party Set For This Weekend

If you’re looking to change things up this spring without spending money on new decor, the Columbia Regional Library is hosting a Plant Swap this weekend. From 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, bring all and any plants you want to swap, whether it’s a houseplant or an outdoor garden. Along with plants, people can also […]

The Blufftop at Rocheport Planning Weekend of Events

The Blufftop at Rocheport is planning several events to enjoy this weekend. In addition to regular hours from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, The Blufftop will be open for a special Easter brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. For those who love wine, April is Chardonel month, and the tasting room is open […]


Rose Music Hall Preparing For First Easter Eggstravaganza

Heartland Network-Mid MO is throwing its first Easter Eggstravaganza at Rose Music Hall. From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, people of all ages will get to enjoy the free egg-cellent event and get the chance to take part in an Easter egg hunt, meet the Easter Bunny and maybe win some prizes. Along with the candy and […]

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Acola Celebrating First Birthday Plus Addition of Busch’s Florist

Acola Coffee is gearing up for not only a first birthday bash, but the addition of Busch’s Florist and Greenhouse right inside the shop. From 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, enjoy the celebration with giveaways, birthday treats, new merchandise, plants, flowers and more. In addition to all the giveaways and treats, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. customers […]


Lizzi & Rocco’s Hosting A Dog Easter Egg Hunt

Celebrate Easter with your pups this weekend and watch them complete an Easter egg hunt with a chance to win prizes! From 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, bring your dog to Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Market location on Green Meadows Road and watch your dog search the surrounding yard to find thousands of Easter eggs. The Easter […]

Columbia Farmers Market Springing Back

Winter is officially over, this is not a drill! Take advantage of the warming weather this weekend and join the community as the Columbia Farmers Market kicks off the spring season. Experience the transition of the Columbia Farmers Market early spring hours from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The farmers market is a year-round event, […]

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Easter Celebration Hopping Into Pierpont General Store

Start the Easter celebrations early with an egg-cellent event this weekend. From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, hop on over to the Pierpont General Store for a day filled with face painting, sweet treats and the Easter Bunny. While the kids take part in Easter activities, adults will be able to enjoy an afternoon of […]

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Pop-up Game Night to Excite Your Night

If you’re craving a night filled with caffeine and games, Toasty Goat Coffee Co. is hosting the perfect event for you. Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, head to Toasty Goat for a pop-up game night by Hexagon Alley. Hexagon Alley will be providing games, customers just need to bring themselves and anyone they want to […]

Create Crafts At The Columbia Public Library

With spring in action, you might feel the need to start brightening up your home once again. This weekend, make the perfect spring art during the Crafternoon event at the Columbia Public Library in the friends room. From 2-4 p.m. Saturday, adults are welcome to create decorative canvas art collages. All you need is a […]


Stephens College Musical to Open Friday

The opening night of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is this Friday at Stephens College. Watch as the story unfolds of six kids who are preparing for the championship of a lifetime, hoping to never hear the dreaded buzzer signifying a mistake. The musical will open at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with […]


Several St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Planned in Columbia

St. Patrick’s day is upon us, which means there are all kinds of ways to celebrate the luck of the Irish in Columbia this weekend, from drink deals to a holiday themed run! At McNally’s Irish Pub, enjoy a weekend of fun filled with limited Irish food and drink specials. The St. Patrick’s Day party […]

Make Wedding Planning Easy in The District

Wedding planning can be stressful. Luckily, this weekend, businesses in The District are making things a little easier for you to navigate. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, tour event spaces, find your dream wedding dress, sip on some champagne, find your bridesmaids gifts and more. From 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m., future brides can meet at The […]

Columbia Young Scientists Expo Set For This Weekend

Young children with a passion for science will get a chance to explore hands-on activities presented by MU researchers and staff. The 2023 Columbia Young Scientists Fair and Expo is from 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Union on the University of Missouri campus. The CYS Fair promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by connecting […]

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Make Plans With Your Man for the COMO Man Show

The manliest event of the year is here and ready for all the men. If you enjoy hunting, fishing, sports, beer, power tools, food and more, this manly event is for you. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Expo Center, enjoy dozens of booths and activities just for men, food and drinks […]