Another great summer of movies, concerts and more has begun in Columbia. The schedule of movies and concerts at Columbia Association’s (CA) Lakefront Summer Festival includes free, family-friendly options nearly every evening of the week. A full schedule can be found at

Movies will be screened at Lake Kittamaqundi under the stars on Mondays and Fridays through Aug. 15. Films shown on Mondays are appropriate for even young audience members, with G- and PG-rated selections such as “Shaun the Sheep,” “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Up,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Aladdin”; the Friday movies are mostly rated PG and PG-13, with selections such as “Spectre,” “Goosebumps,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part Two,” “Inside Out,” “Jurassic World” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.”

And then, from Aug. 19 through Sept. 9, CA will show movies every Friday and Saturday. These titles include “The Incredibles,” “Furious 7,” “Ant-Man,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Martian,” “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” and “Zootopia.”

All showings will begin at dusk, about 8:30 p.m. Movie nights have been hosted by Tom “Mr. B.” Brzezinski for the past 45 years and are sponsored by Columbia Association with a generous grant from the Columbia Film Society.

Also, nearly 50 nights of music are scheduled through September. Concerts and performances are held on almost every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 14, with additional concerts on every Thursday and most Sundays through September. Start times are as follows.

  • Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 5 p.m. at the Lakeside Pavilion, and 7 p.m. on the concert stage. Thursday shows are sponsored by Clyde’s of Columbia. The schedule of performers is available at
  • Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays through Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m.
  • Sundays in September, 3 p.m.
  • Three more Tuesdays — July 12, July 19 and July 26 — will feature talented youth musicians performing at CA’s Teen Open Mic nights. Sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. and performances are first-come, first-served. No bands with drum sets will be allowed. For more information, email [email protected]. Teen Open Mic Nights are hosted in partnership with Collision Music.

And, finally, CA’s annual “Dancing Under the People Tree” free dance lessons will be hosted every Friday from June 24 through Sept. 9. Instruction with music will be held under the People Tree from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with Tatia Zack leading dances that are fun both for beginners and those with experience. And when the dance session ends, the movie begins.