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COU – A Destination Too!

Columbia has been frequently ranked as a top place to live, best place to raise a family, and a great community in which to retire. The things that make it so livable also make it a great destination.

Locals like to think of Columbia as a cool neighborhood in a big city, with a young vibe, an active buzz and an engaged community. Columbia has been frequently ranked as a top place to live, best place to raise a family, and great community in which to retire. The things that make it so livable also make it a great destination.

Columbia is a friendly and welcoming city with a thriving downtown, multiple colleges, and the University of Missouri. Columbia is home to many unique festivals like the Roots N Blues N BBQ Fest and the True/False Film Fest. There’s also a huge variety of restaurants including Good Morning America’s “Best College Hangout” winner, Shakespeare’s Pizza. Looking for something to do? Columbia has gardens, 3,000 acres of park land and over 40 miles of trails; live music venues; art galleries, theaters and museums; plenty of shopping opportunities; and historic sites. And sports – from SEC sporting events at the University of Missouri to local college sports and local sports tournaments.

Time and time again, visitors are “pleasantly surprised” with Columbia and mid-Missouri with all that it has to offer.

Upcoming events in Columbia and mid-Missouri

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Events for June 24, 2019

“And All That Jazz”: An Evening of Musical Theatre

When: June 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Description: Join us one last evening for the Musical Theatre Revue: “And All That Jazz”! Get ready to be “razzle dazzled” as students perform show tunes from the hit Broadway shows “42nd Street”, “Songs for a New World”, and “Chicago” as well as stand-alone jazz and tap pieces choreographed by our company dance instructor, Lisa Geger. This is going to be a night of song, dance, and spectacle that is sure to make you “go into your dance”. (Plus, this show is family friendly!) So, help us go out with a “bang” and join us for “And All That Jazz”: An Evening of Musical Theatre!

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Chamber Recital – Hot Summer Nights

When: June 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Description: Missouri Symphony Orchestra musicians perform in small groups with a wide range of repertoire from the baroque to the very newest works. While enjoying the superb acoustics of the Broadway Christian Church, the audience has a unique opportunity to get close to the musicians and meet with them after the concerts.

 

Looking for a place to stay, a place to eat, where to shop or what to do? Our friends at Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau have all of those answers.  

Links to mid-Missouri Convention and Visitors Bureau’s and Chambers of Commerce