Local Events this summer in Columbia, TN
g fun to do this summer, the Columbia area has several engaging options for you to choose from. Whether you’re interested in a quiet event that’s geared toward adults or a family-friendly outing that will engage attendees of all ages, there’s something on this list for you. The summer months can fill up fast, so compare these options against your calendar and plan ahead to make sure this is the best summer yet.
Sundown Cinema: Movies in the Park
Maury County Parks & Recreation hosts the Sundown Cinema: Movies in the Park series each year from June through October. This outdoor series features a monthly movie hosted in Maury County Park near the Bridle & Saddle Pavilion. These movies are free to attend. Fun pre-show activities hosted by the Maury County Public Library begin an hour before the film. You’re welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages. Food truck vendors are also on hand to keep moviegoers fed.
Pack a blanket or chairs for comfortable lawn seating throughout the film. Bug spray is a good idea as well. Movies begin at sunset. The upcoming movies for the 2022 summer season include:
- June 11 – Encanto
- July 23 – Spider-Man: No Way Home
- August 13 – Moana
Columbia Cars and Coffee
Columbia Cars and Coffee is a monthly event that takes place on the third Saturday of the month from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. For the summer season, you’ll find Cars and Coffee happening on June 18, July 16, and August 20. This free gathering takes place at the corner of East 7th and Woodland Street. Here in the heart of Columbia’s Motor Alley, you’ll find a selection of antique cars and enthusiasts. With coffee in hand, you can enjoy the morning viewing the vehicles and chatting with like-minded individuals.
Columbia Farmers’ Fresh Market
The Columbia Farmers’ Fresh Market takes place from June through September, so you can come and explore this event all summer long. The market features a wide variety of vendors on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Select vendors also attend the market on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the same hours. You’ll find the market at 102 Riverside Drive in Columbia.
You can expect to find a broad selection of food, flowers, baked goods, and handcrafted items. Pick up colorful eggs from A+ Eggs, European-style cheeses from Bonnie Blue Farm, and local honey from Circle L Farm. Harris Family Farm and Pantall Family Farm supply fresh produce from strawberries and squash to beans and melons. Sweetwater Jam offers jams, jellies, and pickles, while Southern Ridge Farm supplies chicken, pork, beef, and seafood. Don’t miss the microgreens and flower bouquets at Pig & Leaf or the artisan brass-cut pasta from The Farm & Fiddle.
Don’t be surprised if your family has to start a Saturday night pie tradition with picks from “The Pie Man” at The Bread Shed. For baked goods that rely on old-world techniques, try the unique flavors from the Prevail Bakehouse. If you’re looking for unique gifts, you can’t go wrong with soaps from Yanahli Brand, hand-dyed clothing from Fit 2B Dyed, or hand-sewn purses from A Stitch in Time. This market has a little of everything.
Highland Realm Farm Blueberry Bash
Enjoy all things blueberry on June 18 at the Highland Realm Farm’s annual Blueberry Bash. This event takes place from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Activities include blueberry picking, creek wading, and live music. Food trucks and vendors will be on hand with a variety of enticing eats and wares to peruse. You can even sign up for door prizes to get the chance to take something special home. A kid’s zone caters to little ones with pint-sized fun, so there are plenty of things for children to do.
Are you an expert at using those delicious blueberries? Bring your best baked goods for a baking contest. The winner receives a cash prize. Admission to the Blueberry Bash is just $5 per vehicle.
aMuse’um Golf Tournament
The Tee Up Fore Kids golf tournament for the aMuse’um Children’s Museum is scheduled for June 18. The tournament takes place at Stoneybrook Golf Course and features a four-man scramble. You’ll kick off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the tournament will help keep the aMuse’um Children’s Museum going. This engaging hand-on destination offers an indoor play space, craft area, lite-brite wall, dress-up stations, and imaginative exhibits. Children can play at the pint-sized ice cream shop, bank, grocery store, vet clinic, nursery, and more.
July 4th Red White & Blue Car Show
On the fourth of July, Maury County Park will host the Red White & Blue Car Show. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the car show takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The entry is just $20 if you’re bringing a vehicle. Judging will take place with an awards ceremony at 2:00 p.m. The first 100 entries will receive dash plaques as well.
You can grab a tasty bite while you’re browsing the entries from the hot dog cart or food trucks. Ooh La La will be on hand to serve shaved ice while Slothful Waffle serves up decadent waffle delights. Enjoy this breakfast favorite slathered in toppings like praline pecan sauce, peanut butter and bananas, Nutella and toffee crumbles, and more. If you’re looking for a savory waffle, the Slothy Cristo packs turkey and Swiss with berry sauce in a waffle bun. You can look forward to more than $2,000 in door prizes, awards, and giveaways. All benefits from the show go to Columbia Counseling Ministries.
Are you ready to hop in your car and head out on a local adventure to one of these events? Our team at Stan McNabb Chevrolet can help you find the right car for any type of outing. If you have additional suggestions for local events that didn’t make it onto our list, contact our team and let us know! We always want to have the best recommendations for local activities.