Find a Festival For Every Season in Columbia

Every season is festival season in Columbia. Entertaining events fill the calendar, much to the delight of locals and the thousands of visitors who come to take in fine art, delectable food, good books, historic attractions, inspiring music, and extraordinary films.


Your Guide to Food, Wine, & Sweets in Columbia

Wine, chocolate, barbecue … whatever fare you fancy, you’ll find it in Columbia. The city has attracted talented purveyors and restaurateurs who take pride in satisfying even the most particular palate. Here are just a few of the businesses that give the city its flavor.


May 21, 1856

The Missouri State Teachers Association was founded in Columbia. It was one of the nation's first organization for teachers.


Explore Nightlife Spots For Painters, Dog Lovers, Gamers, and More

Whether your tastes run to enjoying a beer while you play fetch with Fido, sipping wine while you paint, or nursing a Donkey Kong cocktail during a pinball match, welcome to a whole new world of entertaining nightlife.


This Company Will Make You Rethink Olive Oil

Ever since four sons opened a gourmet olive oil shop, family dinners in Missouri just taste better. The Mohammad brothers—Murad, Munir, Mekram, and Mustafa—opened Boone Olive Oil Company in April 2014.


June 23, 1902

This is the birthday of "The Coach," Don Faurot, the namesake of Mizzou's Faurot field.


Vinnie Ream

January 25, 1871

The very talented sculptress from Christian College in Columbia, Vinnie Ream, at age 18 was given the commission by Congress to sculpt the statue of Abraham Lincoln to stand in the National Capital Rotunda.


Worshipping Songs

Apocalyptic dreams, perfectly punctuated deliveries, complex allegories, and the occasional curse word thrown in at just the right beat, Rae Fitzgerald’s music showcases vivid imagery and adept lyricism.