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Fall Adventures in Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, Missouri, exudes a unique blend of academic vitality and Midwestern charm. Nestled within the heart of the state, Columbia is best known as the home of the University of Missouri, which lends the city a vibrant, intellectual atmosphere. The historic downtown area is alive with a variety of shops, restaurants, and cultural venues, including the beloved Blue Note, a renowned music venue that has hosted a diverse range of artists. The city's commitment to education and innovation is palpable, as reflected in its array of research facilities and initiatives. The picturesque landscapes surrounding Columbia offer ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, with parks, trails, and nearby rivers perfect for hiking, biking, and water activities. The warm and welcoming community, coupled with a progressive spirit, makes Columbia a captivating destination that effortlessly combines academia, culture, and natural beauty.

Here are some things to do this fall in Columbia:

Treeline Music Festival (Formerly Roots 'n Blues Festival)

-September 29 - October 1, Stephens Lake Park

Treeline Music Fest is the only American music festival independently owned by women in 2023. Taking place at beautiful Stephen's Lake Park, this year's incredible lineup includes MUNA, Jo Dee Messina, Japanese Breakfast, The Robert Cray Band, and Salt-n-Pepa. Both single-day and 3-day passes are currently on sale to experience an unforgettable weekend of music, art, local food, and more all in a family-friendly atmosphere.

-September 23-24, Rose Music Park

Mid-Missouri PrideFest has Proudly been a part of the local LGBTQIA+ community for more than 19 years! Traditionally Held at Rose Music Hall in Columbia, Missouri, at the corner of Orr and Park Street, we are excited to offer an entire weekend of FREE events including a street fair with over 170 vendors, an expanded family area, a health pavilion, main stage, and plenty of food vendors for the entire family!. The street fair will be open from 12-7 p.m. both days, with the parade Sunday at Noon on Broadway from 9th to 4th street! Entertainment inside Rose will continue after the street fair with headlining musical performers at 6:30 and a drag showcase at 8:00 each evening!

Photo by Rachel Grant


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