The highly anticipated 27th annual Free LakeFest Weekend is back at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront, June 14-16, 2024! Presented by the Merriweather Arts and Culture Center in collaboration with the Columbia Festival of the Arts, this FREE outdoor festival promises three days of exceptional live music and performances, a juried Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts show with more than 50 renowned artists, engaging children’s activities, and delectable festival food. Stellar performances range from homegrown talent to acclaimed national and international acts, including trailblazing Cuban artist Telmary Y HabanaSana, the soul-stirring Bette Smith, all-female 10-piece brass band Brass Queens, and Washington D.C.’s own Oh He Dead. Event Hours are: Friday, June 14 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit for more details and a complete festival schedule.


  • Friday, June 14: 5 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 15: 11 am – 10:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 16: 11 am – 7 pm

Location: Downtown Columbia Lakefront, 10221 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044


Host/Organizer: The Columbia Festival of the Arts in collaboration with the Merriweather Arts and Culture Center

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