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Coming Up in COMO: 25 things to do

Coming Up in COMO: 25 things to do

A black and brown Dachsund dog carries an oversized blue frisbee in its mouth.

We’ve selected a week’s worth of fun (some of it FREE) for your what-should-I-do list.

Coming Up In COMO is a brief peek at concerts, plays, art exhibits, events for families and kids, and more. You may send your event notice to [email protected]. Please put “Coming up in COMO” in the subject line. Include the date, time, a brief description, and website or Facebook page (or phone number) for your event. 


The District’s annual Dog Days Sidewalk Sale is back through the weekend. 

Retailers in downtown COMO are putting their products on sale on the sidewalks outside of their storefronts at deeply discounted prices. Walk from shop to shop scooping up the best deals you’ll find all year. 

Parking in downtown garages is free after 5 p.m. and all weekend long. Come out and eat, shop, and discover The District. 

It’s the grand opening of Midway Golf and Games, Toptracer Golf, and 44 Tavern.  

Get ready for a great day of golf, live music, fireworks, and delicious food at the Midway Golf | Games| Events | 44 Tavern grand opening. 

  • Reserve a spot at the brand-new Toptracer hitting bays for some golfing fun and a chance to try out the new food and drink menu from 44Tavern. Thirty-minute increments are available to book online
  • Play any of the outdoor attractions and join everyone on the lawn for Voo Doo Sno Cone from 5-9 p.m. and Lilly’s Cantina food truck beginning at 7 p.m. 
  • As the evening progresses, dance and sing along to the lively tunes of the Shiloh Country Band in the Pavilion starting at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Bring a lawn chair to set up on the lawn. The outdoor bar will be open. 
  • Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri for Countdown to Kickoff: An Evening with Mizzou football Coach Eli Drinkwitz in the Tavern Hall Banquet room at at 5:30 p.m. Purchase Countdown to Kickoff tickets here. 
  • Fireworks on the driving range at 9:15 p.m. will light up the sky. Bring a lawn chair. 
  • Please note that no outside food or drink is permitted. 

COMO Brick Streets Tour, 10 a.m. Saturday. Join COMO Preservation on a walking tour of Columbia to explore some of the stories surrounding its founding and highlight its unique historic architecture. The approximate two-mile, two-hour stroll through downtown provides an engineer’s perspective on bricks on COMO: A discussion of what, how, and why of Columbia’s brick streets, brick making, and brick construction. 

It’s a free event, but reservations are required. Get your free ticket here. Donations are appreciated. (COMO Preservation is a tax-exempt nonprofit; donations are tax-deductible.) Participants are encouraged to download a free smartphone app that will allow listening to the tour via your own earbuds. 

The tour will begin on the sidewalk in front of the Broadway Hotel at 1111 E. Broadway. 

The Disc Pro Golf Tour’s 2023 Mid America Open presented by Discraft returned to Columbia on Friday and will run through Sunday at the Harmony Bends Disc Golf Course at Strawn Park. The course is considered one of the top-rated disc golf courses in the country. 

This year’s event marks the fifth year Columbia has hosted the Mid America Open, and the fourth year it has been a part of the pro tour. Over the years, 30 world champions and 33 Hall of Famers have attended the Mid America Open. 

Spectators are welcome to attend the tournament and tickets can be purchased online

This is the logo promoting the Columbia downtown District's Dog Days Sidewalk Sale.


Dog Days Sidewalk Sale 2023. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, The District, throughout downtown Columbia. Parking garages FREE all weekend. Walk from shop to shop scooping up the best deals you’ll find all year. 

Sycamore Ray at Cooper’s Landing. 7 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Road. Food truck: Lilly’s Cantina, 4:30-9 p.m. 

Dr. Zhivegas at Rose Park. 7 p.m., 1013 Park Avenue. Tickets $15; $40 4-packs. 

The 2023 Mid America Disc Golf Pro Tour Open presented by Discraft. Through Sunday at Harmony Bends Disc Golf Course, Strawn Park, 801 N. Strawn Rd.  

Cinderella. 8-10:30 p.m., through Sunday, Maplewood Barn Theater, 2900 E. Nifong Blvd.  

Open Mic Night – Love Coffee. 7-9 p.m., 15 Business Loop 70 E. Donations are encouraged for the Love Coffee organization, as well as the U.C. Music Scholarship Fund. 

Mizzou International Composers Festival concert. FREE. 7:30-9 p.m., Sheryl Crow Hall, inside the Sinquefield Music Center. 

Back to the Future. 8-10 p.m., Lakeside Ashland, 5900 E. Log Providence Rd. Gates open 7 p.m. No outside food or drinks. $10. 


2023 Show-Me State Games. All day, various locations.   

Columbia Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon, MU Health Care Pavilion at Columbia’s Agriculture Park, 1769 W. Ash St. 

Grand Opening of Midway Golf and Games, Toptracer, and 44 Tavern. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., 5500 W. Van Horn Tavern Road. A day of golf, live music, fireworks, and delicious food. 

Kitten Yoga at Selfie Love. 10-11 a.m., 804 Locust St. Kitten yoga can brighten your day with cute kitty antics and relaxing yoga poses. $25 per person. 

Friends of Columbia Public Library book sale. Noon-3 p.m., 100 W. Broadway. Cash or checks only. 

The Daves at Cooper’s Landing. 6-9 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Food truck: Food truck: The Bus Old School BBQ – Billy Hinson’s Old School BBQ, noon-8 p.m. 

36? + Telepathy Club + Adam Wilson at Café Berlin. 7-11:30 p.m., 220 N. Tenth St. $5. 

River Ghost Review at Sentinel Park. 7 p.m., Witches and Wizards Arcade, 1214 Eugenia. FREE. Irene’s BBQ and Six-Mile Ordinary will be open. 

Karaoke Night. Every Saturday at 9 p.m., McGinty’s Pub, 1312 Old 63 S.  


2023 Show-Me State Games. All day, various locations.   

The A-Frame Artisan Bazaar. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Les Bourgeois A-Frame, 14020 W. Highway BB, Rocheport. FREE family-friendly event featuring unique goods and artwork from local makers, kids activities, live music, wine bar, food for purchase. 

Pat Kay at Cooper’s Landing. 2-5 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Food truck: Zydecos Cajun Kitchen, noon-8 p.m. 

Wes Wingate and The Late Bloomers at Cooper’s Landing. 6-9 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Food truck: Zydecos Cajun Kitchen, noon-8 p.m. 

Karaoke Night at Eastside Tavern. 8-11:45 p.m., 106 E. Broadway.  


Peach Pit: A Summerfest Concert Event w/ special guest Babe Corner. 7 p.m., Rose Park, 1013 Park Avenue. $25-$28. 


As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show. 8 p.m., Eastside Tavern, 106 E. Broadway. FREE comedy open mic night. 


Food trucks roundup at Columbia Farmers Market. 3-7 p.m., MU Health Care Pavilion at Columbia’s Agriculture Park, 1769 W. Ash St. Shop the market and grab an early dinner. 

The Diddy Wah Daddies at Cooper’s Landing. 6-9 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Food truck: Jamaican Jerk Hut, noon-8 p.m. 

We also love to visit and find out what’s happening at … 

Finger Lakes State Park 

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park 

Three Creeks Conservation Area 

Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area 

Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau 

Columbia Public Library 

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