Attractions

Summer Fire School


Time and time again, visitors are delightfully surprised by what Columbia has to offer. From picturesque parks and clever cuisine to amazing art and superb shopping, visitors find that Columbia is ‘more than a college town’ and ‘surprisingly sophisticated.’ Below are a few events that MU FRTI wanted to highlight during Summer Fire School.

Whether you want to get in touch with nature, immerse yourself in culture and the arts, or enjoy a delicious meal, Columbia offers endless avenues of adventure. Start your journey by clicking on the link to take you to the Columbia, Missouri Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Firefighter Related

Summer Fire School - Hospitality Room


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THU-SAT, May 30 - June 1, 2019

6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Holiday Inn Executive Center

2200 Interstate 70 Dr SW

Columbia Professional Firefighters - IAFF Local 1055

The Columbia Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1055 is hosting a hospitality room during Summer Fire School at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. Stop by and enjoy a cool drink and connect with fellow firefighters.


Local 1055

After Hours


Tone Bell

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WED, May 29, 2019

7:00 P.M.

The Blue Note

17 N 9th St

$20

Welcome to our new CoMo Comedy Club series! Sit back, relax, and enjoy some laughs from national comedians as we transform our historic music venue into a comedy club for the night, complete with all reserved table seating on the floor and reserved stadium style seating in the balcony.


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Buckcherry: A Summerfest Concert Event

Joyous Wolf + Special Guest TBA

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FRI, May 31, 2019

7:00 P.M.

Rose Park

1013 Park Ave

$25

JOIN US – as we celebrate the glory of Summer with live music, ice cold beer and partying outside Rose Music Hall in Rose Park in beautiful downtown Columbia!


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Ray Wylie Hubbard

with Special Guest TBA

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FRI, May 31, 2019

7:00 P.M.

The Blue Note

17 N 9th St

$16 / $20

An Americana maverick delivers divine comedy, devilish groove and enlightened wisdom on self-produced set with guests including Lucinda Williams, Eric Church, Patty Griffin and psych-rockers Bright Light Social Hour.


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Reckless Kelly

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SAT, June 1, 2019

8:00 P.M.

The Blue Note

17 N 9th St

$17 / $20

"The Austin-based band were Americana before there really was such a term, combining roots, rock and country influences into an uncompromising musical approach that has earned the Grammy-winning group a very steadfast and loyal following. "
- A Taste of Country


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Family Fun

61st Annual Art in the Park


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SAT-SUN, June 1-2, 2019

6:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Stephens Lake Park

2001 E Broadway

FREE

Someone said: I thought it was all paintings. No, we cried, it is paintings and much, more more. Need a new coffee mug, you'll find it. Gorgeous scarf required? Check. Space in your yard begging for a stylish sculpture? We have it. Fabulous frock needing fabulous necklace? Choices galore. Wall behind your sofa needs a colorful painting? Go home with three. Gifts needed? Oh, you lucky, lucky shopper.


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Romeo & Juliet


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THU-SUN, May 30 - June 2, 2019

8:00 P.M.

Maplewood Barn Theatre

2900 E Nifong Blvd

$12 / $10 / $3

William Shakespeare’s epic story of two star crossed lovers. Set in fair Verona, Shakespeare weaves together the tragic fates of two people from rival families. Romeo and Juliet is a forbidden romance that includes sword fights and a masquerade.

The mission of the Maplewood Barn Association is to provide high quality, live community theatre to mid-Missouri audiences in an informal, family friendly, outdoor setting in historic Nifong Park.


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Missouri Contemporary Ballet

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


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SAT-SUN, June 1-2, 2019

8:00 P.M. & 3:00 P.M.

Jesse Hall

801 Conley Ave

$28 / $48

Fall down the rabbit hole into the fantasy world first imagined by Lewis Carroll with Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. Karen Mareck Grundy’s original choreography and Tom Andes’ musical score bring Carroll’s classic hurtling into the 21st century with sensational costumes, innovative choreography, and more than its fair share of outlandish characters! Featuring local musicians and student dancers alongside Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s professional dancers, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ is a whimsical thrill ride the entire family will love.


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