The Great, Great Outdoors

Let Holiday Inn Columbia be your guide to ripe fruit and vegetables, belly laughs, and backyard barbecue. In late September, what better way to round off the sizzling weather with a few days of outdoor fun? Columbia has a variety of activities perfect for adults and kids. One of our favorites is Cosmo Park, which will be transformed for Family Fun Fest (September 21st from 6-8pm) and includes live entertainment and hands-on arts and crafts booths.

Attention early birds—the Orr Street Farmers & Artisans Market pulls back the curtain on fresh produce and hand-crafted artwork, informative workshops, and much more each Sunday morning between the hours of 9am and 1pm (located at 126 N. 10th Street). If you are seeking bolder flavors be sure to check out the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Stephens Lake Park, the weekend of September 30th. It’s a celebration of food with an international music ensemble you won’t want to miss!