LakeFest: Festival Food & Fare

If you’ve already started daydreaming about eating your festival food favorites during LakeFest Free Weekend, it’s completely normal – we have too! We will have a variety of delicious packaged and made-to-order options. Check back closer to the date as we add new vendors to the list!

Festival Fare:

  • Big Fat Daddy’s
  • Ekiben (Friday)
  • Sara Festivals
  • Virginia Vendor Food Services

Food Trucks:

  • Althea’s Almost Famous Tasty Jamaican Food (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Truck (all 3 days)
  • Kona Ice (all 3 days)
  • Taharka Brothers (Friday & Sunday)

Specialty Food:

  • AppleCore’s Bake Shoppe
  • Dua Coffee DC
  • Nina’s Cookie Explosion
  • Pretzelphoria
  • Wight Tea Co.

LakeFest: Beer & Wine Garden

Situated on the deck overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi, the LakeFest Beer and Wine Garden is back and better than ever! Enjoy a well-crafted beer by the local Hysteria brewing company, or a glass of tasty red or white wine or bubbly while listening to the music and performers of the day. 18th and 21st’s bartenders will be the hosts for the evening. Light snacks and games provided.

IDs are required and Must be over 21 to enter the Beer Garden.

Hours of Operation
Friday: 5-9:45pm
Saturday: 1-9:45pm
Sunday: 2-6pm

What is The Columbia Festival of the Arts?

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is a multi-weekend event that celebrates music, art, and entertainment. Each Festival kicks off in June with Lakefest, a free, three-day outdoor celebration at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Lakefest includes live performances, children's creative activities, a juried fine arts and crafts show, a variety of hands-on workshops for all ages and outdoor festival food fare.

The days following LakeFest are comprised of a variety of free and ticketed events, including performances in multiple disciplines, master classes, workshops, fine art exhibitions, literary offerings, film and frequent opportunities to interact directly with artists.