It's time

Prepare to be inspired

Columbia, Maryland’s new downtown is alive with activity. You’ll find new shops and eateries, an expanded Lakefront experience, and new paths and walkways that tie it all together. And that’s just the beginning. New construction is a sign of things to come as Downtown Columbia transforms into a special place to live and work, or to visit with friends and family.

What's now

There’s a lot to see and do in Downtown Columbia. Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening right now. View all that's happening.

  • Beyond The Blues – The Winter Columbia Festival of the Arts


    Beyond The Blues – The Winter Columbia Festival of the Arts


    The Columbia Festival of the Arts brings us the Beyond The Blues, their winter edition of the Festival, in early February, providing ten dynamic acts that will surely warm things up. The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour headlines the Festival. The music of ‘Trane, Miles & Mingus with Vince di Mura and James Brandon Lewis. …

  • It’s the Downtown Columbia Eats App!


    Introducing a loyalty program at participating restaurants.

    It’s the Downtown Columbia Eats App!


    Introducing a loyalty program at participating restaurants.

    New loyalty app makes going out to dinner an extra treat in Downtown Columbia. The free app features 20 restaurants—ranging from the downtown area to inside the Columbia Mall—including Petit Louis Bistro, Union Jack’s, Seasons 52, Whole Foods, and the Nordstrom Café. The app is powered by Loyaltap and is available to download for FREE …

  • Ecological Restoration


    Environmental Improvements Along the Little Patuxent

    Ecological Restoration


    Environmental Improvements Along the Little Patuxent

    Take a walk along the Little Patuxent River just south of Lake Kittamaqundi and you are bound to notice a few things. The banks of the river have been reenforced in a number of places, protection from runoff and erosion, there are many newly planted trees shielded from deer with nibble-proof collars that run from …

  • Metropolitan is Now Leasing


    Downtown Columbia’s exciting new residence.

    Metropolitan is Now Leasing


    Downtown Columbia’s exciting new residence.

    The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia will open to residents in this fall. The luxury, six-story residence, touting the largest resident clubhouse in town and a relaxing public promenade, is just steps from The Mall and AMC’s Columbia 14 Theater.

What's next

Downtown Columbia is alive with opportunities. Here’s a snapshot of what’s around the corner. View all that's happening.

  • It’s Almost Restaurant Week


    Look for Downtown Columbia Restaurants

    It’s Almost Restaurant Week


    Look for Downtown Columbia Restaurants

    One of the excite weeks of they year is January’s Restaurant Week. Its where diners can head out to favorite haunts or aim to try something new, finding deals as enticing as the food being served. It’s a great list of restaurants around the county, including a number in downtown Columbia you wont want to …

  • Beyond The Blues – The Winter Columbia Festival of the Arts


    Beyond The Blues – The Winter Columbia Festival of the Arts


    The Columbia Festival of the Arts brings us the Beyond The Blues, their winter edition of the Festival, in early February, providing ten dynamic acts that will surely warm things up. The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour headlines the Festival. The music of ‘Trane, Miles & Mingus with Vince di Mura and James Brandon Lewis. …

  • The Crescent Neighborhood


    A City Within a Garden

    The Crescent Neighborhood


    A City Within a Garden

    The 68-acre, half-moon shaped parcel of land cradling Merriweather Post Pavilion and Symphony Woods, known as the Crescent Neighborhood, is envisioned as an urban live/work community, uniquely situated in an environment of natural beauty and the focus of the next stage of the revitalization of Downtown Columbia. It is set to become a prime example …

  • It’s Midwinter and Merriweather is Booking Acts


    Next Summer is in the works

    It’s Midwinter and Merriweather is Booking Acts


    Next Summer is in the works

    Summer’s hardly on our minds at the moment, but it’s all the folks at Merriweather Post Pavilion can think about. While they are very excited to watch the new stage and other renovations speed into place, they are already booking acts for the 2016 concert season.   Here’s what’s up so far: It looks like …