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.

  • Peter Pan Takes the Stage


    Peter Pan Takes the Stage


    From the South Pacific to Never Never Land, Toby’s Dinner Theatre just doesn’t stop moving. The award-winning venue hot off sellout performances of South Pacific brings Peter Pan, Broadway’s timeless classic, to its stage. It’s the musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up. …

  • 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 re-enforced 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 …

  • The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia


    Downtown Columbia’s exciting new residence.

    The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia


    Downtown Columbia’s exciting new residence.

    The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia is now home to its first residents. 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.

  • The Merriweather District


    A City Within a Garden

    The Merriweather District


    A City Within a Garden

    The 68-acre crescent-shaped parcel of land located adjacent to Merriweather Post Pavilion and Symphony Woods, known as the Merriweather District, 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. Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, it …

  • Wine In The Woods


    May 21st and 22nd

    Wine In The Woods


    May 21st and 22nd

    The annual event that brings nearly thirty wineries, two stages featuring live bands and other entertainment, artisanal crafts, gourmet food, to the idyllic landscape of Symphony Woods is almost upon us. That’s right, it’s when some 25,000 people come to Columbia’s Wine In The Woods, the weekend long event that spotlights Maryland’s wine industry. Clear …

  • Concert Season Shaping Up


    Merriweather is busy booking the sounds of Summer.

    Concert Season Shaping Up


    Merriweather is busy booking the sounds of Summer.

    The 2016 concert season at Merriweather Post Pavilion is almost here and the venue has been busy booking acts. It’s a great looking line up. Here’s what’s up so far: It looks like the two-day M3 Rock Festival will start things off once again, this year on April 29th.  Headlining will be Tesla and Kix …

  • Next Up: Science, Engineering and Technology.


    HCC’s SET building to open in 2017

    Next Up: Science, Engineering and Technology.


    HCC’s SET building to open in 2017

    Science, Engineering and Technology or SET will soon have its own, highly specialized building on the campus of Howard Community College. Ground was recently broken on the four story, 145,300 square foot project expected to open to students in 2017. The project, a $77 million dollar venture, is being funded by both the county and …