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Bertha’s Beans Cat Cafe Celebrates Soft Opening

For cat lovers and future owners alike, the wait is over for a new local cat café! Bertha’s Beans Cat Café celebrates their soft opening today through Monday. The business renovated the space over a three-month timeframe from the previous business, Papa’s Cat Café. This weekend, community members can walk in as Bertha’s is still […]

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Runners Preparing for the Bear Creek Half Marathon

A fan-favorite mid-Missouri race is returning on the Bear Creek Trail in Columbia this weekend. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, runners will take part in The Bear Creek Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile race starts and finishes at Albert-Oakland Park, at 1900 Blue Ridge Road. Runners must register before the race for $65. Participants can pick up […]

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Celebrate Halloween in The District

Join the spooktacular fun at Halloweenie in The District, Columbia’s biggest family-friendly trick-or-treating event. From 4-6 p.m. Friday, The District businesses will hand out candy (or until they run out). So, bring your little ghouls and goblins to trick or treat, shop local and even meet Rexy and Luna Blue from Show-Me Dinosaurs at various […]

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Crawl Through Columbia During the Zombie Pub-ocalypse

Let out your inner zombie to close the week at the Zombie Pub Crawl 2023. Starting at 6 p.m. Friday and running until bars close, join in for the creepiest crawl in Columbia. A $10 wristband will get you free entry and the option to try exclusive drink/food specials at more than 15 participating bars. […]

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FearFest Hosting Family Fall Festival

FearFest Haunted House is organizing a Family Fall Festival for this weekend. From noon-4 p.m. Saturday, dress up in a costume and enjoy music, movies, bonfires, candy, food, face painting, photo opportunities, pumpkin decorating, crafts and a no-scare walk-through of the haunted house. While admission is free, there will be a small charge for food, […]

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The Monster Bike Bash Returns for a Spine-Chilling Adventure

Bikers are preparing to reunite for a Halloween bike ride at Flat Branch Park this weekend as The Monster Bike Bash returns to Columbia. Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, come dressed in your best costume and get ready to ride and dance if you dare along the trail. Bikers will have the option to bike […]

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Celebrate Halloween in The Business Loop

Celebrate Halloween early at The Loop’s Sunday Funday event, Halloweentown. Join in from 10 a.m.-noon Sunday for this spook-tacular event. Dress up in costumes and embrace the Halloween spirit. Get creative as you paint pumpkins, test your tech skills by programming battle bots, channel your inner artist with cookie decorating and let the little ones […]

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Observe the Moon At Logboat

Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night at Logboat Brewing Co. this weekend. From 6-9 p.m. Saturday, join the Central Missouri Astronomical Association at Logboat’s new expanded facility for the viewing. CMAA’s telescopes will be out on the lawn, offering mesmerizing views of the moon and Saturn, with Jupiter rising later in the night. Come and […]

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Tiny Town Play Cafe Hosting Boo Bashes This Weekend

This weekend, get ready for double the Halloween fun with Boo Bash and Baby Boo Bash at the Tiny Town Play Cafe. From 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, start the festivities with Baby Boo Bash for children 2 and under. Parents can bring their little ones to enjoy a handprint craft, snacks, a costume contest and more! […]

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Midway Outdoor Flea Market Crafting Up Fun in Columbia

The Midway Outdoor Flea Market & Craft Show is almost here! Get ready to see more than 150 vendors outside and 500 vendors inside at the Midway Antique Mall. The flea market and craft show is from 9-4 p.m. Saturday at 1-70 exit 121, 6401 Hwy 40 W. If you want to be a vendor, […]

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Helmi’s Gardens Hosting Fall Festival This Weekend

Spend the weekend celebrating all fall has to offer at Helmi’s Gardens Fall Festival. From noon-6 p.m. Saturday, enjoy the fall festival, geared towards the whole family, a signature cocktail, festive food and entertainment all day long. From noon-2 p.m., enjoy face painting, from 2-3 p.m. take part in Halloween wreath making for $60 and from 4-6 […]

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Columbia’s Pumpkin Fun Run Set For This Weekend

Runners still have time to register for the Pumpkin Fun Run this weekend in Columbia. From 1-3 p.m. Sunday, participants will be at Philips Lake Park to run for fun and the chance to win $500 for their school’s physical education programs. While registration is open until Friday, only the 3 p.m. slot is open […]

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Weekend Art Show to Feature More than 200 Works of Art

Enjoy the largest art show in mid-Missouri this weekend at the Central Bank of Boone County. The 64th Annual Boone County Art Show will showcase more than 200 works of art from both professional and non-professional artists. People can get immersed in the art from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Watch […]

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Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival to Bring Gourd Times This Weekend

It’s officially fall, so it’s time for the 32nd annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy the tradition of community, family, friends and, of course, pumpkins from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This pumpkin festival started in 1991 as a celebration of the pumpkin and promotion for the village of Hartsburg. The event now brings thousands […]

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Eclipse Spectacular: Where Sun Meets Fun This Weekend

On Saturday, millions can view an annular solar eclipse as it passes overhead in the sky, including us right here in mid-Missouri. To make sure you have the best viewing experience, there are several events to enjoy the celestial phenomenon. The partial solar eclipse will be in full effect from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. You can […]

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Waves Cider Company Celebrating its Third Anniversary

Get ready to party and celebrate Waves Cider Company’s third anniversary party and art fair this weekend. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, interact with local artists and makers, enjoy local food, vendors and a special cider release. The anniversary and art fair is free to the public. You can purchase Waves Cider directly from the […]

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Woofstock Wags its Way to Cooper’s Landing Riverside Resort & Marina

Combine two pawsitively important interests, dogs and music, at the first Woofstock at Cooper’s Landing Riverside Resort & Marina. From 1-9 p.m. Saturday, groove to some incredible bands while enjoying delicious food, vendors and dogs. From 2-5 p.m. listen to The Diddy Wah Daddies, and from 6-9 p.m., dance to Dusty Jams & Abalone Pearl. […]

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Columbia MO Comic & Toy Show Draws Enthusiastic Crowds and Collectors

Geek out this weekend at the Columbia MO Comic & Toy Show at the Columbia. On Saturday and Sunday, while the mall is open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., geek out and enjoy all things pop culture, including toys, cosplay, games, art, pop vinyl, vintage video games, action figures and many comic books. Whether you’re a […]

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Arcade District Hosting Oktoberfest This Weekend

The Arcade District is gearing up to host Oktoberfest this weekend. From noon-7 p.m. Sunday, enjoy music, food, drinks, face painting, a bounce house, pumpkin painting, lawn games, sidewalk chalk and more. Witches & Wizards Arcade will be open from noon-8 p.m. as well. Live music will be playing at Sentinel Park Stage throughout the […]

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North Village Arts District to Unveil Art at Columbia College

The North Village Arts District is preparing to unveil its latest art installation at Columbia College during the North Village Art Walk. From 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, enjoy the new sculpture, Taking Flight, a live performance by Columbia College’s Jane Froman Singers, remarks from various individuals involved in the project and a ribbon cutting by […]