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.

  • Whole Foods joins Downtown Columbia


    Eagerly anticipated Whole Foods location opens

    Whole Foods joins Downtown Columbia


    Eagerly anticipated Whole Foods location opens

    Designed specifically for the Columbia shopper in Frank Gehry’s iconic Rouse Company Building, Whole Foods opened this much-anticipated location on August 20th.

  • The Mall enhances its shopper experience


    The Mall in Columbia expands inside and out

    The Mall enhances its shopper experience


    The Mall in Columbia expands inside and out

    Seventy thousand square foot expansion sees new restaurants and retailers popping up at The Mall in Columbia. Athleta, Secolari, Soma Intimates, Arhaus, Zoe’s Kitchen and Maggiano’s are among a number newly open at the popular shopping landmark.

  • Outdoor dining in Downtown restaurants


    Great weather makes for great dining al fresco

    Outdoor dining in Downtown restaurants


    Great weather makes for great dining al fresco

    Be it a lakeside table at Clyde’s, Tomato Palace, or Petit Louis, or a tap-side one at Union Jacks, downtown’s dining options provide plenty of outdoor fun when the weather is fair.

  • Free lakeside concerts and movies


    All summer long at The Lakefront

    Free lakeside concerts and movies


    All summer long at The Lakefront

    The Lakefront Summer Festival provides free nightly entertainment on the banks of Lake Kittamaqundi from June through September.

What's next

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

  • Metropolitan to open in the fall


    Downtown Columbia’s exciting new residence.

    Metropolitan to open in the fall


    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.

  • Mind body spa accepting memberships


    Haven On The Lake opens this fall

    Mind body spa accepting memberships


    Haven On The Lake opens this fall

    Overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi from the Frank Gehry-designed Rouse Company Building, the Columbia Association’s new mind-body wellness retreat is opening this autumn. Is there a better place to relax and revitalize?

  • Annual BikeAbout


    BikeAbout mixes fun, fitness and learning

    Annual BikeAbout


    BikeAbout mixes fun, fitness and learning

    The ever-popular Columbia BikeAbout is on September 13th this year and will feature a trek through the villages of Wilde Lake, Harper’s Choice and Hickory Ridge.

  • Pathway to connect Columbia


    Muti-use pathway will connect Hospital to Blandair

    Pathway to connect Columbia


    Muti-use pathway will connect Hospital to Blandair

    Once complete, the three stages of the multi-use pathway will provide pedestrians and bikers a way to get from one side of Columbia to the other.