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Books in Bloom
A Free Festival for all Ages!
A Free Festival for all Ages!
Sunday, June 2nd from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD
Downtown Columbia’s third annual Books In Bloom book festival is the ultimate celebration of books and reading. This family-friendly event will take over Merriweather Post Pavilion and bring together over twenty of the country’s best and brightest authors. This daylong festival features author readings, panel discussions, curated culinary offerings, a Rosé and Beer Garden, live music and a Busboys & Poets pop-up bookstore. Fun-filled children’s activities include face painting, puppet shows, glitter tattoos, story time and more. Come explore Merriweather Post Pavilion in a way you’ve never seen it before.
Chef José Andrés, Author of We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time
Featured Authors Include:
- Kathy MacMillian, Author of Dagger and Coin
- Nadia Hashimi, Author of The Sky at Our Feet
- Carmen Rodrigues, Author of The Universal Laws of Marco
- Abby Maslin, Author of Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love
- Angie Kim, Author of Miracle Creek
- Kwame Onwuachi, Author of Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir
Click HERE for more details on the event including the current author lineup.
Information & Restrictions
Books in Bloom: A Free Festival for all Ages!
- Sunday, June 2nd, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
- Follow the link HERE to register for this free event.
Hosted by The Downtown Columbia Partnership, the organization promotes and advances the growth of Downtown Columbia as a vibrant, diverse, economically robust and desirable place for employment, entertainment, living and learning. Its initiatives, such as Books In Bloom, include supporting cultural and arts programs aimed at enhancing residents’ quality of life.
Presenting sponsor The Howard Hughes Corporation aims to be the preeminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties. They create timeless places and extraordinary experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value for shareholders. The redevelopment of Downtown Columbia's Merriweather District is a prime example of the company's bold vision for redevelopment. Destined to become a regional hub for culture and commerce, Merriweather District is a new, amenity-rich and walkable urban center surrounding Merriweather Post Pavilion and Symphony Woods. Opening in April 2020, it will be a vibrant, walkable, mixed-use environment including offices, shops, restaurants, apartments, structured parking and parkland.
Presenting sponsor the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission is a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to enhancing the vibrancy of Downtown Columbia and at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the world-class amphitheater in the heart of the community.
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