True/False Film Festival
Early each year, downtown Columbia is flooded with visitors ready for a weekend packed with thought-provoking films. Since 2004, True/False Film Fest has presented artistic non-fiction films that challenge the audience to re-imagine reality. The four-day event also includes live music, parties, interesting talks and more. The final schedule is released this month, and it’s huge. You can go for a day, or go for the whole weekend. As you plan the films you want to see, use our itinerary to guide you to great places to eat and stay in Columbia, so you can keep yourself fed and rested during your marathon weekend of intellectual stimulation.
Take a Stroll
Before you head out of Columbia, stroll through the Shelter Insurance Gardens (1817 E. Broadway, Columbia, 573-214-4595). Located on the grounds of Shelter’s corporate office, these beautiful five acres are a popular spot for a picnic during warmer months and the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon. The grounds feature a waterfall, rock garden, Vietnamese veterans’ memorial and more.