COLUMBIA — Friends of Columbia State Historic Park celebrates Columbia’s 68th year as a California State Park by hosting the 19th annual Big Band Street Dance on Main Street in Columbia on July 20, from 7 until 10:30 p.m.
Admission is free and 1940s and 1950s costumes are encouraged.
At 11 a.m., take a free tour of town with park aide Sandra Walker who will focus on life in Columbia during the 1940s. Throughout the day photos will be displayed throughout town depicting various buildings in town during that time period.
The Blue Shoes Ukulele Orchestra of Columbia will open the evening festivities at 7 p.m. and Rod Harris and the Columbia College Big Band will perform music from the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s beginning at 8 p.m. A dessert auction will also be featured with selections from Columbia’s concessionaires and other local businesses.
Although admission is free, donations to Friends of Columbia to support educational and historical programs are greatly appreciated. Invite your friends and family to this fabulous evening of nostalgia and fun. Bring lawn chairs and your dancing shoes to fully enjoy this classic event.
For more details, to assist or to inquire about sponsorship levels and benefits of this popular event contact the Columbia State Historic Park office at (209) 588-9128.