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Join in the fun of the 2024 Find Waldo Local event! 


Throughout July, you can take part in a scavenger hunt to find Waldo, the iconic children’s book character, with his red-and-white-striped shirt and black glasses, hidden in twenty-three local businesses, including café columbia, Bagel Bin, Touché Touchet Bakery, Wild Birds Unlimited, Charmery and more.

Find Waldo Local is a wonderful way to support the Shop Local movement and discover some of Columbia's hidden retail gems and service businesses, owned and operated by your Columbia neighbors.

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How to Join

Everything you need to know ...


Pick up your official stamp card

There are more than 20 local businesses listed on the 2024 Find Waldo Local stamp card for Columbia. Pick up a card for each participant at Queen Takes Book or any participating location (see below).


Visit Queen Takes Book

When you have completed the search for Waldo, visit Queen Takes Book to claim your prize!


Find Waldo in participating stores

Each of the businesses shown on the stamp card (and below) feature a small Waldo stand-up in their location. Find each Waldo and have your card stamped or signed to show that you've found him (no purchase necessary).


Join the Party - Saturday, August 3

At the end of this year's search, we'll be celebrating with a big Waldo party, starting 3pm on Saturday, August 3rd at Queen Takes Book. Come for food, giveaways, fun and games, and dress as your favorite Waldo character!

Participating Businesses

Visit each for your chance to win prizes
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