The City of Columbia hosts a range of special events and festivals throughout the year.

Events include the city's long-time Mule Day week-long celebration each April, Columbia thus known historically as the Mule Capitol of the World

Columbia hosts events that include city-sponsored events, public-private partnerships, and events sponsored by non-profit and private organizations.

This tabs on this page feature the city's larger annual events. If interested in organizing a Special Event in Columbia, click this link to for a Mass Gathering Permit application.

The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department page also hosts numerous events and programs, which combined, all work to make Columbia a unique destination and fun community in which to live, work and play.

"Something good around every corner."

-Columbia city motto