Columbus 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11 AM – 2 PM Stearns Park
Columbus Fire & Rescue will be hosting our 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at Stearns Park in Columbus, NC! This event is free to the public! Bring your kids for games and prizes! There will be different egg hunts for different age groups.
Address: 125 E. Mills street.
“Columbus Proud” Litter Awareness Month
April is National Litter Awareness Month which means that it’s officially time for spring cleaning to begin. Discover Columbus and the Town of Columbus are planning a month-long event to help bring attention to the “dirty” topic of litter. This month-long event will begin the first weekend of April, Saturday April 3rd, 2021. Learn More Here
May 2 – November 7, 2020
Saturdays, 8AM – 12PM
Location: On Courthouse Street in Columbus, NC
The Columbus Farmers Market is temporarily located at the Polk County High School, 1681 NC Hwy 108 Columbus, NC for DRIVE-THRU ONLY. The vendors’ and customers’ safety is our top priority during these challenging times. Please bear with us during this transition as we are working to make the market operate as smooth as possible for everyone.
Over 40 different vendors, products include fresh fruits and vegetables, crafts and plants. For more information, call (828) 894-2281
Child Abuse and Prevention Walk
Friday, April 5, 4 to 6 p.m., at Sterns Park
Sponsored by the Polk County Community Child Fatality Prevention and Protection Team, the event also will feature hot dogs, lawn games, a bouncyhouse, music, information, T-shirt giveaways and other prizes – all for free.
Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the I-26 East Welcome Center.
The Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America
The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984. Localized events are presented in cities, states and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of travel.
Bicycle Safety Rodeo
April 27, 2019
Children got a chance to show off their bike riding skills and safety in Columbus in a bike rodeo. There are stations to teach about the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike and bikes were also checked to make sure they were safe and not broken in any way.
Columbus Fire Dept BBQ & Gospel Sing
July 2 – July 3, 2020
This four-day event is one of the longest-running events in Polk County. Each year BBQ is sold during the day beginning at 11 a.m., and through the evenings. The music begins at 7 p.m. each evening in the adjoining Veterans Park and features nationally known and local music southern and bluegrass gospel groups. NO BBQ, EVENT SCALED BACK TO 2 DAYS. Contact James Metcalf 828-817-3722
Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Downtown Columbus
The 56th Annual Fabulous 4th will take place in downtown Columbus on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The day is filled with family fun, food, and entertainment, ending with spectacular fireworks. CANCELLED
Music in the Park
August – September 2020
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free music in Stearns Park. If it rains, the event will be moved into Stearns Gym. Sponsored by Discover Columbus.
No dogs or alcoholic beverages, please.
Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in front of the Courthouse.
The Discover Columbus Committee would like to announce an annual event for the whole family. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 3rd, for the Columbus Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival on the lawn of the historic Courthouse in Columbus and Gibson St. CANCELLED
Halloween Fun Walk
October 31st 5:00PM – 7:00PM
(First Saturday in December)
December 7, 2019
Parade at 4:00PM – Twas the Night Before Christmas festivities at 6:00PM
The Columbus Fire Department and Discover Columbus Committee invites people to celebrate the holidays with its Christmas parade through downtown on Mills Street and other activities in Stearn’s Park
Saturday & Sunday, August 7-9, 2020
This year the Cycle NC will be August 7,8 & 9 in Forest City. They will be coming through Polk County on Sunday Equestrian Center and Over Mountain Winery are two of the water stops.