Annual Events

Columbus 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Easter-2019.jpgSaturday, April 13, 2019 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.

Family fun!


Farmer’s Market

April 6 – November 2, 2019
Saturdays, 8AM – 12PM
Location: On Courthouse Street in Columbus, NC

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

photo courtesy of PolkNCInfo

             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.


North Carolina Tourism Day

Friday, May 9, 2019 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.

Fabulous Fourth

Thursday, July 4, 2019 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.


Music in the Park

August – September 2019

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.

Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival

Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in front of the Courthouse.

The Discover Columbus Committee would like to announce a first annual event for the whole family.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 19th, for the Columbus Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival on the lawn of the historic Courthouse in Columbus and Gibson St.


Halloween Fun Walk

October 31st 5:00PM – 7:00PM


Home Town Christmas

(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


Special Events

CYCLE North Carolina, Mountain Ride

Saturday & Sunday, August 4-5, 2018

Photo courtesy of the World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper, our own Tryon Daily Bulletin

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