The City of Columbia is home to a variety of special events and festivals throughout the year such as Mule Day, a four-day celebration each April and the Midstate Classic, an annual collegiate softball tournament held in the spring. Learn more about events in and around Columbia at

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.

If your organization is interested in organizing an event in Columbia, click this link for the Mass Gathering Permit application and guidelines.