graphicIf you enjoy a nice hometown festival, Marion County is the place to be. Every year the Historical Society hosts an Arts and Crafts festival the first Saturday in October, displaying various pieces of art. Some of the crafts are made by local residents.

Perhaps music is something you and your family enjoy!

  • The Bi-annual Legends of Bluegrass & Country Music Festival is a three-day event that draws 3,000 people each year. This event has proven to be one of Mississippi's biggest and best festivals. Held twice a year (March and October) this festival has been a who's who in bluegrass.

  • The Marion County Development Partnership sponsors the annual Winterfest, the first Saturday in December. The indoor event features arts, crafts and a car show. Columbia also holds one of the area's largest Christmas parades the first Thursday in December.

  • The Marion County Development Partnership helps sponsor the Marion County Junior Miss Program along with the Marion County Miss Hospitality Pageant. The winners from these events go on to compete in the state competition. For those who appreciate the theater, the Columbia High School Drama Club presents an annual production of a play or musical.graphic

Below, you will find some great events to attend throughout the year.

March/October
Legends of Bluegrass & Country Music Festival at the Columbia Expo Center

August
Main Street Columbia's Beach Party

September
First United Methodist Church Annual Shrimp Boil

October
The first Saturday, Marion County Historical Society's Annual Heritage Festival in City Park. 731-3999

December
The first Thursday, Christmas Parade sponsored by the Marion County Development Partnership. 736-6385
The first Friday, Candlelight, Carol & Claus, sponsored by Main Street Columbia. 736-5034
The first Saturday, Winterfest & Car Show, inside the Expo Center, sponsored by the Marion County Development Partnership. 736-6385

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