58th Louisiana Art and Folk Festival will be held October 12, 2013 in downtown Columbia. There will be an art exhibit at the Schepis Museum, an adult and Children's art contest, a Folkways area with woodstove cooking, quilting and a variety of other demonstrations. Arts and Crafts, a Children's area with a petting zoo and food booths. For vendor information contact 318-649-0726 or go the the La Art and Folk Festival listing on this page for the application..
"Witch-Way-to-Main" will be held in historic downtown Columbia from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.on Thursday, October 31, 2013.This event will include a Costume Contest, games, Cake Walk and treats for the children. For more information call 318-649-2138.
Main 2 Main BBQ and Blues on the Ouachita is a Main 2 Main Event and features a BBQ contest with samples and Blues music. This event is scheduled for November 2,2013 For more information contact 318-649-2138. This is a fundraiser for the Columbia Main Street Program and there is a gate fee.
Caldwell Country Christmas Parade & Fireworks December 7, 2013. The parade will roll at 6:30 through downtown Columbia. Fireworks will immediately follow the parade and can be seen on the banks of the Ouachita River. For more information contact 318-649-0726.
Mardi Gras on Main February 12, 2013 5:30 till 7:00 p.m. on Main Street downtown Columbia. A children's foot parade. decorated bicycles and wagons. A King and Queen will be chosen to reign over the event. For more information contact 318-649-2138.
Blend of the River (men's cook off) will be held April 27, 2013 in the 100 block of Main Street in front of the Schepis Museum. Men from the area cook their specialties and have samples for all to enjoy. This is a fundraiser for the Schepis Museum so there is a gate fee. For more information contact 318-649-9931.
Riverboat Festival 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. May 18, 2013 in historic downtown Columbia. Antique Car Show, variety of music, Talent Show, Crafts, Art Exhibit, Beauty Pageant in the Schepis, Children's area with a Party Jump, Chalk Sidewalk Drawings, A Cardboard Boat Race and Food. Contact 318-649-0726 for vendor information.