News : Columbus Days 2017

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The area’s biggest block party is back: Columbus Days! Attendees will be able to discover the music, the food, and the fun August 17-20th in Downtown Columbus.

This year, Columbus Days will tie into the Nebraska’s 150th Anniversary with a “Wild, Wild, West” theme. Events will include: a mechanical bull riding, a Historic Buffalo Bill tour, and a Cowboy and Cowgirl Party for the kiddos. We’ve also heard from our Chamber members that they have some great parade floats in mind to use the western theme as well.

Speaking of the parade—leading off the parade on Sunday afternoon will be Bob Arp and Pat Anderson who have been selected as this year’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella XLIII. Any business, organization or family can enter a float in the parade. In fact, we even offer a float-building workshop if you’ve never constructed one before!

The Chamber office and website can also help you find the entry forms for all of the Columbus Days events. Race your turtle or dachshund, enter a team in the rib-eating contest, run the C Town 5k…there are many different events to enter! There’s something for everyone.

The Columbus BBQ Classic is always a highlight. This year we welcome five great vendors: Papa Tom’s, Hickory Road BBQ & Catering, 9 South Char Grill, Wild West Bar-B-Que & Catering and Buresh Catering & Barbeque. They’ll be serving Friday evening and all day Saturday. Those nights will also have a street dance and beer garden with live music from “On the Fritz” and “Eckophonic.”

There are also plenty of events for the kids too. The foam dance on Friday evening is always a hit. Then all weekend long enjoy inflatables, activity booths, and a pet show, talent show, drumline and dance studio performances, and so much more!

See a complete schedule of events here and like us on Facebook!.

Special thanks to the Columbus Days committee who works extremely hard to make sure Columbus Days will be a great celebration this year. Also to our sponsors that make this event possible: Vishay Dale, Pinnacle Bank, Columbus United Federal Credit Union, Lotto Nebraska, Columbus Community Hospital, Marley’s Electric.