Columbia’s Mardi Gras “Halloween” Parade is always the fourth Thursday in October. The parade is sponsored by the Columbia Lions Club and the Sunsnappers.
The parade features high school and community bands, floats, baton groups, fire departments and local businesses. The last unit in the parade is always a steam calliope.
The parade steps off at 7:00 p.m. at the Columbia Borough Fire Department, 10th and Manor Streets. The parade route is as follows. Manor Street to 4th Street; 4th Street to Union Street, Union Street to Second Street, Second Street to Locust Street, Locust Street to Sixth Street, Sixth Street to Cherry Street. It consists of five divisions, with each division sponsored by local businesses and organizations.
Registration for the Parade has now CLOSED.