Activities

5K Walk/Run

Mardi Gras Madness

Join us for the Market Street Festival 5K Fun Run!  
Saturday, September 18, 2021 

8:00 am 

Columbus Soccer Complex

 

Dress festively in Mardi Gras Style attire and join in the fun and for your chance to win great prizes!

 

Registration is available online at raceroster.com

Click Here to Register

Register by August 27th will receive a complimentary race t-shirt.

Click here for application 

 

 

 

 

Possum Town Show & Shine
Car & Motorcycle Show
Saturday, September 18, 2021 
9 am- 5 pm
Early Registration is $25 ~ Prizes Awarded & "Spectators Choice" voting will be open until 3:00 pm. Limit of 70 vehicles, so register today! Dash plaques for all participants.
Located on 5th Street North, entrance to show is at 2nd Avenue North & 5th Street North.
Click below for the application & more information.

 

Children's Activity Area

Children’s Activities are free OR require tickets. Each ticket costs $1. All Children’s Activities are located in the Children’s Activity Areas, located all around the area of College Street & 6th St. South AND on at Main Street & 4th Street South corner (home of old Gilmer Inn) . Tickets can be purchased at the ticket sales booth located on College Street college Street near Children's Activity Area #1 & on Main Street near Children's Activity Area #2.

Activity Ticket Sales

Children’s Activities are free OR require tickets. Each ticket costs $1. All Children’s Activities are located in the Children’s Activity Areas, located all around the area of College Street & 6th St. South AND on at Main Street & 4th Street South corner (home of old Gilmer Inn) . Tickets can be purchased at the ticket sales booth located on College Street college Street near Children's Activity Area #1 & on Main Street near Children's Activity Area #2.

Wipe Out (5 tickets)

Jump from column to column through an obstacle course and try to not be taken out by a whirling arm.

Shooting Gallery(5 tickets)

Show off your aim while taking out moving targets!

Mechanical Swings (3 tickets)

Swing higher than ever before on the whimsical swings.

Duck Pick up Game (5 tickets)

Pick up plastic ducks - Prize guaranteed!

Ferris Wheel (5 tickets)

Climb aboard and ride for a 'wheely' good time!

Toxic Obstacle Course
(4 tickets)

Cross, crawl, and climb over ropes and obstacles in an imaginary 'toxic' setting!

Nerf Arena (5 tickets)

Similar to Laser tag but inside an inflatable dome with light and laser targets! 

Rope Climb (3 tickets)

This rope climb is so much is more fun than gym class.

Walk on Water (7 tickets)

Large inflatable plastic balls allow you to run, walk or lie down on water without getting wet!

Eliminator Game (5 tickets)

Test your throwing arm by trying to knock out all the balls in your court! Prize guaranteed!

Gyro Spin ~Astronaut Trainer (6 tickets)

Don’t get too dizzy while spinning in fast circles, just like a real astronaut!

Inflatable Jumpers & Slides (Ranges from 3 to 5 tickets)

Visit www.teetybugs.com for a sneak peek ! Inflatables at thie year's festival include: a bounce house, a tiger jump, a wave slide, a monster truck, a princess carriage and a pirate ship.

Mechanical Bull (5 tickets)

Giddy up, Partner and ride the bull that is fun for kids of all ages.

Jurassic Park Obstacle Course (5 tickets)

Run past volcanoes and dinosaurs like you are really in the jungle!

Carnival Games (3 games for 5 tickets)

You are guaranteed to win a prize by playing Can Bowling, Bottle Toss & Coin Toss games.

Junior Firefighter Games

Learn about fire safety & enjoy water demonstrations with real firefighter hoses. Sponsored by the Columbus Fire Department.

Alien Invasion Game

(5 tickets)

Futuristic Dome (5 tickets)

Interactive play at it's finest!

Hoops Basketball Game (5 tickets)

Nothing but net as you shoot the Hoops!

Western Show Down (5 tickets)

Visit the wild, wild west by taking out flying balls!

Hit the moving aliens with an air powered cannon blaster.

Laser Tag (5 tickets)

Test your throwing arm by trying to knock out all the balls in your court! Prize guaranteed!

Bumper Paddle Boats (7 tickets)

Paddle around in a large plastic pool and show off your boating skills!

WCBI "Crank It Up" Car Giveaway

Take your chance to win a Nissan Pathfinder to be given away in front of WCBI on 5th Street South. 

 

Visit www.wcbi.com for more car giveaway details!

 

 

Car giveaway will be held on Sept 18th, 2021.

Sponsored by OK Tires, Audio Advantage, Bob's Paint & Auto Body & Columbus Nissan.

 

9:00 am -11:00 am  Open registration - must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance to enter.       

9:00 am-11:00 am   Pre-qualifier check in

11:00 am                   Pre-qualifiers seated

11:00 am                   WCBI will draw remaining qualifiers

 

***The Crank It Up Contest will start once all 50 qualifiers are seated***

Hands on Marketplace

A chance for children to learn from local Mississippi artists & local businesses.

Located on 5th Street North next to the Columbus Arts Council.

Presented by the Columbus Arts Council, The Dispatch & International Paper. Free Children's Activities include Color the Weather, Paper Making Crafts, Make & Take Crafts with the Columbus Arts Council & Dispatch Photo Booth

Mother Goose

Market Street would not be complete without Mother Goose, a local favorite!  She will be strolling throughout with her songs and stories of the festival mainly in the Children's Area.

 

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast

Savor a pancake breakfast with neighbors. Saturday, Sept 18th from 7:00 until 10:00 am at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, located at 318 College Street. Proceeds benefit the Columbus Kiwanis Club.

$5 Per Person

 

In-store
Downtown Promotions

Don't forget about all the lovely shops of Downtown Columbus! Enjoy promotions, special guests and sales throughout the weekend.

Information & Festival
Memorabilia Booth

Purchase your official 2021 Market Street Festival t-shirt (youth $15 and adult $20) (2x - 4x $23), ball cap ($10) and drink huggie ($1).  Sales will be located at intersection of 5th & Main. Sizes range from  Youth XS-L and Adult Small- 4X.