5K Walk/Run

Mardi Gras Madness

Join us in this years Market Street Festival 5k!!!  
It will take place on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8:00 am and will still take place in the event of rain. 


We hope to see you there in your best Mardi Gras themed attire

for a New Orleans good time ya'll!! 


Registration is available online at race roster

Click Here to Register

Please register early because only participants that register

by July 31st will receive a T-Shirt.





2021 Car & Motorcycle Show


Join the Main Street Wheels and Cycles on Saturday,September 18, for a day of food, fun and entertainment!  Bring your dirt track, street rod, drag racer, antique and custom cars, pick-ups, bikes & motorcycles and be a part of the festival.  There is no registration fee this year, but space is limited so please pre-register.  Enter at the corner of 5th Street North & 2nd Avenue North. Please fill out, detach and mail the following registration form to Market Street Festival, Attn: Car & Motorcycle Show, P.O. Box 1062, Columbus, MS 39703.  If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at 662-328-6305.


Children's Activity Area

We added a second location for children's activities. The location where the Gilmer Inn used to be on 4th Avenue North will have new activities. There will be ticket booths at both locations, tickets from both locations can be used for all activities.

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 Area, located all around the area of College Street & 6th St. South. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket sales booth located on College Street.

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!

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!

Gyro Spin ~Astronaut Trainer (6 tickets)

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

Teety Bugs Jumpers & Slides (Ranges from 3 to 5 tickets)

Visit 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)

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 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.


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

9a-11am:      Pre-qualifier check in

11am:     Pre-qualifiers seated

11am:    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


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.  Colors for this year are White, Coral Silk (Peach), Mint & Royal Blue. Children's sizes are only available in Mint & Coral Silk (Peach) , size 4x is only available in White. 

Buffalo Park Animal Exhibit


Join in the fun in front of Cable One on College Street. A free exhibit and display of various types of animals including a giant snake, ponies, goats, turtles and many more! This year we will feature Jesse "The Monkey Man" Moore, who will be putting on a show between

10:30 am and 2:30 pm.Also enjoy balloons, face painting and other

giveaways provided by Cable One.