- Columbus Christmas Parade December 14th - 5:30 - 7:00
Unfortunately, due to inclement weather conditions, the 10th Annual Columbus Downtown Wassail Fest has been rescheduled to Friday, December 13th, from 5 - 8 pm. There will be over 25 Downtown merchants participating in Wassail Fest this year. Come downtown and sample all of their wonderful wassail and then vote for your favorite, and, don't forget, it's a great to do some Christmas shopping!
This means that next weekend will truly be a Christmas weekend downtown, with Wassail Fest on Friday and the Christmas Parade on Saturday and lots of time to shop at our fabulous downtown shops!!
Sign up to participate in this year's Downtown Christmas Parade, December 14th at 5:30pm! Deadline is November 18th, 2013 Rules and Application
The world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdale Horses will participate in the Columbus Christmas Parade this year! Don't miss seeing these spectacular creatures! Bring the whole family !!
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Downtown Columbus recognized by Southern Business & Development Magazine!!
Southern Business and Development magazine has recognized Historic Downtown Columbus in their central "Top 10's" edition. The area has been named in their Top Ten Wonderful Small Town Central Business Dristricts in the South ranking for 2013.
Tuesday, May 4th the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that Main Street Columbus in Columbus, Mississippi is a winner of the 2010 Great American Main Street Awards® (GAMSA). Recognized as a leader by following the Main Street Four-Point Approach®, embracing sound historic preservation ethics and building strategic partnerships, Main Street Columbus was honored at the Main Street Awards Ceremony during the National Main Streets Conference in Oklahoma City.
The National Trust Main Street Center’s annual GAMSA winners are recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in revitalizing the nation’s historic and traditional Main Street commercial districts by using the proven Main Street Four-Point Approach®. Main Street Columbus, a 2008 Dozen Distinctive Destination, worked with the city to create a regulatory environment that supported a mixed-use downtown with popular upper-floor apartments. With a harmonious combination of retail, dining, business services, and housing in a downtown that renovated nearly every building, Columbus continues to be enlivened by revitalization projects.
“Downtown Columbus leads the state in upper-floor housing,” said Doug Loescher, director of the National Trust Main Street Center. “Its vision to make downtown a great place to live – not just to work and play – has created a true 24/7 community. This is an exemplary Main Street that successfully used planning tools and partnerships to achieve its revitalization goals.”
The other four winners include Downtown Fairmont, Fairmont, W.Va.; Downtown Ferndale, Ferndale, Mich.; Downtown Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit, Mo.; and Paducah Main Street, Paducah, Ky.
GAMSA winners demonstrate exemplary achievement in the process of strengthening their downtowns and commercial districts based on the following selection criteria:
The winners were selected by a national jury composed of former award winners, community development professionals, governmental agency representatives who are active in community economic development and historic preservation.
The 2010 Great American Main Street Awards are sponsored by Chesapeake Energy, one of the leading producers of natural gas in the U.S. and the most active driller of new wells in the country. The Oklahoma City-based company has long been in the forefront of promoting increased use of clean-burning, abundant and domestic natural gas.
The Main Street Four-Point Approach® is a proven methodology for historic preservation-based economic development that was developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation 30 years ago and is used in more than 2,000 communities throughout the U.S.
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