13th Annual Mardi Gras Columbia Festival ⚜️

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13th Annual Mardi Gras Columbia Festival ⚜️

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras with Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya at this annual parade & festival sponsored by Abita Brewing.

When and where

Date and time


City Roots 1005 Airport Blvd Columbia, SC 29205

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The 13th Mardi Gras Columbia Festival takes place on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 (12-7pm) at City Roots urban farm in Columbia, SC. ⚜️

🟣 The event will feature:

  • A parade to kick things off on Jim Hamilton Blvd. in the Rosewood District — lineup at 10am, starts at 11am (free & open to the public to participate — beads encouraged!)
  • $5 festival entry (free for kids 12 and under) — tickets available here on Eventbrite or at the door
  • Beer from BevSouth and Abita Brewing
  • Food trucks + local vendors
  • 3 stages of local, live music all throughout the fest from 12-7pm
  • Dancing, singing, and general merriment. Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll.)

🟣 BAND LINEUP 🎺 🎷 All stages will host music acts from 12-5pm:

Front Porch stage:

  • She Might Get Loud
  • King Saul and the Heretics
  • Grand Republic
  • Brandy and the Butcher
  • Soda City Riot

Back Porch stage:

  • Red Shack Pickers
  • The Plowboys
  • Wombat Junction
  • Mustache Brothers
  • Whiskey Tango Revue

Barn stage:

  • Wallstreet and the Blues Brokers with Rev. Marv Ward
  • The Accused
  • The Runout
  • Big Sky Revival Band
  • Chris Compton

🟣 Food vendors:

  • Brain Freeze
  • Billy G’s
  • Fleur de' Licious Creole
  • Rob's Kitchen
  • Size Matters
  • Sno Bar
  • Suga ‘n Spice
  • Truly Scrumptious
  • Yummiez Food

🟣 Craft vendors:

  • Bitchin’ Botanicals
  • Cecelia (bedazzled jean jackets)
  • Drifter Merch (band t-shirts)
  • Designs by Us (arts and crafts)
Julia Jones (face painting)
  • Niennia’s Hemporium (crystal jewelry)
  • Olivia Rae (handcrafted jewelry)

  • Queen Palm Boutique (women’s fashion)
  • Tails N Trails Eatery (dog biscuits)
  • This Is Us - Savannah (tumblers)
  • Zinnialou Jewelry

🟣 Get social with us!

🟣 FAQs:

  • Are dogs allowed?
  • Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome in the parade and at the festival. No dogs are allowed in City Roots’ greenhouses or kitchen facilities.
  • How do you become a vendor featured at the festival?
  • Krewe member Joe Turkaly handles our vendors; please reach out to him via Facebook message (https://www.facebook.com/joe.turkaly) and he will get back to you with information. Thanks for your interest! UPDATE: We are full for this year. Try back for 2024.
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