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Mardi Gras at City Roots!

COME ONE, COME ALL and celebrate Mardi Gras Columbia 2017 with the Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya! Our infamous parade rolls at 11am from City Roots through Rosewood, past the Publix supermarket, and then back to City Roots. The parade will feature 2 local marching bands, members of the Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya (in addition to several other Krewes) as well as the float featuring our Royal Court, King Kristian Niemi and Queen Mia McLeod! Everyone is welcome and emphatically encouraged to wear a costume or your best Mardi Gras attire.


Several regional and local musicians on 4 stages begins at the end of parade around noon. We have a solid lineup this year so you will not want to miss out on the positive vibes man! Abita Brewing and River Rat Brewery will be available to quench your thirst and several food vendors of various kinds will be in supply for just about any taste.

This year’s festival will be benefiting the Congaree Riverkeeper. Find out how you can help at
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Earlier Event: February 11
Smoke and Beer Festival
Later Event: March 11
The Lowcountry Craft Beer Jamboree