Mule Day Parade
Mule Day

Mule Day

Mule Day has been a popular Columbia tradition since the 1840s. It began as “Breeder’s Day”, a single day livestock show and mule market event held on the first Monday in April. Over time Mule Day was established. The first “official” Mule Day was held in 1934, which consisted of the parade and a mule show in downtown Columbia after the parade. Evolving still, Mule Day went from being a single day event to a multi-day festival, attracting thousands of attendees. Mule Day takes place the first week in April at Maury County Park with the Mule Day parade happening Saturday in downtown Columbia!

Mule Day April 4-7, 2024


Mule Day Parade: Saturday, April 6 at 11:00AM


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When you visit during Mule Day, you might see a mule-driving contest, a horse show, a square dance, a crafts festival, or attend a flea market. Other events include “working mule”, “best of breed”, or even lumberjack competitions. Traditional Appalachian food, music, dancing, and crafts are featured.