Downtown Mule Day enjoyable includes First Fridays, Mulehouse parties, fundraisers and much more

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Mule Day’s expansion above the final 10 years has involved the festivities expanding toward the downtown Columbia district, and this year’s 2022 return is positive to be one particular heck of a social gathering.

The excitement is also staying felt by all those who could possibly have moved to the area more than the very last pair of a long time, with this 12 months being their very first ever Mule Day they will working experience.

“Mule Day has that type of county fair/rodeo experience to it which is incredibly regular, and you’ve certainly received the parade,” Columbia Tourism and Marketing Director Kellye Murphy reported.

“We are off the charts excited, if that sums it up. We are thrilled that Mule Working day is again, and we require this in so several methods. The economic impact is critical to this neighborhood, but outside of that we will need the social facet of it, that sense of normalcy, and I really feel like Mule Day returning gives that, to rejoice and have content moments jointly.”

Mandy and Liz join about 1,500 mules marching through downtown Columbia for the annual Mule Day's parade April 6, 1991. Organizers said 150,000-200,000 showed up for the extravaganza.

Columbia Most important Street’s new director, Kelli Johnson, included that the downtown region is also 1 of the bigger highlights guests can expertise. And considerably like the return of Mule Working day to Maury County Park, downtown is envisioned to see its most significant accumulating in many years. Owning West 7th Street’s years-extensive streetscape undertaking done for the parade will also enjoy a major component.

“The mules are again in city,” Johnson stated. “The new shot we are going to get from West 7th down is heading to be fantastic. I can just visualize the parade strains and wagons. There will certainly be a large amount of posts on line, and it’ll make for a interesting new ‘screen saver,’ if I can describe it that way.”