Celebrating Columbia’s Artists and Main Street since 2009
First Thursday on Main is proud to highlight our local hardworking local businesses and talented artists. Since 2009, the event now encompasses five city blocks of activities.
Artists & Performers
Interested in showcasing your talents at First Thursday on Main? Find out how to participate.
Main Street Merchants
Interested in including your business in First Thursday events?
Open Container Policy
Those of legal age will be permitted to drink beer and wine anywhere on the 1200 to 1700 blocks of Main Street between 6 and 9:30 p.m.
Columbia Police Department provides security services for the event to ensure you feel safe while enjoying the festivities.
The Main Street District Yellow Shirt Ambassadors offer courtesy shuttle services around the district until 11 PM. Call 803-205-5245 for a complimentary ride.