Whitley County Farmer's Market

Downtown Columbia City Saturday 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Parkview Hospital Parking Lot Wednesday 3pm to 6:30pm

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grow beautiful flowers

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Come to Morsches Park and enjoy the Splash Pad!

Baseball & Softball Seasons Begin

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2019 Limb Pickup Program

The City of Columbia City would like to announce that our limb pickup program will begin soon. This program has been initiated as a means to dispose of limbs and branches from storm related events and small pruning projects. Dates for 2019 are the following:

April 8, May 6, June 3, July 8, August 5, September 3, October 7

Program Guidelines

Limbs are to be placed along the curb in front of your property. Do not place in the roadway.

Curbside pickup only! We do not pick up in alleys.

The limb pickup program is limited to City limits only. There will be one pass only in an area. Please have your limbs out and ready for pickup by 7:00 A.M. on the dates listed above so you will not be missed. The City reserves the right to refuse pickup for those properties it considers not fitting within the guidelines of the program.


Piles that do not exceed a pickup truck size load

Limbs and branches up to 4” in diameter

Bushes (without roots)

Not Acceptable:

Piles are not to exceed a pickup truck size load

Brush from fence-row clearing

Whole trees, logs and limbs cut by contractor or homeowner

Branches left from contractor-provided tree removal

Bushes with roots attached

Grass clippings, leaves and garden debris

No alley pickup!

If you have any questions regarding the acceptability of your materials, Please contact Kelly Cearbaugh, Street Superintendent, at 248-5131 or 258-5115 ext. 2721

Veterans Marathon

Three Rivers Running Company is proud to continue the tradition of the Veterans Marathon, a superb event honoring our nation’s Veterans.

Located in the heart of northeast Indiana, Columbia City is a small-town community with true Hoosier values. It’s a community rooted in its agricultural heritage, strengthened by its commercial and residential development, and proud of its hometown heroes.

In honor of those servicemen and servicewomen throughout nation, Three Rivers Running Company has teamed up with the Columbia City Parks and Recreation Department to present the 11th Annual Veterans Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K on November 9, 2019.

Only 20 miles west of Fort Wayne on US Highway 30, Columbia City is easy to find, easy to get to, easy to appreciate, and easy to enjoy. We can’t promise the race is easy to run, but we can promise that you’ll have fun.

Come experience the challenge and excitement of running the Veterans Marathon, Half-Marathon or 5K and do so in honor of America’s veterans. You’ll be glad you did.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Courthouse Square in downtown Columbia City, Indiana
101 West Van Buren Street

Marathon (26.2), Half-Marathon (13.1) and 5K (3.1)

Start time
8:00 am (Marathon and Half Marathon)
8:15 am (5k)

End time
The half-marathon course closes at 12:00 pm, the full marathon course closes at 2:00 pm

Showers are also available at the YMCA after Saturday’s races. You will need to bring your own towel.
YMCA Address: 950 E Van Buren St Columbia City, IN 46725

Contact 3RRC
Phone: 260-496-8000
Address: 4039 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

We are a sanctioned USATF Marathon; any U.S. or World Records as well Boston Qualifiers will be recognized.

Timing services provided by ERunner Timing & Results.

All awards are made in Indiana by Indiana Metal Craft. Award presentation timeline will be: 5K presented at 9:00, 13.1 at 10:00 and 26.2 at noon.

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Halloween in Columbia City!

Halloween this year in Columbia City will be celebrated on October 26th from 5pm – 8pm

We want to wish everyone a safe and fun Halloween!

Visit Downtown CC

Since 1888, Columbia City has stood strong as the center point for commerce and family life in Whitley County. Historic homes and brick streets blend into the downtown corridor with unique shops and businesses for residents and visitors alike.

Scenes from Columbia City

3 reasons to love Columbia City

Whether you are moving into a new home or just stopping by for a cup of joe at Brewha, the City and its residents welcome you with smiling faces and open hands. This safe, hospitable community has grown tremendously over the past 20 years and they aren’t done yet! Enjoy the small town safety and affordability with the accessibility and convenience of big city amenities. With the Orthopedics Capital of the World nearby and the expanding defense and agricultural industries of Northeast Indiana, workers are needed to fill new and expanding companies. We know life is better together, so come be a part of our growing community!

  • Safe Community of friends

    Recently ranked as one of the Top 20 Safest Communities in Indiana, Columbia City prides itself on being a safe and attractive community for individuals and families. Firefighters, Police, and Dispatchers continually work along-side residents to enhance the safety of neighborhoods through proactive programs and practices.

  • There is a Home Waiting for You

    With a diverse housing stock and available lots, there’s a place for you in Columbia City. A quick look around the community will reveal a house of all shapes and sizes just waiting for a family to make it a home. Various available lots hold a world of potential where you can build the home of your dreams. With downtown revitalization, new career opportunities and a great quality of life, you’ll want to be planted at the heart of Whitley County!

  • Conveniently Close to Everything

    Columbia City is strategically located less than 20 miles from Fort Wayne, Warsaw, Fort Wayne International Airport and more than 1200 regional shops and businesses. Within a 600 mile radius is over 50% of all the Nation’s consumer base. That means less shipping time and costs for your business. But, Columbia City is not all about work. Nearby lakes beckon you to relax and enjoy your weekends. Small town eateries will delight your taste buds. And, a friendly conversation is waiting at every corner.