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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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 and Epic Racing Events professional to present the 10th Annual Veterans Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K on November 10, 2018.

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.

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Whitley County Farmers Market

Come Visit the Whitley County Farmers Market in Downtown Columbia City. Fresh produce, lush plants, items for the home, and much more are available for sale. The Courthouse Square is a great location to meet up with the many vendors, neighbors, and friends to find that special item for dinner or a special event. The Farmers Market is open from 8:00am to 12:30pm on Saturdays through the 13th of October.


New Residential Facade Program Introduced

The Columbia City Housing Authority recently announced a new program that will help residents spruce up the exterior of their home. The new Residential Façade Loan Program offers a zero-interest loan to help citizens make improvements to the outside of their house. “This is a project that the Housing Authority has had in the works for some time and are finally at a point where we can proceed,” said Columbia City Housing Authority President John Lefever. “We formally approved the program at the Housing Authority meeting and will start accepting applications right away.” Applications will be taken by the Housing Authority on a first-come, first-serve basis, throughout the year. The program has a per-project maximum request of $5,000 and can be used for improvements including, but not limited to: siding, porches, painting, gutters, doors, windows, roofing, driveway, and other repairs. “I applaud the Housing Authority for their continued efforts to expand their reach to residents of all income levels,” said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. “I know that our City will find great benefit from the transformational effects of this program.”

The Housing Authority also manages the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation (OOR) Program which focuses on low-to-moderate income households, ensuring a safe, sanitary, and secure housing stock for residents. More information on the Residential Façade Loan Program or the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program can be found under the Community Development tab on the City’s Website, or in the Mayor’s Office.

The Columbia City Housing Authority was re-established in 2013 and meets on the Third Thursday at 5pm.

Media Contact:         John Lefever, CCHA President        260-609-1110

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.