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Southwest Georgia Festivals & Events
Last Saturday in January Rattlesnake Roundup Whigham, GA
This is one of the premier events in the Southeast. The Rattlesnake Round-Up is over 40 years old and attracts approximately 50,000 visitors each year. This event includes Arts and Crafts, Concessins, Snake Handling Demostrations, Snake Cooking, Snake Hunting, Entertainment, Children's Rides and a 5K Run/Walk of a certified Race Course. For More Info, 229-762-3774
First Weekend in March Thomasville Antiques Show & Sale The Thomasville Antiques Show Committee presents a multitude of the country's most prestigious dealers who offer the opportunity to view and purchase exquisite antiques. This event is held annually in March to provide funding for quality programs that enrich and assist children in Thomasville and Thomas County. For further information call 229-225-9354.
Second Weekend in March Heritage Walk & Fun Run Held annually in March, this event is sponsored by Commercial Bank and Thomasville YMCA. Please contact the YMCA at 229-226-3446 for further information.
Third Weekend in March Riverside Artsfest Bainbridge, Ga
The Dogwood Festival features a parade, great food, arts & crafts and entertainment. More Info
Second Saturday in April Pinewoods Bird Festival Held annually at Pebble Hill Plantation, this is a wonderful day of activities for amateur and advanced birders alike. Please call 229-226-2344 for event schedule.
Third weekend in April Mayhaw Festival Colquitt, Ga
Fourth Friday & Saturday in April Thomasville Rose Show & Festival Held in beautiful historic downtown Thomasville, the Rose Festival has been a Southwest Georgia Tradition since the 1920s. Join us for all the fun and festivities! Enjoy roses, roses and more roses, plus parades, live music, fantastic food, exciting sporting events, arts & crafts… and everything from an elegant plantation ball to a family-oriented street dance! Call 229-227-7020 for more information
Fourth Weekend in April House of a Hundred Roses -Lapham-Patterson House Museum Hundreds of roses will decorate this colorful Victorian house museum during Thomasville's popular Rose Festival. Call 229-225-4004 for more information.
Fourth Saturday in April Sweet Grass Dairy - Market Days Sweet Grass, 140 acres that is home to the cheese making facility and the goat herd. Their aim is to handcraft fresh, semi-ripened, naturally aged goat and cow cheeses that you will find unique and delicious. Market Days are usually held twice a year (spring and fall). Market Days on the farm offers tours all day, a big cheese tasting and animal petting area. Market Days are absolutely free. 229-227-0752.
1st Weekend of May Great Southern Antique Auto Show and Rally Cairo, Ga
Our Great Southern Antique Car Rally is a spin-off from the Great American Race. In 1989, we started with 70 particpants and now average 120 or more. We mostly eat, ride, dance, and have a good time. Friday Night Activities: Gas Light Parade Street Dance Saturday Activities: Antique Auto Poker Rally, Display of Antique Autos, Antique Engines, Adult/Child Derby Race, Arts and Crafts, Food, and Entertainment
For More Info, 229.377.3663
2nd Weekend in May River Town Daqys Bainbridge, GA
Second weekend of June Valdosta Open & Colson Pro-Am Golf Tournament Valdosta, Ga
Downtown After Dark Concert Valdosta, Ga
Valdosta "Spirit of America Celebration" Valdosta, Ga
CNS Television's Fireworks Show & Festivities! Celebrate the Fourth of July with good old-fashioned fun and activities for the whole family. Enjoy great games, great food, great entertainment and of course, a fantastic fireworks display. Held annually at Remington Ave., please call 229-227-7001 for more information.
4th Lake Park 4th of July Celebration Valdosta, Ga
4th Muscogee Heritage Day Cairo, Ga
4th River Music Bainbridge, Ga
Downtown After Dark Concert Valdosta, Ga
8 Downtown After Dark Concert Valdosta, Ga
Downtown After Dark Concert Valdosta, Ga
Third weekend in September Bainbridge BikeFest Bainbridge, Ga
Last Sunday in September Remerton Cotton Patch Festival Valdosta, Ga
First week in October Honey Bee Festival Hahira, Ga
First Sunday in October Fall Sampler at Pebble Hill Plantation An event for the entire family on the grounds of Pebble Hill featuring activities such as Equestrian and Retriever Demonstrations, Main House Samplings, Petty Zoo, Live Music, Antique Cars, Face Painting, Hay Wagon Rides, Parade of Animals, and more. For further information call 229-226-2344.
Second Saturday in October Wagon Days - Downtown Coolidge Enjoy this annual celebration with lots of activities for the whole family. Please call 229-346-3551 for more information.
Second Weekend in October Thomasville Fly-In It is the tradition of the Thomasville aviation community to host an annual fly in at the Thomasville Municipal Airport the second weekend of October each year. The event has grown to be a major aviation event and is lots of fun for all ages! For schedule information please call 229-226-4753.
October weekends and last week of the month Wild Adventures
Halloscream Valdosta, Ga
Saturday Prior to Halloween Halloween Presentation - Lapham-Patterson House Museum "Edgar Allan Poe: Victorian Master of the Macabre" The Lapham Literary Society performs Poe's classics from the candlelit balcony on a late October evening (after dark!). Reservations Requested. (229) 225-4004, 626 N. Dawson St.
Last Saturday in October Boston Mini Marathon - Boston Held the last Saturday in October, this family fun event is held in downtown Boston.
Last Sunday in October Fall Festival at Birdsong - Birdsong Nature Center Bring the whole family to Birdsong and spend and autumn afternoon enjoying nature's simple pleasures and old-fashioned fun in the country. The festival features activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Please call 1-800-953-BIRD for time and fee. 2106 Meridian Rd., Thomasville.
Last Weekend in October Tama Intertribal Pow-Wow Cairo, Ga
1st Saturday in November Mule Day Cairo, Ga
Second Saturday in November Old South Day - Ochlocknee Enjoy this annual celebration, held the second Saturday in November, with lots of activities for the whole family. Please call 229-574-5151 for more information.
Weekend Prior to Thanksgiving Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival Featuring many of America's premier wildlife artists. Browse through galleries filled with paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry and more. Artists are on hand to display and discuss their work. Activities for the entire family. Call the Thomasville Cultural Center for event information at (229) 226-0588
First Monday after Thanksgiving Christmas Parade - Downtown Thomasville Usher in the holiday season with a charming down home parade and welcome Santa to Thomasville. Held annually the first Monday after Thanksgiving. Please call 229-226-3446 for more information.
First Saturday after Thanksgiving Swine Time Festival Climax, Ga
December Wild Adventrues Christmas Wonderland Valdosta, Ga
1st Thursday of December Cairo Christmas Parade Cairo, Ga
First weekend in December Downtown Winterfest Valdosta, Ga
December Winterfest Valdosta, Ga
Second Thursday & Friday in December Victorian Christmas - Downtown Thomasville Historic downtown Thomasville, an award winning "Great American Main Street City", invites you to come and make a memory this Christmas season. Take an unforgettable journey back in time to the 1890s and enjoy horse drawn carriages, strolling carolers, church choirs, musicians, holiday delicacies and of course Saint Nicholas. Call 229-227-7020 for more information.Go here for a list of Georgia Festivals and Events
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