Events 2019-05-13T13:26:34+00:00

Altogether Eventful

Upcoming events:

Bloom Into Spring,  through May 23, Carrollton Center for the Arts. The Roush Gallery welcomes back the warm weather and beautiful days of spring with a juried exhibit celebrating the season. Members of the Carrollton Artist Guild will be challenged to produce work in their own style inspired by the theme and compete with one another for awards selected by a special guest juror. You can expect lively scenes, bright flowers and maybe a few surprises as artists interpret the time for new life and outdoor adventures.

The Accidental Beauty of Rural America by Keith May, May 9 through June 7, Carrollton Center for the Arts. A 2001 assignment to photograph the changing face of rural America led Keith May down a rabbit hole of dirt roads and lost highways, east to west, on a roaring silver Harley. “Go where the wind blows you and let pictures tell the story,” became more than his editor’s vague direction. The quietly provocative scenes included in his collection, The Accidental Beauty of the Rural South prove that the more things change, the more they stay the same and the best assignments never end.

The Art of the Puppet People from the Studio of Angela Beasley, May 30 through July 5, Carrollton Center for the Arts. The Art of Puppetry comes alive in this special exhibit created by Angela Beasley’s studio. For more than 47 years the Puppet People of Savannah, Georgia, have created and toured larger-than-life entertainment in their distinctive “glitz n’ grits” style. Audiences from all over the United States and abroad have laughed and sang along with Beasley’s signature cabaret shows for all ages. Objects on display will include shadow, marionette, hand and rod and much more, illuminating the world of puppetry. Popular cultural icons immortalized in puppetry, along with Angela’s imaginative characters from original plays and stories, will entice the young as well as the young at heart.

Mary Poppins Returns – Amp Summer Movie Series, June 13, 2019, the Amp,  Carrollton. Bring the family downtown for a free movie night at The AMP! Movies start at sundown around 8:45 pm. Movie series sponsors: Tammie Pero: Allstate Insurance, Almon Funeral Home & Chapel, United Community Bank, & Wrens Body Shop Carrollton

Market Day, June 15, Adamson Square, Carrollton, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. A festival created to bring together Carroll County’s farmers, makers, and neighbors to the heart of Downtown Carrollton. Set the mood for your Saturday by strolling downtown shopping unique items from local craftsmen and artisans and celebrating the people who make Carrollton altogether original. The vendor fee is $75. All vendor information and applications can be found online at https://carrolltonmainstreet.com/market-day/. For additional questions about Market Day, please email the Main Street office at mainstreet@carrollton-ga.gov or call 770-832-6901.

Boss Baby – Amp Summer Movie Series, June 20, 2019, the Amp,  Carrollton. Bring the family downtown for a free movie night at The AMP! Movies start at sundown around 8:45 pm. Movie series sponsors: Tammie Pero: Allstate Insurance, Almon Funeral Home & Chapel, United Community Bank, & Wrens Body Shop Carrollton

10 Things I Hate About You – Amp Summer Movie Series, June 28, 2019, the Amp,  Carrollton. Bring the family downtown for a free movie night at The AMP! Movies start at sundown around 8:45 pm. Movie series sponsors: Tammie Pero: Allstate Insurance, Almon Funeral Home & Chapel, United Community Bank, & Wrens Body Shop Carrollton

Lee Ann Womack, June 28, 2019, the Amp, Carrollton. The Amp’s 2019 Summer Concert Series returns with country star Lee Ann Womack. Opening act starts at 7:30. All concerts at the Amp are free. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Scott Evans. For more information, go to www.carrolltonmainstreet.com

July 4th Parade and Fireworks, July 4, 2019, Downtown Carrollton, Carrollton City Schools Complex. Celebrate our nation’s birthday in altogether patriotic style in Carrollton from morning until night on July 4th. The People’s Parade, one of the largest in West Georgia, kicks off at 9:30 a.m. and winds its way through Downtown Carrollton. The Carroll Symphony Orchestra’s Sounds of Liberty Concert starts at 8 p.m. on the front lawn of Carrollton Elementary School and concludes with Carrollton’s Fireworks Extravaganza just after dark. All events are free.

Ralph Breaks the Internet – Amp Summer Movie Series, July 11, 2019, the Amp,  Carrollton. Bring the family downtown for a free movie night at The AMP! Movies start at sundown around 8:45 pm. Movie series sponsors: Tammie Pero: Allstate Insurance, Almon Funeral Home & Chapel, United Community Bank, & Wrens Body Shop Carrollton

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Amp Summer Movie Series, July 18, 2019, the Amp,  Carrollton. Bring the family downtown for a free movie night at The AMP! Movies start at sundown around 8:45 pm. Movie series sponsors: Tammie Pero: Allstate Insurance, Almon Funeral Home & Chapel, United Community Bank, & Wrens Body Shop Carrollton

Mother’s Finest, July 20, 2019, the Amp, Carrollton. The Amp’s 2019 Summer Concert Series continues with Georgia rockers Mother’s Finest. Opening act starts at 7:30. All concerts at the Amp are free. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Scott Evans. For more information, go to www.carrolltonmainstreet.com

Grease – Amp Summer Movie Series, July 26, 2019, the Amp,  Carrollton. Bring the family downtown for a free movie night at The AMP! Movies start at sundown around 8:45 pm. Movie series sponsors: Tammie Pero: Allstate Insurance, Almon Funeral Home & Chapel, United Community Bank, & Wrens Body Shop Carrollton

Top Gun – Amp Summer Movie Series, Aug. 23, 2019, the Amp,  Carrollton. Bring the family downtown for a free movie night at The AMP! Movies start at sundown around 8:45 pm. Movie series sponsors: Tammie Pero: Allstate Insurance, Almon Funeral Home & Chapel, United Community Bank, & Wrens Body Shop Carrollton

Irish Bred Pub presents Departure, Aug. 24, 2019, the Amp, Carrollton. The Amp’s 2019 season continues with Departure, featuring the music of Journey. Opening act starts at 7:30. All concerts at the Amp are free. For more information, go to www.carrolltonmainstreet.com

Ben Haggard and the Strangers, Aug. 31, 2019, the Amp, Carrollton. The Amp’s 2019 Summer Concert Series continues with Ben Haggard and the Strangers, featuring the music of Ben’s dad, Merle. Opening act starts at 7:30. All concerts at the Amp are free. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Scott Evans. For more information, go to www.carrolltonmainstreet.com

Carrollton Half Marathon and Downtown Music Fest, Sept. 7, 2019, The inaugural Carrollton Half Marathon presented by Tanner Health System will take place on Sept. 7, 2019. The 13.1 mile course will take you from Carrollton’s Historic Adamson Square, through city proper and nearly 9 smooth miles over shaded, rolling hills on the city’s new multi-use bike/running path, the GreenBelt. The beautiful route finishes back at Adamson Square for a finish line festival not to be missed, featuring live music by the Groove Gypsies, food from South of Heaven BBQ and beer from local craft brewers, Printer’s Ale. Register individually to take on the race or be a part of a 2, 3, or 4 person relay team! This course makes a great event for first timers, those looking for a half marathon personal best, or an end-of-summer tune up for fall marathon season. Registration includes an inaugural Carrollton Half Marathon T-shirt, finisher’s medal, and free food and drink tickets to the post-race festivities. https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Carrollton/CarrolltonHalfMarathon westgeorgiatrackclub@gmail.com

Taste Of Carrollton, Sept. 12, 2019, Downtown Carrollton, from 5:30 – 8:00pm. Come discover what makes Carrollton altogether delicious at the 28th Annual Taste of Carrollton.  Purchase tickets to exchange for bite-sized culinary creations and specialty items from our local restaurants. carrolltonmainstreet.com.

Carrollton Annual Events

MLK Day Parade and Celebration, MLK Day Holiday, Downtown Carrollton. Join us in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the streets of historic Downtown Carrollton. Parade begins at 11 a.m. in front of Dairy Queen on US Hwy 27, travels through Adamson Square and out Newnan Street to the Stallings Community Center on South White Street. Presented by Carroll County NAACP

Art Takeover, Last Thursday in March, Downtown Carrollton, Carrollton Center For The Arts. Carrollton Main Street invites you to attend our annual Art Takeover in Downtown Carrollton. Main Street business members in and around Adamson Square are partnering with the University of West Georgia School of the Arts and Carrollton Center for the Arts for a festive evening in Downtown Carrollton from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Art Takeover features 30+ host locations featuring local artists from the Carrollton Artist Guild, artists from the UWG School of the Arts faculty and UWG student artists. In addition to the works of art, Art Takeover will also feature several local musicians in and around downtown.

MayFest, First Sat in May, Downtown Carrollton. Nestled amongst the historic buildings on Adamson Square, MayFest has become one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the West Georgia area. Featuring an array of handmade goods vendors exhibiting everything from paintings and pottery to baskets and bows, we promise there will be something for everyone. The delicious food vendors will tickle your tastebuds with southern specialties and festival treats. Kids (and those young at heart) will love our Children’s Village, which features rock climbing, inflatables, slides, games and prizes that are both family and budget friendly. To participate as a vendor, please visit http://www.carrolltonmainstreet.com/mayfest to find the applications.

July 4th Parade and Fireworks, Downtown Carrollton, Carrollton City Schools Complex. Celebrate our nation’s birthday in altogether patriotic style in Carrollton from morning until night on July 4th. The People’s Parade, one of the largest in West Georgia, kicks off at 9:30 a.m. and winds its way through Downtown Carrollton. The Carroll Symphony Orchestra’s Sounds of Liberty Concert starts at 8 p.m. on the front lawn of Carrollton Elementary School and concludes with Carrollton’s Fireworks Extravaganza just after dark. All events are free.

A Taste Of Carrollton, Second Thursday of September, Downtown Carrollton

Carrollton Festival of the Arts, Second Sat. and Sun. in Oct., Carrollton Center For The Arts. Make plans to join us for the Arts Festival of Carrollton, featuring more than 70 national artists, plus live music, performers, demonstrations, delicious food, and a fun Kids Zone. Free admission and free parking! The Arts Festival of Carrollton is a fine arts and crafts festival that draws premier artists from across the country for a 2-day fun-filled event you will not want to miss!

Little Big Jam Music Festival First Thurs-Sun of October, 325 Daniel Road, Bowdon GA. Little Big Jam is four days of live bands, art and food, camping and groovy-ness in a pastoral setting just outside of Bowdon.

Oktoberfest Blues and Brews Blues and Craft Brewing Festival, Last Sat. In Oct., The Amp amphitheater, Downtown Carrollton. Join us for our annual Blues and Brews Festival at the AMP at Adamson Square. Music and beer tasting will kick-off at 3:00 pm and beer tastings will take place until 7:00pm. But the fun won’t stop then! Grab dinner at one of the phenomenal downtown restaurants and stick around for more Blues throughout the night.

Christmas Parade and Lighting of the Square Last Thur. in Nov., Downtown Carrollton. Join us for our annual Holiday Wishes Parade at 5:30 pm. The parade will begin at The Historic Train Depot on Bradley and conclude at The Neva Lomason Memorial Library on Rome Street. Immediately following the parade, hang around for pictures with Santa Claus, entertainment at The AMP and activities on the Square.

Around the county

Roopville Homecoming Fest, Third Sat. in Sept., Downtown Roopville

McIntosh Reserve Park Fall Festival, Last weekend in Sept.

MZ Founders Day, first Sat. in Oct., Mt. Zion Community Center, Mt. Zion

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