Fall in love with Carrollton at these exciting upcoming events.
The Art of Sport, October 25 — December 7, 2018, Carrollton Center for the Arts. Jason Robichau’s paintings unite two of his passions: sports and art. To date he has done work for more than 13 professional sports teams and universities and his work is owned by numerous athletes and celebrities.
Small Packages November 8 — December 14, 2018, Carrollton Center for the Arts. The works of this Carrollton Artists Guild collection fit within a 12x12x12 inch space and make great gifts for everyone on your holiday list. There will be a display by the Carrollton Writer’s Guild. All purchases may be taken home immediately.
Nutcracker Ballet, November 16 & 17, 2018, 7 pm, November 18, 2018 2 pm Carrollton Center for the Arts. Under the direction of Ballet Coordinator Jurijs Safonovs, this ballet will be a new version of this holiday classic and will showcase elaborate and magical sets, incredible costumes and beautiful dancing by our local dance community with professional dancers in principal roles.$20 Adults, $10 Youth
Christmas Parade and Lighting of the Square Nov. 29, 2018 (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.
In-Laws Outlaws and Other People (That Should Be Shot), November 30 and December 1, 2018, 7:30 pm. December 2, 2018 2 pm It is 6 p.m. and the Douglas family is busily preparing to be invaded by their quirky relatives for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. This holiday play is sure to leave you in stitches while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. $10 per person
Carroll County Community Chorus presents Christmas in Carrollton, December 7, 7:30 pm and December 8, 4:00 pm. Carrollton Center for the Arts. Come celebrate the season as the chorus performs many of your holiday favorites. $10 each
Christmas with the Carroll Symphony Orchestra, December 13 & 14, 7:30 pm. Carrollton Center for the Arts. Come hear holiday favorites your entire family will enjoy. From Handel and Tchaikovsky to Irving Berlin and Leroy Anderson, the beautiful sounds of the CSO will fill your heart with the wonder of the Christmas season. $18 adults, $15 seniors and military, $10 children under 12.
MountainFilm on Tour, January 5, 2019, 7 pm, Carrollton Center for the Arts. MountainFilm, one of America’s longest-running festivals, travels year-round worldwide with a selection of current and best-loved films from the annual festival in Telluride, CO. The festival includes 8–12 short films that are featured within two and a half hours.
Susan Hayward Tribute: The Snows of Kilimanjaro, January 6, 2019, 2 pm. Carrollton Center for the Arts. the Center for the Arts honors the late Susan Hayward, who was a resident of Carrollton. This year’s film is the film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s short story, The Snows of Kilimanjaro!, featuring Ms. Hayward, Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner. $5 per person, includes popcorn and water.
Kenny Brawner in Ray Charles on My Mind, January 18, 2019, 7:30 pm. Carrollton Center for the Arts. Master pianist/vocalist, Kenny Brawner, his 12-piece band and three sultry vocalists bring the music and story of the great Ray Charles vividly to life! The show includes Ray’s most popular hits: What’d I Say?, I Got A Woman, Mess Around, Georgia On My Mind, a blazing hot duet on Baby It’s Cold Outside and many more! The music is interwoven with monologues depicting how gospel, blues, jazz and country influenced Ray’s style, while also reflecting on American social history, his epic battle with drugs and his triumphant return home to Georgia. $20 Adults $10 Youth.
La Boheme, February 9, 2019, 7:30pm. Carrollton Center for the Arts. Performed by Peach State Opera and accompanied by local vocalists, La Bohème, is a passionate, timeless and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris. The opera can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. La Bohème was composed by Giacomo Puccini. The opera contains some of the most memorable arias and musical scenes in opera. It is the perfect outing for a Valentine’s treat. $20 Adults $10 Youth.
Shrek the Musical, March 14 – March 17 and March 21 – March 24, 2019, 7:30 pm (2:00 pm on March 17 and March 24). Carrollton Center for the Arts. Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life, retreats to his swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, after being evicted by Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! $15 Adults $10 Youth
Music to Remember Concert, April 12: 7:30 pm, April 13: 4 pm. Carrollton Center for the Arts. Whatever the genre of the soundtrack of your life, our spring concert is sure to bring back some treasured memories. Our chorus will perform a program going back in time with some favorite arrangements. $10 each
Presidio Brass, May 3, 2019, 7:30 pm. Carrollton Center for the Arts. Since 2006, Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment, combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements. These five young men present Broadway music and film music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of each performance. In honor of being in Carrollton, Presidio Brass will perform with a local band during the concert and provide master classes to students in the area.$18 Adults $10 Youth.
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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