Fall in love with Carrollton at these exciting upcoming events.
Carrollton Festival of the Arts, Oct. 13-14, 2018 (Second Sat. and Sun. in Oct.), Carrollton Center For The Arts. The Arts Festival of Carrollton is a fine arts festival that draws premier artists from across the country featuring more than 70 national artists, live music, performers, demonstrations, delicious food and a fun Kids Zone. Free admission and free parking.
Little Big Jam Music Festival Oct. 4-7, 2018 (First Thurs-Sun of October), 325 Daniel Road, Bowdon GA. Little Big Jam is a long weekend of live bands, art and food, camping and groovy-ness in a pastoral setting just outside of Bowdon.
MZ Founders Day, Oct. 6, 2018 (first Sat. in Oct.), Mt. Zion Community Center, Mt. Zion.
Pinocchio, October 26 & 27, 2018, 7 pm. Carrollton Center for the Arts. A fresh retelling of the beloved story of a puppet who longs to be a real boy. Tickets $5 each, adults and youth
Julie Fowlis, October 11, 2018, 7:30 pm, Carrollton Center for the Arts .Julie Fowlis is a multi-award-winning Gaelic singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. She will forever be recognized for singing the theme song to Brave, Disney Pixar’s animated film. $20 Adults, $10 Youth
Regional Student Art Exhibition for the Arts Festival of Carrollton, October 5 – October 31, 2018. Carrollton center for the Arts. This annual exhibit showcases the incredible skills of Carroll County students of all ages.
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.
Apostles of Bluegrass, October 13, 2018, 7 p.m. the Amp. Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Arts Festival of Carrollton with a free concert. The Apostles of Bluegrass is not your typical bluegrass band. Audiences love the band’s mix of intelligent lyrics, “bad jokes,” humorous entertainment and great musicianship. While you explore the Arts Festival this fall, make time to enjoy this wonderful free performance.
The Collection & The Hope Arsenal October 8, 2018, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Amp A fun night of dancing and life giving music.
Oktoberfest Blues and Brews Blues and Craft Brewing Festival, Oct. 27 in 2018 (Last Sat. In Oct.), The Amp amphitheater, Downtown Carrollton. Head downtown for an altogether fun-filled day. The festivities kick-off at 11 am with trick-or-treating, spooktacular games and costume contest. Then, enjoy an afternoon filled with live music and craft beer tasting that will last into the night. Our annual Blues and Brews Festival. Music and beer tasting will kick-off at 3 pm and beer tastings will take place until 9 pm. 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.
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 Others Who 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
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
For even more area events, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Carrollton-Area-Convention-Visitors-Bureau-127428537291861/.