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, Third Thursday in Sept., 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!
Blues and Brews Blues and Craft Brewing Festival, TBA, 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 2:00 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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