Deep Roots Festival

A long-time favorite of locals, tourists and college students alike since 2000, Deep Roots  is a lively cultural arts and music festival that brings historic downtown Milledgeville to life like nothing else. Boasting a 17,000+ attendance in 2016, it beckons travelers from all over with an antique car show, live entertainment ranging from bluegrass to rock-and-roll, artist market, and a “LittleRoots KidZone.” A day at the festival will allow you to see talent, art and products from national, regional and local individuals and businesses. For the third year, this year’s festival will host the Georgia Barbecue Association’s State Championship.

Festivities kick-off at 10 a.m. and the music pumps until midnight. Downtown streets are closed, allowing festival goers to dine in their favorite establishments or try a pop-up vendor, shop the festival arts or our merchants, and dance in the street.

Admission to the festival is an all-day pass, festival attendees may come and go throughout the day.

Pre-sale tickets will be available at the Main Street office beginning Monday, October 2nd
inside the Economic Development Center at 105 E. Hancock Street
Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am-4:55pm.

Get full details on the Deep Roots Festival website here.

September First Friday: Touch A Truck

First Friday September: Touch-A-Truck
Friday, September 1, 2017
6-8PM

*Right now, the weather is looking real good. Just in case, the rain date will be Friday, November 3, 2017


Cars, trucks, and vehicles of all shapes and sizes will line up on McIntosh Street  in front of the Black Heritage Plaza & Allen’s Market beside the Milledgeville Police Department in downtown Milledgeville. Heavy equipment horns will sound, first responders’ lights will flash, and the young and young at heart will have a chance to satisfy curiosity by getting up close to explore the vehicles. Some of the action-filled autos will include fire trucks, an ambulance, tractors, police cars, and “Milly” the Trolley, the only way to tour the town with the expert guides from the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

“This is a unique opportunity to let community members of all ages see, touch, and interact while learning about the vehicles and agencies on site,” said Carlee Schulte, Milledgeville Main Street Executive Director. “This is a free, family event everyone can enjoy and we are deeply appreciative of our event sponsors and many partners who made this event possible.”

Free face painting will be available by the talented Lisa Marie Barry to create custom designs and community organizations will have hands-on engaging activities for the kids. There will be no shortage of fun!

Allied Arts will present a concert by 120/80 Band, The Reception Band & Marilyn Jarrette. Bring a chair to kick back & enjoy everything from pop, rock & country, to R&B, 70s, 80s, and more! The concert begins at 5:30pm, at the Black Heritage Plaza beside the historic Allen’s Market building at the North Wayne & McIntosh intersection, and is free and open to the public.

Milledgeville Main Street is always interested in featuring new, unique entertainment for the monthly, family-friendly First Friday event in downtown Milledgeville. For performing artists interested in being involved or for more information about First Friday, contact the office by phone at 478-414-4015 or email at mainstreetdesk@milledgevillega.us.

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2017 First Friday Sponsors:

CHAMPION
Magnolia State Bank
Robins Financial Credit Union
PARTNER
Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc.
Standard Sand & Silica Co.
FRIEND
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank
CONTRIBUTING PARTNER

Allied Arts
Milledgeville FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease)

Hometown Celebration

Hometown Celebration ImageWith many requests, we’re bringing back this event happening in August, like previous years, to celebrate our Great American Main Street City! Main Street, the City of Milledgeville, Georgia College, & many downtown businesses are hosting this celebration to which all community members and supporters are invited.

This event is free & open to the public, but a $5 donation from attendees would be greatly appreciated to help support this event (and FUN) which continues to grow each year.

The 100 block of West Hancock Street will be OPEN to pedestrians, bands will play, there will be fun activities for all, and opportunity will abound for enjoyable time spent in the company of community, family, & friends.


Two popular local bands will be performing to get the street party started with toe-tapping & get-up-and-dance grooves. Opening at 5pm, The Local Folk will perform acoustic interpretations of classics and hidden gems by Milledgeville locals Charlie Adams, Jim Chapman, Nic Goodson and Christopher Karow.

 

 

 

 

Headliner Thoughtomatic will take the stage at 7:30pm. Built on a wide range of musical influences, soaring solos, 4-part harmonies, & tight rhythms will be delivered by band members Brandon Marsolo (guitar & vocals), Dustin McCook (guitar & vocals), Alex Pound (bass & vocals), Jon Joiner (drums & vocals), TJ Brown (saxophone) and special guest singer Jamie Kearney. Bands will play throughout the evening and there will be activities for the entire family.

 

 

 

 


Milledgeville Main Street is in the planning process and are looking for arts & crafts vendors and community organizations to setup at the Celebration. There is a $25 fee for vendors selling items. Civic organizations looking to promote their cause are free to setup providing they create an activity for the crowd to enjoy. Deadline for application submission is July 31st at 5pm.

Want to be an event vendor or participating organization?

Download a vendor participation application with rules.

 

First Friday: End of Summer Shakedown

August First Friday Poster

With summer days slipping into fall, and a new school year right around the corner, now is a great time to celebrate the wrap of another summer season and combat the back-to-school blues. The End of Summer Shakedown in downtown Milledgeville will be filled with friends, food, and First Friday fun on Friday, August 4 from 6-8pm.

Under the direction of Mr. James McMillan, the award-winning Baldwin High School Band of the Braves will liven downtown with crowd pleasing favorites! Their upbeat music, dramatic drumlines, and wailing trumpets promise more pep in the step and the cheer in the crowd with a true display of esprit-de-corps and excellent showmanship in action. Other live music includes local favorites Charlie Adams and Carlos Toombs to keep the End of Summer Shakedown dancing well into the evening.

The talented Lisa Marie Barry returns to paint creative face designs, for the young and young at heart. As always, community organizations will have just what the kids want with engaging activities, entertainment, and no shortage of fun! Main Street especially thanks First Friday Champion Sponsors Magnolia State Bank and Robins Financial Credit Union, whose support keeps these family friendly, community events free and open to the public.

Allied Arts will present a concert by Freelance Ruckus, self-described as Southern alternative, Americana rock with powerful lead guitar, solid rhythm section, and vocal harmonies. Beginning at 7:30pm, in the historic Allen’s Market building at the North Wayne & McIntosh intersection, this concert is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and fills up fast, so head down to Allen’s Market to get yours.

While strolling along the picturesque sidewalks of downtown, listening to dynamic music, or participating in fun activities, be sure to stop in one of downtown’s restaurants with menu items offering the last tastes of summer, shop retail stores for final summer deal days, and beat the heat with your favorite frozen treats for the sweetest ending to First Friday. For more information about First Friday or how to get involved, contact the Milledgeville Main Street office at 478-414-4014 or mainstreetdesk@milledgevillega.us.

 

 

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2017 First Friday Sponsors:

CHAMPION
Magnolia State Bank
Robins Financial Credit Union
PARTNER
Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc.
Standard Sand & Silica Co.
FRIEND
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank
CONTRIBUTING PARTNER
Georgia College Chemistry Club
Milledgeville Jaycees
Milledgeville FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease)

Independence Day Holiday Observance

Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4
Independence Day Holiday

Our office will close early, at 2pm, on Monday, July 3rd and will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Senior Advisory Committee Search

Senior Advisory Committee Search: Deadline Extended to July 7, 2017

Are you 55+ and interested in serving to help move downtown Milledgeville forward? We are looking for a dedicated group to serve on our Senior Advisory Committee. Main Street is conducting a candidate search & the deadline to apply is Friday, July 7th. Download an application & details or contact us by email at cschulte@milledgevillega.us or phone 478.414.4014 if you have questions or need more info.

June First Friday: Beach Bash

June 2, 2017
June First Friday: Beach Bash
5-8pm

Downtown Milledgeville is going coastal! Kick off your summer with a Stay-cation…because we’re bringing the beach to you.

For First Friday downtown, June 2nd, 80 tons of sand will be dropped in the Post Office parking lot, so head downtown for a super fun beach party starting at 5pm. Bring your beach chair to relax while the kids enjoy beach toys, games, and more! Better yet, join in with the kiddos for some “Sand-sational” fun! Then, dig your toes in the sand and relax for a special showing of the Disney movie Moana at dark. This event is entirely made possible by the generous donation of sand by Standard Sand & Silica Company, delivery by Fowler Flemister Concrete, the hard working City of Milledgeville Public Works Dept., and our First Friday sponsors. These sponsors & partners deserve a huge thank you!

For more information on First Friday and how to be involved, contact Milledgeville Main Street at 478-414-4014 or mainstreetdesk@milledgevillega.us.

Check out the Sand-sational fun we always have at the Beach Bash in downtown Milly.

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2017 First Friday Sponsors:

CHAMPION
Magnolia State Bank
Robins Financial Credit Union
PARTNER
Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc.
Standard Sand & Silica Co.
FRIEND
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank
CONTRIBUTING PARTNER
Georgia College Chemistry Club
Milledgeville Jaycees
Milledgeville FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease)

Hometown Celebration

Saturday, April 22nd
Hometown Celebration
2-10pm

Milledgeville earned national recognition in 2014 as one of the finest downtowns in America and was awarded as a Great American Main Street City. In honor of our community being awarded as one of the top in the nation, our community partners are hosting a celebration to which all community members and supporters are invited. The Hometown Celebration is always a crowd-pleaser, with this year’s event on a Saturday, having extended hours, and has been moved earlier in the year, when the weather isn’t as hot, for a block party of epic proportions!

On Saturday, April 22nd, from 2-10 pm, the 100 block of West Hancock Street will be OPEN to pedestrians for the 3rd Hometown Celebration! Blind Driver, Scott Little, The Majestics and other live bands will provide music to keep downtown Milledgeville rockin’ and toe-tappin while there will be activities the entire family can enjoy. Local organizations will keep the activities going, downtown businesses will have limited time special sales, and the outdoor dining options will be plentiful. Be on the lookout for other Hometown fun too.

For more information, contact the Main Street Office by phone at 478.414.4014 or email adavis@milledgevillega.us.

Milledgeville Main Street especially thanks our Hometown Celebration event sponsors who’s support keeps this party going for the F-U-N and enjoyment for all!

 

 

 

 

The Party Jumpers
Middle GA Party Rentals

 

 

 

 

 


 

April First Friday: Sounds of Spring

The birds and the sidewalks of downtown Milledgeville are singing with the Sounds of Springs. Among the things to enjoy, as the weather invites you to come outside, are live music, kids’ activities, spring shopping, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Tune in to the jams of live music in downtown with Richard Martin & Dustin McCook. Face painting favorite Lisa Marie Barry is back to brighten kiddos’ faces with a variety of designs from which to choose. Gold Event Sponsor Magnolia State Bank, as well as the Mary Vinson Memorial Library, Milledgeville Exchange Club, and Milledgeville Jaycees will have interactive, fun activities for the young and young-at-heart.

The Civic Women of Milledgeville present Photos with the Easter Bunny and Spring Arts & Crafts in the historic Allen’s Market building (101 E. McIntosh Street) beginning at 5pm. Photos are $7 each or $6 each if two or more are purchased. Photos are mounted on mat board suitable for framing. Enjoy special art & craft projects including Bonnets & Bowties, Easter/Spring Card Making, and Coloring Fun. There is no charge for the art projects and children do not have to purchase a photo to attend.

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2017 First Friday Sponsors:

CHAMPION
Magnolia State Bank
Robins Financial Credit Union
PARTNER
Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc.
Standard Sand & Silica Co.
FRIEND
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank
CONTRIBUTING PARTNER
Georgia College Chemistry Club
Milledgeville Jaycees
Milledgeville FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease)

 

For more information about First Friday or for information on how to get involved contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or email Deana at dthornton@milledgevillega.us.

February First Friday: Love Local

Milledgeville Main Street and the downtown businesses have teamed up to offer you a chance to win $100 in Milly Money, Downtown Goodies Gift Basket, or Bouquet of Flowers on February 3rd. For more information, contact the Milledgeville Main Street office by phone 478-414-4014 or by email.

HOW TO PLAY:

  • Pick up a Love Local card at any participating business or the Main Street office after Thursday, 1/29
  • On First Friday, visit participating businesses to fill card. (1 stamp per business)
  • Visit 8 participating businesses to fill card
  • Turn completed card in to any participating business (Don’t forget your contact info)
  • On Wednesday, February 8th, Main Street will draw 2 winners live on Facebook at 2pm

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

Amici
Aubri Lanes
Blackbird
Blossoms Florist
Brick, The
Buffingtons
Chilly Milly
Downtown Abby
Ec.lec.tic
French Vill’Edge
GA Bob’s BBQ
Gringos
Hair Bar
Hardwick Finance
Jack & Milly
J.C. Grant Company
Jimmy Johns
Jones’ Barber Shop
Kuroshima
Market Collective
Metropolis Cafe
Need A Nerd
Oconee Outfitters
Old Capital Treasures
On Cloud 9
Shelvie Jean
Smoothie King
SweeTreats
Upcycle
Verizon Wireless

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105 E Hancock Street

P.O. Box 1422
Milledgeville, GA 31059

P: (478) 414 4014

mainstreetdesk@milledgevillega.us

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