February First Friday: Love Local

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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
97 Big FM
Century Bank & Trust
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank

CONTRIBUTING PARTNER
Allied Arts
Milledgeville FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease)
Milledgeville Jaycees

Deep Roots Festival

A long-time favorite of locals, tourists and college students alike since 2000, Deep Roots ┬áis 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 [date TBA] 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.

Small Business Saturday

Did you know…
There are 23 million small businesses in the US at which 54% of sales happen? When you buy local, about $68 out of $100 stays in the community while only about $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer does.

When you shop local, the business owner is often directly connected to every employee in the store. That leads to a personal approach that often means better customer service. Avoid the frantic, stressful rush of Black Friday by shopping local on Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2016.

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Stats from the Small Business Administration and American Express

  • There are 23 million small businesses in the country.
  • Small businesses have increased by 49% since 1982
  • 54% of U.S. sales happen at small businesses.
  • Small businesses have created 8 million jobs since 1990.
  • Franchised small businesses employ roughly 8 million people, and make up 40 % of all American retail jobs.
  • $14.3 billion was spent on Small Business Saturday 2014, making for an increase of $300,000 since 2013.
  • On Twitter, Small Business Saturday is likely to narrow in on 1 million tweets during the holiday season. (The most popular hashtags to use are: #SmallBizSat #ShopSmall and #SmallBusinessSaturday.)

August 5: End of Summer Shakedown #FirstFridayMilly

August First Friday Poster ImageAugust 7th: End of Summer Shakedown

The whole community is invited to a celebration downtown to wrap up the last days of summer at the August First Friday event. First Friday will take place on August 5th from 6-8 pm in downtown Milledgeville with lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

A sample of some of the fun & free activities to enjoy include:

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

 

 

 


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

GOLD
Arcadia Student Living

BRONZE
Century Bank & Trust
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank

MEDIA
Z97.7FM

PARTNERS
Allied Arts
Georgia College Chemistry Club

Milledgeville Jaycees
Old Capital Car Club


First Friday Events

February First Friday: Free Art 4 U

February First Friday: Free Art 4 U

March First Friday Image

March First Friday: Celebrating Our Roots

April First Friday Image

April First Friday: Sounds of Spring

May First Friday Image

May First Friday: Cruise & Blues

June First Friday Image

June First Friday: Beach Bash

August First Friday Image

August First Friday: End of Summer Shakedown

September First Friday Image

September First Friday: Shop N Bop

October First Friday Image

October First Friday: First Responders

November First Friday Image

November First Friday: GA Bike Summit

Decemner First Friday Image

December First Friday: Jingle & Mingle Downtown

 

Find Us


105 E Hancock Street

P.O. Box 1422
Milledgeville, GA 31059

P: (478) 414 4014

mainstreetdesk@milledgevillega.us

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