Lockerly Arboretum: Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day Linked ImageOctober 13
Family Fun Day at
Lockerly Arboretum

10am-3pm

Lockerly Arboretum will host Family Fun Day, a free event with tons of activities including rock painting, kids-n-clay, hay rides, nature walks, games, and more! Scarecrows will be on display for viewing enjoyment & voting on your favorite.

Oconee River Day

River Kayak ImageSeptember 22
Oconee River Day
8am-5pm

Celebrate the Oconee River with a paddle or leisurely float from the Oconee Greenway to the Beach at Berry Farm for lunch, games, music and more to enjoy throughout the afternoon. Finish the day at at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources boat ramps & catch an Oconee Outfitters shuttle back to the Greenway.

Email the Oconee River Greenway Foundation for more details. Registration will be live soon

Kayak Rentals through Oconee Outfitters.

 

First Friday: End of Summer Shakedown

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 3, from 6-8pm.

Catch The Baldwin High School Band perform at the Black Heritage Plaza right before Marilyn Jarrette starts at 7:30 PM. There will be activities for the kiddos including face paintings by Lisa Marie Barry and balloon art by Greg Bosman. First Friday Champion sponsor, Magnolia State Bank, and First Friday Partner, Milledgeville Jaycees will be on site with additional activities for both the kids and kids at heart. First Friday is a free community event where everyone is welcome.

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2018 First Friday Sponsors:

CHAMPION
Magnolia State Bank
PARTNER
Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc.
Standard Sand & Silica Co.
FRIEND
Exchange Bank
CONTRIBUTING PARTNER
Milledgeville Jaycees

Exchange Club Annual Bunco Bash

Bunco Bash ImageSaturday, July 28
2017 Beach Bunco Bash presented by the Milledgeville Exchange Club
at the GMC Cordell Events Center

Join the Milledgeville Exchange Club for the 2018 Annual Bunco Bash. Doors open at 6pm and Bunco will start at 7pm. Purchase your tickets at Century Bank & Trust, Exchange Bank, Magnolia State Bank, Wilkinson County Bank, or from an Exchange Club Member. Enjoy a great night of fun with friends & contribute to the Exchange Club mission to Prevent Child Abuse!

Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

The City of Milledgeville will host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration Tuesday, July 3rd at Central Georgia Technical College’s Milledgeville Campus, 54 Hwy 22 W, beginning at nightfall around 8:30-9pm.

Zambelli Fireworks will shoot the fireworks display from the CGTC parking lot, which will be closed to spectators. Spectators should plan to park in other areas such as the Walter B. Williams Park, Board of Education, or other places within the viewing area.

Horses & Hula Hoops presented by the Milledgeville Jaycees & Camp Dream

Horses & Hula Hoops Event Linked Image

June 30
Horses & Hula Hoops presented by
Milledgeville Jaycees & Camp Dream
at Northridge Christian Church


Join the Milledgeville Jaycees for a free, fun-filled day in the life at Camp Dream for the 2nd Annual Horses and Hula Hoops! Bring your towel, wear your swimsuit and energy for plenty of horse petting & rides, water slides, activities, food, & fun.

This event is free, registration is required.

June First Friday: Beach Bash

 

Beach Bash Poster ImageJune 1, 2018
June First Friday: Beach Bash
Begins at 5pm & Movie at Dark

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 1st, 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 movie Surf’s Up 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 contact us by email with our online form.

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

 

 

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2018 First Friday Sponsors:

CHAMPION
Magnolia State Bank
PARTNER
Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc.
Standard Sand & Silica Co.
FRIEND
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
CONTRIBUTING PARTNER
Georgia College Chemistry Club
Milledgeville Jaycees

Hometown Celebration: May the Fourth Be With You!

May the Fourth Star Wars Hometown ImageHometown Celebration returning to downtown Milly on May 4th

Milledgeville, GA – Main Street is excited to announce the return of the Hometown Celebration to downtown Milledgeville, and there is SO much to celebrate! In addition to being named a Great American Main Street City, this year marks 30 years of Main Street’s service to Milledgeville, building community connections through shared experiences. Main Street, the City of Milledgeville, Georgia College, and downtown businesses have partnered in shared support of this much anticipated community event, keeping it free and open to the public.

Introduced in 2014, the Hometown Celebration honored the City of Milledgeville Main Street/DDA earning award and designation as a national Great American Main Street City, as a community whose success serves as a model for preservation-based commercial district revitalization across the nation. Now in its fifth year, the Hometown Celebration has quickly become a community favorite event. On Friday, May 4th, from 6pm – midnight, the 100 block of West Hancock Street will be OPEN to pedestrians! While strolling around, be sure to check out the Old Capital Car Club’s boss classic cars from 6-9pm.

Two popular bands will be performing to keep the fun flowing. Local favorites from past First Friday events form the band Fiancé. They will open at 6pm with their smooth, old school Motown jams. At 8pm, headlining band Stereotype brings their unique music flavor from the Augusta, Georgia area with high energy, party rocking music of top 40’s hits, 90s hip hop, and everything in between.

New to Hometown this year… Embracing the Star Wars fandom holiday with which this celebration coincides, downtown will “Strike Back” and evade attack of the daily ho-hum at this event giving the community “New Hope” for galactic entertainment as the fun “Force Awakens.” Costumes of the “First Order” are encouraged to channel your inner Jedi, Sith, Leia, Stormtrooper, or other character. Entertainment reigns in the downtown galaxy and includes a Chewbacca Sound-Alike Contest, Costume Contest, Ahch-some activities, intergalactic photo ops, and, of course… May the Fourth Be with You!

8:00pm – Costume Contest
$20 Milly Money prize for winner in each of the 4 categories: Under 12, 12-17, 18+ & People’s Choice. Winners in an age category are not eligible to win People’s Choice award.

8:30pm – Chewbacca Sound-Alike Contest
$20 Milly Money prize for overall winner

For additional information, contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or by email.

 


Milledgeville Main Street has issued an open call for event sponsors, participants and vendors! Sponsorships are a fantastic way to show support and get involved. Applications are also being accepting for arts & crafts vendors and community organizations to set-up at the celebration. The vendor fee is $25. There is no cost for civic organizations promoting their cause in exchange for providing an activity event-goers can enjoy. DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Want to be an event vendor or participating organization?
[Application Period Closed] Download a vendor participation application & submit today.

 

April First Friday: Sweet Days of Spring

The birds and the sidewalks of downtown Milledgeville are singing with the sounds of Spring. Among the things to enjoy, as the weather invites you to come outside, are live music, kids’ activities, spring shopping, and delicious dining.

Tune in to the jams of live music in downtown. Face painting favorite Lisa Marie Barry is back to brighten kiddos’ faces with a variety of designs from which to choose. Enjoy interactive, fun activities for the young and young-at-heart.

THESE SWEET DAYS OF SPRING COME WITH SOME VERY SWEET DEALS!
You have to ask for the “First Friday Sweet Deal” to get the discount

  • Buffingtons – ½ price appetizers
  • Cravings – Buy 1 Bubble Tea, get the second ½ off
  • Firefly – Dress sale, 20% off shorts & Quay sunglasses
  • Jimmy Johns – 10% off your order
  • Market Collective – 15% off all Georgia Grown specialty food products
  • Miles of Styles – 25% off store-wide
  • Oconee Outfitters – Kayak rental gift certificates 2 for $50
  • Smoothie King – 25% off all smoothies

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@nullmilledgevillega.us.

March First Friday: Celebrate Our Roots

Milledgeville Main Street’s
March First Friday: Celebrate Our Roots
March 2nd  –  6-8pm  –  downtown Milledgeville


Downtown Milledgeville exudes history, from the historic downtown buildings and the big oak trees, to the antebellum homes and the museums. This “Celebrate our Roots” themed First Friday will be a time to explore Milledgeville’s rich history downtown from 6-8pm.

The First Friday Committee’s partnership with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the museums will continue to offer FREE trolley rides to the museums for patrons to learn about Milledgeville history.

Enjoy these explorations and more while at First Friday:

Enjoy these explorations and more while at First Friday:
-Live Jazz Music

-Live Music by McCook & Martin of Free Lance Ruckus
-Face Painting with Lisa Marie Barry
-Kids’ Activities with Milledgeville Jaycees & Georgia College Chemistry Club
-Trolley Tours to the Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion, Sallie Ellis Davis House & Allied Arts‘ John Marlor House
– History Storytelling with Dr. Bob Wilson
-Poetry Reading Allied Arts

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@nullmilledgevillega.us.

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2018 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

Find Us

105 E Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
P:(478)414-4014

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