Deep Roots Festival

Deep Roots Festival 2018October 20
Deep Roots Festival
downtown Milledgeville


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 with their festival pass bracelet.

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.

Call for Volunteers: Deep Roots Festival

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Call for Volunteers: Deep Roots Festival

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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

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.

Good Friday Holiday

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The Main Street & all City offices will be closed Friday, March 30th in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

February First Friday: Love Local

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Milledgeville Main Street and the downtown businesses have teamed up to offer you a chance to win $50 in Milly Money on February 2nd.
 
HOW DO YOU PLAY?
All you have to do is:
  1. Find the #LoveLocalMilly sign inside participating downtown businesses
  2. Snap a pic in front of the sign
  3. FB or Insta post your pic (public) using #LoveLocalMilly

That’s all! Then, you’re entered in the drawing for a chance to win $50 Milly Money.

On Wednesday, February 7th Main Street will draw the winner on a live FB feed.
 
PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES:
The 42nd Floor :: Custom Apparel & More
Amici Milledgeville
Artistry Salon
Blackbird Coffee
The Brick – Milledgeville
BUFFINGTONS
Codee Rainey Designs
Cravings
Doodle’s Cupcake Bakery
Eclectic
Firefly Boutique
French Vill’Edge
Georgia Bob’s BBQ Milledgeville
Gringos Milledgeville
Hairbar – A Hair & Nail Salon
Jack & Milly
Jimmy John’s
The Local Yolkal Cafe – Milly
Need A Nerd – Cell Phone and Computer Repair
The Market Collective
Oconee Outfitters
The Roost
Smoothie King
Velvet Elvis

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

December First Friday: Tis the Season in downtown Milly

Christmas Downtown ImageJoin us for a fantastical holiday-filled First Friday. From 6-8pm on December 1st, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Milly as we prepare for some city-wide yuletide. The  and Milledgeville Main Street has partnered with The City of Milledgeville, Pilot Club of Milledgeville, the Local Yolkal Cafe, and Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc. to host December’s First Friday. The annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting will kick off the event, on West Hancock St., near Local Yolkal & Firefly Boutique, at 6:00pm.

The Milledgeville Jaycees and other community organizations will provide a fa-la-la-la fun activities for the kiddos and Lisa Marie will be back with festive face paintings! Visit with Santa inside The Local Yolkal Cafe & Catch a glimpse of The Vibe Dance Center‘s upcoming performance. Downtown businesses and restaurants will have festive window displays to make the season bright & will offer special deals for holiday gift shopping.

Some of the  fun activities to enjoy are:
  • Live Music
  • Face Painting
  • and more fa-la-la-la fun activities for the kids
For more information about First Friday or how to get involved, contact Deana Thornton with Milledgeville Main Street by phone at 478-414-4014 or by email dthornton@nullmilledgevillega.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
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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