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.

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.

Black Heritage Plaza Shindig

black-heritage-shindig-poster-for-screen-01Please join us and invite your friends and family!

Bring your lawn chairs for an evening of lively music, good food and refreshing drink in the fellowship of friends!

The Black Heritage Plaza Shindig is in honor of Milledgeville’s community history and heritage at the rejuvenated Black Heritage Plaza in downtown Milledgeville, next to the historic Allen’s Market building at 101 W. McIntosh Street, on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 6-10pm. The Plaza was originally developed during the planning of the Bicentennial events in 2003. During that time, it became evident that a permanent, public space that could be utilized by all citizens would be a meaningful and appropriate way to honor the contributions that African-American businesses have made to the history and heritage of the downtown commercial district. This project visually enhanced downtown Milledgeville with a sensitive and significant reminder of the once vibrant black commercial district. The original plaza, the current upgrades and the Black Heritage Plaza Shindig all help to promote a broader understanding of and real appreciation for the significant roles that African-Americans played in the history and culture of this community.

Fall Line Rambler will kick off the evening’s music at 6:30pm with a sound self-described as “Rock and Blues with a sprinkling of Country.” Continuing with an upbeat blend and rounding out the evening, headliner Dynamic Sounds of Phunk brings some serious jams beginning at 7:30pm. Dynamic Sounds of Phunk features the performances of local musicians Jerry Hargrove on sax, BJ Hill on percussion, Victor Tucker on percussion, Troy Barnes on lead guitar, Dexter Mack on bass, and Rodney Speights on keyboard.

This celebration is sponsored by The City of Milledgeville, Allied Arts, Milledgeville Main Street, and the Knight Foundation through a grant awarded through the Knight Foundation Fund for Milledgeville of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. There is no admission cost for this outdoor event and Barberitos will be vending their savory food and refreshing drinks to satisfy stomachs and please palettes. Don’t miss this opportunity to relax in the company of friends and be the first to see the magnificent upgrades when the Chamber of Commerce makes it official with a ribbon cutting at the renovated Black Heritage Plaza.

For more information, contact Allied Arts by phone 478-452-3950.


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@nullmilledgevillega.us.




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

Arcadia Student Living

Century Bank & Trust
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank


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


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