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Decatur County, GA
P.O. Box 726
Bainbridge, GA 39818
Phone: 1-229-248-3030
Fax: 1-229-246-2062

Email us: leslie@decaturcountyga.gov

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  FESTIVALS & EVENTS

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Decatur County and its various townships and cities host numerous events, festivals, and happenings throughout the year. There are bass fishing tournaments, festivals for the entire family to enjoy, caroling events, tours, parades, and more. There is sure to be something that you will enjoy.

Below is a list of many of the tourism events, festivals, and other happenings located in and around Decatur County that may catch your interest.
 

AREA FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

  • Rattlesnake Roundup
    • Location: Whigham, GA
    • Date: Last Saturday in January
    • Contact Information: Cairo/Grady County Chamber of Commerce at 229-377-3663
    • Notes: The event site is a 15 minute drive from Bainbridge.
        
  • Dogwood Festival
    • Location: Attapulgus, GA
    • Date: Last weekend in March
    • Contact Information: City of Attapulgus, at 229-465-3322
    • Notes: Parade, arts and crafts, food, entertainment, and a street dance.
       
  • Rose Festival and Parade
    • Location: Thomasville, GA
    • Date: Fourth week in April
    • Contact Information: Thomasville Chamber of Commerce at 229-226-9600
    • Notes: Events include a parade, entertainment, rose show, street dance, golf classic, a 10K run, and a 5K walk.
       
  • Mayhaw Festival
    • Location: Colquitt, GA
    • Date: Second week in May
    • Contact Information: Colquitt/Miller County Chamber of Commerce, at 229-758-2400
    • Notes: Events include a parade, entertainment, and arts and crafts.
       
  • Rivertown Days
    • Location: Bainbridge, GA at the Earle May Boat Basin
    • Date: Second week in May
    • Contact Information: Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce at 229-246-4774
    • Notes: Events include entertainment and activities for all ages, including remote control boat races, canoe rides, kids activities, and much more.
       
  • July 4th Celebration
    • Location: Bainbridge, GA at the Earle May Boat Basin
    • Date: July 4th
    • Contact Information: Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce at 229-246-4774
    • Notes: Celebration includes a program of music to be presented at the Performing Arts Center. Enjoy entertainment, food, and FIREWORKS!
       
  • Bikefest Weekend
    • Location: Just outside of the Bainbridge City Limits
    • Date: Third weekend in September
    • Contact Information: http://www.bainbridge-bikefest.com or call the BikeFest office and leave a message at 229-248-0505.
    • Notes: This is a major event for bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts, drawing riders from all over the country. Celebration includes entertainment, food, vendor booths, and more!
       
  • Trick or Treating Downtown
    • Location: Downtown Bainbridge, GA
    • Date: Oct 31, starts at 3:30 P.M.
    • Contact Information: The City of Bainbridge, at 229-248-2000
    • Notes: Downtown Merchants provide "tricks or treats" to kids of all ages. There is also a costume contest and a pumpkin contest!
       
  • Decatur County Fall Festival & Fair
    • Location: Decatur County Fair Grounds
    • Date: First week in November
    • Contact Information: Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce at 229-246-4774
    • Notes: Rides, exhibits, food, and PLENTY of fun for the entire family!
       
  • Holiday Open House
    • Location: Bainbridge, GA
    • Date: Sunday before Thanksgiving
    • Contact Information: Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce at 229-246-4774
    • Note: This event kicks off the Christmas season with stores open on Sunday afternoon 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.
       
  • Mule Day
    • Location: Calvary, GA
    • Date: First Saturday in November
    • Contact Information: Cairo/Grady County Chamber of Commerce at 229-377-3663
    • Notes: Events include a parade, contests, arts and crafts, turkey shoot, and flea market.
       
  • Bainbridge High School Homecoming and Homecoming Parade
    • Location: Bainbridge, GA
    • Date: Around the second week in November
    • Contact Information: Bainbridge High School at 229-248-2239
       
  • Swine Time
    • Location: Climax, GA
    • Date: First Saturday after Thanksgiving
    • Contact Information: Call 229-246-3300 or write P.O. Box 131 / Climax, GA 39834
    • Notes: Events include a parade, numerous contests, good food, and lots of arts and crafts.
       
  • Christmas Parade
    • Location: Bainbridge, GA
    • Date: Usually held the third Thursday in December at 7 P.M.
    • Contact Information: The City of Bainbridge, at 229-248-2000
    • Notes: A lighted parade to entertain the whole family.
        
  • Caroling in Willis Park, with the Bainbridge British Brass Band
    • Location: Willis Park in Downtown Bainbridge
    • Date: Christmas Eve (December 24th) at 6:00 P.M.
    • Contact Information: The City of Bainbridge, at 229-248-2000

 
Other Attractions and Happenings

  • Heritage Tour of Homes
  • Brown Bag Concerts in Willis Park
  • River Music Series at Earle May Boat Basin
  • Bainbridge Little Theatre productions on Troup Street
  • Firehouse Center & Gallery on Water Street, Art and Cultural Events
     

Pictured from left is the Bainbridge Little Theatre on Troup Street, the Firehouse Center & Gallery on Water Street and a portion of Broughton Street in downtown Bainbridge.


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The next meeting of the Decatur County Board of Commissioners is Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Administration Building.



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