January 4-May 24: Adult Jazz Class- Every Wednesday from 7:15-8:15PM in the Plaza Community Center’s Dance Classroom.$250 for 5 months or $80 for 2 classes. call (706) 923-1655
January 4-May 24: Kids Musical Theater– For ages 7-13 from 4:30-6:00pm on Wednesdays. $250 for 5 months or $80 for 2 classes. call (706) 923-1655
March 3-5: The Georgia Tiny House Festival will be an exciting fun-filled weekend of Tiny House and Micro-living exhibits; speakers, workshops, and presentations; all types of vendors; entertainment and activities for both adults and children; and onsite camping for vendors and attendees alike. Event starts Friday at 5:00pm at the Oooh La La Lavender Farm in Eatonton.
March 4: Ray Charles On My Mind at the Plaza Arts Center at 7:30pm. Kenny Brawner will delight the audience with his tribute to the late Ray Charles. To purchase tickets, call 706-923-1656 or visit theplazaartscenter.com
March 4: Seuss on the Loose Festival/Fun Run Join the Ferst Foundation for their annual festival at the Putnam County Primary School located on Glenwood Springs Rd. The Fun Run, starting at 9AM, will be extra fun for everyone, as participants are encouraged to dress in character. The festival itself will run from 10am-12pm and will feature booths from 20 local organizations, all with free giveaways! Don’t miss this chance to give back.
March 5: Sunday at the Museum beginning at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon, Dr. William Rawlings will speak on “The Death of Small-Town Georgia” at the Old School History Museum located in the Plaza Arts Center. The lecture is free, but donations are appreciated. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the lecture. for more information contact The Plaza Arts Center.
March 17: Spicy Southern’s St. Patty’s Day Celebration At 5:00pm Mayor Rocker will start the celebrations off as the Master of Ceremonies with the Spicy Southern Ribbon Cutting. Following Mayor Rocker, Janice Westfall will be here to talk about her art work which hangs on the walls of Spicy Southern Restaurant. Hors D’oeuvres will be served between 5:00 and 6:00 pm after which reservations will be taken for a special night of Irish Cuisine, including, Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Stew and Corned Beef with Cabbage, Peas, Carrots and Potatoes. All of this will be accompanied by your favorite Irish tunes. So what are you waiting for?? Call 706-816-2322 for your reservation.
March 17-19: Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival is held each year in the heart of Georgia’s Lake Country. The event showcases the region’s most popular fare paired with an extensive wine selection, and features live entertainment along with the area’s best silent and live auctions. The St. Patrick’s Day Party featuring Ronnie Pittman Band and Netflix stars Lucy Angel Band will be held on the 17th. On the 18th, enjoy the Brew & Que (BBQ on the Lawn), VIP Cooking with Charleston’s own Lee Bros., and the Grand Tasting with 150 Wines, Spirits, Beers and food from Regional Chefs. For tickets, Visit the Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival’s website.
March 18: The BIG Event will be going on from 10am-5pm at Lake Oconee Village Off Of Linger Longer Rd. The event is free and family-friendly, so grab the kiddos, grandma, or even the dog and get ready for an afternoon of games, food, boats, cars, and even a few educational sessions. There is something for everyone at this popular annual event! See you there! www.lobalive.com
April 8: Community Easter Egg Hunt Putnam Recreation and Eatonton Mainstreet are hosting the 3rd Annual Egg Hunt. They have over 6,000 eggs. They will also have crafts, games, music, picture with the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, and much much more.The hunts are divided by age groups and start at 11am.
April 24: Sweet Tee Off Golf Tournament will be held at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee, a members only course, on April 24th. The shotgun start will occur promptly at 12:30pm. Teams of 4 $1200 or $1080 if you pay before Feb 1, Individual Players $300, Sponsorship options from $125-$5,000. For more information about registering to play or sponsoring this event, please contact Kaitlyn Parham at (706) 485-7701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 1: Chamber Annual Awards Banquet From 6:15-7 enjoy cocktails and networking with local business leaders. Dinner will be served promptly at 7:00 pm and the awards ceremony will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are $45.00 per person and available through the Chamber of Commerce (Cash, Check, Visa or MasterCard – Payable Upon Ordering). Call (706) 485-7701 or email email@example.com for tickets
May 20: Jazz Music Concert – Saturday from 5:00pm-9:00pm at the Community Event Stage and Activity Center (124A N. Jefferson Ave – behind The Eatonton Cotton Warehouse)
June 2: Watch the movie Rogue One-A Star Wars Story Friday evening from 7-9pm as part of the Movies in The Briar Patch series at the Eatonton Cotton Warehouse. We will watch Rogue One-A Star Wars Story starting at 7:00pm
June 3: Putnam County Dairy Festival. This year’s dairy festival will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 on the streets surrounding the Putnam County Courthouse. Hosted by the Pilot Club of Eatonton, GA, the annual Putnam County Dairy Festival is an exciting day for the whole family and a tribute to the dairy industry. The day starts with the Torture Trail 5k (a Peachtree qualifier) and a parade. Children can enjoy the carnival games and livestock displays, while adults roam through the craft booths lining the downtown streets. Visit www.putnamcountydairyfestival.com for more information and a timeline of events.
August 12: Back to School Celebration Friday from 5:30-9pm at The Putnam County Recreation Department.
September 30th: Briar Patch Arts Festival from 10am-3pm on the Putnam County Courthouse Lawn
October 27th: Halloween Fest from 7:00-9:00pm, come participate in the costume contest (all ages welcome) by showing off your most creative costume ideas at the Eatonton Cotton Warehouse. Also, Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as October’s Movie in the Briarpatch.
October 28th: Georgia/Florida Tailgate The Community Event Stage and Activity Center 124A N. Jefferson Ave behind The Eatonton Cotton Warehouse – (The Game will begin at 3:30pm) 2:00pm to 7:00pm Saturday October 28.
November 25: Small Business Saturday. Shop local and support your downtown merchants
December 9: Christmas in the Briar Patch- The Arts and Crafts Bazaar will be held in the Eatonton Cotton Warehouse at 118 N. Jefferson Ave in downtown Eatonton from 2pm to 7pm. The Light Up The Night Christmas Parade will start at 6pm. Photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Gazebo on the Putnam County Courthouse Lawn will take place after the Parade. The Gazebo has been kindly donated by Outdoor-Options which you can find at 995 Milledgeville Road Eatonton GA. You can call them for all your outdoor needs at 478 746 0001.