Explore events in Eatonton-Putnam County, Georgia. From festivals to theater performances, there is always something on the calendar between the lakes!
January 18: The Drifters You don’t need to be Under the Boardwalk to see this entertaining beach group. You can enjoy them from the comfort of the Plaza Arts Center on January 18th. Tickets on sale now Please call the box office at 706-923-1655 or go to http://plazacenter.org/events/ for more information.
January 20: Coffee and Canvas join The Artisan’s Village at the Eatonton-Putnam County Library from 10am-12pm for their 2nd Coffee and Canvas Program. There is a $10.00 registration to cover the cost of the supplies. The program is open to adults and young adults. The class is limited to 12 people so please call (706)485-6768 or message The Library on Facebook to register. Please pay for the registration before the class.
January 20: Bryan White at the ECW Come out and watch 6 #1 Hits and Grammy Award winning country music artist Bryan White perform at the Eatonton Cotton Warehouse. There will be an opening act of Tim Cadiere and a closing act of Ronnie Pittman too. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
January 28: Meet the Author Daren Wang The Georgia Writers Museum will host a Meet the Author event on Sunday, January 28, 2018, from two to four in the afternoon. Come meet Daren Wang and hear the story that inspired his book. Also, at the event, see the lovely quilt hand-made by Mrs. Flossie Hamm. The quilt depicts symbols used by the Underground Railroad system to help escaped slaves travel safely. For reservations, call 706-991-5119 and leave a message if no one is in the office. Reservations are $10 per person. Online sales begin January 8th.
February 9: The Swingin’ Medallions at 8:00PM, dance the night away at the Eatonton Cotton Warehouse with this popular beach music band. Tickets sales will benefit the Circle Ranch and can be purchased online at their website circleranchinc.org or at the door. Purchase online and in advance for $35 concert-only tickets. Tickets that include dinner and a table are also available.
February 9-17: Witness for the Prosecution– Are you ready for some Courtroom Drama? The Plaza Alliance for the Performing Arts presents a revival of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution on February 8, 9, 10, and 15, 16, 17 in 2018. PAPA presented Witness for the Prosecution during the Fall of 1983 in the main courtroom of the Putnam County Courthouse. Permission has been obtained to repeat this production in the main courtroom. Go to http://plazacenter.org/events/ for details or to purchase tickets.
February 10: Fire and Ice Festival at The Plaza Arts Center from 5pm- 8pm, Eatonton Main Street presents the 2nd Annual Fire and Ice Festival. Fire Performers will be “Array of Light,” and “Kyo Flow,” and K&Z Ice Carvings will provide the sculpting entertainment. There will be Special Appearances Anna and Elsa from Frozen! This event is free to the public. Concessions will be available. For more information, visit http://www.eatontonmainstreet.com/
February 12: Valentine’s Day Rock Painting Class Come to the Putnam County Library’s Valentine’s Day Rock Painting Program on February 12 from 3:00PM-4:00PM. You will get to paint a rock that will be placed in the library’s Kindness Rock Garden outside. Sandy Gilman, Realtor of Drake Realty, will be sponsoring the program for us. We look forward to seeing you there.
February 22: Alice Walker Birthday Party The Eatonton-Putnam County Library is partnering with the Georgia Writers Museum for our Alice Walker Birthday Celebration and Open Mic night from 5:30-7:30pm at the Library. Everyone is welcome to attend this event and share a piece of work you have written or piece of work you have selected from another poet/writer. Light refreshments will be served.
March 17: The Big Event presented by Lake Oconee Builders Association for a one day event of home expertise from local gurus and craftsmen; how-to sessions and demonstrations; fun for the kids; giveaways; celebrity appearances and much more. This is a free community event to attend. For more information regarding this event, please visit: http://www.thebigeventga.com/
March 24: Easter Egg Hunt – Free event at the Putnam County Recreation Dept. from 10am-12pm. There will also be crafts, bounce houses, and photo opportunities with the easter bunny. There will be 4 different hunts to correspond with different age groups. call (706) 485-8565 for more information.
April 14: Craft Beer Festival featuring the Matt Brantley Band at the Eatonton Cotton Warehouse! https://www.eatontoncottonwarehouse.com/
April 23: Sweet Tee Off Golf Tournament annual fundraising tournament put on by the Chamber of Commerce and the Plaza Arts Center at the Cuscowilla Golf Course. Please contact (706) 485-7701 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in or sponsoring this event.
May 5: Cinco De Mayo Celebration at the Eatonton Cotton Warehouse. more info at https://www.eatontoncottonwarehouse.com/
June 2: Dairy Festival gather on the courthouse lawn for Eatonton’s largest annual festival. This event begins with a peachtree qualifying 10K race and a community parade. Then the fun begins with live animal demonstrations, live music, and free ice cream. This is a can’t miss event. More information for vendors, visitors, and parade applicants available at http://www.putnamcountydairyfestival.com/
July 27-29: Crazy for You presented by PAPA at the Plaza Arts Center
October 1: 19th Annual Taste of Eatonton Join the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the area’s culinary expertise on Monday, October 1st on The Plaza Arts Center lawn. From 6:30-8:30pm, ticket holders will have the pleasure of tasting samples from over 20 local restaurants, caterers, and vendors. Tickets go on sale September 1st.