Explore events in Eatonton-Putnam County, Georgia. From festivals to theater performances, there is always something on the calendar between the lakes!
June 2: 40th Annual Torture Trail Road Races To officially kick off the Putnam County Dairy Festival, join the Torture Trail 10k and One Mile Fun Run. The start/finish is located at the First United Methodist Church on North Madison Avenue. Both races will begin at 8:00AM and will be run on paved streets in and around Eatonton, GA. Stained Glass Awards will be given to Overall M/F, Masters M/F, and top three M/F in age groups beginning 14 and under through 70 and over. To register, visit https://ibankfmb.com/torture-trail-road-races/. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS.
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/
June 4 – 8: Camp Broadway – Registration is OPEN for Camp Broadway at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton, GA! Camps are open to children ages 6 – 14 and no previous experience is required. Cost is $100 per child. Visit plazacenter.org or call 706-923-1655 for more info and to register.
June 8: Back N Black, an ACDC Tribute Band will be performing at the Eatonton Cotton Warehouse starting at 8:00pm. visit https://www.eatontoncottonwarehouse.com/ for more information.
June 9: Meet me at the Plaza Outdoor Concert Series- Shows are from 7:00 -10:00 PM. The RX Band, formed in 1995 in Milledgeville, will kick off the series with some great dance music, southern and classic rock, and oldies! Bring your coolers, chairs, blankets, and we’ll provide the live music! We’ll also have delicious BBQ plates for sale. Tickets available at plazacenter.org. Kids 12 and under are free!
June 9: Poetry Reading at The Folks Art Come to Eatonton’s newest art and community creative space from 7 – 9 PM to honor the rich literary heritage of our town! Local poets, writers, storytellers, and songwriters are welcome to bring their work to read, perform, or play. For more information, call 828-557-6954. Located at 119 S Jefferson Ave., Eatonton, GA 31024
June 11: Sweet Tee Off Golf Tournament annual fundraising tournament is 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.
June 14: Dual Vision Reception for the 2nd Annual Exhibit Artists of The Artisans Village Guild will portray their vision of photographs taken by members of the Associated Photographers of Lake Oconee. The photographers’ and the artists’ works are incredible. The reception will be at 7pm on June 14, but the exhibit will be in the Gallery through August 4th. Please don’t miss this very exceptional show!
June 16: Juneteenth Celebration In celebration of the African American ‘Freedom Day,’ commemorating the emancipation of slavery, Putnam County hosts its first annual Juneteenth Celebration. The parade will begin at 10 am, with the festival following from 11 am to 3 pm at Jimmy Davis Park. The festival will feature food, games, and crafts for the youth, as well as gospel music, a talent show, award ceremony, and more. Supporters can go to www.thehillstory.com to register for the parade, nominate Community Award recipients, and to sign up for the baking and barbecue cook-off.
June 22: Animal Encounter/Wildlife Presentation Calling all kids! Rock Eagle will be at the Eatonton-Putnam County Library from 2 to 3 pm demonstrating what to do during an animal encounter and give a wildlife presentation.
June 23: Yacht Rock Schooner will be performing at the Eatonton Cotton Warehouse starting at 8:00pm. Come out to hear the smooth sounds of the late 70’s and early 80’s. visit https://www.eatontoncottonwarehouse.com/ for more information.
July 14: Meet Me at the Plaza Outdoor Concert Series Hank, Pattie, and the Current–Progressive Bluegrass from NC! We are excited to announce a newcomer to the Plaza Outdoor Stage. Take a listen to their sound on our website! https://plazacenter.org/meet-me-at-the-plaza-july/
July 16 – 20: Art Camp – Registration is OPEN for Art Camp at the Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton, GA! Camps are open to children ages 6 – 14 and no previous experience is required. Cost is $100 per child. Visit plazacenter.org or call 706-923-1655 for more info and to register.
July 27-29: Crazy for You presented by PAPA at the Plaza Arts Center
August 18: Meet Me at the Plaza Outdoor Concert Series Kurt Thomas Band – Back by popular demand! If you saw Kurt Thomas perform last year, you know why he got invited back a second year in a row! If you missed the show due to the weather last year…don’t miss this country boy and his amazing list of covers and original music.
September 22: Briar Patch Arts Festival Come to the Putnam County Courthouse Lawn from 10am-3pm to enjoy arts, crafts, food, and entertainment. Visit Downtown Eatonton’s Website HERE to find out more about their calendar of events.
September 27: Lake Country Juried Art Exhibition is the year’s highlight! This second annual competition is sponsored by The Artisans Village Guild of Eatonton, GA. To enter, go to: https://www.theartisansvillageguild.com/bio
The Exhibit will be at the Gallery from September 27th until November 2nd.
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.