OPASJanuary 31: OPAS Presents: The 3rd Annual Oconee Idol Join us January 31st, at the Oconee Idol finals where YOU will play a part in choosing the winner by LIVE text voting for your favorite contestant! The winner will be awarded a $1000 cash prize with $500 for the 1st runner up and $250 for the 2nd runner up! Local judges, Jeffrey Wells of OPAS, Amy Reber of Lake Oconee Academy, and Michael Wells of Lakeside Church, are looking for the contestant with the best voice, best stage presence, and best entertainment value. Visit for more information .

MemoirJanuary 23: The Memoir Writing Workshop - Finding Your Memoir's Heart. Welcome to Georgia Writers Museum's first creative writing workshop. Taught by Georgia College Master of Fine Arts graduate, Kate St. Ives, this one day, three hour workshop will focus on memoir writing. The workshop will begin with a discussion of memoir writing as well as student goals and experiences, will move into readings from memoir / creative non-fiction essays, and then to a guided creative writing exercise followed by discussion. While the core of this class consists of the writing exercise and discussion, this class is intended not only for beginners, but for students at a variety of stages in the memoir writing process. The exercise will be designed to help students figure out either where to begin their stories, or how to ground and focus a work in progress. Class will be on Saturday, 23 January 2016, 10:00 - 1:00 at the Georgia Writers Museum. Register in advance. For more information call (706) 991-5119.




Tiny House FestivalMarch 4-6: Tiny House Festival First Annual Georgia Tiny House Festival will be held March 4-6, 2016 at beautiful Crooked Pines Farm. Be sure to reserve your spot for attending the Georgia Tiny House Festival before capacity is met and registration is closed. There will be a FREE Meet-and-Greet, Movie, and access to vendors. Concession sales will be available. Join us on Saturday for Festival events, lectures, presentations, entertainment, giveaways, Tool Seminar, and children activities for registered attendees. Join us Saturday night for an outdoor concert and entertainment for registered attendees. Click Here for more information

Willis ClanMarch 16: OPAS Presents: The Willis Clan As see on America's Got Talent and TLC, come see why the world has embraced this dazzling dozen of Irish American brothers and sisters in a fun, high energy, Celtic concert. Visit for more information

Easter Egg HuntMarch 26: Easter Egg Hunt Come join us for Eatonton's third annual Community Easter Egg Hunt! 10:00 AM at the Putnam County Recreation Center. There will be four age divided egg hunts, music, crafts, games, balloon animals, a bounce house, prizes, concessions and A VISIT FROM THE EASTER BUNNY! Bring your camera for photos! This event is being planned by Eatonton Main Street, The Putnam County Recreation Department, Pilot Club and Lions Club. We are seeking other organizational planning assistance and sponsorships. If you would like to help host, provide an activity or donate to the event, please contact us at 706-749-9150



Sweet Tee OffApril 25: Second Annual Sweet Tee Off The Second Annual Sweet Tee Off is set for April 25, 2016! Just like last year, this will be a tournament that you will not want to miss. We have gone above and beyond to bring players and sponsors alike anew experience that will never be forgotten. Make sure to sign up your team before January 2016 and you will have the ability to pay in monthly installments leading up to the event. Last year's Tee Gift were Maui Jim Sunglasses, and this year's will top that! For more information on sponsoring or to sign up a team, contact Maddie Atkinson at (706) 485-7701 or email her here



Salute SalonMay 17: OPAS Presents: Salute Salon This talented quartet wins audiences the world over not just with their undeniable virtuosity but also with their fun sense of humor and charming instrumental acrobatics. Salut Salon brings a fresh take on classical music and will leave you wanting more! Visit for more information .



Dairy FestivalJune 4: Putnam County Dairy Festival This year's dairy festival will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 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. As a tribute to the dairy industry and local dairy families, the festival acknowledges the success of Putnam County as a leading dairy county in Georgia. The festival engenders a feeling of good will and civic pride. Along with the festival, many other activities are planned which bring visitors and families back to the community such as class reunions, family gatherings, etc. Visit for more information and a timeline of events.











MerchantsNovember 20-21: Downtown Merchant Holiday Open House Friday from 5 pm - 7 pm. Kick off your holiday shopping in Downtown Eatonton! Stroll our candlelit streets and enjoy caroling, refreshments and specials in our shops. Specials continue through regular business hours on Saturday.




Christmas in the Briar PatchDecember 3: Christmas in the Briar Patch 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. This annual event is the perfect occasion to do some holiday shopping! Arts and crafts vendors line the court house lawn with everything from handmade pottery and painted ornaments to live floral arrangements and holiday party treats. In addition to the bazaar, our downtown shops will have holiday specials through 8:00 pm. Our lighted Christmas parade begins at 6:00 pm. FREE photos with Santa and Briar Patch Friends will take place after the parade (bring your camera)! For more information visit or call 706-749-9150.

Christmas ParadeDecember 3: Light Up the Night Christmas Parade 6:00 p.m.- Join us for our third annual lighted Christmas Parade! Lighted floats will travel down the main streets of Eatonton's historic district and make downtown come alive with holiday cheer! We are encouraging all local organizations, businesses, schools and churches to get involved. It's free to enter the parade! For more information visit or call 706-749-9150.

Christmas AvenueDecember 4: Christmas on the Avenue Come enjoy this annual holiday performance by the church choirs of Eatontons's North Madison Avenue. It's free but you must make a reservation. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit to purchase tickets.

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