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July

ABBAJuly 3: OPAS Presents: Arrival from Sweden, The Music of ABBA Experience the Music of ABBA! Arrival from Sweden will transport you back to the '70's as they bring back to life the iconic music, fashion and energy of ABBA! For more information visit http://www.opas.org.

Space JamJuly 11: Movies in the Briar Patch: "Space Jam" Eatonton Main Street Presents: Movies in the Briar Patch: "Space Jam." Starts at 8:30 p.m. Bring your blankets and chairs downtown for a FREE MOVIE UNDER THE STARS! Movies begin at Sunset. Movie refreshments available for purchase. For more information call 706-749-9150.

Ice creamJuly 18: Ice Cream Festival at Crooked Pines Farm Join us for our first ever Ice Cream Festival at Crooked Pines Farm on Saturday, July 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be ice cream samples, an Ice Cream Queen pageant, a popsicle sculpture contest, a homemade ice cream competition, in both a Back Porch and Local Creamery division, live entertainment and more! To enter the pageant, compete in the homemade ice cream competition or to sponsor our event, please visit http://www.crookedpinesfarm.com/ice-cream-festival.html!

a1aJuly 18: MEET ME AT THE PLAZA- A1A A1A is returning to The Plaza this summer! That's right, the official and original Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band is ready to turn The Plaza Lawn into a Beach Party once again! Tickets are $12 in Advance and $15 at the Gate! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com to purchase tickets.

Fifth FridayJuly 31: Fifth Fridays in the Briar Patch Fifth Fridays in the Briar Patch. 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Come enjoy Downtown Eatonton for extended business hours, specials, live music from Sweet Harmony, and a cash prize scavenger hunt! FREE EVENT. For more information contact Eatonton Main Street, 706-749-9150 or eatontonmainstreet@outlook.com.

August

Matt RogersAugust 22: MEET ME AT THE PLAZA- Matt Rogers Band The Last but certainly not least act for the summer concert series is Eatonton native, Matt Rogers and his band. Bringing the freshest sound in country music, Matt Rogers delivers his unique approach to entertainment every time he steps in front of a microphone. As a singer and a songwriter, Matt's original music is rich with emotion and struggle. As a cover musician, he brings a unique texture to songs and presents them in a different way-without disturbing the integrity of the original version. Today, Matt is performing all across the south. He has recorded a five-song demo EP and has just released two new singles. Produced by industry giants Dino Pastin and JoAnn Berry, "I Was Raised" and "Please Come to Boston" have already created waves of enthusiasm with music executives in Nashville. Tickets are $12 in Advance and $15 at the Gate! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com to purchase tickets.

September

swingSeptember 11: OPAS Presents: The Swing Dolls Mark your calendars for this special date, A tribute to our Service Men and Woman! This dynamic femaile vocal trio has been thrilling audiences nationwide for over 10 years with their stunning close harmonies, dazzling costumes and stylish choreography! For more information visit http://www.opas.org.

Parents Night OutSeptember 26: Parents' Night Out National headlining comedians Karen Morgan & Jim Colliton join together in this funny show about parenting, marriage & family. Jim and Karen are both happily married - just not to each other - so they bring both perspectives of parenting to the stage. Through stand-up comedy and hilarious audience participation, Karen and Jim take you on a wild ride through the insane world that is family. Whether you are a parent or you have parents, you will love this show. So get a baby sitter! You deserve a Parents Night Out! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com to purchase tickets.

October

Taste of EatontonOctober 5: Taste of Eatonton Join us from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and make sure you bring your appetite! Stop by your favorite local restaurants for the area's largest foodie event at The Plaza Arts Center! Each year, this event gets bigger and bigger! We expect over 25 restaurants participating in 2015! Visit www.tasteofeatonton.com for updated information closer to the event.

Cemetery TourOctober 22: Cemetery Tour The 6th Annual Historical Cemetery Tour! It's an Eatonton favorite! A light supper is included in your ticket price, so come out and make a night of it. Supper will be served from 5:00-6:00 PM. The Tour buses will leave The Plaza at 6:15 PM to take guests to Pine Grove Cemetery, where your tour begins at 6:30 PM. The Ghost Walk is about an hour and a half long and golf carts will be available for those needing assistance. Guests will visit the gravesites of many of Eatonton's luminaries, where live actors will portray the inhabitants and will bring history to life. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com to purchase tickets.

Fifth FridayOctober 30: Fifth Fridays in the Briar Patch Fifth Fridays in the Briar Patch. 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Come enjoy Downtown Eatonton for extended business hours, specials, Movies in the Briar Patch on the courthouse lawn, and much more! FREE EVENT. For more information contact Eatonton Main Street, 706-749-9150 or eatontonmainstreet@outlook.com

Monsters, Inc.October 30: Movies in the Briar Patch: "Monsters, Inc." 6:30 PM - Eatonton Main Street Presents: Movies in the Briar Patch: "Monsters, Inc." Bring your blankets and chairs downtown for a FREE MOVIE UNDER THE STARS! Movies begin at Sunset. Movie refreshments available for purchase. For more information call 706-749-9150..

Briar Patch ArtsOctober 31: The Briar Patch Arts FestivalThe Annual Briar Patch Arts Festival will be another spectacular, unique arts festival from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in downtown Eatonton. Specialty arts and crafts vendors will be showcasing handmade soaps, photography, paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood working, handmade glassware, clothing, potted plants, children's items and much more. Live entertainment on the Music Stage will keep you tapping your toes. For more information, contact the Eatonton Mainstreet Office (706) 749-9150 or visit www.eatontonmainstreet.com.

November

OysterNovember 7: Oyster Roast The Annual Oyster Roast is a big fundraiser for the Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation and it's also a great night filled with good food, friends and fun! The Oyster Roast will be held at Stepback, GA and live entertainment will be provided along with ALL YOU CAN EAT Steamed and Raw Oysters and Chicken Gumbo. Beer and Wine are also included in the ticket price. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com to purchase tickets.

1940sNovember 13-15 & 20-21: PAPA Presents 1940s Radio Hour Fabled WOV, a seedy little New York radio station, takes to the air on December 21, 1942 (about a year into the U.S. involvement in World War II), this time to record a broadcast for the troops overseas. The narrative concerns the harassed producer, the leading singer who is often drunk, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mic, and the young trumpet-player who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com to purchase tickets.

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.

December

Christmas in the Briar PatchDecember 5: 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 www.eatontonmainstreet.com or call 706-749-9150.

Christmas ParadeDecember 5: 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 www.eatontonmainstreet.com or call 706-749-9150.

Christmas AvenueDecember 6: 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 www.theplazaartscenter.com to purchase tickets.

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