Spring has sprung in Milledgeville, Georgia bringing with it a calendar blooming with vibrant events! Whether you're seeking artistic inspiration, toe-tapping tunes, or outdoor adventures, Milledgeville has something for everyone this April. Mark your calendars and get ready for 10 can't-miss events!

Arthealthy Festival

Arthealthy Festival (Saturday, April 13th, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Dive into wellness and celebrate the 8th annual Arthealthy Festival on Georgia College’s Front Campus! This lively event merges art, health education, and recreation, promoting healthy living and fitness for all ages. Expect a designated "Kid Zone" for the little ones, energetic aerobic workouts to get your blood pumping, a variety of healthy food options, and vendors from across the southeast that join to create an unforgettable experience.

Huffs Sign

Happy Kids at Huff's Market (Saturday, April 13th, 10:00 a.m. & Recurring Select Saturdays)

Equip your little ones with valuable life skills at Huff's Market's "Happy Kids" program. Held on select Saturdays at 10:00 a.m., this program focuses on emotional regulation, impulse control, stress management, body awareness, and confidence building – all through the fun and engaging world of yoga! Perfect for toddlers and early elementary-aged children who can walk confidently this program requires adult supervision. Tickets are $15 for one pair or $25 for two children and one adult. Registered families save 10% on any Huff’s breakfast or lunch item. 

Central State Hospital trolley

Central State Hospital Campus Trolley Tour (Saturday, April 13th, 11:30 a.m. & Recurring Select Saturdays)

Central State Hospital is one of Milledgeville’s most complex landmarks. In the 1960s, this site was known as the largest mental institution in the United States, with over 12,000 patients and 6,000 employees. This captivating two-hour tour, led by a former hospital employee, offers a transparent look at the multifaceted history of this iconic Georgia site. Explore the evolution of the institution, from its founding in 1842 to its present-day role serving over 200 patients. Witness the ongoing redevelopment efforts as you learn about current patient treatment practices. Tickets are $30 per person and pre-purchase is highly recommended.

82nd Airborne

82nd Airborne Division Band & Chorus Performance at Georgia Military College (Thursday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.)

Gear up for an unforgettable evening of music. Head to Georgia Military College on Thursday, April 18th, for a captivating performance by the renowned 82nd Airborne Division All-American Band and Chorus. From powerful ceremonial pieces to lively jazz and rock ensembles, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended for this not-to-be-missed event. 

Milly Market

The Milly Farmers Market (Friday, April 19th, 4:00 p.m. and recurring on the first and third Fridays)

Browse a bounty of seasonal produce, handcrafted goods, and unique finds at the Milly Farmers Market. A bi-monthly event, attendees will discover locally sourced vegetables and fruits bursting with flavor, alongside beautiful wildflower bouquets. Looking for cleaner options? Support sustainable and ethical sourcing practices with locally raised meats like pork, duck, and rabbit. Treat yourself to freshly baked bread and pastries or explore a variety of natural skincare products and handmade treasures. Located at 222 E. Hancock St., The Milly Market offers something for everyone!

Kayaking on Oconee River

Full Moon Float on the Oconee River (Saturday, April 20th, 7:30 p.m.)

Embark on an enchanting nighttime adventure with Oconee Outfitter's Full Moon Float! Kayak down the Oconee River in the glow of the full moon. Rentals are available for single and tandem kayaks or canoes, with options for those bringing their own boats. Make your reservations in advance to secure your spot on this unique experience.

Music at the Mansion

Music at the Mansion (Saturday, April 20th, 6:00 p.m.)

Pack a picnic basket, grab a blanket, and join fellow music lovers on the lawn of Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion for an evening of delightful music. "Music at the Mansion" transforms the grounds into a delightful venue for a picnic pops concert featuring various ensembles from Georgia College's Department of Music. This outdoor event (weather permitting) offers a suggested donation of $5, with proceeds benefiting Mansion programming and the Georgia College Department of Music. 

Addams Family

The Addams Family: A Musical Comedy (Friday, April 26th & Saturday, April 27th, 7:00 p.m.)

Get ready for a spooky good time! Georgia Military College Prep School presents "The Addams Family: A Musical Comedy" on Friday and Saturday, April 26th & 27th, at 7:00 PM. Don't miss this captivating production filled with laughter, music, and toe-tapping excitement. Tickets are just $10, offering an affordable opportunity to experience the charm of this classic tale brought to life by talented student actors.

Trolley at Mansion in fall

Children's Trolley Tour: Our Fire Heroes (Saturday, April 27th, 11:30 a.m.)

Spark a love for learning and celebrate our brave firefighters with the "Children's Trolley Tour: Our Fire Heroes," perfect for kids aged 3 to 8. This exciting adventure begins with a captivating storytime session, followed by a sing-along trolley ride to a local fire station. Attendees get to experience firefighting gear demonstrations and explore the impressive fire trucks up close! Tickets are $12 per person. Reserve your spot today for this educational and fun-filled adventure.

Jazzfest Georgia College

Jazz Fest at Georgia College (Saturday, April 27th, 4:00 p.m.)

Immerse yourself in the smooth sounds of jazz at Georgia College's Jazz Fest! Enjoy live performances by the University's Jazz Band and other featured artists, including guest trombonist Marshall Gilkes. Head to Georgia College's Front Campus for an outdoor concert under the stars. Pack a picnic and let the music whisk you away!

Don't miss out on the lively events blooming alongside the spring flowers in Milledgeville this April! From music and art to outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone’s interest. Be sure to mark your calendars and get ready for a month filled with excitement in Milledgeville. For everyday fun, check out the Top Things To Do In Milledgeville This Spring.