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Annual Events

Annual Events

Due to COVID-19 concerns, many annual events have been postponed or canceled. Please check our events calendar for the most accurate schedule. 

Making memories in Milledgeville is easy to do when you attend one of our events. From a historic doll wedding to local spooky spirits, plan to attend a local event and make your visit have an extra smile. 

Spring: Flowers are blooming and breezes are blowing making it the perfect time to get out and experience Milledgeville. You can do everything from guided mountain bike rides to browsing for veggies at The Green Market. Looking for a larger scale event? Music fans can relax and soak in the sounds at Georgia College’s annual JazzFest while film enthusiasts will love the multi-day Milledgeville-Eatonton Film Festival featuring a variety of international shorts. Whatever your preference, spring is a beautiful time for Milledgeville.

The Old Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville
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Old Governor's Mansion

Completed in 1839, Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion is one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the nation. Designed by noted architect Charles...

Summer: Temperatures are rising, but you can still have fun in Milledgeville! There’s so much to see and do from the lake to historic tours. Take in some live music, attend a boat show, cool off in an art gallery or even float down the Oconee River. You’ll never have summertime sadness here. 

Oconee River Greenway
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Oconee River Greenway

The Oconee River Greenway Park and Riverwalk offer trails, paths and boardwalks to walk, jog, bicycle, relax and enjoy the beauty and sounds of the Oconee River. The Greenway...

Fall: The leaves are falling and the air is getting cooler, but Milledgeville still has a ton to do to take in the fall season. Downtown streets are closed for our largest event, the Deep Roots Festival which plays host to an antique car show, live entertainment ranging from magicians to rock-and-roll, an artist market, a LittleRoots KidZone, and a MBN sanctioned BBQ cook-off. The cooling weather is ideal for a night of music outdoors at Lockerly Under the Stars.  If you are in the spooky mood, the Haunted Trolley Tour introduces you to the tales and characters that haunt our beautiful town.

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Deep Roots Festival

A long-time favorite of locals, tourists and college students alike, Deep Roots is a lively cultural arts and music festival that brings historic downtown Milledgeville to...

Winter: Don’t let the cold weather stop you from experiencing our charming town. Whether you want to get in the holiday spirit or just take in the winter landscape, Milledgeville is the perfect destination for you. You can hop aboard the “Polar Express” or enjoy the spectacular decorations inside Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion. Whatever you do, the winter magic is all around you in Milledgeville.

Old Governor's Mansion Christmas
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Christmas in Milledgeville

Each year around Christmastime the smell of fresh cut Frasier’s and chestnuts on the fire fill our town. The Old Governor’s Mansion transforms into a beautiful...

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