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Visit Historic Downtown Moultrie, GA where, you can stroll, shop, and dine in over 30 specialty shops and restaurants. Whether you are shopping for clothes, gifts, jewelry, or furniture, Downtown Moultrie has something for everyone. After strolling and browsing through many of Downtown’s specialty shops, relax and enjoy a meal in any of the unique restaurants.
More than 9,000 lights come alive as the traditional Canopy of Lights illuminates over Downtown Moultrie. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. every Thanksgiving Night. The Canopy of Lights shines bright every night Thanksgiving through New Years’. Enjoy shopping, pony rides, Santa, live reindeer, musical entertainment, character stilt walkers, and more.
Visit Downtown Moultrie the third weekend in April for The Spring Fling and Backyard BBQ Festival. You can enjoy arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, a BBQ competition, and more.
Attend the most festive parade in Georgia on the second Thursday in December at 6:00 p.m. All organizations and businesses are invited to participate in the parade. This traditional parade is becoming known as one of the largest in South Georgia. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a night of Christmas cheer.
The 2020 Festival of Lights Christmas Parade theme is “Home for the Holidays.”
The Colquitt County Arts Center is a landmark for the artistic community. Formed in 1987, the Arts Center offers lessons in dance, music, visual, and performing arts year-round. Enjoy world-renown exhibits throughout the year as well as collections on permanent display. The Colquitt County Arts Center’s address is 401 7th Avenue Southwest, Moultrie. www.colquittcountyarts.com
Discover the history of Colquitt County. Maintained by volunteers, the Museum welcomes visitors for
tours of special exhibits and permanent displays. Museum hours are Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday’s 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. The Museum of Colquitt County History is open for tours anytime through the week. If you call, they will make sure someone is available to guide you through the Museum. The number is 229-890-1626. The Museum’s address is 4th Avenue & 5th Street, SE.
The mission of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System is to ensure that the citizens of Colquitt County have the right and the means to free and open access to ideas and information which are fundamental to a democracy. The Library will protect intellectual freedom, promote literacy, encourage lifelong learning, and provide library materials and information sources in a variety of formats. The library’s address 204 5th Street, Southeast.
The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library was made possible by a bequest from Ellen Ashby Payne Odom. Mrs. Odom was a trustee of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library and very interested in genealogy. She was an accomplished musician as well as an active leader in the 4-H Program and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Her interest in genealogy led to her membership in the Huguenot Society and the UDC. She co-authored two books: A History of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library and Colquitt County Confederate Soldiers. At her death, it was revealed that she had bequeathed the proceeds of the sale of her land and home to the library for the purpose of building a genealogy library in Moultrie. The Odom Library was built in 1988-1989. Today, the Odom Library operates on the interest from her estate. www.mccls.org
Reed Bingham State Park is a popular recreation area situated along the county lines of Colquitt and Cook Counties. The 1,620-acre park encompasses a 375-acre lake, a 3.5-mile nature trail which includes a cypress swamp, a pitcher plant bog, and other habitats representative of South Georgia. Campgrounds and areas for picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, biking, and even a miniature golf course are available to the public. Paddlers can rent canoes and kayaks to explore this beautiful lake lined with fragrant water lilies and tupelo trees. Guided pontoon boat tours are sometimes offered during events. The beachside pavilion, picnic shelters, and group shelters are scenic spots for parties, reunions, and other celebrations. Reed Bingham is less than six miles from I-75, making it a relaxing stop for travelers. It was named for Amos Reed Bingham, who was instrumental in having the park established.
Known as North America’s Premier Farm Show, the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo has more than 1200 exhibitors
showcasing the latest in farming technology. The Expo’s unique site has a 100-acre exhibit area adjoining a 600-acre working research farm. In the exhibit area, which includes outdoor and indoor exhibits, visitors will find every imaginable product or service a farm could ever need. Whether you are a large acreage production farmer or a weekend lifestyle farmer, the Expo is an event you don’t want to miss.
The Calico Arts and Crafts Show is a one-stop shopping extravaganza for Southwest Georgia and the surrounding area. You can find ornamental iron, home & garden décor, painted glass, antiques, whimsically painted children’s furniture, and much more, all in one location! Approximately 500 vendors attend the event to feature fine arts, handmade crafts, and hand-decorated items. The show has become an established, highly anticipated event held each March and November. Free parking and convenient access make it easy to start having fun immediately.
The popular Automotive Swap Meet is a bi-annual three-day automotive event with 70,000 square feet of inside space and over 4,000 outsides spaces. This event is an automobile lover’s dream with parts, tools, literature, equipment, antique and performance parts, crafts, and collectibles. Not to mention thousands of automobiles of many makes and models ranging in various stages of restoration. While at the Automotive Swap Meet swing by the auto auction and visit the many vendors.
Cyclists, walkers, and joggers can enjoy 7.2 miles of meandering trails that extend from Downtown Moultrie to the community airport. As part of the “Rails to Trails” program, the linear park replaced the old railroad tracks and now provides a scenic route for bikes and walking enthusiasts of all ages. The United Way Born Learning Trail provides a 200 square foot track with stations for parents and toddlers to improve interaction and education skills.