Back to Things To Do
Join us on Thanksgiving Night when people and families alike flood downtown to look up at the beautiful Canopy of Lights! Each year Santa Claus makes a special visit to Downtown Moultrie to see the children and kick off the Christmas season. When you explore, you will find live reindeer, pony rides, a train, and more.
Downtown shops begin to open at 4 pm, just two hours before the Canopy of Lights is turned on for the season. After you watch the lights come on, take a stroll around downtown to visit the many shops and restaurants that are open.
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.
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.
Moultrie’s newest event takes place the Second Saturday of every month from March – October (excluding July.) On the Second Saturday of every month, store owners stay open late, and starting at 5 PM, if you’re 21-years-old or older, you can get an event armband and cup from participating restaurants. The armbands and cups allow you to sip and stroll outside with beer and wine. Then, at 7:30 PM, a band will take the stage and perform until 9:30 PM.
Music Under the Magnolia Downtown Jamboree is the perfect event to attend in the fall. By November, temperatures have started to drop in South Georgia, making it the ideal time to sample chili from different contestants in Moultrie’s Chili Cook-off. Participating merchants will have racks of clothes outside for you to browse through and buy as part of a Downtown wide Sidewalk Sale. If activities are what you enjoy, sign up for the Cornhole Tournament and compete to see if you’ll be named the champion! A bouncy house and other kid-friendly activities will be set up for your little ones to enjoy around the square. And of course, what would Music under the Magnolia be without magnificent music!?! Live music will be played throughout the event; then, the featured band will take the stage at Lewis Hill Amphitheater at 7:00 PM.
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.