Festivals and Events

Bainbridge and Decatur County are hosts to numerous events and happenings throughout the year. There are bass fishing tournaments, festivals, historical tours, parades and more. There is sure to be something that you will enjoy.

Festivals and Events (listed chronologically):

Annual Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Ceremony:

  • Held annually in January. Tickets are available at the Chamber. Don't miss this memorable and very fun evening which awards our community leaders and is a great recap of the work of the Chamber and our community from the previous year.
  • Awards presented include Peace Officer of the Year, Kiwanis Club Man of the Year, Pilot Club Woman of the Year, Academic and Goal Award winners from Bainbridge College, Community Service Award, Chamber Ambassador of the Year and the Small Business of the Year.

Memorial Hospital Foundation Derby Night

  • Date: TBA

River Town Days - Presented by the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce and our Sponsors

  • Location: Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge, GA
  • Date: March10-11, 2017
  • Contact: Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce
  • For more information, call the Chamber office at 229-246-4774 or email info@bainbridgegachamber.com
  • Find applications under "News" tab

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Downtown Sizzlin' Hot Sidewalk Sale:

  • Location: Downtown Bainbridge
  • Date: Friday before July 4 at 10 a.m.

July 4th Celebration:

  • Location: Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge, GA
  • Date: Evening of July 4th
  • Contact Information: City of Bainbridge 229-248-2000 http://www.bainbridgecity.com
  • Celebration typically includes a program of music to be presented at the Performing Arts Center. Enjoy entertainment, food and FIREWORKS.  Free to the public.

Flint River Showdown Drag Race:

  • Location: Flint River at the Earle May Boat Basin Park in Bainbridge
  • Date: Held annually the 2nd weekend in September.
  • Contact Information: Decatur County Firefighters Association
  • Paid admission.

Pumpkin Festival:

  • Location: Spring Hill Tree Farm located at 795 Woodhull Road.
  • Date: TBA
  • Contact: www.springhilltreefarm.com or 229-246-2231
  • 4 acre crop maze and a specially sized kids maze.
  • The pumpkin patch at Spring Hill Tree Farm is open every weekend in October. Saturdays from 10-6 and Sundays from 12:30-6 PM.

Munchkin Masquerade:

  • Location: Downtown Bainbridge
  • Date: TBA
  • Contact Information: The City of Bainbridge 229-248-2000
  • Downtown merchants provide "tricks or treats" to kids of all ages. There is also a costume contest and a pumpkin contest.

Decatur County Fair:

  • Location: Decatur County Fair Grounds, 1213 Vada Road
  • Date: TBA
  • Contact Information: Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce
  • The Fair is a week long event with exhibits, vendors, entertainment, food and rides for all ages.  Paid admission.

Annual Agriculture Appreciation Luncheon

  • Annual event held to recognize our farmers for the food and fiber they produce.
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 (Invite only)
  • 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Holiday Open House:

  • Location: Bainbridge, GA
  • Date: Sunday before Thanksgiving from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Contact Information: Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce or Downtown Development office at 229-248-2000.
  • This event kicks off the Christmas season with stores open on Sunday afternoon from 1-5 p.m.

Swine Time:

  • Location: Climax, GA
  • Date: First Saturday after Thanksgiving
  • Contact Information: Call 229-246-3300 or write P.O. Box 131 Climax, GA 39834
  • Event includes a parade, numerous contests, food and arts and crafts.

City of Bainbridge Christmas Parade:

  • Location: Bainbridge, GA
  • Date: Second Thursday in December at 6:30 p.m.
  • Contact Information: City of Bainbridge 229-248-2000

Yuletide Jubilee:

  • Location: Downtown Bainbridge
  • Date: First Thursday in December
  • Contact Information: City of Bainbridge 229-248-2000
  • A community holiday celebration featuring the lighting of the Community Christmas tree, shopping, caroling, and much more.

Other Attractions and Happenings:

  • Heritage Tour of Homes
  • Bainbridge Little Theatre
  • Firehouse Gallery
  • Oak City Cemetery Living History Tour
  • Decatur County Historical Museum
  • Touch-A-Truck



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P.O. Box 755, Bainbridge, GA 39818



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