The new year is almost upon us, but there’s no reason to sit out the beginning of 2018.
Polar Plunge – Jan. 1, 2018 – Rolater Park, Cave Spring
Brave the cold and plunge into the icy waters of Rolater Park in this annual tradition!
Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding – Jan. 5 – 6 – Forum River Center Arena
4 L Rodeo and Forum River Center present the 13th Annual Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding at Forum River Center Friday night, January 5, 2018 and Saturday night January 6, 2018. Doors open at 6 PM and show begins at 8 PM. Bring the whole family to North Georgia’s premier event venue. After the event join everyone for the after party at Rome City Brewing Co. with Confederate Railroad.
Polar Bear Paddle – Jan. 13 – Grizzard Park
Join CRBI, Keep Rome Beautiful and Rome River’s E.C.O. Center for this six-mile paddle trip down the Etowah River from Grizzard Park to Heritage Park in Downtown Rome. This is a free event and complimentary canoes and kayaks are available on a first-to-register-first-serve basis. Donuts and hot chocolate will be provided along with motorized boats for safety purposes.
Georgia’s Rome Flavor Tours 2018 Kickoff – Jan. 20 – Downtown Rome
Embark on a new culinary experience in Downtown Rome. The Georgia’s Rome Flavor Tours will feature many restaurants on Broad Street in a progressive-style meal format; and will be held on the second Saturday of each month. A few more stops of some fresh flavors as well as delicious classics – $45 (Specialty Tour)
MLK Day Commencement, Luncheon & March
Participants will gather at 11 a.m. at Broad and First Avenue, and the march to Rome City Hall and the city auditorium starts at 11:30 a.m. The program will continue in the auditorium at noon, with Samuel White, an Atlanta motivational speaker and human rights activist, and the Rev. Kenny Ott, senior pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome, addressing the crowd. A free community lunch is then served at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill.
Rome Little Theatre Presents: Picasso at the Lapin Agile – Jan. 19 – 20 – DeSoto Theatre
This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism.