Visitor Guide

Exciting Events in Rome You Must See

Posted January 31, 2018 by Nic Diaz in Events

Valentine’s Themed Events

Rome Community HeART Project – Feb. 1 – 28

HeART

Map of all HeART Locations Downtown

The Rome Area Council for the Arts (RACA) partnered with Redmond Regional Medical Center to bring a community art project to Rome for the month of February. Local concrete artist, Bill Thornton, created each sculpture (or HeART) as a hollow form covered with a skim of concrete. Using the medium of their choice, local artists have taken the HeARTs and truly created unique pieces of art, conveying a message of heart health awareness. See all the beautiful HeARTs next time you stroll Downtown throughout the month of February!

Candy for My Valentine at the Last Stop Gift Shop – Feb. 13 – FREE EVENT

This is the tastiest event of the season! Guests can sample several amazing, unique and delicious chocolate creations made by Rome native, Nan Selman. These candies are the perfect treat for yourself or can be taken home to friends and loved ones. What better way to share the love than with chocolate!

Nan Selman

A handmade chocolate bouquet by Nan Selman

Valentunes VI – What’s Old is New Again – Feb. 11 – FREE EVENT

Rome’s 50-member community chorus, The Three Rivers Singers, will present “Valentunes for Valentines VI – What’s Old Is New Again.” Len Willingham, music director, will conduct and Joan Hill will accompany. They will present a delightful afternoon of romantic music, including favorites by George Gershwin, Billy Joel, Duke Ellington, Rogers and Hart, Elvis Presley and others. Heritage Hall is located at the corner of Glen Milner Boulevard and East Third Avenue in downtown Rome.

Kid Friendly Valentines Cupcakes and Craft – Feb. 10

Join us for a festive, family and kid friendly Cupcakes & Crafts Party at the workshop! Choose to make any of our NEW Free Standing Mini Block Signs (Totally kid friendly!) Choose from multiple designs for boys and girls and choose from over 50 paint colors! Choose one of two sessions.

St. Patrick’s Themed Events

Georgia’s Rome – Go Green Vegetarian Flavor Tour – March 10

Since everyone is starting to wear green ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, why not go green instead? With bold and unique flavors, you even a carnivore can find a new favorite!

Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon – March 17

Join Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation and Harbin Clinic for the most St. Patrick’s Day fun at the Leprechaun-a-thon 5k run and 2mi health walk! This year it is back at night and full of more glow, more foam, and more bubbles!

8th Annual Ginger Pride Parade – March 17

Since 2011, we pale, we freckly, we brave few, we gingers have taken to the streets (the shady side) to have a good time while also demonstrating the power of humor to deflect bullying. Al family event for all. Held in beautiful, historic Downtown Rome.

St. PETrick’s Day Parade

See adorable pets dressed in green for the annual St. PETrick’s parade down Broad Street, presented by the Rome-Floyd Humane Society!

Georgia’s Rome St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl Flavor Tour – March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style, with an immersive bar crawl and flavor experience like no other. Follow the guide through several of Rome’s most iconic craft beer bars and pubs, while sampling Roman takes on traditional Irish cuisine! Tickets available soon!

Other Exciting Events

Concerts & Cocktails – Feb. 22

Enjoy dinner and live entertainment with Julie Bearden Carver & Guests at the wonderful Harvest Moon Cafe in our vibrant downtown Rome!

Rome Symphony Orchestra Presents “Cinderella” opera with the Peach State Band – Feb. 24

The Rome Symphony Orchestra chamber orchestra joins with the Peach State Opera Company, one of the South’s foremost educational opera touring companies. This English language edition is fast paced and beautifully sung.

BCTC Presents “Urinetown” – March 1 – 4

In this Tony-winning musical set the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets. If the poor don’t obey the strict laws prohibiting free urination, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown.”

Berry Half Marathon ~ 10K ~ 5K – March 10

Join runners from across the Southeast as they experience the largest campus in the world on foot – Berry College’s 27,000 acre wonderland, packed with miles and miles of historic buildings, pristine forest, and diverse wildlife. Run among some of Berry’s 1,200+ deer and enjoy the hospitality of our school/college volunteers!

Concerts & Cocktails – March 15

Enjoy dinner and live entertainment with Dr. Alex Wasserman at the wonderful La Scala Bistro in our vibrant Downtown Rome!

Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival – March 16

If it’s St. Patrick’s Day, it is time for Northwest Georgia’s premier annual three-day storytelling festival: Big Fibbers. The 2018 Festival will feature Emmy-award winning teller, Bobby Norfolk, and Oracle-award winning teller, Sherry Norfolk and other tellers.

Rome Little Theatre Presents – Seussical – March 16 – 25

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge–not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Jeanne Robertson – Humorist – March 17

Join us for a St. Patrick’s evening you will never forget with American humorist and motivational speaker Jeanne Robertson! Winner of the coveted “Cavett Award” for speaking, Ms. Robertson charms audiences nationally with her original and hilarious stories.

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