Visitor Guide

Exciting Events in Rome You Must See

Posted February 5, 2019 by Nic Diaz in Events, Things to Do

February Events

Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People Exhibit – Thru Feb. 28 – Chieftains Museum

Ranging from 1845 to the 1960s, this portrait collection presents people of influence in the Cherokee tribe. From Cherokee leader and Confederate Colonel William Penn Adair to photographer Jennie Ross Cobb, these photographs illuminate Cherokee individuals and their roles within their tribe and communities.

Courtyard Rome Riverwalk Valentine’s Getaway – Feb. 14 & 15 – Courtyard Rome Riverwalk

Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine’s Day dinner & romantic getaway on February 14 or 15! Plan for a decadent dinner, a night out, or both!

River Arts District Playhouse Presents I Do! I Do! – Feb. 14 – March 3 – Makervillage

The folks behind the Rome Shakespeare Festival put on different shows at the Rivers Arts District Playhouse at Makervillage. I Do! I Do!  makes for a perfect evening out on the town for Valentine’s Day!

Adventure Film Festival Rome – Feb. 23 – DeSoto Theatre

Watch the spirit of adventure at the 2nd annual Adventure Film Festival Rome at the Historic DeSoto Theatre. This one-day, community-driven event showcases a hand-picked collection of the year’s most breathtaking, groundbreaking, independent films. These journeys and stories are where dreams are born and legends are made.

Harvest Moon Cafe Presents An Evening of Soul – Feb. 28 – Harvest Moon Cafe

Harvest Moon will host their next Orbit the World Dinner in the Moon River Venue just behind The Dark Side of the Moon. They are serving a delicious Southern Menu with soul music provided by Kevin Allen who performs blues, jazz and R&B.

Spring Events

Mardis Gras Party at the Vogue – March 2 – The Vogue

Come party at the first Mardis Gras party at the Vogue! With delicious food, great music, and even better company, this is a party you won’t want to miss!

Berry Half Marathon/10K/5K – March 9 – Berry College

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 a race which has become an annual tradition for many runners.

Big Fibbers Festival – March 11 – 17 – Rome City Auditorium

The Big Fibbers Festival brings the best storytellers in the nation to Rome and draws listeners from all over the Southeast. Hear all types of stories, from tall tales to personal narratives, both hilarious and tender. There is even a competition for young tellers making this a great festival for all ages!

Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon – March 16 – Bridgepoint Plaza

Welcome all runners and walkers! The Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon returns this year with even more foam and more glow and has become one of Rome’s largest races. Be sure to dress in your St. Patty’s Day best!

Rosie the Riveter Day at the Museum of Flight – Richard B. Russell Airport – March 16

Join the Museum of Flight as they commemorate the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden. Meet the Rosies, try your hand at Rosie’s job, see WWII era re-enacters and even get your photo with a WWII plane the Rosie’s worked on!

Spring Art Market – Rome Civic Center – April 6 & 7

The annual Spring Art Market celebrates Georgia artists, crafters, and growers and is one of the largest shows for regional artists. Shop jewelry, clothing, art, photography, and outdoor decor. Parking and admission are free.

Georgia Steeplechase – Kingston Downs – April 6

Since 1966, the Steeplechase has been Georgia’s premier entertainment and sporting event often referred to as “the best lawn party in Georgia.” This year’s steeplechase will offer racegoers an unforgettable day featuring local bands, food trucks, shopping, wine tastings, and a new kids corral. Racegoers will also enjoy the ever popular Hat Parade and Contest, the terrier races, and opportunity to attend the Chairman’s Pavilion and the Horse, Hound, and Hunt parties.

Berry College Theatre Company Presents Dogfight – Berry College – April 9 – 14

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight by Peter Duchan tells the story of three young Marines who set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.

Rome Braves Home Opener – State Mutual Stadium – April 11

Kick off the baseball season with the Rome Braves!

Rome Symphony Orchestra Presents Roman Spring – Rome City Auditorium – April 13

Indulge in a night of music with the South’s oldest symphony orchestra listening to Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Southern Folk Suites.



Nic Diaz
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