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Exciting Events in Rome You Must See

Posted March 20, 2019 by Nic Diaz in Events, Things to Do

Spring Events

Downtown Historic Walking Tours – Downtown Rome – April 6

Downtown Rome’s Guided Tours offer unique insights into Rome’s storied past. Each downtown tour is unique where tour groups are led through Rome’s historic downtown to discover its history and beauty. This year, each tour will focus on a specific section of Downtown Rome!

Downtown Loft Tours – Downtown Rome – April 6

The Downtown Development Authority’s Business Development Committee is proud to present the 2019 Loft Tours! Take an exclusive guide through some of downtown’s coolest living spaces including private residences, rental units and future homes. Check out urban living at its finest! The tour will start in the lobby of Heritage First Bank, 500 Broad Street, at 10am!

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

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.

United States Air Force Academy Band – Rome City Auditorium – April 9 – Free Event

The United States Air Force Academy presents “My Country Tis of Thee”. This is a free event, but please present your ticket for admittance. Ticket holders must be seated between 7:00-7:20; as non-ticket holders and late arriving ticket holders will be seated at 7:20 until downbeat. Tickets are available at: Rome Area History Museum, Rome-Floyd Welcome Center and Georgia’s Rome Gift Shop, Rome News Tribune, WRGA Radio, WLAQ Radio, Truett’s Place Chick-Fil-A, Kroger, Central Plaza Cleaners and Rome City Auditorium

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 with opening weekend packed with exciting games and the first post-game fireworks of the year!

Chieftain’s Herb & Plant Sale – Coosa Valley Fairgrounds- April 13 – 14

The sale will feature over 30 + varieties of herbs, native, and unique heirloom plants. Plenty of annuals and perennials will be available, allowing customers a chance to refresh their sun or shade plants after the harsh winter. Knowledgeable volunteers and Master Gardeners will be on hand to help you select the right herbs and plants for your garden.

Dinner & Spirits of the Past Tours – Rolater Park, Cave Spring – April 20

Want to learn about the haunted places in Cave Spring? Want to go inside locations with documented paranormal activity, guided by members of the Southern Paranormal Investigators? Then join us for for a delicious meal and an exciting, spooky, and unforgettable haunted evening!

Museum of Flight Open Hangar Gala – Richard B. Russell Airport – April 20

We welcome you to an open hangar, semi formal dinner: Featuring entertainment by the Ladies for Liberty, the fantastic dance band “The Beaters” and DJ “Matrix Media”. Beautiful ceremony by the United States Marine Corps Color Guard. Set in a beautifully decorated aircraft hangar with awesome airworthy warbirds and historic aviation displays.

Rome Little Theatre Presents The Diary of Anne Frank – DeSoto Theatre – April 26 – May 5

In this gripping new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, from the original stage play by Goodrich and Hackett, newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create a contemporary impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. This is an adaptation for a new generation able to confront the true horrors of the Holocaust. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to experience this unforgettable evening!

9th Annual Young Artists Concert with Rome Symphony Orchestra – Rome City Auditorium – April 27

Come celebrate our ninth annual Young Artists Competition. Young soloists from across the South East bring their incredible talent to Rome and bring life to a myriad of styles and composers, Maestro Jeffrey Dokken also conducts “The Carnival of Animals” by Saint-Saens.

Up the Creek 2019 – Forum River Center – April 27

Up the Creek is back for the 29th consecutive year on Saturday, April 27. One of the best rides in all of Georgia for almost 30 years, UTC offers four scenic routes that roll throughout beautiful Northwest Georgia-32, 53, 71, and 104 mile distances. The ride leaves and finishes in downtown Rome, thereby promising great amenities like ample parking, post-ride showers, fabulous local bars and restaurants, and the chance to catch your breath after the ride in the heart of Rome’s Town Green.

Trunk Show at the Georgia’s Rome Gift Shop – Georgia’s Rome Gift Shop – May 1 – Free Event

Jessica Atkins will be set up with her Khayman Elizabeth jewelry line. Jessica handcrafts each piece with leather, freshwater pearls and natural gemstones. Each piece is both unique and beautiful. There will be items perfect for Mother’s Day gifts, the graduate in your life or shop for yourself!

Ellen Axson Wilson Arts Fest – Downtown Rome – May 4

The first event in the series will be held Saturday, May 4th and encompasses visual art, live music, and cultural performances including the Ellen Axson Wilson Art Walk, Chalk Your Heart Out, singer-songwriters, and a FREE CONCERT by the Grains of Sand. The day will end with the launch of the 2nd Annual Rome Lantern Parade at 8:30pm.

Cave Spring BaconFest & Car Show – Cave Spring Community Center – May 4

Bacon lovers, this event is for you. Sample a variety of homemade bacon dishes including bacon fudge – yummy! The festival also features a local arts and crafts fair.

Downtown Historic Walking Tours – Downtown Rome – May 4

Downtown Rome’s Guided Tours offer unique insights into Rome’s storied past. Each downtown tour is unique where tour groups are led through Rome’s historic downtown to discover its history and beauty. This year, each tour will focus on a specific section of Downtown Rome!

Rolling on the River Tours – Heritage Park – May 5

Join us on the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday the first Sunday of every month as we cruise the Coosa! Whether you want a history cruise, a birding excursion, or a relaxing Sunday afternoon ride, come aboard the Roman Holiday to see Rome’s rivers from a new perspective!



Nic Diaz
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