Visitor Guide

Upcoming Events & Happenings Around Georgia’s Rome

Posted August 21, 2020 by Deise Gomez in Events, News, News Release

While many events by necessity and safety have been cancelled or postponed, there are many groups who have found ways to safely conduct businesses while promoting safe practices. Check out a few of our upcoming (and ongoing) events and happenings.

 

Rome Area History Center
Wednesday and Saturday, 10 AM – 5PM
305 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161
706.235.8051

 

Walk through time starting from early settlements to recent history of Rome and surrounding areas. Our rich, storied past reveals a diversity of people and lifeways that have shaped our unique southern portrait. Admission is always free, but tickets are required and must be reserved in advance to allow for social distancing. Masks are required and the center is sanitized between hourly visitors blocks.

Between the Rivers Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
May to September
Bridgepoint Plaza

The goal of the Between the Rivers Farmers Market is to bring the best of the community together to offer local, sustainable foods and unique arts and crafts in a colorful, vibrant urban setting. Each week from May through September, the market aims to host local musicians, cooking demonstrations, and celebrations of the nearby neighborhoods’ exciting cultural diversity. Please note, masks are required at the market. Some of their vendors include: Vendors Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farm, Carlton Farm, Sapelo Farms, Sunflour Community Bakery and more!

 

Lyons Bridge Farmer’s Market
Sundays 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Lyons Bridge Farm
1506 Lyons Bridge Rd SW, Cave Spring, GA 30124

Come out and support local farmers, crafts people, artists and chefs this Sunday August 23rd from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. The Beef Barn will be stocked with most cuts of local pasture-raised beef and pork. Micah will be grilling those Lyons Bridge Beef Burgers. Between 20 to 30 local vendors set-up weekly.

 

RFPRA Farmer’s Market
 June 6 to October 3
Wednesdays & Saturdays
7 AM – 11 AM
Ridge Ferry Park Farmer’s Market Pavilion 

Purchase locally grown produce, fresh cut flowers, organic produce, baked goods, canned goods, jellies, herbs and hand-made craft items. Selection varies based on vendors. Everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing and wear masks.

 

Godspell
Friday, August 28 – Sunday, August 30
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
The River Arts District Playhouse (The RAD located at 233 North 5th Ave, Rome, GA )

Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell is a Broadway musical hit written by Gregory Maguire with composer Stephen Schwartz. The show features a comedic troupe of eccentric players who team up with Jesus to teach his lessons in a new age through parables, games, and tomfoolery. The theatre is checking temperatures at the door and will provide guests with a mask if you do not have your own. Guests are asked to wear a mask unless you are eating or drinking. Bar and concessions are available. The RAD Playhouse is sanitized and cleaned before and after each performance.  

 Comedy Night
Friday, September 4, 2020
8 PM – 10 PM
The RAD Playhouse

Join us for Comedy Night hosted by Greg Hall. Only 32 guests will be allowed to attend in order for us to safely maintain social distancing. Get your tickets early to secure your spot at The RAD!

The Market by Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation
Saturday, September 12, 2020
7 AM – 1 PM
Ridge Ferry Park

The first Market is set for Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday, Sept. 12 and will run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market offers spaces for vendors of various items to set up shop for the day. Vendor spaces will be spaced out and people are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear masks. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Market will also visit other local parks and facilities throughout the fall. Be sure to check rfpra.com for more information and specific dates and locations. Call 706.252.6427 for vendor information.

Rome City Clocktower Tours
Saturday, September 12 & November 7, 2020
12 PM – 2 PM
Rome Clocktower

Our iconic Clocktower is open for free tours, where you can climb the steps to the very top to get the best view of our wonderful city! See the history of Rome in a painted mural depicting the founding of Rome through present day on the interior of the tower (Limit 20 people at clocktower top at a time). To help ensure social distancing, tickets are required for entry and tickets are limited. Entry is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets will be available in 30 minute time slots between Noon and 2 p.m. Masks are encouraged.

 International Park(ING) Day
September 18, 2020
10 AM – 7 PM
Broad Street

Park(ing) Day- Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where citizens, businesses, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. Our downtown businesses will be participating in this event to create a fun, covid-friendly event. Head downtown on Friday, September 18th for a pedestrian friendly, free, and fun event. Enjoy our shops and dining, while seeing what our parking spaces have been turned into! Downtown businesses will be provided with armbands for alcohol; no outside coolers or drinks allowed. Parking is available for free at Third Avenue Parking Deck.

 

Rome Shakespeare Festival

September 24-27, 2020, 6 pm nightly. Romeo & Juliet / Comedy of Errors
The Rome Shakespeare Festival will have a reduced festival this year due to COVID-19. Social distancing spaces will be designated on the Town Green to keep everyone safe. Saturday, September 26th is family day with performances and activities on the Town Green starting at noon.

 

Haunted on Broad Tours
October 2, 3, 8, 9
7 PM – 9 PM
Broad Street, Downtown Rome

Hear bone-chilling tales shared by the Ridge and Valley Storytelling Guild. See some famous, ghostly visitors from the dark side of Rome’s past. Members of the Southern Paranormal Investigators will also be on hand at select locations to share their findings from all new investigations in the downtown Rome area.

(This event is not recommended for children under 12.) The tour route includes steep slopes, uneven pavement, and a lot of walking; guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Everyone is required to wear a mask, and hand sanitizer will be available along the tour route.

 Rome River Jam
October 9-10, 2020
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds
1400 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Rome, GA 30161

Peachtree Entertainment  has developed a unique social distancing plan that allocates fenced “pods” of 6 people, distanced 8 feet apart.  Food/drinks are delivered to attendees and can be purchased in advance to avoid lines at the event.  Plans are to announce the entertainment line-up on Sept. 1 and tickets are expected to go on sale Sept. 3. For more information visit their Facebook page. *Almost sold out

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show
October 24 – 25
7:30 AM – 6 PM
Richard B. Russell Regional Airport

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline Georgia’s Premier Tailgate Party at the eighth annual Wings Over North Georgia Air Show on Oct 24-25 in Rome, GA. To provide a safe environment for air show attendees, the 2020 event will utilize a drive-in format for the air show, offering spectators the perfect mix of social distancing while watching some of the top military and civilian aviation performers.

Dracula
Thursday, October 29 – Sunday, November 8
The River Arts District Playhouse (The RAD located at 233 North 5th Ave, Rome, GA )

See Bram Stoker’s original story about Count Dracula, a 15th-century prince. He is condemned to live off the blood of the living, for eternity. The theatre is checking temperatures at the door and will provide guests with a mask if you do not have your own. Guests are asked to wear a mask unless you are eating or drinking. Bar and concessions are available. The RAD Playhouse is sanitized and cleaned before and after each performance.  

 Rome Christmas Parade: Heroes of 2020
December 1, 2020
7 PM – 11 PM
Downtown Rome, Broad Street

The theme of the parade will be “Heroes of 2020” and will honor all the wonderful people who went above and beyond during this year including medical personnel, public safety officials, teachers and school personnel, the faith community and all others who have helped our community during the pandemic year.

The Parade will be held on Broad Street as it has been since its inception. However, the committee is planning a contingency plan in the event that the route and location needs to be modified to reflect CDC guidelines in effect at the time of the parade in order to ensure the safety and health of the community.

Georgia’s Rome Winter Art Market 
December 5 -6, 2020
T
ime: 10 AM – 4 PM
Rome Civic Center

The annual Winter Art Market celebrates Georgia artists, crafters, and growers. With an expanded collection of gifts, foods and outdoor decor, the market will provide you with one-of-a-kind items!

Shop Georgia Made Georgia Grown, from hand-crafted jewelry to homemade jams, to professional photography and art work, you’ll find the most unique gifts for friends and family or the perfect gift for yourself! For more information on the market please contact Charlene Mathis at Cmathis@romega.us or Debbie Law at Dlaw@romega.us.

Drive-in Movies at Rome Cinemas

2535 Shorter Ave,Rome, GA 30165
Gate opens at 8:00, Movie starts at 9:15

$25 PER CAR LOAD. Price includes movie, tub of popcorn and 2 sodas. *MUST COME INSIDE TO PICK UP CONCESSIONS. Check website for movie options and showtimes.

Did We Miss Your Event?

Do you have an event that should be added to our list? If your event is non-promotional in nature and open to the public, let us know by adding it to our event calendar! (Be sure to include the special precautions you are taking to keep your event safe.)

 

Deise Gomez
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