Local area events for this year

SEPTEMBER 2017


1
First Friday Americus – Downtown Americus
5 PM – 8 PM

1
SAM Shortline Ride – Americus Explorer
11 AM – 2 PM
Enjoy a three-hour stop in Americus. For information on this and all other rides that make stops in Leslie and Plains, call 229-276-0755.

8
Plains High School
5 PM – 7 PM
Back to School event at Plains High School for alums. For information, call 229-928-4825.

9
Plains High School, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
10 AM – Noon
Visitors can experience the sights and sounds of a Plains High school day again! Meet in the auditorium for Chapel at 10 am. Classes will begin promptly after, and of course there will be recess! After class, enjoy fellowship with friends old and new or explore downtown Plains and the Carter Boyhood Farm. This event is open to the public. For information, call 229-824-4104.

8-20
Avenue of Flags – Andersonville National Historic Site

9
Wolf Creek Plantation Harvest Festival – Americus
11 AM – 6 PM
For information, call 229-942-0091.

13
Americus
11 AM
A special convocation program will be offered at Georgia Southwestern State University as part of National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day on Sept. 15. Featured speaker Mindy Kotler will present “From Tragedy to Triumph: POWs of Japan.” Andersonville National Historic Site is partnering with Robins Riders, The Ride Home, GSW and the Friends of Andersonville for the day. For more information, call 229-924-0343.

15
National POW/MIA Recognition Day – Andersonville National Historic Site

16
Windsor Hotel 125th Celebration Gala – 125 W. Lamar St., Americus
6 PM -10 PM
The Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel, which opened June 16, 1892, celebrates its’ birthday with a gala. The event is sponsored by the Windsor Hotel and Cousins Catering. Proceeds will be used to beautify downtown Americus. For information, call 229-924-1555 (Ext. 2).

22
SAM Shortline Ride – Americus Explorer
11 AM – 2 PM
Enjoy a three-hour stop in Americus. For information on this and all other rides that make stops in Leslie and Plains, call 229-276-0755.

23
Plains Peanut Festival – Plains

24
Sunday school with President Carter

30
Taste of Sumter – Downtown Americus
11 AM – 3 PM
The 30th annual event takes place along Cotton Avenue near Rylander Park.

OCTOBER 2017


6
SAM Shortline Ride – Sumter Special
11 AM – 1 PM
Enjoy a two-hour stop in Americus before heading to Plains. For information on this and all other rides that make stops in Leslie and Plains, call 229-276-0755.

6
First Friday Americus – Downtown Americus
5 PM – 8 PM

7-8
Andersonville Historic Fair – Downtown Andersonville
The 41st annual fair takes place downtown in the Civil War Village of Andersonville. For more information, call 229-924-2558.

20-22, 28-29
Day Out With Thomas / The Friendship Tour 2017 – Georgia Veterans State Park at Lake Blackshear
For information, call 1-866-468-7630 or visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt

NOVEMBER 2017


3
First Friday Americus – Downtown Americus
5 PM – 8 PM

3-15
Avenue of Flags – Andersonville National Historic Site

11
Night Museum – Andersonville National Historic Site
Experience the National Prisoner of War Museum and historic prison site during this nighttime event. For information, call 229-924-0343.

16
Christmas Open House – Downtown Americus
5 PM

23
Thanksgiving Day

DECEMBER 2017


1
First Friday Americus – Downtown Americus
5 PM – 8 PM

2
Annual Christmas Lighting – Downtown Plains
For more information on this annual event, call 229-938-3835.

7
Americus Christmas Parade – Downtown Americus
7 PM

17
Wreaths Across America – Andersonville National Historic Site
Join thousands of Americans to remember and honor our veterans by participating in the annual wreath laying ceremony. For information, call 229-924-0343.

25
Christmas Day