Local area events for this year

WAYS TO ENJOY SUMTER COUNTY THIS SPRING & SUMMER:


Americus

  • Stop by the Visitor Center for a copy of the Historic Homes Driving Tour
  • Order take-out from any of our local restaurants and have a picnic at Rees Park
  • Explore two historic cemeteries
  • Visit the place where Charles Lindbergh took his first solo flight
  • Play disc or footgolf at Americus KOA
  • Take a self-guided walking tour of the Historic Windsor Hotel or Rylander Theatre
  • Shop Saturday morning at Lenny’s Market (Farmers Market)

Plains

  • Pick up a homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream cone from Bobby Salter’s Plain Peanuts
  • Shop in the beautiful antique & boutique shops on Main Street
  • Pick up take-out and have a picnic at the Plains Visitor Center
  • Explore Jimmy Carter National Historic Site grounds
  • Walk the streets where a former president lives!

Andersonville

  • Explore Pioneer Farm and Drummer Boy Civil War Museum
  • Grab take-out and head to Andersonville National Historic Site for a picnic
  • Shop the local antique shops and grab some ice cream
  • Visit the national cemetery and grounds of the former POW camp

Leslie/DeSoto/Cobb

  • Explore the towns and stop by the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum
  • Take the boat out to Lake Blackshear and relax on the water
  • Take a drive down the winding roads through beautiful pecan orchards
  • Head to SAM Shortline at Lake Blackshear and take a ride on the train!

APRIL

17
Food Truck Fest – Americus
NOON-6 PM
Spend this Saturday in downtown Americus enjoying the delicious cuisine of up to 12 unique food truck vendors. All are from Georgia, including the cities of Americus, Sylvester, Albany and Atlanta. For more information, call Americus Main Street at 229-924-4411, Ext. 235 or 247.  

17
SAM Shortline train ride – Presidential Flyer
9:30 AM
For information on this and all other SAM Shortline rides, call 229-276-0755.


MAY

1
Season Opening at Lenny’s Market – Americus
Lenny’s Market, named for legendary Americus business owner Leonard J. Waitsman, opens for the season with farm-fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, and other items. Come out and enjoy the first day of the 2021 season on-site, at 110 N. Hampton St.
For more information, call  Americus Main Street at 229-924-4411, Ext. 235.

7
First Friday Americus – Multicultural May
5 PM-8 PM
Come downtown to enjoy this month’s festive event, the final one until August. The theme for this month is “Multicultural May.” The Americus Visitor Center will be open late!
For more information, call Americus Main Street at 229-924-4411, Ext. 235 or 247.    

15
SAM Shortline train ride – Plains Express
10 AM
For information on this and all other SAM Shortline rides, call 229-276-0755.


JUNE

12
5th Annual Spring Festival at Wolf Creek Plantation – Americus
11 AM-5 PM
Come join the fun at Wolf Creek, at 207 Wolf Creek Drive in Americus, for a full day of wine, vineyard, and winery tours, shopping through the awesome vendors, and enjoyment for the whole family!  Live music by Taylor Welch adds to the joy. Free tastings, free tours, and great case discounts make this a perfect day for a girls’ day out, or just a day out in the vineyard! For more information, call 229-924-0091.  




Follow us on Facebook & Instagram: Americus Sumter Tourism
Twitter: @SeeSumterCounty