Events in Forsyth
Summer Concert Series on the Square -
This summer spend time with friends and family at a concert in Forsyth’s historic downtown square. This event is family-friendly and features music from Atlanta’s Premier cover band, Velvet Runway will be playing hits from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes! Did we mention that the concert is free?
June 6, 2020, 8:00 PM
Paint and Sip at Minori's Italian Ristorante
Such a good time! $40 for 2 glasses of wine and all painting materials. Starts promptly at 6. Come early to eat dinner if you want. Call Minoris and reserve your spot ASAP. This one will sell out.
June 4, 2020, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2019 The Georgia Trust Forsyth Expedition
The Georgia Trust invites you to explore the historic homes and sites of Forsyth during a day-long, self-guided tour. Tour the Forsyth Commercial Historic District that includes Courthouse Square and a variety of homes from the mid-19th and early-20th centuries when Forsyth experienced its commercial boom brought to the area by the arrival of the railroad, cotton agriculture and the opening of Tift College, one of the first female colleges in the world.
June 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Forsyth-Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet
Got your game on? Come out to support and honor our local athletes at the Monroe County Conference Center.
June 15, 2019, 6:30 PM
Tadpole School Hosted by High Falls
This monthly nature class leads little ones to explore some big ideas with help from their parents and the Park Naturalist. Bring your polliwogs out to Shelter #4. Appropriate for ages 2-5. Register in advance by calling the park office at 478-993-3053. $5 Fee.
June 28th, July 26th, and Aug 16th from 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Ocmulgee River Water Trail
Love the water? Cant wait to brave the rapids, or just coast the calm waters of the Ocmulgee River. Ocmulgee Water Trail invites you to enjoy the water hiking experience of a lifetime.
Georgia State Championship - GA Sporting Clay Assocation
Calling all recreational Clay Shooters. Beginner or advanced. Join us for a weekend of shooting sporting clay. 200 Target Main event, 100 TargetPreliminary Event, 100 Target FITASC Event, 100 Target Super Sporting Event, 50 Target Sub-Gauge Events. There will be over $50,000 in prizes of cash and guns.
June 18th – June 21st, 2020
The Backlot Players present - The Addams Family a New Musical
The iconic TV show comes to life in a marvelously morbid musical! Wednesday Addams is all grown up and in love with an ordinary young man from Ohio. On a dark and stormy night, the future in-laws arrive at the macabre mansion to meet the “creepy and the kooky, mysterious and spooky” Addams Family: Morticia and Gomez, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Lurch, and Grandma. Meeting the parents has never been so terrifying… especially when the spirits of the Addams ancestors in the graveyard rise to the occasion. This 2010 Broadway hit is delightfully dark, frightfully funny, and a gleefully Gothic good time!
July 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th at 7:30 PM, July 13th, 14th, 20th at 2:30 PM
Suzy Bogguss Monroe County Fine Art Center
Someday Soon, I want to be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart, and Outbound Plane, these and many more are only a few of Suzy Bogguss’ hits. Come out to listen to Suzy as she entertains us once again with her lovely voice. Tickets will be on sale May 1, 2019. Don’t miss out on this show!
June 21, 2019, 7:00 PM
4th of july talent showcase
Are you the next America’s Got Talent? What are you waiting for? Sign up for the Talent Showcase and debut yourself at the Monroe County Recreation Park.
The registration application is available through June 15th at the Welcome Center (68 N. LEE ST. ) Ask for Tammie!
July 3, 2020, 7:00 PM -10:00 PM
Fourth of July Fireworks
Independence Day! We are so excited that we do celebrate it early! Bring the kids and join us at The Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department Complex one day early on Friday, July 3rd and let’s kick this summer off with a bang. Food vendors will be onsite for a treat. Happy Independence Day (a day early)!
July 3, 2020, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Forsyth Farmers Market
North Jackson St.
Forsyth, GA 31029
Every Friday beginning in May and lasting until October, purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, honey, dairy, homemade soap, and natural and organic goods from local farmers at the Forsyth Farmers Market. Stop by anytime between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM and see what delicious goodies you find! For information, contact Forsyth Mainstreet at 478-994-7747.
Bykr Broz Motorcycle Ride for Anchor of Hope
Love the wind in your hair? Need any excuse to ride your bike? Join Anchor of Hope Foundation for the Iron Order Charity Ride. The ride starts at 41 W. Johnston St. — kickstands up at 1:00 PM! For details contact Anchor of Hope at 478-994-0438.
June 15, 2019, 1:00 PM
Junior Ranger Program
Love the outdoors? Want to learn more and experience more? Well, check out the Junior Ranger Program. It has been revamped. Each site has a unique badge for you to earn! Our badge can be earned through our monthly Day Camp! On the first Saturday of every month, we are offering a Junior Ranger Day Camp. The activities will vary from month to month. There is a 15 child limit per camp, so make sure you register early! The fee is $30 and the camp is for anyone age 5-15. Your child is required to wear weather appropriate clothing (that can get wet/muddy) and closed-toed shoes. You will also need to provide a water bottle, lunch, and a snack for your child. If you have any additional questions or to register, call the office at 478-993-3053
July 6, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Aug 3, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
BBQ, Beer, Boiled Peanuts and Live Southern Rock
What else could you want on a hot summer night? Come and be part of history at the Hamlin Hills Farm, FIRST EVER Smoke-Free Southern Rock and Blues Concert and Firework show! Featuring Barry Darnell, of the Mobile Slim Band, Eddie Johnson and the Southern Wings Band and the talented showman Don Austin! Tickets are $8 in advance through Eventbrite), $10 at door.
July 6, 2019, 7:00 PM
Enjoy the peace and quiet while paddling on the lake. This lovely three-mile trip requires a reservation. It is open to adults and children 8 and up. Call High Falls State Park for more details. $35 couples, $25 individuals.
July 6, 2019, 8:00 PM
High Falls Lake Day
Let’s beat the heat and get out on the water. You can bring your own craft or rent a canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard or peddle boat from the park office.
Bring a picnic lunch to eat, we will find a good picnic spot to enjoy our lunch together. Remember, there is a $5 parking fee.
Meet at the park office at 9:00 AM.
July 20, 2019 9:00 AM
Don McLean Monroe County Fine Arts Center
Bye, bye, American Pie, drive that Chevy or Ford to the Monroe County Fine Arts Center for a great night of singing with Don McLean. Don will have you singing along with all your favorites including Vincent and Castles in the air. This is sure to be a night to remember!
Tickets will go on sale June 3.
July 26, 2019, 7:00 PM
Battle of the Bands
Enjoyed the free concerts on the square? Don’t miss the last one, as we host a Battle of the Bands! This event is family-friendly and features the music of different bands. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes! Did we mention that this event is free?
August 3, 2019, 8:00 PM
American Clown Academy
The American Clown Academy is an all-inclusive training experience with a wide variety of North America’s premier authorities in clowning. The ACA is in Forsyth, just 45 minutes south of Atlanta. Experience everything from dance choreography to proper pie-throwing technique, hospital clowning to circus clowning.
August 9 – 15 2020.
The Big Top Show
Join the Monroe County Fine Arts Center for “The Big Top Show.” Admission is $5 and will include free balloon animals and face painting and over 100 internationally acclaimed clowns! All proceeds go back into the Monroe County Fine Arts Outreach Program. For more information contact Patrick Hamilton at 478-994-2031 ext.4346.
August 15, 2020, 7:00 PM