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Warm Springs, Georgia
 


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2015 Calendar of Events

Dates and times subject to change - please call the Welcome Center for up-to-date information at 1-800-337-1927
 or send an email to welcomecenter@warmspringsga.biz


January

January 30
10:00 am
A Dime for FDR - A digital presentation on the founding of FDR's March of Dimes and the conquest of polio.  What began with a birthday party in Warm Springs led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and the end of polio. Admission charged. Little White House 706-655-5870.
 

February

   
 February

 

 No special events scheduled, but come visit the shops downtown - We're open daily!

March

March 14       10:00 am Presidential Libraries and Museums  The Presidential Library system was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940.  This presentation will cover the history and how the Presidential Library System evolved and what they offer today.  Presentation held in the Roosevelt Memorial Museum.  Admission charged. Little White House 706-655-5870.

 

TBD
Azalea Festival at Callaway Gardens During late March into April, the azaleas begin to bloom and the woodlands come to life at Callaway Gardens.  Visit Warm Springs during this beautiful time of the year.

April

April Click for Azaela Watch at Callaway
Azalea Festival at Callaway Gardens -  During this month, the azaleas begin to bloom and the woodlands come to life at Callaway Gardens.  Visit Warm Springs during this beautiful time of the year. 
 
 
April 5
1 pm - 3 pmJoin us for the Annual Warm Springs Spring Fling. Arts, crafts, entertainment, great food, activities.
3rd Annual Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt - Bring your Easter basket and camera for a fun day set on the Little White House grounds. Reservations suggested. The 3-5 year old group will begin at 1:00 p.m. The 6-8 year old group will begin at 1:30 p.m. The 9-11 year old group will begin at 2:00 p.m. Following the Easter egg hunt, children can participate in an authentic Easter Egg Roll similar to that held on the White House lawn in Washington, D.C.   Admission charged.  For additional information, call Roosevelt's Little White House 706-655-5870.
April 12
1 pm
Warm Springs is home to FDR's Little White House
70th Commemoration Ceremony for FDR - A Memorial tribute to honor our nation's 32nd President, Friend and Neighbor - Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Pay tribute to FDR on the anniversary of his death, April 12, 1945.  This event includes the  U.S. Marine Color Guard, and a guest speaker.  Please note:  We cannot accommodate school groups during this event.  Little White House.  706-655-5870.

It was in the Little White House in Warm Springs where President Franklin Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945.  He was in his fourth term as President, overseeing the final days of the Great Depression and World War II.  For more than a half century, this historic site has been a national treasure.  Visitors from around the world come here to see where he lived and died.
 

Handicapped Accessible
2nd Weekend in April
Warm Springs Spring Fling/Roosevelt Days Festival -  Held the second week-end in April each year from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.  A day of fun for everyone!  Arts, Crafts, Food Vendors, Entertainment throughout the day, kiddy train rides, fruit and vegetable stand, hands-on crafts booth for children, and MORE!  Admission to Festival is FREE - but some activities will have a fee.
For additional information call the Welcome Center at 706-655-3322 or 1-800-337-1927.
 

May

Saturday and Sunday,
May 2-3
Cotton Pickin' Fair - Gay, Georgia - 800-538-6814 
Nationally acclaimed as one of the top ten festivals in America, an oldCentury old cotton wagons mark the entrances to the Cotton Pickin' Fair near Warm Springs, Georgia plantation in Gay, Georgia is the backdrop for the semi-annual Cotton Pickin' Antiques, Arts and Crafts Festival!  Festival goes will enjoy the famous entourage of artisans, good down-home southern cooking, music, entertainment, and activities for the children.  Admission charged.  No pets please!  For more information call 706-538-6814.
 
 
 
Saturday and Sunday,
May 2-3
Shady Days in Gay, GA - Arts and Crafts Festival -   Come stroll and see some of the history of Gay, Georgia, as you visit this town the first full weekend in May and October.  Your eyes will be amazed as Shady Days in Gay hosts over 200 fabulous exhibitors from the Southeast that continues the spirit of craftsmanship, skill, talent and vision that many area farmers, homemakers, and craftsmen began in this town. Bring your family and meander throughout the town and enjoy some of the most wonderful exhibits.  Admission is FREE.  Don't stop to eat on your way - there's always great food available for the hungry shopper.  Be sure to bring the children as we have a great kid's area.  The hours are 9:00am until 6:00pm on Saturday - 10:00am until 5:00pm Sunday and held rain or shine.  We're located at 18785 GA Hwy 85 in Gay, approximately 45 miles south of Atlanta and 55 miles north of Columbus. For more information call 706-977-8548 or visit www.shadydaysingay.com.
 
Sunday
May 10

 

Mother's Day - Spend Mother's Day in Warm Springs!  Bring Mom for dinner at a local restaurant, then shop the town for great bargains!
   

June

Saturday,
June 6
 
Annual Fishing Rodeo - Kids Fish for Fun - Held at the Warm Springs Fish Hatchery - 706-655-3620
Saturday,
June 6

Carol Cain is Rosie the Riviter
Rosie the Riveter and D-Day Observance - During World War II, the women of the United States responded to government encouragement to fill factory jobs left vacant by men serving overseas. Join actress and teacher Carol Cain as she portrays these women collectively know as "Rosie the Riveter". Also, living history with President Roosevelt reading his D-Day prayer and Kellys Zeroes, a WWII re-enactor group will display items used by soldiers during the war. Rosie @ 12, 1 and 2 p.m. - FDR @ 11 a.m.  Admission charged. Roosevelt's Little House White 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
 

July

Friday,
July 3
Spend Independence Day in Warm Springs
Fireworks Display - Manchester Mill - Manchester, GA.  Come early and enjoy the activities!  Food vendors, Children's activities, Live Music!  Begins at 5:30 pm, Friday, July 3rd.  Fireworks display approximately 10:00 pm.
 
 
 
 

 
 

August

Every Day
Visit, shop, eat, and stay with us in Warm Springs.  Enjoy shopping with the merchants in town where you'll find an array of merchandise!

September

 

TBD
TBD
   

October

Saturday & Sunday
Oct. 3-4
Cotton Pickin' Fair - Gay, Georgia - 800-538-6814 
Nationally acclaimed as one of the top ten festivals in America, an oldCentury old cotton wagons mark the entrances to the Cotton Pickin' Fair near Warm Springs, Georgia plantation in Gay, Georgia is the backdrop for the semi-annual Cotton Pickin' Antiques, Arts and Crafts Festival!  Festival goes will enjoy the famous entourage of artisans, good down-home southern cooking, music, entertainment, and activities for the children.  Admission charged.  No pets please!  For more information call 706-538-6814.
 
 
 
   
Saturday & Sunday
Oct. 3-4
Shady Days in Gay, GA - Arts and Crafts Festival -  Come stroll and see some of the history of Gay, Georgia, as you visit this town the first full weekend in May and October.  Your eyes will be amazed as Shady Days in Gay hosts over 200 fabulous exhibitors from the Southeast that continues the spirit of craftsmanship, skill, talent and vision that many area farmers, homemakers, and craftsmen began in this town. Bring your family and meander throughout the town and enjoy some of the most wonderful exhibits.  Admission is FREE.  Don't stop to eat on your way - there's always great food available for the hungry shopper.  Be sure to bring the children as we have a great kid's area.  The hours are 9:00am until 6:00pm on Saturday - 10:00am until 5:00pm Sunday and held rain or shine.  We're located at 18785 GA Hwy 85 in Gay, approximately 45 miles south of Atlanta and 55 miles north of Columbus. For more information call 706-977-8548 or visit www.shadydaysingay.com.

 
Saturday & Sunday,
October 10-11
13th Annual Harvest Hoe Down - Enjoy this fall celebration with WarmEnjoy the Fall season in Warm Springs Springs Merchants.  Arts, crafts, good food, entertainment and more planned! For more information or to request a vendor application, contact the Welcome Center at 800-337-1927.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday,
October 10
 
10 am - 2 pm

 

Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery - Annual Open House - Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery will open its doors to highlight and showcase the work done on station by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Hatchery staff will conduct guided tours of the public aquarium, boardwalk, and display pool areas. Staff will be giving pond demonstrations and there will be several hands-on activities for kids. Staff members from the Fish Technology Center and Fish Health Center will also be participating to inform the public of their role as unique stewards of species conservation by showcasing their programs. Warm Springs NFH’s Friends Group (F.I.S.H.) will also be available to answer questions and to sign-up new members. Please join us to learn more about how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information: Contact Bill Bouthillier at 706-655-3382.

 

Friday & Saturday,
October 16 - 17
 
 
Manchester Railroad Days - Held at the Manchester Mill, 10 Callaway Street.  Railroad display to include:  personal railroad collections, model layouts, sales by vendors, outdoor display and more.  Enjoy the Friday evening Rail Fan Reception. and watch trains 'til dawn on Saturday evening at the observation deck.  For more information call 706-846-5341.

November

Friday, Saturday, November 20, 21, 10 am -8pm
Sunday,
Nov 22
12 noon - 6 pm
32nd Annual Candlelight Tour Festival in Warm Springs Village!
Experience Christmas the Warm Springs way!  Start your holiday season here in Warm Springs!  Entertainment, candlelit streets, refreshments and more!  Shops open late on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21.  (Regular hours observed Sunday thru Thursday).See the lights in Warm Springs during our 2008 Christmas Candlelight Tour - begins Friday, November 21  Tradition will continue with our "After Candlelight" festivities when shops will remain open late each weekend until Christmas.
 
 
Friday,
November 20
Candlelight Tour Run - 1 Mile - 9:30 pm, 5K - 10:00 pm.  Chamber of Commerce in Downtown Warm Springs.  The course is a fun, rolling, race through the holiday-season lighted downtown Warm Springs.  Both races begin and end at the Chamber of Commerce building at 91 Broad Street.  Registration/Entry fee.  For additional information and/or questions contact Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce at 706-655-2558.
 
   

December

Shop Warm Springs!   Shops have EXTENDED WEEKEND hours this holiday season - beginning the day after Thanksgiving - and each Friday and Saturday night until Christmas, you can shop til 8:00 pm.  (Regular hours observed Sunday through Thursday).

Candlelight Tour begins November 21, 2008.  Street scene in Warm Springs, GA during annual Candlelight TourShare your holiday season with us in Warm Springs!  Our town is beautifully decorated with thousands of tiny sparkling  lights,
 green garland and red bows!  Streets and walkways are lined with candles.  From the moment you step out of your car you'll
feel the excitement of Christmas!  Hear the music?  Sounds of Christmas drift throughout town.  Smell the wonderful aroma?  Enjoy refreshments served by many of the local shops.

 

Visiting Warm Springs will surely put you in the holiday mood!   Front door parking and warm friendly faces to greet you and fantastic prices
that can't be beat!  We're open every day year 'round!  Shop weekdays and Sundays til 6:00 pm AND, beginning the day after Thanksgiving, shop late on Friday
and Saturday until Christmas.
 

Candlelight tradition began back in 1983 during a major renovation of Warm Springs when one shop owner rolled a piano onto the sidewalk. 
Customers were invited to share in the playing and singing of traditional Christmas carols.  As night time approached, the sidewalks were lit with candles
and the music continued for hours!  Today, we continue that candlelight tradition.
Enjoy great Christmas music by the Sophisticats

During this Christmas season - shops have extended their weekend hours.  Beginning the day after Thanksgiving and each Friday and
Saturday night until Christmas we'll be open til 8:00 pm.  (Regular hours observed Sunday through Thursday).

Come and experience the warmth of Warm Springs...
Warm town...Warm people...™ Warm Springs, Georgia!


November 20 thru December 30
Holiday magic shines..Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens .Make a visit to Warm Springs during your time at Callaway Gardens.  We're just a short drive away.  Shops open daily. ...at Fantasy In Lights®, now in its 23rd year! Since 1992, this outdoor light and sound show has glittered with holiday magic for millions of people. Families from across the Southeast have added Fantasy In Lights to their list of memorable holiday traditions. This year, experience the 23rd annual Fantasy In Lights with its eight million lights creating more than a dozen beautiful scenes, and you'll see why this is the brightest holiday light show in the South!     Be sure to visit WARM SPRINGS during your Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights visit.
 

December 5
10 am - 3 pm
Pearl Harbor Remembered - WWII Veterans on hand for a Meet and Greet.  We will not forget those who served our country during World War II.  FDR portrayer will recite the Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into WWII.  Performances at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm.  WWII uniforms on display by GA DNR Archivist.  US Signal Corps Pearl Harbor exhibit.  Admission charged.  The Little White House, 706-655-5870.
December 5-31
9 am - 5 pm
The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation's Soldiers  - Guests are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation's armed forces.  These Honor Trees will be placed in the Museum through Christmas.  Bring 3"x5" copies, not originals, because they cannot be returned.  Include on the back any memorial message.  Ribbons will be supplied.
Admission charged.  The Little White House, 706-655-5870.

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