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Food, Festivals, Fun: Why You Should Visit Griffin, Georgia Now

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Take a road trip just 40 miles south of Atlanta to Griffin and Spalding County, Georgia for unforgettable charm, leisure sports and recreation, a thriving art scene and more. Founded in 1840, this former railroad and cotton town has preserved its fascinating architecture and evolved into an ideal getaway destination with plenty to do and see. 

There are more than enough reasons to visit now through the end of summer. Here are just a few.

This city gives off a small-town vibe with big rewards – boutiques, antique shops, 20+ restaurants, 2nd Saturday events, a free Summer Concert Series, and more music and entertainment every weekend. The downtown area offers 900+ free public parking spaces and the theatre and concert admission prices are reasonable. Stroll the streets with a Griffin GoCup–from 4 p.m. to midnight daily, select restaurants in the Arts and Entertainment District provide them to ages 21 and up. Food and fun events make it a must-do for a friends getaway or family weekend. 

Relate: How To Have A Grand Adventure In The Small Southern Town of Griffin, GA

August 2-3, 2024
Griffin Stampede Pro Rodeo
Kiwanis Fairgrounds
1025 South Hill Street
Griffin GA 30224
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and Rodeo action begins at 7:30 p.m. each night. Arrive early for good food and mingle with the vendors. VIP packages include behind the scenes tour, meet and greet with the cowboys, clowns and bullfighters, preferred seating and more. It is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets on this site now, as this is a sellout event
Recurring: July 13 and 19; August 17; September 14 and 29; October 27
Downtown Griffin Summer Concert Series
Park at Sixth, 204 East Solomon Street
We invite you to join us for the Iris City Concert Series + Market, a new event in Downtown Griffin for 2024. Shop local vendors while enjoying live music and delicious food. This free, family-friendly event is hosted by the City of Griffin and the Griffin Downtown Council.
July 20, July 27, August 3, August 23, September 7, September 20, September 28, October 11, October 18
Legendary Favorites – Legendary Tribute Bands 
Griffin Opera House
102 N Hill St
The Griffin Opera House has quite a popular lineup of top-drawing, audience-approved tribute bands, a perfect way to get a live, high-energy fix of your favorite tunes without the high prices. On the schedule, in order of appearance date: Kiss Army, Back in Black, Mock of Ages, Hot Licks & Rhetoric, Clapton Comes Alive, The Ultimate Doors, Reckless, Pandora’s Box, Still Standing, respectively.
July 13, July 27, August 3, August 17, September 27
Barnstormer’s Music Events
Barnstormer’s Grill & Event Center
Peach State Aerodrome, 349 Jonathan’s Roost Rd
This aviation-themed restaurant and event center always has something going on. Current line up: Bee Gees Gold Tribute, Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute, Best of 80s Rock Music, Ultimate TOM PETTY & The Heartbreakers Experience, Ultimate AC/DC Experience, respectively.
July 13, August 10, September 14
Downtown Griffin Second Saturdays
Downtown Griffin, Georgia
Stroll the streets and enjoy art, entertainment, live music, unique merchant promotions and see why Griffin is such a fun and welcoming town. This month’s theme: Ice Cream Stroll.

From charming historic bed and breakfasts to chain hotel brands, Griffin-Spalding has a wide variety of lodging options, including a historic loft, a bed and breakfast and traditional hotel brands. The area also features many VRBO options including some private estates with properties for rent. 

The official website of the Griffin Spalding Business & Tourism Association is

More Arts and Entertainment info and options can be found at

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