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events in downtown watkinsville

Downtown Watkinsville is home to several long-standing annual events, including Downtown Trick or Treating, the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, and the Fall Festival, which is hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Historic Rocket Field.  Throughout the year, numerous other events take place in downtown. OCAF hosts several art markets each year, and often our downtown businesses host classes such as art, photography, cookie baking, and many more!  Be sure to follow Downtown Watkinsville on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with all of our events.

Keep scrolling to learn more about each event and how you can participate!

Upcoming Events

  • OCAF Classes
    OCAF Classes
    Mon, Mar 11
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
    Mar 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – Dec 31, 2024, 11:00 PM
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation , 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Mar 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – Dec 31, 2024, 11:00 PM
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation , 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    OCAF offers many art classes throughout the year. Please click below to see their course offering.
  • OCAF Kids Summer Art Camps
    OCAF Kids Summer Art Camps
    Mon, Jun 03
    Watkinsville
    Jun 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jul 18, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Watkinsville, 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Jun 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jul 18, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Watkinsville, 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    OCAF’s Kid’s Summer Art Camp offers a weekly themed workshop where kids enhance their creativity through varied daily projects. The camp is structured around a typical school day to maintain routine, while exploring new materials, learning about art history, and having fun! Multiple weeks!
  • Summer Sidewalk Sale
    Summer Sidewalk Sale
    Fri, Aug 02
    Watkinsville
    Aug 02, 2024, 10:00 AM – Aug 03, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Watkinsville, Watkinsville, GA, USA
    Aug 02, 2024, 10:00 AM – Aug 03, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Watkinsville, Watkinsville, GA, USA
    Big discounts at participating downtown retailers Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3, 2024. Come downtown and shop local!
  • Back to School BBQ and Bake-Off Tailgate PARTY
    Back to School BBQ and Bake-Off Tailgate PARTY
    Sat, Aug 03
    Rocket Field
    Aug 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Rocket Field, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Rocket Field, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Join us for a free community event at Rocket Field, on Saturday evening, August 3, 2024 from 6-9PM. Are you a Backyard BBQ extraordinaire or a Baking aficionado? Sign up to compete!
  • Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational
    Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational
    Fri, Aug 23
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
    Aug 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – Sep 08, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation , 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Aug 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – Sep 08, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation , 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Forty-eight of the top potters from across Georgia will display their work during Pottery Perspectives 2023, a huge exhibition and sale on view in the Oconee Cultural Art Foundation’s (OCAF) 1902 building.
  • FCA Oconee Fields of Faith
    FCA Oconee Fields of Faith
    Mon, Oct 07
    Rocket Field
    Oct 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rocket Field, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Oct 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rocket Field, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Fields of Faith is a student led event. Students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. An athletic field provides a neutral, rally point where a community can come together.
  • 2024 Fall Festival
    2024 Fall Festival
    Sat, Oct 19
    Watkinsville
    Oct 19, 2024, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Watkinsville, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Oct 19, 2024, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Watkinsville, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Join us for one of our favorite days in fall, hosted by the Oconee Chamber of Commerce.
  • Downtown Watkinsville Trick or Treat
    Downtown Watkinsville Trick or Treat
    Thu, Oct 31
    Watkinsville
    Oct 31, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Watkinsville, Watkinsville, GA, USA
    Oct 31, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Watkinsville, Watkinsville, GA, USA
    Trick-or-treat with your friends and community along Main Street in downtown Watkinsville. This event is free and open to the community.
  • OCAF Annual Holiday Market
    OCAF Annual Holiday Market
    Fri, Nov 22
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
    Nov 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – Nov 24, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation , 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Nov 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – Nov 24, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation , 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    OCAF’s annual juried Holiday Market features the booths of the regions finest artist and craft persons. The original/handmade works will include pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained and fused glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodwork, and more.
  • OCAF Artists Shop 2024
    OCAF Artists Shop 2024
    Tue, Nov 26
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
    Nov 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – Dec 20, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation , 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Nov 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – Dec 20, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation , 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA 30677, USA
    Find those perfect handmade items for all the special people on your holiday gift list!
  • Christmas Parade
    Christmas Parade
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Dec 08
    Watkinsville
    Dec 08, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Watkinsville, Watkinsville, GA, USA
    Dec 08, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Watkinsville, Watkinsville, GA, USA
    Join us for floats and fun the first Sunday in December!
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