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Visit Downtown Watkinsville

Downtown Watkinsville, Georgia, is your hub for great shopping, delicious dining, a thriving business, and an arts community that makes this little big town a unique, must-see destination in North Georgia. Rich with history, alive with culture, and home to your new favorite restaurant or boutique. Start planning your next trip to Watkinsville, and invite your friends to come with you! 


Our walkable downtown, always free parking, and friendly community are just a few of the reasons people come back time and time again, and choose to call Watkinsville home. 

Shopping in Downtown Watkinsville
Dining in Downtown Watkinsville
Shopping in Downtown Watkinsville
Shopping in Downtown Watkinsville

Bird and Brass


White Tiger



Join Our Business Community

Have an idea you can't shake or an existing business that could use a thriving community to help it grow? Join the businesses in downtown Watkinsville! Our business-friendly local government and leaders would love to hear from you!

shop, dine, play, and stay with us

Check out all that Downtown Watkinsville has to offer!

Dining in Downtown Watkinsville


Home to great restaurants from fine dining experiences to quick casual, BBQ and bakeries, cocktails and coffee, there's something for everyone within walking distance. 

Tacos from Blind Pig Tavern

Shopping in Downtown Watkinsville


Watkinsville is home to great clothing boutiques, home goods stores, art galleries, antiques, and so much more! You can find something you'll love, the perfect gift, or something totally unexpected in our unique storefronts.

Men's clothing at JMac's Clothier

Services in Downtown Watkinsville


Whether you need an accountant, legal advice, help with a real estate transaction, a stylish new haircut, a plan for your patio, or a recording studio, we've got you covered.

Full Moon Recording Studio


Curated lofts and Airbnbs add to the charm and character that surrounds you in downtown Watkinsville. Stay the weekend or the whole week, and never run out of fun!

Hearthside Lofts and Events

Parks in Downtown Watkinsville

24 North Main Street

Located between Eagle Tavern and Blind Pig Tavern. Enjoy Adirondack chairs in the shade overlooking Main Street.

Blind Pig Pocket Park

downtown parks

Rocket Field came into existence in the late 1950s or early 1960s when a group of local parents started a football program and a basketball program for their young boys. That is how the field became known as "Rocket." Prior to that, the field was part of the old Oconee County High School, which only had an organized basketball program for boys and girls but no baseball or softball. The field at that time was a multi-purpose field. The only baseball played on the field was by teams of adults, quasi-semiprofessional teams from Watkinsville, Bishop, Farmington, Whitehall, etc. These teams played games on the high school field, usually on Saturday afternoon, with a 25-cent admission charge. In the 1990s, Rocket Field was gifted to the City of Watkinsville by the Oconee County Board of Education when they also deeded the old high school gym (i.e., the 1902 high school building) and the former vocational building to the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation.

Rocket Field is the largest park in downtown Watkinsville. It houses a ballfield, scorer’s box/concession stand/restroom facilities, built-in bleachers, a sidewalk on Second Street, a stage/bandstand, petanque courts, and a net climber in the flexible greenspace.

Click here for information on how to reserve Rocket Field.


34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Rocket Field

downtown parks

Parks in Downtown Watkinsville

40 North Main Street

Located on the corner of Experiment Statin Road and N. Main Street between Wing House and Hudson, Montgomery, Kalivoda & Connelly - Attorneys at Law at 40 N. Main St. Enjoy picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and cornhole games.

North Main Pocket Park

downtown parks

Parks in Downtown Watkinsville
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