Bang a drum, pamper yourself, find a treasure and listen to the groovin sounds of Sunbelt Revolution! Here’s the top 16 reasons a visit to Dublin GA is a must!
1. Beatin’ Path Rhythm
Beat a path to the Laurens County Library on Wednesday, July 19th from 2 PM to 3 PM in the Children’s Center for Beatin’ Path Rhythm with drummer and instrument maker Dave Holland. Express the rhythm in your soul and beat those drums like nobody’s listening! The Laurens County Library is located at 801 Bellevue Avenue. Take learning to new heights with all of the Library’s cool summer activities for the whole family on Facebook.
2. Beauty Basics 101
Learn the fine art of flawless make up application at Blush during Beauty Basics 101 on Thursday, July 20th from 6 PM to 9 PM. Morgan Wilson, Haley Thomas, and Sarah Brooks will be doing free mini makeovers and Blush is offering exclusive discounts on stylish clothing and those must have beauty products! See you there!
3. Kindness Rocks
Spread good vibes one rock at a time! Check out Laurens County Rocks and Dublin GA Rocks and join in on the hunt to decorate, hide and find rocks that are inspirational and artistically designed. Share a photo of a rock you have found or one you are going to hide to the Facebook groups along with a hint and let the treasure hunt begin!
4. Christmas in July
Dazzle your holiday guests with a lavish table scape purchased from Smith’s Exclusive Jewelers now through July 31st at the Christmas in July Sale. Tis the season for holiday design! Choose from an assortment of in stock or special order pieces of festive Christmas china with huge savings for the win! Complimentary Christmas gift wrapping is included with purchase.
5. Sunbelt Revolution
Groove along with Sunbelt Revolution at the Dublin Moose Lodge on Friday, July 21st from 9 PM to 12 AM. Featuring Chris Lewis with those sultry vocals, Bo Norwood on lead-guitar, Vince Tanner on drums, and Erik Powell on base guitar, Sunbelt Revolution’s performance of powerful original and Southern rock tunes will leave you breathless! The Dublin Moose Lodge is located at 518 Academy Avenue.
6. Retreat to the Country Side
Relish the tantalizing menu options of Dublin Farm‘s Ristorante da Maria on Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd from 7 PM to 10 PM! Choose from three decadent menu options and feast on a true taste of Tuscany. Extend your retreat and explore the cozy suites and quiet beauty of Dublin Farms Bed and Breakfast for a relaxing getaway from the every day hustle and bustle.
7. Downtown Dublin Farmers Market
Savor the summer flavors available at the Downtown Dublin Farmers Market, where an abundance of fresh Georgia grown fruits and veggies, fresh eggs, organic honey and artisan crafts await Saturday, July 22nd from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Farm to table freshness never tasted so good!
8. 3rd Annual Ballin for Back to School Tournament
Get geared up to shoot some hoops during the 3rd Annual Ballin for Back to School Basket Ball Tournament on Saturday, July 22nd beginning at 9 AM at Stubbs Park Gym. Registration is $50 per 10 man team. Sponsored by the Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, the tourney aims to collect as many school supplies as possible to enhance the learning experiences of underprivileged children. Stubbs Park Gym is located at 106 South Calhoun Street. Call Renae Hall at 478-697-1268 or Michael Harvell at 478-278-8668 to register or make a donation.
9. 1st Annual Summer Splash Fun Day 2017
Load up the kids and make some spectacular summer memories at the 1st Annual Summer Splash Fun Day 2017 on Saturday, July 22nd from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Dublin Civitan Fair Grounds. The cost of admission is $10 and includes all day water slide delight, juicy burgers, plump hot dogs, crunchy chips, and a refreshing bottled water.
10. Motorcycle Racing at Herrin Compound
Thrill to the roar of the mighty engines as Herrin Compound host motorcycle racing Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd from 10 AM to 5 PM. Spectators are welcome and the costs of admission is $5 for cars with Laurens County plates and $10 for all others. For future race dates or to discover the world of motor cycle racing at Herrin Compound, click here.
11. Spa Bellevue
Pamper yourself at Spa Bellevue with a selection of soothing massages, an organic facial, a luxurious soak in a relaxing tub of bubbles designed to nourish and moisturize the sun-kissed skin and a fabulous new hair style! Spa Bellevue is open 8 AM to 8 PM by appointment only and is located at 711 Bellevue Avenue. To schedule your appointment, call 478-595-6338.
12. Southern Pines Splash Pad
When the beach is out of reach, beat the summer heat and cool off with a visit to the Southern Pines Splash Pad, where buckets of fun can be had by the whole family for just $2 bucks a person! Treats and tasty snacks are available for purchase at the on-site concession stand. Summer fun doesn’t have to break the bank!
13. Summer Movie Series
Become a way-finder and help a Polynesian Princess save her people from the curse of the demigod Maui at Theatre Dublin on Tuesday, July 25th at 10 AM for the Summer Movie Series presentation of the musical adventure Moana. Visit the concession stand and enjoy a buttery $4 popcorn and drink special while you sit back and enjoy the magical voyage of Moana!
14. Curl up with your Favorite Author
Explore a world of action-packed adventure, heartfelt romance, or nail-biting mystery between the pages of a treasured book at the Lending Library located at the Dublin Visitors Information Center. Feel free to bring a book and take a book! Did you know that Ben Franklin founded the Library Company of Philadelphia, American’s First Lending Library in 1731? Spend the afternoon curled up with a thriller by James Patterson, enter the science fiction realm of Stephen King or the fantastical world of Dr. Suess!
15. Kids Camps
Make a bee line for some summer camp fun at Southern Pines Ag and Expo Center with camp instructor Denise Strickland. Kids Crafts Camp is Monday, July 24th through Friday, July 28th from 9 AM to 12 PM. Register online at www.dlcra.org or stop in at the Dublin Laurens County Recreational Authority at 102 Travel Center Boulevard.
16. Sew Like a Pro
Registration is now open at Beverly’s Sewing School for beginner and semi-beginner sewers starting Tuesday, Aug 1st on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 PM to 8 PM, where beautiful things come together one stitch at a time! Learn all about pattern layout, measurements, and those creative techniques that will bring your fashion work of art to life. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today! Call 478-697-9565 for more details. Beverly’s Sewing School is located at 110 North Washington Street.
Purchase your tickets today and get a Peaceful Easy Feeling as The Georgia Players Guild presents a tribute concert to the music of The Eagles and Alabama on Friday, July 28th at 7:30 PM at Theatre Dublin. You won’t be able to stop yourself from singing along to the words of Hotel California and Song of the South! The Georgia Players Guild will have you rockin in your seats!
National Night Out
Head down to Stubbs Park on Tuesday, August 1st from 6 PM to 9 PM for National Night Out Community Fun Day sponsored by the Dublin Police Department, Laurens County Law Enforcement, the Southside Association, Inc., Communities in Schools of Laurens County, Inc. & L.I.N.K.S, Dublin Housing Authority, Laurens County Family Connection, and the Dublin City Government. Over 1000 back to school book bags with school supplies will be given away! There will be bounce house fun, juicy grilled hot dogs, chips, and cool refreshing drinks, Come on out for an evening of family and fellowship. For more information call Veatrice Rozier, Community Outreach Chairperson at 478-278-6016.
Audition for your favorite role in the magical The Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, August 19th beginning at 8:15 AM at Theatre Dublin. Arrive at least 15 minutes early for registration and bring a copy of a current photo. Theatre Dublin’s production of the famed The Nutcracker has it all — a cast of more than 75, glorious sets and costumes, magical special effects, beautiful music, and exceptional dancing by professional and amateur dancers. For an audition schedule and dress code, call 478-275-1972 or 912-253-0404.
Missoula Children’s Theatre- The Wiz of the West
Open call for student’s entering 1st through 12th grade to come out and audition for The Wiz of the West, a production of the Missoula Children’s Theatre on Monday, Aug 21st from 4 PM to 6 PM at Theatre Dublin. The audition fee is $10 and a rehearsal schedule will be provided. For more information and registration forms, please call 478-290-5082. Sponsored by the Dublin-Laurens Arts Council, The Wiz of the West is the tale of the classic The Wizard of Oz with a slight “twister”. Follow Dotty and her pooch Mooch on a windswept journey of western adventure and self-discovery! Showtimes are Saturday, August 26th at 3 PM and at 5:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased here.
Purchase your tickets now for Evis’ 56. Get all shook up as Cody Ray Slaughter returns to Theatre Dublin on Saturday, September 8th at 7:30 PM in the ultimate homage to Elvis Presley in Elvis’ 56. Slaughter has performed at special events, corporate functions, and entertainment venues throughout the United States, Canada and the UK. His uncanny portrayal of Elvis Presley exhibits his amazing love for who he calls, “the greatest entertainer of all time”. Tickets can be purchased here.