River Town Days is Bainbridge, Ga. is the perfect to experience a family friendly event right on the Flint River
Here in South Georgia most people know Bainbridge as one of the small towns you pass through on the way to Apalachicola, Panama City and the Florida coast. A city of less than 13k people with a county size of around 30k, Bainbridge is quickly becoming a destination point. Ideally located only an hour away from Albany, Thomasville, Tallahassee and Dothan, Bainbridge hosts River Town Days. River Town Days started back in 2003 as a local event and has grown to be a regional draw.
Always held on the 2nd weekend of March, River Town Days has a little bit of something for everyone. The event is free for everyone in order to encourage as many visitors as possible, from all walks of life. Kids are well taken care of with a carnival that features “bull rides”, fair-style rides and face painting. Play Bainbridge, the recreational authority, has also joined in and will be hosting a canoe race, bike race and a 5k run. All races will be held on Saturday and awards will be awarded by age division. For more information and to register visit Play Bainbridge.
FLW Fishing Tournament
One of the biggest events being brought to River Town Days is the FLW Fishing Tournament. Fishing League Worldwide will bring more than 150 fishermen to the area. That influx of people will be a huge boon to the local economy by packing hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. The FLW Expo will feature sponsors, vendors, games and giveaways. Fishermen will even be teaching fishing classes to kids.
Music and Alcohol
A festival isn’t complete without music and River Town Days delivers. Featured bands play all types of music from country to 50’s, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Beer will also be sold on site and no outside coolers or alcohol will be allowed into the festival. Make sure to have your ID on you so that you can grab an armband for entry into the Beer Garden. The headliner is a Georgia legend, Colt Ford.
Hot Air Balloon
The highlight of the festival for many will be the tethered Hot Air Balloon ride. This opportunity doesn’t happen much so don’t miss out! The photo opportunity is only $20 and is only on Saturday from 330-630.
What: River Town Days! Calendar of Events
When: March 8-10, 2019 FRIDAY: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM / SATURDAY: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM / SUNDAY 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Bainbridge, GA at the Earle May Boat Basin, right on the Flint River
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