Griffin, GA

Griffin is a city in Spalding County that is part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, named for landowner Col. Lewis Lawrence Griffin.

There are a lot of activities that await every visitor in Griffin.

This year, Griffin will host the Chamber of Commerce Gala and the Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR in September, the Kiwanis of Griffin Fair, the Downtown Trick or Treating and the Doctober Day Downtown Griffin in October.

In December, the Welcome Center will hold its open house and lighting of Christmas displays while the Griffin Ballet will present The Nutcracker.

The annual Christmas parade will also be held in December (see here for the full list of 2017 events in Griffin http://www.cityofgriffin.com/Visitors/Events.aspx).

The Kiwanis Spalding County Fair is held every October which attracts both young and old who enjoy midway rides and games.

This year’s fair is slated on Oct. 6 to 14 and features live performances from the Rollin’ Bones, Rachel Hale and Confederate Railroad. Check here for more details https://www.facebook.com/116204191741026/photos/a.1056706194357483.1073741827.116204191741026/1759411957420233/?type=3&theater.

The Griffin Area Concert Association is once again presenting a series of shows, foremost of which is the comeback performance of internationally acclaimed and award winning guitarist Pavlo on October 10.

Pavlo has made a name for himself by offering a musical amalgam he simply calls “Mediterranean music” – a blend of Greek, flamenco, Latin and even Balkan flavours wrapped in contemporary pop. Click this link for details http://www.griffinconcerts.org/.

On Sept. 23, the 19th annual Olivia Andrews Tab Run will kick off which will bring participants into a 70-mile round-trip race to the Doc Holiday BBQ and Blues Festival, to be held in support to the Ronald McDonald House of Children’s Charities. Check here for other details https://www.facebook.com/GriffinSpaldingCOC/photos/a.179376799536.121900.109780199536/10154881503274537/?type=3&theater.

Spice up your October with the Halloween Hikes slated on Oct. 20 to 21 and Oct. 27 to 28.

Halloween Hikes is a family event that you wouldn’t surely want to miss if you are looking for a unique adventure. Your kids will surely love the well-lit hike through the forest to meet woodland creatures and hear about their lives.

Halloween Hikes is a perfect non-scary alternative to the traditional Halloween activity that most people used to have. Check here for more details http://www.georgiahauntedhouses.com/halloween/halloween-hikes-ga.html.

Welcome the holiday season with Griffin Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” slated on Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 at the Griffin Auditorium.

Watch Clara, Fritz, the Mouse King and the Nutcracker as they dance their ways into the heart of everyone.

“The Nutcracker” features over 100 local, talented dancers aged 4 to 18 and professional guest dancers from Carolina Ballet Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina. Visit this website for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/606393852760946/.