Downtown Development & Main Street Program

Historic Downtown Calhoun
Historic Downtown Calhoun

The Downtown Development Authority works throughout the year to promote Downtown Calhoun as a great place to do business, be entertained, dine or simply relax in our beautifully maintained downtown.  The DDA supports downtown businesses with various types of marketing and advertising throughout the year.  The DDA is a Fast Lane sponsor of the Keep It in the County campaign that promotes shopping locally.

A DDA FACADE Grant Program is also available to businesses in the downtown district, which offers matching financial assistance for renovations to downtown buildings.

The DDA sponsors events at the newly renovated GEM Theatre and the Harris Arts Center to allow the community to enjoy professional entertainment at a reasonable cost.

Events such as BBQ Boogie & Blues in the spring to Harvest Fest in the fall are available to the community at no cost.  The Historic Preservation Commission has succeeded in obtaining National Registry status for the entire Historic Downtown Business District.  The HPC will continue to strive to preserve our rich heritage.

This year’s annual BBQ, Boogie, and Blues will be held on April 29th and 30th.  For more details click on the link below.
http://www.bbqboogieblues.com/

Downtown Development Authority
Suzanne Hutchinson-Smith, Chairperson
Al Edwards
David Burton
Lorene Potts
Andrea Brumlow
Derrick Williams
Brian Ruddell

The Downtown Development Authority is a voluntary position appointed by the Mayor and City Council.  Please contact Suzanne Roberts at 706-602-5570 for more information if you are interested in serving on this board when future opportunities arise.

Historic Preservation Commission
Jim Lay, Chairperson
Sue Haney, Vice Chairperson
Jane Weldon
Suzanne Hutchinson-Smith
Ed Weldon

The Historic Preservation Commission is a voluntary position appointed by the Mayor and City Council.  Members are City residents and persons who have demonstrated special interest, experience, or education in history, architecture, or the preservation of historic resources.  Please contact Suzanne Roberts at 706-602-5570 for more information if you are interested in serving on this board when future opportunities arise.

Who is ready for BBQ, Boogie & Blues? We are! ... See MoreSee Less

An event for the entire family featuring: KCBS sanctioned professional & backyard cook-offs, live entertainment, food & arts & crafts vendors, kids zone, Amazing Race, bike safety rodeo & ride and more! Join the fun: www.bbqboogieblues.com

BBQ Boogie & Blues

April 28, 2017, 6:00pm - April 29, 2017, 4:00pm

Downtown Calhoun

An event for the entire family featuring: KCBS sanctioned professional & backyard cook-offs, live entertainment, food & arts & crafts vendors, kids zone, Amazing Race, bike safety rodeo & ride and more! Join the fun: www.bbqboogieblues.com

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While it is cold outside come warm up at the GEM Theater TONIGHT and support all three local high schools!
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Come out tomorrow night (03-17-2017) and support your local freshman! They will be fundraising and presenting MOANA at 6:00pm (tickets $7.00 per person) and FOOTLOOSE at 8:30pm (tickets $10.00 per person). Box office will open at 5:00pm. Visit our website at WWW.calhoungemtheatre.org to get your tickets ahead of time!

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Are you ready for summer like we are?! Go to the The Rusty Zipper today to get this cute outfit so you will be ready for the warmer days ahead!
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What a beautiful chilly Saturday we had!!❄️☀️ We're still dreaming of warmer days when we can wear cute outfits like this one!!💖 We will be here at 10:00 on Monday so come see us!!😋

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What's going on in Gordon County?
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Here's what's happening. Enjoy this beautiful weather as you #ExploreGordon! Starting Today! Run/Walk Club 5:30 p.m. - Meet at The Velo Vineyard The Run/Walk Club starts back today Thursday, March 9 and will meet every Thursday going forward through spring. Now - April 11 Spring Fling Basket Auction Harris Arts Center Stop by the Harris Arts Center to see and bid on the array of over 30 entries in this year’s auction. More Info: www.harrisartscenter.com or (706) 629-2599 Friday, March 10 & Saturday, March 11 Calhoun Little Theater presents “A Time To Kill” 7 p.m. at the Harris Arts Center This production is based on the classic John Grisham best-seller. Due to the mature subject matter of the play, an over-18 audience is suggested. Tickets: $15 General Admission tickets may be purchased online; $12 Senior, Student and $10 HAC Member tickets may be purchased by calling (706) 629-2599 with credit card information. Tickets are available at the door for all performances. More Info: www.harrisartscenter.com Friday, March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 6:30 p.m. at The Velo Vineyard The cost is $15/person for corn beef, cabbage and all the fixings to make your St. Patty’s Day meal memorable. Reservations Required: (404) 291-0439 Saturday, March 18 Bridges Band: A Tribute to the Eagles 7:30 p.m. at the GEM Theatre The ultimate Eagles experience live on the GEM stage! Tickets are $20, $22 & $25. More Info: www.calhoungemtheatre.org or (706) 625-3132 For Local School Events: Calhoun City Schools - www.calhounschools.org Gordon County Schools - www.gcbe.org Georgia Cumberland Academy - www.gcasda.org *Save The Dates & Register Now* Friday, March 24 Wizard of Oz Ladies’ Luncheon 12 p.m. at the Harris Arts Center www.harrisartscenter.com or (706) 629-2599 Saturday, March 25 Young Leaders Society Color Run 9 a.m. at Sonoraville Recreation Department www.gordoncountyunitedway.org or (706) 602-5548 Saturday, March 25 Wizard of Oz Tea Party 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Harris Arts Center www.harrisartscenter.com or (706) 629-2599 Saturday, March 25 Project Prom Dress 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church business.facebook.com/PleasantValleyBaptistChurch.Calhoun.GA/posts/1228120343940489:0 Sunday, March 26 Painting Class - Bring Your Own Furniture 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Pintage Antique Market (706) 383-4062

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