Downtown Development & Main Street Program

Historic Downtown

The Downtown Calhoun website has all the information you need to know about our downtown.  It has event listings, business directories, access to our Facebook & Instagram links and much more. Visit today!

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.

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.

Mark your calendar for April 13th for the next Food Trucks & Friends! ... See MoreSee Less

Food Trucks & Friends

April 13, 2018, 5:00pm - April 13, 2018, 8:00pm

Enjoy a beautiful evening outside at the Historic Calhoun Depot listening to live music and enjoying dinner from several food trucks. The trucks (TBD) will be on location serving up yummy entrees for purchase and will also have non-alcoholic drinks available. Wall Street Catering Co. will be on location selling beer and wine to those of age. This event is open to the community and there is no fee for admission.

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Who doesn't love a color run? Especially, when it's for a great cause! Don't miss out on this fun event at the Calhoun Recreation Department! ... See MoreSee Less

2nd Annual YLS Gordon County Color Run

March 17, 2018, 8:00am - March 17, 2018, 9:30am

Join the fun at the 2nd YLS Gordon County Color Run! This fundraiser will support the ongoing philanthropic efforts the United Way of Gordon County's Young Leaders Society provides to the community. YLS Members participate in volunteer opportunities like serving meals at the Voluntary Action Center's Community Kitchen, collecting art supplies for art therapy sessions at Prevent Child Abuse Gordon County, hosting a Trunk or Treat for Boys & Girls Club Members and many more activities! Find out more at #5KRun #1MileFunRun Two Start Times for Runners & Walkers: 9:00 A.M. - 5K Run & 9:10 A.M. - 1 Mile Fun Run We will have two runs, a 1 Mile Fun Run as well as a regular 5K (neither event will be timed). Spend your St. Patrick's Day running through clouds of color! We hope to make the Color Run a lasting event for Calhoun and the surrounding areas. On behalf of our members, thank you for your support of this growing event! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS! Platinum: Shaw Industries Gold: Bentley Dye, Belwood Nursery & Landscape Supplies Silver: Landscape Creations, Childress Real Estate, BB&T Water Sponsor: Synovus (sponsorship opportunities still available) For more information please contact Ashley at

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Thank you to all that came out last night! After last night, we had a lot prepaid no shows which left room for walk ups. If you still wish to skate there will be walk ups available at $6 per person. CASH ONLY. Tonight is from 4-10 and tomorrow from 10-10. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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Historic Downtown Calhoun
Historic Downtown Calhoun