Rose Show and Festival
It's time to stop and smell the roses! Thomasville invites you to the 98th annual Rose Show and Festival.
Each year, Historic Downtown Thomasville displays gorgeous roses for everyone to come and enjoy, a tradition that began in the 1920s. Since then, we have added several more attractions that we know you will love. Begin your weekend early on Thursday at the Rose-bud parade. Tiny dancers, middle school bands, and local groups march along, calling for an adorable evening. Anyone is welcome to participate in this parade! Friday's fun includes the 71st annual Rose Parade. Pageant Queens, Marching Bands, and Floats galore; this parade is a big time and always a big draw in the community.
As soon as the parade is over, everyone is welcome to fill the street and boogie the night away at the family-friendly Downtown Street Dance held in front of the Historic Courthouse at the intersection of Broad Street and Jefferson Street. There's nothing like a firework show over the Historic Courthouse's clock tower to finish Friday's festivities with a bang! Believe it or not, the fun doesn't end there. Saturday boasts one of the southeast's largest car and truck shows along North Broad and Jefferson. Antiques to modern muscle cars will wow and excite car lovers and casual guests alike. On the other end of Broad Street, Bark in the Park takes place- where you can see Thomasville's finest furry friends who are sure to make you smile. If you love to shop local and peruse art, Art in the Park will not disappoint either! Festival food, handcrafted goods, and artwork fill Paradise Park to the brim for your enjoyment.
Taking place through the duration of the festival, the actual Rose show itself boasts thousands of the finest Roses brought in by Rosarians from all over the southeast. Round out your action-packed weekend with trips to see the Orchids on Parade, The Golf Classic, plus so much more. And as always, Thomasville's merchants and restaurateurs are ready and waiting to host you with plenty of "Southern Hospitality".
Join us for the greatest event where everything’s coming up roses only in Thomasville, Georgia's Rose City!
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