The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority is wrapping up summer with the F1rst Friday Downtown Pep Rally, sponsored by Statesboro Natural Gas, on Aug 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. 

The pep rally will consist of marching band music while the teams show their school spirit to get the community excited for their upcoming seasons.

This year the schedule is as follows: Portal Middle and High School will open the pep rally at 5:30 p.m. Cheer South All Stars will perform tumbling in honor of their 25th season at 6:00 p.m. The Southeast Bulloch High School marching band, football and cheerleading teams with the special addition of the back to back state champion flag football team at 6:30 p.m. The Statesboro High School marching band, football and cheerleading teams will follow at 7:30 p.m.

“We’re excited to feature the flag football team from Southeast Bulloch High School and hope to have participation from other flag football teams in future events,” Allen Muldrew, Executive Director said.

Food and refreshments will be provided for the participating teams. Over 50 vendors, including food trucks will be in attendance. Free bouncy houses will also be on the courthouse lawn. This will help provide a night of food and fun for all community members who attend the Downtown Pep Rally.

Statesboro Natural Gas is the head sponsor of the Downtown Pep Rally. The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority would also like to thank their 2023 sponsors for helping make this event happen: American Roofing, Colony Bank, CORE Credit, East Georgia Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, JC Lewis Ford, Georgia Power, Morris Bank, McKeithens True Value Hardware, Party Harbor, Party Impressions, Shoemaker Equipment Supply, Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Statesboro Properties, Statesboro Oral Surgery, Statesboro Urgent Care, Tormenta FC, Hendley Properties and Vyve Broadband.

For more information, please contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority by calling 912-764-7227 or emailing