Play Downtown

Get ready for a good time. Any time.

Entertain yourself and your family downtown. From the arts to the outdoors, you’ll find something for everyone.

What do you want to do first?  A walk down historic Main Street or through the neighborhood offers so many choices.

By day, you can make pottery or jewelry, stroll through a gallery. Stop by the Public Library for children’s story hour or an author reading.  Think about taking a music class or browse locally made musical instruments.

Statesboro is home to one of Georgia’s must-see farmers markets — the Main Street Farmers Market is a foodie mecca Saturdays, April through November.  Fresh and local produce, served up with music and fun activities.

And there’s nightlife when the stars come out.  The Averitt Center for the Arts and its Emma Kelly Theater offer music, theater, dance, movies and an ever-fresh art gallery.  Raise a glass at one of our bistros or taverns.  Or, try your luck at a little billiards. And join us for F1RST Friday, a monthly downtown celebration for the whole family.

Do a little time traveling, too.  Many Downtown buildings and homes are on the National Register of Historic Places.  And, a Confederate memorial marks the route of General Will T. Sherman’s forces through Statesboro on their March to the Sea. Pick up the History Walk Guidebook at our offices.

Or just relax and feel the warmth of the Southern sun – and charm.  Take up a bench on the courthouse lawn, listen to a bubbling fountain, enjoy the landscaping in our historic downtown.

Looking for help planning a stay?  Statesboro welcomes thousands of guests every year for vacation and business.  The Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau can help you with grown-up getaways or family fun.  They’ll connect you to one of our thousands of hotel rooms – including a historic Downtown inn. Find out everything you need to know about attractions, dining and entertainment.  Need event planning services?  They can work with you on conventions and corporate events, reunions and weddings.  Visit

Taste of Downtown

Event Calendar

Arts-Related Activities

Averitt Center for the Arts

Address: 33 E. Main St., Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Phone: 912.212.2787
Hours: M-F 7:15am-6pm; Closed Saturday & Sunday

Free Spirit Pottery

Address: 42 E. Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Phone: 912.489.3232
Hours: M-Th., 11am-6pm; Fri. 11am-9pm; Sat. 10am-6pm; Closed Sunday

Board & Brush Statesboro

Address: 20 S. Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Phone: 912.436.3739
Hours: Fri.& Sat. by appointment


Holiday Inn Express (coming soon)

Address: 425 S. Main St., Statesboro, Georgia 30458

Georgia’s Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1123 S. Zetterower Ave., Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Phone: 912.489.6330

Historic Statesboro Inn and Restaurant

Address: 106 S. Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Phone: 912.489.8628

Quality Inn & Suites

Address: 230 S. Main St., Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Phone: 912.225.4999

Red Roof Inn & Suites

Address: 316 S. Main St., Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Phone: 912.489.2626

Outdoor Activities

Blind Willie McTell Trail


Downtown Dog Park

Year-Round Events

First Fridays

On the first Friday of every month, everyone is invited Downtown to enjoy the sights and sounds, businesses and green space, fun and food – and each other.  The excitement starts at 5:30 pm, usually centered on the Courthouse lawn at the Main Streets intersection.

Seasonal Events

Statesboro Farmer’s Market (April-November)

Georgia Magazine named the Statesboro MainStreet Farmers Market, a “Must-See” Market. Here’s why: Every Saturday from early April to the end of November, the Downtown MainStreet Farmers Market is the place for fresh local fruit and vegetables, meats and dairy, and food products like preserves and baked goods.  Thousands come to buy from dozens of vendors, making a personal connection in the farm-to-table movement – all in an atmosphere of music and good fun.


Sponsor Application

Artisan Application

Food Purveyor Application

Farmer Application

Date-Specific Events

Amazing Blue Mile Race (November 9)
It’s that time of year again! The Amazing Blue Mile Challenge will be taking place November 9!

Welcome to Statesboro’s own national treasure and 3rd annual adventure race! This race is part scavenger hunt, part Statesboro exploration, and definitely all fun. It’s a race to test your brain as much, if not more, than your legs.

The expedition will consist of a series of 20 clues which will take contestants on a wild adventure through Downtown Statesboro. Teams of 2-4 participants will have to figure out the clues and map their own course to complete mental and physical challenges in different locations along the Blue Mile in Downtown Statesboro.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau where team captains will get the team race packet with bib numbers and t-shirts. Team captains must gather to pick up the clue packets by 9:45 a.m. The race will start at 10 a.m. We expect that everyone should be completed within 4 hours. Cash awards will be presented to the first 3 teams to return back to Eagle Creek Brewery.

Register before October 18th and save $20.

Here is the link to register for the race as well as for water or clue sponsors.

For other sponsorship opportunities please contact  Visit Statesboro – 912-259-9555.
 Spring into Statesboro (April 25, 2020)

Spend your day downtown on East Main Street as we Spring into Statesboro. This spring festival is full of activities and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.


Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade (October 21,2019)


Scare on the Square ( October 27, 2019)
Scare Application
Scare Video


Turkey Trot 5k (November 23, 2019)
Mascot Race
Shopping by Lantern Light (November 19, 2019)


Holiday Celebration (December 6, 2019)
Holiday Application

Georgia Miscellaneous Event Tax Form 

 Special Events Georgia Tax Rules

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