Feel the Spanish beat at Fiesta de Mayo! Celebrate the Spanish culture with authentic music and dances. Great local vendors, live music, and delicious food all for you to enjoy!More info
The community will be celebrating Arbor Day in conjunction with Paw Walk at Statesboro’s Downtown Dog Park on March 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m at 20 East Cherry Street. This F1RST Friday event will feature a brief history of Arbor Day by a member...More info
What a better way to start of February than enjoying all of Downtown Statesboro’s exciting date night attractions with your sweetheart. The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority invites you to our F1RST Friday Date Night on Friday, February...More info
Holiday Celebration 2018
It’s the most wonderful time of year; the annual F1RST Friday Holiday Celebration is upon us. Join the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority on Friday, December 7th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. for an evening filled with holiday fun and cheer.
Run the Boro 5K
This year’s Holiday Celebration includes the Run the Boro 5k, Chili Cook-off, the holiday parade, and much more. The holiday parade will feature dune buggies, golf carts, dance teams and Santa Claus. For the little ones, there will be a photo booth with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Emma Kelly Theater inside the Averitt Center and the Kidz Farm train ride in the Synovus Bank parking lot.
Registration for the Run the Boro 5K is $25. For teams of 10 or more people, registration will be $15 per runner, and all Statesboro YMCA members are only $10. This year we will also have a kiddie fun run for only $10 and starts at 5:00 pm. In addition, CHILDCARE will be available for runners provided by the friendly YMCA staff next to City Hall. All proceeds will go to the YMCA of Statesboro.
After the 5K, treat yourself to some well-deserved chili at the Chili Cook-off brought to you by the Statesboro Convention and Visitor’s bureau. Vote for People’s Choice for just $1, and the winner will receive a trophy. All donations of the Chili Cook-off will go to the Boys and Girls Club.
Master of Ceremonies
This year the City of Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar, will be our master of ceremonies. There sill be a community stage with live entertainment on the courthouse steps. Some of the performances include, Southern Saxophones, The Averitt Center for the Arts, The Dancer’s Edge, The Helen Redding School of Dance, Believers Church, and Crossroads Community Church. You can sing along and enjoy the Celebration of the Holiday Season.
You don’t want to miss out on this fun-filled evening of holiday festivities. Bring your friends and family downtown to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. For more information, contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority at 912-764-7227.
Main Street Statesboro and the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority are committed to the economic development, historic preservation and beautification of Statesboro’s downtown area. The purpose of Main Street Statesboro and Downtown Statesboro Development Authority is to revitalize downtown economically and socially within the context of historic preservation by increasing financial viability and ensuring the success of Businesses.
Make sure you don’t miss out on this amazing event! Food, trunk or treat, hayrides, face painting, haunted house, costume contests for all ages…Hosted by Princess Productions of course 😉 Shopping, games and more. And to end the night...More info
Zaxby’s Scare on the Square will be held downtown Statesboro October 27 4:30-9 p.m. This year’s event is sure to scare, excite, and delight as always! We will continue to have all of the activities for children in the Pumpkin Patch, the...More info
Join us in October for our annual “Ag Night Out” event. This is where Agriculture takes over Downtown Statesboro. We will have tractors, agriculture booths, farm activities, music, & food! This is our annual family event to...More info
Downtown Statesboro Development Authority has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its...More info
Welcome to Statesboro's own national treasure and 2nd annual adventure race! The Amazing Blue Mile Challenge 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...More info
This year’s May F1RST Friday event was different than ever before! The DSDA will be partnering with Three Tree Coffee and Big Boy Cookies for Fiesta de Mayo on May 4, 2018. This is the first time F1RST Friday will be held in the Midtown Market on...More info
Come outside and celebrate the start of a new season with the 7th annual Spring into Statesboro festival sponsored by Dr. Troy Lawhorn of Statesboro Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery! Come Downtown on April 21, from 9-1 for games, children's...More info
Our Fine Arts F1RST Friday event is an elegant and entertaining evening in the heart of our downtown Statesboro. Live performances from jazz bands and other local artists fill the air with the spectacular sounds that ensure a fabulous relaxing...More info