scarecrows McDonough, GA

Get ready!  Over 100 scarecrows fill downtown McDonough starting late-September! It’s a fun competition with local families, non-profits and business participants who hand-make their creative scarecrow entries.  So be sure to stop by one of the businesses to vote for your favorite. Winners will be announced on October 22, 2016 during the Fall Festival in downtown McDonough, GA.

The  City of McDonough is honored to host the Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia Teen USA Pageants for the third year.  The pageants will be held at the Henry County Performing Arts Center, November 17 – 19, 2016.

Check back soon for more information regarding ticket sales.

Fireworks Celebration!


Celebrate with us on July 3rd!  
Richard Craig Park
125 S. Zack Hinton Parkway, McDonough, GA
Gates open at 4pm.

Atlanta Burger Wars 2016

The ultimate food fight, the 2016 Atlanta Burger Wars, was a huge success, thanks to the talented and creative chefs and volunteers of the event, as well as the rockin’ musicians and other performers. All proceeds of the event benefited the Kensley Grace Foundation and McDonough Arts.

Another big thanks goes to Moye’s Pharmacy and Thompson’s Market for being the official “burger pit crew” of the event, by providing competitors foil, gloves, condiments, and fresh produce so they wouldn’t have to leave the event in case they forgot something.  Creativity was swirling around the event—along with the smoky, meaty and cheesy smells—with one-of- a-kind burger combinations at every turn.  Who’d have thought to put pimento cheese, crispy bacon and raspberry preserves together on a burger? Thank goodness Grand Gourmet did, as it was an explosion of flavors which complemented each other perfectly.  And who can forget O.B. BBQ’s Blue Burger with a fried pickle and perfectly smoked bacon and tangy caramel onions on top, or PJ’s macaroni-and- cheese-topped burger? Not only can they make great barbecue, but mouth-watering burgers as well.
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Geranium Jam | May 21

Geranium Jam Concert event, fun crowd

Jam with us on May 21st from 6 – 10pm at the 2016 Geranium Jam JailHouse Beach Party Outdoor Concert!  This year’s band lineup will be …

A1A Let’s Get Tropical
(a Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band)
McDonough Rhythm Section
Georgia Flood

This outdoor concert is held following the annual Geranium Festival in McDonough, GA, and is an event not to be missed!  You are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, coolers etc.  Food vendors will be on-site for your convenience, or you’re welcome to grab a bite from the Geranium Festival merchants or downtown restaurants before coming to the concert.

The concert will be held at 55 Harkins Street, in historic downtown McDonough.  

$20 Early Bird special – general admission
$30 Day of Event – general admission
$130 – VIP Table of 8 (includes general admission for 8) **First come first serve!

Purchase tickets online!

The 2016 Geranium Jam JailHouse Beach Party will serve as a fundraiser for several special causes.

McDonough Main Street Program: The McDonough Main Street Program would like to bring some life to downtown McDonough by adding a wall mural, decorative banners and other artistic elements.
New Year’s Eve Geranium Drop: This year will mark the 6th anniversary of the Geranium Drop held in downtown. McDonough Hospitality & Tourism would like to make the event bigger and more exciting than the previous years to give visitors a great experience in the City of McDonough.

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