Local Events

Waycross Local Events

Living here in the South, we have a tradition of not letting our spare time go to waste, you’ll always find us out and about making the most of it. This means that we’ve always got something going on, so if you’re visiting, the likely hood is that you’ll be able to sample our Southern hospitality.

Below, we’ve listed our large annual events, but if you need more information, just contact us and we’ll happily help however we can.

We know that if you visit our community you’ll have a great time and want to come back again real soon.

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Our Contact Details

For more Information contact:
Waycross Convention & Visitors Bureau Authority located at:

417 Pendleton Street,
Waycross, Georgia 31501
t. 912.287.2969
f. 912.287.2948
e. tourism@waycrossga.com

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JANUARY

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Each year the MLK Parade brings our community together for an afternoon of fun and celebration. Typically held on the 3rd Mon and begins at the historic Mary Street Park.

 


MARCH

Okefenokee 10k Swamp Run
& Fun Run 10k Swamp Run

Presented by the Okefenokee Track Club and held at the Laura S. Walker State Park. A 1-mile Fun Run follows the 10k event.
w: okefenokeetrackclub.blogspot.com

 


APRIL

April Fool’s Rod Run

For over 30 years, car aficionados have come to the April Fool’s Rod Run to see everything from Model T’s to foreign sports cars. Over 500 cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles converge at this weekend’s event held at the Twin Oaks Park.
w: aprilfoolsrodrun.com

Swamptown Getdown Music Festival

A celebration of music from all over the Southeastern USA with Country, Indie Rock, Americana, Jam and Bluegrass! Including a arts & crafts, exotic foods and one-of-a-kind unique creations. Culminating in a campfire picking session of epic proportions.
w: stgdfest.com

SwampFest

Don’t miss this annual spring event held in Downtown Waycross featuring arts & crafts, games and activities for the kids, great food, music and entertainment. SwampFest starts on Friday afternoon and continues to Saturday night when the events culminate with a street dance and free concerts throughout the weekend.
w: swampfest.us

Big Z Garage Sale

Held twice a year at Twin Oaks Park in Hoboken, GA, the Big Z features garage sale items, arts & crafts, and so much more.
w: twinoakspark.com

Twin Oaks Blue Grass Convention

Twice each year, the Flat Top Travelers host 3 days of Gospel and Bluegrass music at the Twin Oaks Park-in Hoboken, GA. The spring convention is usually the weekend before Mother’s Day and the fall convention is the weekend after Labor Day. Camp sites and RV hook-ups are available.
w: twinoakspark.com

 


JULY

4th of July Celebration

Every year, we celebrate with music, food, and fireworks at the Bit Tanner Field. Enjoy live entertainment and activities for the whole family with a fireworks show at about 9pm.


SEPTEMBER

Twin Oaks Blue Grass Convention

Twice each year, the Flat Top Travelers host 3 days of Gospel and Bluegrass music at the Twin Oaks Park-in Hoboken, GA. The spring convention is usually the weekend before Mother’s Day and the fall convention is the weekend after Labor Day. Camp sites and RV hook-ups are available.
w: twinoakspark.com

Gram Parsons Guitar Pull
& Tribute Festival

Come for a weekend of great music in honor of the Waycross native Gram Parsons. Parsons was the founding father of country-rock and alternative country music genres. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and camera but no pets, please. Camping is available.
w: gpgpfest.com

 


NOVEMBER

Okefenokee Agricultural Fair

Hosted by the Waycross Exchange Club. Livestock, midway rides, local entertainment, concessions, games, livestock shows, petting zoo, rides, & many more exciting events. Admission fee charged daily. Ride rates vary.
w: exchangeclubofwaycross.com

Big Z Garage Sale

Held twice a year at Twin Oaks Park in Hoboken, GA, the Big Z features garage sale items, arts & crafts, and so much more.
w: twinoakspark.com

 

 


DECEMBER

Okefenokee Swamp Park
Holiday Light Show

The Light Show is held on certain nights during the holiday season. Get aboard the Lady Suwannee Railroad and be dazzled by the lights throughout the Okefenokee Swamp Park! For more information call 912.283.0583
w: okeswamp.com

Christmas Parade

This Annual Christmas parade held in historic downtown Waycross features colorful floats, festive walkers, the Golden Gator Marching Band, and Santa Claus on the “Big Red” fire truck!
w: waycrossga.com/ms