4th Annual BBQ Boogie & Blues in Downtown Calhoun!

The smell of delicious BBQ (and more!) will soon be in the air. We hope to see you at this weekend’s BBQ Boogie & Blues in Downtown Calhoun! Below please find the schedule of events, road closure information and suggested parking. For the latest information, visit BBQBoogieBlues.com .

Friday, April 24th

3:30 p.m. – Court Street & Park Avenue closed for set-up to begin!
5 p.m. – Velo Vineyard Beer/Wine Garden Opens
5:30 p.m. – Thurston’s Café Opens for Dinner
6 p.m. – Vendors Open on Court Street & Park Avenue and Kids Zone Opens in City Park
6 p.m. – Baxter/Dean Runway Show Red Carpet at the corner of Wall Street & Court Street
7:30 p.m. – Georgia String Band Festival Norman Blake Concert @ Harris Arts Center – (Tickets required – harrisartscenter.com )
8 p.m. – Baxter/Dean Runway Show on Court Street (Tickets required)
10 p.m. – India Galyean & Swingtime Orchestra of Chattanooga Concert on Court Street

Saturday, April 25th

7 a.m. – Charlotte’s Cafe’ Opens (will be serving breakfast & lunch)
8:30 a.m. – Better Start Living 62 Mile Bike Ride Starts
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – A full day of entertainment & fun! Vendors & Kids Zone Open
10 a.m. – Amazing Race & Better Start Living 5, 15 & 35 Mile Bike Rides Start
10:15 a.m. – Live Music ~ Joseph Evans with the Georgia String Band Festival
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Live Music ~ “Live Exchange Band”
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – People’s Choice – Try the competitors’ BBQ! $10 (located outside the library)
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Velo Vineyard Beer/Wine Garden is open
11 a.m. – March of Dimes March For Babies Starts at City Park (marchforbabies.org)
12 p.m. – Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention Registration Opens @ Harris Arts Center
1 p.m. – Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention Starts @ Harris Arts Center
4 p.m. – BBQ Competition Awards Presentation
4 p.m. – See “The Goonies” on the big screen at Calhoun’s GEM Theatre

*Suggested Parking*

Calhoun First Baptist Church – 411 College Street
Calhoun First United Methodist Church – 205 Line Street
Calhoun City Schools – River Street (Saturday only)
Calhoun-Gordon County Library – 100 N. Park Ave.


Mohawk,  City of Calhoun,  Gordon County Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau,  Hamilton Sports Medicine,  Hamilton Neurosurgery & Spine Center,  Hamilton Spine Health & Sport,  Farmers Insurance/Kacee Smith Agency,  AllAroundGordon.com,  Dub’s BBQ,  Gordon County Antique Engine & Tractor Club,  Great Clips,  Husser & Husser,  P.C. Attorneys at Law,  Invista Travel, March of Dimes,  Northwest Georgia Regional Fair,  RaceTrac,  Stephen Poloney Agency/American Family Insurance,  Calhoun KOA,  Cooper F. Spence Law,  Country Inn & Suites,  EVCO Plastics,  Gordon County Young Farmers,  Greater Community Bank,  Momon Construction,  OMNOVA Solutions,  Payne Farm,  Santek Waste Services,  Stress Knot Massage Studio,  Townsend Bobcat & Excavating, LLC

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