A busy month in Oconee: August events

 

Summertime is winding down, but the number of great activities in Oconee County is only getting larger. In the month of August, Oconee certainly has something for all ages and interests, whether its quality entertainment, family fun or art galleries. Beloew are some of the most exciting events going on in the county this August. For complete information about all of these events and more, please visit the event calendar here on our website.

Concert on the Lawn 

Concert on the Lawn

The beautiful landscape around Ashford Manor is home to outdoor events year round. Next up for this year’s slate of great activities will be a summer edition of the Concert on the Lawn series, held at the manor on Monday, August 3. The eight-piece band Grains of Sands will be performing, with the group’s set featuring a number of soul and R&B hits. Come down to the manor for a night of entertaining music and some relaxation on the lawn. The concert starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Kids under the age of 6 get in free.

First Fridays on Main

The streets of downtown Watkinsville flood with Oconee County residents on First Friday evenings.

A new month means a new first Friday, and on the evening of August 7 the streets of downtown will once again be flooded with county residents enjoying some family fun. This month’s theme is “Dog Days of Summer” as we will be celebrating what’s left of the Summer before cold weather begins to set in once again. As always, there will be games, food, and local businesses to check out, so be sure to stop by.

Titan Twilight 5K

titan twilight

The Summer is always a great time to stay active, and it’s especially easy to get moving when it’s for a good cause. The Titan Twilight 5K, held by North Oconee High School each year, raises money for the high school’s athletics programs. The race features a little bit for everyone, as there is a children’s race and a mile-long “fun run” in addition to the main event. Money will be raised, prizes will be awarded, and sweat will be created at this great community event, so be sure to head to North Oconee High School on Saturday, August 8 for the race. Anyone interested in participating can get more info and register at the event’s page.

Barbara Odil Sculpture Gallery

odil sculpture

There is always art to be seen in Oconee. Our county’s thriving local artist community makes it impossible for there not to be a new showcase or gallery every few weeks. Starting on Saturday, August 8, sculptor Barbara Odil will be displaying her amazing and unique sculptures at the Farmington Depot Gallery. Art fans can view the gallery on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays all the way until September 11, so be sure to check it out before it’s gone!

Bring It On: The Musical 

Bring it on

It’s not just the adults in Oconee County who are talented artists. The Oconee Youth Playhouse has helped train a number of talented young actors who participate in theater productions year round. Next up on the schedule for this year is “Bring It On: The Musical,” based on the popular movie series of the same name. Come out either the weekend of August 14-16 or the weekend of August 21-23 to see some of the county’s most talented kids in action.

Perspectives: Georgia’s Pottery Invitational

Perspectives

Perspectives is one of the largest events to take place in the county each year. 50 artists from around the state will be showcasing their pottery at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation this year, with over 5,000 pieces on sale to the viewing public. Admission is free as usual, and there will even be a number of workshops and demonstrations with some of the festival’s artists going on throughout the event’s run. Perspectives starts with an opening gala on August 28, and viewings of the exhibits open up the next day. This is truly one of Oconee’s most exciting events, so be sure not to miss it!

 

 

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