Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
Thomasville Rose Show & Festival
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 April 23 - 25, 2015

Celebrating 94 Years! 

 

Held in beautiful, historic downtown Thomasville, the Rose Festival has been a Southwest Georgia tradition since the 1920’s!  Enjoy roses, roses, and more roses, plus two parades, live music and street dance, arts & crafts, fantastic food and so much more!  Plus, most events are free!  The schedule below will help you plan but don't forget to check our calendar closer to the event date for additional events during this festive week! 

 

 


 

 

2014 Thomasville Rose Queen and her Court

The 2015 Rose Queen Pageant will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

 

    

  2014 Rose Queen, Miss Shivani Patel

  2014 Thomasville Rose Queen
  Miss Shivani Patel

  1st Runner Up
  Miss Kasey Harrell

  2nd Runner Up
  Miss McKenzie Harrell 

  3rd Runner Up
  Miss Razah Hill

  4th Runner Up
  Miss Julianne Dennis 

 

Photo by Donathan Photography

 

 


 

 

2015 Schedule of Events

Coming Soon!

All events are free unless noted.

 

2014 Schedule of Events
 

Thursday, April 24

36th annual Children’s Rose Bud Parade

7 pm, Broad Street, Downtown Thomasville, possibly the cutest parade featuring hundreds of area children!

Power of the Past Museum

9 am – 6 pm, 882 Airport Road (Off GA Hwy 122/Pavo Road)

Located at the Thomasville Regional Airport, the museum is home to the extraordinary personal collection of some of the oldest and rarest aircraft engines and aviation memorabilia of the James Dekle Family of Thomasville.  For more information call 229-226-3010 or visit www.powerofthepast.org.

Step into the Past

Tours available Thursday April 24, Friday April 25, & Saturday April 26 at 10am, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm, Thomas County Museum of History, learn about Thomasville’s Victorian past, Rose Show traditions and tour six historic buildings.  For information visit www.thomascountyhistory.org or call (229) 226-7664 to schedule group visits.  Group rates available.

 

Friday, April 25

8th annual Orchids on Parade 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., inside the Genealogical Library at 135 North Broad Street, showcasing orchids grown by members of the Thomasville Orchid Society in a natural habitat (members will be on hand to answer questions), free admission. 

93rd annual Rose Show

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Broad Street at Remington Avenue, Downtown Thomasville, ribbon cutting ceremony with Thomasville Rose Queen, Miss Shivani Patel, and local dignitaries.

Standard Flower Show – Centennial Celebrations

2:00-5:00 pm, Thomasville Garden Center, 1102 Old Monticello Road, admission free, ribbon cutting ceremony with Thomasville Rose Queen, Miss Shivani Patel, and local dignitaries.  Seated picnic luncheon/fashion show begins at 1:00 pm, tickets required.

Piney Woods Plein Air Paint Out!

Various times, various locations, hosted by The Wiregrass Gallery and the Accidental Gallery of Boston, GA, local artists demonstrating their art in the “plein air” (in the open air), for information call (229) 319-9398 or email rebecca@artfromaheart.comClick here for artist application.

* 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Plein Air Painters will be located at three locations including Historic Dawson Street, the Thomasville Rose Garden, and The Big Oak Tree.

* 8:00 p.m. - Plein Air Night Painters will be located on Broad Street.

Inspection of Thomasville Police Department

2:45 pm, Thomasville Rose Garden/Cherokee Lake Park, Covington Avenue.  An impressive review of the Thomasville Police Department, free admission.

66th annual Rose Parade

7 pm, Broad Street, Downtown Thomasville, everyone loves a parade and this one is no exception!  Watch as Thomasville rolls out its “rose” carpet with colorful floats, marching bands, and much more!

16th annual Street Dance

8:30 pm, immediately following the parade, intersection of North Broad and Jefferson Streets featuring The Swingin’ Medallions!  Get down and boogie with free admission - it’s fun for the entire family!

Power of the Past Museum

9 am – 6 pm, 882 Airport Road (Off GA Hwy 122/Pavo Road)

Located at the Thomasville Regional Airport, the museum is home to the extraordinary personal collection of some of the oldest and rarest aircraft engines and aviation memorabilia of the James Dekle Family of Thomasville.  For more information call 229-226-3010 or visit www.powerofthepast.org.

Step into the Past

Tours available Thursday April 24, Friday April 25, & Saturday April 26 at 10am, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm, Thomas County Museum of History, learn about Thomasville’s Victorian past, Rose Show traditions and tour six historic buildings.  For information visit www.thomascountyhistory.org or call (229) 226-7664 to schedule group visits.  Group rates available. 

Lapham-Patterson House

Tours available Friday, April 25, 1-5 pm; Saturday, April 26, 10 am – 5 pm; tours begin on the hour from 10 am – 4 pm, last tour begins at 4 pm, Lapham-Patterson House, for more information visit www.thomascountyhistory.org or call (229) 226-7664 to schedule a group visit. Group rates available.

 

Saturday, April 26

37th annual Rose City 10K Run

8 am, in front of the Post Office on Broad Street.  Registration information can be obtained by calling (229) 226-9878.

8th annual Orchids on Parade

9 am – 4 pm, Continues inside the Genealogical Library at 135 North Broad Street, showcasing orchids grown by members of the Thomasville Orchid Society in a natural habitat (members will be on hand to answer questions), free admission.

12th annual City of Roses Car & Truck Show

Registration at 9 am, Show 10 a.m. until 3 pm around the Courthouse on North Broad Street, view unique and award winning motorcycles, cars and trucks.

35th annual 1 Mile Run (ages 12 & under)

9:30 am, in front of the Post Office on Broad Street.  Registration information can be obtained by calling (229) 226-9878.

73rd annual Civic Garden Club Flower Show

10 am – 4 pm, Ribbon Cutting at 10 a.m. under the big top in Paradise Park.  Enjoy beautiful roses, wild flowers, horticulture settings, potted plants, hanging baskets, table settings and more!

93rd annual Rose Show

9 am - 4pm, Continues under the big top on Broad Street at Remington Avenue, hundreds of hybrid rose varieties and breathtaking specimens will be on exhibit from growers throughout the southeast.

Art in the Park

10 am  - 4 p.m., Paradise Park, featuring fine arts, crafts, great food and children’s activities throughout the day.  Free admission.

Bark in the Park

10 am- 2:30 pm, Paradise Park, Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society and Miss Kitty’s Feline Sanctuary have joined forces this year, bring your “fur baby” and join in the fun!  For more information call (229) 228-0613.

Standard Flower Show – Centennial Celebrations

10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thomasville Garden Center, 1102 Old Monticello Road, admission free, $3 donation suggested.

Piney Woods Plein Air Paint Out!

Various times, various locations, hosted by The Wiregrass Gallery and the Accidental Gallery of Boston, GA, local artists demonstrating their art in the “plein air” (in the open air), for information call (229) 319-9398 or email rebecca@artfromaheart.comClick here for artist application.

* 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Plein Air Painters will be painting in Paradise Park during "Art in the Park."

* 7:00 p.m. - Make plans to visit The Wiregrass Gallery for the Exhibit & Sale of Plein Air Paintings of local scenes completed during the weekend's festivities!  Tickets are $15, and includes a "taste of Thomasville" of food and beverages.  Purchase tickets at the Wiregrass Gallery or in the Visitors Center.

Rose City Golf Classic

8:30 am – 4:00 pm, April 26 and April 27, at Country Oaks Municipal Golf Course, 36-hole, two-person, best ball tournament.  For more information visit online at www.countryoaksgolfcourse.org and register early by calling (229) 225-4333.

Power of the Past Museum

9 am – 6 pm, 882 Airport Road (Off GA Hwy 122/Pavo Road)

Located at the Thomasville Regional Airport, the museum is home to the extraordinary personal collection of some of the oldest and rarest aircraft engines and aviation memorabilia of the James Dekle Family of Thomasville.  For more information call 229-226-3010 or visit www.powerofthepast.org.

Step into the Past

Tours available Thursday April 24, Friday April 25, & Saturday April 26 at 10am, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm, Thomas County Museum of History,  learn about Thomasville’s Victorian past, Rose Show traditions and tour six historic buildings.  For information visit www.thomascountyhistory.org or call (229) 226-7664 to schedule group visits.  Group rates available.

Lapham-Patterson House

Tours available Friday, April 25, 1-5 pm; Saturday, April 26, 10 am – 5 pm; tours begin on the hour from 10 am – 4 pm, last tour begins at 4 pm, Lapham-Patterson House, for more information visit www.thomascountyhistory.org or call (229) 226-7664 to schedule a group visit. Group rates available.

3rd annual Due South

12 Noon until 11 pm, Building 209, Remington Avenue, a celebration of the authentic southern connection between land, family, and tradition.  Due South pairs bountiful local foods, chefs, makers and music for a lively event in Downtown Thomasville.  Music line-up features Rosie Ledete and the Zydeco Play Boys, General admission and VIP tickets available. For more information call (229) 228-0588, www.thomasvillearts.org.

The Jungle Book at Thomasville On Stage & Company Theater

April 26, 27.  117 South Broad Street, For information on tickets and performance times, call (229) 226-0863 or visit www.tosac.com.

 

Please Note:  Event listings may not be complete due to printing deadlines.

 

Other April Events       

Fridays at Noon Series – Patrick Meighan on Saxaphone

Friday April 11, 12:00 pm, Thomas University, Balfour Chapel, 1502 Millpond Road, concert includes a complimentary luncheon and feature regional and occasionally national performing artists, for more information call 229-227-6964, actu@thomasu.edu

Sundays at Four – Thomasville Singers

Sunday, April 13, 4 pm, Thomasville Center for the Arts, 600 East Washington Street, for more information call (229) 227-6964, actu@thomasu.edu

33rd annual Rose City 5K Walk

April 19, 8:30 a.m., Begins in front of the Thomasville Center for the Arts at 600 East Washington Street. Registration required, (229) 226-9878, www.ymca-thomasville.org

Celebrating the History of African American Beauty Queens

April 19-30, 10 am – 5pm at the Jack Hadley Black History Museum, 214 Alexander Street.  For information call (229) 226-5029.

Enjoy Seeing or Flying in a Genuine Ford Tri-Motor!

April 21-23, Dusk – Dark, Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) immaculate 1929 Ford Tri-Motor will be at the Thomasville Regional Airport, 882 Aiport Road.  Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of flight in the world’s first mass-produced airliner! For more information call (229) 225-4313.

 

 

 

Call the Thomasville Visitors Center at 229-228-7977 or
Toll Free 866-577-3600 for further information. 

 

 


 

VENDOR AND PARADE INFORMATION

Rose Bud Parade Particpants:

Click here for the Rose Bud Parade Line-Up Information.
The Rose Bud Parade takes place Thursday, April 24, 2014.

 

Rose Festival Parade Participants:

Deadline has not been announced.
Information coming soon.

 

Art in the Park Vendors:

Deadline has not been announced.
Information coming soon.

 

For more information on particpation in this year's event, please contact the Thomasville Main Street Office:

Thomasville Main Street, P.O. Box 1540, Thomasville, GA 31799
229-227-7020, Fax 229-228-4188 – Email: roseshowfest@rose.net