The staff of the city's official destination marketing organization, Visit Woodstock GA, has brainstormed and come up with a series of events for 2021 that are meant to keep people moving throughout downtown Woodstock, as they enjoy the thriving business community while remaining safe and socially distanced. Some events, like Friday Night Live, will not occur this year but will be replaced with less congested, more purposeful programming.
Farm. Fresh. Market.This year's market will include occasional chef demos from local restaurants. Dates — Each Saturday, mid-April through December on Market Street.Saturday Afternoon Pub CrawlsGrab some friends and come out to these themed Saturday events, featuring food and drink specials at downtown establishments. Attendees are encouraged to visit all the participating restaurants. Themes/Dates — Cinco de Mayo 5/1 and Independence Day Crawl 7/3.Taste of WoodstockThis popular event is being reimagined to ensure social distancing measures. Date — Targeted for 4/15 at Elm Street Event Green/Market Street.Sip + ShopEnjoy some late evening, local shopping during which participants receive specials and goodies offered by downtown retailers. The Visitors Center will help promote shopping and service establishments by creating a lively atmosphere with sidewalk musicians. Food establishments will offer to-go or quick service specials for participants, so they can keep moving and maximize their deals. This is a ticketed event.Themes/Dates — Back to School 8/19 and Holiday Preview 11/18.Walking ToursBring the family for these free, small group tours, which focus on a particular topic of interest (e.g., history, trail system, architecture/development, ghosts, etc.). These events will be hosted by the Visitors Center.Dates — Tours are under development and will be announced on VisitWoodstockGa.com as well as Downtown Woodstock's social media outlets.OktoberfestLook for a multi-week celebration, which will occur at the same time as the traditional celebration in Germany. Dates — 9/18-10/3.Be sure to follow Visit Woodstock GA, Downtown Woodstock, and the Woodstock Visitors Center at Historic Dean's Store on social media, or go to VisitWoodstockGa.com to learn more about these events, as additional details are released throughout the year.