Tourism: 706.678.5111 | Chamber: 706.678.2013

Things To Do

Whether you live here, are planning to move here, or planning your vacation, here's a list of fun things to do in Washington-Wilkes.

  • Take a tour of Washington's Historic district with Miss Fanny's Tours. Visit her website here:  website (additional  information at the Welcome Center)
  • Do a self-guided walking/driving tour of Washington-Wilkes (available at the Welcome Center downtown and other tourist sites around town)
  • Golf, Swim or fish at the Washington-Wilkes Country Club 706-678-2046
  • Go GeoCaching
  • Visit one of our three museums; The Washington Historical Museum 706-678-2105, The Robert Toombs House 706-678-2226, or Callaway Plantation 706-678-7060
  • Take an art class at the Connely Gallery in downtown Washington
  • Visit the Revolutionary War battlefield of Kettle Creek
  • Do genealogy research
  • Shop at our many wonderful retail stores throughout the county
  • Visit our weekly farmer's market every Saturday behind the Courthouse for local produce and baked goods
  • Have family fun with the whole community at one of our many annual festivals
  • Attending an exciting event at the Aonia Pass Motocross website

Visit Washington-Wilkes

"Try as they might, few places really deserve the modifier 'charming'. Washington, with its grand antebellum and elegant Victorian homes, truly qualifies."

That's what Southern Living magazine said about Washington, Georgia recently. And that's one good reason why Washington - with all its historic homes and unique shops, inns and restaurants - is a small Georgia town full of people that you truly need to meet and experience when you visit.



Festivals & Events


Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Each Saturday in February, Washington-Wilkes celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination.


Battle of Kettle Creek Anniversary

February 14

On the second weekend of February each year, patriotic and historical organizations from throughout the nation join with descendants of participants and the public, to celebrate the anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kettle Creek. "We have been to tons of historical sites, lots of events and reenactments. This was without a doubt the most family/child friendly, educational, and well organized event we have ever attended!" - Pam Sutton, Jones Creek, GA

Sponsored by the Georgia Society and Samuel Elbert chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.


Spring Tour of Homes

First weekend in April

Features several private homes open only for this tour. Also features many churches, public buildings, museums, and other sites. Sponsored by the Women's Club, the Kiwanis Club, Washington Historical Foundation and the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce.  website


The Toombs House Living History Program

First weekend in April

Always the weekend before the Masters Golf Tournament, the living history program focuses on an actual "spring event" in Toombs' life. Research and resources are documented.







Cruise-In on the Square Antique Car Show

Second Saturday in May & September

Held the second Saturday in May. Antique cars and trucks cruise in to be displayed on the square. Open to the public. Sponsored by Memory Lane Cruisers.  website


Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza 

Always July 3rd ( Not July 4th)

Kick off your summer with some fun and games for the whole family on our Historic Downtown Square.


Cruise-In on the Square Antique Car Show

Second Saturday in May & September

Held the second Saturday in May. Antique cars and trucks cruise in to be displayed on the square. Open to the public. Sponsored by Memory Lane Cruisers.  website


Mule Day Southern Heritage Festival

Second Saturday in October

Held the second Saturday in October. A celebration of plantation life in the Old South with mule contests, primitive demonstrations, food, an arts & crafts show, and fun for the whole family. Held at Callaway Plantation. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.




I'd Rather Be In Tignall - Fall Festival

Each year, the second Saturday of November,  the town of Tignall and the North Wilkes Steering Committee host a Fall Festival aimed at promoting their community and their families. This family affair has lots of Food, Fun, Arts & Crafts and Live Music. Held from 10:00am-4:00pm. at the old Tignall School grounds located on Independence St. Contact Gloria Ware 706-285-2058 or Carolyn Gammon 706-285-2736.


Snow on the Square

Snow on the Square will take place several times during the Holiday Season.

The first evening is always the  Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which is also the night the City of Washington will light the Christmas tree on the town square. Snow on the Square is also part of the Parade of Lights in December.  For other Snow Dates please check our Calendar of Events.


Candlelight Shopping Holiday Open House

A Washington-Wilkes tradition!  Begins on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.   Fun for the whole family!

Please check the website for dates!


Christmas Holiday Tour of Homes

A fabulous tour of beautiful private homes!  The Christmas Tour of Homes is always held on the second weekend in December. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

A walking tour of the downtown square will be offered, as well a vignettes from Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Robert Toombs House.  Sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation, click here for ticket information or call 877-221-7689.




The Toombs House Living History Program

This year's Christmas Living History program will feature scenes recreated from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."


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