City of Rome Georgia – Floyd County GA

Rome Christmas Parade 2012

Santa ClausStart your Christmas season off right by visiting downtown Rome, Georgia on November 27, 2012 for the 2012 Rome Christmas Parade. This parade, with over 100 entries, is one of the oldest and largest in Northwest Georgia and has been delighting people for over 60 years. The theme for this year’s parade is “It’s a Wonderful Christmas” and it is sure to help make your Christmas a wonderful one.

The parade will be lead down Broad Street starting at 6:30 PM by the Grand Marshall, an “unsung hero” chosen from the community. It is sponsored by Heritage First Bank.

You can visit Rome’s Christmas Parade to get more information.

The Night Before Christmas

Christmas DecorationThe Dance Center in Rome, Georgia presents, “The Night Before Christmas” on November 16 and 17, 2012 at the Rome City Auditorium. Children of ALL ages will enjoy the entertaining performances of all the dancers.

Showtimes are 7:30 PM on Friday, November 16 and 2 PM on Saturday, November 17. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and children ages 3 and older and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 706-409-3262.

Rome City Auditorium
601 Broad St.
Rome, GA

Santa Claus is Coming to Town 2012

Merry ChristmasSanta and Mrs. Claus will be visiting historic downtown Rome, Georgia on November 17, 2012. You can visit with them anytime between 11 AM and 4 PM. Bring the kids for a fun afternoon in town. Take advantage of the holiday specials and get some Christmas shopping done. Hop on a trolley for a free ride between 11 AM and 2 PM. Come to town and make some memories!

For more information, call 706-236-4520.


Action Dash Run

Join in the Action Dash 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run on Labor Day, September 3, 2012 in Rome, Georgia. This run starts at 8 AM at the State Mutual Stadium, is sponsored by Action Ministries and helps to beat the cycle of poverty in Georgia. Dress up as your favorite super hero and come out to be a hero racer. You can even dress your pet to race with you. Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each race category, hero racers raising $150 or more, and best adult, child, and pet costume. Each participant will receive a t-shirt (based on availability).

Action Ministries is a non profit organization whose mission is to provide hunger, housing, and education solutions for people in need. For more information on this race and ways for you to help support them, visit

State Mutual Stadium
755 Braves Blvd.
Rome, GA

2012 Running Water Powwow

Coming up on September 1 and 2, 2012 is the 23rd annual Running Water Powwow, Cherokee Homecoming, and the Ripe Corn Festival at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome, Georgia. This event will be filled with lots of Native American celebration. There will be competitive dancing, drums, Indian food, arts and crafts, education and cultural programs, music, and much more.

Hours are Saturday, September 1 from 10 AM to 10 PM, and Sunday, September 2 from 10 AM to 6 PM. Admission is $7 for everyone ages 13 to 64. Children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are FREE!

Come on out, have a great day, and enjoy some of the Native American heritage being brought to you by the Native American Preservation Association of Georgia, Inc. Go to Running Water Powwow for more information.

Ridge Ferry Park
393 Riverside Parkway
Rome, GA

Oliver Twist

The Rome Little Theatre in Rome, Georgia is bringing Charles Dickens’ famous story “Oliver Twist” to the stage at the DeSoto Theatre on August 24 – September 2, 2012. This is a story about an orphan who is placed with an undertaker after enduring a terrible life in a workhouse. He escapes the undertaker and roams the streets of London where he meets the leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. There are many challenges in his life but he manages to make out alright.

Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. For more information, call 706-295-7171.

DeSoto Theatre
530 Broad St.
Rome, GA

Rome Celebrity Dancing with the Stars

Dancing CoupleEnjoy an evening of dance competition with local celebrities of Rome, Georgia as they compete in the Rome Celebrity Dancing with the Stars on August 18, 2012. This show is modeled after TV’s Dancing with the Stars and 7 couples will compete for the coveted Mirror Ball Award. A People’s Choice Award will also be given. All proceeds for this event will go to benefit the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA and the People’s Choice Award will be determined by votes in the form of funds donated.

This exciting event will be held at the Rome City Auditorium at 7 PM with a pre-event party being held at the Desoto Theatre from 5 PM to 6:30 PM. Tickets are $15 and $20. Visit the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge for more details.

Rome City Auditorium
601 Broad Street
Rome, GA
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