Community Events

F1RST Friday
Downtown Statesboro  |  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

On the first Friday of each month enjoy the outdoors, visit the unique downtown boutiques and galleries and sample local cuisine. Merchants and restaurants usually offer First Friday specials and outdoor vendors offer one-of-a-king crafts and treats for you to enjoy.


Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market
Saturdays Mornings April to October  |  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Downtown in the Sea Island Bank Parking Lot

Celebrating its 8th year, the Market is held every Saturday in the Sea Island Bank parking lot. The market has become a weekly harvest celebration for local farmers. Also available at the market are good from local crafters, information on nutrition and sustainability, and live music. Don't miss a single week of this community celebration!


Thriller Dance Practices begin September 23!
Tuesdays |  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  |  FREE

Saturday, October 25, 2014  |  8:30 p.m.


Johnny Mercer, Emma Kelly, and the Great American Songbook
October 3, 2014  |  7:00 p.m.

Statesboro Friends of the Library will bring Mr. Glenn Eskew to the Emma Kelly Theater to Read more...

180 Fitness Bodybuilding and Figure Classic
October 4, 2014  |  Pre-Judging 10:00 a.m., Finals 6:00 p.m.

This is the 7th Annual competition held at the Emma Kelly Theater. This competition is open to all ages, from teens to masters; males and females. Pre-judging is done during the day and finals are during the evening.


Veterans Day Remembrance
November 11, 2014  |  11:00 a.m., Pre-Program begins at 10:30 a.m.

Armistice Day, renamed Veterans Day, has been observed since 1919, a year after signing of the World War I Armistice. Join other community members in the Emma Kelly Theater at 11:00 a.m. for the annual community observance of Veterans Day. Music will be provided by the Statesboro Youth Chorale. Event Organized by Daniel Foglio
Cost: Free
Sponsored by Joiner - Anderson Funeral Home

Scare on the Square

Saturday, October 25, 2014  |  4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Mainstreet Statesboro and the Downtown Statesboro Merchants invite you and your family to one of the best Halloween events in Bulloch County! Enter the costume or scarecrow contest, or just enjoy watching.


East Meets West Concert
November 13 – 15, 2014

Music is the international language. As part of a cultural exchange hosted by Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Arts Center, Fu-Chien Cho, pianist, Chao-Ling Sun, violinist and Yung-Wen Tsai, voice, from the National Taiwan University of the Arts, will perform on three separate events during the Statesboro International Festival:


Shopping by Lantern Light
Tuesday, November 25, 2014  |  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Shop for your Thanksgiving feast and holiday décor at the fourth annual Shopping by Lantern Light in the downtown Sea Island Bank parking lot. This much-anticipated event, sponsored by the Main Street Farmers Market, is the culmination of the local harvest season.


Downtown Holiday Celebration
Friday, December 5, 2014  |  5:30 p.m.

Mainstreet Statesboro invites the community to celebrate the Holidays with friends and family in downtown Statesboro. This annual festival includes a golf cart, stroller and ATV parade, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the popular Chili-Town contest, holiday vendors, special exhibits, youth activities, live music and much more!


Community Dance Schools Fall Recitals
Emma Kelly Theater

Nancy Page Dance Recital — December 7, 2014
Helen Redding School of Dance — December 7, 2014
Southern Dance Academy and Baton & the Southern Style Dance Troupe — December 18, 2014

Averitt Center for the Arts
33 East Main Street
Statesboro, Ga. 30458
(912) 212-2787 (ARTS)

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Box Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.