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Chair: Jay Shell

Meets: 8:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month.  This committee coordinates events, markets downtown, and develops the social and cultural center of activity.

Pick up a copy of the Rome, GA Visitor Guide, which includes a downtown business directory.

First Friday Concerts

First Friday Concerts are FREE concerts taking place on the first Friday of each month starting in June and ending in August. The concerts are sponsored by the DDA and the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID). This is a great opportunity for quality family entertainment in the heart of the City. The concerts are held rain or shine. Rain locations are sponsored by Hometown Headlines, and Rome News Tribune. Remember your lawn chairs and blankets, as bleacher seating is limited. For detailed information and a schedule, please click on the “Calendar” tab on our website! Also, pick up a First Friday Concerts Brochure or contact our office at 706-236-4520!


Each year, there is a May Arts Street Festival and each October we have the Fiddlin’ Fest.  2016 was the first year of the Fiddlin’ Fest sponsored by River City Bank, Harbin Clinic and North Georgia Distributing Company. Downtown also hosts annual events, such as the Scarecrow Stroll, Downtown Trick-or-Treat and the Holiday Open House.

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Please click the Calendar page for additional downtown event information!

Also, keep track of events by “liking” the Downtown Rome, GA facebook page!

Another great resource for event information, Venue Dog!

Several downtown establishments are pooch-friendly.  To find out more about the ‘Paws Permitted’ Campaign, click here.

You can purchase Downtown Dollar$ at the Office of Downtown Development!  These certificates are treated just like gift certificates and can be used at several participating businesses downtown.  Call for more details 706.236.4520.