Memorial Day 2019 at Lake Oconee – Where are the Fireworks?

From fireworks at the Ritz, to a Country Fair in Rutledge and a Veterans Celebration in Eatonton… You are Invited!


Dating back to the American Civil War, Memorial Day is widely known as an event to honor and remember soldiers who died in service to their country. It is likely that you’ll see an abundance of flags this weekend.  You may notice that some are at half mast and then those same flags may be raised to their full height at noon. The practicing of raising and slowly lowering flags to half mast is meant to honor fallen soldiers. The re-raising of that flag symbolizes the decision to carry on the fight for freedom so that those who gave their lives will not have done so in vain. Blessings to the families of those who “gave their all.” We appreciate your service and your sacrifice.


Below are a few local events going on in and around Georgia’s Lake Country. There’s plenty to do! Enjoy!




Saturday, May 25

OPEN HOUSE, 233 Lakecrest Drive, Milledgeville

10 am – 2 pm

Come see this 3BR 3.5BA Lakefront home with the WOW factor. The best of local craftsmanship, modern amenities and laid-back luxury. Chef’s kitchen and saltwater pool w/cabana. $775,000

$100 cash drawing and refreshments.

For more information, email or call 706-818-4168


Saturday, May 25

DOUBLE OPEN HOUSE in SEBASTIAN COVE (See both and enter to win $100 cash!)

118 Norris Lane, Eatonton and 178 Whitney St., Eatonton

10 am – 2 pm

118 Norris: Lake access Craftsman style ranch home on over 2.5 ac and assigned slip. 4BR, 3.5BA and two kitchens! $449,000

178 Whitney: 4BR 3.5BA Lakefront home with max dock. Wonderful outdoor spaces $749,000

For more information, email or call 706-347-4522


Saturday, May 25

Rutledge Country Fair

10 am – 4 pm

Rutledge Recreation Department, 126 Fairplay Street, Rutledge

Join the crowd at the Rutledge Fair. Parade, live music, kids games, vendors, contests, and food from local restaurants. Visit Rutledge for this fun live event!!!

Parade lines up at 10am, begins at 11am
Yummy food by local restaurants, Live music, Rutledge idol, Rooster poop betting, Kid activities, Lots of great vendors, Little Miss Rutledge

Free to attend
For vendors information email us at


Saturday, May 25

Dueling Greensboro

7 pm – 8 pm

Oconee Brewing Company

202 North West Street Greensboro,

The Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos combine unparalleled musical talent with side-splitting humor to make sure that your party becomes just that….a party.  Each song is requested by your guests, and The Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos know well over 1,500 popular songs!  The audience is pleasantly persuaded to become part of the show, and even the most bashful and self-conscious patron will soon be singing gleefully at the top of their lungs!  They make weddings, corporate events, and parties become an unforgettable night of uncontrollable smiles!

$20 at the door


Sunday, May 26

OPEN HOUSE, 111A Welch Rd, Eatonton

12 pm – 2 pm

Come see this 3BR 3 BA Lakefront Craftsman style home. Sunset views on your own dock. Patio with firepit, peaceful cove. $229,500

For more information, email or call 706-818-4168


Sunday, May 26

BoatRockerz Concert at the Boathouse

6pm – 9pm

Boat House at Harbor Club, 3991 Walker Church Road, Greensboro

Dance the night away at this free outdoor concert by the BoatRockerz live at The Boathouse at Harbor Club.

Free to attend


Sunday, May 26

Fireworks at Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee

Sundown @ 8:32pm

Lake surrounding Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee

**On-site attendance is for Ritz guests only, however the fireworks will be highly visible from the lake!


Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Celebration & Motorcycle Parade

11 am – 12 pm

Madison Town Park, 218 West Jefferson Street, Madison

Join Main Street, the American Legion, and, about 1,000 motorcyclists participating in the Annual Ride for America, in Town Park for a patriotic Memorial Day Ceremony honoring the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice while in military service to our nation.

Free to attend


Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Ceremony. Putnam County Veterans Wall of Honor Park

11 am – 12 pm

Veterans Wall of Honor Park Eatonton, Ga., 304 W Marion St, Eatonton, Georgia 31024

The ceremony will be in the memory and honor of those whom we have lost while serving in the Armed Forces.

It is hosted and sponsored by the Veterans Wall of Honor Park, Inc.  – a creation of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars!