2018 Festivals & Events In Waycross, GA

Sandhill crane in the Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia.

!Events may be rescheduled or cancelled at short notice. Please check dates, venue and other details at the event’s official website before making plans to attend.

January

– Martin Luther King, Jr Parade, 2019 event TBC
Annual parade from Mary Street Park in honor of Martin Luther King. More details

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February

– Lions’ Camp for the Blind Car Show, 2019 event TBC
Annual car show to benefit the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind. More details

March

– Swamptown Getdown Music & Arts Festival, 2019 event TBC
Annual festival of southern music at the Okefenokee Fairgrounds. More details

– Okefenokee Color Run, 2019 event TBC
5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk at which participants are sprayed with non-toxic colored paint. Benefits programs at the Okefenokee Heritage Center. Registration required. Pets welcome. More details

– Okefenokee 10K Swamp Run, 2019 event TBC
Annual cross-country 10K race, walk or relay plus 1-mile fun run at Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, to benefit the YMCA’s Camp Reveille and the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind. Registration required. More details

April

– Big Z Garage Sale, April 13 2019
Twice-annual garage sale at Twin Oaks Bluegrass Park, Hoboken. Admission $2, children (0-10) free. More details

– SwampFest, 2019 event TBC
Annual festival in downtown Waycross, with live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, amusement rides, contests, car show and other entertainment. More details

– April Fool’s Rod Run, 2019 event TBC
Annual car show at the Okefenokee Fairgrounds, with cars and trucks, food, vendors, and more. More details

May

– Bluegrass Festival, 2019 event TBC
Music festival at Twin Oaks Park, Hoboken. Ticket purchase required. Camping available. More details

July

– Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, July 4 2018
Independence Day event at Laura S Walker State Park, with traditional games and free light refreshments. Parking $5. More details

– Waycross 4th of July Celebration, July 4 2018
Independence Day celebration with music, rides and fireworks at Bit Tanner Field. Free admission. More details

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August

– Mud Hippie Arts & Crafts Fest, August 31 - September 3 2018
Labor Day celebration at Moccasin Creek Off Road Park, with live music, watersports, food, traditional backwoods games, arts and crafts, and more. $15 per person per day, full festival $55 per person, children (0-11) free. Camping available. More details

September

– Mud Hippie Arts & Crafts Fest, August 31 - September 3 2018
Labor Day celebration at Moccasin Creek Off Road Park, with live music, watersports, food, traditional backwoods games, arts and crafts, and more. $15 per person per day, full festival $55 per person, children (0-11) free. Camping available. More details

– Fall Bluegrass Festival, September 6-8 2018
Music festival at Twin Oaks Park, Hoboken. Ticket purchase required. Camping available. More details

– LACtemberfest, September 14-16 2018
Music festival at Moccasin Creek Off Road Park. Full festival $50 per person, children (0-11) free. Camping available. More details

– Okee Arts Fest, September 22 2018
Annual festival at the Okefenokee Heritage Center, celebrating local artists and craftspeople, with displays of local work, and food and crafts vendors. More details

– Gram Parsons Guitar Pull & Tribute Festival, September 27-29 2018
Annual music festival at the Okefenokee Fairgrounds. Ticket purchase required. Camping available. More details

October

– Bark in the Park, October 6 2018
Pet-friendly hiking event at Laura S Walker State Park. Parking fee $5. More details

– Fall Festival, October 20 2018
Family-friendly fall festival at Laura S Walker State Park, with children’s activities, hayrides, and more. $3 per person, $5 parking. More details

– Pumpkin Fest, 2018 event TBC
Annual fall festival in Phoenix Park, with costume parade, children’s activities, pumpkin carving, rides and more. More details

November

– Okefenokee Agricultural Fair, November 6-10 2018
Annual fair at the Okefenokee Fairgrounds, with livestock shows, rides, games, local entertainment and more. Admission is charged. More details

December

– Christmas at the Park, December 1 2018
Holiday event at Laura S Walker State Park, with holiday crafts and sweets, Santa visits and campfire. $2 per person, $5 parking. More details

– Christmas in the Cross, 2018 event TBC
Family-friendly holiday celebration at Okefenokee Heritage Center, with entertainment, food and shopping. Admission $1. More details

– Main Street Christmas Parade, 2018 event TBC
Annual holiday parade in downtown Waycross. More details

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