Splash Pad to Open May 29

The Splash-N-Sports splash pad located at the Billy C. Carmichael Recreation Complex will open on Saturday, May 29th. The splash pad, which was designed with kids in mind, will operate from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. The cost is $2 per person. Season passes and private parties are available. For more information, visit the Swainsboro Emanuel County Parks & Recreation Facebook page or call the Recreation Department at 478-237-8098.

Pine Tree Festival Street Closures Announced

Street closures for the 2021 Pine Tree Festival have been announced. All closures will be in effect through May 8th at 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Please adhere to all closures and detour routes during the event.

Closing Friday, May 7th at 2:00 p.m.

South Green Street from West Main Street to West Moring Street.

Roger Shaw Street from South Main Street to Central Street

Closing Saturday, May 8th at 7:30 a.m.

East/West Main Street (Highway 80) from Coleman Street to Central Street

North/South Main Street (Highway 1) from Lambs Bridge Road to Church Street (The portion of South Main Street that stretches from Lambs Bridge Road to Moring Street will reopen after the parade.)

North Green Street from West Main Street to Pine Street

West Pine Street from North Main Street to Green Street.

Please note that all side streets that lead into the parade route will be closed prior to and during the parade.

Pine Tree Festival This Weekend

The 74.5 Pine Tree Festival is just around the corner. The weekend will begin with the Rhythm & Pines Music Festival, featuring the Swingin’ Medallions, Sam’s Drive-In Band, Rhett Blount & Friends, and The Gospel Stage – all taking place on Friday, May 7th.

The fun continues on Saturday, May 8th with the Opening Ceremonies kicking everything off at 10:00 a.m. in front of The Square. Afterward, eventgoers will enjoy the Grand Parade, Jurassic Kingdom Dinosaur Show, Flight Crew Jump Rope Team, Classic Car Show, Antique Tractor Show, chainsaw carving, arts, crafts, and food vendors, and more.

For more information, visit pinetreefestival.org.