Georgia Day Parade February 2017

On Friday, February 10th, thousands of costumed local elementary school children marched behind student-made banners in commemoration of Georgia’s founding in 1733. This colorful parade of students, local dignitaries, costumed characters, musicians, and military color guard began at Forsyth Park and ended with a program in front of City Hall, where the mayor and other officials provided greetings and awards to be presented for the annual Banner Competition. This annual event is a tradition dating back to the earliest years of the colony’s founding, and is hosted by the Georgia Historical Society and is free and open to the public.

Photos by Trevor Poudrier.