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While you always have something to do in Covington, two events in July stand out. Trust me – you don’t want to miss either of these.

First, it’s Independence Day in the Park (July 4th, of course). Every year Covington displays its patriotic pride at this all-day gathering. A great time to greet old friends and meet new ones, this family event draws residents and visitors alike. If you haven’t been to our Independence Day celebration, you’ve never really experienced the warm feeling that comes from observing the 4th in such a spectacular way.

You’ll marvel at the variety of food, beyond the traditional hot dogs and hamburgers. We can’t guarantee it, but don’t be surprised if you’re invited to join a family you’ve never met to share their lunch. You’re in Covington, where Southern hospitality can take on a whole new meaning. We may be only 30 minutes from the Southeast’s largest city, but we’ve retained our small-town ambience and welcoming spirit.

Enjoy music of all genres throughout the day. Whether you prefer country, classic rock, or want to spur your American sentiments, you’ll find plenty to sing along with.

The celebration concludes with the most breathtaking fireworks show you’ve ever seen. The night sky will be ablaze over our Historic Downtown Square with all the colors of Independence Day. I’m sure you’ve seen some wonderful fireworks displays – I have as well – but none compares to the majesty of Covington’s.

The second “got to be here” July event is Christmas in July on the Square (Saturday, July 22nd). Why celebrate Christmas only once a year? That’s the question we’ve answered with this signature event. The Farmers Market will be open with local vegetables and fruits, home-grown honey, flowers, and baked goods; you won’t leave hungry. Also, area artists and craftsmen will have booths with gifts that will be perfect come December. Christmas music will be playing. The decorations on the Square will make you imagine that you see snowflakes falling.

After a festive morning, our tasty restaurants downtown will welcome you for a satisfying lunch. The Town House Café and The Social Goat Tavern are just two of the many local eateries that populate downtown Covington. Or you may choose to go for deli, pizza, or sub sandwiches. Wherever you decide to dine, you’re in for one of the best meals of your life. Finish with the Bread and Butter Bakery or go for ice cream at Scoops. We believe in Christmas, and we also believe in dessert. You won’t be disappointed.

So, one month, two holidays. Life in Covington feels like a holiday every day. Still, when the community comes together for special celebrations, it reminds me of why I moved here in the first place. Come and Discover Covington. You may decide to never leave.

Until next time,

Bill Thomas

2023 Discover Covington GA, 1143 Oak St. SE
Covington, GA 30014