NORTON RECEIVES INSPIRED LEADER AWARD

April Norton, City of Thomasville Director of Downtown & Tourism Development, was recently named a 2021 Inspired Leader Award winner by the International Downtown Association (IDA). Founded in 1954, IDA is a resource center for ideas and innovative best practices in urban place management. “This is an outstanding professional achievement for April and a credit to the leadership she provides to the City’s Downtown and Tourism Development department,” said Sheryl Sealy, Assistant City...



100th Annual Rose Show and Festival- April 22-24 in Thomasville

With a vast array of beautiful roses in full bloom, Thomasville is ready to welcome the 100th Annual Rose Show and Festival. This year’s festivities will deliver many new experiences, including photo opportunities, floral decorations, music, food, traditional favorites, and, of course, plenty of roses! There will be something for everyone to enjoy during the centennial celebration of this time-honored event, which kicks off April 22-24, 2021. “When our preparations for the 100th Rose...



SIP AND SHOP SERIES CONTINUES IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

The City of Thomasville’s 2021 First Friday Sip and Shop series continues on Friday, April 2nd. Attendees are invited to sip and shop throughout the downtown event area from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. “The weather is warming up for spring and it’s the perfect time for you to spend your Friday evening in Downtown Thomasville,” said Madison Eaton, Special Event Coordinator. “These events are a fun way for guests to support our local economy by shopping at the small locally-owned...



SIP AND SHOP SERIES SET TO KICK OFF IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

The City of Thomasville’s 2021 First Friday Sip and Shop series kicks off on Friday, March 5th. Attendees are invited to sip and shop through the downtown event area from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. “We are excited to kick off our 2021 First Friday Sip and Shop series on March 5th,” said Madison Eaton, Event Coordinator. “First Friday Sip and Shops are a well-loved community tradition that we are thrilled to bring back with health and public safety in mind. While this monthly series...



DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE SEMI-ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE TO BE HELD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

The semi-annual downtown Thomasville sidewalk sale will be held Saturday, February 20th. Stroll through beautiful downtown as your favorite retailers step out of their storefronts and onto the sidewalks with some of their best deals of the year. The sidewalk sale begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and will continue as long as the merchandise lasts. “Our semi-annual Sidewalk Sale is always a popular event for locals and visitors to Thomasville,” said Christy Owens, Main Street and Special...



DOWNTOWN EXTENDED HOURS SUNDAYS IN DECEMBER

Downtown Thomasville will be open for extended shopping and dining hours every Sunday in December until Christmas. “The downtown businesses are ready to safely welcome shoppers and diners throughout this festive season,” said Christy Owens, Main Street and Special Events Manager. “You’re invited to come enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the holidays in downtown Thomasville all season long!” Participating businesses will be open from 1:00-5:00 PM every Sunday leading up to...



FEELING FESTIVE IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

Downtown Thomasville is getting into the holiday spirit by decking the halls! From twinkle lights to toy soldiers, larger-than-life wreaths to beautifully draped garland, there’s a little bit of holiday magic everywhere you look. “The feelings of warm holiday wishes and cozy hometown celebrations are around every corner of downtown Thomasville,” said Christy Owens, Main Street and Special Events Manager. “Decorating begins in October and the process is finished just in time for...



SIP AND SHOP IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

Holiday magic and seasonal festivities will come alive in downtown Thomasville this year as the traditions of the past merge with new experiences, all designed to create the perfect setting to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. This year, the magic of the holidays in downtown Thomasville will continue with new Holiday Sip and Shop events that will be held each Friday evening in December leading up to Christmas (December 4th, 11th, and 18th). “Downtown Thomasville is well...



HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

Ring in the holiday season in Downtown Thomasville with a festive day of shopping, dining, and prizes at the Holiday Open House! The Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, November 22nd from 1:00-5:00 p.m. “This event is a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to begin their holiday shopping and enjoy a beautiful Sunday in Downtown Thomasville,” said April Norton, Director of Economic Development. “2020 has been a year of changes and exercises in creativity for...



REIMAGINE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

There is something truly special about the holiday season in downtown Thomasville. The twinkling lights, sparkling window displays, and tempting smells wafting from restaurants all add to the festive feeling of the season. “The holiday season is incredibly important to our merchant base in downtown,” said April Norton, Director of Economic Development. “2020 has been a year of reimagining and restructuring business models for many of our retail shops and restaurants. These business...



DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE SEMI-ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE TO BE HELD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH

The Downtown Thomasville Semi-Annual Sidewalk Sale will be held Saturday, September 26th beginning at 10 am. Explore all that downtown Thomasville has to offer, on and off the brick-paved streets, as participating merchants feature deals and steals on everything from antiques to trendy clothing and lots more. “Merchants are clearing out end-of-season merchandise to make room for new shipments, giving shoppers access to some of the best deals of the year,” says Christy Owens, Main...



DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Downtown Thomasville is open for business, and the City of Thomasville’s Main Street Program is doing its part to assist merchants during these changing times. “Our downtown merchants are using a variety of social media platforms and technology in order to continue to serve their clientele during this quickly evolving situation,” said April Norton, Main Street & Business Development Director. Merchants are following and adapting to recommendations set forth by the Centers for...