Main Street Newnan cancels, postpones June and July events
From Staff Reports
As the calendar flips to June, the Newnan Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Main Street Newnan have canceled or postponed its events for June and July due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In all, five events were canceled and one was postponed, hopefully to be rescheduled. The cancellations were the June 6 Market Day in downtown Newnan, June 11 Summer NewnaNights, July 4 Market Day and Fourth of July Parade and July 9 Summer NewnaNights. The postponement was the June 19 Summer Wined Up with a future date to be determined.
On May 19, Main Street Newnan posted this following on its social media platforms: “As you might have noticed that many of our events have been ‘cancelled,’ but just know that we are diligently working to adapt our events to be safe for our community. Stay tuned for updates!”
One downtown event has moved locations – the Farmer’s Market which has set up on South Court Square on Wednesdays between the months of June and October. The Farmer’s Market is a partnership with the UGA-Coweta County Extension Office and plans to begin its 2020 campaign on June 10 at the Asa Powell Expo Center on Temple Avenue. The event will move back to the Square if activities return to downtown Newnan.
Presently on the Main Street Newnan Calendar, the next scheduled events will be Market Day on Saturdays, August 1 and Sept. 5, the annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale on Friday, Sept. 4 and the Sunrise on the Square Race Event on Sept. 5.
Though downtown Newnan doesn’t have planned events ongoing until August, businesses are open with both shopping and dining options now available.
The Newnan City Council passed a temporary ordinance on May 26 which will allow residents to drink alcoholic beverages outside and throughout the downtown Courthouse Square area. That same ordinance allows restaurants and local merchants to set up tables on sidewalks, public alleyways and parking spaces for dining or sales. The ordinance was passed to help local businesses affected by the coronavirus shutdown and restrictions.