The Weekend Guide: Things To Do This Weekend – May 19-20-21


From Staff Reports

Below are fun, educational and family-friendly events in Coweta County this weekend.

To submit an event, email [email protected].

May 19, FRIDAY

Senoia Alive After 5

5 p.m. in downtown Senoia
It’s a summer kick-off! Food trucks, live music, activities for all ages, craft vendors, and all downtown shops in Senoia stay open late during this event for some local late night shopping! Golf cart decorating contest. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

May 19 & 20, FRIDAY & SATURDAY

2023 Coweta County Cattlemen’s Association 31st Annual Rodeo
Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Rodeo begins 8 p.m. at 255 Pine Road, Newnan •
Bring the whole family out to one of the best Rodeos you can attend in the Southeast. Coweta County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo was named by IPRA (International Professional Rodeo Association) as one of the TOP 5 Outdoor Rodeos in USA and Canada in 2019. We have professional top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls coming from all over the country making for great performances for our Rodeo attendees. This outdoor agriculture event is shaping up to be the largest Rodeo we have ever had with more seating and more great vendors. General admission is $20. Children 5 and under Free.


9th Annual Keris Kares Royal Run: Superhero Edition
7:45 a.m. 1 Mile Dash • 8:15 a.m. 5K Run/Walk at Court Square, downtown Newnan
Proceeds from this event fund our Family Emergency Fund, Keris Kares 4 the Arts program, and our Food for Families Program. Your registration helps us KARE for families, kids, and teachers. After the race, join us at the 1st Avenue Park, 2 blocks south of the Court Square, for characters, games, petting zoo, food trucks, face painting, and many more magical surprises. For info, visit

Hike and Paddle
8 a.m. at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan
Our popular Hike and Paddle trips are back for 2023! Guests will meet at the Visitor Center at 8 a.m. to complete paperwork then we’ll start our 5.5-mile hike from the Day Use area up the easy to moderate Riverside Trail at 9 a.m. After arriving at the Back-country camping area we’ll take a short break for lunch and then begin a leisurely 3.5-mile float back down the river, ending up right where we started at the Day Use area. Guests can rent a kayak from the park or bring their own and we’ll haul it up to the Back-country area for you. The cost is just $30 per person (plus boat rental – $20 +tax). Additionally, all participants are required to purchase a parking pass ($5) or possess a valid annual State Park pass (not a National Park pass) or Friends of Georgia State Parks pass. For more info, visit:

MGEV Spring Garden Tour
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coweta Master Gardener Extension Volunteer’s Spring Garden Tour. This event will tour 5 MGEV gardens as well as the Demonstration Garden and the Nature Trail at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Space is limited. Get your tickets now. Questions, call 770-254-2620. Rain or shine.

Senoia Area Historical Society Barn Dance
6 to 10 p.m. at Senoia Community Center, 310 Howard Road, Senoia
Learn to promenade with Square Dance Caller Frank Anderson. Win a suede fringed jacket wrap, valued at $800, with raffle. DJ Larry Nelms. Asked to describe the event, co-organizer Martha Sanford said “It’s an old time Barn Dance with square-dance calling, boot-scootin’ line dancing, a Chuck-Wagon style supper and a real western Saloon. It’s a great way for our community to gather, to meet new friends and to have an evening of fun all while supporting the Senoia Area Historical Society & Museum.”

N.I.T.W.I.T.’s TV Guide
8 p.m. at Newnan Theatre Company, 24 1st Avenue, Newnan • 770-683-6262 •
Get comfy. Grab popcorn. Wear your pajamas. Because the N.I.T.W.I.T.S.(Newnan’s Improv Troupe With Intelligent Talented Stooges) are closing out their season by turning Newnan Theatre Company’s Mainstage into a living, breathing, interactive television set. You are in control of what we watch, when we change channels, if we rewind or fast forward. You can mute the games to force the players into ridiculous physical circumstances. You can try out picture-in-picutre to enjoy two scenes at once. You’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite genres while saving your favorite scenes on the Improv DVR to quickly resume viewing at any point in the show. And for reality TV fans, you can set up improv scenes and put yourself right in the middle of the chaos.

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