Downtown Bainbridge releases its progress report for fiscal year 2016-2017


Yuletide Jubilee has been Rescheduled!

We have had to reschedule the Yuletide Jubilee, originally planned for tomorrow evening, for Saturday, December 9th from 11 am to 2 pm due to rainy weather conditions. We will have activities for the whole family, music, delicious food, and … Continue reading

Downtown Bainbridge Extended Holiday Hours

New Christmas Ornament Tradition

Since 1991 the City of Bainbridge Downtown Development office began a tradition of selling commemorative ornaments of historic buildings, churches, and parks in the downtown area created by Mrs. Mary Cox.  Mrs. Mary was a very accomplished artist that volunteered her incredible talent every year to make each ornament a treasure.   She completed many of these ornaments with her distinctive signature which made them even more valuable at no extra charge.  Sometimes all good things come to an end because we have used Mrs. Mary’s collection of pen and ink drawings that feature historic landmarks.

However, the City of Bainbridge Downtown Development office is pleased to announce plans for its new Christmas ornament collection.  The new collection will feature an oil painting of various Bainbridge landscapes and iconic landmarks on a flat metal ornament from lifelong Bainbridge resident and native, Ashley Long.       

Beginning with the Holiday Open House Sunday, November 19, you will have the opportunity to purchase the city’s newest ornament collection featuring Ashley’s oil painting of the Flint River Train Trestle.  Individual ornaments featuring Cox’s pen and ink sketches can be purchased for $8 each or the complete 27 year collection can be purchased for $200.  The Downtown Development Authority will continue to keep an inventory of the ornaments at City Hall.

Holiday Open House begins at 1 p.m. with Ashley Long signing the ornaments in Willis Park, continuing the long standing tradition of Mrs. Mary Cox.

Bainbridge Little Theatre’s Children’s Production

Bainbridge Little Theatre’s Children’s Class Act Production will be Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure. Tickets will go on sale June 8th @ 10:00 AM. You can purchase your tickets online at!/page_TICKETS or you can purchase tickets at the door 30 minutes prior to each shows start time. For more information, please visit our website at, email us at, or call us at 229-246-8345. Show dates will be June 16th and June 17th @ 7:00 PM and June 18th at 2:30.

Downtown Bainbridge Designated a Georgia Exceptional Main Streets Program for the 4th Consecutive Year

Atlanta, GA (April 4, 2017) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced today that 8 new Georgia Main Street Cities will become part of the current Georgia’s Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) Program. These communities join 8 existing programs as proven leaders in downtown development.

Together, each of these 16 cities has been carefully selected due to the overwhelmingly positive impact that the Main Street Program has had on its local historic district. From new businesses and job creation, to rehabilitation projects and downtown housing, these communities have set themselves apart with their annual economic impact numbers and focus on historic preservation.

Of the 94 Main Street programs that participated in the highly competitive annual assessment process, only 16 cities stood out amongst the rest. Collectively, they represent 473,200 Georgia citizens and 8 service delivery regions.

“These communities are united by common attributes that help make them the strongest commercial historic districts in the state – a strong commitment to historic preservation and planning, stable leadership and active municipal support,” said Jessica Reynolds, Director of the Office of Downtown Development at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which houses the Georgia Main Street program.

As GEMS communities, these Main Street programs gain access to special one-on-one technical services offered by the Office of Downtown Development, such as strategic planning sessions, board retreats and work plan development, along with scholarship opportunities and discounted rates for training and design services.

MaryBrown Sandys, Director of Marketing & Communications Georgia Department of Community Affairs
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