Events & Recreation Programs

Downtown Powder Springs is the heart of the City and the place where residents and visitors can meet for recreation and entertainment. Powder Springs has a full schedule of events that occur both in the downtown area and throughout the city. There is always plenty of parking and most events are free to the public. There is something for every age and interest from parades and festivals to family fun runs and concerts. For family fun Powder Springs is the place to be!

SCAA_logo-full-color1-1SCAA Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show

Dates: December 3-7
Times: Tues.-Thurs. 11:00am-8:00pm
Fri. 10:00am-4:00pm
Sat. 11:00-6:00pm
Sun. 12:00-6:00pm
Location: Ford Reception Hall
4181 Atlanta St.

Juried arts and crafts. Original, handmade items just in time for the holidays. A showcase of local artists. A professional holiday face painting artist. Special events for the family, for the community: food, entertainment and more. Daily details will be posted on the SCAA Facebook.

Christmas 2019-02Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

Date: December 6, 2019
Parade Time: 6:30pm
Location: Traveling down Marietta St from Old Austell Rd to City Hall
Tree Lighting Time: 7:30pm
Location: City Hall
Cost: FREE and Open to the Public
Make plans to kick off your holiday season right with the Powder Springs Parade and Tree Lighting!  First grab your spot along Marietta Street to enjoy the garland and lights as the Parade marches by then make your way to Town Square for the Annual Tree Lighting! We'll have music, hot chocolate and cookies, and pictures with Santa!

For more information contact our Event Coordinator, Sherry Garner.

Register Online Now 

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Reindeer Run & Santa Village

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Wildhorse Trail

Santa’s Reindeer have run amok through the Village and we need YOUR help to find them all before Christmas Eve! Become an honorary member of Santa’s Crew and travel through Santa’s Village following clues to track the reindeer. Can you find all nine?

During your journey you may have to complete some challenges to win prizes! Visit with Santa and finish the course to receive your t-shirt! Be sure to stop at all the Village Stations along the way. You never know what surprises are in store!

Register Now!
Reindeer Run and Santa Village Poster

Its A Very Merry Christmas A Musical Revue Poster

It's A Very Merry Christmas: A Musical Revue

Dates: Throughout December
Time: 3:00pm or 7:00pm
Location: Vaughn Cultural Arts Center

Learn more about this festive holiday show at

2020 Powder Springs Bridal Expo
Presented by the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission

Date: February 2020
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Location: Ford Center Reception Hall
Cost: FREE Admission with Registration

Weddings can be stressful but yours doesn't have to be! Come out for the second annual Powder Springs Bridal Expo and find all the resources you need to make your special day magical! Admission is free and there will be great door prizes! We'll have vendors who can help you with all aspects of your planning! From your dream dress to your honeymoon, your Bridesmaids gifts to your DJ and the perfect Bridal or grooms cake! Of course all of this is to promote our local Powder Springs Rental Venues so you'll have an opportunity to view them first hand, too!

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PIUPS Fall 2018Pick-It-Up Powder Springs

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Meet at City Hall

The City of Powder Springs and Community Ambassadors invite our residents, students, and business owners to become Powder Springs Proud Volunteers by participating in this bi-annual City-wide trash pick up event. Volunteers will meet at City Hall at 8:00am to receive their assignment and work until 12:00pm. All first time participants receive a complimentary "Pick-It-Up" t-shirt! We look forward to seeing many community members there!

Registration is Open


Fall Festival Trunk-or-Treat

Date: October 2020
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Ford Center Complex at 4181 Atlanta St., Powder Springs
Cost: FREE and open to the public

"When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers 'tis near Halloween!" Find your inner ghoul and creep down to Powder Springs for the Fall Festival Trunk-or-Treat! Costume Parades, music, crafts and lots of candy will be there for the taking IF you're brave enough to try...

Interested in setting up a trunk for this event? Contact for more information!

Recreation Programs

Youth Programs

These are examples of programs we have for youth in Powder Springs
  • Leadership Academy
  • The Program Formerly Know as GIPS and GAPS
  • School Partnerships - Powder Springs partners with community schools to help students achieve their goals. We work with school leadership, the Police department and city officials to make these partnerships work.
  • Summer Camps - Each summer the city organizes a two week camp for local students to attend. Camps are filled with fun and students have the opportunity to learn something new each day.
  • Career Expo - We want students to know about jobs that are available when they graduate from High School or College and this is a way we help inform them of opportunities they may not otherwise know about.
  • Volunteer Opportunities - The city is always looking for volunteers to help out with anything from trash pick-up to events. This is a great way for students to interact with city employees and elected officials.

Adult Programs

Not only do we have pragrams to engage youth we also have several programs designed to engage adults in our community
  • Community Ambassadors
  • Pastor's Group - As the name states, this is a group of Pastor's who gather with city representatives to discuss ways we can better work with the community.
  • Historical Society Museum Board - This board takes care of all the artifacts in the Seven Springs Museum; how they are displayed, cared for and procuring additional artifacts. If you love Powder Springs History this is the board for you!
  • Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission - This is a group of people with interest in Fine Arts and how our city can make these more accessible to it's residents and visitors. If you have a passion for the Arts this board may interest you!
  • Senior Center Board of Directors - The Powder Springs Senior Center has it's own board to help determine the direction the Senior Center should take. They work closely with City staff to ensure we offer a great place for Seniors to gather and enjoy various activities
  • Volunteer Opportunities - Just like for the youth, this is a great way for residents to be a part of the events they enjoy and taking care of Powder Springs! This is also a great way to meet city staff and elected officials!