The first weekend of March, LaGrange welcomes back its acclaimed Azalea Storytelling Festival at LaGrange College, featuring nationally acclaimed tellers practicing their craft for an ever-growing audience. Independence Day in LaGrange is always a big to-do, as its Sweet Land of Liberty parade celebrates its 31st year in 2015. The parade is traditionally children only, marshaled by the Rotary Club, and is organized by the Junior Service League. Kids participate on any kind of non-motorized vehicle, and anyone can register on the morning the parade takes place (so come into town early and save your kids’ spots!). There are also always fireworks over West Point Lake at Pyne Road Park.
In October, nearby Hogansville celebrates it annual Hummingbird Festival, honored by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of its Top 20 Festivals once again in 2015. Main Street will be bustling with food, crafts, open storefronts, music and old-fashioned family fun!
After fall winds down, gear up for the holidays and the annual Christmas parade, which always takes place on the first Thursday after Thanksgiving. A regional event, this special parade draws between 10,000 and 15,000 spectators every year. The holiday season also sees an annual Christmas concert by the LaGrange Symphony, the Lafayette Dance Academy’s performance of The Nutcracker, and various events at LaGrange College.