NOTE: This year, 2021, the annual July 4th Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 3, at 9:00 a.m. with a PARADE ONLY! Anyone who wishes to be in the parade, please contact City Hall 706-788-2311 or Jody Gilliam 706-614-0375.
Celebrating Colbert's 50 Years: July 4, 1970 - 2019, "Honoring our Roots" with Family, Farms, Friends
July 4, 1970 marked the beginning of 50 consecutive years of Independence Day Celebrations in Colbert, Georgia, then called the "July 4th Homecoming." Since that day, Colbert Community Clubs (known as Tri-Community Clubs) tirelessly planned and celebrated the freedom we so richly enjoy. These clubs consisted of the Colbert Garden Club, Colbert Beautification Committee, Lion's Club, and a host of volunteers. The Garden of Remembrance in Colbert was founded and developed in 1971 by the Colbert Garden Club.
The past several years, the Lion's Club, the Colbert Volunteer Fire Department, Colbert Baptist Church, the City Mayor, Council, and Staff, together with a host of volunteers have been the driving force behind the July 4th celebrations. These men and women have tirelessly given their time and talents to planning and coordinating each July 4th Celebration providing delicious BBQ, entertainment, vendors, and many activities, including one of the best parades ever held in the northeast Georgia area.
The focus this year is on agriculture and area farming communities and being able to reach into our past by honoring our heritage. A "Farmer's Market" will be set up for anyone interested in selling fresh home-grown produce, fruits, and vegetables. Anyone interested in being a vendor and reserve a space to display home-made and/or pre-fabricated items, as in the past years, will need to fill out a Vendor Form. Forms are available at the City Hall or found at the top of this page.
The Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Old Colbert Elementary School. Anyone interested in being in the parade, please plan to be there by 7:30 a.m. to line up and receive instructions. Activities are planned for the entire day, including a "best home-made pie contest. The pies are to be home-made apple, blueberry, pecan, and/or peach. Anyone who would like to enter the pie-baking contest needs to contact the City Hall for more information (706-788-2311).
Everyone is invited to join this year's 50th year of celebration and make this a real "Colbert Homecoming" to remember our heritage and "Honoring our Roots" with Family, Farms, Friends.
Remember to visit our Photo gallery for pictures of previous celebrations.