In 2024, the City of Perry is going big to celebrate the bicentennial year with the theme "200 years of bringing Georgia together."
As Perry approaches its 200th birthday on December 9, 2024, the City is gearing up for a year-long celebration. Perry is more than just a place; it's where Georgia comes together. The City has many activities lined up to celebrate the journey from a small settlement of twenty families to the thriving hub it is today.
A Year of Celebrations: Mark Your Calendars!
Monthly Themes: A Glimpse into Perry's Olden Days
Each month of the year, with help from the Perry Area Historical Society and Museum, we'll highlight different aspects of Perry's history through social media and podcast episodes, focusing on everything from the railroad and inventions to significant local figures.
Pop-Up Parties: We're Coming to Your Neighborhood
Get ready for surprise pop-up parties across Perry's three districts! Featuring an antique fire truck, historical insights, and giveaways, these parties are not to be missed. Watch for dates to be announced in 2024.
Guided Tours: Walk Through History
In the fall, join us for various guided tours – the Evergreen Cemetery tour brings pioneers' stories to life; the Downtown Walking Tour showcases Perry's transformation; and the Christmas Trolley Tours offer a festive journey through downtown history. Watch for registration to begin in October 2024.
The Downtown Scavenger Hunt: A Year-Long Adventure
Embark on a scavenger hunt across Perry! Pick up your free card at the Perry Welcome Center, fill in the blanks by searching around Perry for clues, and return your card to be entered in a drawing to win a Perry Prize Pack! You can also download your card from the City of Perry 200th Birthday Celebration website.
Special Celebration at the Georgia National Fair
The Georgia National Fair in October will feature a special birthday celebration showcasing Perry's agricultural roots and community spirit.
Community Involvement: Share Your Perry Memories
Whether you're a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, we encourage everyone to engage with us online and share their favorite memories and photos of Perry over the years. These will be featured on the anniversary website, creating a tapestry of shared experiences. Images can be uploaded at this link on the City of Perry 200th Birthday Celebration website.
Growing Together Since 1824
Perry's transformation from a modest settlement to a flourishing community mirrors the spirit of growth and unity in Georgia. Our bicentennial celebration isn't just about looking back; it's about appreciating our present and embracing our future. A 200th Celebration Booklet with history and event information can be downloaded here.
Stay updated on all the events through the City of Perry's 200th-anniversary website and the Visit Perry events page. Join us in celebrating Perry, where history, community, and celebration come together.