Thomasville city leaders ready for annual Rose Show and Festival

Rose Parade Street Closure

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - About 30,000 people are expected to be in Thomasville for the three-day Rose Show and Festival.

With so much foot traffic and different attractions to enjoy, city leaders said they’re doing their best to make sure everything operates smoothly.

Dozens of roads will periodically close until Saturday evening, when the three-day Rose Show and Festival ends.

Thomasville city leaders also created a brochure outlining when and where all of the events are taking place.

You can stop by the visitors center on East Jackson Street to pick up one of your own and ask for additional assistance.

There are nearly 30 different events happening during the three-day time span.

Tourism Director Sarah Baggett said she doesn’t anticipate any inclement weather getting in the way.

“We’re still planning business as usual, we’re going to roll that parade, have that street dance, all that good stuff, rain or shine," said Baggett.

Baggett said on Friday and Saturday, the festival starts in the early morning and lasts until about 10 p.m. each night.

However, roads will not start closing until 5 p.m.

Baggett said there will be dozens of officers and volunteers around the area to help direct traffic during the next three days.

The first event kicked off Thursday evening, featuring hundreds of kids parading down Broad Street for the 41st Annual Rose Bud Parade.

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