Fayette’s 200th birthday features parade, flyover in Fayetteville, fireworks in Tyrone

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The Saturday parade route in Fayetteville to kick off the county's 200th birthday celebration. Graphic/Fayette County Historical Society.
The Saturday parade route in Fayetteville to kick off the county's 200th birthday celebration. Graphic/Fayette County Historical Society.

The bicentennial festivities begin Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10 a.m. with a parade through downtown Fayetteville.

Come and line the street Saturday from Tiger Trail to LaFayette Avenue to Highway 85 to Highway 54 and back to Tiger Trail and see 40 participants representing your neighbors, non-profits, and organizations, led by the Color Guard from the Fayette County’s Sheriff’s Office.

The Fayette County High School Band will play throughout the parade from the Old Courthouse.

At noon Peachtree City’s Falcon Squadron will perform a flyover at the Old Courthouse.

Vendors and food trucks, Grazing Here, Kona Ice and Big Pig BBQ, will be on site along with 20 other local vendors and non-profits at the Gazebo, the Fayette County Administrative Complex at Stonewall Avenue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The evening will continue with more food trucks, inflatables for the kids and live music from 6 Feet Back from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Shamrock Park in Tyrone. The fireworks show starts at 8:30 p.m. Parking and shuttles will be available from Handley Park.

Other events that day include The American 5k/10k Race sponsored by the American Legion Post 50 at the Fred Brown Amphitheater in Peachtree City, the Masonic Lodge’s Annual Chicken BBQ, open house at the Downtown Depot and the opening of Tyrone’s Historic Museum.

For more information, go to www.FayetteHistoricalSociety.com or www.FayetteCountyGA.gov.

CORRECTION: The event Saturday celebrates the county’s Bicentennial — meaning 200 years — rather than sesquicentennial, which means 150 years, and which erroneously appeared in this story in earlier editions.