From Special Reports

Folks know spring has arrived when the monthly Market Day in Downtown Newnan arrives.

The first Market Day of 2018 is set for Saturday, April 7 around the Court Square in Newnan. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And paired with Market Day is Pickin’ on the Square, where musicians get together and play music together in a pop-up setting.

Market Day showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features over 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-a-kind items each month. Market favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, pottery, art, children’s clothing, hand-woven baskets, leather products, fresh baked goods, handcrafted furniture, birdhouses, wood-art, fiber-art, wreaths, floral design, and much more! The Market is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission.

Pickin’ on the Square occurs simultaneously around the courthouse square during the Market Day. Come experience the vernacular sounds of local musicians playing acoustic music around the courthouse lawn! Any musician with an acoustic instrument can join and play at their own accord. Pickin’ on the Square is a fantastic networking opportunity for musicians to collaborate with other artists and welcomes all genres of music and skill levels. Musicians typically arrive after 10 a.m. and play until around 2 p.m., however, there is no dedicated time for this event.