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APRIL 22-24, 2021

Held in historic Downtown Thomasville, the Rose Show has been a Southwest Georgia tradition since 1922. Flower shows, entertainment, an artisan market, an antique car show, a police inspection, a historic parade experience, and much more provide fun for the whole family! We invite you to plan a visit to our beautiful city and enjoy our centennial celebration.

We’re excited to bring you a great event, with safety at the forefront of our plans. The City of Thomasville will be adhering to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines as well as state guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants and visitors of the Thomasville Rose Show & Festival. While the majority of the event will be conducted outdoors, the City of Thomasville encourages proper social distancing, face coverings, and all other safety precautions. Handwashing and sanitation stations will also be installed throughout the event area.

Please refer to the information below for applications and helpful information or call (229) 228-7977.

The Thomasville Rose Show, hosted by the Thomasville Rose Society, is celebrating its 100th year! There are 3 divisions for entries – Horticulture, Arrangements, and Photography. Click on the links below for entry information or email Gail Lane for additional information.

Additional flower shows throughout the weekend include Orchids on Parade, the Standard Flower Show, and the Civic Garden Club Flower Show. Find out more below:

  • The Standard Flower Show is hosted by the Thomasville Garden Club. Click here for additional information on rules, details, and overall show info. Horticulture admissions are accepted on Thursday, April 22 from 2:00-6:00pm for both adults and children. For additional details contact Suzanne Singer.
  • The Civic Garden Club Flower Show is hosted by the Civic Garden Club. Bring your cut roses, horticulture, hanging plants and more to the front of the Civic Garden Club tent on Saturday, April 24 from 7-8am. Cut flowers can be in a vase, but one can be provided if needed for display. There is no charge to exhibit your flowers or plants. For entry information for roses, annuals, or perennials, click here. For horticulture entry information, click here. For more info, contact Lessie Tillman.
  • Orchids on Parade is sponsored by the Thomasville Orchid Society. Anyone is welome to be a part of the show. Bring your orchids to the Thomasville Municipal Building on Thursday, April 22 between 10am-3pm. There is no cost for entering your plant, which will be part of the show on Friday and Saturday.

Click here to view our Rose Show & Festival brochure, or view a list of activities below:

Inspection of the Thomasville Police Department: 6:30 pm, Broad Street

The public is invited to an impressive review of the Thomasville Police Department. This event will include a community meet-and-greet with the officers once the inspection is completed. Andre Marria will also sing the National Anthem to kick-off this event. Free admission, open to the public.