Historic downtown Greensboro kicked off the Easter weekend with the annual Southland Jubilee, drawing in approximately 2,000 – 3,000 attendees. Visitors from near and far paraded the streets of downtown Greensboro to participate in an array of family-friendly festivities, packed with arts and crafts, food, a classic car show, antique tractors, agriculture exhibits, children’s activities and live entertainment.
Southland Jubilee welcomed many new and returning vendors to this year’s festival, Festival attendees shopped for one-of-a-kind treasures that can only be found at Southland Jubilee.
Southland Jubilee prides itself on offering the most exclusive and unique vendors of handmade arts and crafts and favorite-festival foods.
Not only did vendors line down Main Street, but Festival Hall also housed several vendors and a Native American performance throughout the day.
The second annual Southland Jubilee signature dish competition was a big success. This year’s big winner was the Chicken Salad.
Festival-goers also enjoyed live entertainment throughout the day at the Reynolds Plantation and The Ritz-Carlton Lodge Main Stage. John Dunn and The Jazzmen kicked off the festival and Blind Driver closed the day with their classic rock tunes.
Agricultural exhibits invited guests to visit the petting zoo and allowed guests to hold small baby ducks and rabbits.
The Georgia Classic Cruisers Car Show debuted an array of vintage cars including antique, classic, muscle, hot rod and other special interest cars and trucks, stretching down South Main Street.
Since its beginning in 1998, Southland Jubilee has been downtown Greensboro's premier event, developing a reputation across the region as a quality heritage arts festival. Whether it is the live performances, arts and crafts, classic cars, heritage demonstrations, children's activities, festival foods or agricultural and antique tractor exhibits, attendees found old favorites and a few new surprises at this year’s award winning festival.
Be sure to mark your calendar for Greensboro’s summer event, Pickin’ on the Greene on June 27, 2014, from 7 – 10 p.m. for a toe-tapping good time.
For more information on upcoming events, please visit www.downtowngreensboroga.com.
About Southland Jubilee
Southland Jubilee is a day-long heritage arts festival that takes place in the heart of historic downtown Greensboro. Southland Jubilee is produced by the Greensboro Better Hometown Program and the Greensboro Downtown Development Authority with support from the City of Greensboro. Since its beginning in 1998, this annual spring festival has been downtown Greensboro’s main community event and has developed the reputation across the region as a quality heritage arts and family festival. The festival’s goal is to attract people to the town with the hope that they will return to the community and future events.