Events Schedule

Lee Brice will headline the 2020 Saturday Concert

Lee Brice

Early Bird Special Tickets available now online for only $15.

See Concert Page for more information.

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 Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageant

An event created to promote poise and positive self-esteem. Good sportsmanship is a must along with age-appropriateness in hair, make-up and dress. Categories for ages 0-12.  Sponsored by American Business Women’s Association.
• Saturday, April 4th; 10 am
• Southeastern Technical College on Highway 280 in Vidalia
• Open to the public; $5 tickets sold at the door
• To participate contact Keri Nester at or 229-315-4106. 

Application available beginning ?

Miss Vidalia Onion & Junior Miss Vidalia Onion Pageant

Miss Vidalia promotes community service and academic excellence in addition to poise and positive self-esteem. Prizes include crown, banner, trophy, flowers; Miss Vidalia Queen receives the Sandra Way $1,000 educational grant; 1st runner-up Era Alexander $750, 2nd runner-up Helen Morris $250 grants. Other requirements include participation in various activities throughout the reign, including the Vidalia Onion Festival & Vidalia Christmas Parade. Junior Miss Vidalia Onion (ages 13-16);  Miss Vidalia Onion (ages 17-22). Sponsored by American Business Women’s Association

  • Sat. April 4,  7 pm
  • Southeastern Technical College on Highway 280 in Vidalia
  • Open to the public; $7 tickets sold at the door
  • To participate contact Keri Nester at or 229-315-4106
  • Application available ?

Tales from the Altamaha  

“Precious memories…from the Attic to the Outhouse”

Celebrating 16 Years! An award-winning Georgia folk-life play with a local cast and River Rat Review Band. Laugh, cry and sing along as a new set of tales come to life representing the regional settlers of the Greater Altamaha River Basin.

  • ​Thu. April 16, 7 pm; Fri. April 17, 7 pm; Sat. April 18 2 pm, 7 pm, April 23-25 see dates for details
  • Tickets $10-$20 Group rates available
  • Blue Marquee Theater, 121 N State St (US #1), Lyons 30436
  • Contact 912-526-6445  or  or purchase tickets online here!
  • Find us on Facebook/Lyons Main Street

Vidalia’s Got Talent   

Showcasing Vidalia area talent. For individuals & groups of 6 or less, ages 5 & up. Registration Fee: $40; Must register by April 5.

  • Sat. April 18, 7 pm
  • PAL Theatre, 122 Church St. Downtown Vidalia
  • Contact Michael Harden:
  • 912-535-0290
  • General Admission $5; Balcony Seating $10
  • Application coming soon

Onion City Showdown Softball Tournament

Co Ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament sponsored by Vidalia Recreation Department

  • Sat. April 18
  • Ed Smith Complex, Field #2,  102 Stockyard Road, Vidalia
  • Player Maximum and # of Teams: 15
  • Teams must have equal amount of girls to guys on the field.
  • Teams are guaranteed pool play. Additionally, all teams will advance to single elimination bracket play.
  • Ranking will be decided ultimately on pool play record, then points difference will be used as a tie-breaker.
  • Tournament players will participate under a closed roster format with a 15-player maximum.
  • A team will not be refunded if they drop out after registration ends.
  • All players must be 15 years of age at the time of participation.
  • Team trophy will be awarded to tournament champion
  • Register at the Vidalia Recreation Department , call VRD office #: 912-537-7913
  • Registration Deadline: April 1st  Entry Fee: $175 / Team

Vidalia Onion Culinary Extravaganza

Featured chef/cook TBA soon.

Door prizes, goody bags for the first 125 participants. Vendors in the theatre one hour prior to the show.

  • Tuesday, April 21; 6 pm
  • Southeastern Technical College, 3001 E. First Street, Vidalia
  • Tickets: General $10; Reserved Seating $15 NOTE: Reserved seating tickets must be purchased by April 14
  • Tickets available for purchase beginning April 2 at Phillips Pharmacy and Merle Norman in Vidalia or by calling Jan or Lindi
  • For more information, call 912-293-2407 (Jan) or 912-293-3630 (Lindi)


Welcome back to Vidalia, Modern Midways, a glittering galaxy of spectacular state fair amusement rides and attractions.  This mobile family fun fair and theme park is for all ages.  Enjoy thrills, pure fun and wholesome entertainment and memories.  Advanced tickets TBA.

  • Wed. April 22,  5 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Behind Arts & Crafts on Airport Road

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