Harlem holds many exciting events every year!  A list of upcoming events is below, and it includes links to registration materials for those interested in participating. For more information on these events – including sponsorship information – please contact Stacie Hart at (706) 556-0043 or via email at



4TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF – Saturday, November 12, 2016

The 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  This event will be held at the Laurel & Hardy Museum.  2016 Chili Team Application and Rules available here.  For more information, please email Stacie at

HARLEM CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING – Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Harlem Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at City Hall on Thursday, December 1, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Please join us for the annual lighting of our Christmas tree, have some popcorn, cookies, hot cocoa and sing along to your favorite Christmas carols.  For more information, please email Stacie at


The Christmas in Downtown Harlem Festival will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Come enjoy this fun family event in downtown Harlem!  Applications for the festival and parade can be picked up at City Hall or by clicking here for the festival application and clicking here for the parade application.  For more information, please email   Application deadline for the festival is November 25 and the deadline for parade applications is December 7.

OLIVER HARDY FESTIVAL – Saturday, October 7, 2017

The 29th Annual Oliver Hardy Festival is scheduled for October 7, 2017 in Downtown Harlem from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m..  Vendor booths will open at 9:00 a.m. and the parade starts at 10:00 a.m..  There will be live entertainment all day long and the Laurel and Hardy Museum will be playing your favorite L & H movies too.  For those interested in a vendor space, please see the rules and regulations and registration form.  2017 Festival Vendor Guidelines & Application available here.