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 call (706) 556-0043 or email


30TH ANNUAL OLIVER HARDY FESTIVAL  –  The 30th Annual Oliver Hardy Festival will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm in Downtown Harlem.  Lots of handcrafted items, live entertainment, Laurel and Hardy impersonators, and plenty of delicious food will be available for a day of fun!  A parade for the whole family to enjoy will begin at 10:00 am.  For more information, please call (706) 556-0043 or email

An application to participate in the parade is available by clicking here.  The deadline for applications is September 17, 2018.

We are no longer accepting applications for vendors or entertainment.  Please consider participating next year for the 31st Annual Oliver Hardy Festival.

We would like to thank the following sponsors of the 30th Annual Oliver Hardy Festival:  Prather Construction, Turnipseed Engineers, MAU, Whitaker Electric, Queensborough Bank, State Bank, Starling-Evans Funeral Home, KJ’s IGA, DeFoor Realty, Shane’s Rib Shack, White Columns Inn, Grimaud-Reeves Realty, Club Car, WAFJ 88.3, and Kelley Business Printers, Inc.