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Quick Facts
  • U.S. Census Population (official): 4,226
  • U.S. Census Population (2015 estimate): 4,196
  • Regional Commission: Heart of Georgia Altamaha
  • County: Jeff Davis
  • Congressional District: 2
  • State Senate District: 19
  • State Legislature Districts: 149, 156, 19

Annual Events

Spring and Summer Events

Georgia Great Steak Cook-Off

Dates to be announced
Georgia’s official steak cook-off championship with prizes totaling more than $5,000. For additional information, visit or call the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce at (912) 375-4543

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale

Second full weekend in March
Each spring on this exciting weekend, bargain hunters come from across the United States to meander some 200 miles down Highway 341 from Barnesville to Brunswick on the Georgia coast in search of antiques, collectibles, and hidden treasures. Mile after mile, the roadside is filled with tents and tables offering used and new goods and lots of good food. For additional information, visit

Three Rivers Paddle

From the starting point at Towns Bluff Park, paddle the Ocmulgee, Oconee, and Altamaha, three of Georgia’s greatest rivers, in this two-day family-friendly camping and paddling event sponsored by the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Board of Tourism and the Georgia Conservancy. For additional information and exact dates, visit

Three Rivers Festival at Towns Bluff

Three Rivers Barbecue Festival
The dual festival, held at Towns Bluff at beautiful and shady oak-filled Towns Bluff Park on the banks of the Altamaha River, is a celebration of food, music, arts and crafts, and barbecue. The event draws pit-masters from around Georgia and the Southeast for a barbecue cook-off sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association. For additional information, visit or telephone (912) 379-9303.

Memorial Day Ceremony and Remembrance at Veterans Square

Memorial Day
The Jeff Davis County Veterans Association holds its annual Memorial Day ceremony and remembrance at Veterans Square as they honor veterans who lost their lives in defense of America’s freedoms. Music, patriotic events, and more. Visit or

Fall and Winter Events

Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Square

Veterans Day November 11
The Jeff Davis County Veterans Association holds its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Square as they honor veterans of all wars with music and patriotic events. Visit or

Annual Christmas Parade

Santa comes to Hazlehurst to visit and lead a colorful nightime celebration of Christmas joy with bands, floats, glittering lights, and so much more. For kids and the kid in you. For more information and exact date and time, call (912) 375-4543 or visit

Snipesville New Year’s Day Parade

January 1
The annual event, complete with tractors, floats, and horses, rings in the new year. For more information, call Wooten’s Store at (912) 375-2796.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

Sponsored by the Community League, Inc., of Hazlehurst, the lively parade celebrates Martin Luther King Jr., with marching bands, entertainers, floats, and more.