Weekend Ticket: Streets Closed for Craft Fair, Cycling Event – LaGrange Daily News

The weather in Troup County this weekend is expected to be warm and sunny, creating the perfect conditions to enjoy some of the outdoor events happening throughout the county.

The highlight of the weekend will be the “Walk on Ridley” spring craft market in downtown LaGrange on Saturday on Ridley Avenue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The expansive market will feature over 70 vendors comprised of artisan/handmade goods, local makers, live art, artisan showcases, boutique goods, pottery, live music, food trucks and more. Other vendors will also offer baked goods, preserves, and natural herbs.

To accommodate the fair, Ridley Avenue from N. Lafayette Square/Greenville Street to East Battle Street will be closed to traffic. This part of the street will reopen after the fair closes.

On Saturday in West Point, Chatahoochee Riverkeeper will host the West Point Lake Wildlife Cruise. The cruise will take place aboard the West Point Lake Floating Classroom from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST).

Participants will learn about the fish found in the lake and other wildlife in the area. Binoculars will be provided.

This community cruise will be led by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper staff and wildlife experts from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Tickets are $25/adult and $15/youth. Reserve your spot online at www.chattahoochee.org/events.

On Sundays from 2-10 p.m., downtown LaGrange will transform into a high-speed race course and block party as the town welcomes hundreds of professional and amateur cyclists to its inaugural criterium – the LaGrange Cycling Classic. VIPs will have exclusive access to the Del’avant Event Center for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar inside the Main Ballroom.

VIPs will have access to Del’avant’s Main Ballroom and Roof Garden. Buy VIP tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lagrange-cycling-classic-vip-experience-tickets-300773801537

The following road closures will begin Sunday, April 24 at 7 a.m.:

  • Broome Street from Bull Street to Main Street
  • Main Street from Byron Hurst Street/East Depot Street to South Lafayette Square (Vernon Street)
  • Bull Street from South Lafayette Square (Vernon Street) to Byron Hurst Street
  • Byron Hurst Street from Bull Street to Main Street

Downtown businesses and sidewalks will remain open to pedestrian and spectator traffic for the duration of the event. Streets will reopen to traffic and parking around 10 p.m. Sunday. This event is free and open to the public.

Joseph K. Bennett