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Bainbridge still hosting River Town Days despite recent severe weather

The event will go for three days instead of two
Posted: 5:51 PM, Mar 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-08 09:24:10Z
Bainbridge still hosting River Town Days despite recent severe weather

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) — The show will go on in Bainbridge this weekend.

For the last 16 years, River Town Days has been a staple in the Decatur County community. But this year's event is more important than ever before.

The hope is that visitors from surrounding communities will come out to the Boat Basin where they can forget the worries of recent tornadoes and Hurricane Michael, and focus on celebrating the good times with others.

Bainbridge is still hosting River Town Days, a weekend long event with free concerts, carnival rides, bounce houses, and several vendors.

This year will be different though. Instead of two days of fun, River Town Days has been extended to three. There is also a bass fishing tournament during this weekend where visitors can watch the daily fish weigh-in.

Even if you do not live in Decatur County, organizers say everyone is welcome to come.

"We hope that people from the surrounding areas will use River Town Days as a sanctuary day and just a day to get out and enjoy their family, and forget about the recent troubles that we've had here as far as the weather goes," Lauren Minor, the president of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce.

In years past, this event has drawn about 6,000 people, but that number is expected to be higher this year because of the extra day and the fishing tournament.

The free event starts at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon at the Earl May Boat Basin and runs until Sunday at 4 p.m.