Dartin' Downtown 5K Run
First United Methodist Relay for Life Team and the DPA present "Dartin' Downtown 5k Run on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Registration will be at the First United Methodist parking lot.
There will be door prizes and medals to the top 3 finishers in each age division. For more information or an application,
please click here.
Candlelight Advent Walk Heralds the Season
The Candlelight Advent Walk ushers in the Christmas season Wednesday evening, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. Worshippers will hear the message of Advent in
the beautifully decorated churches then proceed by candlelight through the historic downtown area.
“This is a unique and wonderful way to usher in the Advent Season,” said First Presbyterian Church Minister, Reverend Jenna Goggins who chairs the 2012
Advent Walk Committee. “It’s a great opportunity to worship with other churches, enjoy their meaningful decorations of the season and stroll through our charming Victorian
downtown while visiting with our friends and neighbors.”
The service begins at Quinn Chapel AME on Church Street. Then take a short walk to First Baptist Church at 313 North Poplar. Worshippers will then head
to Grace Episcopal (South Poplar Street) through sparkling downtown Paris then next door to First Christian Church (South Poplar Street) and then just across the street to
First United Methodist Church (Blythe Street). A reception will be held at the final stop, First Presbyterian Church (South Market Street). Vans will be available for those
who do not wish to walk, according to Goggins.
Participating churches and the Downtown Paris Association sponsor this annual event. For more information on Christmas events downtown, log on
Holly, Jolly Christmas Parade Seeks Entrants
Grab something with wheels and an armful of Christmas lights and get your entry ready for the 6th Annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade. This holiday tradition takes place in
Historic Downtown Paris on Saturday afternoon, December 15 at 5:30 p.m. It follows the new Christmas Festival, which is from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Both events are sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association (DPA).
The 2012 theme is "I'll be Home for Christmas," according to Jennifer Morris, committee member. "We have invited a group of
special folks to be our grand marshals and help us celebrate this theme, and we will be making that announcement soon."
For more information on this even, please click here.
here to download a float entry form.
Eye Full of Paris Weekend — A Celebration of the Arts
It’s music. It’s theater. It’s art. It’s the annual Eye Full of Paris Weekend in historic Downtown Paris. Celebrating visual and performing arts, the event takes place the last full weekend each September and is sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association (DPA).
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3rd Annual Ice Cream Social
& Antique Car Show
This July 28th, something cool (very cool…actually cold) will happen on the Court House lawn. Learn more below!
2012 Ice Cream Social Letter
Rules & Regulations Form
Download the membership form here!
Downtown Paris Week
Downtown Paris Week Celebrates with Activities Galore...
Downtown Paris Association Float
Kathy Ray presented the First Place Trophy to Rusty Wiles, instructor of the Auto Mechanics Class at Henry County High School, whose students built the float as well as a Downtown Paris Association basket of goodies. The trophy and model float is on display in his classroom.
You Be The Judge BBQ Cookoff Winner:
Kenny Deel, of Kenny's Meat Market
Kenny Deel, of Kenny’s Meat Market accepting the Trophy from Kathy Ray, President of DPA.
"You Be The Judge"
2nd Annual DPA Barbecue Cook-Off"
The Downtown Paris Association (DPA) is seeking entrants for the second annual “You Be the Judge - DPA Barbecue Cookoff.
The event takes place on Saturday, May 12 on the lawn of
Henry County’s historic courthouse. The competition runs
from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Download the "You Be The Judge BBQ Rules"...
Download the Registration Form...
"Dartin' Downtown Certified 5k Walk/Run"
Download the Entry Form...
2012 Downtown Unwrapped!
Don't miss Trees on the Square
at the Heritage Center December 1st -18th, the Community
Concert at First Baptist Church on December 4th, and
much more during 2011 Downtown Unwrapped!
6th Annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade
Don't forget to
sign up for the 6th Annual Holly Jolly Christmas Parade!
Sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association (DPA), this year's parade will take place at
Download the Parade Entry Form...