DEC 31 2017
9PM - 1AM
Perry, GA
801 Main St, Perry, GA 31069

About the Buzzard Drop

Perry’s way to ring in the New Year

New Year’s Eve will not be your typical “Crystal Ball Drop,” in Downtown Perry. Yes, it’s true, New York City may host the Apple Drop where over a million people gather to watch as a large, lighted apple descends upon Times Square, and Georgia’s own Atlanta will host the pride of the Peach State’s Peach Drop at Lennox Square. However, here in Perry, we were thinking something more original.

Inspired by the creativity of Lebanon, PA, home of the Giant Bologna Drop, and Brasstown, NC, where a live possum drops at the stroke of midnight to ring in the New Year, we sought something unique that we could lay claim to. We looked west to our neighbors in Mobile, AL, and admired the Moonpie they so proudly venerate each New Year’s Eve, and as we thought and searched our hearts, it became clear: We Will Drop…a Buzzard!

Carroll, Main, Ball, and Jernigan Streets will close down for a street party. Street closures begin on the morning of December 31st and continue until 1 am.

There is plenty of handicap and regular parking at Ball Street and Main Street; Commerce and Washington Street; and Carroll and Macon Rd.  Additional parking may be found on side streets.

There are public portable restrooms through out the event location.

The local bars and restaurants will be open to buy food and drinks as well as spirit vendors on the streets. No coolers please.

The weather in Perry on New Year’s Eve can vary widely. If it’s going to rain or be bitterly cold, you might want to consider dressing for the weather, with extra layers to add as it gets later and colder. Remember for the Ball Drop in New York City the average temperature is 28 low and 42 high compared to Perry’s temperature of 36 low to 60 high.

Event organizers want to ensure attendees enjoy the event safely.  Personal heaters, coolers, outside alcohol and glass bottles and pets, unless service animals are prohibited.

A courtesy shuttle is provided within the city limits, if desired.

Need a Place to stay?

Perry Buzzard Drop’s Hotel Partner

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

1502 Sam Nunn Boulevard
Perry, Georgia 31069
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Feather Your Nest Sponsor

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Have a question about the event?

Christine Sewell
Administrative Assistant
Community and Economic Development Departments
City of Perry
(478) 988-2720

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