What is it?

The City of Perry and Perry Main Street are proud to announce a new event in Downtown Perry—the First Annual Perry Buzzard Drop! A New Year’s Eve celebration, the Buzzard Drop promises to have Central Georgia “Buzzing” into the New Year.

“Why a Buzzard?” A little known fact of our historic town is the much-anticipated or despised return of the Buzzards each fall to Perry.  First spotted in mid-September, hundreds of Buzzards begin to make roost in high points throughout the City, where they stay throughout the winter months.  Early in the morning, you see them—lighting in trees and on radio towers, standing guard as the day breaks, flying off for a busy day’s work, and circling back, high in the sky in the afternoon—you can almost set your clock by them when they’re here.  Their favorite haunt, well known to locals, is the water tower.

In honor of their return to Perry, we celebrate with the First Annual Perry Buzzard Drop on New Year’s Eve 2013!

Featuring live entertainment by Celebration Band, with spirits sold onsite and souvenir memorabilia, the Perry Buzzard Drop will be an event to remember!


Celebration Band

Live entertainment by provided by Celebration Band, an extremely talented seven piece band.  















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

  2. PARKING. 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 maybe found on side streets.  

  3. HIT THE BATHROOM FIRST. There are public portable restrooms through out the event location.

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

  5. CONSIDER THE WEATHER. 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.

  6. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PLAN TO ARRIVE HOME SAFELY! Rides will be provided to Perry residents after the event, if desired.