2012 Southern Living Idea House
Proud to have Southern Living's 2012 Idea House - an 1830's Farmhouse Renovation located in Senoia...!
Historic Downtown Senoia
Visit our historic downtown....great shopping, dining and sight seeing. The perfect setting for life!
Memorial Day Celebration and Festival
Annual Memorial Day Celebration & Festival honoring our Veterans - every Memorial Day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm in downtown Senoia. Event includes craft booths, antique booths, food booths, a parade, and fireworks.
Light Up Senoia
Light up Senoia, our annual event to kick off the Holiday season, provided fun opportunities for all ages. Residents and visitors alike are able to enjoy local culinary treats, entertainment, and Santa's workshop, animals, and a parade. The 2012 event will be on December 1st.
Cruisin’ to the Oldies Car Show
Our annual Cruisin' to the Oldies Car Show features fully-restored classic and late model collector's cars and other vechicles. The show occurs each year on the last Saturday in September and always draws a large crowd. Information on the September 29, 2012 car show will be on our Event page closer to the event!
SENOIA'S BUSINESS HERITAGE
Senoia enjoys a rich heritage from the many early merchant families who have had businesses in Senoia for many years. Hollberg's Fine Furniture and Crooks Marketplace have been family run businesses for more than 100 years.
The downtown commercial area is densely developed and contains a significant collection of historic building types. As Senoia continues to prosper, it has three commercial areas with more than 75 businesses. The Historic Downtown area on Main Street offers restaurants, boutiques, antiques, and bed and breakfasts all within a short walking distance. New construction of historically accurate infill in the downtown area has created much new space for business and retail.
The Highway 16 and State Highway 85 commercial areas offer additional stores and businesses to Senoia residents and visitors alike.
Every Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Program is at noon
Parade is at 2pm
Fireworks at dusk
The Senoia Downtown Development Authority and Southern Ground are co-sponsoring a street festival in downtown Senoia on Saturday, June 15 . There will be live music, festival food, and a children’s activity area. Bands will begin performing at 2:00 and the live music will continue through. Main Street will be closed to traffic, but downtown stores and restaurants will all be open.
SENOIA, Ga. — Senoia’s welcome sign says the city is perfect — for life.
It has also been a perfect set for 25 films and TV shows, many of which are documented on Senoia’s own Walk of Fame. And it’s only 25 miles south of Atlanta in Coweta County.
The film industry help transform the community from a tiny town in need to activity to a happening destination. Scott Tigchelaar, president of Raleigh Studios Atlanta and keeper of the city keys, is behind much of Senoia’s revitalization.
“The film work is the icing on the cake,” he said. “But even without it, the town is thriving … it’s a lot of fun when someone is filming in town.’
Just off the main street full of mom-and-pop shops are memorable sites from the most well-known movies film in Senoia: a home featured in Fried Green Tomatoes, a church from The Fighting Temptations and another house used in three movies, including Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns.
Nearby is the Southern Ground Social Club, which belongs to Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band.
But lately, Senoia’s biggest draw has been zombies.
“‘The Walking Dead’ has had the largest impact of anything we’ve ever done here,” Tigchelaar said.
Even before production on Season 4 began, the town was filled with permanent reminders of “The Walking Dead” community of Woodbury — the bank, coffee shop and town hall, which is just a facade.
The film industry’s impact on Senoia has been so great that the town has started selling Hollywood memorabilia.
“We have people seven days a week walking the streets looking for ‘Walking Dead’ paraphernalia,” Tigchelaar said.
To take the set’s popular self-guided walking tours to the next level, the city will begin running a trolley later this month.
Tigchelaar is behind so much of the development because he’s also the businessman behind Senoia Enterprises, which is developing a live-work-play community of homes and a hotel. He even plans to turn the city’s water tower into a watering hole.