Watermelon Days Festival 2024 – Cordele, GA

75th Year of the Cordele Watermelon Days Festival

Festival Date

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Festival Location

Lake Blackshear Resort
Located in Georgia Veterans State Park
2459-H US Hwy 280 West, Cordele, GA 31015, United States

Watermelon Festival Parade: The parade will begin at 9:00 am at the corner of 6th Street & 15th Avenue and travel East on 15th Avenue ending at Owens Street.


For further information, please contact the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce at 229-273-1668.

About the Cordele Watermelon Days Festival

The Watermelon Days Festival is held annually at Lake Blackshear Resort and Downtown Cordele, Georgia. Cordele is also known as “The Watermelon Capital of the World” because a great number of watermelons are produced in the area.

First held in 1949, the Cordele Watermelon Days Festival is a family-friendly event featuring watermelon fun, contests, vendors, a parade, and lots of fresh watermelons. In 2024, the Cordele Watermelon Days Festival will take place on Saturday, June 22.

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