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Railroad Days Festival celebrates town's unique history
The annual parade is the highlight of the Lula Railroad Days celebration, set for this weekend.

Lula Railroad Days

Where: Railroad Park, 6055 Main St., Lula

When: 7-9 p.m. concert Friday, May 4; 10 a.m. parade, festival and live music Saturday, May 5

It’s full steam ahead for the annual Railroad Days Festival in Lula.

All of the festivities will take place in and around the historic train yard-turned-Railroad Park at 6055 Main St. in Lula.

The celebration will begin with a concert by Rambling Country with Steve Dyer and Band from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

The arts and crafts fair will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the festival kicking off at 10 a.m. with the annual parade.

This year’s Grand Marshal will be Ollie Bryson, a patriarch of the Lula community. The route will follow the old railroad tracks in downtown Lula.

Following the conclusion of the Railroad Days parade, which will include a variety of floats and other entries, attendees are invited back to the park for a full day of festival activities.

The family-friendly event will include food, vendors, crafts and live entertainment.

According to event organizers, a variety of performers will grace the main stage throughout the day.

Attendees can anticipate being dazzled by dance acts, as well as bluegrass, country, rock and gospel bands and singers.