What’s Happening in the Mountains April & May 2022

By on April 7, 2022

Welcome to our Calendar! 

Due to COVID-19 many events may have vaccination or mask requirements.

While every attempt has been made to provide accurate event listings, we urge you to confirm the information provided before making travel plans. With that said, come and see all that the southern Appalachians has to offer!

ARTS

 

1st & 3rd Tuesdays Every Month

Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee

Hiawasee, GA. Meet at ArtWorks and leave at 2pm for a local scenic spot to spend a fun afternoon painting with other artists. All media welcome. Bring supplies and equipment you can carry. Some walking on uneven ground may be required. Remember to bring some water and a hat. During winter months, we paint as long as afternoon temperature is at least 50 degrees. 2pm-5pm  ArtWorks Gallery & Gifts, 232B Chatuge Way, Hiawassee, GA. www.artworksgalleryga.com or 706-896-0932.

3rd Wednesdays Every Month

Quilt Guild

Jasper, GA. Out on a Limb Quilt Guild meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month 1pm – 3pm. Pickens County Community Center, Camp Road, Jasper, GA. 30143. Info: Cathy Vickers (678) 452-2155.

4/8 thru 5/21

Nature’s Generosity: The Photography of Mike Ramy

Blue Ridge, GA.  Engage in the exquisite detail and compositional skills of wildlife and nature photographer, Mike Ramy during his exhibit, “Nature’s Generosity,” at the Art Center. Join us for the opening reception on April 8th from 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

4/8 thru 6/25

2nd Quarter Artist in Residence: M. Camille Day

Blue Ridge, GA. GA. Come see the world through the paintings of the amazingly talented Camille Day during her artist-in-residence exhibit, “People & Places: The Art of Travel.” Opening reception is April 8, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

5/14

3rd Annual Plein Air Paint Out

Blairsville, GA. Once again, the Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild/ArtWorks Artisan Center will be hosting the 3rd Plein Aire Paint-Out at the Hice Azalea Farm. Cash prizes and reception. 8am – 4pm. The Azalea Farm, 138 “R” Way, Blairsville, GA. 30512. For info and registration: 706-896-0932 or www.mountainartscrafts.org for prospectus and application – Events and Classes Tab.

5/20 thru 5/22

Plein Air, Art in the Mountains

Ellijay, GA. We have some new sites joining us, a new category – Plein Air photography, and the auction at The Playhouse! The party/auction will be in the afternoon at the George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets & Info: www.gilmerarts.com or 706-635-5605

5/27 thru 7/9

Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit

Blue Ridge, GA. Celebrate our heritage with the age-old artistic craft of quilting and the beauty of the fiber arts. The Art Center will be adorned in colorful fabric, woven with care, skill and hand-made flare. Don’t miss one of the most unforgettable exhibits of the year with traditional and non-traditional quilts, and an array of fiber arts. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

EVENTS

Ongoing Mondays

Bingo at Buck Bald Brewing

Copperhill, TN. Win cool prizes and have some fun. Starts at 6m. Free! Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: 706.431.7141 or https://buckbaldbrewing.com

2nd, 4th, and 5th Mondays

Twirlers Square Dancing

Jasper, GA. Twirlers dance the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Mondays of the month at 7pm (lessons at 6pm). Bent Tree Club Tamarack, Jasper, GA. Info: 770-893-2629.

Tuesdays

Trivia  at Lucky’s

Blairsville, GA. Prizes and great food! 7-9pm. Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina, 17 Merchants Walk, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: : https://www.luckystacoshop.com/ or 706-487-4231.

Ongoing Wednesdays

Cast-Off Pet Rescue Bingo

Blairsville, GA. Would you like to save dogs and cats and win money? Join us for Bingo! The Jackpot depends on YOU! If we at have least 60 players, jackpot will be $600.00. At least 80 players, jackpot will be $800.00. At least 100 players, jackpot will be $1,000.00!!! Doors 6 pm, games 7pm. Blairsville Civic Center, 165 Wellborn Street, Blairsville, GA. 30512. For info: www.castoffpetrescue.org or call (706) 487-4539.

Ongoing Wednesdays

Team Trivia at Hoppy Trout

Andrews, NC. Four rounds of trivia. Each round has a different category with 10 questions. Prizes are a $5 gift card for each of the first three rounds and a $20 gift card for the overall winning team at the end. 6:30pm. Free! Hoppy Trout Brewing Company 911 Main St. Andrews, NC 28901. Info: www.hoppytroutbrewing.com or 828-835-2111

Ongoing Thursdays

Trivia at Copperhill Brewery

Copperhill, TN. Gift certificates for first thru 3rd place winners. Starts 6pm SHARP. Copperhill Brewery, 105 Ocoee St, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: (423) 548-3030 or copperhillbrewery.com

First Thursdays

Shop Late Thursdays

Blairsville, GA. Downtown Blairsville businesses will be open additional hours from 5pm – 8pm and featuring deals, discounts and other offers! Avoid the crowds on the weekends and visit Downtown Blairsville on the First Thursday of the month! Look for businesses with a red balloon! Info: www.visitblairsvillega.com or 877. 745.5789.

Ongoing Thursdays

Dart Tournament and Open Jam Session

Murphy, NC. Darts- 5pm. Jam- 5pm – 7pm. The Daily Grind And Wine, 46 Valley River Ave Murphy, NC 28906. Info: (828) 835-7322 or http://thedailygrindandwine.com/

Ongoing Fridays

Hiawassee Night Market

Hiawassee, GA.  Open-air night artist & artisan market: fresh produce, food trucks, games, and live music. The monthly destination for outdoor dining, shopping, and entertainment. 5pm- 10pm. Town Square at 19 S. Main Street, Hiawassee GA. http://hiawasseega.gov 

First Fridays

Block Party

Canton, GA. Join us every First Friday May through October, from 6 to 9 pm in Downtown Canton. We’ll have live music, food and extended hours of shopping. Free and open to everyone! Info: facebook.com/CantonGAFirstFriday

2nd Friday Each Month

Fantastic Finds Friday

Blairsville, GA. Come to Merchants Walk for great deals all day. Save, stay and enjoy! 7:30am- 8pm. Hours vary between merchants. Info: www.visitblairsvillega.com or 877. 745.5789.

Ongoing 2nd Saturdays

Saturdays at Riverwalk

McCaysville, GA. Shop * Eat * Play * Late. Most stores open late on the 2nd Saturday of each month this summer. Fun Shopping * Free Gifts * Special Offers. Eat dinner at Burra Burra on the River or Twisted Tomato, browse the unique Shops & Boutiques, and enjoy live music at TOONEYS Music Venue. Riverwalk Shops, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555.

4/2

Whitepath Classic Car Auction

Ellijay, GA. Sellers fee: $150 Buyers fee: $100 General Admission: $35. 8am – 5pm. Hwy 515 Auto Auction, Inc. 107 Whitepath Road Ellijay, Ga 30540. Info: http://www.whitepathclassiccarauction.com

4/8 thru 4/10

Vintage Market Days® Spring At Mountain Cove Farms

Chickamauga, GA. Join us for a special shopping experience, featuring the best vendors from Tennessee and Georgia, as well as artisans and makers from nearly 20 other states! Each vendor will feature their choice of true vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and so much more! 10am – 4pm. $5 – $10. Mountain Cove Farms Resort, 994 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga, GA 30707. Tickets and info: (205) 567-6046, https://www.facebook.com/VMDChattanooga or http://www.vintagemarketdays.com/

4/12 & 5/10

Pints & Pearls

Copperhill, TN. We are a needlework and fiber group for folks to socialize and have a great beer or two. Bring your project and come hang at Buck Bald Brewing with us. Second Tuesday of each month. Come anytime starting at 3. We are putting the craft into craft beer. All skill levels welcome – some instruction may be available. 4 – 8pm Free! 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: 706.431.7141 or https://buckbaldbrewing.com

4/15

Grocery Bingo

Murphy, NC. Open to all ages. Two cards for $5 and play 10 games , have a break and then play 10 games after. Door throughout the evening. Available to Bingo winners are shelves of grocery and household items! Great family fun for all ages. 7pm – 9:15pm. Peachtree Community Center 125 Memory Lane Murphy, NC 28906. Info: call 828-837-2980 or the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce 828-837-2242

4/22 & 4/23

Mile Long Yard Sale

Hiawassee, GA. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure – and there will be over a mile of treasures available to shop and browse. Come join us! Friday 10am-4pm. Saturday 8am-3pm. Free! Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info & tickets: https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or (706) 896-4191

4/29 – 4/30

Memory Lane Classic Car Show 

Hiawassee, GA. This classic car show features fun for the whole family and will include music, food trucks, arts and crafts, Swap Meet, an auction, prizes and a raffle. The live auction will be held on Saturday, April 30th at 3pm at the Eller Holler Stage. Spectator admission is $10/per person. Children 12 & under are free! Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info & tickets: https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or (706) 896-4191

4/30

St. Petrick’s Celebration Rescheduled

Ellijay, GA. Pet parade – Contest – Vendors – Entertainment – Raffles. 11ma – 3pm. Free! Info: 706-502-4602 or https://www.facebook.com/Friends-Of-Gilmer-Animal-Shelter.

5/6 & 5/7

12th Annual Jasper Pro Rodeo 

Jasper, GA. Southern Rodeo Company is coming back to Jasper. We are excited to announce that we have a new home for the rodeo, located at 8795 Hwy 53 East, Jasper, GA 30143. This is the same location that host JeepFest. $20 Adult $15 Ages 5-13 Ages 4 and under free. Tickets and Info: Dawn Brooks 404-557-5877 or visit http://www.southernrodeocompany.com.

5/14

Georgia Mountain Classics Annual Car Show

Blue Ridge, GA. Goody bags for car registrants, and plaques for top winners. Concession and vendors. Registration form available on website: https://georgiamountainclassics.weebly.com under the CAR SHOW tab. 9am – 4pm. Downtown Blue Ridge City Park, 931 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: Email: georgiamountainclassics@hotmail.com

5/21

2nd Annual Paws for Celebration ~ Humane Society of Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge, GA. Local restaurants and food trucks will provide food for purchase, the event will also include a silent auction, beer/wine and live music, so bring your dancing shoes and an appetite! 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Willow Falls Resort, 340 Willow Creek Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets can be purchased at the HSBR Thrift Store: 2380 East First St., Blue Ridge, GA 30515. Info: 706-632-5224 or https://www.humanesocietyofblueridge.org/paws-for-celebration.

5/21

Bag Lady Sue

Ellijay, GA. A national headlining comedian this event is hosted by the American Legion riders, proceeds go to supporting veterans and their families. Food by Smoke House Country Grill. Must be 18 to attend. Adult Content. 7pm. $20. White Path Creek Farm, 1211 Old Northcutt, Ellijay GA. Reserve seats at Eventbrite or bagladysue.com

4/23 & 5/28

Cars and Coffee Cruise-In

Ellijay, GA. North Georgia’s monthly meet of auto and motorcycle enthusiasts. Held in beautiful Ellijay, Ga on the last Saturday of each month. Bring your everything on wheels and enjoy free coffee and donuts. 50/50 raffle and great conversation. 8am -11am. Riverside Pavillion on Main Street, ELLIJAY, GA  30540. Contact Information: Michael Johnson 843-814-3774 (p) mhjfedex@aol.com

5/28 – 5/29

Hiawassee Pro Rodeo 

Hiawasee, GA. Enjoy the best bucking horses, bulls, world class contestants from all over the United States and Canada, and the top of the line specialty acts! This is a family event that will keep you on the edge of your seat with live entertainment! 8pm. Admission: $15 Adult, $10 Children (ages 6-12), 5 & under Free! No pets allowed inside the fairgrounds gates. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info & tickets: https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or (706) 896-4191

KIDS OF ALL AGES

Ongoing Wednesdays

Themed Storytime & Crafts

Jasper, GA. Join Miss Crystal at Pickens County Recreation Department in classroom one for Storytime! We’ll have themed stories and a themed craft! Children must be accompanied by an adult. To sign up for this event, call 706-692-5411 or visit calendarwiz.com/sequoyahreglib. Pickens County Recreation Department, 1329 Camp Road, Jasper, GA

Second Saturdays

Children’s Story Time

Blairsville, GA. Bring your little ones, ages 3-10, to our monthly Storytime at Book Bound Bookstore Every second Saturday children will enjoy a different story, a craft, and a drawing to win a free book! Story starts @ 1PM with craft to follow! Free! Book Bound Bookstore, 35 Blue Ridge St., Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: 706-897-4198 or http://Bookboundbooks.com

4/9

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Ellijay, GA. Community Easter Egg Hunt at Manor Lake Assisted Living in Ellijay (located right behind Walmart). There will be prizes for the kids and a raffle drawing for the adults. Plus a Hop In visit from the Easter Bunny! 2-4 PM. Free! Manor Lake Assisted Living, 85 Highland Ridge Road, Ellijay GA 30540. Info: (706) 636-9494

4/9

The Copper Express – Easter Train

McCaysville, GA. Please join us for an Easter celebration of fun, train rides, goodies and meet the Easter Bunny. Come aboard The Copper Express mini train and cruise the state lines of downtown Copperhill, TN and McCaysville, GA. $6.00 Per Child  $9.00 Per Adult. Free Easter Bunny Picture with Train Ride!10:00 AM to 1:00 PM The Copper Express, 151 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN. Info: Email: thecopperexpress@gmail.com Phone: 423-241-9801

4/16

Easter Egg Hunt at The Groovy Zoo

Mineral Bluff, GA. We are so excited to announce our 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt at The Zoo. Over 1100 eggs, all have prizes. Golden eggs have main prizes. 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Zoo Groovy Yard Art, 8341 Lakewood Hwy., Mineral Bluff, GA 30559 Info: Email: fun@thegroovyzoo.com  Phone: (706) 374-3441 Web: https://thegroovyzoo.com

4/16

Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt

Ellijay, GA. The American Legion will host an Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast is 9:00 until 12:00 and the Easter Egg Hunt is at 12:30 Public is always welcome! American Legion, 297 Legion Road, Ellijay GA 30540.

4/16- 4/17

Chimps Rock ~ Project Chimps

Morganton, GA. Please join us for a guided tour of the Project Chimps sanctuary. Inspired by The Kindness Rocks Project, children are also invited to paint a rock with messages of inspiration to enrich the lives of the former research chimpanzees who now live at the sanctuary. Adults without children are welcome to attend too! 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. $10 per child. Child’s ticket comes w/ a free adult ticket. $25 for additional adults. Children 2 and under are free! Project Chimps, 2031 Lowery Rd., Morganton, GA 30560. Info: Phone: (706) 374-3675 or https://projectchimps.org.

4/30

Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby 

Blue Ridge, GA. Who’s ready to race again?! It’s time to pull your cars out and get them ready for our Spring 2022 race at the Fannin County Middle School. An event geared towards fun for the entire family with profits going towards STEM education in Fannin County Schools. Follow their Face Book page for more information and updates, as they come along. 10AM to 3PM. Fannin County Middle School, 4560 Old Hwy 76, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: https://www.theblueridgesoapboxderby.org.

5/20, 6/10 & 6/17

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Young Harris, GA. Join us on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. You’ll fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and a 400-year-old hurricane whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. From a storm with the power of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a dust storm that can engulf an entire planet, you’ll be glad you live on Earth! Tickets: $5 online or at the door. O. Wayne .Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College Campus, 1 College Street, Young Harris, GA  30582. Tickets & Info: http://yhc.edu/planetarium or (706)379-5195.

MUSIC

 

Every Evening

Bell Music from the Tower

7:00pm – 7:30pm. At the Historic Courthouse on the Square in Downtown Blairsville, GA. Free! Contact (706) 745-5493 or www.unioncountyhistory.org

Mondays

Live Music at Lucky’s

Blairsville, GA. Featuring local artists every Monday from 7-10pm. Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina, 17 Merchants Walk, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: https://www.luckystacoshop.com/ or 706-487-4231.

Thursdays

Karaoke at Lucky’s

Blairsville, GA. Prizes and great food! 7-10pm. Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina, 17 Merchants Walk, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: : https://www.luckystacoshop.com/ or 706-487-4231.

Thursdays thru Saturdays

Live Music at Tooney’s

McCaysville, GA. A special spot where you can enjoy live music, drink an ice-cold craft beer, and enjoy the night scene by the river. Tooneys Music Venue, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. Info: https://www.tooneys.com/ or 828-347-1370.

Fridays

Concert Series at the Old Courthouse

Blairsville, GA. Free! 7pm. Old Historic Courthouse, 1 Town Square, Blairsville GA. For info: Union County Historical Society 706-745-5493 or www.unioncountyhistory.org/

Fridays

Guitars & Grapes Live Music Series

Blairsville, GA. We are featuring some of the best local musicians to play in every Friday night on our patio from Bring a friend, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy a variety of music including Indie Folk, Country, Americana Folk, and more. Free! 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Paradise Hills Resort, Winery & Spa, 366 Paradise Rd., Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: www.paradisehillsvineyard.com or 706-745-7483.

Fridays

Live Music

Andrews, NC. Snowbird Mountain Brewery and enjoy live music paired with Terry’s craft beer selection. Local talent! Free. 4pm-7pm. 378 Locust Street, Andrews, NC 28901. Info: https://www.snowbirdmountainsbrewery.com/ or 678-410-3035

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops

Blue Ridge, GA. 6- 9pm. Misty Mountain Hops, 3300 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: 706-946-8620 or https://mistymtnhops.com

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at the Reece Farm & Heritage Center

Blairsville, GA. Small venue concerts will be held behind the welcome center on the stage beside the creek or at the pavilion. Free, donations accepted. 1pm- 3pm. Reece Farm and Heritage Center, 8552 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: Web: http://www.unioncountyga.gov/reecefarm/ Email: bhrfarm@uniongov.com Phone: (706) 745-2034

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at bin322 Wine & Tapas Bar

Blue Ridge, GA. 6-9pm. bin322 Wine & Tapas Bar, 116 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Email: info@bin322.com Phone: 706-946-0472

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at Murphy’s Chophouse

Murphy, NC. Murphy’s Chophouse, 130 Valley River Ave, Murphy, NC 28906. Info: http://www.murphyschophouse.com/ or 828.835.EATS (3287)

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at Chevelle’s

Murphy, NC & Hayesville, NC. Chevelle’s 66, 66 Hiwassee St, Murphy, NC 28906. Chevelle’s 69, 983 NC 69 , Hayesville, NC 28904. No cover. 9pm. Info: http://chevellerestaurants.com or 828-835-7001.

Saturdays

Concerts on the Square

Hiawassee, GA. Bring your folding chair. Our favorite cooks from the VFW Post 7807 Auxiliary will be there serving the best grilled hot dogs in the county!  Pets are welcome (on a leash please, with clean up materials) The rain venue for our concerts is the Civic Center (just around the corner from the Square).  6:30 – 8pm. Free! Info: https://tourism.golakechatuge.com

3rd Friday Every Month

Live Music Acoustic Blends

Listen to a Variety of Quality Music Acts … or Join the Jam! Bring your own libations and munchies. 7 pm. Free & Public Invited. For info please contact Gilmer Arts 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-635-5605. Visit www.gilmerarts.com

Weekends 

Live Music at Engelheim Vineyards

Engelheim Vineyards 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call 706-635-WINE (9463) or visit www.engelheim.com.

Weekends

Live Music at Rocco’s

Rocco’s Pub, 47 Mountainside Village Parkway, Jasper, GA. Contact 706.253.1900 or visit http://roccosjasper.com

Weekends

Fannin Brewing Company

Live Music in the Bier Garden. Fannin Brewing: 3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. www.fanninbrewingcompany.com or 706.258.2762

Weekends

Cartecay Vineyards

Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30535. Call 706. 698. 9463 (WINE) or visit www.cartecayvineyards.com

Weekends

Chateau Meichtry Vineyards

Chateau Meichtry, 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA 30175. Info: (706) 502-1608 or
www.chateaumeichtry.com.

Weekends

Live Music at Mystic Mountain Pizza

Blue Ridge, GA. We’re excited to showcase some of the Groovy local live talent. Mystic Mountain Pizza, 4118 E First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: www.facebook.com/topstreet1, mysticmountainpizzaco.com or 706-946-0378.

4/9

Justin Moore

Hiawassee, GA. Chart-topping powerhouse Justin Moore proves that, through all the fame and success, he’s still just the same country boy he’s always been on his stellar new album, ‘Late Nights and Longnecks.’ 7pm. Tickets: $55 + handling. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Rd., Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info & Tickets: (706) 896-4191 or https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/

4/16

Chris Janson: Halfway To Crazy Tour

Hiawassee, GA. Who is Chris Janson? He’s a “live legacy in the making” (Rolling Stone). Breakout country star Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter. Gates at 6pm, concert,7pm. Tickets: $47 + Handling. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Rd., Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info & Tickets: (706) 896-4191 or https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/

4/16 

7 Licks Concert

Ellijay, GA. 7 Licks is coming to the George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse to share the rock, blues and jam music they love! 7pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets & Info: www.gilmerarts.com or 706-635-5605 Tickets and info: 706-635-5605. Visit www.gilmerarts.com

4/24

Gilmer Arts Community Chorus

Ellijay, GA. Performing choral works of popular, sacred, show tunes, and holiday music. There are also a men’s chorus and woman’s chorus, and an acappella ensemble. We practice under the direction of multiple area conductors with many years experience in choral conducting and performance. If you love to sing, can read music and want to be challenged by some of the area’s best choral directors, cone sing with us! Concert at 4pm. $10. Tickets and info: Ellijay First United Methodist Church, 75 McCutchen St, Ellijay, GA 30540 or (706) 635-2555. 

5/5 thru 9/30

Pickin’ in Horseshoe Bend Park

McCaysville, GA. Every Thursday, 6:00 PM to dusk, May – Sept. Live music jams & pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River. Free Admission. Park is wheelchair accessible. 6PM to 8PM. Free! Horseshoe Bend Park, 1156 River Road, McCaysville, GA 30559. Info: 706-946-1130.

4/30

Josh Turner

Hiawassee, GA. MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, while a multi-platinum-selling star himself, is a country music fan first and foremost.’ 7pm. Tickets: $47 + handling. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Rd., Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info & Tickets: (706) 896-4191 or https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/

5/14

Scotty McCreery

Hiawassee, GA. North Carolina native, Scotty McCreery is on tour with the recent release of his 5th studio album – Same Truck. 7pm. Tickets: $47 + handling. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Rd., Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info & Tickets: (706) 896-4191 or https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/

5/28

Jazz Funk Violinist Carey Durham

Ellijay, GA. An accomplished violinist with over 25 years of experience spanning all ranges of musical genres: hip hop, jazz, r&b, soul, and funk. Performing with his band. 7pm. $35. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets & Info: www.gilmerarts.com or 706-635-5605

6/4

Happy Together Tour

Hiawasee, GA. Enjoy an evening of hit after hit…after HIT! The Happy Together Tour features:The Turtles, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), The Association, Gary Puckett & Union Gap, The Vogues, The Cowsills. You will go home whistling the soundtrack of the 60’s and 70’s! 7pm – 11pm. Tickets: $45.00 + handling. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Rd., Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info & Tickets: (706) 896-4191 or https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/

OUTDOORS

Thursdays 

Fun Runs at The Riverwalk

McCaysville, GA. Walk, jog, or run with us every Thursday at 5:30pm .. then stick around to unwind with a craft beer or fine wine. Join friends, have fun, and get some exercise. Meet by the steel bridge, just outside Burra Burra’s river deck gate. Location: Riverwalk Shops ~ Burra Burra, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555.  Info:www.riverwalkshops.com

4/23

Sasquatch Strut 5K and Fun Run at Harrison Park

Ellijay, GA. Join Runners and Joggers alike for Friends of Harrison Park’s first 5K and Fun Run on April 23, 2022.  Check in will begin at 7:00 AM and the 5K will start at 8:00 AM.  The Fun Run will begin immediately after the completion of the 5K (approx. 8:45 AM). Tickets and info: hpmemberships.afrogs.com

4/23

Trout Trot 5K

McCaysville, GA. Covering 3.1 miles, participants will cross from GA into TN and back into GA. Food, drinks, and music for purchase can be found before and after the race at Riverwalk Shops. 6:30 PM – Race Starts at McCaysville Information Center. 7:00 PM –  Awards. 8:00 PM –  Race Cutoff. Riverwalk Shops, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. Info: mccaysvilleba@gmail.com  Phone: (727) 571-2088

4/24

8th Annual Tear Drop Half, Marathon, 10K, 5K

Chatsworth, GA. All distances will start on top of Fort Mountain at an elevation near 3000 feet and finish in Chatsworth, Georgia, for an over 2000-foot drop for the Half Marathon. All courses (13.1, 10K, 5K) are USAT&F certified for those participants that are looking to set a personal record or for a qualifying time at a race elsewhere. Chatsworth is 80 miles from Atlanta, 40 miles from Chattanooga and 10 miles from Dalton. 7:30. Chatsworth City Park, 401 N. 2nd Ave., Chatsworth, GA 30705. Info: http://www.teardrophalf.com/

5/6

Shoot for the Stars Golf Tournament

Blairsville, GA. Held on scenic Butternut Creek Golf Course, benefits the Chamber scholarship fund for local students.  It’s literally a hole in one–raise money for student scholarships while playing golf. Breakfast and lunch to be served in addition to snacks.  Door prizes, raffles, and amazing swag bags as well as signature Tee Gift. 9am-4pm. Butternut Creek Golf Course, Blairsville, GA. Info: 706-745-5789 or https://members.visitblairsvillega.com

THEATER

4/7 thru 4/24

The Play That Goes Wrong

Blue Ridge, GA. It’s opening night of the Blue Ridge Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. Accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Sherlock Holmes, part Monty Python! Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. blueridgecommunitytheater.com

5/12 thru 5/29

Blithe Spirit

Blue Ridge, GA. Novelist Charles arranges for medium Madame Arcati to hold a séance to learn more about the occult. But she inadvertently summons Charles’s first wife, Elvira, who makes desperate efforts to disrupt Charles’s current marriage to Ruth, even putting him in harm’s way so he can join her as a spirit! Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. blueridgecommunitytheater.com

5/13 thru 5/15

Bonnie & Clyde the Musical

Blue Ridge, GA. A life of crime brought on by America’s Great Depression, Bonnie & Clyde have dreams and plans for a life of crime to overcome life’s hardships. Dyin’ ain’t so bad when you’re in love, right? Performed by Fannin County High School Troupe 6952 at the Performing Arts Center. Friday, May 13th @ 7 p.m, Saturday, May 14th @ 2 p.m. (understudy show) & 7 p.m., Sunday, May 15th @ 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. Tickets – $9.00

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Fannin County Performing Arts Center, 360 Rebel Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: Phone: (706) 632-2081 Web: https://fchs.fannin.k12.ga.us

WINE & BEER TASTINGS

Open Every Day

Engelheim Vineyards 

Engelheim Vineyards 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call 706-635-WINE (9463) or visit www.engelheim.com.

Ongoing

Cartecay Vineyards 

Wine Tastings on the Chimney Patio or the Nealey Barn Loft. Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30535. Call 706. 698. 9463 (WINE) or visitcartecayvineyards.com

Ongoing 

Cartecay Wine & Craft

Ellijay, GA. Cartecay Wine & Craft is a tasting room located in Downtown Ellijay, serving our wines, other GA Wines and GA Craft Beers. 19 South Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540. Phone: 706-697-9463 or www.facebook.com/cartecaywineandcraft/

Ongoing 

Cartecay Wine & Craft

Blue Ridge, GA. Cartecay Wine & Craft is a tasting room located in Downtown Blue Ridge serving our wines, other GA Wines and GA Craft Beers. 19 South Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540. Phone: 706-697-9463 or www.facebook.com/cartecaywineandcraft/

Daily

Chateau Meichtry

Chateau Meichtry, 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA 30175. Info: (706) 502-1608 or www. chateaumeichtry.com.

Fridays

Crane Creek Vineyards 

Young Harris, GA. Kick off the weekend with live music out on the vineyard decks & delicious housemade seasonal appetizers. No reservations!  Weather permitting. Saturday Vinters Tours. Open Tuesday – Sunday. 16 Crane Creek Road | Young Harris, GA 30582. 706.379.1236 or visit cranecreekvineyards.com

Saturdays

Out Of The Blue Wine Tasting

Blue Ridge, GA. Drinking alcohol is just drinking. Wine is a lifestyle. We sell fine wine, cheeses, and beer and specialty kitchen items. Wine tastings Saturdays at 1:00 pm. Out of the Blue, 647 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, 706-258-2750. Visit www.outofzbleu.com

Ongoing

Copperhill Brewery

Copperhill, TN. High quality craft brews, stop in and experience ours! 105 Ocoee Street – Copperhill, TN  37317. Info: 423-548-3030 or copperhillbrewery.com

Daily

Buck Bald Brewing- Copperhill, TN

Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Noon-8pm. Info: buckbaldbrewing.com or
@buckbaldbrewing

Thursdays- Sundays

Buck Bald Brewing- Murphy, NC

Buck Bald Brewing, 104 Tennesse Street Suite D Murphy, NC. buckbaldbrewing.com or @buckbaldbrewingmurphy
Ongoing Thurs – Sun

Fannin Brewing Company

3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706.258.2762 or www.fanninbrewingcompany.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sat

Grumpy Old Men Brewing

Dog & kid friendly. 1315 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. 770-331-8870/404-966-2665, grumpyoldmenbrewing.com

Ongoing Mon- Sun

Valley River Brewery & Eatery

Located in Historic Downtown Murphy, NC at 71 Tennessee Street. 828-837-BEER or www.valleyriverbrewery.com

Ongoing Thurs- Sun

Cartecay River Brewing Co.

Ellijay, GA. Thurs – Sun. Craft beers on the river. At 26 River Terrace, Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: (706) 395-8935 or cartecayriverbrewing.com

Fridays – Sundays

Pendley Creek Brewing Company

Jasper, GA. Offering flights, pints, and growlers to-go, we are proud to be Jasper’s first small-hold brewery. Friday: 12pm – 9pm, Saturday: 12pm – 9pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm. Pendley Creek Brewing Company,  57 N. Main Street Jasper, GA 30143. Info: @PendleyCreek  · Brewery, (706) 253-2739 or www.pendleycreekbrewingco.com

Ongoing

Currahhee Brewing Co.

Franklin, NC. Mon-Thur 12-9 PM // Fri & Sat 12-10 PM // Sunday 12-8 PM. 100 Lakeside Dr, Franklin, NC 28734. Info: 828.634.0078 or www.curraheebrew.com

We recommend checking events and COVID restrictions before making travel plans as dates, times and requirements can change.

Editor’s Note: While we try our best to include everyone, we’re sure we’ve unintentionally missed some Happenings along the way. 

If you’d like to be included in our CALENDAR, please email the information to alice@blueridgemediagroup.com or call 706. 492. 5070