What’s Happening in the Mountains for June July 2019

By on May 29, 2019

While every attempt has been made to provide accurate event listings, we urge you to confirm the information provided before making travel plans.

ARTS

First Fridays

Murphy Art Walk

Murphy, NC. Local chefs and individuals make their special dishes.  Stroll through historic downtown Murphy for an exquisite visual, culinary, and performing arts experience. Presented by The Valley River Arts Guild 5-8 pm.  Visit http://visitcherokeecountync.com/  or call 828-557-0602

3/8 thru 4/10

Annual Gilmer County Student Art Exhibition

See the work of these talented elementary, middle and high school students as we celebrate “Student Art Month” at Gilmer Arts. Opening reception 3/1, 4-6pm.  The artwork is on display until 4/10. Free! Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA. Info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

4/5 thru 5/4

Steven Martin: Transformation 

Blue Ridge, GA. Steven Martin’s exhibit comprised of oil paintings interweave ideas drawn from psychology, science, and mythology. His paintings are often juxtapositions of forms that guide the viewer into a deeper sense of the interconnectedness of all things. Opening reception is April 5, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  https://www.blueridgearts.net

4/5 – 6/29

AIR 2nd Qtr – Margo Locke

Blue Ridge, GA. Margo Locke’s style combines the expressive feeling of Vincent Van Gogh with the simplicity of American Folk Art within a watercolor media. Like Grandma Moses, she depicts many rural scenes of people and places and incorporates her emotions through her pastoral subjects. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  https://www.blueridgearts.net

6/7- 6/9

5th Annual Plein Air, Art in the Mountains

Ellijay, GA. Gilmer Arts presents regional artists, working outdoors, “en plein air” in and around Gilmer County.  Visit the plein air locations, watch the artists as they work and enjoy the beauty of Gilmer County. Works created will be offered for purchase at the closing reception, during a live auction at the Gilmer Arts Link Gallery, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA. For info: Tony Szep, artist coordinator 706.669.5333 gallerydirector@gilmerarts.com, or visit www.gilmerarts.com

6/7- 6/9

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Live Demonstrations at Art Galleries for a Variety of Handcrafted Pottery, Folk Art, Jewelry, Glass, Paintings, Photography, Fiber, Wood & Much More. Pick Up Your Self-Driving Tour Map at The Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce or visit us at Artstour.org to Download Map. FREE! Friday, 1pm-5pm Saturday, from 10am-5pm, Sunday, from 1pm-4pm. Info: www.artstour.org

6/7 – 6/18

Collage Collective: An Exhibit of the Atlanta Collage Society

Canton, GA. An exciting exhibit by several Collage artists, highlighting various styles and techniques. Cherokee Arts Center Gallery hours:  Tuesday- Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturday 12 – 5pm. Info 770-704-6244, info@cherokeearts.org, www.cherokeearts.org

6/15 thru 7/18

Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit

Blue Ridge, GA. The Art Center’s Richard Low Evans Gallery will be arranged in colorful fabric, woven with care, skill and artistic flare. Showcaseing the talents of area quilters with traditional quilts as well as original designs. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  https://www.blueridgearts.net

6/6 & 7/4

Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee

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. FREE! 2 – 5pm. ArtWorks Gallery & Gifts, 232B Chatuge Way, Hiawassee, GA. www.artworksgalleryga.com

7/27 – 8/25

9th Annual 3D Off the Wall Exhibit

Blue Ridge, GA. Takes the works off the gallery walls and lets you see the beauty of three-dimensional works. This exhibit is open to all three-dimensional artists of all genres only.  Opening reception July 27th from 5 – 7 pm. For info visit  www.blueridgearts.net or BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com or call 706-632-2144.

6/22-6/23

Mountain Fling Arts & Crafts Show

Blairsville, GA. Juried event featuring local and regional vendors showcasing their handmade jewelry,  pottery, candles, soap, pillows, rustic signs, wood carving, painting and more. Presented by the Mountain Regional Arts&Crafts Guild. 9-4 on Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday. North Georgia Technical College Blairsville. For info:  706-896-0932 or www.artworksgalleryga.com

7/6

Hot Summer Nights at Goldhagen Studios

Hayesville, NC. An evening of entertainment featuring a live performance by Gnarly Fingers. David Goldhagen demonstrates the fine art of glass blowing! Doors at 7 PM. $10.00 admission, Reservations Highly Recommended, 828-389-8847. Goldhagen Studios, 7 Goldhagen Studio Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904

7/27 thru 8/25

National Juried Photography Show at BRMAA

Blue Ridge, GA. Open to all photographers, both amateur and professional, and all original photographic media, including film and digital images. Monetary prizes totaling $3,000.Gallery open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  www.blueridgearts.net

EVENTS

First Fridays

Downtown Canton, GA. First Friday, May through October, Historic Downtown Canton. Live music, car shows, food trucks and local shopping. 6-9pm. https://www.cantonga.gov/visit/mainstreet/first_fridays.htm

4th Friday March through September

Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise Ins

Blue Ridge, GA. Great fun for the whole family. Free event but you’ll want to at least buy one of their great desserts!  Free registration if you want to bring your classic car and you get a $4.00 off DQ Certificate when you register. 6pm – 8pm. Dairy Queen 380 Progress Circle Blue Ridge, GA. georgiamountainclassics@hotmail.com

6/6

5th Annual Forks & Corks- “Local Savor”

Murphy, NC. Come out a taste our local cuisine. This drop-in event gives the community a chance to experience offerings from our area restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and much more. $25 per person. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The Hackney Warehouse 11 Railroad St Murphy, NC 28906. Info: 828-837-2242 or http://www.cherokeecountychamber.com

6/7

Senior Fishing Rodeo

Free event open to adults ages 55 and older. Fish for beautiful Rainbow Trout in Rock Creek. Bring your own fishing gear and bait. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon rain or shine Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery 4730 Rock Creek Road, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513 For more information, call 706-838-4723.

6/7

The Importance of Pollinators Seminar and Garden Tour

Blairsville, GA. Pollinators are essential to the quality diets we enjoy in the developed world. Guided tours of the Ethnobotanical Gardens on the grounds will follow the lecture. FREE! 10 am – 12pm. The Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center auditorium, 3 miles south of the Blairsville Square, on the east side of Hwy 19/129. Info: 706-745-2655, gmrec@uga.edu or http://gmrec.uga.edu/commcouncil/adult.html

6/7

Sip N’ Shop at Riverwalk Shops

McCaysville,GA. Stroll the shops with your drink special from Burra Burra, while listening to music. 6- 9pm. Riverwalk Shops, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. For info: www.riverwalkshops.com

6/8 & 6/9

5th Annual Home & Garden Show

Young Harris, GA. See the newest in home improvement products & services. Furnishings, accessories, decorating & remodeling ideas. From floor to roof, patio to pool, inside & out. FREE! Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 12-5PM. Towns County Recreation & Convention Center, 150 Foster Park, Young Harris, GA  30582.Info: www.expomanagementinc.com or 828-321-2111.

6/8, 8/10

Uncorked on Great Smoky Mountain Rail Road Nantahala Gorge

Enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride with a private attendant and plush, well-appointed dining seating. A narrator will accompany the ride to present each pour to guests and share knowledge and history of the wines selected. Passengers on this specialty car will enjoy an exclusive sampling of local cheeses and a surf and turf meal prepared fresh. 10:30 am – 7pm. Bryson City Depot, 45 Mitchell St., Bryson City, NC 28713. Info & Tickets: 800-872-4681 or www.gsmr.com

6/13

2nd Annual A Toast to Angels Fundraiser

Ellijay, GA. Hospice Advantage Invites you to a special fundraising event for

Hospice Angels Foundation.. Wine Tasting, Music, Hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction

6pm – 9pm. Tickets door $20 per person, tickets advance $15. Info and tickets: Mara Roberts – 706-889-8090

6/15

Lessons from a Black Bear: Myths and Relationships

Brasstown Bald Recreation Center, Brasstown, GA. Tom Hennigan, organism biology professor and ambassador for the North American Bear Center explores the use of trust not tranquilizers in bear research. Parking  $5 per adult, 15 & under are free.  11am -Noon. America the Beautiful passes are accepted. Space is limited. Registration: (706) 896-4966 or toll free 1 (800) 984-1543.

6/18

Salvaging History: Sardis Baptist Church Minutes

Canton, GA. Topics in Time History Program featuring Mr. Bob Lipscomb. 7 PM at the Rock Barn, 658 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA 30114. Visit http://www.rockbarn.org/rock-barn

6/21 & 6/22

Blairsville Pro Rodeo

Featuring the The International Professional Rodeo Association. Both nights begin with a presentation the Union County Sass ‘n Saddle Precision Drill Team. Great food & entertainment. 6pm – 10pm. Union County Saddle Club Arena 73 Saddle Club Drive Blairsville, GA 30512. For tickets and info: www.blairsvilleprorodeo.com/tickets.html or 706-435-8298.

6/14 & 7/19

BBQ & Brews Great Smokey Mountains Railroad

Bryson City, NC. Three 4 oz samplings of locally crafted beer and root beer! At the Trestle head out to the open air cars to enjoy bluegrass music and the spectacular sunset over the Fontana Trestle. Fill your souvenir glass with extra pints of the local craft beer and/or bar service, available for purchase. Fees and Tickets: 800-872-4681 or www.gsmr.com

6/13

Trail of Tears Georgia Chapter Meeting

Cartersville, GA. The Georgia Chapter of The Trail of Tears Association. Cherokee/Creek Relationship (Part 3) FREE! and open to the public. 10:30 am – 4 pm. Bartow History Museum, E Church Street, Cartersville, GA. Info: 918-464-2258, nationaltota@gmail.com or www.gatrailoftears.org

7/19 -7/20

Piggin in the Park BBQ Competition

Jasper, GA. The Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbeque hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP), with proceeds going to the organization’s continuing efforts to prevent the abuse and neglect of our community’s children. Professional Teams Competing.  Backyard Burner Amateur Competition, Kids Q Competition. Family Fun Zone Food Trucks and Brew Vendors Live Entertainment.Info:  www.piggininthepark.com

7/20

Heart & Soul Low Country Boil on the Pavilion

Jasper, GA. Big pots of shrimp, potato, corn and sausage served with delicious homemade desserts, sweet tea and lemonade. Music by Jesse James. $25 per person. 5pm to 7:30pm, rain or shine. All proceeds to benefit local non-profits and charities. Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, 202 Griffith Road, Jasper GA. For info call: 770-893-4525.

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Wednesdays

Brasstown Farmers’ Market

Brasstown, NC. Downtown Brasstown at the Brasstown Shops. Seasonal produce, local honey, eggs (as available) and plants. 10am – 1pm. Info: (828) 835-9413

Wednesdays and Saturdays

Jasper Farmer’s Market

Jasper, GA. Fresh & locally grown produce, handcrafted goods. Wed & Sat: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Lee Newton Park, Jasper, GA 30143.

Thursdays and Saturdays

Potts Mountain Farmers’ Market

Marble Hill, GA. Thursdays: 3pm until dark. Saturdays Noon – 4pm. 618 Steve Tate Highway, Marble Hill, GA.

Saturdays

Blue Ridge Farmers’ Market

Downtown Blue Ridge, GA. In front of courthouse from 8am – noon-ish. Weather permitting. Local honey, baked goods, produce, handmade arts and crafts, hand crafted furniture and much more! 400 West Main Street , Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Email: blueridgefarmersmarket@gmail.com

Saturdays

Ellijay Farmers’ Market

Ellijay, GA. Shop the Market or Participate as a Vendor! Sponsored by the Gilmer County Master Gardeners – Farmer Market. 8am – 12pm. 1 Broad Street – Downtown Ellijay. Contact: 706.635.4426

Saturdays

Union County Farmers Market

Blairsville, GA. A local market with items from artisans, beekeepers, bakers, potters, painters, and lots of good things to eat. 7am – 2pm. Old Smokey Rd  (next to the Home Depot) Blairsville, GA. Info: www.ucfarmersmarket.com, (706) 439-6043 or farmersmarket@uniongov.com

Saturdays

Murphy Farmers’ Market

Murphy, NC. Featuring 100% locally sourced crafts and produce.Fresh veggies, fruits, livestock, bedding plants, native & landscaping plants, jams, jellies, goats milk & cheese, meats, chicken, baked goods, honey, live music and much more. 9AM-1PM at the L&N Depot, Railroad St, Murphy, NC 28906. Info: woodlandsoaps@yahoo.com

Saturdays

Downtown Canton Farmers’ Market

A farmers’ market promoting local farmers and artisans. All produce is Georgia grown and mostly organic. Cooking demonstrations, kid’s activities and music. 9am – 1pm. Rain or shine at Cannon Park.
Info: (770) 704-1500 or cantonhdl.com

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

6/8 – 6/9

16th Annual Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Blairsville, GA. Kilted Golf Classic; Ceilidh (dinner party); Pipe and Drum Bands; Athletic Competitions; Vendors; Children’s Games; a Concert; and Scottish Food, Music, Scottish Dancing, Reenactments, Geneology, Ancient Scottish Weaponry and the popular Highland Games. Live animals and demonstrations, Highland Cattle, Scottish Setters, Falconry and sheep herding. Saturday night concert. No pets in Meeks Park, please.  Info: 706-745-2161.

6/22

Blue Ridge Mountains Wine & Jazz Festival

Blue Ridge, GA. Wines from around the world as well as wines from north Georgia. By the glass or the bottle. Gates open at 2 pm, Music 3 to 9 pm. No pets, no coolers, no outside food or drinks. The focus is to provide opportunities for students of jazz music. Location: Mercier Orchards. For info call 706-698-1275 or 561-889-7499. Visit www.blueridgewineandjazz.com

6/28 – 6/2

34th Annual British in the Blue Ridge

Hiawassee, GA. Rally, rides and bike show. Sponsored by the Greater Atlanta British Motorcycle Association. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, GA. Visit www.gabma.us or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

6/22- 6/23

13th Annual Mountain Fling

Blairsville, GA. Juried show featuring original fine art and fine crafts, ceramics, fiber art, linens, jewelry, soaps, gourds, leather goods, pet items, outdoor art. Exhibits set both in-doors and out. Saturday 9am – 4pm. Sunday 11am – 4pm. North Georgia Technical College, 121 Meeks Ave Blairsville, GA. Info:7 06-896-0932 or www.artworksgalleryga.com

6/22- 6/23

Ride the Rails Festival

Mineral Bluff, GA. A 5-mile round trip by railroad motor car traveling through the Iron Bridge over the beautiful Toccoa River, then returning over the bridge back to the beautiful and historic Mineral Bluff Depot. Motor Car Rides: Suggested Donation $10.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Children 2-12. Hand Pump Car Rides, $1.00 per person per round trip. A fun day for all! Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 150 Railroad Avenue, Mineral Bluff, GA  Info: 706-455-8903

6/29 -6/30

2nd Annual Made in Georgia Festival

Young Harris, GA. 100 vendors offering products made, grown, brewed, harvested, stitched, crafted, or inspired by Georgia. Sample our cuisine, have a unique shopping opportunity, and learn about Georgia’s history. Come hungry and buy local! Admission $5, children ages 14 and under free. 10:00am – 5:00pm. Towns County Rec Center, 150 Foster Park Rd. Young Harris, GA 30546. For info visit www.golakechatuge.com or call Crystal 706-896-4966.

7/19 – 7/27

69th Annual Georgia Mountain Fair

Hiawasee, GA. First class musical performances, arts & crafts, fun carnival rides, Georgia’s rich history and culture. Top-notch musical performances, “Old Ways Demonstrations and a Pioneer Village! Free parking. Children under 12, free. Georgia Mountain Fair, Inc. P.O. Box 444, Hiawassee, GA 30546. View entire Fair schedule at www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com For more info Phone: (706) 896-4191.

7/20 -7/21

20th Annual Butternut Creek Festival

Blairsville, GA. A family event nestled along the shady banks of Butternut Creek at the beautiful Meeks Park. One of the finest juried arts and crafts shows in the southeast. Showcasing the work of 65 hand selected artists and craftsmen. Enjoy live music, demonstrations and great food. Free! Meeks Park: 11 Pool Lane, Blairsville, GA. Info: High Country Artisans: 706-781-1221 or visit www.butternutcreekfestival.com

7/11- 7/13

11th Annual Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In

Hiawassee, GA. Camping is available. Stay right at the show site. Enjoy three fun filled days of good ole mountain hillbilly fun. See a Pioneer village, real moonshine still in the works, mountain crafts, and plenty of hot classic cars, trucks, bikes, rat rods, swat meet and more! Contact us: 662- 587- 9572 or www.gammoonshinecruizin.com

7/27 -7/28

Annual Blairsville Green Bean Festival

Blairsville, GA. Pageants, a square dance, tractor show, quilting exhibit, storytellers, crafts, “living green” demonstrations, farmer’s market, “Green Ribbon” recipe contest. Many varieties of green beans (from heirloom pole beans to mountain white half-runners) and lots of other fresh, juicy produce freshly harvested by Union County farmers. 7am – 1pm. Blairsville Farmer’s Market, 148 Old Smokey Road, Blairsville, GA 30512. Visit www.blairsvillechamber.com or www.ucfarmersmarket.com

FOURTH OF JULY

6/29

Lake Nottely Boat Parade

Blairsville, GA. Anyone with a boat is welcome to line up at the marina beginning at 10:30 am am. There is no charge and boats can be decorated in any theme.  Visitors can view the parade from areas around the marina. FREE! 11am- Noon. U.S. HWY 19/129 N, Blairsville, GA. Info: 706-745-3638

7/4

Georgia Mountain Fair Fireworks

Hiawassee, GA. Thousands of visitors from across the region have experienced the thrill and beauty of the display. Free! 9:45 PM – 10:30 PM. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

7/4

Old Timers 4th of July Parade

Blue Ridge, GA. Bring your antique vehicles, dress in period attire. Parade route is down East Main and back up West Main street.  Anyplace downtown is a good viewing spot. Free! 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. For Info: Email: pam@lgwebconsulting.com Phone: 706-632-2898

7/5

4th Annual Lake Blue Ridge Boat Parade

Blue Ridge, GA. Details to come. 8:30pm – 9:30pm. Info: Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association: https://lbrca.org, info@lbrca.org or 706-632-5680

7/5

Firecracker Special

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Depart Blue Ridge at 7:00 pm to enjoy activities in downtown McCaysville/Copperhill. Copper Basin Fireworks display just after dark. Bring your lawn chair and sit outside the train to view the fireworks!  Return to Blue Ridge by 11:00pm. Reservations required. Info: Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA . Info: 706-632-8724 or http://www.brscenic.com

7/5

McCaysville Fireworks

McCaysville, GA. Anywhere downtown is a great viewing area!  There will be a street festival, vendors with food etc. Free! Festivites: 6pm. Fireworks: 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Downtown McCaysville and Copperhill.

7/5 – 7/6

Miners Homecoming

Ducktown, TN. Small town Independence Day Celebration.

Friday, July 5, Miners Homecoming 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Music, Food & Fellowship.

Saturday, July 6, Pancake Breakfast 8:00 AM – 10:00AM. Copper Company Employee Reunion, 11:00 AM – 1:00 Free admission to Ducktown Basin Museum 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Ducktown Fireworks 9:30 PM.

Ducktown Basin Museum Hoist House, 212 Burra Burra Hill,  Ducktown, TN 32326. Info: 423-241-2284

7/6

Annual Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks

Blue Ridge, GA. Fireworks can be viewed from Lake Blue Ridge around the Lake Blue Ridge Dam, Lake Blue Ridge Marina, By boat on Lake Blue Ridge, Tammen Park, Morganton Point Campground and surrounding areas. Begins at dusk. 8:30 – 9:30pm. Info: Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association: https://lbrca.org, info@lbrca.org or 706-632-5680

KIDS OF ALL AGES

Ongoing

Mountain Regional Library System Events

Visit your local library for weekly events such as Story Time, Board Games, Crafting Club, Book Club & more! Visit mountainregionallibrary.org

Ongoing

Sequoyah Regional Library System Events

Visit your local library for weekly events for kids of all ages such as Story Time, Kendama Club, Teen Japanese Culture, Youth Crochet Club, Dungeons & Dragons, Lego Club, Coloring Group, Book Club and more! Visit www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org

Wednesdays

Family Story Time

Ellijay, GA. Family story times are designed for families with children of all ages. Story time followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Mornings: 10:30am – 11:30am. Afternoons: 4:00pm – 4:45pm. Free! Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540. Registration is required: 706-635-4528. http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org

6/6

Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival – Gulliver’s Suite Children’s Concert

Blue Ridge, GA. Book reading and music by Telemann. Fannin Public Library, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. 2PM. Free. Tickets and contact 305.878.1985 or info@brcmf.org and www.blueridgechambermusicfestival.com

6/7

Teens Laser Tag

Take aim and help your team be victorious as you dodge the other team’s lasers! After hours event for teens and adults. Free! 5:30 – 7pm. Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: 706-635-4528 or http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org

6/8

Kids Fishing Rodeo

Near Suches, GA. Free lunch and prizes. Must bring fishing gear and bait. Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations apply. Youth 16 and under. Rain or shine. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free! Chattahoochee Fish Hatchery , 4730 Rock Creek Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. For Info: Email: kelly_taylor@fws.gov Phone: 706-838-4723

6/8

Solar Astronomy Day  & Junior Astronomy Day at Brasstown Bald

Hiawasee, GA. Experiment with real scientist equipment and conduct nature investigations. Or help preserve the park as a Junior Ranger. Presentations and guided experiences are available. Program is free with park entry of $5 per adult, ages 15 & under are free. America the Beautiful passes are accepted. 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Brasstown Bald , 2941 Hwy 180 Spur, Hiawassee, GA 30546. For info: Phone: 706-896-2556 or https://cfaia.org

6/8 & 7/6

Movies in the Park

Downtown Canton, GA. Brown Park. Free. Sit back in your lawn chair and enjoy a movie on a big screen with a backdrop of the historic City Hall. 6/8–Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG). 7/6– Small Foot (PG). Films start at dusk. Info: 770.704.1548 or pat.gold@cantonga.gov

6/10 thru 6/21

Sunny D Summer Kids  Camp

Blue Ridge, GA. Our Summer Camp Program is a production camp. Each group will spend two weeks learning various theater techniques.Then perform on stage for two or more performances in front of a large audience. We have added a technical class for students that are interested in theater but not in acting. We welcome you to apply. Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513.Contact 305.878.1985 or info@brcmf.org and www.blueridgechambermusicfestival.com

6/15 & 7/20

Movies in the Park

Downtown Woodstock, GA. Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater at The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Rd. Woodstock. Free. 6/15– How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG). 7/20– Captain Marvel (PG13). Films start at dusk. Info: 770-592-6000 ext. 1952 or mstockdale@woodstockga.gov

6/17 thru 7/19

Camp Imagine, Kid’s Summer Art Camp

Canton, GA. Camps consist of visual art projects, music, games, clay sculpture and more. Campers use their imagination while exploring the incredible world of art.

Ages 5-18 years, we have fun planned for each age group! Cherokee Arts Center. Info 770-704-6244, info@cherokeearts.org, www.cherokeearts.org

6/18 – 7/12

Summer Youth Art Camps

Blue Ridge, GA. A series of summer camp style art classes for children.  The Art Center will host Morning or Afternoon sessions, or Full Day Camp.  NEW THIS YEAR, 2 Weeks of full day Summer Youth Art Camp are being offered. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 W Main St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. For info visit  www.blueridgearts.net or BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com or call 706-632-2144.

7/19

Apollo 11: One Giant Leap

Young Harris, GA. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first mission to land humans on the Moon. Take a look back at how the astronauts of Apollo 11 arrived in lunar orbit on July 19, 1969 and completed a successful lunar landing the following day. 7:00- 8 pm. Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College, 1 College Street, Young Harris, GA 30582. Info and tickets: 706-379-5130 or http://www.yhc.edu/planetarium

7/12

Planet Nine presented by Rollins Planetarium

Young Harris, GA. In 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The pictures reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Now scientists are making new discoveries about our Solar System, and what it may be hiding: an object 10 times more larger than Earth. $5. 8- 9 pm. Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College, 1 College Street, Young Harris, GA 30582. Info and tickets: 706-379-5130 or www.yhc.edu/planetarium

OUTDOORS

Second Saturday Every Month

Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT)

Needs volunteers to work on the trail. Something for everyone from cutting back weeds and painting blazes on trees and more.  For more information, contact Phil Guhl at pguhl AT guhlspace.com or 770-548-5590

2X Weekly

Mountain High Hikers

Before hiking with the Mountain High Hikers, please carefully read the Hiking Guidelines on the website and come prepared with water, food, first aid items, rain gear, proper clothing and shoes, hiking sticks, and a small pack to carry your supplies. Visit website for calendar and availability: www.mountainhighhikers.org

6/8

2nd Annual Gaelic Gallop

Blairsville, GA. 5k & 1 mile fun run/walk at North Georgia Technical College’s Blairsville Campus is in conjunction with the Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Race participants will receive a pass to attend the festival and a race tank top. Awards! Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Fees: See website. For info: http://blairsvillescottishfestival.com/gaelic-gallop

6/8

Towns County Touchdown Club 8th Annual Bass Tournament

Hiawassee, GA. Prizes: 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $700, 3rd Place $500, 4th Place 200, 5th Place 100. Standard bass rules apply. $100 entry fee. Safe light to 3:00 pm. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Boat Ramp. Info: 706-896-7543 Nathan Noblet

6/9

Benton MacKaye Trail Association Hike

Moderate Strenuous 7.6 mile hike., Benton MacKaye Trail from Wilscot Gap to Shallowford Bridge. This particular trek has the advantage that the leader is getting older (81), slower, and loves little rests on the uphills (or anywhere else he can have them)! Shuttle involved. Contact hike leader George Owen evenings between 7-11 p.m. at 706-374-4716.

6/15

Benton MacKaye Trail Association Hike

Easy hike 4.9 mile on the BMT from FS 221 to Thunder Rock Campground and back to the picnic tables on the Rhododendron Trail; 98% downhill. We will watch the water arrive at the Ocoee Whitewater Center before we hike. The rhododendron should be in full bloom and the patch of wild raspberries, too. Contact Clare Sullivan at: clare7982 @ gmail.com

6/24

Benton MacKaye Trail Association Hike

Moderate 4 mile hike Turtletown Creek Falls with two beautiful falls in one short hike. Contact hike leader Howard Baggett at Howardeb @ windstream.net

6/29

21st Annual Flapjack 5K

Jasper, GA. 5K Run in downtown Jasper followed by flapjack breakfast provided by 61 Main, 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM.  Registation at 7:00 AM. Race starts at 8:00 AM. Contact Sue Appleton at 706-692-9755 or email jsappleton@windstream.net or register on line at www.active.com. Early registration $30.00 Day of Race Registration $35.00 includes tee shirt and breakfast.

6/29

Sacketts Summer Sizzler Jackpot Barrel Race

Blairsville, GA. $2500 added money!!! Open to the public. 10am – 6pm. Union County Saddle Club Arena 73 Saddle Club Drive Blairsville, GA 30512. For information/hook-ups: call Tali Patterson, UCSC show chair (706) 897-2292 or www.facebook.com/unioncosaddleclub

6/29

Appalachian Trail Day: A Day in the Life – The Wild East, Brasstown Bald

Hiawassee, GA. A day of AT fun and discovery! Mini-AT experience, scavenger hunt, discover what it took to build the AT. Never-been-hiking-hikers, day hikers, and long haul trekkers, welcome. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Free Day-Long Event with park entry of $5 per adult, 15 & under are free. America the Beautiful pass is accepted. Brasstown Bald Recreation Area & Visitors Center, 2941 Hwy 180 Spur, Hiawassee, GA 30546. For info: 706-896-2556 or https://cfaia.org

 7/13

Tap into Your Forest, Brasstown Bald

Hiawassee, GA. Walk & talk with Director, Callie Moore, of the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition and Krista Robb, of the Cradle of Forestry. Learn about modern day water conservation efforts, as well as the science and history of the National Forest surrounding Georgia’s highest point. End with a visit to the site’s spring fed water system and a refreshing glass of mountain top lemonade. Free with park entry of $5 per adult, 15 & under are free. 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM America the Beautiful passes accepted. 706-896-2556

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

Fridays & Saturdays

Andrews Brewing Company

Great music, craft beer and a good time. 6pm – 8pm. Andrews Brewing Company, 14 Miles for Harrah’s Casino, 565 Aquone Road, Andrews, NC 28901. For info: 828-321-2006 or www.andrewsbrewing.com

Sundays

WYYZ’s Live Music at Rocco’s

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

Weekends

Live Music at Blue Ridge Brewery

Blue Ridge Brewery, 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA . 706. 632. 6611 or www.blueridgebrewery.com

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 http://www.unioncountyhistory.org

3rd Friday Every Month

Live Music Acoustic Blends

Ellijay, GA. 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.org

Weekends

Copperhill Brewery

Copperhill, TN. Live Music. Definitely casual.  Easy to relax.  Roomy. Sometimes there’s music. Monday – Saturday :  Noon to 8 PM Sunday: Noon to 5 PM. Copperhill Brewery – 105 Ocoee Street – Copperhill, TN  37317. Info: info@copperhillbrewery.com, 423-548-3030 or copperhillbrewery.com

Weekends

LIve Music at Engelheim Vineyards

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

Weekends

Fannin Brewing Company

Blue Ridge, GA. 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

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

Weekends

Chateau Meichtry Vineyards

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

6/1

Music on the Square 2019

Hiawassee, GA. Come out to the Square of Hiawassee and enjoy live music from Knarly Fingers! Children, dogs, and dancing are encouraged, don’t forget your chair! In case of rain – show will be held in the Towns County Civic Center, next to the courthouse. 7-8:30PM.  Hiawassee Square, Hwy 76. Info: City of Hiawassee – (706) 896-2203 or www.hiawasseega.gov

6/1

LUNGevity Move to the Groove Concert

Blue Ridge, GA. Featuring Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk and A1A – The Official and Original Jimmy Buffet Band. Food and beverages: Available for purchase throughout the concert. All of the proceeds go to LUNGevity Foundation to fund research, early detection, and lung cancer awareness. Mercier Orchards, 8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Email: customer.service@mercierorchards

6/2

Days of Wine and Roses

Waleska, GA. The Cherokee Chorale wraps up its 31st season with two performances featuring timeless music from America’s songbook. Well known and much-loved classics by Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer. Adults $15; Students $5. Falany Performing Arts Center at Reinhardt University, 7300 Reinhardt College Parkway Waleska GA. Info and tickets: Susan Gooch, 614-302-0160.

6/6

Gail Bliss and The Nashville Barn Dance

Hiawasee, GA. Songs made famous by the likes of Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Wear your dancing boots! 7pm. Tickets: $35.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

6/7 – 6/8

Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival – Bergonzi String Quartet

Blue Ridge, GA. An American Story: A Play set to Music inspired by Appalachia, by Scott Flavin. Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. 7:30PM. Free. Tickets and contact 305.878.1985 or info@brcmf.org and www.blueridgechambermusicfestival.com

6/8

Woodstock Free Summer Concert Series – Better Than Ezra

Downtown Woodstock, GA. Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater at The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Rd. Woodstock. Free. 7:30PM. Info: 770-517-6788 or woodstockconcertseries.com

6/8

Happy Together Tour

Hiawassee, GA. Starring The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Pucket and The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV, The Cowsills. 7:00PM. Tickets: $45.00 + Handling. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

6/9

Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival – Pasion! Romantic Guitar Music

Blue Ridge, GA. Raphael Padron, Classical Guitar. Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. 2PM. Free. Tickets and contact 305.878.1985 or info@brcmf.org and www.blueridgechambermusicfestival.com

6/15

Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival – Pulse Trio

Blue Ridge, GA. Raphael Padron, Classical Guitar. Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. 7PM. Free. Tickets and contact 305.878.1985 or info@brcmf.org and www.blueridgechambermusicfestival.com

6/16

Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival – Joy of Chamber Music

Blue Ridge, GA. Raphael Padron, Classical Guitar. St. Luke Episcopal Church. 7PM. Free. Tickets and contact 305.878.1985 or info@brcmf.org and www.blueridgechambermusicfestival.com

6/21

The Temptations & The Tams

Hiawassee, GA. 7:00PM

Level 1: $45.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $35.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

7/13

Woodstock Free Summer Concert Series – Better The BB King Blues Band

Downtown Woodstock, GA. Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater at The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Rd. Woodstock. Free. 7:30PM. Info: 770-517-6788 or woodstockconcertseries.com

7/13

The Grass Roots, Box Tops, And the Associations

Hiawassee, GA. 7:00PM. Level 1: $45.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $35.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. $5.00 Discount per person to anyone who registers for the Moonshine Cruizin. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

7/13

Blank 281 – A Blink 182 Tribute Band

Ellijay, GA. The closest thing to seeing Blink-182 LIVE!  Blank 281 is the longest running International Touring Tribute to Blink-182. A look alike, sound alike tribute to pop-punk band Blink 182. $25.00. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

7/20

Dwight Sanford

Ellijay, GA. VIP – purchase a VIP ticket, up front seating, meet and greet plus a private concert on Sunday afternoon at a private cabin. 7:30 -9:30pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

7/20

Canton River Rock Free Summer Concerts – A1A Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show

Canton, GA. Etowah River Park Amphitheater. Kid’s activities, food trucks galore, and top musical acts. Bring your chairs, blankets & coolers. No tents and no glass, please. Fun starts at 6pm! Etowah River Park is located at 600 Brown Industrial Pkwy, Canton. Info: www.cantonga.gov/visit/canton_river_rock_concerts.htm

8/2

Blood Sweat and Tears

Hiawassee, GA. 7:00PM. Level 1: $40.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $30.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

8/3

Fred Johnson – Live Music is Better

Blue Ridge, GA.  An accomplished writer, vocalist, and percussionist and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s greatest vocal jazz improvisers and one of the worlds most passionate and versed chanters of sacred text. $25. 7:30 pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Tickets and contact 305.878.1985,  info@brcmf.org or visit https://blueridgecommunitytheater.com

8/9

Vince Gill & Jedd Hughes

Hiawasee, GA. 7:00PM. Level 1: $77.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $67.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

THEATER

6/14 thru 6/30

Greetings!

Jasper, GA. A play for all seasons. Andy has a sweet Catholic mother, a sour Catholic father and an intellectually disabled younger brother, Mickey.ßWhen he brings his Jewish atheist fiance to meet the folks on Christmas Eve, his worst fears about family blow-ups are realized. But when Mickey, whose entire vocabulary has been limited to “oh boy” and “wow,” suddenly spouts the word “Greetings!” the entire family’s belief system is turned upside down. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tater Patch Players, 95 Philadelphia Lane, Jasper, GA. Tickets and info: 706-253-2800 or  taterpatchplayers@gmail.com

7/11 thru 7/28

A Funny Little Thing Called Love

Blue Ridge, GA. Under the glow of full moon, several strangers around the globe find love blossoming and mayhem in abundance! By the time the evening is over and the moon works its magic, love will conquer all and your sides will ache from laughter! Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Tickets and contact 305.878.1985,  info@brcmf.org or visit https://blueridgecommunitytheater.com

7/26 – 8/4

Live Theatre – Harvey

Ellijay, GA. Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is a pooka; an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit.

$22.00 ticket. Dinner option available for an additional $12.00. Fridays & Saturdays 7pm. Sundays 2pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA. Tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www. gilmerarts.com

WINE & BEER TASTINGS

Open Every Day

Bear Claw Vineyards

Blue Ridge, GA. Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm, Friday & Saturday 12-8pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. 2281 Tennis Court Rd., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit bearclawvineyards.com

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 visit www.cartecayvineyards.com

Ongoing

Cartecay Wine & Craft

Ellijay, GA. Cartecay Wine & Craft is a tasting room of Cartecay Vineyards’ located in Historic 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

Daily

Chateau Meichtry

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

Ongoing

Crane Creek VIneyards

Young Harriss, GA. Tapas Fridays with live acoustic music. Saturday Vinters Tours. Open Tuesday – Sunday. 16 Crane Creek Road | Young Harris, GA 30582. 706.379.1236. cranecreekvineyards.com

Wednesdays

Bistro 29’s Wine Wednesdays

Murphy, NC. Wine Special: $5 off any bottle purchase or a discount of $1 off any glass of wine. Also join Wayne to sample his feature wine of the day. 4pm- 10pm. Bistro 29, 29 Tennessee St, Murphy NC 28906. For info: 828-837-9022 or visit  www.mybistro29.com

Saturdays

Out Of The Blue Wine Tasting

Blue Ridge, GA. Drinking alcohol is just drinking. Wine is a lifestyle. Gourmet Living. We sell fine wine, cheeses, and beer along with 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. We have created our tap room to be a local hangout and loved establishment. If you appreciate high quality craft brews, stop in and experience ours! Monday – Saturday: Noon to 8 PM Sunday: Noon to 5 PM. Copperhill Brewery – 105 Ocoee Street – Copperhill, TN  37317. Info: 423-548-3030 or copperhillbrewery.com

Ongoing Wed – Sun

Blue Ridge Brewery

Dog friendly outdoor patio. Open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm. Blue Ridge Brewery, 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA. 706. 632. 6611 or www.blueridgebrewery.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sun

Buck Bald Brewing

Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Noon to 8pm

Sunday – Noon to 6pm. Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: 706.431.7141 or https://buckbaldbrewing.com

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

6/7

A Night with the Eagles

Talking Rock, GA. Chateau Meichtry. The Matty Croxton & Craig McGriff Band, will be performing as the legendary 70’s icons, performing all their hits to your delight!! The Angelfire Food Truck will be here serving up their delicious fare!! 6:30 – 9:30pm. Tickets are on sale now & limited, so please call us in the tasting room at 706-502-1608 to book your reservations today!! Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, 1862 Orchard Ln, Talking Rock, GA 30175. www.chateaumeichtry.com

7/19

Surrender Hill

Talking Rock, GA. Chateau Meichtry. a small private show of only 80 guests with Surrender Hill Honkey Tonk!! The Domin8 Food Truck will be here serving up their delicious fare!! Tickets are $100 couple / $65 per single, and include tickets to the concert, a bottle of your favorite CMV wine, a souvenir glass & dinner from the Domin8 Food Truck!! Tickets are on sale now & limited, so please call us in the tasting room at 706-502-1608 to book your reservations today!! Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, 1862 Orchard Ln, Talking Rock, GA 30175. www.chateaumeichtry.com