July Events for Cabin Rentals of Georgia
Escape from the everyday, and slip into summer. Come visit the North Georgia Mountains and stay in one of Cabin Rentals of Georgia luxurious cabins!
Weekly and Monthly Events
Every Thursday night beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Community Center, corner of Jones & Austin Streets. For more information, call 706.632.6644 or visit their website www.blueridgekiwanis.org
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association - The Art Center
The Art Center, located in the Historic Fannin County Courthouse in downtown Blue Ridge, sponsors exhibits, concerts, festivals and classes throughout the year. For more information, call 706.632.2144 or visit their website www.blueridgearts.net
Blue Ridge Farmer's Market - Downtown Blue Ridge
Purchase locally grown produce, baked goods and lots more at this colorful farmer's market, held on Saturday mornings in Downtown Blue Ridge City Park near the Fannin County Courthouse, beginning in June.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
A 26-mile round trip scenic train ride along the Toccoa River, with seasonal changes and holiday special events. Open March thru December. For more information, call 706.632.8724 or visit their website www.brscenic.com
Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise-In
Fourth Friday of each month from April through September at the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill parking lot on Blue Ridge Hwy (GA 5). For more information, call Annette Long at 706.838.4701
Mercier Orchards U-Pick
U-pick strawberries, cherries, blueberries and apples in season, or take the family on a tractor tour of the farm. For a full schedule of events, call 706.632.3411, or visit their website www.mercier-orchards.com
Pickin' at Horseshoe Bend Park
Weekly jam sessions of old-timer and bluegrass music traditions. Bring out your instrument and play along or bring your picnic and chairs or blanket and enjoy the music beside the beautiful Toccoa River at Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville. Every Thursday 6:00 p.m. until dark, May through September. Free admission. Rain or shine. For more information, call 706.632.7696
Sugar Creek Raceway
Regular racing every Saturday night April through October on a high-banked oval clay track. For updated information, call 706-492-2788 or visit their website www.sugarcreekraceway.net
One of four drive-in theaters in Georgia, the Swan Drive-In is open year round with first run movies. Located on old Highway 76 in Blue Ridge. For more information, call 706-632-5235 or visit www.swan-drive-in.com
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway: Trains daily during the month of July, except for Wednesdays.
Pickin' at Horseshoe Bend Park: Every Thursday at 6 p.m. until dark, May through September at Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville. Free admission; Rain or shine
3rd - Firecracker Special Train Ride: Enjoy the fireworks and ride the Firecracker Special to McCaysville, no worries about where to park or sitting in traffic! Watch the fireworks from the comfort of your seat on the train or absorb the excitement around you by hanging out downtow. The fireworks are shot off from the top of Tater Hill outside out town, so can be viewed from anywhere in town. Train begins boarding at 7:00 and departs at 7:30 for a ride along the Toccoa River to McCaysville for the fireworks. Reservations are strongly suggested so you don't miss this awesome opportunity.
3rd - Fireworks, Independence Day Celebration: End of Blue Ridge Hwy (Hwy 5)
The TriCities Business Association continues a long standing Copper Basin tradition of celebrating our nation's independence with a fireworks display from the top of "Tater Hill" in McCaysville a half an hour past sunset (aproximately 9:30 pm). The fireworks can be seen from almost all areas of town. Stores & Restaurants will be open late. Other activities during the Independence Day weekend include an old fashioned street parade on Main Street in Ducktown, a Pancake Breakfast in Epworth and Miner's Homecoming activities all weekend.
4th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 21st & 28th - Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards: Cartecay Vineyards offers live music on Saturdays all spring, along with great wine and beautiful scenery. $13.00 includes live music, wine tasting and a Cartecay Vineyards wine glass. Events are typically from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the "Chimney Patio." In case of rain it will move to the "Nealey Barn" http://www.cartecayvineyards.com/
5th - 22nd - Greater Tuna: Blue Ridge Community Theater is bringing Tuna back to Blue Ridge. With the talents of BT Bean and Bradley Bemboom, BRCT is bringing Greater Tuna back by popular demand as the People’s choice show in July. What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common? In this hilarious send-up of small town morals and mores, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas' third smallest town. The long-running Off Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in a tour de farce of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characterizations faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote. Two actors, twenty characters and a barrell of laughs, ya'll. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performance on Sunday at 2 p.m. http://www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com/
7th - Blue Ridge Farmers Market: West Main Street across from the Fannin County Courthouse.
Grand opening and then each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Local farmers set up with their crops for sale, farm fresh eggs, produce etc.... also locally made products and crafts. Vendors pay $3.00 for market space and they set their own prices for the items they sell.
20th - 29th - Georgia Mountain Fair: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
12 exciting days, follow the website link below for detailed hours and events. This is an award winning fair. Arts and crafts, regional food, Pioneer Village with living exhibits, country, bluegrass and gospel music by nationally known performers. There will be a parade with antique cars, clowns and more. Be sure not to miss the carnival rides. http://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/georgiamountainfair.php
21st - 22nd - Butternut Creek Festival: Highway 515 West of Blairsville
14th annual festival. Hours are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on both days. The Butternut Creek Festival is one of the finest juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast. The two day festival showcases the work of 65 artists and craftsmen in categories from basketry, fine art, fabric art, and decorative painting, to glass, jewelry, metal working, photography, pottery, scrimshaw, and woodturning. http://www.butternutcreekfestival.com/