North Georgia & Western North Carolina July & August Calendar of Events

STEPHENS COUNTY

July 3rd and each Thursday in July
Summer Movies at the Schaefer Center
Toccoa
Info:  706.886.8451

July 12th / August 9th
Sage Market
Stephens County Market Building
Toccoa
Info:  706.886.2132


Ida Cox Music Series
Downtown Toccoa
Info:  706.282.3309
www.mainstreettoccoa.com

July 5th - Lingo

July 12th - Those Cats

July 19th - Dank Sinatra

July 26th
Local Showcase - Toccoa Talent


at the Toccoa Motor Speedway
Toccoa
Info:  706.491.4493

July 3rd
Monster Mini Stock & Southeastern Sportsman Series

July 26th
National Vintage Racing Association “Night of the Legends”

August 31st
USCS “Sunday of Speed” Sprint Cars


HABERSHAM COUNTY

July 4th
Demorest Glorious 4th
Demorest
Info: 706.778.4202

July 5th and each Saturday
Clarkesville Farmers' Market
Old Clarkesville Mill, Clarkesville
Info:  706.778.4654

July 18th
Friday Night Flicks
Pitts Park, Clarkesville
Info:  706.778.4654

July 25th
The Cornelia Summer Concert Series
 Joe Hall Band
The Historic Depot, Cornelia
Info:  706.778.8585 ext. 280

July 26th
Habersham Music Festival
Pitts Park, Clarkesville
Info:  706.754.2220

July 31st - August 3rd, August 7th - 10th
“The King and I”
Habersham Community Theatre
Clarkesville
Info:  706.839.1315
www.habershamtheater.org

August 2nd
Back to School Bash
Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center
Clarkesville
Info:  706.754.2220

August 2nd
11th BIG E Fest & ETA Competition
Grant Reeves VFW, Cornelia
Info:  706.499.1370

August 9th
Georgia Belle Peach Festival
Jaemor Farms, Alto
Info:  770.869.3999

August 15th - 17th
37th Annual Car & Truck Show
Habersham County Fairgrounds
Clarkesville
Info:  www.negaantiqueauto.com


at the Grant Street Music Room
Clarkesville
Info:  706.754.3541

July 12th - Adkins & Loudermilk

July 19th - Sam French & G P T

August 8th - John King Band



WHITE COUNTY

July 1st and each Tuesday
& Friday through September
Bingo
Helen Chamber of Commerce
Festhalle, Helen
Info:  706.878.1908

July 4th
Georgia Mountain Resort
Ministries Free Carnival
Helen Riverside Park, Helen
Info:  706.878.2733

July 4th
A Family Fun 4th
Main Street, Helen
Info:  charlessmithgailhumanesociety.org

July 4th
Annual 4th of July Fireworks
Behind the Alpine Village Shoppes
and Helen Welcome Center, Helen
Info:  706.878.2181

July 4th / August 1st
First Fridays Pickin’ on the Porch
Inside Out Sautee, Sautee
Info:  706.878.0144

July 5th
9th Annual Freedom Fest
Leisure Acres Campground
Cleveland
Info:  706.865.6466

July 7th - 11th, 14th - 18th
2014 HAHC Kids’ Art Camp
Helen Arts & Heritage Center
Helen
Info:   706.878.3933; www.helenarts.org

July 19th and the 3rd Saturday of each month through September
Swinging in the Vines Music Series
Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards
Sautee
Info:  706.878.1056

July 25th - 26th
10th Annual Show and Shine
for Cystic Fibrosis Open Car Show
Helen
Info:  706.795.2264; 706.296.6896

August 13th
An Artful Taste of Helen
Helen’s Festhalle, Helen
Info:  706.878.3933

August 14th - 17th
Destination Helen Bike Rally
Helen
Info:  706.878.0076

August 23rd
6th Annual GarlicFest
Loganberry Heritage Farm
Cleveland
Info:  706.348.6068

August 30th
Folk Pottery Show & Sale
Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia
Sautee
Info:  706-878-3300 ext. 307


at Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Cleveland
Info:  706.878.5522

June 7th and each Saturday
Tour de la Cave and Barrel Sampling

July 13th
Masterpiece Mixers Painting
& Tasting Party
Info:  678.982.1100

August 30th
CrushFest 2014


at Unicoi State Park
Helen
Info:  706.878.2201

July 4th
Outlaw Country Tributes

July 5th - 6th and each
weekend through mid November
Visiting Artists Series

July 5th and each Saturday
evening through mid November
Saturday Evening Music
Concert Series

July 26th - 27th
Folk Life Festival

August 23rd
Battle of the Bootleggers 3-part race


at The North Georgia Zoo
Cleveland
Info:  706.348.7279
www.northgeorgiazoo.com

July 8th / August 12th
Mommy & Me at the Zoo

July 12th / August 9th, 30th - 31st
Sunset Tour

July 20th / August 17th
Behind the Scenes Tour

July 26th - 27th
Christmas in July

July 28th - August 1st / August 4th - 8th
Junior Zookeeper Day Camp


at Smithgall Woods Park
Helen
Info:  706.878.3087

July 5th & the first Saturday of each month
First Visit Tours

July 7th and
each Monday thru July 28th
Georgia Master Naturalist

July 7th - 11th
All About BUGS Camp

July 19th / August 16th
Youth Fishing Day at Buck Shoals

July 21st - 25th
Eco Kids' Camp:
Caring for the Winged Ones

August 23rd
Gold Fever and Golden Memories


at the Sautee Nacoochee
Community Association
Sautee
Info:  706.878.3300

July 1st and Tuesdays
& Thursdays through August
Silver Fit Exercise Class / Yoga Class

July 12th
Appalachian Evening

July 26th / August 23rd
Community Contra Dance

August 2nd
Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi

August 24th
Bean Creek Choir

RABUN COUNTY

July 4th
Ducktape Regatta
LaPrade’s Marina, Lake Burton
Info:  706.947.0010

July 4th
July 4th at Sky Valley
Sky Valley
Info:  706.746.5676

July 4th
Lake Rabun 4th of July Fireworks
Lake Rabun
Info:  www.lakerabun.org

July 4th
4th of July Celebration at Dillard House
Dillard House, Dillard
Info:  www.dillardhouse.com

July 5th
Annual Rabun Ramble
5K and 10K Road race
Lake Rabun Pavilion, Lakemont
Info:  706.782.7043

July 5th
4th of July Fireworks at Lake Burton
Lake Burton
Info:  www.lakeburtonfireworks.com

July 5th
Lake Burton Fun Run
Lake Burton
Info: www.lakeburtonfunrun.com

July 4th and the first Friday of each month through October
First Friday Fest
Downtown Clayton
Info: www.downtownclaytonga.org

July 5th and each Saturday
Simply Homegrown Farmers' Market
Clayton City Hall Complex
Clayton
Info: www.simplyhomegrown.org

July 5th and each
Saturday Night through November
Bluegrass on the Square
Tallulah Falls Opry House
Tallulah Falls
Info:  706.754.6040

July 9th and the 2nd Wednesday
of the month
Cabernet & Canvas Nights
Timpson Creek Gallery
Info: 706.782.5164

July 12th - 13th / August 10th
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Falls
Info:   706.754.7981

July 10th
Habitat Hoedown BBQ Dinner
Dillard House Conference Center
Dillard
Info:  706.782.9276, 706.212.0228

July 12th
Art at the Lake
Lake Rabun Pavilion, Lakemont
Info:  www.northgeorgiaartsguild.com

July 12th, 26th / August 9th
Children's Heritage Day at Foxfire
Foxfire Museum, Mountain City
Info:  706.490.3977

July 17th - 20th, 25th - 27th
“The Little Mermaid”
North Georgia Community Players
Dillard Playhouse, Dillard
Info: www.ngcommunityplayers.com


July 19th
Annual Clayton Crawl
Downtown Clayton
Info:  www.claytoncrawl.org

July 26th and the
4th Saturday of each month
Hambidge 4th Saturday
Weaving Demonstration
Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap
Info: www.hambidge.org

August 1st - 2nd
Dillard BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
Dillard Playhouse, Dillard
Info:  www.dillardbbq.org

August 2nd
Rabun County Farm Winery Day
Stonewall Creek Vineyards, Tiger
Info: 706.212.0584
Tiger Mountain Vineyard, Tiger
Info:  706.782.4777
12 Spies Vineyard, Rabun Gap
Info:  706.746.2097


Rabun County Music Festival
Rearden Theater
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Rabun Gap
Info: www.rabunmusicfestival.com

July 6th
the Beatles Tribute

July 20th
Embraceable You

August 3rd
Sentimental Journey Orchestra

August 17th
Emile Pandolfi


TOWNS COUNTY

July 4th
Fireworks
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa
Young Harris
Info:  706.379.4606

July 4th
4th of July Boat Parade
Beginning at Nantahala Bay and ending at The Ridges Resort
Hiawassee
Info:  706.896.4966

August 23rd - 24th
Young Harris Art Fest
Mayors Park, Young Harris
Info:  706.400.8014

August 30th
Chilli Cook-off on the Square
Downtown City Park
Hiawassee
Info:  404.754.3430


Music on the Square
Downtown Hiawassee
Info:  706.896.4966

July 5th - Cody Savage

July 12th - Paul Constantine

July 19th - Wilson Family & “Elvis”

July 26th - Kelley Family Band

August 2nd - Local Legends

August 9th - Ron Schott on Saxophone

August 16th - The Silvertones

August 23rd - Sentimental Journey

August 30th - Leather and Lace


at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Hiawassee
Info:  706.896.4191

July 4th
July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Music by Raven and Red

July 10th - 26th
Georgia Mountain Fair

August 7th - 9th
Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruize-In


Vino and Vibes
at Hightower Creek Vineyard
Hiawassee
Info:  706.896.8963

July 5th / August 30th
Concert - Monica Spears & Derek Worth

July 12th - Jeff Ross

July 19th - Paul Constantine

July 26th - Hope Griffin

August 2nd - Me, Myself and Ilene

August 9th - Kurt Johnson

August 16th - Hear Now in Concert

August 23rd - Ron Harrell




UNION COUNTY

July 1st & each Tuesday & Saturday
Union County Farmers’ Market
Union County Farmers’ Market
Blairsville
Info:  www.ucfarmersmarket.com

July 2nd (and each Mon., Wed.,
Thurs. & Sat.)
Knitter’s Knitch Classes
64 Bracketts Way - Ste. 6, Blairsville
Info:  706.835.1078

July 2nd and each Wednesday
BINGO
Haralson Memorial Civic Center
Blairsville
Info:  706.300.5722

July 3rd and each Thursday
Trivia at the View
Union County Community Center
Blairsville
Info:  706.439.6092

July 3rd - 4th & each Thurs & Fri.
Trash and Treaures
Union County Farmers’ Market
Blairsville
Info:  706.781.3306

July 3rd & the first Thursday of each month
Living Will Workshop
Union General Hospital
Blairsville
Info:  706.745.2111

July 4th
Independence Day Celebration
Vogel State Park, Blairsville
Info:  706.745.2628

July 4th
Lake Nottely Boat Parade
Lake Nottely, Blairsville
Info:  706.745.5789

July 4th
Independence Day Fireworks
Meeks Park, Blairsville
Info:  706.745.5789

July 4th & the first Friday of each month
Blairsville Cruise-In
Union County Farmers Market
Blairsville
Info:  706.897.5857
www.blairsvillecruisers.com

July 4th and each Friday Night
Friday Night Concert Series
Historic Courthouse
Downtown Blairsville
Info:  706.745.5493

July 5th & the first Saturday of each month
Cruise In on the Square
On the Square, Blairsville
Info:  706.897.5857
www.blairsvillecruisers.com

July 7th (1st Monday of each month
except holidays, then 2nd Monday)
Alzheimers’ Support Group
Cadence Bank, Blairsville
Info:  770.789.2044

July 7th & each Monday thru Sept.Garden Tours
GA Mountain Research Center
Blairsville
Info:  706.745.2655

July 19th - 20th
16th Annual Butternut Creek Festival
Meeks Park, Blairsville
Info:  706.781.1221

July 21st & the 3rd Monday of each month
Shape Note Singing Practice
Old Union Courthouse, Blairsville
Info:  706.745.5493

July 25th - 26th
Green Bean Festival
Downtown on the Square
Blairsville
Info:  www.greenbeanfestival.com

August 30th - 31st
Mountain Heritage Festival
Mountain Life Museum, Blairsville
Info:  706.745.5493


Copperhead Lodge
Summer Concert Series
Blairsville
Info:  706.835.7433

July 4th - Stone Cold Country

July 5th - Danny Rhea

July 11th / August 29th - Beatals

July 25th - The Coveralls

July 26th - Ryan Boss

August 1st - Atomic Boogie

August 2nd - Mike Watson

August 8th - Paul Constantine

August 9th - Raven & Red

August 29th - Nancy Chancey

August 30th - Julie Gribble


at Paradise Hills Resort and Spa
Blairsville
Info:  877.745.7483

July 4th
Independence Day Celebration

July 5th and each Saturday
Summer Concert Series

August 30th
Grape Stomping Festival


at the Blue Ridge Community Theater
Blue Ridge
Info:   706.632.9223

July 10th - 27th
"Always a Bridesmaid"

August 2nd - Krista Detor in Concert

August 9th - Diane Durrett in Concert

August 13th - September 7th
“The Cemetery Club”


CLAY COUNTY, NC

July 2nd & each Wednesday
Brasstown Farmers’ Market
Brasstown
Info:  828.360.2498

July 3rd & each Thursday
Evening Harvest Market
On the Square, Hayesville
Info:  828.508.0812; 828.389.0941

July 5th & each Saturday
Mountain Valley Farmers’ Market
Downtown Hayesville
Info:  828.361.7261

July 5th / August 3rd
Hot Summer Nights
Goldhagen Studio, Hayesville
Info: 828.389.8847

July 5th
Celebrate America Rodeo
Hayesville
Info:  706.897.0956; 727.361.4695

July 11th - 13th
Festival on the Square
Hayesville
Info:  828.389.0129

July 24th - 26th
Farm Fest
On the Square, Hayesville
Info:  828.508.0812; 828.389.0941

July 24th - 27th
“Smoke on the Mountain”
by the Licklog Players
Creekside Plaza, Hayesville
Info:   828.389.8632


The Hayesville Summer Concert Series
On the Square, Hayesville
Info:   877.389.3704

July 18th - Leather & Lace

July 25th - Just Us

August 8th - Playing on the Planet

August 15th - Irons in the Fire

August 22nd - Lee Holland

August 29th - Gnarly Fingers


Brasstown Community Center
Concert Series
Brasstown
Info:   828.837.3797

July 12th - Wilson Family

July 26th - Nations and Blackwell

August 9th - Brandon Davenport

August 23rd - Lone Mountain Band


at the Peacock Playhouse
301 Church Street, Hayesville
Info:   828.389.2787

July 26th
"The Red Hot Sugar Babies"

August 8th - 10th
“Noises Off”


at the John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown
Info:  828.837.2775; 800.FOLKSCH

July 1st and each Tuesday
Beginner Contra & Square
Dance Weekly Series

July 4th - Lone Mountain Band

July 12th, 26th / August 9th, 23rd
Contra & Square Dance

July 12th - Shape Note Singing

July 18th
Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

July 25th - Dulcimer Celebration

August 8th - Graham County Line

August 15th - Spirit Fiddle

August 21st - Jim Lloyd

August 29th - Hot Duck Soup


MACON COUNTY, NC

July 4th
4th of July Parade and Celebration
Downtown Franklin
Info:  828.524.2516 ext. 304

July 4th
4th of July Fireworks in the Park
Macon County Recreation Park
Franklin
Info:  1.866.372.5546

July 4th
July 4th Fireworks
Highlands
Info:  866.526.5841

July 5th & each Saturday
Franklin Farmers’ Tailgate Market
200 Block of East Palmer, Franklin
Info:  866.372.5546

July 5th & each Friday
Pickin on the Square
Gazebo on Town Square, Franklin
Info:  828.524.2516

July 5th and each Saturday
Highlands Farmers’ Market
Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
Info:  828.347.2165

July 12th
Sweet Corn Festival
St. Cyprian’s Church, Franklin
Info:  828.524.4910

July 12th
Summer Festival of the Arts
Macon Center, Franklin
Info:  828.349.2939

July 19th
9th Annual Franklin Folk Festival
Downtown Franklin
Info:  www.franklinfolkfestival.com

July 21st - 27th
T & D Gem Show
Corner of 441 & Lake Emory Road
Info:  828.371.2954

July 23rd - 27th
Highlands Road Gem Show
Corner of Hwy. 441 & Highlands Road
Info:  828.369.6341

July 24th - 27th
49th Annual Macon County Gemboree
Macon County Community Building
Franklin
Info:  828.524.3161; 800.336.7829

August 2nd
Shriner Horse Show Event
Macon County Fairgrounds, Franklin
Info:  866.372.5546

August 8th
6th Annual Mountain High
BBQ Festival and Car Show
Macon County Fairgrounds, Franklin
Info:  828.524.3161
www.MountainHighBBQFestival.com

August 23rd - 24th
Village Square Art & Craft Show
Pine Street Park, Highlands
Info:  828.526.9227


at the Historic Cowee School
Macon Heritage Center, Franklin
Info:  828.349.1945

June 3rd and each Tuesday
Cowee Farmers' Market
Info:  828.524.8369

July 26th
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

August 16th
2nd Annual Cowee School Celebration


at the Highlands Playhouse
Highlands
Info:  828.526.2695

July 3rd - 20th   -   "Pippin"

July 24th - August 16th   -  "9 To 5"


Friday Night Live
Town Square, Highlands
Info:  866.526.5841

July 4th / August 15th
Johnny Webb Band

July 11th / August 1st, 22nd
Macon Grass Band

uly 18th - Southern Highlands

July 25th / August 29th
Mountain High Dulcimer Group

August 8th - Fred Kopp


Highlands Cashiers
Chamber Music Festival
Info:  828.526.9060

July 5th - 6th
David and Julie Coucheron

July 11th - 12th  -  Edward Arron

July 18th - 19th  - Jazz Meets Classics

August 1st - 3rd  -  Tim Fain

August 10th  -  Vega String Quartet  


Saturday On Pine
Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
Highlands
Info:  866.526.5841

July 5th - Shane Bridges

July 12th - Hobohemians

July 19th - Telico

July 26th - Ben Sutton Band


at the Smoky Mountain Center
for Performing Arts
Franklin
Info:   866.273.4615; 828.524.1598
www.GreatMountainMusic.coml

June 27th - July 6th
"Oklahoma!"

July 18th - Triumphant Quartet

July 24th - Folkmoot

July 26th - Travis Tritt

July 30th - Josh MCDowell
Save Our Children, Save Our World

August 1st - Gimme Abbey

August 8th - Chris Tomlin

August 15th - Dailey & Vincent