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North Georgia Blue Ridge Area Festivals

Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race
Aska Adventure Area, April
80 co-ed teams of three hike, mountain bike, run and kayak in the Chattahoochee National Forest, the race begins on the historic Shallowford Bridge over the Toccoa River on Aska Road and ends in Downtown Blue Ridge Park, with live music, food and the finish line. For more information, call (706) 632-5680 or see Adventure Race on this website.

Cinco de Mayo Festival
McCaysville-Copperhill, May
Food, music and dancing on the street bridge between McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN. Sponsored by the Tri-Cities Business Association. For more information, call (423) 496-1750

Arts In The Park
Blue Ridge, Memorial Day Weekend
Features over 200 arts, crafts and food booths Arts in the Park is located in downtown Blue Ridge City Park. The best in mountain crafts and fine arts, artist's demonstrations, music and dance. Arts in the Park have been recognized as one of the Top 20 Events by the Southeastern Tourism Society. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Call (706) 632-2144 for more information.

Pickin' in the Park
Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park, May thru September
Casual jam sessions for acoustic musicians are held under the trees and pavilions along the Toccoa River at Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. till dusk beginning May 26 through the end of September. Free admission to musicians of all levels and listeners who appreciate good music. Bring your picnic supper and enjoy the music! For more information call 423-496-4653 or see www.pickinthepark.com.

Old Timers Day
Downtown Blue Ridge, Saturday Closest to July 4th
Celebration and parade in Downtown Blue Ridge, food, crafts, ice cream and entertainment. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association.

Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks
Marina, on or near July 4th Live music and food beginning at 4 p.m, Food provided by the Masonic Lodge. Fabulous fireworks over Lake Blue Ridge at dark. Call (706) 632-2618 for more information.

Miners Homecoming
Downtown McCaysville, July 4th Weekend
Miners homecoming takes place in Ducktown, TN. every July 4th weekend. Old fashioned Independence Day fireworks are shot from Tater Hill in downtown McCaysville-Copperhill on July 4th at dark-thirty. Fourth of July Kiwanis parade and festivities take place on July 5th, also in McCaysville-Copperhill.

Concerts in the Park
Downtown Blue Ridge Park, July & August
Good music in a beautiful setting on warm summer nights, bring your own quilt or lawn chair and a picnic supper. Call the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association for more information, (706) 632-2144.

Smokey Bear's Birthday
Ocoee Whitewater Center, August
Games, face-painting, storytelling, puppet shows and, of course, Smokey the Bear! For more information, call (423) 496-5197.

Blue Ridge Kiwanis Rodeo
August
Western rodeo with bull riding, saddle bronco riding, calf roping, bareback, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and special events. Great food and fun for all ages. Call (706) 632-3400 for more information.

Labor Day Barbeque
Labor Day in Downtown Blue Ridge
Annual Barbeque starts at 11 a.m. until the food runs out. Downtown Blue Ridge City Park. Good food and entertainment. Call (706) 455-3818 for more information.

Wildlife Festival of the Arts
Downtown Blue Ridge Park, September
showcasing the works of the finest wildlife artists in the Southeast. More than 75 artists sell their sculpture, painting and woodworking. Forest service information, fly-fishing demonstrations, food and entertainment. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Call (706) 632-2144.

Family Fishing Festival
Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery, September
Fly-tying and casting demonstrations, educational exhibits and plenty of fish to catch in Rock Creek. Call (706) 838-4723 for more information.

Annual Ocoee River Days Festival
Ocoee Whitewater Center, September
Big name entertainment, food, fun, exhibits, games and activities for all ages. For information, call (423) 496-5197.

Mountain Harvest Sale
Blue Ridge Farmer's Market, 3rd and 4th weekend in October
Sponsored by the Fannin County Homemaker's Council, the Mountain Harvest Sale features local arts, crafts, food and fun on two separate October weekends. For information, please call (706) 632-2858.

Halloween Safe Zone
Downtown Blue Ridge
Treats and fun for all. Downtown Blue Ridge Main Street is closed and kids of all ages trick or treat from shop to shop. Food and entertainment. For information, call (706) 632-0547.

Holiday Art Show & Sale
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Assn., Each November-December
Shop for regional art and crafts at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association Thanksgiving through Christmas. For more information, call (706) 632-2144.

Light up Blue Ridge
Downtown Blue Ridge, Saturday before Thanksgiving
Christmas festival in Downtown Blue Ridge. Music, refreshments, caroling and all-day activities. Official lighting of the Christmas tree and Santa arrives!! Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association.

Hometown Christmas
Downtown McCaysville, First Saturday of December
Parade, Santa's arrival, food, refreshments and entertainment. Lighting of the bridge. For information, call (706) 632-4236.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Christmas Express
Blue Ridge, Weekends in December
Come ride the holiday train and see Santa, Mrs. Santa and the elves. Listen to Christmas stories and sing carols. For information, call (706) 632-9833.

Festival of Trees
Ocoee Whitewater Center, Ducktown, December
Come enjoy the beauty of the season and see the beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local businesses, schools and organizations.