Attend Celebrate Clayton this April

Celebrate ClaytonThe North Georgia Mountains are a region rich in culture and history.  Throughout the year there are many ways to encounter this culture and history, and during April each year, an event called Celebrate Clayton is a great way to experience both. Clayton, Georgia is a small town in the North Georgia Mountains, just about a half an hour away from Glen-Ella Springs in Clarkesville. As the name suggests, the event is a celebration of the area’s arts and crafts culture and heritage as well as the community as a whole.  So come out and browse artwork, pottery, jewelry, and all things handmade at Celebrate Clayton this April.

What is Celebrate Clayton?

Celebrate Clayton is an annual event that takes place on the last weekend of April. It takes place on the Main Street of Clayton, Georgia, which enables you to enjoy the small town’s charm while experiencing the festival.  The backdrop of the North Georgia Mountains provides the perfect setting for this springtime tradition.

The festival celebrates arts and fine crafts from local artists and craftspeople from the area. However, both locals and visitors will enjoy the event, wandering down Main Street in the beautiful spring weather. If you love browsing paintings, pottery, handmade jewelry, quilts, and other arts and crafts, then Celebrate Clayton is a must for your North Georgia getaway experience. This year’s festival will take place on April 25th & 26th.

Things to Do and See at Celebrate Clayton

Because the North Georgia Mountains have such a rich heritage in fine arts and crafts, you’ll find top quality pieces at Celebrate Culture.  The region is especially known for its history in pottery as a folk art forms.  At the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia you can learn about this southern tradition and its importance in everyday life. If you’re traveling through Northeast Georgia, you can even travel the Folk Potters Trail. You can also browse paintings, wares from local stores, and many other varieties of fine arts and handicrafts.

Along with the arts and crafts, Celebrate Clayton also features a kids activity areas, food and drink from food vendors and Main Street restaurants to keep you going throughout the day.  Also, you can enjoy live music and performances from local entertainers on the shady lawn in front of Clayton’s Rock House.  You can truly make a memorable day when you visit Celebrate  Clayton.

Where to Stay During Celebrate Clayton

If you’re planning on going to Celebrate Clayton, then make sure you secure your accommodations in nearby Clarkesville, at the inn at Glen-Ella Springs.  We have a range of rooms and suites to suit everyone’s accommodation needs, no matter the purpose of your North Georgia Mountain getaway. Choose from Penthouse Suites, Three Room Suites, King Rooms, and Queen Rooms.  Whichever kind of room you choose, they all have rustic elegance and modern comfort.  The grounds of our Clarkesville, GA inn are expansive and the ideal place to relax and unwind. You’ll enjoy a full breakfast each morning and you can also make dinner reservations most nights at our fine dining Restaurant.  At Glen-Ella Springs, we know you’ll have an amazing North Georgia Mountain experience! We’ll see you soon!


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