Spring and early summer in the North Georgia Mountains bring a lot of excitement to the area. As the weather begins to warm up and the mountains begin to become green again, a number of great activities start popping up throughout the season. One annual event that you don’t want to miss is the Mountain Laurel Festival here in Clarkesville, GA. The Mountain Laurel Festival is a tradition which takes place on the third Saturday in May each year, and if you’re planning on coming to visit Glen-Ella Springs during that period, we recommend paying a visit to this fun festival that has something for everyone to enjoy. The Mountain Laurel Festival is sure to be an event that you won’t want to miss.
About the Mountain Laurel Festival
The Mountain Laurel Festival is a Habersham County tradition that happens each May in Clarkesville, Georgia. The festival takes place every year on the third Saturday of May, and the Mountain Laurel Festival will take place from 10 am to 10 pm. Downtown Clarkesville will come alive with music, arts & crafts, food vendors, garden displays and activities and more. The festival takes its name from the flower that populates the North Georgia Mountains during the spring and early summer. Using the flower as a symbol of the renewal and celebration of the new season is only fitting, as its beautiful appearance is a sign of the great things to come in following months. So, be on the look out for this lovely pink, red, and white blossoms during your time at the Mountain Laurel Festival.
Activities at the Mountain Laurel Festival
The Mountain Laurel festival is full of activities and events that everyone in the family will enjoy. The festivities are marked by a pancake breakfast and parade and there is live musical entertainment throughout the day, so you can indulge in listening to some great local acts. For those who enjoy browsing arts and crafts, there will be multiple artisans showcasing their wares at the festival. Other activities include the Duck Dynasty Pageant, the Soque River Duck Race, garden activities, and plenty of chances to enjoy delicious food. The day will culminate in a Finale Fireworks Show. For more details on what to expect at the Mountain Laurel Festival, keep an eye on the City of Clarkesville’s Facebook Page. They will keep you up to date not only on the festival, but also on happenings in and around Clarkesville. There is always something interesting going on that will capture your attention and your imagination!
Where to Stay During the Mountain Laurel Festival
When you make plans to attend the Mountain Laurel Festival, or any event in the North Georgia Mountains, our inn in the North Georgia Mountains is the perfect place to call your home-away-from home. Our elegant yet comfortable rooms and suites will keep you in the utmost comfort, and our beautiful grounds will allow you to relax and soak in the beauty of the environment surrounding you. And with an on-site Restaurant providing delicious and innovative fine dining dishes, there is no better place to spend a weekend getaway than Glen-Ella Springs!