There’s nothing quite as beautiful or exciting as the North Georgia mountains in springtime. The weather is incredible, everything is in bloom, and there are endless ways to celebrate the season. From parades and firework shows to arts and craft fairs, here are five North Georgia spring festivals you won’t want to miss. For more recommendations about things to see and do in the area, be sure to request access to our complimentary North Georgia Vacation Guide!
The Top 4 North Georgia Spring Festivals
Wine Highway Weekend
You don’t have to travel all the way to Napa to sample award-winning wines. In fact, wine connoisseurs probably know that you can enjoy some of the country’s finest wines right here in North Georgia! Mark your calendar for the Spring Wine Highway Weekend in March, so you can sip your way through the best wines the region offers. Sponsored by Open Georgia Wine, Wine Highway Weekend features over 40 wineries and tasting rooms in the state of Georgia, including here in Helen.
Mountain Laurel Festival
Want to experience one of the best North Georgia spring festivals? If so, the Mountain Laurel Festival should be at the top of your list! This festival is hosted by the town of Clarkesville each May. Visitors come back year after year to partake in the flower-centric festivities! Exquisite garden displays and handmade artisan crafts are just the beginning of what you’ll discover when you go. Attendees can also enjoy a pancake breakfast, parade, live music from local bands, a duck race, and a dazzling fireworks display!
Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival
Enjoy the sounds of Appalachia when you visit the Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival. The festival is a two day affair in mid-April complete with storytelling from household names, workshops, quilt display, and much more. The festival is in The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge and general admission is $20 for one day and $35 for two.
Bear on the Square Mountain Festival
Listen to the music and buy the art that has made Appalachia unique at the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival. For 25 years, this festival has brought bluegrass players, craftsmen, and storytellers together to celebrate the mountain life that makes our part of the country so special.
Book Your Stay at Glen-Ella Springs Inn
Now that you’ve marked your calendar for all of these exciting Georgia spring festivals, it’s time to start planning your trip! Located in Clarksville, Georgia, Glen-Ella Springs Inn offers a truly unique lodging experience in the heart of North Georgia. Our Select Registry bed and breakfast is minutes away from all of the best events and attractions in the North Georgia mountains. During your stay, don’t forget to stop by our on-site restaurant for an intimate fine dining experience! Overnight guests can also enjoy a freshly-prepared complimentary breakfast for two.
Each of our rooms is designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. From intimate Queen Rooms to spacious Penthouse Suites, we offer a wide array of lodging options. Check our availability and book your stay today. We look forward to seeing you soon!