Memorial Day will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start planning your three-day holiday weekend getaway to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Come soak up the sun, hike new trails, and enjoy a quiet weekend away as we celebrate the start of summertime this Memorial Day in the Georgia mountains. For a complete list of things to do during this year’s celebration, request access to our free Vacation Guide. Inside you’ll find details on North Georgia’s best events, attractions, eateries, and more.
3 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day in the Georgia Mountains
Blue Ridge Arts in the Park
No Memorial Day in the Georgia Mountains is complete without experiencing the magic of the Blue Ridge Spring Arts in the Park festival. Each year, the highly anticipated event welcomes more than 170 artists, exhibitors, and vendors to the Downtown Blue Ridge City Park. From delicious foods to fine arts to captivating demonstrations, every booth offers an artistic experience like no other. As you browse through the booths, you’ll notice that many artists choose to exhibit their creative processes and make beautiful works of art throughout the day. So, don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to get something from every booth!
Celebrate the start of summer at Helen, GA’s annual Bavarianfest. With live music played by a German band, dancing, traditional German foods, and an overall festive Bavarian atmosphere, this celebration is one you won’t want to miss. Adults can try an array of import and domestic beer and wine while the kids enjoy delicious wursts on a bun with sauerkraut. Bavarianfest takes place in Helen’s popular Festhalle and promises a world of fun for grown-ups and kids alike. With so much to offer, Bavarianfest is a one-of-a-kind way for you to spend Memorial Day weekend in the North Georgia mountains.
Great American Pie Festival
For another unique way to celebrate Memorial Day and honor the heroes that have served and protected the freedoms of the United States, head to Blairsville for the Great American Pie Fest. At the pie fest, you’ll encounter many ways to enjoy yourself, from pie eating contests to live music. This festival is one of the best events in North Georgia during Memorial Day weekend. While you’re here, be sure to try a few slices of freshly baked local pies and food from the diverse array of food trucks. The best part? A souvenir wine glass is included with your admission, so you’ll always have something special to remind you of the Great American Pie Fest in the North Georgia mountains.
Enjoy Your Holiday Weekend at Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant
Pair your fun-filled long weekend with the utmost comfort and relaxation at Glen-Ella Springs. Our charming inn is perfectly nestled in the North Georgia mountains and offers a retreat like no other. At the end of each day of celebration, return to our quiet bed & breakfast and settle in for a night of peaceful slumber in any of our gorgeous accommodations. In the mornings, wake up to a refreshing sunrise over the treetops, indulge in our delicious complimentary breakfast, and refresh yourself with a dip in the pool or a stroll through the gardens.
Ready for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend? Check our availability and book your stay today!