There are so many reasons to visit the North Georgia mountains! Our breathtakingly beautiful surroundings, variety of outdoor activities, and historic hidden gems draw visitors in from far and wide. Another great reason to head to our neck of the woods is the fact that there are fun festivals and events happening all year long! Below, we’ve compiled four of our favorite North Georgia events!
Before packing your bags and heading to the Blue Ridge Mountains for an unforgettable retreat, make sure you create an itinerary! These fantastic North Georgia events are just the beginning of what you’ll experience here. To discover all of the area’s best activities, attractions, and adventures, download our complimentary Vacation Guide today!
4 of Our Favorite North Georgia Events
Whether you’re looking for great food or toe-tapping music, there’s a local event here in North Georgia that’s perfect for you. These four are a great start, but there are so many more events and festivals to attend here. Be sure to check this blog for even more ideas for events in Georgia!
1. Mountain Laurel Festival | May
This annual festival is a highly anticipated tradition in the town of Clarkesville! The Mountain Laurel Festival features a parade, food vendors, crafts, games, and so much more! Many of our guests come back each spring to attend this iconic festival!
2. Dillard Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival | July-August
Great live music and delicious southern barbecue await at the Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival! Since 1997, this fest has brought people together over catchy bluegrass tunes and an amazing barbecue competition. It’s a great opportunity to discover some new favorite artists!
3. Grape Stomping Festival | September
Celebrate with Paradise Hills Vineyard and enjoy an old-world style grape stomp! At this festival, there’s plenty of local wine, tasty food, and entertaining activities to enjoy. You’ll never forget experiencing winemaking the way it was done in the days of old!
4. A Taste of Clarkesville | September
A Taste of Clarkesville has been named in the Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society, so it’s no surprise that our guests love it! This annual event brings local restaurants and wineries together for a celebration of North Georgia’s signature food and beverage scene. At this festival, you’ll enjoy food and wine tastings, beer gardens, live music, door prizes, and so much more. Every year, A Taste of Clarkesville is held in the Downtown Clarkesville Square between noon and 3:00 p.m.
No matter which of these North Georgia events you decide to participate in, you’ll want to come back to the comfort of a private guest room at Glen-Ella Springs Inn, a Select Registry property! Our historic inn is located in the heart of Clarkesville, right around the corner from all of the most exciting things to do in North Georgia. You’ll love our rustic-chic accommodations, premium amenities (like complimentary gourmet breakfast), and award-winning on-property restaurant. Whether you’re searching for free things to do in Georgia this weekend or flying in to experience our beautiful landscape, our family will ensure that you enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains like never before!