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Looking for fun things to see and do in and around Blue Ridge, Georgia? Whether you enjoy festivals, arts and culture, or theatre, there is something for everyone to enjoy when in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

If you enjoy catching a show or have particular interests in theatre, check out a show by the Blue Ridge Community Theatre or perhaps an event at Young Harris College. If you enjoy live music, there will be several chances for you to catch a live event when you're in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Stop by Pickin' in the Park along the Toccoa River, or when in Morganton check out the Music in the Park. Near Blairsville, people love stopping by the Southern Tree Plantation, a beautiful farm that is packed full of fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

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Take a step back in history and enjoy a movie at one of four drive-in theatres still working in Georgia. The Swan Drive-In is off Old Highway 76 in Blue Ridge and is always a family favorite.
If you enjoy festivals and themed events then Blue Ridge is the place to visit! The Blue Ridge Mountain region of Georgia is known for its many festivals of all types. The Butternut Creek Festival in Blairsville features fine artists and crafters from the North Georgia Mountain area and is a fun festival in July. Christmas in July in Blue Ridge even features a Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and a special Christmas parade. The Hiawassee Festival of the Arts takes place in August and features over 90 artists. In September, the Wildlife Art Festival is also a must-see, with wildlife artists coming to the area from all over to exhibit their works.

There is always something fun to experience in the North Georgia Mountains. Be sure to check out a show, enjoy a festival, or listen to some good live music - you'll find out why so many visitors to Blue Ridge Georgia keep coming back year after year.
The Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association (BRMAA), Fannin County Courthouse
The BRMAA sponsors gallery exhibits, summer concerts in the park, Arts in the Park and Wildlife Arts Festival, Blue Ridge Writer's Conference and Telebration. For more information, call 706-632-2144.
Blue Ridge Community Theater
This beautiful playhouse is located in the renovated Hampton Square building in downtown Blue Ridge. The theater group has a full calendar of drama, comedy and musical productions. For ticket information, call 706-632-9223.


Butternut Creek Festival, Meeks Park, Blairsville
The 8th Annual Butternut Creek Festival at Meeks Park is a juried show of 60-65 of the finest artists and crafters in the North Georgia Mountain area, held in the month of July. Live musical groups both days, with selected food booths. Hours are 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM both days. For more information contact 706-835-1948.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Christmas in July, Downtown Blue Ridge
Ride and visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus who will be vacationing in Blue Ridge. A summer tradition that will excite the child in all of us. Reservations suggested. Call for more information 800-934-1898.
Georgia Mountain Fair, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee
This annual award winning fair features arts and crafts, regional food, Pioneer Village with living exhibits, country, bluegrass and gospel music by nationally known performers. There will be a parade with antique cars, clowns and more. Be sure not to miss the carnival rides. Twelve exciting days, held during the month of July. For more information, call 706-896-4191.
Hiawassee Festival of the Arts, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee
The 4th Annual Juried Fine Arts Show is sponsored by the Mountain Arts Association. The festival is held in August and will include over 90 artists, live jazz, children's pavilion and food booths. For more information or artist's applications, call 706-896-9739 or 706-896-1091.
Pickin' in the Park
Casual jam sessions for acoustic musicians are held under the trees and pavilions along the Toccoa River at Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park every Thursday evening from 6:00 PM until dusk, beginning the week of Memorial Day through the end of September.
Morganton Music Park
Live country and bluegrass music and dancing Friday and Saturday nights 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Morganton.
Oktoberfest, Helen, GA
The South's longest lasting Oktoberfest with live entertainment, great German and Austrian food and drink. Enjoy a nice ride from Blue Ridge. For more information, call the Helen Chamber of Commerce, 706-878-2181.
Southern Tree Plantation, 4.7 miles south of Blairsville
Southern Tree Plantation is a working farm with fun activities for large or small gatherings, including weekend dinners with live music, hayrides, pumpkin picking and a petting zoo in the fall. Fridays 12 PM-6 PM, Saturdays 10 AM-6 PM, Sundays 12 PM-6 PM. For more information and directions, call 706-745-0601.
Swan Drive-In, Old Highway 76 in Blue Ridge
One of four drive-in theaters in Georgia still in operation, the Swan Drive-In is open year round with first run movies. For more information, call 888-469-1955.
Wildlife Art Festival, Blue Ridge City Park
This annual festival is held during September, and showcases the works of the finest wildlife artists in the Southeast. More than 75 artists displaying original works including sculpture, painting and woodworking. Hours are from 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM.
Young Harris College, Young Harris
The college offers concerts, art exhibits and theatre throughout the year. In addition, the Rollins Planetarium has a calendar of special seasonal events. Call 706-379-3111 for more information.

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