Blue Ridge Events & Festivals

There are so many fun and exciting events and festivals happening in Blue Ridge Georgia all year-round. From art festivals to adventure races and community holiday BBQ's you won't want to miss out! Plan your next trip to Blue Ridge around one of these local favorites today, there is always something going on in Blue Ridge!



Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off

February 16, 2019 - See the largest Ice Sculpture display in the Southeast at this year's Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off! Get your $10 Tasting Card and enjoy tasting and voting on the People's Choice, with Live Music, amazing chili, and entertainment for all. Find out More >>

Bringin' the Blues to Blue Ridge - Mardi Gras Celebration

February 23, 2019 - Celebrate Mardi Gras Blue Ridge style and enjoy an evening of live jazz music, dancing, festive costumes and more! Entry fee includes appetizers, dinner, dessert and cash bar. **All proceeds go to Find out More >>


St. Patty's Day Parade

March 16, 2019 - 6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Blue Ridge. Dress festive and walk the parade with hour float, and crazy costume attire with the more green the better. Parade will go on rain or shine and right near the playground for added entertainment for the kids. Starts at 11am on East and West Main street downtown. Find out More >>

Wine Highway Week

Saturday March 23, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019 -  Travelers will receive a collectors’ glass and Passport, giving admission to ALL participating wineries at no additional charge. This is a great way to enjoy award wining wines, while exploring the gorgeous views and rolling hills of the Georgia Mountains wine country. Find out More >>

Bigfoot Expedition Lecture Series

Every Other Saturday Now - March 30, 2019 -  Bigfoot and UFO enthusiasts from all over the globe converge at The Sasquatch Museum in Blue Ridge for 2 hours of lectures, sketches and invesitgative information and updates. Find out More >>


Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race

Eighty coed teams of three will hike, mountain bike, run and kayak in the Chattahoochee National Forest this April. The adventure race begins at a secret location in the Chattahoochee National Forest and ends in Downtown Blue Ridge City Park, with live music, food .and the finish line. Call for more info or visit Adventure Race Blue Ridge, GA

Blue Ridge Mountains: Parade of Homes

April 6, 2019 to April 7, 2019 -  Inaugural celebration of beautiful crafted homes by highly talented builders. This is an event you don't want to miss! Find out More >>


Annual Arts in the Park Festival

This is at Memorial Day Weekend every year. This event is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm come rain or shine, admission just $5 and children are admitted free. This is the perfect way to start off the summer. Fine arts, crafts, artist demonstrations, crafts for the kids, mountain music and great food.
Phone: (706) 632-2144
Location: Downtown Blue Ridge

Pickin' in the Park

May thru September 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 pm to dusk beginning May 26 through the end of September. Free admission to musicians of all levels and listeners who appreciate good mountain music. Bring your picnic supper and enjoy the music down by the river.
Phone: (706) 632-7696
Location: Henry Horseshoe Bend Park


Blue Ridge Mountains Wine & Jazz Festival

Saturday June 22, 2019 -  Join us for a celebration of local wine, hot jazz and inspiring art. Relax in the beautiful setting of Merciers Orchard on the hill while enjoying amazing local faire and a diverse selection of fine wine while listening to the sounds of jazz ring through the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Location: Merciers Orchard
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Old Timers Day

Saturday Closest to July 4th The Blue Ridge Business Association is sponsoring the Older Timers Day celebration and parade in Downtown Blue Ridge, GA. There will be local crafts, good eats, ice cream and entertainment to enjoy this July 4th.
Location: Downtown Blue Ridge

Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks

On or near July 4th Live music and food beginning at 4 pm. Food provided by the Masonic Lodge. Incredible fireworks over Lake Blue Ridge at dark so bring the entire family and friends to celebrate the Independence Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Location: Lake Blue Ridge Marina

Miners Homecoming

July 4th Weekend Every Fourth of July weekend the Miners homecoming takes place in Ducktown, TN. At dark thirty on a chosen night around July 4th, an old-fashioned Independence Day fireworks display will be shot from Tater Hill in downtown McCaysville-Copperhill.
Location: Downtown McCaysville


Smokey Bear's Birthday

Good ole storytelling, face painting, puppet show and game for the children. Plus the children will be to see Smokey the Bear (you know..only you can prevent forest fires).
Location: Ocoee Whitewater Center

Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club Rodeo

A real western rodeo is coming to the North Georgia Mountains. The Blue Ridge Kiwanis are bringing the rodeo to town with traditional bull riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, bareback, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and special events. Great food and good times for all ages.
Phone: (706) 632-3400


Labor Day BBQ

The annual downtown Blue Ridge Barbeque starts at 11 am and keeps on going until the food runs out, so make sure that you stop by early! Great BBQ food and local entertainment.
Phone: (706) 455-3818
Location: Downtown Blue Ridge

Blues & BBQ Festival

Join local and regional cookers for the sound of blues, BBQ and brews at this year's  Blues & Brews Festival! Event is $5.00 for adults and children 12 and under are FREE! Hosted September 15, 2018 from 12pm-9pm. Checkout the great lineup and schedule.

Family Fishing Festival

Learn how to tie flies, improve your cast by taking in some casting demonstrations, enjoy some educational exhibits and then catch plenty of trout at Rock Creek near the hatchery. The fish hatchery raises over 1 million rainbow trout to stock the local North Georgia Mountain streams, creeks, and rivers.
Phone: (706) 838-4723
Location: Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery


Fall Arts in the Park

Oct 13-14, 2018 - The fall edition of our Arts in the Park series! Find out more >>

Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show

Oct 20-28, 2018 - 2 weekends this Fall. Find your holiday gifts early at this annual event! Find out more >>

Scenic Railway Harvest Festival

Oct 28, 2018 - Family-friendly event with live music, entertainment, snacks and more! Find out more >>