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  • "23rd Best Small City in America"
    - Charles Anderson's In Search of Eden
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849
  • "23rd Best Small City in America"
    - Charles Anderson's In Search of Eden
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Festivals

Festivals are an integral part of Dahlonega's rich heritage and are a superb way to take in the outdoor beauty of the area. From the Dahlonega Trail Fest in March to the Old Fashioned Christmas celebration in December, more than a dozen fun-filled festivals are held throughout the year.

Events Calendar - Festivals

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Friday Mar 27, 2015 - Sunday Mar 29, 2015
The 5th Annual Dahlonega Trail Fest will be held on March 27-29, 2015 to celebrate Dahlonega's designation as an AT Trail Community by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Come celebrate ''Spring on Springer'' in Dahlonega, the southern gateway to the Appalachian Trail. The Trail Fest will include camping for hikers, speakers, films, music, shuttles to Springer Mountain and Amicalola Falls, equipment vendors, and workshops on such topics as safety, camping techniques, and equipment. Fun trail related activities such as a 10k and 5k trail run, information on area hikes, and local tours will be held as well as kid friendly outdoor activities. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Education & Classes
Saturday Mar 28, 2015 - Sunday Mar 29, 2015
The 11th Annual Dahlonega Literary Festival will occur March 28 & 29, 2015 in historic downtown Dahlonega, GA. This yearly celebration of books promises to delight anyone who is a lover of books and reading! Dahlonega Literary Festival authors include Raymond Atkins, Jackie K. Cooper, Delilah S. Dawson, Molly Harper, Kevin Hearne, Ann Hite, Man Martin, Frances Mayes, Cherie Priest, and many more. Illustrator Mark Braught will also share tips on character drawing and illustration. Festival highlights are mini writing and illustration workshops, RSVP lunch with your favorite author, author discussion panels, and an author meet-and-greet. Panel discussions include a variety of topics such as writing fiction, history, humor, suspense, and non-fiction. The Dahlonega Literary Festival, begun in 2004, celebrates books, writers, literacy, storytelling and literary performance art. Festival events will occur in various locations around the historic square of downtown Dahlonega, and all activities are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please visit www.literaryfestival.org for event details, contact information, and driving directions. ... read more
Categories: Community & Fundraisers, Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation
Saturday Mar 28, 2015
3rd Annual Trail Run Benefits the Yahoola Trail Conservancy The Dahlonega Trail Fest is an annual celebration of the beginning of spring and Dahlonega?s designation as an AT Community. The festival is a great family friendly weekend of events at the southern gateway to the Appalachian Trail. The festival is March 27-29, 2015 and one of the weekend?s events is the Potholes & Roots Race on Saturday, March 28, 2015. It has a new name (formerly known Spring on Springer), but this is the 3rd year for the Potholes & Roots Race, which offers 10k and 5k distances. Both races start and finish at Hancock Park in Dahlonega. The 10k leaves Hancock Park over to run a loop around 3.6 miles Lake Zwerner Trail, and then heads back to Hancock Park. The course is road and trail, and more challenging than the 5k distance. Those who don?t want to brave the trails can choose the 5k race which is 100% on the road; because of this it is also friendly to those who want to walk. Hancock Park is located just off Dahlonega's Historic Square at the corner of North Park Street and Warwick Street. It is a spacious green space in the heart of downtown. Things will be in full swing at the festival as participants cross the finish line. You can sit back relax listen to music and have yourself a brew from the beer tent. www.dahlonegatrailfest.org/ Online registration is taking place at http://www.active.com/dahlonega-ga/running/distance-running-races/potholes-and-roots-10k-5k-2015 or participants can pick up an entry form or register at Totally Running locations. 10k: $35 until Feb 16th - $40 until Mar 23rd - $45 through race day 5K: $25 until Feb 16th - $30 until mar 23rd - $35 through race day A t-shirt is guaranteed to all who register by March 20, 2015. Awards will be presented to Overall Male/Female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ? 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Age Group ? 1st Overall Masters. There will be early packet pickup Friday March 27th from 11am-7pm at Totally Running and Walking, 28 North Grove Street, Dahlonega, GA, and the race will take place rain or shine! Event Schedule Packet Pick up - Friday, March 27th from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm at Totally Running and Walking, 28 North Grove Street, Dahlonega, Ga or race day starting at 7:00 am 10k start at 8:00 am 5k starts at 8:15 am ... read more
Categories: Community & Fundraisers, Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation
Friday Apr 17, 2015
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Categories: Community & Fundraisers, Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation
Saturday Apr 18, 2015 - Sunday Apr 19, 2015
The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival is an incredible weekend of music and art held Saturday and Sunday of the third weekend of April in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Old time and blue grass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega, Georgia. Jamming goes on day and night around the square while other local, regional, and national musicians take the stage all day Saturday and Sunday. A juried artist's marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Extensive music workshops, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a two-day program of storytelling, a street dance, a live auction, a heritage center demonstrating mountain traditions, and of course, food, complete the offerings, making Bear on the Square the perfect outing for the whole family. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Live Music
Saturday Jun 6, 2015
(Dahlonega, GA) Starting June 6th and continuing every Saturday and Sunday for the month of June, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery will present the GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY FESTIVAL at the Lumpkin County vineyard. Dahlonega's Original Wine Festival returns for the 14th Year in 2015 with FREE General Admission. A Wine Garden featuring guest Georgia Wineries from around the state will be presented for a fee inside the festival. Past Participating Georgia Wineries during the month include, Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, The Cottage Vineyards and Winery, Currahee VIneyards, The Georgia Winery, Mercier Orchards-Hard Pressed Cider, Three Sisters Vineyards and more. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Live Music, Wine Events
Sunday Jun 7, 2015
(Dahlonega, GA) Starting June 6th and continuing every Saturday and Sunday for the month of June, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery will present the GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY FESTIVAL at the Lumpkin County vineyard. Dahlonega's Original Wine Festival returns for the 14th Year in 2015 with FREE General Admission. A Wine Garden featuring guest Georgia Wineries from around the state will be presented for a fee inside the festival. Past Participating Georgia Wineries during the month include, Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, The Cottage Vineyards and Winery, Currahee VIneyards, The Georgia Winery, Mercier Orchards-Hard Pressed Cider, Three Sisters Vineyards and more. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Live Music, Wine Events
Saturday Jun 13, 2015
(Dahlonega, GA) Starting June 6th and continuing every Saturday and Sunday for the month of June, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery will present the GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY FESTIVAL at the Lumpkin County vineyard. Dahlonega's Original Wine Festival returns for the 14th Year in 2015 with FREE General Admission. A Wine Garden featuring guest Georgia Wineries from around the state will be presented for a fee inside the festival. Past Participating Georgia Wineries during the month include, Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, The Cottage Vineyards and Winery, Currahee VIneyards, The Georgia Winery, Mercier Orchards-Hard Pressed Cider, Three Sisters Vineyards and more. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Live Music, Wine Events
Sunday Jun 14, 2015
(Dahlonega, GA) Starting June 6th and continuing every Saturday and Sunday for the month of June, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery will present the GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY FESTIVAL at the Lumpkin County vineyard. Dahlonega's Original Wine Festival returns for the 14th Year in 2015 with FREE General Admission. A Wine Garden featuring guest Georgia Wineries from around the state will be presented for a fee inside the festival. Past Participating Georgia Wineries during the month include, Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, The Cottage Vineyards and Winery, Currahee VIneyards, The Georgia Winery, Mercier Orchards-Hard Pressed Cider, Three Sisters Vineyards and more. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Live Music, Wine Events
Saturday Jun 20, 2015
(Dahlonega, GA) Starting June 6th and continuing every Saturday and Sunday for the month of June, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery will present the GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY FESTIVAL at the Lumpkin County vineyard. Dahlonega's Original Wine Festival returns for the 14th Year in 2015 with FREE General Admission. A Wine Garden featuring guest Georgia Wineries from around the state will be presented for a fee inside the festival. Past Participating Georgia Wineries during the month include, Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, The Cottage Vineyards and Winery, Currahee VIneyards, The Georgia Winery, Mercier Orchards-Hard Pressed Cider, Three Sisters Vineyards and more. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Live Music, Wine Events
Sunday Jun 21, 2015
(Dahlonega, GA) Starting June 6th and continuing every Saturday and Sunday for the month of June, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery will present the GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY FESTIVAL at the Lumpkin County vineyard. Dahlonega's Original Wine Festival returns for the 14th Year in 2015 with FREE General Admission. A Wine Garden featuring guest Georgia Wineries from around the state will be presented for a fee inside the festival. Past Participating Georgia Wineries during the month include, Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, The Cottage Vineyards and Winery, Currahee VIneyards, The Georgia Winery, Mercier Orchards-Hard Pressed Cider, Three Sisters Vineyards and more. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Live Music, Wine Events
Saturday Jun 27, 2015
(Dahlonega, GA) Starting June 6th and continuing every Saturday and Sunday for the month of June, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery will present the GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY FESTIVAL at the Lumpkin County vineyard. Dahlonega's Original Wine Festival returns for the 14th Year in 2015 with FREE General Admission. A Wine Garden featuring guest Georgia Wineries from around the state will be presented for a fee inside the festival. Past Participating Georgia Wineries during the month include, Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, The Cottage Vineyards and Winery, Currahee VIneyards, The Georgia Winery, Mercier Orchards-Hard Pressed Cider, Three Sisters Vineyards and more. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Live Music, Wine Events
Sunday Jun 28, 2015
(Dahlonega, GA) Starting June 6th and continuing every Saturday and Sunday for the month of June, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery will present the GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY FESTIVAL at the Lumpkin County vineyard. Dahlonega's Original Wine Festival returns for the 14th Year in 2015 with FREE General Admission. A Wine Garden featuring guest Georgia Wineries from around the state will be presented for a fee inside the festival. Past Participating Georgia Wineries during the month include, Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, The Cottage Vineyards and Winery, Currahee VIneyards, The Georgia Winery, Mercier Orchards-Hard Pressed Cider, Three Sisters Vineyards and more. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Live Music, Wine Events
Saturday Sep 5, 2015
Grape Stomping Festival - Customer Appreciation Day! September 5th - Celebrating over 2 years, we will be raising our glasses for this great milestone, the amazing support, of our customers and fun times to come. Join in the ''Old World'' grape stomping tradition and other fun activities. Fees: No COVER Time: 12 - 6:00 pm ... read more
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