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  • "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "Smithsonian's 20 Best Small Towns to Visit"
    - Smithsonian Magazine 2016
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "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
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849
  • "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "Smithsonian's 20 Best Small Towns to Visit"
    - Smithsonian Magazine 2016
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "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
  • "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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Saturday Mar 25, 2017 - Sunday Mar 26, 2017
Over 35 authors, including many national and Southern literary award winners and New York Times best sellers, will be part of the 13th annual Dahlonega Literary Festival, March 25-26, in downtown Dahlonega. The festival is open to the public and admissioin is free unless noted. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Education & Classes
Saturday Apr 22, 2017 - Sunday Apr 23, 2017
The 21st annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will take place in Dahlonega, on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017. Pre-festival events, including the beginning of jamming on the square and the Live and Silent Country Auction will occur on Friday, April 21, 2017, with two full days of activities on Saturday and Sunday. Bear on the Square, held in and around Dahlonega's Historic Public Square, is an authentic Appalachian Festival featuring bluegrass and old-time music, a juried Artists Market Place featuring traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, free music workshops and demonstrations, dance team performances, an old-time mountain dance, an open mic event, and more. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Education & Classes, Live Music
Saturday May 20, 2017 - Sunday May 21, 2017
Chestatee Artists present the Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival, May 20 and 21, 2017 in historic downtown Dahlonega. Visitors will be treated to outstanding musical jazz groups in Hancock Park during the two day event. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view and purchase high quality arts and crafts, which will be around the Dahlonega square. Wine lovers can purchase tickets to taste fine local and regional wines in our Wine Garden. A commemorative wine glass is included with the wine tasting. Wine can also be purchased by the glass and by the bottle. ... read more
Categories: Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Live Music, Wine Events
Tuesday Jul 4, 2017
Looking for the perfect location to celebrate 4th of July with your family and friends? Pack up your lawn chairs and blankets and head on up to Dahlonega, only an hour's drive north of Atlanta, for a full day of exciting activities and events that the entire family will enjoy! ... read more
Categories: Community & Fundraisers, Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation
Saturday Sep 23, 2017 - Sunday Sep 24, 2017
During the last weekend of September, two days of two-wheeled action will take center stage in Dahlonega, Georgia for Six Gap Century weekend. Hundreds of competitive adult and youth cyclists are expected to compete in over 10 races on Saturday, September 23 for the 6th Annual Six Gap Criterium. The following day, over 2,500 cyclists are expected to make the annual uphill pilgrimage in three non-competitive rides for the Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty. The Six Gap Criterium provides a one-kilometer, closed circuit for bicycle racers in the heart of downtown Dahlonega, a great spectator-friendly event to watch the cyclists pass multiple times at top speeds of 40 miles per hour. The start/finish line will be located on West Main Street across from the famous Historic Holly Theatre. Coming on September 24, 2017 and taking place in Georgia's Premier Cycling Venue, the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty boasts many of the same roads and mountain climbs as the elite Tour de Georgia. Come ride the Ride of the Pros! The Six Gap Century?s ultra challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains. Test your stamina with more than 11,200 feet of vertical climbing over the 104 mile course. Elevations for the six gaps in this ride range from 1,400 feet to 3,460 feet. The toughest climb, Hogpen Gap, will test even the strongest riders, averaging a 7% grade for seven miles, with sections as steep as 15%. 100 miles. 11,200 vertical feet. 2,500 friends. ... read more
Categories: Chamber of Commerce, Community & Fundraisers, Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation
Tuesday Oct 31, 2017
Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega Ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and more will be wandering the streets of Downtown Dahlonega on October 31, 2017 at Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega. This event, brought to the community by the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and downtown merchants, provides a safe environment for parents to bring children trick or treating during daylight hours. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 31 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, rain or shine. Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega is intended for children ages 12 and under and appropriate costumes are appreciated! For safety reasons, the roads will be closed and re-routed during the event. Costume Contest at the Dahlonega Gold Museum at 6:00 PM Registration: 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM Age groups for costumes with 1st, 2nd, 3rd & most original awards Trunk-or-Treat presented by UNG Office of Residence Life 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM In parking lot 16 adjacent to Chestatee Street Please help Dahlonega keep this family fun tradition! Donate candy at the Visitors Center, Bank of the Ozarks, North Georgia Hair Cutters, and United Community Bank. (Donated candy will be distributed to the downtown merchants) Park near the Square or the University and walk between the three events! For more information, please contact the Visitors Center at 706-864-3711. ... read more
Categories: Chamber of Commerce, Community & Fundraisers, Festivals, Arts, Culture & Recreation
Friday Nov 24, 2017 - Saturday Dec 23, 2017
Dahlonega's Old Fashioned Christmas is a month-long celebration held from November 24 through December 23, 2017, set in motion with the Lighting of the Square. A real home-town parade officially bringing Santa to town occurs the first Saturday in December. Plenty of other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year's with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling and live theater Christmas events. For more information, please contact the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Visitors Center at (706) 864-3711. For a full schedule of events, please visit www.DahlonegaChristmas.com THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS! ... read more
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