"4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
- USA Today Travel 2014
Site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, Dahlonega offers an authentic, mountain getaway only an hour north of Atlanta. Our guests and locals alike enjoy outstanding arts and gold medal wineries, original architecture and gold history attractions, outdoor adventure and a Golden Bear signature golf course and the University of North Georgia with its signature gold steeple. As a destination hub in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains, Dahlonega plays host to year round weddings, waterfall and wildlife seekers, and world renowned bicycling events.
Experience our live music and theater, local shopping and dining, heritage museums and tours, and seasonal festivals. We invite you to join the fun and unwind along our trails, on our rivers, and in our relaxing lodging accommodations. From the National Forest to the National Registered Downtown Historic District, welcome to award-winning Dahlonega… “It’s Pure Gold”!
Dahlonega's Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, coming to town on April 18-19, 2015, is a celebration of the Southern Appalachian culture.
Weekend festivities include free admission, on-stage performances by well known bluegrass and old-time musicians; a juried Artists Marketplace featuring mountain crafts; jamming on the square; free music workshops/demonstrations; storytelling; an Acoustic Open Mic event; Master Classes for string musicians; a Gospel Jam; an old-time mountain dance; kids activities; and more. Learn more...
Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau | 13 South Park Street | Dahlonega, GA 30533 | (706) 864-3513 or (800) 231-5543