Festivals & Events

Aug24

Two-Wheeled Action Coming to Dahlonega in September

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Festivals & Events

Two-Wheeled Action Coming to Dahlonega in September

Get your bicycle ready because Dahlonega temperatures have cooled and University of North Georgia students are back – two sure signs that September and early autumn is nearly upon us. September in Dahlonega means that the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bicycle Ride -- one of the premier bicycle rides in the Southeast, maybe even in the nation – is right around the corner.

Jun29

11 Reasons Why You Cannot Miss Dahlonega’s 4th of July Celebration!

Categories // Festivals & Events

11 Reasons Why You Cannot Miss Dahlonega’s 4th of July Celebration!

Looking to shake up your yearly tradition for the 4th of July? Well, we are too. Dahlonega’s 4th of July Celebration is known for providing family-friendly afternoons of patriotic fun, but we decided that we wanted to help families create even bigger, more exciting memories. This year, Dahlonega’s 4th of July Celebration will be a full day of laughter, live music, good eats, patriotism, and adventures – plus spectacular fireworks, of course. We could have easily made a list of 50 reasons why you should spend the 4th of July with us. We tried for a top 10, but we could only manage to narrow it down to 11 of the best of the best for you.

May10

Fun for the Family -- Movies Under the Stars

Written by // Kristyn Iodice Categories // Festivals & Events

Fun for the Family -- Movies Under the Stars

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? This summer, Dahlonega is inviting families and friends to the 6th Annual Movies Under The Stars series, presented by Chestatee Regional Hospital.

Apr13

Humans of Dahlonega … Bear on the Square Founder, Glenda Pender

Written by // Adair Kucera Categories // Festivals & Events

Humans of Dahlonega … Bear on the Square Founder, Glenda Pender

Back in 1996, a bear came waltzing through the Historic Public Square in downtown Dahlonega with her two cubs. Everyone on the square dropped their responsibilities to come and see. The cooks at Crimson Moon dropped their spoons from making a boiling pot of soup. The massage therapists left their patients on the tables. All to come and see this family of bears. One of the cubs climbed up the now-famous tree in front of Brad Walker's pottery studio, and we eventually had people come out and move the three bears to safety away from the town. This was the biggest ordeal Dahlonega had seen in a while!

Apr05

20 Reasons to Attend the 20th Annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

Written by // Kristyn Iodice Categories // Festivals & Events

20 Reasons to Attend the 20th Annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

Come join us in Downtown Dahlonega for the 20th annual celebration of Southern Appalachian music, art and folklore at Bear on the Square Mountain Festival on April 16-17. This lively festival, spawned from the local legend of a bear cub that took refuge in the sycamore tree in front of Brad Walker’s Pottery, is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. There is no other festival quite like Bear on the Square, and we hope these 20 reasons to attend will show you why.

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