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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.

Feb02

Take the Plunge!

Categories // Outdoor Adventures

Take the Plunge!

What better time to focus on affairs of the heart than right around Valentines Day? In this case we’re talking literal hearts, and efforts to keep them beating, which is a cause that’s been adopted by the Leadership Lumpkin Class of 2016. Inspired by efforts of local fire departments, EMTs and rescue squads, an expressed need was made clear that if those services could acquire one or several “LUCAS Devices” more lives could likely be saved now and in the future.

Dec31

Goodbye 2015! Hello 2016!

Written by // Kristyn Iodice Categories // Misc

Goodbye 2015! Hello 2016!

The year 2015 was filled with spectacular events and festivals, memorable moments, and new accomplishments for the City of Dahlonega and Lumpkin County! As we welcome in the new year, here is a look back at 25 of our favorite moments from 2015! 

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