Events & Festivals

Blairsville Arts, Crafts & Music Festival

May 26 & 27, 2018 10am-5pm

Enjoy visiting over sixty arts & crafts vendors from around the region along with some delicious mountain fair food. There will also be three days of bluegrass, gospel, and country music for your Memorial Day weekend enjoyment!

Memorial Day Parade

May 26, 2018 10:00am

Each Memorial Day weekend, Downtown Blairsville salutes those who have served our country by enjoying a community parade

Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 9 & 10, 2018  9am-5pm

Residents and visitors look forward to the second weekend in June when Blairsville spotlights the heritage of our area. Discover your “clan” and hang out with the locals and visitors enjoyting traditional games, Highland music, dancing and food with a Scottish flair. Watch border collies herd sheep and falcons swoop down on “prey” or check your roots at the Heritage tent. Children can compete in their own Highland games. For the “wee ones”, there’s face painting and train rides. This is one unique festival you just can’t miss!

Fourth of July Celebration

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 Nottely Marina hosts a boat parade at 10:30am and anyone is welcome to participate.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 Vogel State Park has summer fun for the entire family from 8:30am-4pm.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at dusk the skies over Meeks Park will light up in an explosion of lights and color at dusk.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 the Firehouse in Suches puts on a great celebration and spectacular fireworks show at dusk.

Butternut Creek Festival

Celebrate and enjoy the Arts of this Mountain Region! In mid July, exhibitors showcase Fine Arts and Crafts, Woodwork, Oils and Watercolors, Stained and Leaded Glass, Jewelry, and More. Activities also include demonstrations and live entertainment. Come join the fun!

Mountain Music & Arts & Crafts Festival

September 8th 10am-5pm

Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music. Arts and crafts, demonstrations on spinning, blacksmithing and bowl carving and food.

Mountain Heritage Festival

September 1st & 2nd, 2018  9am-5pm

Collections of fine mountain-made products are available at this spectacular event during Labor Day weekend. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the manifestations of the handiwork of local craftsmen and craftswomen.

Indian Summer Festival

October 6 & 7, 2018 9am-5pm

For a truly fantastic experience, plan to attend the Indian Summer Festival the first weekend in October in Suches, Georgia. Activities include a Craft Show, 10K Run, Country Square Dance, Weaponry Demonstration, Auction, Play performed by Elementary Students, & Much More!

Run Above the Clouds

October 6, 2018

The Run Above the Clouds offers 10K and 5K road races over a beautifully scenic,  challenging out-and-back course through the North Georgia mountains. There is also a 1-mile fun run, over a mostly flat course. Proceeds support scholarships for Suches High School graduates and alumni primarily from the Woody Gap School.

Sorghum Festival

October 13, 14 & 20, 21, 2018 9am-5pm

Blairsville’s longest running festival celebrates the ancient art of cooking sweet syrup from Sorghum Cane. Visitors enjoy sorghum syrup making demonstrations in addition to contests such as “Biskit” Eatin’, Pole Climbin’, Log Sawin’, Rock Throwin’, and Horseshoe Throwin’.  Join us the 2nd & 3rd weekends in October.

Christmas Parade

December 1, 2018  4:00pm – 8:00pm
Pictures with Santa at the Historic Courthouse from 4pm-6pm.
Evening Christmas Parade to start at 6pm, tree lighting & caroling following the parade.

Be sure to visit the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce website for all activities, events and festivals:

 Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce