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  • Blairsville Spring Arts, Crafts & Music Festival - POSTPONED

    The Spring Arts, Crafts & Music Festival is an annual event held Memorial Day Weekend in Downtown Blairsville.  This year's event promises to be the best yet.  Taking place the weekend of May 23 & 24, this two day event features a parade at 10am on the 23rd, demonstrations, crafts unique to the region and of course, music.  

    If you'd like to be a vendor at this festival or any other, please contact us at manager@visitdowntownblairsville.com.

    Memorial Day Parade - CANCELED

    Each Memorial Day weekend, at 10 am, Downtown Blairsville salutes those who have served our country by enjoying a community parade. 706-745-6341.


    Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games - CANCELED

    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 enjoying 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, Boat Parade, & Fireworks - July 4

    A day filled with celebrations for our County!

    *On Sunday, July 4th, 2021 at dusk the skies over Meeks Park will light up in an explosion of lights and color at dusk.

    Butternut Creek Festival - July 17-18

    July 17 & 18, 2021: 10 am-5 pm

    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. FREE Admission. FREE Parking! Come join the fun!


    Georgia Mountain Moonshine Festival - July 29 - 31

    Enjoy three fun-filled days of hot classic cars, trucks, bikes, and rat rods along with a swap meet, live music, real moonshine still in the works, mountain crafts, and so much more!   


    Georgia Mountain Fair - August 13 - 21

    Look forward to the 68th annual Georgia Mountain Fair, held at the historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds this summer! Thousands of visitors from across the region have experienced the excitement and nostalgia that the event has to offer. With first class musical performances, arts & crafts, fun carnival rides, unique attractions and a glimpse into North Georgia’s rich history and culture, the Fair provides something for every member of the family.


    Mountain Music Day Festival - Contact Vogel Directly

    Mountain Heritage Festival - September 4 & 5

    September 4,5 9 am-5 pm

    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. FREE Admission. FREE Parking!


    Taste of the Mountains in Blairsville - September 5

    September 5, 2021 4 pm-7 pm

    Food lovers of all ages are invited to the First Annual Taste of the Mountains in Blairsville on November 6 from 4 pm-7 pm at the Union County Farmers Market. Take a taste from the area’s variety of restaurants and sample locally produced wine, beer & spirits. This family friendly event features live music, cooking demonstrations, and some good old fashioned Southern Charm.  


    BEAR Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race - September 21

    September 21, 2021, 8:00am 

    Teams will be exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes, trails and beautiful woods surrounding Blairsville, Georgia during this 8 hour race. The race begins in Meeks Park.  


    Indian Summer Festival - October 3 & 4

    October 3 & 4, 2021, 9 am-5 pm

    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, and Much More! 


    Run Above the Clouds - October 3

    October 3, 2021, 9:00 am

    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

    2nd & 3rd weekends in October 9 am-5 pm

    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.


    Fall Festival at Vogel State Park - Dates Not Yet Available

    Dates Not Yet Available  2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Celebrate autumn's arrival with a cakewalk, hayrides, and food during the day and a campfire, dancing, and storytelling at night.


    Hometown Halloween on the Square - October 31

    October 31, 6 pm-8 pm

    Bring the kids and join the fun!  Each October, Downtown Blairsville hosts a spectacular trick-or-treat event complete with candy, costumes, and contests!


    Mistletoe Market - November 20,21

    November 20, 2021 9 am-4 pm
    November 21, 2021 11 am-4 pm

    Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season by attending this annual event the 3rd weekend in November, which is sure to delight. Homemade soups, sandwiches, and goodies are available while you browse the arts and crafts items on display. FREE Admission. FREE Parking!


    Tour of Trees - December 1-31

    December 1-31,  9 am-5 pm

    Beautifully decorated trees and wreaths are displayed throughout the Union County Community Center. Great for family photos!

    Holiday on the Square & Christmas Parade - December 4

    December 4, Parade at 4 pm

    The first Saturday in December signals the gathering of residents and visitors to Downtown Blairsville for our annual Christmas Parade and holiday activities. Christmas concerts are also performed throughout the month at the Historic Courthouse.


    Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop - December 3 & 4

    December 3 & December 4, 2020 (10am - 7pm on December 3th, and 10am - 4pm on December 5th)

    Union County Civic Center

    Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop features over 50 home-based business vendors for your shopping convenience.  This is a perfect place to find many unique gifts for the holiday season!

    Kris Kringle Mountain Market - December 4

    Saturday, December 4, 2021 10 am-3 pm

    Enjoy over 75 vendors, handcrafted items by local artisans, produce, plants, baked goods and more!  Kids can visit with Santa and ride the Christmas Train. Free Entertainment.


    Holly Jolly Christmas and Breakfast with Santa - December 4

    Saturday, December 4, 2021 9 am-11 am

    Mark your calendar to join us for breakfast with Santa, children’s activities, the Mayor's Train, & musical performances at the Union County Community Center.

    15th Annual Vogel State Park Tree Lighting - December 11

    Saturday, December 11, 2020 4 pm-7 pm

    Kids will love the caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, bonfire, hot chocolate and cider.  The evening culminates with the lighting of a blue spruce.


    Cruise-In on the Square

    During the months of May-October from 4 pm to 7 pm, plan to cruise downtown Blairsville on the third Saturday of the month.  Cruise-Ins are also held on the first Saturday from 3 pm to 7 pm at the Union County Farmers Market.  Hosted by the Blairsville Cruisers, these events are fun for all!


    Friday Night Concert Series

    Each Friday at 7 pm, May-October

    Residents and visitors alike enjoy the sounds of old time music from the historic courthouse in downtown Blairsville.  We look forward to having you!   


    Union County Farmers Market

    Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings from June - October, be sure to stop by the Union County Farmers Market off of Hwy 515 next to Home Depot for local grown produce and handmade crafts.