The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association has provided a unique art experience through our Arts in the Park festival series in the Downtown City Park of Blue Ridge, GA. Make your plans now to spend Memorial Day Weekend and the Second Weekend in October enjoying art and nature in our North Georgia Mountain Art Town of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the Arts in the Park festival series draws in excess of 20,000 attendees annually and a wide array of artists and food vendors. With over 170+ artists, exhibitors, and vendors booths, our visitors enjoy a variety of fine arts and fine crafts, demonstrations, food, and much more during the Arts in the Park festivals.
The Blue Ridge Adventure Race Weekend is in May! All teams start in downtown Blue Ridge with a Friday start for the 24 Hour teams and a Saturday start for the 8 Hour Teams. All teams finishing Saturday Evening are invited for a special event including food, drink and a live band. Spectator maps for guests will be available at race headquarters all day in the Downtown Park.
Downtown Blue Ridge sets the stage as a fantastic back drop and venue location for a perfect early fall event. The leaves start to change with cooler days and crisp evenings that invite outdoor activities! The sounds of Blues music and the sweet smell of BBQ from local and regional cookers will fill the air as families and groups of friends enjoy this unique setting and event.
Our local Kiwanis rodeo has traditionally been one of the top small town rodeos throughout the southeast. The event draws approximately 2500 people per night. The annual Kiwanis Rodeo is ALWAYS held on the third FULL weekend of August and is open on both Friday and Saturday nights (rain or shine!).
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and the Art Center's mission is to provide opportunities in the realm of art for the individual and the community. We are devoted to bringing new exhibits, new events, quality arts education and new programs to our community through arts and culture. We endeavor to provide a haven for artists to flourish.
The focus of the Blue Ridge Mountains Wine & Jazz Festival is for the North Georgia Mountains to be recognized as “A Cultural Tourism Destination”, to feature regional wines being produced locally, provide financial support and opportunities for area students of Jazz music, and awareness to the community as to the importance of this legendary American music style
Come visit the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association to buy some great local art and crafts from Thanksgiving to Christmas. This will make great holiday gifts as you share some Blue Ridge mountain culture with your friends and family.
Live music and food beginning at 4 pm. Food provided by the Masonic Lodge. Incredible fireworks over Lake Blue Ridge at dark so bring the entire family and friends to celebrate the Independence Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Come enjoy the Christmas festival in downtown Blue Ridge. There will be music, refreshments, holiday caroling and all-day activities. Then Santa will arrive after the lighting of the Christmas tree. This great traditional event is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association.
Casual jam sessions for acoustic musicians are held under the trees and pavilions along the Toccoa River. Pickin’ in the Park at Horseshoe Bend Park is every Thursday, 6:00 PM to dusk, May through September. Free Admission. Wheelchair accessible. Bring the family and a blanket or chair! .
A two and one half mile round trip ride by railroad motor car traveling through the Iron Bridge over the beautiful Toccoa River, then returning over the bridge to the Historic Mineral Bluff Depot. Model railroad display, food vendors and more.
Bring the kids to ride the holiday train and see Santa, Mrs. Santa and the elves. The children will enjoy listening to the Christmas stories and sing carols as they the scenic mountain train ride in the North Georgia Mountains