Posted on 3/31/2023

APRIL EVENTS 2023

Spring is in the air, and we’re excited for a month of fun spring activities in events all around Blue Ridge and North Georgia! Get ready for Easter egg hunts, spring markets, garden tours, the Blue Ridge Trout and Outdoor Adventures Festival, and lots of live music!

Live Music at Chateau Meichtry
April 1st – April 30th
Location: Chateau Meichtry

Photo Courtesy of Chateau Meichtry

Come sip on wine by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at Chateau Meichtry. This beautiful winery located in Talking Rock, GA has both outdoor & indoor seating options, so you can enjoy the atmosphere of the winery no matter the weather. On Saturdays & Sundays you can sip on your favorite glass of wine while you enjoy live music from local artists from 1:30pm – 5:30pm. And there’s food trucks on the weekends as well!
April 1st: Travis Bowlin
April 2nd: Doug Easterly
April 8th: George & CW Ausman
April 9th: Surrender Hill
April 15th: Brett Cantrell
April 16th: Loose Shoes Band
April 22nd: Jadie Lee & Gabe Meyers
April 23rd: Gene Ponder
April 29th: RiverSong
April 30th: Rowdy Yates

Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards
April 1st – April 30th
Location: Cartecay Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Cartecay Vineyards

Sip on delicious wine surrounded by the North Georgia Mountains at Cartecay Vineyards! Enjoy live music select Saturdays & Sundays from 1:30pm – 5:30pm. Listen to the music of local artists while enjoying your wine outside either on the Chimney Patio or the Tasting Barn’s covered porch. Live music, good wine, and beautiful mountain scenery; it doesn’t get much better than that!
April 1st: Harold Crowder
April 2nd: Tim O’Donovan
April 8th: Gregg Erwin
April 15th: 5K Wine Run
April 15th: Connor Priest
April 16th: Lindsay Beth Harper
April 22nd: The Georgia Back Porch Band
April 23rd: Jorge Valenzuela
April 29th: Trevor Startt
April 30th: Andrea Guess

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops
April 1st – April 29th
Location: Misty Mountain Hops

Photo Courtesy of Misty Mountain Hops

Misty Mountain Hops is a music-centric restaurant and pub so it’s only fitting that they bring in live music. Stop on by Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm – 9pm for great food and great live music from local artists!
April 1st: Paul Constantine
April 7th: Frankie Sparks
April 8th: David Cheatham
April 15th: Steve Vaclavik
April 21st: Gregg Erwin
April 22nd: Mason Parker
April 28th: David Welch
April 29th: Canon Tyler

Live Music at Tooney’s
April 1st – April 29th
Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

Photo Courtesy of Tooney’s Music Venue

Come on out for live music at Tooney’s HUGE music venue select Friday and Saturday nights and enjoy the best live music McCaysville has to offer! Check their website often for live music updates. And every Thursday night get ready to take to the stage with open mic night!
April 1st: Black Stone Cherry
April 14th: 49 Winchester with Drayton Farley
April 21st: Whey Jennings
April 29th: The Dirty South Band, Nolan Tyler with Full Band, Robert Jon & The Wreck

Live Music at Paradise Hills
April 1st – April 29th
Location: Paradise Hills

Photo Courtesy of Paradise Hills

Visit the winery at the beautiful Paradise Hills hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The tasting room offers Paradise Hills wine, a selection of craft beers, hard cider, and wine slushies as well as cheese and charcuterie boards, tapas, and shared platters. You can enjoy your drinks and snacks as you listen to local artists perform Fridays 4pm – 8pm & Saturdays from 1pm – 5pm.
April 1st: Rusted Melody
April 8th: Trailer Hippies
April 15th: Bob Keel
April 22nd: Chris Carpenter
April 29th: Hill Roberts

Kool Breeze Band featuring Jim Richter- Live Music is Better
April 1st
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Community Theater

This hometown band featuring Jim Richter plays a variety of music from R&B, jazz, rock, swing, and blues. You’ll be on your feet dancing in no time! Don’t miss this night of music at Blue Ridge Community Theater for their Live Music is Better series! The band will take the stage at 7:30 pm on April 1st and tickets are $37.50 for this awesome show!

Live Music at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery
April 1st – April 30th
Location: Bear Claw Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Bear Claw Vineyards

For award winning wine, live music, and food truck Bear Claw Vineyards is the place for you! Join them every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for live music and food trucks. Kids and dogs are welcome too!
April 1st: The Shetlands
April 2nd: Gregg Erwin
April 7th: Rose Brown
April 8th: Hunter Flanagan
April 9th: Brooksie Wells
April 14th: Russ Still
April 15th: Travis Bowlin
April 16th: Gavin Powell
April 21st: David Welch & The Shetlands
April 22nd: Aspen Lee & Rob Grater
April 23rd: Hunter Flannigan
April 28th: Zachary Alexander
April 29th: Travis Bowlin
April 30th: Rose Brown

Live Music and Food at Fannin Brewing Company
April 1st – April 22nd
Location: Fannin Brewing Company

Photo Courtesy of Fannin Brewing Company

There’s always fun to be had at Fannin Brewing Company in Downtown Blue Ridge! On weekends they have live music, food trucks, beer, and lots of fun! Grab a beer, some eats, and enjoy the show!
April 1st: Cousins Maine Lobster
April 8th: Gopher Broke and Lobster Dogs
April 15th: Sean Bulow
April 22nd: David Flowers and The Shack Ellijay

Line Dancing Class
April 3rd – April 24th
Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

Photo Courtesy of Tooney’s Music Venue

Have you ever wanted to learn how to line dance? Well now’s your chance! Tooney’s now offers free, weekly line dancing classes Monday nights! The class is open to people of all ages and dance experience! Doors open at 6pm and classes start at 7pm. Come on down and show us what you can do!

Nana’s Naughty Knickers
April 6th – April 23rd
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Community Theater

Come on out to Blue Ridge Community Theater’s hilarious production of Nana’s Naughty Knickers! When Bridget goes to live with her Nana in New York over the summer she gets more than she bargained for. Nana is selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the area from an illegal boutique she runs in her apartment. Watch the excitement unfold on the Blue Ridge Community Theater stage Thursdays-Sundays April 6th – April 23rd. Shows are Thursdays- Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets!

Movie in the Park
April 6th
Location: Blue Ridge City Park

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge City Park

Bring the whole family out for a movie in the park! This month’s movie is Superpets! Bring your chairs and blankets for a night of fun. The movie starts at 8pm and there will be food trucks in the park as well.

Guided Hikes with the Benton McKaye Trail Association
April 7th – April 24th
Location: Cherry Log, GA

Photo Courtesy of Benton McKaye Trail Association

Explore the beauty of North Georgia on a guided hiking tour with the Benton McKaye Trail Association. They offer 2 – 4 hikes a month varying in difficulty from easy, leisurely hikes to moderately difficult hikes.
April 7th: Flat Creek Loop
April 10th: BMT GA Hwy 60 – Wallalah – Licklog-Rhodes Saddle and return
April 11th: Project Chimps Trails
April 12th: Craddock Center to Weaver Creek
April 21st: BMT Hudson Gap
April 24th: Picken’s Nose Overlook on the AT

Art Classes and Workshops
April 8th – April 29th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association offers classes year-round for artists looking to expand their skill set. This month you can learn to express yourself through painting, ceramics, and more! And check out more upcoming art classes at https://www.blueridgearts.net/adult-classes.html
April 8th: Animal and Ceramic Sculpture
April 22 and 23rd: Back to Basics with Micah Goguen
April 29th: Painting a Floral Bouquet in Watercolor

Easter Egg Hunt at the Groovy Zoo
April 8th
Location: The Zoo Groovy Yard Art

Photo Courtesy of The Groovy Zoo Yard Art

Come to the fun and unique Groovy Zoo in McCaysville, GA that’s covered in metal, plastic, and wooden zoo animals. And this year they’ll be having their first ever Easter Egg Hunt! There will be over 2500 eggs to find, all with prizes! And the best find is one of the golden eggs!

28th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
April 8th
Location: St. Luke’s Church

Join St. Luke’s in Blue Ridge for their 28th Annual Egg Hunt! The fun kicks off at 1pm with children of all ages welcome! Afterwards, prizes will be awarded to those who find the prize eggs and refreshments will be served.

Easter Egg Hunt
April 9th
Location: The Ridges Resort

Photo Courtesy of The Ridges Resort

You can’t have Easter without an Easter egg hunt! Bring the kids out to The Ridges Resort Sunday afternoon from 2pm – 3pm for a good old fashioned Easter Egg hunt! The Easter Bunny will also be there to take pictures with the kiddos!

Easter Brunch
April 9th
Location: The Tavern at Old Toccoa Farm

Photo Courtesy of Old Toccoa Farm

Celebrate with the family and enjoy a delicious Easter buffet at The Tavern at Old Toccoa Farm from 10am – 4pm on Easter morning. There will be a carving station, omelet action station, a dessert station, and so many other delicious dishes to try! There will even be live music from Mountain Gypsy Music from 12pm – 3pm. Price is $45 per person or $20 for children 12 & under. Reservations are required.

2nd Thursdays Stateline Stroll
April 13th
Location: Riverwalk Shops

Photo Courtesy of Riverwalk Walk

Get moving the second Thursday of every month with the Stateline Stroll! Walk, jog, or run around the block and cross the state line on this casual stroll. Start whenever and end whenever; and when you’re finished enjoy a drink at Burra Burra or Twisted Tomato and listen to some live music at Tooney’s!

Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens
April 13th – April 27th
Location: Hamilton Gardens

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Head to the beautiful Hamilton Gardens in Hiawassee GA Thursday nights this month for their Acoustic Sunsets Concert Series. The event takes place every Thursday night now through May 11th from 6pm – 9pm and will include craft vendors, food trucks, and live music. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets and come on out for an evening of fun!

Women on the Water Retreat
April 14th – April 16th
Location: Noontootla Creek Farms

Photo Courtesy of Noontootla Creek Farms

Calling all lady fisherman! This weekend retreat is for you! Join in the fun at Noontootla Creek Farms for their first ever Women on the Water Retreat. This is an inclusive 3 day and 2 night retreat where you will learn the art of fly fishing. Only 8 spots available so sign up now!

Georgia Mountain Story Telling Festival
April 14th – April 15th
Location: The Ridges Resort

Photo Courtesy of Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival

Come on out to the Ridges Resort in Hiawassee and discover the art of storytelling! This two day festival will feature lots of storytelling, workshops, quilt making, and much more! Tickets are $20 for one day or $35 for two.

The Rhododendron Festival
April 14th – April 30th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Head over to Hiawassee for 5 weekends filled with spring fun at The Rhododendron Festival at their beautiful Hamilton Gardens. Not only will you have the chance to tour the lovely gardens at full bloom but you will also have the chance to enjoy live music, food and craft vendors, a plant sale, daily seminars, and much more! Admission to the gardens is $5 and the event takes place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from April 14th – May 14th.

Clint Black
April 15th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Country music star, Clint Black will be performing at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on April 15th at 7pm! Known for his hits “A Better Man,” “Killin’ Time,” “When My Ship Comes In,” and “A Good Run of Bad Luck” Clint has a slew of #1 hits and has sold over 20 million records! So snag your tickets for what’s sure to be a stellar night of country music. Tickets are $55+ handling. Purchase your tickets here: https://www.freshtix.com/events/clint-black-hiawassee

Cartecay Wine Run 5k
April 15th
Location: Cartecay Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Cartecay Vineyards

Race through the beautiful hills of Cartecay Vineyards at this wonderful new event! Walk or run this course and admire the mountains as you go; then after enjoy some live music, arts & crafts, food trucks, and lots of wine!

4th Annual Low Country Boil & Oyster Roast
April 15th
Location: Meeks Park


Come on out for 4th Annual Low Country Boil & Oyster Roast at Meeks Park in Blairsville! There will fresh seafood and oysters from Darien, GA as well as live music from Colton James, a silent auction, raffles, and lots of fun! It’s $25 a ticket and the event goes from 2pm – 6pm rain or shine!!

Chimps Rock
April 15th – April 16th
Location: Project Chimps

Photo Courtesy of Project Chimps

Come see the chimps and take a guided tour of the Project Chimps sanctuary. Kids can also paint rocks with sweet messages for the chimps. For $10 children will receive an 45 – 60 minute guided tour, a rock to paint, a chance to see chimps close up at one of the viewing windows, and one adult ticket included.

Spring Arts & Crafts Sale of Blue Ridge
April 15th – April 23rd
Location: Fannin County Schools Agriculture Facility

Come on out to the Fannin County Schools Agriculture Facility April 15th & 16th or April 22nd & 23rd to shop for wonderful crafts made by local artisans! Entry is free and so is parking!

Spring Outdoor Market

April 15th

Location: Upper Parking Lot above Blairsville Downtown Square

Photo Courtesy of Visit Blairsville GA

The 3rd annual Spring Outdoor Market in Downtown Blairsville will have 25+ local artists, music, food, and classic cars from the Cruise In on the Square Car Show. Come out for an afternoon of family fun!

Mile Long Yard Sale
April 21st – April 22nd
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Stock up on home décor, furniture, knick-knacks, and so much more at the Mile Long Yard Sale at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee. Come shop 1 mile worth of treasures! Admission & parking is free!

Leanne Morgan: Just Getting Started Tour
April 21st
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Enjoy a night full of laughter at the Leanne Morgan: Just Getting Started Comedy Show! After 22 years in comedy Leanne has made a name for herself with her very own stand up show, sitcom, and Netflix comedy special. And now she’s touring the country at over 100 venues across the U.S. and we’re lucky The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds is one of her stops!

Bourbon Revival Band- Music for Mutts Benefit Concert
April 22nd
Location: Downtown City Park

Photo Courtesy of Fannin Canine Fund

Bourbon Revival Band will be performing a benefit concert in Downtown City Park to raise funds for Fannin Canine Fund to build a new Animal Control Facility in Fannin County. Kentucky’s #1 Bluegrass Band will be performing from 12pm – 3pm. Admission is free but donations are requested.

Tuesdays with Morrie
April 27th – April 30th
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Community Theater

Come on out to Blue Ridge Community Theater’s production of Tuesdays with Morrie! The show follows the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom and Morrie Schwartz. Mitch is an accomplished journalist and Morrie is his former professor; 16 years after graduation Mitch learns that Morrie is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch goes to visit him and his simple visit turns into a weekly one where they discuss the meaning of life. Follow their story on the Blue Ridge Community Theater stage Thursdays – Sundays April 6th – April 23rd. Shows are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets!

Kickoff Party for Memory Lane Classic Car Show
April 27th
Location: Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens

Photo Courtesy of The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Celebrate the Memory Lane Car Show a day early at the kick off party! Your table of 6 for $200, $75 per couple, or $35 per person while get you into to the coolest event of the season with live music, a meal from Happy Hawg, wine, dancing, and a beautiful view! Sound like fun? Call 706-896-4191 to reserve your table!

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