Posted on 4/1/2024


There’s nothing quite like spring in the mountains! And there’s so much in store for you this spring in Blue Ridge! From flower festivals & garden tours, to spring markets, the Blue Trout & Outdoor Adventures Festival, and live music across North Georgia; you’ll find no shortage of fun in these mountains! Check out our April Events Calendar below:

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops
April 1st-April 27th
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 by select Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm for great food and great live music from local artists!
April 1st: Open Mic Night
April 5th: Gregg Erwin
April 6th: Levi Ransom
April 12th: Ray LaBean
April 13th: David Welch
April 19th: Gabe Myers
April 20th: Shannon Dillinger York’s Musical Adventure
April 26th: Dawn N Nash
April 27th: Brent Michael Key

2nd Quarter Artist in Residence: Jason Clemmons
April 1st-April 27th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Arts Association

Come on out to the Art Center to admire local photographer, Jason Clemmon’s beautiful photographs of the North Georgia countryside on display in the gallery through April 27th.

Line Dancing Class
April 1st-April 29th
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!

Guided Hikes with the Benton McKaye Trail Association
April 3rd-April 19th
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 3rd: Trails of Jack Rabbit.
April 5th: Quartz Loop and BMT to Thunder Rock.
April 7th: Upper Springer Mountain Loop.
April 10th: Tobacco Pouch Trail to Buice Falls to Fall Creek Falls and return on Fall Creek Trail.
April 12th: Flat Creek Loop. DOG-FRIENDLY HIKE.
April 14th: BMT Hwy 60 to Suspension Bridge and return.
April 17th: Brasstown Bald in and out 4-mile moderate hike on the Wagon Train Trail.
April 19th: BMT-Hudson Gap, out and back. DOG-FRIENDLY HIKE.

Live Music at Grumpy Old Men Brewing
April 4th- April 27th
Location: Grumpy Old Men Brewing

Photo Courtesy of Grumpy Old Men Brewing

Stop by Grumpy Old Men Brewery Thursdays to sing along to your favorite songs for karaoke night! And drop by select Fridays & Saturdays from 3pm-6pm for great drinks, great music, and a great time. With indoor and outdoor seating available you can even bring your dog to join in the fun! Enjoy delicious fare from the ever-changing food trucks, while you listen to some fantastic local artists! And on Monday nights come on out for SINGO and Thursday nights is Karaoke!
April 4th: Karaoke
April 6th: Get Skewers Food Truck
April 11th: Karaoke
April 12th: Dr. Paul
April 13th: Orange Walls & Salty Dawgs Food Truck
April 18th: Karaoke
April 19th: Trailer Hippies
April 25th: Karaoke
April 26th: Travis Bowlin
April 27th: Harold Crowder & Salty Dawgs Food Truck

Live Music Fridays at Crane Creek Vineyards
April 5th-April 27th
Location: Crane Creek Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Crane Creek Vineyards

Come out for live music Friday nights at the Farmhouse Market at Crane Creek Vineyards. The vineyards will be open late Friday nights, with extended hours until 8pm. Grab a glass of wine, a charcuterie board, and a seat and enjoy!
April 5th: Stone House Soup & Acoustics
April 6th: Austin Coleman & Ryan Taylor Price
April 12th: Stone House Soup & Acoustics
April 13th: Mountain Gypsy Music & Jane Kramer
April 19th: Stone House Soup & Acoustics
April 20th: Sarah Tucker & Holden Le Dinh
April 26th: Stone House Soup & Acoustics
April 27th: Zach Gruczkowski

Live Music at Tooney’s
April 5th-April 27th
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 5th: The Ides of June
April 6th: Ashley Brooks Band
April 12th: Tim Montana w/ Special Guest Sam Dona
April 19th: Derek Jones & The 50 South
April 20th: Britt Nix & The Four Roses
April 27th: 2024 Trout Trot 5K & The Guns N Roses Tribute Experience

Live Music at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery
April 5th-April 28th
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. The live music schedule for each weekend is shared on their website each Thursday so be sure to check back!
April 5th: Ryan LittleEagle
April 6th: The Shetlands
April 7th: Hunter Flanagan
April 12th: Aspen Lee
April 13th: Travis Bowlin
April 14th: Gregg Erwin
April 19th: David Welch
April 20th: Hunter Flanagan
April 21st: The Shetlands
April 26th: Rob Grater
April 27th: Travis Bowlin
April 28th: Alyce & Marco

Artisan Pottery Expo
April 5th-April 30th
Location: The Art Center

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Arts Association

Come on out to the Art Center April 5th-May 18th and admire the beautiful designs of two- and three-dimensional clay artists. The pottery works will be on display in the Richard Low Evans Gallery with an opening reception Friday April 5th from 5pm-7pm.

Annual Writer’s Conference
April 5th-April 6th
Location: Art Center

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Arts Association

Calling all aspiring writers to the 27th Annual Blue Ridge Writing Conference hosted by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. This wonderful event will include workshop panel with a selection of speakers who will cover topics such as book sales, self-publishing, and more.

Sugar Creek Raceway
April 6th-April 27th
Location: Sugar Creek Raceway

Photo Courtesy of Sugar Creek Raceway

Catch zooming cars at Sugar Creek Raceway in Blue Ridge, Georgia all summer long! Don’t miss a second of the action at this amazing off-road racetrack! Gates open at 5pm and hot laps start at 7pm.
April 6th: 2024 Edition of “The Rising Of The Creek” American All-Star Series
April 27th: Limited Late Models Return for Their Season Opener

Live Music at Paradise Hills
April 6th-April 27th
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 select Fridays 4pm – 8pm & Saturdays from 1pm – 5pm.
April 6th: Troy Underwood
April 13th: Dr. Paul
April 20th: Gerry Herndon
April 27th: Trailer Hippies

Live Music at Blue Coyote
April 6th-April 27th
Location: The Blue Coyote

Photo Courtesy of Blue Coyote

Stop by Blue Coyote Saturdays from 8pm-11:30pm for great live music! As always enjoy some great food while you listen in. And karaoke is every Tuesday from 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Be on the lookout on their website for more live music updates!
April 6th: Gregg Erwin and 200 Proof
April 13th: Breaking Point Band
April 20th: Marty Manous
April 27th: The Varden

Live Music at Grapes & Ladders Vineyard
April 6th-April 28th
Location: Grapes & Ladders Vineyard

Have a glass of wine at one of North Georgia’s newest wineries- Grapes and Ladders Vineyard! This charming family owned and operated vineyard is nestled in the rolling hills of Ellijay and open on weekends to families and visitors. On weekends you can enjoy live music from great local artists while you sip on delicious North Georgia wine.
April 6th: Ryan LittleEagle
April 7th: Rose Brown
April 13th: Billy Wilkie
April 14th: Adrian Stover
April 20th: David Ellis
April 21st: Gabe Myers
April 27th: Rusted Melody
April 28th: Claire Yardis

Live Music at Chateau Meichtry
April 6th-April 28th
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 6th: The Orange Walls & The Off Road Food Truck
April 7th: Halem Albright & The Eggroll Boy
April 13th: Drew Ashworth & The Fry Baby Food Truck
April 14th: Surrender Hill & The Der Wurst Meister Food Truck
April 20th: Jay Memory & The Get Skewers Food Truck
April 21st: CJ Prather & The Get Skewers Food Truck
April 27th: Kristen Tinsley & The Off Road Food Truck
April 28th: Joy Hice & The Smokehouse Food Truck

Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards
April 7th-April 28th
Location: Cartecay Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Cartecay Vineyards

Sip on delicious wine surrounded by the North Georgia Mountains! 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 7th: Nick Stuard
April 13th: Jon Kinsey
April 14th: Drew Ashworth
April 20th: Jorge Valenzuela
April 21st: Chad Bowmar
April 27th: Tim O’Donovan
April 28th: Lindsay Beth Harper

Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park
April 11th-April 28th
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Community Theater

Get ready to laugh away at Blue Ridge Community Theater’s hilarious show Barefoot in the Park! Newlyweds Paul and Corie have just returned from their honeymoon their small and dreary New York City apartment when Paul’s kooky mother arrives. They try to set her up with their crazy upstairs neighbor and trouble ensues. Follow along on their crazy adventure and see what’s in store for this newly wed couple. Shows are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. The show runs April 11th-April 28th. Please call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets.

The Rhododendron Festival
April 12th-April 30th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Head over to Hiawassee for a month 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, delicious food, art demonstrations, a plant sale, daily seminars, and much more! Admission to the gardens is $6 and the event takes place daily from April 12th-May 12th.

Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival
April 12th-April 13th
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.

Spring in the Mountains Marketplace
April 13th
Location: Union County Schools Agriscience Center

Photo Courtesy of A Cup of Kindness

Find new goodies for the season at Blairsville’s Spring in the Mountains Marketplace! There will be homemade goods from local crafters like jewlery, clothing, candles, home décor and so much more. Shop small April 13th from 9am-3pm in the Union County Schools Agriscience Center.

Chimps Rock
April 13th-April 14th
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.

Art Classes and Workshops
April 14th-April 28th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountains 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 stained glass, sculpting, drawing and more! And check out more upcoming art classes at
April 14th: Pinch Pot Portraits
April 20th: Learn to Draw Flowers Stress-Free
April 20th: Humor Writing Workshop
April 21st: April Showers Bring May Flowers-Stained Glass
April 27th: Animal or Mythical Creature Sculpture
April 28th: April Showers Bring May Flowers-Stained Glass

Spring Yard Sale
April 19th-April 20th
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 Spring Yard Sale at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee. Come shop for hundreds of treasures! Admission & parking is free!

Tipsy Canvas
April 19th
Location: Paradise Hills

Photo Courtesy of Paradise Hills

Enjoy a fun paint class and a glass of wine at Paradise Hill’s Tipsy Canvas class. This private class will include all your supplies and a free glass of wine. Then leave with your new masterpiece! Tickets are $45 a person.

Blazin’ 5K and Kid’s Fun Run
April 20th
Location: Mayors Park in Young Harris

Photo Courtesy of Young Harris College

Raise money to support the Young Harris College track program with a 5k race through campus. The course begins near Mayor’s Park and then will weave through the Young Harris College grounds onto it’s cross country trails to end at Sharp Memorial Church. Have any little runners in your life? Then sign them up for the Blazin’ 5K and Kid’s Fun Run! Kids run free!

Spring Outdoor Market
April 20th
Location: Upper Parking Lot above Blairsville Downtown Square

Photo Courtesy of Visit Downtown Blairsville

The 4th 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!

4th Annual S.T.E.A.M. Festival
April 20th
Location: Downtown Blue Ridge Park

Photo Courtesy of Fannin County High School

Come on out to Downtown Blue Ridge Park to support the Fannin County School System! The event will include singing & drama performances, artwork, face painting, games, food trucks and more! Admission is FREE!

Big Frog Trail Run
April 20th
Location: Ocoee Whitewater Center

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Goat Adventures

Go on an exciting trail run through the Ocoee Whitewater Center on either the 13.1 mile course or the 7 mile course. This is a unique opportunity that runners and outdoor enthusiasts alike will love! Register today!

Dustin Lynch
April 20th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Dustin Lynch is bringing his Killed the Cowboy Tour to North Georgia! You know Lynch from his hits like “Thinking ‘Bout You (feat MacKenzie Porter)” “Stars like Confetti,” “Party Mode,” and “Cowboys and Angels” and you’ll get to hear them all live at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 20th! Tickets are $45+ handling.

Enchanted Spring Fling
April 21st
Location: Downtown Young Harris

Photo Courtesy of City of Young Harris

Ring in spring with a fun spring fling celebration in Downtown Young Harris! On Sunday, April 21st from 1pm-4pm there will be art vendors, food trucks, live music, plant sales, and more in store Downtown! You won’t want to miss it!

Concerts at Eller Holler
April 25th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Head to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, GA Thursday nights for the Concerts at Eller Holler Series. The event takes place every Thursday night April 25th through May 23rd from 6pm-9pm and will include food trucks, crafters and live music. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets and come on out for an evening of fun!

Memory Lane Classic Car Show
April 26th-April 27th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

If you are a car lover this event is for you! At the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds there will be cool cars, live music, arts & crafts, food trucks, a Swap Meet, auction, raffle, and so much more! Entry to this great event is $10 a person and children 12 & under are free!

Trout Trot 5K
April 27th
Location: Riverwalk Shops

Photo Courtesy of Riverwalk Run Series

Run 3.1 miles through 2 states! The 5K takes place in the beautiful twin cities of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN. Food, drinks, and music will be ready for your enjoyment before and after the race. Come on out and get ready to RACE!

Blue Ridge Trout and Outdoor Adventures Festival
April 27th
Location: Downtown City Park

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Trout and Outdoor Adventures Festival

The Blue Ridge Trout and Outdoor Adventures Festival is back for the 7th year in a row and bigger than ever! Learn all about fly fishing from dozens of local guides. There will even be outdoor activities to try out like a climbing wall, a mountain bike course, axe throwing, gem mining, and NEW for this year a tagged fishing tournament! After your adventures shop for beautiful outdoor art made by local artists and have some food & drink in the beer garden. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun!

38 Special
April 27th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Southern Rock legends 38 Special are coming to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on April 27th at 7pm! You know them from their hits like “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” and “Fantasy Girl”. Don’t miss out on this awesome concert and come early to enjoy the Memory Lane Classic Car Show! Tickets will be $47 + handling.

Winery Comedy Night
April 27th
Location: Paradise Hills, Cabins-Spa-Winery

Photo Courtesy of Paradise Hills

Get ready for a night of laughs at the Winery Comedy Night! Live professional stand-up comics will make you laugh all night long! Grab a glass of wine or a beer and let the laughter flow! Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 8pm!