Posted on 2/4/2023


It may be cold but February has lots of fun ways to stay warm! Let some “spirits” and chili warm you up at the Fire & Ice Chili Cookoff & Craft Beer Festival or have a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration Downtown with your love! Celebrate Mercier Orchards 80th Anniversary or live it up like they do in New Orleans for a day with a Mardi Gras celebration at Tipping Point Brewing Co. There’s lots in store for you and your family to experience this month in Blue Ridge!

Upcoming Events

1st Quarter Artist in Residence: Peyton Daughtry

February 1st – February 28th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

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Come on out to the Art Center to admire Peyton Daughtry’s vibrant & robotic artwork in a variety of media from now until March 31st.

Georgia Clay Council

February 1st – February 24th  

Location: Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

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Learn all about the art of clay as the Arts Center presents a new exhibit from the Georgia Clay Council from now until February 24th. You’ll find a wide variety of styles and techniques on display, reshaping the bounds of the clay and pottery medium.

Guided Hikes with the Benton McKaye Trail Association

February 1st – February 28th

Location: Cherry Log, GA

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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.

February 1stAmadahy Trail
February 10thMiller Trek At Brasstown Valley Resort
February 14thUnicoi State Park to Helen and return
February 17thTalking Rock
February 20thBMT Section 14a from TN 68 to Coker Creek Bridge
February 22ndBMT: Watson Gap to Jack’s River Trail intersection to Hemptop to Dally Gap and return
February 27thWildcat Tract from Monument Road and Tobacco Pouch Trail
February 28thQuartz Loop

Thursday Fun Runs at the Riverwalk

February 2nd – February 23rd

Location: Riverwalk Shops

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Partake in a fun run every Thursday night at 5:30pm! You’ll leave from the Burra Burra, and the 3.1 mile run will take you by the Toccoa river and through town. You’ll get to run through 2 states and cross the famous steel bridge! After the run stay for drinks at the Burra Burra overlooking the Toccoa River. Don’t walk, RUN to this great event!

Live Music at Grumpy Old Men Brewing

February 2nd – February 27th

Location: Grumpy Old Men Brewing

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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 a delicious hotdog from Jeff’s Hotdog’s while you listen to some fantastic local artists! And on Monday nights come on out for SINGO and Thursday nights is Karaoke!

February 2ndKaraoke Thursday
February 3rdZach Day
February 6thSINGO
February 9thKaraoke Thursday
February 11thDavid Cheatham
February 13thSINGO
February 14thTaco Tuesday
February 16thKaraoke Thursday
February 17thDoctor Paul
February 18thDavid Welch
February 20thSINGO
February 23rdKaraoke Thursday
February 24thSurrender Hill
February 27thSINGO

The Addams Family
February 3rd – February 5th
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

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Follow the beloved kooky, gothic family on their next adventure in Addams Family the Musical! Sunny D’s Children’s Theater will be putting it on at Blue Ridge Community Theater Fridays – Sundays January 20th – Febuary 5th. Shows are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm or Sundays at 2pm. Call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets!

Live Music at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery

February 3rd – February 12th

Location: Bear Claw Vineyards

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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!

Live Music at Angry Hops Brewing

February 3rd – February 18th

Location: Angry Hops Brewing

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Come on select Fridays & Saturdays for good beer, live music, and a great time at Angry Hops Brewing! Angry Hops offers both traditional brews and new takes on the popular styles like IPAs, Stouts, and Sours. Be sure to check them out on weekends!

February 3rdCousins Maine Lobster Truck
February 17thDer Wurst Meister Food Truck
February 18thWoolybooger and Heidi Holton

Casino Night at the Masquerade

February 3rd
Location: Chateau Meichtry

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Get your game on at Chateau Meichtry Casino Night! Your $20 ticket ($25 at the door) will include a glass of wine, snacks and $1,000 of play money with your ticket. You may also purchase more play money to play additional games like cards, raffles, liar’s dice and more! Casino attire & masquerade masks are encouraged!

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops

February 3rd – February 26th
Location: Misty Mountain Hops

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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!

February 3rdSteve Vaclavik
February 4thMason Parker
February 10thAndrew Golden
February 11thLevi Ransom
February 17thGreg Erwin
February 18thRob Grater
February 26thSingo and Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards

February 4th – February 25th
Location: Cartecay Vineyards

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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!

February 4thRick Stone
February 5thSurrender Hill
February 11thGregg Erwin
February 12thJohnny Summers
February 18thRustedMelody
February 19thBritt Nix
February 25thBrett Cantrell

Oil Painting Class

February 4th – February 25th

Location: 4 Elements Fine Art

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Learn how to paint a beautiful oil landscape painting with 4 Elements Fine Art! Oil painting lessons are available February 4th from 2pm – 4:30pm, February 25th from 2pm – 4:30pm. Classes are $130 per person and include professional art supplies, a charcuterie board, wine, your instructional class with George Charriez, and your own art to take home. Make your reservation here:

Songs & Stories

February 4th

Location: The Craddock Center

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This wonderful annual performance at the Craddock Center in Cherry Log, GA will include musicians and storytellers who share the best of Appalachia’s unique culture and traditions in honor of Helen Lewis. Admission is free but donations are welcome and will go towards the purchase of new books.

Live Music at Chateau Meichtry

February 4th – February 26th

Location: Chateau Meichtry

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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!

February 4thBrett Cantrell
February 11thLeah Belle Faser
February 12thSurrender Hill
February 17thWestern Night with Surrender Hill and Friends
February 18thCotter Hill
February 19thGary Wilder
February 25thSurrender Hill
February 26thBarefoot Boone

Line Dancing Class

February 6th – February 20th

Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

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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!

Live Music at Tooney’s

February 10th – February 11th

Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

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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!

February 10thThe Dirty South Band
February 11thWhiskey Stills & Mash

Valentine’s Day Partner Pour

February 11th

Location: 4 Elements Fine Art

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Come create a masterpiece with your love in this fun Valentine’s Day Partner Pour Class at 4 Elements Fine Art! You and your partner will create a special painting together on one canvas and learn how to do pour painting from artist, Tamie Beth. Price is $335 per couple and includes a buffet catered by The Dogwood, wine from 34th Degree Wine Merchant, all materials, and you may take home any left over materials for more painting at home! Purchase tickets here:

Couples Crush – Valentine’s Day

February 11th

Location: Paradise Hills

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Celebrate love Valentine’s Day weekend at Paradise Hills! It’ll be an evening of fun and romance with a kissing booth, couple games, live music, and plenty of wine! Admission is $15 a person and the fun goes on from 6pm – 9pm.

Annual Sweethearts Arts & Crafts Show

February 11th – February 12th

Location: Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

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Shop wonderful arts & crafts V-day weekend from great local artists at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa. Admission is free and the event goes from 10am – 5pm Saturday and 10am – 3pm Sunday.

Diane Durrett – Live Music is Better

February 11th

Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

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Catch the soulful music of Diane Durrett live and in person at Blue Ridge Community Theater for their Live Music is Better series! Diane will take the stage at 7:30pm on February 11th and tickets are $35 for this awesome show!

Superbowl Party
February 12th
Location: The Waterfront Bar

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Come on out to watch the big game at the Waterfront Bar in Copperhill, TN! There will be special menu items available, free snacks, giveaways, and amazing Carla Concoctions inspired by the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles. The fun starts at 1pm and goes until the game is over!

Valentine’s Day Buffet

February 14th

Location: Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

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Enjoy a delicious Valentine’s Day Buffet cozy in front of the fireplace. Some of your dining options include oysters, peel & eat shrimp, five cheese ravioli, butter braised chicken, roasted tenderloin of beef, and many more options. Seating is available from 5pm – 6pm. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Winery Comedy Tour

February 17th

Location: Paradise Hills, Cabins-Spa-Winery

Photo Courtesy of Paradise Hills

Get ready for a night of laughs at the Winery Comedy Tour! 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 7pm and the show starts at 8pm!

Valentine’s Ride at Trackrock Stables

February 18th – February 19th
Location: Trackrock Stables

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12th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cookoff & Craft Beer Festival

February 19th
Location: Downtown City Park

Enjoy a romantic trail ride at Trackrock Stables in Blairsville the weekend following Valentine’s Day! You’ll get a 90 minute trail ride through the beautiful countryside, a complimentary professional photo of your experience, and a break during your ride for s’mores & hot cocoa by the fire. Price is $150 for 2 and $75 for each additional rider. Make your reservation at or by calling 706-745-5252.

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Business Association

Have all kinds of winter fun at the 12th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cookoff & Craft Beer Festival! There will be ice sculptures, live music,and plenty of chili and craft beers! You can try the chilis yourself by becoming a taster and check out the ice sculpting process fro