Posted on 6/27/2022


Summer is the season for live music, outdoor events, and family fun vacations! July in Blue Ridge will provide all that and more! And at the start of the month enjoy festivals all over North Georgia celebrating America’s birthday. See what’s in store for July 2022 when you Escape to Blue Ridge:

Annual Miner’s Homecoming Celebration 2022

July 1st – July 2nd

Location: Ducktown Basin Museum Hoist House

Photo Courtesy of the Ducktown Basin Museum

Ducktown, TN has a full weekend of family fun activities at the 47th Annual Miner’s Homecoming Celebration! On Friday night you can expect live gospel music and kids’ activities. And on Saturday enjoy a pancake breakfast, a patriotic parade, a soup bean dinner, a beauty pageant, a fun rubber duck race, and a firework show that night. Come on out for all the fun!

Wild West Show & Rodeo on the River

July 1st – July 2nd

Location: On the River at the old baseball field on West Tennessee Avenue in Copperhill, TN

Photo Courtesy of the Great American Rodeo Company

Ready for a rodeo!? Come on out for Copperhill’s 1st Annual Wild West Show & Rodeo! There will be lots of fun rodeo events and food vendors at this awesome event! Tickets are $15 per person and children 8 & under are free. 

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops

July 1st – July 30th 

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!

July 1st: Ryan LittleEagle 
July 2nd: Adrian Stover 
July 8th:  Jenu Six 
July 9th: David Welch 
July 15th: Rachel Forehand 
July 16th: Daisy Chain 
July 22nd: Catfish Hill Roberts
July 29th: Mook & Mimi
July 30th: Spencer Scott Smith 

Live Music at Tooney’s 

July 1st – July 30th 

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!

July 1stRob Leines (Full Band Show) with Taylor Cromer 
July 2ndRebekah Todd (Full Band Show) with Kaleb Garrett
July 30th : Velvet Willow 

Live Music at Paradise Hills

July 1st – July 30th 

Location: Paradise Hills, Cabins-Spa-Farm Winery

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.

July 1stHarry Lester
July 2ndScott Stambough
July  3rdGnarly Fingers Band (Independence Day Concert $15 ticket)
July 8thRyan Little Eagle
July 9thTrailer Hippies
July 15thSam Burchfield
July 16thChris Carpenter
July 22ndStephan Busie Band
July 23rdDr. Paul
July 29thHill Roberts  
July 30thEmma Gullo

Live Music at The Dogwood

July 1st – 30th 

Location: The Dogwood

Photo Courtesy of The Dogwood

Relax on the beautiful patio, under 100-year-old trees at The Dogwood in Downtown Blue Ridge! With delicious cocktails, an amazing limited menu, and live music from local artists on Fridays & Saturdays starting at 5pm, you’ll love your time at The Dogwood!

July 1stRoscoe’s Roadshow
July 9thDaisy Chain
July 15thSurrender Hill
July 22ndRobbie Litt
July 30thMattie Croxton

Live Music at Lake Blue Ridge Marina

July 1st – July 29th 

Location: Boat Dock Bar & Grill at Lake Blue Ridge Marina 

Photo Courtesy of Lake Blue Ridge Marina

Relax on the shores of Lake Blue Ridge from the Boat Dock Bar & Grill at Lake Blue Ridge Marina. There you’ll have a beautiful view of the lake, delicious entrees and cocktails, and live music on the weekends! Live music is 6pm – 9pm on select Fridays. You’ll feel relaxed and renewed in no time!

July 1st: Danny Rhea
July 4th: Our Way Band 
July 15th: Travis Bowlin 
July 22nd: David Welch 
July 29th: Danny Rhea

Live Music at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery

July 1st – July 31st 

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!

Atlanta Braves World Championship Trophy Tour 

July 2nd 

Location: Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Mountain Scenic Railway

Celebrate the Atlanta Braves world championship win by taking photos with the Braves World Series Trophy at the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway! It will be on display from 5pm – 8pm. Get your tickets for the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway special fireworks special train ride now to see the McCaysville firework show after taking your photo with the Braves trophy. 

Firework Special – Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

July 2nd 

Location: Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is offering a Firework Special train. The train will depart from Blue Ridge at 7pm and make its way to the twin cities of Copperhill, TN and McCaysville, GA for a fireworks display. Sit outside the train and watch the beautiful fireworks light up the night sky. After the show hop back on the train and return to Blue Ridge by 11pm. You won’t want to miss out on this special train event.

Copper Basin Fireworks

July 2nd 

Location: Downtown McCaysville & Copperhill

Food, fun, and fireworks await you at the Copper Basin Fireworks show. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and the whole family to join in the fun! The fireworks start at promptly 9:30pm and go till around 10:30pm. You can see the fireworks from anywhere downtown. Come on out for a special night to celebrate America’s birthday!

4th of July at the Ridges

July 2nd – July 3rd

Location: The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge 

Photo Courtesy of the Ridges

The Ridges Resort on the shore of Lake Chatuge in beautiful Hiawassee is hosting free patriotic family  events all weekend long! On Saturday kids can partake in a Patriotic Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest from 11:30am – 1pm then a movie night at 8pm for a family themed patriotic movie with free popcorn. On Sunday there will be a cardboard boat building contest for the kiddos at 11:30am and fireworks over the lake that night! Need dinner before the big show? The Ridges Resort is also hosting a 4th of July Lakeside Cookout at the lakeside pavilion with an all you can eat buffet for $27.95 per person, reservations needed! Kids and adults will have a great weekend by the lake!

4th of July Lake Chatuge Boat Parade 

July 2nd 

Location: Lake Chatuge; Starting Point – Sunset Bay Cove (Behind Young Harris Watersports)

Photo Courtesy of Lake Chatuge Chamber & Community

Come out for the 4th of July Lake Chatuge Boat Parade in Hiawassee! Interested in participating? All boats line up in the Sunset Bay Cove for the parade beginning at 10:30am and all boats must be pre-registered by 9am, July 1st to be considered for prizes. The boats will parade past the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds where the judges will be positioned. Come on by and find a good spot to watch the patriotic boats go by! 

Lake Nottely Boat Parade 

July 2nd 

Location: Nottely Marina 

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Highlander

Head on over to the Lake Nottely Marina in Blairsville for their annual Independence Day Boat Parade. Have a boat? Join in the lineup starting at 10:30am. There’s no charge to enter your boat and you may decorate it however you’d like! Then at 11:30am the boats will pass by and all can enjoy in the beautiful parade! 

Live Music at the Waterfront Bar

July 2nd 

Location: The Waterfront Bar

Photo Courtesy of the Waterfront Bar

Don’t miss all the patriotic fun in McCaysville on Saturday! And at the Waterfront Bar in Copperhill, TN they will have live music from Shannon York on stage at the Tiki Bar! Drop by from 6:30pm – 9:30pm for some great music!

Live Music at Grumpy Old Men Brewing 

July 2nd – July 29th 

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 a delicious hotdog from Jeff’s Hotdog’s while you listen to some fantastic local artists!

July 2ndRobbie Litt
July 8thTravis Bowlin 
July 22ndScott Clayton
July 29thSurrender Hill

Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards 

July 2nd – July 31st 

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!

July 2ndAndrew Golden 
July 3rdTravis Bowlin
July 4thRusted Melody 
July 9thBrett Cantrell
July 10thGabe & Jadie
July 16thTim O’Donovan 
July 17thAndrea Guess
July 23rdHush Money
June 24thGregg Erwin
June 30thAndrew Katter
June 31stDennis John 

Live Music at Bin 322 Wine & Tapas Bar

July 2nd – July 30th 

Location: Bin 322 Wine & Tapas Bar

Photo Courtesy of Bin 322

Where else can you find regional wines from all over the world, tapas and other delicious international platters, and live music!? At Bin 322 Wine & Tapas Bar! Drop by Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm – 9pm to enjoy live music from local artists and choose from their great wine selection. And on Monday nights from 6pm – 8pm join in on SINGO, music style bingo! There’s always fun to be had at Bin 322!

July 2ndLoose Shoes Duo 
July 9thRobbie and Ruth Litt 
July 16thRay Labean 
July 23rdTrailer Hippies 
July 30thPaul Arrado 

Copperhill Brewery Live Music & Events

July 2nd – July 30th 

Location: Copperhill Brewery 

Photo Courtesy of Copperhill Brewery

There’s always something happening at Copperhill Brewery! Thursday nights from 6pm – 8pm are Triva and Singo nights. And Monday nights Copperhill Brewery in Ducktown hosts a cornhole tournament, registration starts at 5pm and game starts at 6pm. And hang out on July 2nd to watch the Copper Basin fireworks, have a flight, take a brewery tour, and listen to live music. 

July 2ndThe Varden (2pm-4pm) & Chas Crawford (4pm-7pm)
July 7thTrivia/Singo w/ Danny Rhea 
July 11thCornhole Tourney – (Ducktown location) 
July 14th: Trivia/Singo w/ Danny Rhea 
July 18thCornhole Tourney – (Ducktown location
July 21st: Trivia/Singo w/ Danny Rhea 
July 25thCornhole Tourny – (Ducktown location
July 28thTrivia/Singo w/ Danny Rhea 

Downtown Market Blue Ridge 

July 2nd – July 30th 

Location: 400 West Main Street 

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Downtown Market

Enjoy this wonderful market every Saturday from 9am – 1pm now till November (weather permitting) right in the heart of Downtown Blue Ridge! There will be all kinds of vendors offering food, artisan goods, arts & crafts, furniture, and more!

Live Music at Serenberry Vineyards 

July 3rd

Location: Serenberry Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Serenberry Vineyards

Enjoy delicious wines and live music at Serenberry Vineyards on July 3rd for their Summer Spectacular! Max & Maggie take the stage on Sunday from 2pm – 5pm. They’ll be playing classic Appalachian Bluegrass and Serenberry will be hosting a backyard cookout. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets and come out for some music! 

Georgia Mountain Freedom Cornhole Tournament 

July 3rd 

Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Who doesn’t love a good game of cornhole!? Come out to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on July 3rd from 4pm – 9pm and help support the First Responder’s cabin renovation project with a cornhole tournament. All ages and skill levels welcome to sign up! There will also be food vendors, live music, a raffle, and arts & craft vendors! To enter Singles are $10, Doubles are $20, and Juniors are $5. 

Blue Ridge Freedom 5K 

July 4th 

Location: Blue Ridge Adventure Gear 

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Freedom 5k

Be a part of the 4th of July celebration run! Start at Blue Ridge Adventure Gear at 7:30am and make your way through town on this festive 5K.

4th of July Observance 

July 4th 

Location: Epworth Community Club 

Photo Courtesy of the Epworth Community Club

Bring the whole family out for a morning of pancakes and fun! Pancakes are served from 7:30am – 10:30am and the playground is open for the kiddos to enjoy. 

Old Timer’s Parade

July 4th 

Location: Downtown Blue Ridge

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Business Association

The Old Timer’s Parade has been a Blue Ridge tradition since the 1950’s. So come downtown from 10am – 12pm in your best period attire, bring your antique cars and celebrate the 4th of July!

Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks 

July 4th 

Location: Lake Blue Ridge Dam

Photo Courtesy of the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Join us at Lake Blue Ridge for the annual fireworks show! The fireworks start at 9.30pm and last till about 10.30pm. The best places to view the show are