July Events 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 8thJenu 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 1st: Rob Leines (Full Band Show) with Taylor Cromer 
July 2nd: Rebekah 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 1st: Harry Lester
July 2nd: Scott Stambough
July  3rd: Gnarly Fingers Band (Independence Day Concert $15 ticket)
July 8th: Ryan Little Eagle
July 9th: Trailer Hippies
July 15th: Sam Burchfield
July 16th: Chris Carpenter
July 22nd: Stephan Busie Band
July 23rd: Dr. Paul
July 29th: Hill Roberts  
July 30th: Emma 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 1st: Roscoe’s Roadshow
July 9th: Daisy Chain
July 15th: Surrender Hill
July 22nd: Robbie Litt
July 30th: Mattie 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 2nd: Robbie Litt
July 8th: Travis Bowlin 
July 22nd: Scott Clayton
July 29th: Surrender 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 2nd: Andrew Golden 
July 3rd: Travis Bowlin
July 4th: Rusted Melody 
July 9th: Brett Cantrell
July 10th: Gabe & Jadie
July 16th: Tim O’Donovan 
July 17th: Andrea Guess
July 23rd: Hush Money
June 24th: Gregg Erwin
June 30th: Andrew Katter
June 31st: Dennis 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 2nd: Loose Shoes Duo 
July 9th: Robbie and Ruth Litt 
July 16th: Ray Labean 
July 23rd: Trailer Hippies 
July 30th: Paul 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 2nd: The Varden (2pm-4pm) & Chas Crawford (4pm-7pm)
July 7th: Trivia/Singo w/ Danny Rhea 
July 11th: Cornhole Tourney – (Ducktown location) 
July 14th: Trivia/Singo w/ Danny Rhea 
July 18th: Cornhole Tourney – (Ducktown location
July 21st: Trivia/Singo w/ Danny Rhea 
July 25th: Cornhole Tourny – (Ducktown location
July 28th: Trivia/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 from the Morganton Point Recreation Area, from a boat in Lake Blue Ridge near the Lake Blue Ridge Dam, from the Lake Blue Ridge Marina, or from the Lake Blue Ridge Dam. It’s sure to be a great and festive night! 

Fireworks at Meeks Park 
July 4th 
Location: Meeks Park

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Highlander

Head over to Meeks Park in Blairsville for even more fireworks, shooting off from 9:30pm – 10pm! But come early starting at 7:30pm for fair food, bounce houses, face painting, a raffle and more. Come on out for a fun night!

July 4th Fireworks
July 4th 
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Head over to Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee for great music and fireworks! The Vintage Vixens will be performing from 6pm – 8pm and the firework show will start at 9:45pm. It’s a family friendly event and there’s plenty of room for everyone!

Vogel State Park’s 4th of July Celebration
July 4th 
Location: Vogel State Park

Photo Courtesy of Vogel Volunteers

Start your 4th of July celebrations early with a 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk in Vogel State Park! The race kicks off at the group shelter at 7:30am. Then stick around after the race for Vogel State Park’s 4th of July Celebration!

2022 Annual Star Spangled Banner Spectacular Fourth of July Cookout
July 4th 
Location: The Sunset Pavilion at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa 

Photo Courtesy of Visit Lake Chatuge

From 6:30pm – 9:30pm come on out to the Sunset Pavilion for amazing food, family friendly activities, lawn games, a pie eating contest, and so much more! You’ll also have a front row seat of Brasstown Valley’s amazing fireworks display. Tickets are $50.00 per person, $26.00 per child, (age 6 – 12), $10 per child, (age 5 and under), reservations needed! Get ready for some patriotic family fun at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa! 

The Game’s Afoot
July 7th – July 24th 
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater 

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Community Theater

The play follows Broadway’s Sherlock Holmes actor ‘William Gillette’ and his costars celebrating Christmas together in his Connecticut Castle. But one of his guests is unfortunately stabbed to death and the Christmas fun quickly comes to an end as things turn dangerous. What will happen to William and the rest of his guests? Find out in Blue Ridge Community Theater’s production of ‘The Game’s Afoot happening Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. The show runs July 7th – July 24th, call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets!

Thursday Fun Runs at the Riverwalk
July 7th – July 28th 
Location: Riverwalk Shops

Photo Courtesy of Riverwalk Shops

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!

Pickin’ In The Park
July 7th – July 28th 
Location: Horseshoe Bend Park

Photo Courtesy of the Fannin County Recreation Department

Every Thursday night at 6pm, May – September visit Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville, GA for live music and picnicking by the Toccoa River. Picnic tables are available but feel free to bring a picnic blanket and lawn chair as well. Admission is free so bring the whole family to enjoy!

Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens
July 7th – July 28th 
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 July 28th 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!

July 7th: Somebody’s Child
July 14th: Robbie Litt
July 21st: Mark Miller
July 28th: Surrender Hill

Guided Hikes with the Benton McKaye Trail Association
July 15th – July 25th 
Location: Cherry Log, GA

Photo Courtesy of the Benton McKaye Trail Association

Explore the beauty of North Georgia on a guided hiking tour with the Benton McKaye Trail Association. They offer 3 – 5 hikes a month varying in difficulty from easy, leisurely hikes to moderately difficult hikes.

July 15th: Cartecay River Loop Trails
July 18th: Benton MacKaye and Jacks River Trails in the Cohutta Wilderness
July 25th: Turtletown Creek Falls

National Juried Photography Show
July 16th – July 31st 
Location: The Art Center (Blue Ridge Mountain Art Association) 

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Mountain Art Center

Come on out to the Art Center now through August 27th to see beautiful digital media from local artists. Enjoy photography or videography? Submit your work and see if you can win Best in Show! Artists and art lovers alike are welcome!

Butternut Creek Art Festival 
July 16th – July 17th 
Location: Meeks Park

Photo Courtesy of the Butternut Creek Art Festival

This two day art festival is one of the finest in the Southeast! You’ll see craftsmen specializing in basketry, fine art, fabric art, decorative painting, photography, pottery, and so much more! The event runs Saturday from 10am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm & admission is free! 

Sweet Summertime Downtown Outdoor Market
July 16th
Location: Downtown Blairsville

Come on out for the 2nd Annual Sweet Summertime Outdoor Market right off the town square in Blairsville. There will be art demonstrations, kids activities, craft vendors, summer treats, and the Blairsville Cruiser Show happening at 3pm. The event is free for all and goes from 10am – 4pm. 

Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise Ins
July 22nd 
Location: Dairy Queen / DQ Grill & Chill, Blue Ridge

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Classics Car Club

Admire a selection of classic cars at this free event happening on the 4th Friday of every month March thru September at 6pm! Bring your own classic car to register and get $4 off Dairy Queen certificate when you register! Ice cream, classic cars, and a good time!

Saturday Morning Bird Walk
July 23rd
Location: Brawley Mountain Trail Head Parking Area

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company

Explore Brawley Mountain and spot beautiful birds on a guided tour through the woods with Suzanne as your guide. Meet up at Brawley Mountain Trail Head Parking Area at 7:30am, wear comfortable clothes & walking shoes, and be ready to find as many birds as you can! Please RSVP in advance! 

Songs of America – Oral Moses
July 24th
Location: St. Lukes Church 

Photo Courtesy of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Come see talented bass-baritone singer Oral Moses perform at 5pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He regularly tours the U.S. and Europe and specializes on a wide variety of Negro Spirituals and Art Song repertoire by African-American composers.

Live Music at Hook & Eye
July 29th 
Location: Hook & Eye Rooftop Bar

Photo Courtesy of the Hook & Eye

Take in downtown Blue Ridge from the roof of the Hook & Eye! This restaurant features excellent cuisine, a full bar, great views, an inviting atmosphere inside, and balcony seating on the outside!

July 29th: Rusted Melody

The Mountain Music & Moonshine Festival
July 29th-July 31st 
Location: Historic Blairsville, GA Downtown Square

Photo Courtesy of Grandaddy Mimms

It’s music and moonshine time! On Friday at 7pm in the old courthouse on the square Tommy Townsend will be holding a free concert! Then all day Saturday & Sunday there will live music in & around the square, plenty of moonshine from Blairsville’s own Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling Co., local vendors, regional artists, moonshine history, and great food! It’s going to be an awesome weekend on the square! 

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