Posted on 6/1/2022


There is nothing like sweet summertime in the mountains! Lounging on the lake by day and sitting around the fire pit in the evening. Hiking up to waterfalls or splashing down a river. Exploring downtown or exploring nature. However you vacation, you’ll be happy to Escape to Blue Ridge for your summer getaway!

Thursday Fun Runs at the Riverwalk

June 2nd – June 30th 

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

June 2nd – June 30th 

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!

Live Music at Tooney’s 

June 2nd – June 17th 

Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

Photo Courtesy of Tooney’s

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!

June 2ndOpen Mic Night 
June 9thOpen Mic Night
June 10thThe Comancheros with One for the Road 
June 16thOpen Mic Night 
June 17thJacob Bryant w/Tyler Leamon & Chase Baker

Live Music at Grumpy Old Men Brewing 

June 2nd – 30th 

Location: Grumpy Old Men Brewing 

Photo Courtesy of Grumpy Old Men Brewery

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! 

June 2ndThursday Karaoke 
June 3rdLindsay Beth Harper
June 4thBlue Lava 
June 9thThursday Karaoke
June 10thThe Orange Walls
June 11thPaul Douglas Sanner
June 16thThursday Karaoke
June 17thDr. Paul
June 18thSaturday Karaoke
June 23rdThursday Karaoke
June 24thStephen Vaclavic 
June 25thTroy Underwood
June 30thThursday Karaoke

North Georgia Highland Seafood Festival 

June 3rd – June 5th 

Location: Mayor’s Park in Young Harris, GA 

Photo Courtesy of teh North Georgia Highland Seafood Festival

Come enjoy premium seafood in North Georgia at the North Georgia Highland Seafood Festival in Young Harris! There will be music, arts & crafts, and plenty of delicious seafood. Admission is $5 a person. 

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops

June 3rd – June 18th 

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!

June 3rdDan Foster 
June 4thRose Brown 
June 10thLevi Ransom 
June 11thThe Stephen Busie Band 
June 17thJeremy Wells 
June 18thTravis Bowlin 

Live Music at The Dogwood

June 3rd – June 25th 

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!

June 3rdRoscoe’s Roadshow 
June 10thTravis Bowlin
June 11thLindsay Beth Harper
June 17thSurrender Hill 
June 18thDavid Welch 
June 24thRobbie Litt
June 25thMatty Croxton 

Live Music at Lake Blue Ridge Marina

June 3rd – June 24th 

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

Photo Courtesy of the Boat Dock Bar & Grill

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!

June 3rdTravis Bowlin 
June 17thDavid Welch 
June 24thDanny Rhea

Live Music at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery

June 3rd – June 26th 

Location: Bear Claw Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Bear Claw Vineyards

For award winning wine, live music, and food trucks, 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 Hook & Eye

June 3rd

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!

June 3rdRay Labean 

Guided Hikes with the Benton McKaye Trail Association

June 3rd – June 17th 

Location: Cherry Log, GA

Photo Courtesy of teh 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.

June 3rd: Brush Creek Trail
June 4th: 2022 National Trails Day
June 17th: BMT: Lost Creek Section

Live Music at Paradise Hills

June 3rd – June 25th 

Location: Paradise Hills 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.

June 3rdRusted Melody 
June 10thSam B 
June 11thChris Carpenter
June 17thEmma Gullo
June 18thTom Edwards
June 24thTrailer Hippies
June 25thDr. Paul 

Live Music at Grandaddy Mimm’s

June 4th – June 25th 

Location: Grandaddy Mimm’s 

Photo Courtesy of Grandaddy Mimm’s Distillery

Head over to Grandaddy Mimm’s Distillery in Blairsvile for a handcrafted moonshine or spirit! And drop by select Saturday afternoons for live music from local artists!

June 4thMountain Breeze
June 18thKim & Curtis Jones
June 25thRiver Dixon 

Saturday Night Music in the Park

June 4th – June 25th 

Location: Vogel State Park 

Photo Courtesy of Vogel State Park

Head to the beautiful Vogel State Park for live music from local artists every Saturday evening all summer long! Drop by at 7pm for music at the lakeside pavilion! 

Angler Appreciation Day at Rock Creek

June 4th 

Location: Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery

Photo Courtesy of the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery

Bring your fishing gear & bait for Angler Appreciation Day at the fish hatchery! Rock Creek and the hatchery will be stocked with fish for the catching. Catch a tagged fish and you could win a prize! Come on out rain or shine for this awesome FREE fishing event! 

Blue Ridge Sports Card and Collectibles Show 

June 4th 
Location: Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Sports Cards and Collectibles Show

Come stock up on sports collectibles, comics, and cards at this Blue Ridge show! There will be 60+ tables set up filled with awesome collectables. Admission is $2 for 15+ and children 15 & under are free! 

Happy Together Tour

June 4th 

Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Sports Cards and Collectibles Show

Come stock up on sports collectibles, comics, and cards at this Blue Ridge show! There will be 60+ tables set up filled with awesome collectables. Admission is $2 for 15+ and children 15 & under are free! 

Happy Together Tour

June 4th 

Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

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!

June 4thJesse Black 

Downtown Market Blue Ridge 

June 4th – June 25th 
Location: 400 West Main Street

Photo Courtesy of the Downtwon Blue Ridge 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 Bin 322 Wine & Tapas Bar

June 4th – June 27th 

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!

June 4thPaul Arrado 
June 6thTrivia 
June 11thTNT
June 13thTrivia 
June 18thDenise Moo 
June 20thTrivia 
June 25thRay Labean 
June 27thTrivia 

Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 11th – June 12th 

Location: Meeks Park

Photo Courtesy of the Blairsville Scottish Festival

Come one, come all to this celebration of Scottish heritage in Blairsville! The event will have traditional games, highland music, Scottish food, border collies herding sheep, and plenty of Scottish flair! You and the wee ones won’t want to miss this great event happening all weekend long from 9am – 5pm. 

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

June 10th – June 12th 

Location: All around North Georgia!

Photo Courtesy of the Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Check out live demonstrations from artists all weekend from all over North Georgia! Just follow the Art Tour signs in Towns & Union County, Clay County, Rabun County, White County, and Habersham County.  The event runs from 10am – 5pm each day. You’ll see artists creating beautiful paints, pottery, folk art, jewelry, glass, photography, handcrafted furniture, and so much more! Get your map from 

Summer Youth Arts Camp 

June 14th – June 30th 

Location: The Art Center (Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association)

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountain Art Association

Looking for something to keep your kids busy and entertained this summer? Sign them up for the Summer Youth Arts Camp! The Art Center offers three weeks of full day camp with wonderful art classes like clay, painting, and much more! Chose to sign your child up for one week or all three! Your creative and artistic child will come home with new skills and techniques and an even greater love for art in no time!

11th Annual Blairsville Pro Rodeo

June 17th – 18th 

Location: Union County Saddle Club Arena

Photo Courtesy of Blairsville Pro Rodeo

Head to Blairsville for the 11th Annual Pro Rodeo! Catch all the action in the covered arena from 8pm – 11pm. There is also plenty to do for the littles ones as well, along with food and fun! Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults, children 6 – 12 $10, and children 5 & under free. 

Sunshine Arts & Crafts Market 

June 18th 

Location: North Georgia Technical College