Monday, June 27, 2011
Georgia's Blue Ridge July Almanac
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway – Rail excursions at 11 a.m. daily from the Depot in downtown Blue Ridge; closed on Wednesday. Early evening trains on Saturdays as well. Call 877-413-8724 or book online at http://www.brscenic.com/.
Mercier Orchards - Fresh fruit in season, fabulous bakery and more. U-pick events and wagon rides, call for updated schedule. Mercier’s is open daily 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. @ 8660 Blue Ridge Drive, 706-632-3411. http://www.mercier-orchards.com/
The Art Center – Galleries on West Main, located in the Historic Fannin County Courthouse downtown Blue Ridge. Don’t miss the Community Quilt Exhibit ends July 9th. Open Tuesday thru Saturday,
The Swan Drive-In – 9 p.m. featuring first-run movies on weekends. $6.00 adults and $3.00 children.
Cash Only. http://www.swan-drive-in.com/
Pickin’ in the Park – Bluegrass jam sessions on the Toccoa River in McCaysville Horseshoe Bend Park beginning at 6 p.m. Bring a picnic and some lawn chairs and enjoy the music.
Blue Ridge Farmer’s Market – Saturday mornings in front of The Art Center, downtown Blue Ridge.
Ghost Tours – Two-hour tours every Fri & Sat at 7 p.m. in Downtown Blue Ridge. Call 706-455-9866.
Friday, July 1
Firecracker Special Train Ride – Take the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad to McCaysville to view the fireworks. Train leaves the depot at 7:30 p.m. For reservations, call; 706-632-8724.
McCaysville/Copperhill Fireworks – Independence Day Celebration in downtown McCaysville at 9:30 p.m. North end of Hwy 5, (10 minutes from Blue Ridge.)
Saturday, July 2
Miners Homecoming Pancake Breakfast and Parade – Ducktown, TN. Pancake breakfast is at the Hoist House at the Ducktown Basin Museum, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.. Patriotic walking parade on Main Street at 10:15 a.m. For a full schedule of events; 423-496-5778 or www.cityofducktown.com .
Old Timey Fourth of July Parade and Roxie Watson Concert – Downtown Blue Ridge, parade begins at 10:00 a.m. The concert will be on Depot Street beside the Blue Ridge City Park, immediately following the parade.
Fireworks Celebration at Lake Blue Ridge – Lake Blue Ridge Marina, barbeque and live music beginning at 4 p.m. Fireworks are at dusk. For more information call; 706-632-2618.
Movies in the Park – Downtown Blue Ridge City Park, showing “Gnomeo and Juliet” rated G, movie shows at dusk.
July 8 – 31
Little Shop of Horrors – Blue Ridge Community Theater, weekends only. Call for tickets at 706-632-9223 or visit them online at http://www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com/ .
Singing in the Mountains / Gospel Concert – Fannin County Performing Arts Center, 6 p.m. 706-632-3771.
Gallery Walk – Downtown Blue Ridge from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Galleries include Multitudes Glass Art Gallery, Turning Leaf Wood Art Gallery, High Country Art & Antique and Abreu Fine Art Gallery.
July 20 – 30
Georgia Mountain Fair – Hiawassee, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Ten days of rides, exhibits and live entertainment. For schedule of events, visit http://www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/ or call 706-896-4191.
Classic Cars Cruise In – Dairy Queen Parking Lot. Come out for some ice cream and see the cars. 6 p.m. to dark.
Tri The Mountains Sprint Triathlon – Begins as a swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Blue Ridge at 7 a.m., followed by a bike course, and ends as a run to the Downtown Blue Ridge City Park. For more information visit; http://www.trithemountains.com/ .
July 29 – 30
Maxwell Taylor Back By Popular Demand – The Art Center in Downtown Blue Ridge. A different performance each night. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25.00. Call 706-632-5680 for additional information. http://www.maxwelltaylor.net/ .
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