Monday, June 27, 2011

Georgia's Blue Ridge July Almanac

Daily
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,
706-632-2144. http://www.blueridgearts.net/
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/

Thursday Evenings
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.

Weekends
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.

July 8
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/ .

July 9
Singing in the Mountains / Gospel Concert – Fannin County Performing Arts Center, 6 p.m. 706-632-3771.

July 16
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.

July 22
Classic Cars Cruise In – Dairy Queen Parking Lot. Come out for some ice cream and see the cars. 6 p.m. to dark.

July 24
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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1 comment:

  1. My wife and daughter will be accompanying me to the Lighting of Blue Ridge this year. This will be a first time experience for us all and Im sure our 17 month old daughter will enjoy it alot. If anyone has been before please write your experience as id love to read it. Looking forward to Thanksgiving weekend all ready. -Pick Apples, Mercier Orchards and Mountainview Orchards Wisata Bontang -- Kota bontang

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