4th of July Celebration at Lake Blue Ridge

FireworksNot sure what to do yet for the 4th of July weekend? Why not spend a day on beautiful Lake Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge, Georgia? Bring the family out on Saturday, July 3, 2010 for a fun day of boating, fishing, and swimming, then join in for the barbecue and live music at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina from 4 PM to 6 PM. Conclude the day with a fantastic fireworks display on the lake. It’s sure to be a ton of fun and a great way to spend a summer day!

Lake Blue Ridge Marina is located at:

355 Marina Drive
Blue Ridge, GA
706-632-2618

5th Annual Kiwanis Fair of Blue Ridge

ClownCome on down and have a blast at the 5th Annual Kiwanis Fair of Blue Ridge. The fair will be arriving the week of June 22, 2010 and running through June 26, 2010 at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds in Blue Ridge. There will be many carnival rides, great food, creative displays, clowns and much more!

The fair hours are: Wednesday through Saturday-5 to 11 p.m., Sunday-1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ticket prices at the door are $18.00. Gate admission is $4.00 and is not included in the ticket prices. You can purchase advance tickets for Family Nights (Wednesday and Thursday) at all the local banks for just $12.00.

The Kiwanis Fairgrounds are located at the corner of Jones and Austin Streets in Blue Ridge, just a couple blocks from downtown.

Twilight Trip on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Blue Ridge Scenic RailwayTake pleasure in an evening trip on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway on June 12 or June 26, 2010. The Twilight Train leaves the station in Blue Ridge at 4:30 PM, travels along the beautiful Toccoa River and stops with a 2 hour layover in the city of McCaysville, GA/Copperhill, TN. Take advantage of the layover by enjoying a meal at one of the many restaurants, bring a picnic basket and have a nice outdoor meal, or meander through some of the local shops. The train then returns to Blue Ridge at 8:30 PM.

Contact Blue Ridge Scenic Railway for more information and tickets.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
241 Depot Street
Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
877-413-TRAIN (8724)
706-632-TRAIN (8724)

U Pick Cherries at Mercier Orchards

CherriesIt’s cherry pickin’ time at Mercier Orchards!  June 11 – 13, and June 18 – 20, 2010 you can take a pleasurable wagon ride through the orchard and stop to pick your own cherries. What a great way to spend time with the family and have some tasty cherries to take home (if you don’t eat them all before you leave). If you don’t want to do the picking yourself, you can always stop in their market and grab some all ready for you to take home. Hours on Friday are 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Hours are subject to change due to the weather so you may want to call before you make the trip.

Mercier Orchards is located:
8660 Blue Ridge Drive (Highway 5)
Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
706-632-3411

Indiegrrl Festival at Jonica Gap Campground

GuitarsCome out  to the Indiegrrl Spring Music Festival at Jonica Gap Campground on June 11 – 13, 2010 for a weekend of camping, live music, and fun. Indiegrrl is a non profit organization that showcases and benefits women in the arts. Several live bands will be playing throughout the weekend as well as other stage performances including comedy, spoken word and more.  Local artisans and crafters will have works on display for sale.

Get your weekend festival passes which include the festival and camping at Jonica Gap Campground Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for just $60. Day passes and one night camping passes are available as well. Visit Indiegrrl-Women in the Arts for more details.

Jonica Gap Campground is located:
1412 Haygood Road
Mineral Bluff, Georgia 30559
706-374-5465

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