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Annual Events

Jul30

Dancing Goats FolkFest

Categories // Annual Events, Explore the Ellijays, Arts & Culture, Attractions & Things To Do

Dancing Goats FolkFest

Dancing Goats FolkFest this September 28  - 29, 2019 in Ellijay is a chance to celebrate and preserve the cultural traditions of North Georgia. Self-taught artists new and known will showcase true folk art – the first-born art of Appalachia.

May28

Taste of Ellijay

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Taste of Ellijay

A wonderful evening was had by all the attended "Taste of Ellijay" on May 23, 2019!

Feb18

Celebrate St. PETrick's Day in Downtown Ellijay

Categories // Annual Events, Explore the Ellijays, Explore Downtown Ellijay

Celebrate St. PETrick

Come celebrate our pets in honor of St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Ellijay on March 16, 2019! Don't miss the annual St. Petrick’s Day Parade and Barking Lot party March 16 in downtown Ellijay. It's a real community event with a parade of pet walkers or floats , owners dressing to match the pets' costumes, live music, games, and vendors.

Feb04

Spring Wine Highway Week in North Georgia

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Spring Wine Highway Week in North Georgia

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is sponsoring its annual Wine Highway Week beginning Saturday March 22 through Sunday March 31, 2019. This is a great way to see and experience the views and wonderful wines of Northeast Georgia. Our wineries offer great wines that are grown and produced here in Georgia, many of which have won local, regional, national and international awards.

Jan12

Annual Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival & Retreat-Ellijay, GA

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Annual Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival & Retreat-Ellijay, GA

Strings and Stitches Yarn Shoppe and The North Georgia Knitting Guild are proud to present the First Annual Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival. This event will take place in Ellijay at the Gilmer County Civic Center, April 26-28.

Jan11

Wine About Winter Weekend in Ellijay, GA

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Wine About Winter Weekend in Ellijay, GA

Does a weekend full of ground hog games, food, live music, a murder mystery dinner, and delicious WINE sound good to you? Are you sick of being cold and cooped up in the house?

Get out and enjoy our Ellijay Wine Country vineyards between February 1-3, 2019 for our Wine About Winter weekend! 

Dec01

New Years Events in Ellijay

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New Years Events in Ellijay

There are many events and activities in Ellijay to enjoy over the New Years holiday. We encourage you to view our Calendar of Events for more information on these and future events.

Nov12

Light Up Ellijay

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A Small Town Holiday Celebration

Light Up Ellijay

Every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, this year November 23, Downtown Ellijay hosts a small town holiday celebration. 

Aug22

Best Fall Festivals and Events in North Georgia in September & October

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Best Fall Festivals and Events in North Georgia in September & October

North Georgia has the best festivals and events in September & October. From Crushing Grapes to Fall fairs and festivals, here are the best events happening in North Georgia. 

Aug22

Labor Day Weekend in Ellijay

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Labor Day Weekend in Ellijay

Ellijay, we think Labor Day is the best time of year, because Summer fun is still happening and Fall is just starting to kick off. Here is a great break down of all the fun you can have in Ellijay during the Labor Day Holiday: Ellijay Music Fest

Apr23

Georgia Apple Blossom Festival

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Georgia Apple Blossom Festival

The Georgia Apple Blossom Festival is “all about the local,” according to Karla Haege, event organizer and Tourism Manager for the Gilmer Chamber. This 2019 event, presented by Jasper Coca-Cola Bottling Co. will take place Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, on Craig Street, which runs parallel to Highway 515 and is in front of the Gilmer Chamber & Welcome Center located at 696 First Ave, East Ellijay.

Feb14

Gibbs Gardens Daffodil ColorFest Kicks off March 1

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Gibbs Gardens Daffodil ColorFest Kicks off March 1

Gibbs Gardens 7th Annual Daffodil ColorFest bursts on the scene when more than 50 acres of blooming daffodils create a feast for the senses—beginning in March and continuing through mid-April.

Oct04

Apple Items You Must Get at the Georgia Apple Festival

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Apple Items You Must Get at the Georgia Apple Festival

It wouldn't be the a visit to the Georgia Apple Festival unless you left with something apple from Ellijay, GA. Fortunately the Georgia Apple Festival offers many great apple items, even if you don't eat apples there is something for everyone!