The Christmas holidays are always a special time of year in Dahlonega, Georgia. The historic downtown square is lit with thousands of lights and the quaint stores are decorated. Santa is there as well and everyone is in a festive mood.
Start your Christmas season Thanksgiving day by watching “Christmas in Homestead” on the Hallmark channel. The movie was filmed in Dahlonega this fall and the town was in full Christmas regalia.
The official tree lighting celebration on the square will be Friday night, November 25th. The lights will be up all month in December through New Years. Come and listen to the special musical events that will be offered or attend the small town Christmas parade.
We will have our yurts available Christmas eve and day but will close the rooms so that we can share the holidays with our family.
For a full schedule of the holiday activities starting in November visit event schedule.
We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Come stay with us and enjoy the 15th Wine Country Festival at Three Sisters Winery every weekend in June 2016. Starts June 4th and continues every Saturday and Sunday in June 2016.
A Wine Garden featuring different special guest Georgia Wineries each weekend from around the state along with the host. Wine Garden tickets are $25 per date and includes wine samples and keepsake wine glass.
Atlanta’s Chef Kent Graham of Field Dog Kitchen Food Truck and North Georgia Chef Nick Alicea of Yahoola Creek Grill will have delicious Southern inspired foods available for purchase during the weekends.
Georgia wines, hard cider, and Georgia beer will also be available to purchase.
Each weekend date will feature live music of Jazz, Soul, Acoustic, and Standards from performers such as Tommy Dean and Mike Ewbank AKA Moose & Squirrel, The Mossy Creek Gypsies, Rick Harris, Ken Gregory, Tommie Macon, and Scott Ulmer.
Festival hours are every Saturday from 11-5 and Sundays from 12-5. Call 706-865-9463 or visit www.ThreeSistersVineyards.com for more information.
Festival Dates June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, 2016
Come stay with us and attend the Dahlonega Arts and Wine Festival, formally called the Mountain Flower Art Festival, May 21st and 22nd from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. High quality arts and crafts, a wine garden featuring local and regional wines and live jazz music will be featured during the weekend.
For more information visit http://www.chestateeartists.org/events-and-exhibits.php
The Bear on the Square Festival is coming to Dahlonega on April 16-17 2016 and celebrates the culture of the Southern Appalachians with mountain music, traditional craft and folkways. It happens around Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square.
Local and visiting pickers will be jamming on the square all weekend. A juried Artists Marketplace on Saturday and Sunday spotlights traditional mountain crafts and artist demonstrations. Other events of the weekend include storytelling, free music workshops/demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday; and an Acoustic Open Mic event and dance team demonstrations on Saturday.
For more details about the festival, including the complete lineup and more information about performers and artists, schedules, and updates between now and the event, visit http://www.bearonthesquare.org.
If you would like to stay with us in one of our rooms or yurts please visit the “availability link” to the right of this post. You can make reservations online by clicking “request reservation” on the top of the calendar page and using our secure online form to make your reservation 24/7.
Come stay with us for New Year’s Eve 2016 and enjoy a variety of events.
We currently have rooms and yurts available.
Every year we share champagne and light snacks with guests who wish to join us.
First Night Dahlonega will feature live music on several stages for one price. For more info watch the video below or visit First Night.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub will have Rest in North Dakota playing with no cover charge.
Bourbon Street Grill will have Justin Bridges playing music.
Spirits Tavern will have “Throw back Thursday” Lounge music starring Kristen Englenz. Music starts at 7:30pm.
Montaluce Winery will have from 5pm-12am a New Year’s Eve menu in the restaurant, their finest estate wines, live music and of course, the champagne countdown to midnight. More info at web site.
No, we are not talking about jams on toast. We’re talking about old-fashioned music jams on the public square that will get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping.
While Dahlonega is known historically for its gold, it also has a long tradition as a haven for Appalachian music. The recent Bear on the Square Festival highlights this tradition with a weekend of mountain music performances and workshops.
If you visit Dahlonega during the warmer months you might notice musicians with banjos, fiddles, guitars and dulcimers playing mountain music around the historic square.
The Appalachian Jam series started this year on Saturday April 25th and ends October 10th.
The jams happen every Saturday from 2 – 5 PM, rain or shine on the Gold Museum lawn. Look for the white tents or just listen for the music.
If weather requires, the jams will be moved across the street to beneath the covered pavilion on the Dahlonega Visitors Center Plaza.
The series is free so just come and listen/enjoy.
Come stay with us and attend Dahlonega’s award-winning Bear on the Square Mountain Festival.
The yearly celebration of the Southern Appalachian culture, including music, art and folkways. This year’s event will be the 19th annual and will be held, rain or shine.
Bear on the Square is a lively weekend of music and art beginning with pre-festival activities, including jamming on the square and a Country Auction, on Friday, April 18, 2015.
Saturday and Sunday’s schedule includes free admission, on-stage performances by well-known bluegrass and old-time musicians; a juried Artists Marketplace featuring mountain crafts; more jamming on the square; free music workshops/demonstrations; storytelling; an Acoustic Open Mic event; Master Classes for string musicians; a Gospel Jam; an old-time mountain dance and more.
Admission is free to all festival events, including the MainStage musical performances and the Artists Marketplace. The only exception is a small registration fee for Sunday’s Master Classes.
Bear on the Square was named the SouthEastern Bluegrass Association “Music Venue of the Year” in 2014. The National Storytelling Network has awarded Bear on the Square the designation as this year’s Southeastern Regional Spotlight for Storytelling.
The festival is produced each year by Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, Inc., composed of a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the culture of the Southern Appalachian region.