Independence Day is right around the corner along with several activities to do in North Georgia. From events in Gainesville to Blairsville, there will be something for the entire family. So, join one of the many activities going on in North Georgia.
Lakewood Baptist Church, Gainesville First United Methodist and Dunwoody United Methodist Church are honoring the military men and women this weekend with their own patriotic celebration.
The second concert of the 2013 summer series at Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater is Gainesville, Fla.,-bred band, Sister Hazel. The band takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22.
The North Georgia Chamber Music Festival, hosted by the University of North Georgia, will continue with its final two concerts Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23.
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia will celebrate 100 years in operation Saturday at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville. The humane society was founded in 1913 and is the oldest non-church, nonprofit organization in Northeast Georgia.
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is looking for pure bred pups to all-American mutts for its 2014 Life Savers Calendar.
"Days of Our Lives" star Chandler Massey, 22, won his second Daytime Emmy on Sunday night for his role as Will Horton. Massey won the outstanding younger actor award. He is the grandson of Gainesville residents Abit and Kayanne Massey and was attending the University of California, Los Angeles, when he was cast as Will Horton.
Aurora Theatre assembles the best children's performers in the region, bringing them to Gwinnett County for the Aurora Children's Playhouse series.
The International Ballet Intensive's three-week residential summer dance program, under the direction of Danita Emma and Momchil Mladenov, culminates with a public performance by the elite group of young dancers at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Hosch Theatre at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts on Brenau University's Gainesville campus.
Every Saturday and Sunday in June, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery will present the Georgia Wine Country Festival for its 12th year at the Lumpkin County vineyard.
The Holly Theater is in search of singers and actors for its next productions - Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" and Holly and the Heartbreakers - in July and August.
Mountain Top Rodeo featuring bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc, barrel racing, bull riding, ladies breakaway roping and team roping will be Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, at R-Ranch in the Mountains.
The Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will hold a paddle-thon Saturday, June 22, at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue in Gainesville.
Northeast Georgia and surrounding areas are gaining recognition as a rapidly rising region for the production of local and sustainable foods. The 2013 Georgia Mountains Farm Tour will showcase some of the farms, farmers, markets, community gardens and restaurants making local food across the region.
Toccoa resident Rachel Watson is the featured artist in the "Dreamworks" exhibit at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center, 25 Chattahoochee Strasse, in Helen.
While many residents may remain cooped inside their homes, the Bowen for the Arts Center in Dawsonville is coaxing some out of doors and into a creative state of minds with a mixture of art workshops in Dawsonville.
When you think of parades, brightly colored costumes and parties this time of year, Mardi Gras may come to mind. But instead of Mardi Gras, think Fasching.
Unique chocolate delicacies will be in the public eye as the first-ever "Chocolate Walk" begins in downtown Braselton.
A smooth, soothing voice meets powerful music and philanthropy when John McDermott takes the stage for many of his concerts. Now McDermott, once a member of the famed Irish Tenors and multi-platinum recording artist, will bring his range of hymns, traditional songs and contemporary music to Gainesville.
Born into a musically inclined family, Rodrigo Rodriguez began playing guitar very early in his life. In fact, the Quito, Ecuador, native recorded his first album at age 12.
Garrison Keillor, host of the long-running radio program "A Prairie Home Companion," will indulge North Georgia residents with an evening of his hypnotic storytelling this month.
Ranging from the Renaissance era through the present Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi's repertoire affirms her keen interest in new music.
Sesame Street has been on television for 45 years and Fernbank Museum of Natural History plans to mark the anniversary with a party.
Step into another time and place and learn how to be a colonial blacksmith, paddle a Native American canoe or churn butter like an American pioneer at the Environmental and Heritage Center.
A warm and welcoming event filled with stories of local lore and a free dinner is in store for the Sautee Nacoochee community.
While Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt star in the movie version, the Spartan Players of West Hall High School will perform the stage version "Into the Woods" next week.
Here comes the Bridal Expo.
A reception for Japanese ceramics artist Ohi Toshio will mark the end of the two-month stay of the exhibit at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art.
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