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4 things to do in North Georgia this weekend, July 16-17
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Kids compete in a Hoola-Hoop competition during Beach Bash at Lanier Olympic Park in Gainesville on Saturday, July 13, 2019. - photo by Austin Steele

If you’re interested in spending the weekend listening to live music, picking flowers or diving into the mysteries of Lake Lanier, consider these four events coming to North Georgia.

Beach Bash

Lake Lanier Olympic Park invites families to don their sunscreen and flip-flops and enjoy a day of live music and playing in the sand at Beach Bash. Get the full story

When: 5-10 p.m. Friday, July 16 

Where: Lake Lanier Olympic Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville

Cost: Free

More info: lakelanierolympicvenue.org/event/beach-bash

Lake Lanier Exhibit

The Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society is giving the public the opportunity to explore Lake Lanier’s inception and myths with a new exhibit

When: 6 p.m. Friday, July 16, running through Friday,  Aug. 27

Where: Sugar Hill Museum and Art Gallery, 5010 West Broad St., Sugar Hill

Cost: Free

More info: 770-945-6929

The Highwaymen Live

The Highwaymen Live — a tribute band to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash — will perform Saturday, at The Arts Council’s Gladys Wyant Performing Arts Pavilion

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17, gates open at 6 p.m.

Where: Gladys Wyant Performing Arts Pavilion, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville

Cost: $35 for adults, $32 for 65 and up, $30 for students, $360 for table of eight

More info: theartscouncil.net

U-Pick Flower Daze

Pick a bouquet of zinnias, sunflowers and marigolds —  and maybe snap a photo or two — at Jaemor Farms during its U-Pick Flower Daze

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 17

Where: Jaemor Farms, 5340 Cornelia Highway, Alto

Cost: $8 for admission and picking, $5 for entry without picking

More info: jaemorfarms.com


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