Annual Festivals & Events
Mountain Home Show (April)
Join homebuilders, exhibitors, and suppliers, as they showcase the latest styles and trends in mountain home living.
Downtown Spring Arts & Crafts Festival (May)
An exciting outdoor event held in Downtown Blairsville. Local artists are onsite to exhibit their works.
Memorial Day Parade (May)
Each Memorial Day weekend, Downtown Blairsville salutes those who have served our country by enjoying a community parade.
Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games (June)
Residents and visitors look forward to the second weekend in June when Blairsville spotlights the heritage of our area. This three day event offers a Kilted Golf Classic; Ceilidh (dinner party); Pipe and Drum Bands; Athletic Competitions; Vendors; Children’s Games; a Concert; and Scottish Food, Music, Dancing, and Reenactments. This is one unique festival you just can’t miss!
Fourth of July Fireworks (July)
Join us annually for our spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display!
Butternut Creek Festival (July)
Celebrate and enjoy the Arts of this Mountain Region! Exhibitors showcase Fine Arts and Crafts, Woodwork, Oils and Watercolors, Stained and Leaded Glass, Jewelry, and More. Activities also include demonstrations and live entertainment. Come join the fun!
Mountain Marketplace (September)
Collections of fine mountain-made products are available at this spectacular event. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the manifestations of the handiwork of local craftsmen and craftswomen.
SEBA Bluegrass Festival (September)
Bluegrass Music comes alive in Downtown Blairsville! Visitors will enjoy a talented line-up of musical entertainment in addition to many other activities.
Indian Summer Festival (October)
For a truly fantastic experience, plan to attend the Indian Summer Festival the first weekend in October in Suches, Georgia. Activities include a Craft Show, 10K Run, Country Square Dance, Weaponry Demonstration, Auction, Play performed by Elementary Students, and Much More!
Sorghum Festival (October)
Blairsville’s longest running festival celebrates the ancient art of cooking sweet syrup from Sorghum Cane. Visitors enjoy sorghum syrup making demonstrations in addition to contests such as “Biskit” Eatin’, Pole Climbin’, Log Sawin’, Rock Throwin’, and Horseshoe Throwin’.
Mistletoe Market & Sugar Plum Tearoom (November)
Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season by attending this annual event which is sure to delight. Homemade soups, sandwiches, and goodies are available while you browse the arts and crafts items on display.
Christmas at the College (December)
North Georgia Technical College opens its doors to the community for a special Christmas celebration. Visitors enjoy live holiday music, special holiday foods, many children’s activities, and the notorious Hall of Trees.
Holiday on the Square & Christmas Parade (December)
The first Saturday in December signals the gathering of residents and visitors to Downtown Blairsville for our Annual Christmas Parade and Holiday activities.
Hometown Holiday Shopping (December)
Local merchants celebrate the spirit of the season by offering extended store hours, valuable discounts, and a unique shopping experience.