Art and culture are alive and growing like kudzu in the mountains of north central Georgia. Whether you’re a visitor or a resident, you can literally fill your calendar with arts fairs, gallery tours, exhibits, receptions, festivals, classes, concerts and plays produced and sponsored by local organizations. Here’s a sampling of the quality and variety of arts and entertainment in Blue Ridge, McCaysville and the Copper Basin.

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Young Harris CollegeEducation1 College St, Young Harris, GA 30582, United States

The college offers concerts, art exhibits and theatre throughout the year. In addition, the Rollins Planetarium has a calendar of special seasonal events.

Call (706) 379-3111 for more information.

Swan Drive-InMovie Theater651 Summit St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

One of four drive-in theaters in Georgia still in operation, the Swan drive-in is open year round with first run movies. Old Highway 76 in Blue Ridge.

For more information, call 888-469-1955 or visit

Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend ParkMusic1156 River Rd, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559, United States

Casual jam sessions for acoustic musicians are held under the trees and pavilions along the Toccoa River at Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park every Thursday evening from 6:00 until dusk, beginning the week of Memorial Day through the end of September.

Morganton Music ParkMusicFain Street, Morganton, Georgia, United States

Live country and bluegrass music and dancing Friday and Saturday nights 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. in Morganton

Lilly Pad VillageFairgrounds24 Adelaide Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

Family Fun at the Lilly Pad  - Enjoy a day of fun for all age groups!

Activities include fishing, gem mining, mini golf and guided hikes in a natural mountain setting.

Call 706-534-1317 for information and reservations or visit 

Blue Ridge Kiwanis BingoGames124 Jones St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

Every Thursday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Community Center, corner of Jones & Austin Streets, Blue Ridge.

John Campbell Folk SchoolTheater1 Folk School Rd, Brasstown, NC 28902, United States

Concerts most Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. featuring folk, bluegrass and old time Mountain music with the Appalachian fiddle, banjo, hammered dulcimer. Community Country and Square dances feature live music and are held bi-monthly from 8 - 11 p.m.

Call 800-FOLK-SCH for more information.

Holly TheaterTheater69 W Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533, United States

Dahlonega's community theatre produces a season of plays in a nostalgic atmosphere.

Call (706) 864-3759 for season and ticket information.

Georgia Mountain FairgroundsFairgrounds1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, GA 30546, United States

The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds plays host to several popular annual events including the Georgia Mountain Fair, the Georgia Mountain Roots & Music Festival, the Superstar Concert Series, the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival and Georgia’s Official State Fiddler’s Convention. Also featuring regular big name country music and bluegrass bands.


Georgia Mountain Classics - Cruise-InAutomotive10012 Blue Ridge Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

On 4th Saturday of each month from April through October at 6:00 p.m.

Located in The Home Depot parking lot on Hwy. 5 North in Blue Ridge.

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts AssociationArt Galleries420 W Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (The Art Center Galleries on West Main)
With over 600 artist members, the Art Center Galleries on West Main has become one of the largest art galleries in the North Georgia mountains. The ambience of the beautifully renovated historic Fannin County Courthouse provides a historic canvas on which to showcase the talent of our mountain artists. The Art Center features two Arts in the Park festivals each year, Memorial Day and the second weekend in October. The Center has two national exhibits. July brings the annual Quilt Exhibit and August a 3D exhibit called Off the Wall.

For a complete schedule of events, see their website:

Blue Ridge Wood CarversArts & Crafts420 W Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

Every Monday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. located at the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Center in the Historic County Courthouse of Downtown Blue Ridge.

Blue Ridge Community TheatreTheater2591 E 1st St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

Our beautiful playhouse is located in the renovated Hampton Square building in downtown Blue Ridge. The theater group has a full calendar of drama, comedy and musical productions. 

For ticket information: Call 706-632-9223 
Contact Number: 706-632-9223