City of Helen Georgia – White County GA

Folk Life Festival

Visit Unicoi State Park and Lodge in Helen, Georgia on July 27 – 28, 2012 for the 2012 Folk Life Festival. This two day event will have demonstrations of mountain skills such as blacksmithing, candle dipping, and spinning as well as old fashioned games and dancing. Get a taste of traditional Appalachian Mountain music with the musical bands Keltic Kudzu and String Theory. There will also be a hay ride and gold panning program for $2.

The festival will be going on from 8 PM to 9:30 PM both days. For more information, call 800-573-9659 ext. 305. There is a $5 parking fee.

Unicoi State Park and Lodge
1788 Highway 356
Helen, GA

Lawn Party

Join the Lawn Party at the Sautee Nacoochee Center in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia on June 16, 2012 starting at 6 PM. This summer fest will feature some great dance, music, food, and fun. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and find yourselves a spot to enjoy the entertainment on the outdoor stage. You will get a preview of the Community Chorale’s Headwaters: Didja Hear? cast, an Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi performance, and music by the Kenney-Blackmon String Band. There will be face painting for the kids and some raffles going on. Barbecued Chicken plates with potato salad, green beans, and dessert will be available for $10 per plate.

This annual party is an SNCA membership appreciation event and the entertainment is free to all members. Tickets for non-members are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. For more information and to get your tickets, call 706-878-3300.

Sautee Nacoochee Center
283 Highway 255 N
Sautee Nacoochee, GA

12 Rivers Art Festival

The 3rd annual 12 Rivers Art Festival will be held on June 9, 2012 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Sautee Nacoochee Center in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia. Enjoy a day of art, food, and musical entertainment. This outdoor festival will feature juried artists from surrounding states.

Coinciding with the festival is the opening of the 35th annual Southern Watercolor Society Art Exhibition. The exhibition features 90 paintings from members of the Southern Watercolor Society from 18 different states. It will be on display in the main schoolhouse building through July 8, 2012. Also on display in the twin galleries is the “Bedazzled” Art Show. Make sure to take the time to stop by and check them out. For more information, call 706-878-3300.

Sautee Nacoochee Center
283 Highway 255 N
Sautee Nacoochee, GA

Northeast Georgia Art Tour

So much art! Where do you begin? On the 2012 Northeast Georgia Art Tour, that’s where! On June 9, 2012 there will be over 100 artists of many different media demonstrating their works all along different routes throughout Northeast Georgia. Plan your route through White, Habersham, Rabun, and Towns counties and drive along until you reach a sign reading “Art Zone”. Stop in to check out the different works of art for sale or to see works in progress.

There will be paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, handcrafted furniture and so much more along the way. It could be a perfect time to start checking off people on your Christmas list or simply spoil yourself a little bit! Be sure to register for some great prizes at the tour stops. Call 706-947-1351 for more Art Tour information.

 

Foxfire Night Hikes

There is a bioluminescence called “Foxfire” around Anna Ruby Falls in Helen, Georgia. Come out to see it for yourself on one of these night hikes in June. The hike consists of walking up to the waterfalls for an evening view then continue on down the trail to view the fascinating and magical “Foxfire”. The hike is approximately 1 mile round trip so make sure to wear comfortable shoes. You will also want to bring a flashlight.

Dates for the hikes are June 7, 14, and 21, 2012 from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Gates open at 8:30 PM.

The cost is $3 per person, children under 10 are $1. You must be registered to participate. For more information and to register, call 706-878-1448.

Anna Ruby Falls
3455 Anna Ruby Falls Road
Helen, GA

Wild about Wildflowers

WildflowerNow that spring is here, wildflowers are popping up everywhere. They are beautiful and really are a breath of fresh air after the gray and brown of winter. If you want to learn more about the wildflowers in North Georgia, come out to Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia on Saturdays in April, 2012 to enjoy a guided hike and learn about the wildflowers that are currently in bloom.

Advance registration is required. There is a parking fee of $5 for the park.

Other happenings at Unicoi State Park in April.

“Mothing” at Unicoi with Discover Life – April 14, 2012 from 8 PM to 10 PM. Set up a black light after dark and find how interesting it is to view moths in this setting. The evening will include a talk with Dr. Pickering and photographs of moths that are discovered. There is a $5 parking fee.

Growing up Wild – April 19, 2012 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. This program is for children 3 – 7 and this early childhood education program builds on the children’s sense of wonder about nature and the wonderful world around them. There is a $5 parking fee.

For more information about any of these events and to register for the Wild about Wildflowers program, call 706-878-2201 ext. 305.

Unicoi State Park and Lodge
1788 Highway 356
Helen, GA

Easter Fun at Unicoi State Park

Easter basketHave some fun for Easter at Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia on April 7, 2012 from 10 AM to 12 Noon. Bring the family out to meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for some eggs in the Easter egg hunt and even make your very own Easter basket. There is a $5 parking fee. For more information, call 706-878-2201 ext. 305.

Unicoi State Park and Lodge
1788 Highway 356
Helen, GA
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