Music/Arts/Crafts Events

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Palette of the Park Mosaic
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 1 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come to the Nature Center to help with the installation of our new mural! We will be taping paint-swatches to the wall to create a mosaic of the River Trail. The Interpretive Ranger was created a palette of paint-swatches that are matched to colors you will find on the park. Join us to contribute, create, and be inspired by nature. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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September STEM Day 4
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
STEM is four days of crazy experiments and crafts that relate nature and STEM principles. Day 4 is Leaf Lab! Learn how different plants use their leaves and what kind of cool shapes they can have! Space is limited. (Recommended for children ages 7 and up). Please call the Visitor Center to pre-register! $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Toddler Tuesday
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join Richard B. Russell State Park every Tuesday for educational programs on cultural history and natural resources in and around the park. There will be a new theme each week, so check the official Facebook page for the updated theme each week. Ages 6 and under. Meet at the beach parking lot ten minutes before the event. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-881-4669.
Toddler Tuesday
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join Richard B. Russell State Park every Tuesday for educational programs on cultural history and natural resources in and around the park. There will be a new theme each week, so check the official Facebook page for the updated theme each week. Ages 6 and under. Meet at the beach parking lot ten minutes before the event. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-881-4669.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Bug Hotel
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
There will be no vacancies in this craft once it’s been set in your yard. Bug hotels are a great way to attract good bugs for your yard or garden. We’ll reuse gallon jugs and use natural materials to create this 5-star hotel. Location: Picnic Shelter 1. Preregister by calling the park office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Palette of the Park Mosaic
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 1 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come to the Nature Center to help with the installation of our new mural! We will be taping paint-swatches to the wall to create a mosaic of the River Trail. The Interpretive Ranger was created a palette of paint-swatches that are matched to colors you will find on the park. Join us to contribute, create, and be inspired by nature. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Skills of the Past 2021
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Demonstrators show Primitive Skills needed by people of the past to survive everyday life in the Past. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Mountain Farm Celebration
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Hardman Farm comes to life with hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, traditional craft vendors, local authors and historians, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press and much more. $6. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

51st Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
The park's biggest event of the year includes performances by the Bo Henry Band, an antique tractor parade, a fly-boarding performance, crafts and food vendors. Learn about primitive skills such as flint knapping, hide tanning, ax throwing, archery, pottery and more while visiting one of the most significant Woodland Indian sites in the Southeast. Some fees. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Bustling Bats
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 12 PM to 1 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come discover the wonders of this incredible animal with a fun craft and interpretive talk. We'll learn about the ecological importance of this curious flying mammal, as well as things you can do to keep them safe. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Apple Basket Take Home Craft
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Pick up this apple craft in the park office to do with your Jr Rangers! 5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Caramel Apple Take Home Kit
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Pick up a sweet kit in the park office to enjoy with your friends and family! Tastiness guaranteed! 5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, October 16, 2021

DIY Cord Crafting
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
In tribal times, good rope could mean the difference between starvation or survival. In this class you will craft your own cordage, and leave with materials to continue your crafting at home. This class is open to ages 13+ with an adult guardian present for youth 17 and under. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $40. 706-695-2598.
DIY Natural Glue Crafting
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Before super-glue and duct tape, people still required adhesives to aid in daily survival skills. Participants in this class will learn to make their own glue from natural elements. This class is open to ages 13+ with an adult guardian present for youth 17 and under. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $40. 706-695-2598.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spooky Window Art Craft
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bats, pumpkins and ghosts, oh my! Come make Halloween themed window art at the park. These spooky creations are sure to make your windows the coolest on the block. Space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Shuck and Pull
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Our expert volunteers will be demonstrating two different past times: pulling taffy and making corn husk dolls. Come on out and bring the kids! TAFFY PULLING IS ONLY BEING OFFERED AT NOON! $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Pumpkin Paint
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion for a safer alternative to carving pumpkins! 10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The first Tuesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers, 5 years old maximum. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Pumpkin Carving
Friday, Oct 22, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a fun time of carving your own Jack-o-Lantern. Pumpkins and carving tools provided, or bring your own. Limit 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Meet the Turtles
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn about the turtles that call our Interpretive Center their home then choose a craft to make. Limited to 15 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Pumpkin Carving
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a fun time of carving your own Jack-o-Lantern. Pumpkins and carving tools provided, or bring your own. Limit 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Fall Wreath Making
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 9 AM to 10 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to make a festive Fall wreath! 10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The first Tuesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers, 5 years old maximum. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Scarecrow Competition
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 11 AM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Rules online and on FACEBOOK and at Park Office. Enter kid-sized, original, already-built scarecrow. Check in at Office. Limit 50 entries. . Prizes. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your entry and a candle/light to Park Office. Pre-register at office. Limit 50 entries. Prizes for adults and youth. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campsite Decorating Contest
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Show us your G-rated, creative side at your campsite. Make us believe you love Halloween and fall. No gore. Leave no trace décor. Winners awarded at the site by 9 PM. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tricks, Treats, and Tricorns - Pirates Ahoy!
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 5 PM to 8 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for our annual Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating inside the Fort's walls. This family-friendly event offers you a chance to flex your crafty side as well as participate in fun Halloween activities! Don't forget to visit the museum for the costume competition. Enter for a chance to win prizes! $3-$5. 912-437-4770.
Spooky Window Art Craft
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bats, pumpkins and ghosts, oh my! Come make Halloween themed window art at the park. These spooky creations are sure to make your windows the coolest on the block. Space is limited, and social distancing is mandatory. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 1 PM to 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Lots of outdoor activities are sure to make this a fun night. We will have carnival-style games (1:00 - 4:30), a dog costume parade with an award for best costume, a pumpkin carving contest, kids' pumpkin coloring, Trunk-or-Treat (4:30-6:30), and an outdoor Halloween-themed film the entire family can enjoy. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Pinecone Nature Craft
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone owl or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Held at boathouse by fishing dock. Cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The first Tuesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers, 5 years old maximum. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Nov 4, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, November 13, 2021

2021 Autumn Encampment – A Meeting of Nations
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
For our special Tricentennial anniversary, our annual Autumn Encampment will include reenactors from the three nations: England, France, and Spain. Join us for activities, demonstrations, and historical crafts. Festival includes a ceremonial parade procession and musket firing salute to honor the soldiers whose graves are marked at our historic cemetery. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

2021 Autumn Encampment – A Meeting of Nations
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
For our special Tricentennial anniversary, our annual Autumn Encampment will include reenactors from the three nations: England, France, and Spain. Join us for activities, demonstrations, and historical crafts. Festival includes a ceremonial parade procession and musket firing salute to honor the soldiers whose graves are marked at our historic cemetery. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Soap Don't Lye
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This popular program is back! This time we added the option of candle-making to compliment the day. Pre-registration is required for participation. SOAP MAKING IS BEING DEMONSTRATED AT NOON $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Meet the Turtles
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn about the turtles that call our Interpretive Center their home then choose a craft to make. Limited to 15 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Candle Making
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how pioneers lit their homes and make your own hand-dipped candle. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Christmas at the Gorge
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. If you have a camera you can take your own photos with Santa. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Caroling in the Park
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at shelter #1 as we make Christmas crafts take pictures with Santa, and go on a caroling hayride. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The first Tuesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers, 5 years old maximum. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Candle Making
Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how pioneers lit their homes and make your own hand-dipped candle. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Christmas at The Park
Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the Interpretive Center for hayrides, caroling, holiday crafts, a campfire, s'mores, hot chocolate, Christmas sweets, and pictures with Santa. All ages are welcome to join in the fun. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Bee-yond the Honeycomb
Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Do your part in saving the bees by creating your very own bee habitat – a safe place for bees to hang out and refresh. Join us Saturday at 2pm as we uncover the secrets of this incredible animal. Space is limited; call office to register. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.