Music/Arts/Crafts Events


Friday, January 31, 2020

Movie Under the Stars
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will be showing a movie outside under the stars at picnic shelter #1. This is a family-friendly event. Bring chairs, blankets, and bug spray. Hints about what movie will be playing will be posted on the park's Facebook page closer to the date. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Blow dart making
Saturdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Feb 1, 2020 until Feb 29, 2020 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Make A Pinch Pot
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Learn one of the oldest and simplest forms of pottery, practiced by the indigenous people of America and around the world! Make your very own pinch pot to bring home and cherish. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Roving Ranger
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find the Roving Ranger table on your next visit to Fort Yargo! Each date and location will have different activities and teach guests about topics such as wildlife, fishing, the Old Fort, plant identification and more. Suitable for all ages. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Painting in the Park
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Please join us in the campground shelter for a morning of art and good company. We will be doing a painting and an instructional art program from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Food Truck and Vendor Bazaar
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
This 1st annual Bazaar presented by Friends of Laura Walker State Park will be hosting food trucks that are sure to get your taste buds tingling whether you're in the mood for tacos, seafood, Bar-B-Que or baked goods. Vendor booths will be set up with items for purchase such as honey, jellies, wood crafts, fishing lures, soaps and so much more. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Make and Take Terrarium
Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 3 PM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Create your own miniature garden, perfectly contained in a make and take terrarium! This craft will involve soil, sand, and charcoal, so be prepared to get a little dirty. When finished, you’ll be able to take your terrarium home with care instructions.12 spots available. $14 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, February 7, 2020

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Pack your favorite movie snacks and join us for this month’s Friday night movie. The title of this PG movie is being kept a secret, but curious movie enthusiasts can take a guess at the feature’s title through the hints posted on Facebook or call the park office. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Tie the Knot
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come tie the knot at our Interpretive Center. Try your hand at tying a variety of useful knots for everyday life and take home a cool knot craft. Limited to 20 participants. Call park office to register and pay. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Songbird Craft
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
The birds are in flight all around us outdoors. Come to the Nature Center and make your own flying songbird indoors while learning about feathers and the adaptation of flight. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Blow dart making
Saturdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Feb 8, 2020 until Feb 29, 2020 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Make A Walking Stick with a Scout
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 12 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate National Scouting Day and make a bamboo walking stick with a paracord grip. Pre-register and pre-payment suggested, Walk-ins ok with correct change. Meet at Group Shelter below the dam. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Adult Winter Craft
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Gather your friends and create a hand lifesaver for the cold winter weather. We will be making pocket sized hand warmers with your choice of essential oils or dried lavender flowers. This craft is geared towards ages 14+ and takes about 20 minutes. $3 per each additional hand warmer. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week will feature a different style of craft. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Cool Weather Craft
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy timeless indoor crafts in this hour long program. Each week we teach a new skill such as fiber spinning, natural dyes, knitting, or quilting and learn about it's historical significance. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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GDRA 1864 Camp of Instruction
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for a gathering of reenactment soldiers on a day of training, practice, and drills. Black powder and tactical demonstrations will be open for public observation.There will also be a presentation by author Michael Shaffer. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Sweet Heart String Art
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the Nature center behind the park office to create the perfect gift just in time for Valentines day. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Roving Ranger
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find the Roving Ranger table on your next visit to Fort Yargo! Each date and location will have different activities and teach guests about topics such as wildlife, fishing, the Old Fort, plant identification and more. Suitable for all ages. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week will feature a different style of craft. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for Toddler Tuesdays at our new time! Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Twice a month, explore STEAM focused nature programs through hands on play! Events to take place at the Interpretative Center (old office) unless specified otherwise. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Nature Sketching
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come draw or color some of the beautiful scenery in the park $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Nature Sketching
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come draw or color some of the beautiful scenery in the park $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Couples Craft
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Grab your significant other and join us for a valentine’s day craft. $1 per craft $5 parking. 912-384-7082.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Tie the Knot
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come tie the knot at our Nature Center. Try your hand at tying useful knots for camping, packing, and hauling in this hands-on instructional class. Space limited. Call to register. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Blow dart making
Saturdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Feb 15, 2020 until Feb 29, 2020 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week will feature a different style of craft. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Children's Nature Walk
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy the fall colors with us and make a necklace of the different colors that you see! Walk the Squirrel trail and pick up nature's colors as we head to a shelter to put our necklace together. All ages are welcome! Sign up at the Park Office prior to the event. $2 per person $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Paint with Faye
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come out to the park and paint like a pro with Faye Fletcher, a certified Bob Ross instructor. All materials provided and painting is your to keep. Minimum of 10 for class to make. Call Faye for details and to register and pay. $48 plus $5 parking. 229-560-1575.
Molten Moonlight Iron Pour: Valentine's Special
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6:30 PM. It's the day after Valentine's, so come out with your special someone to this Molten Moonlight Iron Pour. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week will feature a different style of craft. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come out to the Nature Center to meet and learn about some of our terrific turtles while you make a “stained glass” turtle to put on your window at home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Blow dart making
Saturdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Feb 22, 2020 until Feb 29, 2020 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Civil War Candle Making
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our living historians for a demonstration on 19th century candle making. Try your hand at making your own candle. 912-727-2339.
Painting in the Park
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Please join us in the campground shelter for a morning of art and good company. We will be doing a painting and an instructional art program from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week will feature a different style of craft. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Coffee With the Ranger
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a scoop of peach Dutch oven dump cake with a Hard Labor Creek ranger. Swap a few stories, answer some questions about the park history, and learn a few tricks for cooking outdoors. Samples while supplies last. Meet at the visitor center. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Cool Weather Craft
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy timeless indoor crafts in this hour long program. Each week we teach a new skill such as fiber spinning, natural dyes, knitting, or quilting and learn about it's historical significance. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Bird Feeder
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Learn how to attract birds to your backyard and make a craft . Come to the nature center behind the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Nature Sketching
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Grab some paper, sketching material and a nice view and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Etowah. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for Toddler Tuesdays at our new time! Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Twice a month, explore STEAM focused nature programs through hands on play! Events to take place at the Interpretative Center (old office) unless specified otherwise. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Leap Frog Craft
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Celebrate Leap Day by making an origami paper frog that leaps/hops. Space limited to 18. Call park office to register and pay. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Blow dart making
Saturdays 2 PM - 2:30 PM – Feb 29, 2020 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
An Extra Day in Nature
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Want to make the most of your Leap Day? Join a ranger on a guided nature journaling walk. $2. 912-437-4770.
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An Extra Day in Nature
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Want to make the most of your Leap Day? Join a ranger on a guided nature journaling walk. $2. 912-437-4770.
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LEAP Day Program
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Leap day is here and in honor of it we will be offering an educational program on all the different animals that leap to get around! Meet at the nature center. The cost to attend this event is $2 per person. Ages 3 and under are free. A parking pass is required for all vehicles entering the park. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Campfire Cooking 101
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion and learn how to cook a new breakfast campfire recipe. Ingredients will be provided. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Forts from Founds Objects and Build a Campfire
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you. Use surrounding sticks, branches, hollowed logs, vines, etc. Then, learn helpful skills about how to build a campfire. Celebratory marshmallows will be roasted after the demonstrations. Meet at the Visitors Center. Preregistration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Soldier Saturday- Candle Making
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Candles served as a primary light sources during the Civil War. Safety, availability and expense made candles a more reasonable source of light than oil lamps. Candles were home-made during this time period. Legend has it that candles were left in windows to lead young soldiers home. Come join us in candle making like women of the past did. $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6:30 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Forts from Founds Objects and Build a Campfire
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you. Use surrounding sticks, branches, hollowed logs, vines, etc. Then, learn helpful skills about how to build a campfire. Celebratory marshmallows will be roasted after the demonstrations. Meet at the Visitors Center. Preregistration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
National Quilting Day: A Patchwork of History
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join our first annual celebration of National Quilting Day. There will be displays by groups and individuals, period music, and special presentations. $3 -$6. 770-443-7850.
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Quilt Blocking 101
Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come learn the basics of quilt blocking with one of our lovely volunteers! Cost is $5/person. All materials are provided. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Friday, Mar 20, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Women's Wilderness Weekend
Friday, Mar 27, 2020 5 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a weekend filled with fun outdoor adventure. Women ages 18 and older will stay in park lodging Friday and Saturday night and enjoy activities such as archery, astronomy, kayaking, hiking, campfire cooking, nature crafts and more. Lodging and meals provided. Call office for details and to register/pay. $125-$160 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Cast Iron Chefs - Grown In Dirt and Cooked In Fire
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Once again our cast iron chefs will gather together to demonstrate their skills. Come out to observe while vegetable entrees will be the primary showcase. Sampling will be allowed. Period music and games will set the background under the canopy of southern pines. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Easter Celebration
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come enjoy this family fun event. We will begin the afternoon with Easter Crafts from 1-2 PM. Guests will create Easter Bonnets. Supplies will be provided Have you even done the Bunny Hop? Starting at 3 PM we will have Bunny Hop Music and Dancing. We will finish the celebration with an Easter Parade through the park starting at 4:30 pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Spring Cleaning at the Cabin
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Spring Cleaning at the Cabin; Join us for a Festival celebrating Pioneer Spring activities at our historic Vaughan Log Cabin! There will be demonstrations, crafts, and activities themed around Spring, Cleaning, and Planting! Inclement weather may cancel the event. All vehicles must display Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Natural Egg Dying Program
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Learn how to dye your Easter eggs the old fashioned way with natural materials such as onions, beets, and turmeric. Eggs will be provided for participants. Old fashioned games will also be available for kids to play. We will also have baby chicks to hold, courtesy of Ash Brothers Feed & Farm Supply! $5. 706-878-1077.
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Outdoor Cooking Class - Hobo Style
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This cooking class is for individuals or families looking to learn how to prepare simple meals wrapped in aluminum foil over a camp fire. Pre-registration required. $5. 770-443-7850.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Homeschool Tuesday: Plant Smash
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. We will be discussing and practicing many non-edible uses for plants; such as plant dyes, textiles, incense, oils, lotions, and more. For ages 5 and up. Inclement weather may cancel this event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities. Kids will be able to make their own nature craft project to take home. Enjoy nature hikes, live animal programs, hayrides, and the annual Spring Arts and Crafts Festival. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Hofwyl Plein Air Art Event
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Bring your plein air gear for fun and camaraderie with lots to paint in this historic setting. No prizes, no judging, just good camaraderie and big fun. Lots to paint - 800 year old moss draped live oaks, scenic vistas across rice fields, 150 year old plantation house, barns, slave cabins and out buildings. Artists - $25 Adults - $8 Senior - $7 Youth - $5. 912-264-7333.
Springtime at the Cabin
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Make your plans for a Spring outing with a visit to our 1853 cabin. Enjoy life-ways demonstrations such as period games, chores, and cooking. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Iron Pour
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 AM. Pour begins at 1 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Up-cycle 2-liter bottle bird house!
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Want to learn how to upcycle? Then bring an empty clean coke bottle to campground pavilion, to create a beautiful bird house! $2 dollars for painting supplies. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Farm Heritage Day
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Explore an antique tractor show and enjoy live bluegrass music, steam engine demos, plantation house tours, come meet our barnyard animals, enjoy old-fashioned toys & games, and experience demonstrations of farm skills like blacksmithing, soap making, spinning & weaving, basket making, wood carving, and more for the whole family. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
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Saturday, May 2, 2020

3rd Spring Pioneer Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2020 11 AM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Step back in time and experience what life was like when the Civilian Conservation Corps boys were building the park. Join us for CCC wagon rides, outdoor cooking demos, authentic chuckwagon, live bluegrass music, blacksmith, art and craft demos, pioneer games, food and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Planting Moon Celebration
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Enjoy the sounds, taste and smells of yesteryear. Tours of historic buildings will be available and demonstrations of life skills common at the time of the Trail of Tears will be demonstrated. Park rangers, a visiting Cherokee artist and Friends of New Echota volunteers will bring the early 19th century Cherokee Nation capital alive again. $5.5-$7 706-624-1321.
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Makers n' Metal n' Music
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This exciting event combines Makers, Iron Pours, and Summer Music together. Makers of all kinds will be here demonstrating how to create things. We will be showing how we make scratch blocks and have an iron pour demonstration with scratch block prizes. There will be acoustic musicians playing during the event. Click event title for more info. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Movie by the Water
Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:45 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Movie by the Water
Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:45 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

National Trails Day: Nature Journaling Walk
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers on a walk around our grounds while creating or enhancing your own nature journal 912-437-4770.
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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Music and Dancing On The Mountain
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Come join our talented local musicians, Randy and Darlene Dameron, and dance under the stars.Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. Bring a picnic, a friend and a chair or blanket or enjoy cement seating. Dance and sing-a-long to 60's and 70's music. Meet at the Stone Amphitheater next to the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 22, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jun 26, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

U-Pick Harvest Festival
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. Harvest your own sunflowers or corn and see how sorghum is harvested and processed. Enjoy a beautiful day in the Valley with music, games and treats. Regular Tour Rates: Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Movie by the Water
Friday, Jul 3, 2020 8:30 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Fourth of July
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Fourth of July is a great time to visit Fort Mountain. With our beach, boat rentals, mini-golf, hiking, biking and horse trails there is something for everyone. Paid activities require registration* 6pm Cornhole Tournament 7pm Craft $3 8pm Tower Tour and Sunset at the West Overlook $3 $0-$3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Ol' Time Fourth
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Celebrate Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation with farm skill demonstrations like blacksmithing, spinning, and wood stove cooking, patriotic and bluegrass music, an old time carnival, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon followed by a watermelon cutting and old fashioned games, relays, and races. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Red, White, and Bluegrass
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top welcomes back summer bluegrass this Independence Day! Bring a chair to listen to our bluegrass performers play their awesome music. Performances will be on the porch of our historic Vaughan Log Cabin. This event ends at 9, which leaves you time to watch fireworks after words. Fireworks are visible at Websters Ferry boat dock. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Movie by the Water
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 8:30 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Kid's Day at New Echota State Historic Site
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
New Echota State Historic Site will be offering different activities from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM for kids of all ages. Come and experience what life was like during the 1800s. Activities include: quill pen writing, finger weaving, corn husk dolls, fire-starting and more. $5.50 - $7.00 706-624-1321.
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Monday, July 13, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jul 13, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jul 16, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jul 17, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Junior Ranger Day - Discovery, Interpretation, Recreation, Travel (D.I.R.T.)
9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 18, 2020 
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Want to know what its like to be a park ranger? This is a chance for anyone; individuals or families of all ages to earn their badges through participation in nature crafts, games, and a park service project. $10. 770-443-7850.
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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Hardman Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Bernie’s Nacoochee Guest House in Sautee will serve dinner on the lawn at the mansion. The affair begins at 5PM with wine and hors d'oeuvres while guest browse and enjoy fiddle music. All ingredients are Georgia Grown, mostly here in White County. The wine you will be served comes from the Habersham vineyards you pass entering the Farm! $75. 706-878-1077.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Portrait of a Plantation
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
This celebration of art and history includes drawing and painting activities, an exhibition of art from local artists, and a plein air painting session, where artists create works of art in real time as you tour the site. The plantation will also come to life with farm skill demos, steam engine demos, and house tours. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Perseid Shooting Star Party 2020
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 to Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 9 PM to 1 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us to view the best meteor shower of the year! From 9PM-1AM, come to the beach to enjoy concessions, acoustic music, and meteor viewing. Limited number of telescopes will be available to view the night sky or bring your own. $5 per person (cash only). Kids 5 and under free. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park's annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, pollinator programs and much more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Movie by the Water
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 8:15 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
What did those first colonists do to survive when they arrived in 1733? Find out if you have what it took to build a colony. See craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, cooking, roof thatching, and more. $2.00 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Movie by the Water
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 8:15 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Volunteer Training Iron Pour at Red Top Mountain State Park
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain Iron Pours are kicking off with a Training Pour on September 19th, 2020. This training session is mandatory for ALL volunteers and staff that would like to join us for the 2020-2021 Iron Pour Season. Anyone interested needs to email the Red Top Mountain Interpretive Team at redtopprogram@gmail.com for more details. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Celebrate Pioneer harvest history with our Rangers! There will be Pioneer games, tours of the Vaughan Log Cabin, and a variety of harvest-themed activities. Activities include: apple pressing, food preserving, sorghum syrup, corn dolls, and more! Inclement weather may cancel this event. All vehicles must display a Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Cabin Fever: Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
We invite you to join Smithgall Woods Friends Group for a fun afternoon of bluegrass and BBQ on Dukes Creek! There will be live music from multiple bluegrass acts, food vendors, arts and crafts, non profits, and much more! This is a family friendly event! Vendors wanted, please contact the park. $10. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, October 10, 2020

50th Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us for our largest event of the year. Watch Native American demonstrators, visit the craft booths, try the local food vendor trucks, take a ride on the pontoon boat or watch local performances. Help us celebrate 50 years! $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Movie by the Water
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 8:15 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 4 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 4 PM. Pour begins at 7 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Mountain Farm Celebration
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy the feel of an old-fashioned country fair set in the beautiful Nacoochee Valley, surrounded by the colors of the season. $6. 706-878-1077.
Green Tomato Festival Crossover Event
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 24, 2020 until Oct 25, 2020 
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
While you are in Juliette for the Green Tomato Festival, visit our Ga State Parks booth for fun activities. Then, be sure to cross over the river and visit Jarrell Plantation for house tours throughout the day. In conjunction with the festival, the plantation will be open all weekend for festival goers to tour the farm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Green Tomato Festival Crossover Event
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 25, 2020 
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
While you are in Juliette for the Green Tomato Festival, visit our Ga State Parks booth for fun activities. Then, be sure to cross over the river and visit Jarrell Plantation for house tours throughout the day. In conjunction with the festival, the plantation will be open all weekend for festival goers to tour the farm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tricks, Treats, and Tricorns
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 5 PM to 8 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for your new Halloween tradition of Trick-or-treating inside the fort's walls. We will also be offering the chance to flex your crafty side with a full evening of fun fall activities! $3-$5. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Sugar Cane Syrup Festival
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
See how the Jarrell family made their very own cane syrup in one of the original kettles. Sip on sugar cane juice, be entertained by bluegrass music, experience demonstrations around the farm, and enjoy activities and games throughout the day. Freshly made, hot syrup will be available to take home and enjoy at the end of the day. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate the history of farm life in the Wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers & vendors, syrup making and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Kolomoki Native American History
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the visitor center as we learn more about the descendants from Kolomoki. The Muscogee Creek Indians left their footprint on the soil here and we want to tell you more about their culture. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for yuletide celebrations in pioneer style! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, so be sure to bring your camera and cheer. We will have holiday crafts, pioneer toys and games, live music, and more! Access to the cabin requires a short walk on a paved trail. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Christmas at the Gorge
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 1 PM to 3 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 5, 2020 3 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
What's better than Christmas Parties? How about Caroling Hayrides, Homemade Ornaments, and pictures with Santa? Caroling Through the Park will have that and much more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Plantation Christmas
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a tour of the plantation decorated for the holidays with authentic decor, live music, warm cider and cookies, a story time with Mrs. Clause, and send your letter to Santa at the old post office 3-6 pm. Site closes to regular guests at 6 pm. Tours by lantern light held after dark by reservation 6-8 pm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments. Holiday crafts at the museum throughout the day. Holiday festivities start at 1 pm. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

CANCELLED: Iron Pour
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 am. Pour begins at 1 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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