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.


Saturday, December 5, 2020

Elf Nature Craft
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
We all know that elves help Santa make all the toys he delivers, but who makes presents for the elves? Create a handmade present for your elf on the shelf from the natural materials of December; maybe your elf will show it off to Santa on one of their visits! Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fairy House Competition
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Build a whimsically creative home using outdoor-sturdy, unique, natural materials. Recycled and repurposed wood, glass, ceramic and metal accents are ok. House size less than 18" high with no larger than 18" x 14" base. Prizes for youth and adult categories. Room of Fairy furniture should fit 2-inch wood fairies. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Chat with a Chandler
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our ranger will be making hand-dipped candles in the style of an 18th century chandler. Come take a look at this interesting process and have a chat about history. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Ask a Ranger
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 12 PM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find our Naturalist at the Visitor Center on your next visit! Ask questions, learn about the park’s history, pick up a trail map, or grab a camera scavenger hunt. Bring your completed scavenger hunt by the Visitor Center and win a fun prize. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared towards people 6 years and older. Space limited to 10 participants. Preregistration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 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: 8 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon on Friday prior to day of event. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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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. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call the office to sign up. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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DIY Christmas Cards
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion as we hand make paper for some beautiful Christmas cards. This craft is great for all ages. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Craft Corner: Ornaments
Sunday, Dec 6, 2020 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Take the fort home for the holidays in this messy make and take craft! Recreate the iconic red stripes and build your own mini fort. Please wear clothes that can get dirty - red clay stains! Meet at the Interpretive Center. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Craft Corner: Peanut Butter Pine Cone Feeder
Sunday, Dec 6, 2020 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Attract all sorts of local and migratory birds to your backyard or campsite with a delicious treat. All materials provided. Peanut-free Sunbutter available upon request. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Christmas Ornament Craft
Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Choose from several different styles of ornaments with varying levels of difficulty: paper snowflakes, pipe cleaner candy canes, grapevine and burlap wreaths, and more. Limited to 8 people, minimum of 4; registration required two days prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center, 912-287-4900 $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, December 11, 2020

Holiday Cards at the Park
Friday, Dec 11, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by creating cards for the local homeless shelters using paint, leaves, and pinecones! Location disclosed upon registration. Preregistration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Ask a Ranger
Friday, Dec 11, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find our Naturalist at the Visitor Center on your next visit! Ask questions, learn about the park’s history, pick up a trail map, or grab a camera scavenger hunt. Bring your completed scavenger hunt by the Visitor Center and win a fun prize. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Elf Nature Craft
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
We all know that elves help Santa make all the toys he delivers, but who makes presents for the elves? Create a handmade present for your elf on the shelf from the natural materials of December; maybe your elf will show it off to Santa on one of their visits! Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Civil War Candle Making
Saturday, Dec 12, 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. 912-727-2339.
Craft Corner: Handwarmers
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Cold hands? Need a last minute white-elephant gift? Looking for a fun project to get out of the house? Come make a hand warmer with us! These cozy, pocket sized packs are perfect for the winter months ahead. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 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: 8 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon on Friday prior to day of event. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Christmas at the Springs- Grinch Themed
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Pre-registration is required for this program and space is limited. Bring the family to join in the festivities of the season. We will make Christmas crafts, have a snowball fight with Christmas charaters using stress balls, watch a Christmas movie and participate in a Christmas scavenger hunt. $7 per child adults free unless participating in activities $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
DIY Wreath Making
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Add some holiday cheer to your house this year with a homemade wreath! We will be teaching the basics and supply the items necessary to build your own holiday wreath. The price is $25 per wreath. We encourage you to bring your own decorations to add that personal touch! This event will be held inside the beach house. $25 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Christmas Crafts & Games
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Bring your child to Mistletoe for the weekend! We will be making Christmas ornaments and playing Christmas themed games inside our beach house! The program is $5 per child. You must call the office at (706) 541-0321 to register. We will be meeting inside the Beach House. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Christmas Wreath
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Create a wonderful live wreath for your front door this holiday season! Meet at the campground pavilion. Ages 12+ $10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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17th Annual Vogel State Park Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 4 PM to 7 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for an evening of fellowship and celebration of the true meaning of Christmas. Hayrides, music, and activities lead up to the Christmas Program and Lighting of the Tree. There is NO fee for programs. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 12 or younger for the Sheriff's Dpt. See below for details, including schedule and musician lineup! $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Make Your Own Seasonal Ornament
Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us to make a fun handmade Seasonal ornament. Fill your hollow globe ornament with snow, mini trees, and other fun decorations. Limited to 6 people, minimum of 4; Registration required. $4 event fee. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
Ask a Ranger
Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find our Naturalist at the Visitor Center on your next visit! Ask questions, learn about the park’s history, pick up a trail map, or grab a camera scavenger hunt. Bring your completed scavenger hunt by the Visitor Center and win a fun prize. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Craft Corner: Snow Globes
Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Want a new holiday decoration? Need a last minute white-elephant gift? Looking for a fun project to get out of the house? Come make a mason jar snow globe with us! Create a Fort Yargo keepsake you can treasure for years to come. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Homeschool Wednesday: Explore Archaeology
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Find out about the people who came before us with this fun archaeology activity! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/373MOmq to register. $6.50 - $9.50 912-437-4770.
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Homeschool Wednesday: Explore Archaeology
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Find out about the people who came before us with this fun archaeology activity! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/373MOmq to register. $6.50 - $9.50 912-437-4770.
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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Candle-making
Thursday, Dec 17, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how the pioneers lighted their homes with hand-made candles. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-registration required two days prior to event; call or stop by Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Elf Nature Craft
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
We all know that elves help Santa make all the toys he delivers, but who makes presents for the elves? Create a handmade present for your elf on the shelf from the natural materials of December; maybe your elf will show it off to Santa on one of their visits! Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Make An Ornament
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers in a fun craft and make your loved one a homemade Christmas ornament! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/363piXs to register. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Make An Ornament
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers in a fun craft and make your loved one a homemade Christmas ornament! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 912-437-4770 or click https://bit.ly/363piXs to register. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Ask a Ranger
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 12 PM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find our Naturalist at the Visitor Center on your next visit! Ask questions, learn about the park’s history, pick up a trail map, or grab a camera scavenger hunt. Bring your completed scavenger hunt by the Visitor Center and win a fun prize. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 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: 8 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center by noon on Friday prior to day of event. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Kids Christmas Ornaments
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion as we create beautiful Christmas ornaments just in time for the holidays! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Craft Corner: Handwarmers
Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Cold hands? Need a last minute white-elephant gift? Looking for a fun project to get out of the house? Come make a hand warmer with us! These cozy, pocket sized packs are perfect for the winter months ahead. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Monday, December 21, 2020

Pinecone Ornament
Monday, Dec 21, 2020 to Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us in this fun, simple morning craft making seasonal pinecone ornaments for your festivities at home. Pinecones and decoration materials will be provided, but make sure to bring your holiday spirit! Pre-registration is required as the program is limited to 10 participants. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Craft Corner: Peanut Butter Pine Cone Feeder
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Attract all sorts of local and migratory birds to your backyard or campsite with a delicious treat. All materials provided. Peanut-free Sunbutter available upon request. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Chat with a Chandler
Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our ranger will be making hand-dipped candles in the style of an 18th century chandler. Come take a look at this interesting process and have a chat about history. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Salt Painting
Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
If you or your child is a lover of arts and crafts this program is perfect! We will be supplying everything needed to make beautiful salt paintings. Preregistration is required, call the office at (706) 541-0321 to register. $5 per person. Recommended for ages 5 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Friday, May 28, 2021

Last Friday of the Month Camp
Friday, May 28, 2021 to Saturday, May 29, 2021 9 AM to 4 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm ages 6-15 This one day camp is a perfect way for your child to get a chance to explore the outdoors and have fun! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Last Friday of the Month Camp
Friday, Jun 25, 2021 to Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 9 AM to 4 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm ages 6-15 This one day camp is a perfect way for your child to get a chance to explore the outdoors and have fun! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Last Friday of the Month Camp
Friday, Jul 30, 2021 to Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 9 AM to 4 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
9:00 am - 4:00 pm ages 6-15 This one day camp is a perfect way for your child to get a chance to explore the outdoors and have fun! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

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.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

51st Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Come join our 51st Annual Kolomoki Festival. A community event the entire family will enjoy. The festival hosts a wide variety of entertainment and activities including live music from the Bo Henry Band, a Fly-Board performance, food and craft vendors, primitive skills demonstrators, and much more. Additional fees may apply for various attractions. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.