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.


Friday, May 27, 2022

Paper Plate Turtle Craft
Friday, May 27, 2022 12 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Supplies will be provided for this self-guided program in the Interpretive Center in which you’ll be making a cute turtle with its own unique paper plate shell. Copy the designs of one of our turtles or make your own! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Tree Friends Nature Craft
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9 AM to 1 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 in the campground. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Flag Painting Craft
Saturday, May 28, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion for a patriotic craft for Memorial Day! Limited to 15 people. Call the office to sign up. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Accessible Event 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Chain Snake Craft
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Snakes come in all different shapes and sizes, so come make a paper chain one based off a real one or your own creation. Sit with one of our older resident reptiles while you craft and learn some cool snake facts from our naturalist. Meet at Picnic Shelter 1. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
158th Anniversary, Battle of Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Observe Federal and Confederate infantry drills displayed around separate field encampments. Experience periodic cannon firings taking place throughout the day. Explore civilian lifeways at our 1850's cabin. Enjoy the feature demonstration of a tactical skirmish held in the "Ravine" between both Federal and Confederate Troops. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Mushrooms and Other "Fun Guys"
Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us for a fun activity day where you will learn about scavengers, decomposers, and mushrooms! You'll get to stretch your legs with a scavenger themed race. Learn all about mushrooms with an educational mushroom work shop, and make your own mushroom in a fun arts and crafts activity. Ages 6+. Limited to 12 participants. Preregistration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 6-9)
Monday, Jun 6, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 6 to 9 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week children will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Space is limited. $150. 912-598-2300.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022 to Friday, Jun 10, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Junior Rangers ages 8 to 11 off for a few days of outdoor fun. June 8th-10th 115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Papa Bear Card Craft
Sunday, Jun 12, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Father’s Day is here so come show your appreciation! Whether it be for your father or a fatherly figure, come make a card for them with the supplies available in the Interpretive Center. This will be self-guided, but materials will be supplied by the park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
Pollinator Activity Day
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Step inside the world of pollinators with this hands-on learning activity day. You will learn about how pollinators benefit the world around us through crafts, educational fun, and even a bit of dancing. This is a free event for all ages. Walk up and join the fun. Social distancing required. Water, bug spray, and closed toed shoes recommended. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Woodworking and Chair Caning Demonstrations
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Trees provide a valuable resource - WOOD! Learn how to work wood the old fashion way from logs to finished products. A wide range of woodcrafts will be demonstrated including chair caning. Don't miss this exciting opportunity! $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Amateur Radio Kids Day
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 4 PM to 6 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Learn about amateur "HAM" radio at this kids focused program. Kids 5 and up as well as adults will have the opportunity to learn about radio communication and even talk to people near and far. No cell phone or internet required! $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Accessible Event 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 10-12)
Monday, Jun 20, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 10 to 12 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week children will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Space is limited. $150. 912-598-2300.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Adventure Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for a few days of outdoor fun! June 22nd- 24th. Ages 12-15 welcome $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
Adventure Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for a few days of outdoor fun! June 22nd- 24th. Ages 12-15 welcome $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Adventure Day Camp
Friday, Jun 24, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Drop your Jr Rangers off for a few days of outdoor fun! June 22nd- 24th. Ages 12-15 welcome $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 5 PM to 8 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy an evening in The Valley featuring live music, period dressed characters teaching about the history of the Farm, and a locally grown dinner and drinks. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Jul 2, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
Ol' Time Fourth
Saturday, Jul 2, 2022 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Celebrate Fourth of July weekend at Jarrell Plantation with live patriotic and bluegrass music, old time carnival games, relays, and races. See the farm come to life with farm skill demos and stay for a slice of watermelon and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 6-9)
Monday, Jul 11, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 6 to 9 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week children will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Space is limited. $150. 912-598-2300.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Anna Ruby Tuesday Day Camp
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
What was life like for a well-to-do girl in Nacoochee in the 1870s? In this one day camp, 6-10 year olds will play period games, play dress up with Victorian attire and have an English tea. Advanced registration required. $35. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Vann House Days 2022
Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
What better way to understand the daily life of an 1800s family than to experience it for yourself? Local craftspeople will demonstrate early 19th century skills such as blacksmithing, basket weaving, quilting, weaving, blow guns and more. The Vann Mansion, Cherokee Farmstead, Vann Kitchen, and museum will be open for self-guided tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Harvest Festival
Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 10 AM to 3 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. Harvest your own corn and enjoy music, antique tractor displays, old fashioned games, pet farm animals and more. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Junior Ranger Camp (Ages 10-12)
Monday, Jul 25, 2022 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Children from 10 to 12 are invited to join park rangers for a fun week of hikes, crafts, games, and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. During the week children will complete activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up. Space is limited. $150. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Jul 30, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Perseid Shooting Star Party 2022
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 to Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 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 astronomer talks, acoustic music, and meteor viewing. Limited number of telescopes will be available to view the night sky at no charge, or bring your own. Social distancing required. Click on the link below for directions to the beach. $5 per person (cash only). Kids 5 and under free. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Thursday, Aug 25, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Harvest Moon Dinner
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 5 PM to 8 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Hardman Farm’s fall premiere event, the Harvest Moon Dinner, will bring the farm to life with live music, delicious food and beer and a celebration of our Valley’s history. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

A.H. Stephens' Cruise-In and Sock Hop
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Enjoy the sights of classic cars and the sounds of the '60s and '70s. Once you take a look around the car show, come down and enjoy the sock hop that will be happening inside our group shelter. Food and drinks will available for purchase. $1 - $3 $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Accessible Event 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

52nd Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us for a full day of entertainment, antique tractor parade, pontoon boat rides and more. Local craft and food vendors will be available and primitive demonstrations are always a hit with all age groups. Mark your calendars to join us for the parks largest annual celebration. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Autumn at the Cabin
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Ah! The Fall arrives with changing leaves and October harvest. Come enjoy life in a less complex lifestyle with excitement filling the air. We will be demonstrating period tasks, games, and preparation for the coming of Winter. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Mountain Farm Celebration
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 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, apple cider from a hand-cranked press and much more. $6. 706-878-1077.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Annual Hayride Event
6 PM - 10 PM from Oct 28, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us for our annual hayride event! We'll have a hayride through the park, decoration contest in the campground, fall movie, costume contest, games, and great food. Last tickets for the hayride sold at 9:00 PM. 5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Annual Hayride Event
6 PM - 10 PM from Oct 29, 2022 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us for our annual hayride event! We'll have a hayride through the park, decoration contest in the campground, fall movie, costume contest, games, and great food. Last tickets for the hayride sold at 9:00 PM. 5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

2022 Autumn Encampment – A Meeting of Nations
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
To continue our special Tricentennial anniversary, our annual Autumn Encampment will include reenactors from the three nations: England, France, and Spain. Join us for activities and demonstrations. 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.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Santa Net Amateur Radio Program
Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 7:45 PM to 9:30 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join us for a fun evening learning about amateur radio communications. We might even be able to experience talking to Santa Claus over the radio waves! $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Accessible Event 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Santa Net Amateur Radio Program
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 7:45 PM to 9:30 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join us for a fun evening learning about amateur radio communications. We might even be able to experience talking to Santa Claus over the radio waves! $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Accessible Event 

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.
Holidays on the Home Front
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for some 1860s holiday spirit and more. There will be crafts, games, and decorating activities for all to enjoy. Of course, Santa will be here too! $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Make Your Own Blow Gun Darts
Thursday, Dec 22, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Blow Guns were often the first weapon given to Native American children to learn how to hunt. Learn how to make your own blow gun darts, blow gun included in this fun program. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Historic Site to register. Program Fee of $5.00 and Limit of 10 people per session. $2-$4 Admission $5 Programming Fee. 770-387-3747.