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.


Thursday, October 6, 2022

Make a Snake
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery friend $2 per snake $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Make a Snake
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery friend $2 per snake $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit 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! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Leaf Rubbing Art
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come on down and join Jack Hill State Park for a fun morning of leaf art and activities! We will be designing and creating our own art work with leaves from around the park. You may want to bring a water bottle and wear closed toe shoes. Hope to see you there! $2 per person $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
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 indigenous works 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.
Spooky Screening Saturday
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join the naturalist and watch some spooky movies on Saturdays for the month of October! Crafts will occasionally be offered to do while watching the movie! Only $5 to participate! $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Monday, October 10, 2022

Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Batty Buddy
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 11 AM to 11:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us as we make a take-home bat buddy Fee is $2 per craft $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Make a Snake
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery friend $2 per snake $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Leaf Art
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Come to the Gold Museum to make some beautiful leaf art! A ranger will provide instructions and plenty of stories about Dahlonega's past, including how trees were used to process gold in the early days of the Gold Rush. Museum admission is required. Call 706-864-2257 for details or questions. 706-864-2257.
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Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 15, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit 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! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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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 
Spooky Screening Saturday
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join the naturalist and watch some spooky movies on Saturdays for the month of October! Crafts will occasionally be offered to do while watching the movie! Only $5 to participate! $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Creature Crafts: Making Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our Nature Hut to create environmentally friendly pine cone bird feeders, and learn how you can be a friend to your backyard birds. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Charcoal Craft
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Sit down for a fun afternoon of creativity as we make works of art using something that we all have while camping, charcoal! Fee is $2 per craft $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 22, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit 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! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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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, biscuits cooked on our wood-fired antique stove and much more. $6. 706-878-1077.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Camp Fire Stories and Smores
Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This event is by pre-registration only. Make Smores with a Ranger as we tell stories about the site around the campfire. Stories will range from silly to spooky, with a mix of historical accounts, urban folk lore, and local legends. Ages 8+ $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, October 28, 2022

Reading Ranger
Friday, Oct 28, 2022 1 PM to 1:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Books ignite a child's imagination and encourage learning. Join one of Panola Mountain State Park's rangers for a special reading of a children's picture book and a short "Creature Feature" animal presentation. This event will be held at the Amphitheater next to the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit 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! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Decorated and carved Pumpkin Contest
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 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.$2 per entry. Prizes for adults and youth. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campsite decorating Contest
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Show us your G-rated, creative side at our campsite. Make us believe you love Halloween and fall. No gore. Leave no trace decor. Winners awarded at the site by 9 Pm. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tricks, Treats, and Tricorns - Monsters Oh My!
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 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.
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Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Marsh Monster Masquerade
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 11 AM to 6 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Monsters of all ages are invited to Skidaway Island State Park this fall. We will be having a spooky mask decorating contest for children and adults, children’s pumpkin decorating, a dog costume contest, fair-style games, prizes, and more. A Trunk-or-Treat from 4 PM to 6 PM will cap off the evening. Come have a haunting good time in the park! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Pinecone Nature Craft
Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit 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! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-8906.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Turkey Nature Craft
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Make your own leaf turkey (ranger-guided) or let your imagination soar as you create a one of a kind park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Art in the Park: Bark Painting In Acrylic
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy the great outdoors as you paint with the changing autumnal colors guided by the resident artistic ranger on a very unique canvas, bark! Individuals and small groups are welcome. Geared towards adults. No previous painting experience required. All materials provided. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
33rd Annual Syrup Makin' Day
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Experience sugar cane syrup making the old-fashioned way as we cook cane juice in the original kettles and show off the steam powered cane press. Sip on sugar cane juice and watch farm skill like spinning, weaving, and woodstove cooking. Also go hands-on with fall activities and games. Hot syrup available to purchase at the end of the day. $6-$8.50 478-986-5172.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Flint Knapping/Arrowhead Crafting
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Sit with knapper Andrew Lee to learn about stone tool carving and receive instruction on creating arrowheads of your own. You will create multiple stone tools by the end of class and leave with everything needed to create more, including your own pressure flaker. This class is open to ages 13+. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.
Turkey Nature Craft
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Make your own leaf turkey (ranger-guided) or let your imagination soar as you create a one of a kind park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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. $7.50 912-437-4770.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 2 PM to 3:30 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 toward ages 6 years and older. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Turkey Nature Craft
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Make your own leaf turkey (ranger-guided) or let your imagination soar as you create a one of a kind park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Annual Sugar Cane Festival
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
We will be grinding & boiling sugar cane grown on site. Syrup will be bottled & sold at the event. We will have arts & crafts vendors on site as well as food vendors. If you are interested in have a booth for your crafts or a food booth call the park office at 478-763-2759. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 2 PM to 3:30 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 toward ages 6 years and older. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Turkey Nature Craft
Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Make your own leaf turkey (ranger-guided) or let your imagination soar as you create a one of a kind park souvenir from the natural materials of fall. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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.
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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.
Winter Celebration
Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 12 PM to 2:30 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come join Jack Hill State Park in a Winter Celebration! There will be games, activities, and crafts for kids to do. We hope to see you there! $2 for each person participating $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Christmas At The Gorge
Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 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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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.
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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.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Hogmanay 2022: A Scottish New Year
Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Celebrate the New Year with us, Scottish Style! Our annual winter after-hours event will be held in our 18th-century barracks. Enjoy the tavern, warm bonfires, light food, and a spectacular cannon firing. Reservations are required! Please call at 912-437-4770 or email us at fortkinggeorgeshs@gmail.com $40-$45. 912-437-4770.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Scottish Heritage Days 2023
Friday, Mar 10, 2023 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
For our annual Scottish History event, visit Fort King George and witness a variety of Scottish living history demonstrations: musket & cannon firings, blacksmithing, carpentry, medicine, cooking, music, and more! $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Scottish Heritage Days 2023
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
For our annual Scottish History event, visit Fort King George and witness a variety of Scottish living history demonstrations: musket & cannon firings, blacksmithing, carpentry, medicine, cooking, music, and more! $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Scottish Heritage Days 2023
Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
For our annual Scottish History event, visit Fort King George and witness a variety of Scottish living history demonstrations: musket & cannon firings, blacksmithing, carpentry, medicine, cooking, music, and more! $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day hosted by the Friends of Cloudland Canyon. Egg Hunt for ages 2-5 at 11:00am. Egg Hunt for ages 6-10 At 11:30am. Easter Baskets will be given away until they are all gone. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Story time by the fire
Saturday, Jul 8, 2023 7 PM to 8 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Chattooga County Librarian will come to read a story by the fireside. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.