Things To Do
The site of the first U.S. “Gold Rush” in 1828 brought many miners to Dahlonega – a Cherokee Indian word for yellow rock. The town exploded with miners and entrepreneurs coming to find riches in the North Georgia Mountains. Today, these same mountains have become proven to be a favorable environment for growing sweet mountain grapes for wine connoisseurs. There is a growing number of vineyards and wineries in the area. Others come to experience the majestic waterfalls and hiking trails that surround the town. Dahlonega and the county annually host weddings, family gatherings, college and university visitors, Appalachian Trail hikers, those seeking wildlife sightings, or just to visit historical sites and festival events.
Dahlonega Farmer’s Market: Open every Tuesday and Saturday from summer through September
Movies in Hancock Park: Outdoor screen every second Friday through September
Dahlonega Appalachian Jam: Live music on town square through October
The Bear On The Square art and music festival: Mid April each year.
The Third Annual Dahlonega Wine Trail : August 16-17, 2014
The Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty – bike rides: September 28, 2014
Gold Rush Weekend: with Dahlonega celebrating the first finding of gold: October 18-19, 2014
Thanksgiving at The Smith House : Thanksgiving Day each year.
Every weekend after Thanksgiving until December 25th: Santa Claus on the town square of Dahlonega. Then – come have supper with Santa at The Smith House.