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 Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty – Every September. Check dates at www.dahlonega.org
Gold Rush Weekend: with Dahlonega celebrating the first of finding of gold: always 3rd weekend in October
Thanksgiving at The Smith House : Thanksgiving Day every year. Check out our menu under dining tab.
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.
Come party with us on New Year’s Eve! After a great southern meal, purchase a button to enjoy concerts on the square. Proceeds helps our Jeremiah house (homeless shelter) here in Dahlonega. Click here for more details