St. Petrick’s Day

Bring your furry family to downtown Ellijay, Georgia on March 15, 2014 to celebrate St. Petrick’s Day. Participate in a pet parade, pet contests and enjoy some live music and shopping in downtown Ellijay. The parade will begin at 1 PM at the Ellijay Elementary School and proceed up North Main Street, around the square, and head out of town on River Street. The contests will be conducted in the parking lot on River Street directly after the parade. Get a raffle ticket for a Big Green Egg give-a-way that will take place during the day. Music and vendors will be set up there until 5 PM.

The event is free to attend. There is a $25 fee for vendors and to participate in the parade is a fee of $5 for walkers, $10 for cars, and $25 for floats or large groups.

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Pickin’ on the Porch

Banjo Man

Pickin’ on a Banjo

Enjoy some live musical entertainment with Pickin’ on the Porch at the Eagle Mountain General Store in Ellijay, Georgia every 2nd and 4th Saturdays from May through October, 2013 from 7 PM to 9 PM. As long as the weather permits, there will be a firepit going where you can roast marshmallows while listening to some great country, bluegrass, and even some rock and roll music. The general store has plenty of food, drinks, and snacks for you to choose from including BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, and more! Check out the great gifts and collectibles in the store, much that is created by local artists.

For more information, call the Eagle Mountain General Store at 706-635-1609.

Eagle Mountain General Store
25 Eagle Mountain Dr.
Ellijay, GA

September’s First Friday

Don’t miss September’s First Friday event in downtown Ellijay, Georgia on September 7, 2012 from 5 PM to 8 PM. Stores will be open late for your shopping pleasure. Enjoy some live music, games, a dunking booth, a scavenger hunt and more. Fall is right around the corner and that means apples! You can get some freshly picked apples from orchards in the area.

Get a preview of  John Christian’s artwork being shown at the Art Show at the Apple Mountain Playhouse. An auction and raffle will be held at Apple Mountain Playhouse from 7 PM to 9 PM on Saturday, September 8.

Come on down to the square in Ellijay for an evening of fun in the community.

St. Petrick’s Day Parade

St. Petrick's DayCelebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ellijay, Georgia on the square with the St. Petrick’s Day Parade and Street Party on March 17, 2012 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Bring your pets along for the party. Meet at Ellijay City Hall in your best St. Patrick’s Day attire at 10:30 AM and join in the parade. The parade will begin at 11 AM and there will be a pet contest near the stage immediately after the parade. The celebration will also include music, face painting, clowns, crafts with pets, pet vendors, food vendors, not to mention all the downtown stores and restaurants. Bring the whole family out for a day of fun!

This event is being brought to you by the Better Hometown program. For more information, call 706-635-4711 ext. 5.

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance Party

Happy Valentine's DayCelebrate Valentine’s Day at a Dinner and Dance Party with the Kharisma Show Band on February 11, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 10 PM. The party gets started with a tasty 4 course meal being catered by the Ellijay’s Main Street Catering Company. Once the band gets playing, you’ll just feel the need to get up and dance! The Kharisma Show Band is a fun, interactive, highly entertaining group who performs a wide variety of music from the 1950’s to the top hits of today.

The event will be held at the American Legion Dance Hall in Ellijay, Georgia. Dinner will be served from 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM and the band starts playing at 7 PM. Tickets are $30 per person. Call 706-698-1275 for more information.

American Legion Dance Hall
297 Legion Road
Ellijay, GA

Create a coffee mug

Are your children looking for something unique to do for their dad for Father’s Day? If so, bring them out to Mountain Ridge Garden Shop in Ellijay, Georgia for this Kid’s Club Event on Saturday, June 18, 2011 so they can create their very own coffee mug along with a card to give to Dad as a gift.

The workshop will be from 10:30 AM to 4 PM and the cost is $3 per mug. For more information, call 706-698-2815.

Don’t miss the Big Plant Sale on June 24 and 25, 2011. All trees and shrubs in stock will be 25% off.

Mountain Ridge Garden Shop is located at:
746 River St.
Ellijay, GA

Apple Blossom Tour

Apple BlossomsVisit R & A Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia on April 2 – 3, 2011 to take a Free wagon ride through the apple orchard to enjoy the beautiful Apple Blossoms. The tours will start at 10 AM and run every hour on the hour until 5 PM. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the trees in bloom!

While you are there, make sure to pick up some of the homemade canned goods. They have jams and jellies, salsas, salad dressings, dried apples and so much more.

R & A Orchards is located 4.5 miles east of Ellijay out Highway 52 at:
5505 Hwy. 52 East
Ellijay, GA