City of Ellijay Georgia – Gilmer County GA

Georgia Apple Blossom Festival 2014

Apple BlossomsVisit Ellijay, Georgia on the weekend of May 3-4, 2014 for the Georgia Apple Blossom Festival. The festival will celebrate the arts, crafts, and foods of the North Georgia region. It will take place on Craig Street, adjacent to the Gilmer Chamber office in East Ellijay from 9 AM to 5 PM both Saturday and Sunday. It will be an outdoor, pet friendly event and admission is free.

For more information, contact the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce at 706-635-7400.

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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Free Concert and Storytelling

Free Concert

Come on out! FREE live concert and storytelling as part of The Craddock Center’s annual Songs & Stories. The evening’s event features Sonny Houston and the Blue Velvet Band as well as Brenda Bynum.

The show begins at 7:30 PM on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at the Ellijay Elementary Auditorium in Ellijay, Georgia.

Ellijay Elementary
32 McCutchen St.
Ellijay, GA


Antique Show

When visiting Ellijay, Georgia, be sure to stop in the Antique Show on the square in downtown Ellijay to check out the selection of antiques available there.

5 Southside Square
Ellijay, Georgia

2013 Light Up Ellijay

Merry ChristmasIt’s that time again to get the town decorated for the Christmas holidays and Ellijay, Georgia will be doing it up right with Light Up Ellijay on November 29, 2013 from 5 PM to 8 PM on the square in downtown Ellijay. Downtown merchants will participate in a window decorating contest so you’ll be able to enjoy the great displays. Dress up in your craziest outfits and hairdos and join in the parade that will begin at 6 PM. The lighting of the Christmas tree will take place after the parade. Get into the spirit of Christmas with music, caroling and dancing. Enjoy the live nativity scene and get your picture with Santa Claus. Even the Grinch will be there for pictures. Stores will have lots of specials and craft vendors will be showing their stuff so bring your Christmas list because you will want to get some shopping done.

For more information, contact the DDA Office at 706-635-4711 x5 or Kathy Robinson at 706-635-2782.

Huckleberry Holler

Pumpkins and Scarecrow in the Fall.

Huckleberry Holler 2013 Season :

Bring the whole family out for an enjoyable time getting lost in the corn maze, sliding down the giant slide, racing pedal cars and more. Hang around after the sun goes down for some eerie activities in the corn maze after dark. Last but not least, roast some marshmallows around the campfire to make some S’mores, Yum!

$10  Corn Maze, Hay Mountain, Slinger Swing, Corn Bouncer and Campfires.
$15 Armband includes all of the above PLUS the Cow Train, Raptor Slide, Jumping Pillow, Pedal Cars.

On weekends of the Georgia Apple Festival (October 12th – 13th  and  19th – 20th ) other vendors such as  H20 Balls & Zorb Balls, Hay Ride, Horse Rides and the Wildlife Sanctuary will be adding to the fun.

Huckleberry Holler’s hours are  Friday 4 PM to 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 10 PM, and Sunday 1 PM to 6 PM.  The park will be open from September 20, 2013 – November 17, 2013. For more information, call 706-276-3535 or visit their website at

Huckleberry Holler
547 Progress Road
Ellijay, GA 

2013 4th of July Celebration

2013 4th of July fireworksThere will be partying in the streets of downtown Ellijay, Georgia on Saturday, July 6, 2013. The festivities were originally scheduled for Thursday, July 4 but have been postponed to Saturday, July 6. Come on down to see the “Star Spangled Beach Party” parade that will start at 6 PM. Music and fun will begin afterwards. There will be live music, food and other vendors, and fireworks at dark.

For more information, call (706) 635-4711 ext. 5.

Have a safe and happy day!