4th of July, 2016 Events in North Georgia Mountains

This year, July 4th falls on a Monday so you’ll have a nice long weekend to enjoy—and where better to spend it that up here in the mountains with us! To help you with your plans, here are a few of the fun activities on tap.Fireworks-DT43408857

Fireworks! July 4th, between 9:00 p.m. – 9:30-p.m.
The town of Helen hosts a festive display starting at dusk, behind the Alpine Village Shops and the Helen Welcome Center.

Check out the Chattahoochee River for a cool rafting trip (see our June 2 blog) or to do a little fly fishing.

Take a hike into the woods to see the areas 20 wonderful waterfalls. Close to Helen, Anna Ruby Falls is an easy trek. For more splendor, try Duke’s Creek Falls which are nearly 400 feet in height.

Looking for an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration? You’ll find it in Dahlonega, about a 45-minute drive southwest of Lucille’s. The day starts with foot races, followed by a patriotic ceremony on the Gold Museum grounds, a pet costume contest, classic car show, and lots of live music on the town square. A parade begins around 5:00 p.m., and fireworks blast off once it gets dark enough.

If you think relaxing with a nice glass of wine is a good way to enjoy a holiday, you’ll find plenty of company at one of the area’s wineries. Stop by Yonah Mountain Vineyards on Saturday or Sunday for a walking tour of the winery, including the only wine cave in Georgia. Then you can enjoy a nice glass of their vino while listening to live music in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Yonah Mountain Vineyards
1717 Highway 255 S, Cleveland, GA
Walking Tours: Saturdays at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
$35, includes a complimentary etched wine glass
Music: Saturdays, 12:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Back at the Inn, you can lounge on the deck and sip wine under the stars. We’ll have some yummy homemade dessert for you too. Summer just doesn’t get much better than this!