Georgia Magazine - July 2017 - 10
COMPILED BY PAMELA A. KEENE
Flying high at Callaway Gardens
and fireworks on July 3, and antique steam
engines and marching bands on parade on
July 4. cummingfair.net. (770) 781-3491.
his summer, Florida State University's FSU Flying High Circus will thrill audiences at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain.
Student performers from FSU in Tallahassee master the flying trapeze, high
wire and other acrobatic feats. As one of only two collegiate circus programs in the
country, the Flying High Circus gives students a chance to experience all aspects of
circus life, including making costumes, working behind the scenes and showcasing
their athletic skills.
When they're not performing, members of the troupe work as counselors at
Callaway's Summer Family Adventure Camp.
July 21, Thursdays
at the Robin Lake
Beach Dome. On
July 4, there are
at 3:30 p.m. and 8
p.m. Entry to the
circus is included
with Callaway Gardens admission.
For more information, visit callaway
call (800) 852-3810.
Event details and costs are subject to change;
please verify before attending.
act Farewell Angelina. bit.ly/mitmush.
HISTORIC HIGH COUNTRY
40th Annual Homespun Festival, July
21-22, Seaborn Jones Park, Rockmart.
Arts and crafts, car show, food, music.
homespunfestival.com. (770) 684-8760.
Annual Americana Fourth of July Celebration, July 4, various locations, Tallapoosa. Memorial service at 10 a.m. at
Veterans Park; downtown parade at 1 p.m.
visitharalson.org. (678) 416-1401.
Sitton's Gulch Hike, July 6, Cloudland
Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn. Climb 600
stairs past Hemlock trees and Cherokee
Falls, then enjoy a 3-mile downhill hike.
bit.ly/g3advhk. (706) 913-7170.
Live Music is Better Series, July 8, Blue
Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge.
Folk, country and blues artist Valerie Hines
performs. bit.ly/brcomth. (706) 632-9223.
"Dearly Departed," July 13-16, 20-23,
27-30, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue
Ridge. Comedy play about a small-town
family as it comes together for the patriarch's Southern-style funeral. bit.ly/brcomth.
Gene Watson, July 15, Mill Town Music
Hall, Bremen. Celebrate the golden anniversary of the country legend, with opening
4th of July Celebration, July 1-4,
various locations, Helen. Includes
Wild America tours; fireworks July
4 at dusk behind the Alpine Village
Shoppes. helenga.org. (706) 878-2181.
3rd Annual Painted Fern Festival of
Art, July 8-9, Rabun County Civic Center,
Clayton. More than 40 artists and fine
crafters, food, complimentary wine.
bit.ly/ngartsg. (678) 467-2697.
8th Annual Georgia Mountain
Moonshine Cruiz-in, July 13-15, Georgia
Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Hot
rods, muscle cars, crafts, music. bit.ly/mt
mcin. (662) 587-9572.
19th Annual Butternut Creek Festival,
July 15-16, Meeks Park, Blairsville. Juried
show with 65 artists and crafters, handcrafted works, music, demonstrations. bit.ly/
bttrcrk. (706) 781-1221.
Georgia Mountain Fair, July 21-29, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Carnival rides, pioneer village, concerts, crafts.
bit.ly/gamtnfg. (706) 896-4191.
5th Annual 'Shine Pedalers Metric Bike
Ride, July 29, Georgia Racing Hall of Fame,
Dawsonville. Bike one of two hilly routes
through Dawson County. bit.ly/shinebk.
Vann House Days, July 22, Chief Vann
House, Chatsworth. Learn about Cherokee
history and 19th-century skills such
as blacksmithing, weaving, quilting,
black-powder shooting. bit.ly/cvhsite.
Hometown Teams: How Sports
Shape America, July 29-Sept. 9, Bartow County History Museum, Cartersville. Interactive exhibition sponsored
by the Smithsonian Institution showcases the history, culture and people
behind small-town sports. bartowhis
torymuseum.org. (770) 382-3818.
Sparks in the Motorsports Park, July
4, Atlanta Motorsports Park, Dawsonville.
Family fun and fireworks. bit.ly/amsport.
Tri the Parks Triathlon, July 29, Richard
B. Russell State Park, Elberton. Triathlon
with swim in Lake Russell, 22-mile bike
ride and 10K run, with duathlon and aquabike options. bit.ly/trirchdb. (678) 594-3282.
SEVEN SPRINGS PHOTO BY JOHN MOON
12th Annual Fireworks Display, July 3,
Villa Rica Civic Center and Sports Complex,
Villa Rica. villarica.org. (770) 459-7011.
Dahlonega's 4th of July Celebration,
July 4, downtown, Dahlonega. Parade,
music, watermelon-eating contest, crafts
market, fireworks at University of North
Georgia Drill Field. bit.ly/dah4thj. (706)
July 4th Celebration, July 3-4, Cumming Fairgrounds, Cumming. Festival
More online at www.georgiamagazine.org
22nd Annual Charles B. Davis Memorial PRCA Rodeo,
July 7, Davis Cattle Co. Arena, Ringgold. Professional
cowboys, cowgirls, entertainment, food, vendors.
4lrodeo.com. (423) 304-5955.