What’s Happening This Week

Week of March 27 – April 2, 2023

Hardy spring flowers grow even in a gravel parking lot. Here are some of the events happening in our area this week.

Easter Shop Hop – March 27 – April 8, Blairsville (706-745-5789)
The Shop Hop event is the perfect excuse to get out and explore all that Downtown Blairsville has to offer this spring! Hop on over and explore Downtown Blairsville and enter to win a BIG prize! Pick up a passport at any participating merchant. Then visit 10 of the participating merchants to have your passport stamped and pick up a special Easter egg filled with candy and/or store discounts and coupons. Once you’ve collected all 10 stamps, drop off your completed passport to Sugar Magnolia no later than 4pm on Saturday, April 8th for a chance to win a wreath from Sugar Magnolia Gifts & Interiors and $150 in Blairsville Bucks.

Georgia Wine Highway – month of March, wineries across North Georgia, https://www.opengeorgiawine.com
Get your Georgia Wine Highway Passport now and don’t miss out on tasting all of Georgia all March long! Valued at over $600, this passport gives you a tasting at over 45 wineries all over the state of Georgia! Plan your visits with the map, lodging partners, and transportation partners. The Passport is valid for the entire month for a safe and exciting way to get out of that cold weather funk. Purchase of Passport includes souvenir glass.

Concert – Friday, March 31, 7 pm, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds (706-896-4191)
“Gary Allan” – With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way.

Concert – Friday, March 31, 7 – 8 pm, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC (1-800- 365-5724) ^
“Larry Unger” – Larry has been a full-time musician since 1984, and he has presented a diverse range of music at contra dances, Scottish and English country dances, waltz events, dance weekends, dance and music camps, festivals, coffee houses and concerts all across the United States. He has also toured in Canada, England, Scotland, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Denmark and Sweden, and has taught music in Afghanistan and performed in India. In addition to his work with other musicians, Larry gives solo concerts that include a wide variety of music: finger-style blues and slide guitar, rags, old-time banjo tunes, original waltzes and fiddle tunes. He likes to play a number of unusual instruments such as banjo guitar, fretless banjo, jaw harp and piano harp.

Planetarium Show – Friday, March 31, 8 – 9 pm, Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College (706-379-5195) *
“Skies Over Georgia” – Featuring a live presenter and using the planetarium’s digital and optical star projectors to their fullest, this traditional star show allows audiences to explore the heavens as they appear above the mountains of North Georgia. Learn how to identify the planets and stars currently visible in the night sky, take a guided tour of the constellations and hear some of their fascinating stories. Appropriate for general audiences.

Cruise-In – Saturday, April 1, 3 – 7 pm, Farmer’s Market, Blairsville (706-897-5857)
Blairsville Cruisers car club presents their monthly Cruise-In. No registration fees. All vehicles welcome!

Dance – Saturday, April 1, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Pat Haralson Memorial Civic Center, Blairsville (561-635-9090) *
“Line Dancing” – There will be line dance instruction all night long. Join in and learn to line dance or bring your honey and do your own “thing” to some great, good ole music. We will have some waltzs, 2-step, W.C. Swing, E.C. Swing and some plain old snuggly close slow dancing.

Concert – Saturday, April 1,  7:30 pm Peacock Performing Arts Center, Hayesville, NC (828-389-2787) *
“Frankly Scarlet” is a band of seasoned musicians from Atlanta, GA that plays the music of the Grateful Dead…… and they put their own “fingerprint” on it. “When we are playing shows we are really listening to each other and we are having meaningful, musical conversation to create our interpretation of The Grateful Dead.”

^ A donation is requested for this event.
* There is a charge for this event.

More details and other events can be found at these websites:

Blairsville & Union Country  –http://members.visitblairsvillega.com/events

Towns Country – http://golakechatuge.chambermaster.com/events/

Blue Ridge – http://www.blueridgemountains.com/events/