Dahlonega’s July 4th Celebration

Dahlonega's July 4th fireworks

Do you ever reminisce about the good old days when life was simple and small towns and small town values were the norm? When holidays were celebrated by the community getting together for food and fellowship? Maybe as a child you grew up in a small town and miss July 4th celebrations that included a parade with the high school marching band, watermelon seed spitting contests and music in the park. If you’re longing for a small town 4th or July, then Dahlonega’s July 4th is for you!

Come visit us for Dahlonega’s July 4th celebrations.

Yes, there will be food (hot dogs), hot dog eating contests, face painters, balloon twisters, caricature artists, stilt walkers, jugglers and magicians at Hancock Park near the historic square. Also antique car shows, music concert, an old fashioned home town 4th of July parade and a great fireworks show at dark. Dahlonega’s July 4th celebrations offer something for everyone!

The schedule for the festivities may vary from year to year but always includes the food, parade, music and a spectacular fireworks show at the end of the day.

For 2019 the schedule for Dahlonega’s July 4th Celebrations is as follows:

8:00 to 10:30 am Firecracker 5k run

9:00-4:00 pm Chestatee River Adventures

10:00 AM – 3:00 pm Consolidated Gold Mine Tours – Go into the mine shaft and pan for gold at the conclusion of your tour.

10:00 AM – 4:00 pm Free Entry to the 1884 Old Jail Museum. Free entry only happens a few times a year so this is a must do.

10:00 AM – 4:00 pm The Dahlonega Car Club 4th of July Car Show will be at the Lumpkin Administration complex located at 342 Courthouse Hill, off E. Main Street, 2 blocks from our historic square. Turn at the old jail.

10:00 AM – 4:00 pm Crisson Gold Mine Tours

10:00 AM – 5:00 pm FREE Fun Zone in Hancock Park

10:00 AM – 5:45 pm Tour the Dahlonega Gold Museum. The museum is located in the middle of the historic square and provides a thorough history of gold mining in the Dahlonega area.

11:00 am Parade down main street. It is definitely a small town parade.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Face painters, balloon twisters, caricature artists, stilt walkers, jugglers and magicians at Hancock Park downtown

3:00 pm Dahlonega Action Dogs. The dogs are a sport team that performs at dog sport shows and competes in Agility, Disc Sports, and Dock Diving. The Action Dog team consists of handlers Rick and Debbie Nielsen and three border collies, Ripp, age 6, Jessie, age 5, and Pete almost 2.

4:00 pm 1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. Prior years has been watermelon seed spitting contest.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Live Music in Hancock Park: Featuring Jive Revival

9:00 pm Fireworks Show at Dark at the UNG Drill Field. If you stay with us we will provide a great area for you to park your car, see the fireworks and avoid crowded parking. Hint: a little ice cream treat goes well with watching fireworks.

This schedule will be updated yearly.

For more information on Dahlonega’s July 4th Celebrations visit https://dahlonegadda.org/events/dahlonega-4th-of-july-parade-and-celebration/

Come stay with us and enjoy the Dahlonega July 4th Celebrations!

Dahlonega Thanksgiving

Dahlonega Thanksgiving

In 2018 we decided to open the inn for guests to enjoy a Dahlonega thanksgiving.  Prior years we would receive calls from parties seeking a place to stay during thisthanksgiving dinner holiday. Some had plans with families living in the area but wanted the privacy away from their local families after they completed their daily visits. They all had thanksgiving dinner with their local relatives. We know how they felt since we often book a bed and breakfast when visiting families just to have a break on our own.

Others like to come to Dahlonega during the Thanksgiving holidays because the busy Fall season is over and the town, trails and attractions are not crowded. Guests still enjoy Mary Beth’s organic breakfasts before heading out for the daily activities that are planned or sometimes not planned. Many of the downtown shops and the area wineries may be closed Thanksgiving day but there is so much more to do- enjoy nature and the North Georgia mountains.

As mentioned previously we normally close for Thanksgiving Day to spend time with our family. Our two sons live in the area and the youngest is now married. His wife prepares a great Thanksgiving dinner at their house.

We normally head to their house around noon after breakfast has been served to inn guests. The only difference for new guests arriving on Thanksgiving Day is that check in is moved from the usual 4:00pm to 9:00 pm to 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

If you wish to stay with us during this holiday first check the availability box on this site to make sure we are open and have availability. Also please note that a 2 night minimum is required.

If you want to enjoy Thanksgiving in the North Georgia mountains please consider staying with us. If you are wanting to have dinner please read further.

Check our  availability calendar link above for what we have available.

Where to eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Dahlonega?

Normally the three options that are shown below will be open. Call them to make sure. We will be adding additional places for Thanksgiving Dinner when they become available to us. Check out our Facebook page for future additions.

  • The Smith House always offers Thanksgiving Dinner each year.  Call 706-867-7000 for more information. They do not take reservations.
  • Yahoola Creek Grill also normally has Thanksgiving Dinner- For Information and reservations call 706-482-2200. They fill up fast.
  •  Montaluce Winery normally has Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Visit http://montaluce.com/ for reservations.

For more things to do in the area visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/dahlonega-attractions/