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North Georgia Events

Not only does the beautiful scenery attract homebuyers to the area, but also the wide array of North Georgia Festivals and parades draw more and more individuals to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains each year. Hartwell Georgia’s landscape allows for various outdoor activities and annual North Georgia Events. Stated below is just a small collection of the festivals and events that Hartwell has to offer its residents and visitors.

The annual Hartwell Antique Boat Festival is held in the spring, and attracts exhibitors from all over the Eastern United States and Canada to the Hartwell Marina. The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, Hart County Chamber of Commerce, and Hartwell Marina are sponsors of the event. More than 50 classic boats are showcased on beautiful Lake Hartwell. The classic wooden boats date as far back as the 1920’s. Other happenings at the festival include “Crusin’ the Lake,” concessions, and “Paint a Boat” booth for children. Come out for a great day on the water!

Spring continues with the annual Challenge of the Centuries Bike Ride that begins in Hartwell Georgia, and concludes at the Georgia/South Carolina border. The event is open to cyclists and accomplished skaters alike. Cyclists have the option of 35, 62 and 100 mile loops. The Saturday ride leads participants across the dam on Lake Hartwell, regardless of their chosen route. Participants are encouraged to camp inside the middle school gym, pitch tents outdoors, or stay at any of the local hotels.

The Pre-Fourth of July Extravaganza is always a hit for families across the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The square in Hartwell Georgia is decorated with booths displaying arts and crafts of local artisans while entertainers fill the air with great sounds. The event is kicked off with the crowd-pleasing parade that allows children to honor soldiers. The evening concludes at the Big Oaks Recreation Area on Lake Hartwell with community band concert and fireworks. This event is designed for the children of the community, and brings more and more firework enthusiasts each year.

Lake Hartwell Dam Run is an annual event that has been taking place for more than 30 years. The Hart County Chamber of Commerce and the Hart County Running Club sponsor the Dam Run that provides participants with a scenic view of northeastern GA during their run. The shotgun sounds at the Big Oaks Recreation Area, just north of Hartwell Georgia. Participants have the option of choosing the 5K, 10K, or simply the One Mile Fun Run. The run concludes with food and beverages.

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