Spring is Coming, So Get Ready for the Best Festivals of the Season


It’s still February, but warmer weather is on the way. And spring in North Georgia is a great time to explore the many fun festivals and events found in the beautiful mountains surrounding our beloved Big Canoe. Here are a few of the best:

Gibbs Gardens Daffodil Festival
Due to the warm weather we have been having, Gibbs Gardens is opening for the season on Saturday, February, 18 at 9AM. Visit Gibbs Gardens, just 10 minutes from Big Canoe’s main gate, to see the nation’s largest daffodil display. Hundreds of daffodil varieties cover more than 50 acres of gorgeous rolling gardens, for a breathtaking 20 million sweet-smelling blooms. They will be open Tuesdays through Sundays, from 9AM to 5PM, with the entry gates closing at 4PM. In mid-June their hours change to Wednesday through Sunday. You won’t want to miss it! Visit www.gibbsgardens.com for more information.
*Photo by Gibbs Gardens.

Dahlonega Bear on the Square Mountain Festival
Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017, the 21st annual Bear on the Square is taking place in nearby downtown Dahlonega. An authentic Appalachian Mountain festival, it features bluegrass and old-time music, traditional mountain arts and crafts, storytelling, dance team performances, free music workshops, regional food, and more. Go to www.bearonthesquare.org for tickets and more information.

Battle of Resaca Civil War Reenactment
Held on the original 1864 battlefield, the Battle of Resaca annual reenactment and encampment takes place dur-ing the weekend of Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21. This event is both educational and entertaining, and offers family-friendly activities and inexpensive spectator parking. Go to www.georgiadivision.org/bor_reenactment.html to learn more about this incredible opportunity to experience an important piece of living Georgia history.