Upcoming Events

 

Here’s what’s happening in Cherokee County!


DISCOVER SPRING

BALL GROUND MOVIES IN THE PARK
Outdoor movies in Ball Ground City Park! Featuring family-friendly films beginning at dusk. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening under the starts. April-September.
770.735.2123
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CANTON FIRST FRIDAY
First Friday, May-October, Historic Downtown Canton Loop Block Party, Car Show, Live Music, Food & Good Times! Downtown Canton, 6 p.m. 770.704.1548
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WOODSTOCK FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
First Friday, (March–December) in Downtown Woodstock. Come enjoy the many restaurants and stores the area has to offer as the Downtown Merchants stay open late, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., and celebrate with a downtown wide themed festival. 770.517.6788
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CHUKKAR FARM POLO CLUB & EVENT FACILITY SUNDAY POLO MATCHES
Every Sunday (April – October) Chukkar Farm offers a live polo match to the public from 2 pm – 4 pm for $20 a carload. Come out and enjoy the Sport of Kings in a casual atmosphere and bring a picnic lunch and your lawn chairs. 770-314-3735
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CHUKKAR FARM POLO CLUB & EVENT FACILITY CONCERTS
Live singer/songwriter concerts organized by James Castos held every First Friday and Saturday (May – November). High quality concerts in a gorgeous outdoor setting, bring a picnic and beverage and have a great date night or evening with friends. 770-314-3735
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HOLLY SPRINGS EASTER EGG HUNT
Event includes complimentary pictures with the Easter Bunny, petting zoo and playground fun. Each child receives a prize egg. Free. Barrett Park. Holly Springs. Check website for date & time.
770.345.5536
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CHEROKEE INDIAN FESTIVAL AND POW WOW
Experience Native American entertainment, arts and crafts, music and food. Mother’s Day weekend at Boling Park in Canton. 770.735.6275
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CANTON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Artists, music, food, a youth art exhibit, and a hands-on area for children in downtown Canton. First full weekend in May. Presented by the Cherokee County Arts Council.
770.704.6244
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WOODSTOCK BACON & BANJOS
A convergence of the salty goodness of bacon and the downhome sounds of bluegrass music at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater with a portion of the funds benefiting the Woodstock Public Safety Foundation. Bluegrass music, bacon food festival with contests, & craftsman alley. Third Saturday in May. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 770.517.6788
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HOLLY SPRINGS 5K & FUN RUN
The 5K starts at Holly Springs Elementary School and concludes at Barrett Park. Fourth Saturday in May, 8 a.m.  770.345.5536
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FARMERS MARKET AT RIVER CHURCH
Every Tuesday (April – November) from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Located at River Church, 2335 Sixes Road, Canton. 770.598.0048
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WALESKA FARMERS’ MARKET
Last Thursday in May-First Thursday in November, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Heritage Fellowship Baptist Church – 3615 Reinhardt College Pkwy, 404.805.7468
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WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday, May-October, 8:30 a.m.-Noon. Market Street, Downtown Woodstock. 770.924.0406
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CANTON FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday, May 26-October 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cannon Park, Downtown Canton. Rain or Shine.  770.704.1548
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DISCOVER SUMMER

BALL GROUND MOVIES IN THE PARK
Outdoor movies in Ball Ground City Park! Featuring family-friendly films beginning at dusk. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening under the starts. April-September.
770.735.2123
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CANTON FIRST FRIDAY
First Friday, May-October, Historic Downtown Canton Loop Block Party, Car Show, Live Music, Food & Good Times! Downtown Canton, 6 p.m. 770.704.1548
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WOODSTOCK FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
First Friday, (March–December) in Downtown Woodstock. Come enjoy the many restaurants and stores the area has to offer as the Downtown Merchants stay open late, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., and celebrate with a downtown wide themed festival. 770.517.6788
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CHUKKAR FARM POLO CLUB & EVENT FACILITY SUNDAY POLO MATCHES
Every Sunday (April – October) Chukkar Farm offers a live polo match to the public from 2 – 4 pm for $20 a carload. Come out and enjoy the Sport of Kings in a casual atmosphere and bring a picnic lunch and your lawn chairs. 770-314-3735
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CHUKKAR FARM POLO CLUB & EVENT FACILITY CONCERTS
Live singer/songwriter concerts organized by James Castos held every First Friday and Saturday (May – November). High quality concerts in a gorgeous outdoor setting, bring a picnic and beverage and have a great date night or evening with friends. 770-314-3735
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WOODSTOCK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
A variety of musical entertainment is hosted by the City of Woodstock for free concerts May-September at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Ampitheater. 770.517.678
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ROCK THE PARK CONCERTS
Bring your lawn chair, sit back and enjoy the music at these free concerts in Ball Ground’s Downtown City Park. Select Saturdays. 770.735.2123
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FARMERS MARKET AT RIVER CHURCH
Every Tuesday (April – November) from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Located at River Church, 2335 Sixes Road, Canton. 770.598.0048
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WALESKA FARMERS’ MARKET
Last Thursday in May-First Thursday in November, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Heritage Fellowship Baptist Church – 3615 Reinhardt College Pkwy, 404.805.7468
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WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday, May-October, 8:30 a.m.-Noon. Market Street, Downtown Woodstock. 770.924.0406
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CANTON FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday, May 26-October 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cannon Park, Downtown Canton. Rain or Shine.  770.704.1548
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BALL GROUND FIRE WORKS IN THE PARK
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy beautiful fireworks in Ball Ground’s Calvin Farmer Park. Saturday before 4th of July. 9:45 p.m. 770.735.2123
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CITY OF CANTON 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Patriotism and fireworks at its finest. Parade, entertainment, and fireworks display at RiverStone Shopping Plaza. 770.704.1548
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WOODSTOCK JULY 4TH PARADE AND FREEDOMFEST
City of Woodstock’s annual can’t miss 4th of July event. Early morning ‘Woodstock Freedom Run’ 5k road race. Parade through downtown Woodstock followed by booths, food, fun and games for children in Woodstock City Park. After-dark fireworks display at I-575 & Hwy. 92. 770.704.1548
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WALESKA 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Fun-filled activities for the entire family. Cline Park, Waleska. 770.479.2912
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CHEROKEE COUNTY FAIR
Family fun at the fair featuring shows, carnival rides, games and more. September. Fair Grounds in Canton. See website for details. 770.479.4613
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BROWN BAG CONCERT SERIES
Your lunch hour has never been more entertaining – free concerts at Woodstock City Park. Noon – 1 p.m. Every Thursday in September. 770.517.6788
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DISCOVER FALL

CANTON FIRST FRIDAY
First Friday, May-October, Historic Downtown Canton Loop Block Party, Car Show, Live Music, Food & Good Times! Downtown Canton, 6 p.m. 770.704.1548
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WOODSTOCK FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
First Friday, (March–December) in Downtown Woodstock. Come enjoy the many restaurants and stores the area has to offer as the Downtown Merchants stay open late, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., and celebrate with a downtown wide themed festival. 770.517.6788
Visit Website

CHUKKAR FARM POLO CLUB & EVENT FACILITY SUNDAY POLO MATCHES
Every Sunday from April – October Chukkar Farm offers a live polo match to the public from 2 – 4 pm for $20 a carload. Come out and enjoy the Sport of Kings in a casual atmosphere and bring a picnic lunch and your lawn chairs. 770-314-3735
Visit Website

CHUKKAR FARM POLO CLUB & EVENT FACILITY CONCERTS
Live singer/songwriter concerts organized by James Castos held every First Friday and Saturday (May – November). High quality concerts in a gorgeous outdoor setting, bring a picnic and beverage and have a great date night or evening with friends. 770-314-3735
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FARMERS MARKET AT RIVER CHURCH
Every Tuesday (April – November) from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Located at River Church, 2335 Sixes Road, Canton. 770.598.0048
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WALESKA FARMERS’ MARKET
Last Thursday in May-First Thursday in November, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Heritage Fellowship Baptist Church – 3615 Reinhardt College Pkwy, 404.805.7468
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WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday, May-October, 8:30 a.m.-Noon. Market Street, Downtown Woodstock. 770.924.0406
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CANTON FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday, May 26-October 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cannon Park, Downtown Canton. Rain or Shine.  770.704.1548
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APPLE PICKIN’ JUBILEE
Hillcrest Orchards host the Annual Apple Pickin’ Jubilee each weekend (September-October). This unique U-Pick apple festival features many family friendly activities such as wagon rides, pig races, cow milking, a petting farm, mini golf, museums, jumping pillow and numerous playgrounds. Live entertainment and great food.  706.273.3838
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RIVERFEST
Arts and crafts festival, antiques, music, entertainment, and concessions. Last weekend in September. Presented by the Service League of Cherokee County. Etowah River Park, Canton.
770.704.5991
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AUTUMN FEST
Celebration filled with fun and excitement for the entire family features children’s games, excellent food, community organization booths, arts and crafts, petting zoo, live music, and much more! First Saturday in October, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Barrett Memorial Park. Holly Springs. 770.345.5536
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SPOOKTACULAR – MOVIE IN THE PARK
An evening full of fun for the young and old alike. Treats for the kids, children’s activities, food vendors, and lots more. Festivities end with a movie everyone is sure to enjoy. Ball Ground City Park. Friday before Halloween, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. 770.735.2123
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HALLOWEEN KIDSFEST
Just treats, no tricks for costumed kiddies. Moonwalks, apple bobbing, face painting, candy give-away, and more. Halloween Evening. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Woodstock City Park. 770.517.6788
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JINGLE BELL $HOP
A one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza of beautiful and distinctive gifts. Second Friday in November, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center,
Cherokee County Administration Building, Canton. 770-345.0400
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MAIN STREET INFERNO CHILI COOK-OFF
Homemade Chili and Great Tunes! Free to attend. Chili taster tickets available for purchase. Downtown Canton. Second Saturday in November. Noon. 770.704.1548
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WOODSTOCK JUNIOR WOMEN’S CLUB HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES
The tour features exquisite homes in Woodstock that are professionally decorated for the holidays by local designers. Each home has unique features that make it distinctive. Visitors will be able to get numerous holiday decorating ideas to make their own homes more festive for the holiday season.  Held in November. 770.592.3535
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DISCOVER WINTER

LOVE LIGHTS A TREE
The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Downtown Canton. 770.704.1500
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MARCH OF THE TOYS PARADE
The Annual March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots held in downtown Ball Ground is one of the largest Christmas parades in North GA. Attendees to the parade are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots campaign. Meet Santa and his Parade of Toys in City Park following the parade. Friday, November 30th, 7 p.m.770.735.2123
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COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING
Bundle up and celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with the annual tree lighting at the Historic Train Depot. Songs of the season will be heard from local talent. Join the City of Holly Springs for light refreshments following the lighting of the tree. Friday, November 30th, 6:30 p.m. 770.345.5536
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CHRISTMAS PARADE
Come celebrate the holiday season with your neighbors in Holly Springs. First Saturday in December, 1:30 p.m. 770.345.5536
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HOLIDAY JUBILEE AND CITY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Tis the season to experience a parade, carolers, Santa, tree lighting and presentation of the Citizen of the Year Award. First Saturday in December, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Woodstock City Park. 770.517.6788
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WOODSTOCK FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
First Friday, (March–December) in Downtown Woodstock. Come enjoy the many restaurants and stores the area has to offer as the Downtown Merchants stay open late, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., and celebrate with a downtown wide themed festival. 770.517.6788
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WALESKA CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Official kick-off to the holiday season in Waleska. Friday, December 7th , 6 p.m. Downtown Waleska. 770.479.2912
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CANTON CHRISTMAS PARADE
Santa and more march in a parade through downtown Canton. Saturday, December 15th, 6 p.m. Other festive activities begin at Noon and lead up to the time of the parade. Hosted by the Canton Optimist Club. 770.704.1500
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Holiday Lights of HOPE
A Hometown Holiday Tradition! The Holiday Lights of Hope is a community celebration benefiting the Anna Crawfod Children’s Center. Families can enjoy a large, walk-through LED holiday lights display and the opportunity to meet and have their picture taken with Santa! Hobgood Park in Woodstock. Open 6 p.m.- nightly. Check the website for dates. 678.504.6388
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Note: There are a variety of events held throughout the county to commemorate Memorial Day, Patriots Day & Veterans Day. Contact the Chamber of Commerce or a local City Hall for event details.