Festivals & Annual Events

Festivals are an integral part of Dahlonega's rich heritage and a superb way to take in the outdoor beauty of the area -- and Dahlonega’s delightful downtown. Visitors and locals alike look forward to attending the many year-round festivals in Dahlonega and Lumpkin County. We invite you to experience the arts and culture of our Appalachian community at festivals such as the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival (celebrating its 20th anniversary year in 2016), Gold Rush Days, the 4th of July Family Celebration, the Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration, and the local wine festivals that draw thousands of visitors to Dahlonega each year.

Pack your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live entertainment, with a local flair, during our Summer Movies Under the Stars series, the First Friday Night Concert series, and Saturday afternoon Appalachian Jams in front of the Gold Museum on our Historic Downtown Square.