Events & Venues

Looking for something fun to do in Cherokee County or a venue for your special occasion? Look no further! Cherokee County hosts an array of fun entertainment options throughout the year and has unique event facilities with scenic vistas that are sure to please!

Annual Events

Ball Ground

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Fireworks and fun at Calvin Farmer Park held the last Saturday in June.

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Parade featuring special characters and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Benefitting Toys for Tots and held the 1st Friday in December. 7pm.

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Gilmer Ferry Road
Ball Ground, GA 30107
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Outdoor concerts and movies at Downtown City Park. Select Saturdays

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Children’s activities, food vendors, and family friendly movie at Ball Ground City Park held the Friday prior to Halloween.

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Special entertainment and activities throughout peak blooming season.

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770.893.1880
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1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Canton

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Parade, entertainment and fireworks at RiverStone Shopping Plaza.

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Two-day event with wine tasting and shopping stops throughout Historic Downtown Canton.

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Beer & wine tastings, local artists, live entertainment and shopping in Historic Downtown Canton.

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Fine arts, music, food, youth art exhibit and more. Presented by the Cherokee County Arts Council and held the 3rd weekend in May in Downtown Canton.

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Held on the first Friday of each month (April - October), the Historic Downtown Canton block party features, car shows, live music, food and more!

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770.704.1548
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Home-made chili, live music and corn hole held downtown with Veterans Day Parade.

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Live entertainment at Etowah River Park. 3rd Saturday May – October.

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Carnival rides, livestock exhibitions, entertainment and more. Held in September at the Canton Fairgrounds.

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The holidays will be in full swing for the Christmas in Canton celebration. On Dec. 9, from 6-9 p.m., young, old and all in between are invited to visit with Santa, enjoy a holiday movie feature showing, hop on a train ride through Downtown, make s’mores around a warm bonfire, and so much more! Stores in Downtown will be open extended hours for all your Christmas shopping needs.

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The Canton Optimist Club and The City of Canton present a Merry Market and Parade on Dec. 10, in Downtown Canton. Shop for holiday gifts amongst the more than 80 market vendors around Cannon Park, as well as in the Downtown shops from 2-6 p.m. The parade fun starts at 6 p.m. and will feature classic cars, carolers, and floats! Don't miss this holiday extravaganza!

 

ADDITONAL DOWNTOWN CANTON HOLIDAY EVENTS

Dec. 1, 8, & 15, from 6-9PM | Mistletoe on Main

Come experience Christmas in Canton. Enjoy a complimentary wagon ride through Downtown Canton as you take in the lights and beauty of what makes Canton special. Visit with Santa (Dec. 1 & 15 ONLY).

Dec. 3, 10, & 17, from 2-5PM | Visit with Santa

Dec. 3, 10, & 17, from 2-5PM on each date, you can visit with the jolly ole’ fella himself at the Cannon Park Gazebo in Downtown Canton. Bring your Christmas wish list and your camera to capture the magic!

Dec. 9, from 6-9PM | Christmas in Canton 

The holidays will be in full swing for the Christmas in Canton celebration. On Dec. 9, from 6-9 p.m., young, old and all in between are invited to visit with Santa, enjoy a holiday movie feature showing, hop on a train ride through Downtown, make s’mores around a warm bonfire, and so much more! Stores in Downtown will be open extended hours for all your Christmas shopping needs.

Dec. 10, from 2-7PM | Merry Market & Parade, Presented by the Canton Optimist Club and the City of Canton

The Canton Optimist Club and The City of Canton present a Merry Market and Parade on Dec. 10, in Downtown Canton. Shop for holiday gifts amongst the more than 80 market vendors around Cannon Park, as well as in the Downtown shops from 2-6 p.m. The parade fun starts at 6 p.m. and will feature classic cars, carolers, and floats! Don't miss this holiday extravaganza!

 

HISTORIC CANTON THEATRE

Dec. 2, at 7PM | Feature Showing: Elf

The hilarious holiday movie “Elf,” will be the feature showing on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. Tickets are $2 and went on sale Nov. 25, online only, at www.cantonga.gov/cantontheatre

Dec. 9-11, 16-17, times vary | Theatre Production: A Christmas Carol

Cherokee Theatre Group will bring a classic adaptation of the Charles Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol” to the Canton Theatre stage Dec. 9-11, 16-17, times vary. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cherokeetheatre.org.

Dec. 23, at 7PM | Feature Showing: White Christmas

The holiday classic “White Christmas,” starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, will grace the big screen on Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $2 (limit of 8), and will be sold online only starting Dec. 16, at www.cantonga.gov/cantontheatre. Concessions will be available for purchase, and Santa will make an appearance for pictures following the film.

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International film festival at the Canton Theatre. Second weekend in September.

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Live music and dance celebrating Black History Month held at the Cherokee Arts Center the first weekend in February

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Two-mile drive thru light show featuring light tunnels, amazing animated Christmas displays and over 1 million lights that benefits local charities.

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Food and fun watching the Kentucky Debry in May. Proceeds benefit the Cherokee County Historical Society.

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Experience Native American entertainment, arts and crafts, music and food. Mother’s Day weekend at Boling Park in Canton.

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770.735.6275
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Boling Park
1200 Marietta Hwy
Canton, GA 30114
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Annual arts & crafts festival with over 130 exhibitors, entertainment and more. Held the last weekend in September at Etowah River Park in Canton.

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2-day event with live entertainment, food and fun at the Etowah River Park in November

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Held at Etowah River Park with food and live music.

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Holly Springs

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Games, food trucks, arts & crafts, entertainment and more at Barrett Park held the 1st Saturday in October.

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Pictures with the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, playground fun and more at Barrett Park.

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Tree lighting, light refreshments and more at the Historic Train Depot the 1st Friday in December.

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Waleska

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Official kick-off to the holiday season in Downtown Waleska held the 2nd Friday in December.

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Woodstock

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Walk-through LED lights display, pictures with Santa, food, shopping and more! Held throughout December at Hobgood Park in Woodstock.

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6688 Bells Ferry Road
Woodstock, GA 30189
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20+ restaurants and eateries sampling their favorite dishes hoping for your vote.

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Bluegrass entertainment, bacon food festival, contests and craftsman alley at the Northside Hospital - Cherokee Amphitheater held 3rd Saturday in May.

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Free concerts from noon - 1pm on Thursdays in September.

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Free concert series held May through September at the Northside Hospital - Cherokee Amphitheater.

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5k road race, parade, food and game booths and fireworks held on the 4th of July.

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Moonwalks, apple bobbing, face painting, candy give-away and more at Woodstock City Park on October 31st.

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Parade, carolers, Santa, tree lighting and presentation of the Woodstock Citizen of the Year Award held the 1st Saturday in December. 5:30-9 pm.

 

The City of Woodstock’s 26th Annual Christmas Jubilee and Parade of Lights is Saturday, December 3rd from 5:30 to 9 pm in Downtown Woodstock. Road closures will begin at 5:15 pm for the parade which starts at 5:30 pm at Woodstock Elementary School on Rope Mill Road and travels south on Main Street to the Sam’s Club near Hwy 92. The event is rain or shine unless there is dangerous wind or lightning in the area.

The Grand Marshal of this year’s parade is local columnist Juanita Hughes. Juanita served on the city’s centennial committee that organized Woodstock’s first festival and parade in 1997. Since that time, she has helped to document the history of Woodstock through her work with Preservation Woodstock and the Woodstock Visitors Center.

A festival in the Park at City Center will follow the parade. Visit with Santa in the gazebo, see the mayor light the official city Christmas tree and present the awards for the best parade floats, and enjoy holiday music by a DJ and festive foods by local vendors. There will be a free Sugar Plum cupcake decorating station with cookies, cider, and hot cocoa to enjoy plus a free Kris Kringle kids craft area. Families will enjoy games, inflatables, and a reading of the Polar Express with artwork displayed on a 16’ screen at 8 pm presented by the Sequoyah Regional Library System. Bring a monetary or nonperishable food donation to the collection bins in the park for Never Alone. Drop your letter to Santa in the mailbox at the gazebo – include your address so you will receive a personalized letter back!

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Hundreds of decorated scarecrows lining Main Street during October.

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Wedding & Event Venues

Ball Ground

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A 6,000 square foot community building is available for rent, and is surrounded by free use areas consisting of a ball field, tennis courts and a basketball court.  The Community Center complex adjoins Calvin Farmer Park.

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770.735.2123
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Ball Ground, GA 30107
Cagle’s Family Farm at Conns Creek
Phone
770.354.7413
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Address
5267 Conns Creek Road
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Ball Ground City Park
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Adjacent to the railway in downtown, this wooded park features an entertainment venue for concerts and special events. Also available for lease for outdoor weddings and private events.

Phone
770.735.2123
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250 Civic Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Feathers Edge Vineyards
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Enjoy locally sourced wines in the tasting room and live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can also shop for fine crafts at the Wildcat on a Wing art gallery.

Winery, Tasting Room
Live Music, Closed Monday and Tuesday

Phone
770.735.6923
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Address
10061 Ball Ground Highway
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Hawks Ridge Golf Club
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*A member sponsor is required.

Phone
770.205.6889
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1100 Hawks Club Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
The Corner District
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770.862.3537
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310 Gilmer Ferry Road
Ball Ground, GA 30107
The Greystone Estate, Inc.
Phone
770.735.3777
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200 Greystone Estate
Ball Ground, GA 30107
The Wheeler House
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770.402.1686
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Address
510 Gilmer Ferry Road
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Canton

Big Door Vineyards
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Conveniently located off I-75 in northwest Cherokee County near Canton, Big Door Vineyards is a beautiful farm winery that offers wine tastings, classes, special events, live music and more. With an upscale tasting room, spacious verandah, covered pavilion plus outdoor oasis and waterfall, it is the perfect setting for weddings, corporate outings and special celebrations.

Vineyard & Tasting Room
Live Music, Spirits

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678.735.5244
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125 Clearwater Trail
White, GA 30184
BridgeMill Athletic & Golf Club
Phone
770.345.5500, Ext. 4
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1190 Bridge Mill Avenue
Canton, GA 30114
Events on Main
Phone
770.630.4035
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145 W. Main St. Ste. 100
Canton, GA 30114
Fairways of Canton
Phone
770.720.1808
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400 Laurel Canyon Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
Fendley Farmstead, LLC
Phone
404.408.5561
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1287 Sardis Road
Canton, GA 30114
Frosty Frog Creamery & Cafe
Phone
770.704.9333
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6205 Hickory Flat Highway
Canton, GA 30114
Historic Canton Theatre
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Reflecting the Art Deco style of the 1930s, the historic downtown theatre provides live performances from local and traveling productions as well as musicians, comedians and film screening events.

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770.704.0755
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171 East Main Street
Canton, GA 30114
Historic Rock Barn
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Restored rock barn, once home to world-class race horses, is maintained by the Cherokee County Historical Society and is available for private events. On the National Register of Historic Places

Phone
770-802-9557
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Address
658 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114
Pleasant Union Farm
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Wedding venue with Summer Dinner nights, fresh produce and summer camp.

Phone
404.277.7685
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1994 Pleasant Union Road,
Canton, GA 30114
Raisin’s Ranch
Phone
770.617.1521
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17955 Birmingham Highway
Milton, GA 30004
Suite Six Venue
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147 Reinhardt College Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
The Barn on Birmingham
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770.617.1521
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17955 Birmingham Highway
Milton, GA 30004
The Mill on Etowah
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An adaptive re-use development in a century-old textile mill on the Etowah River with brewery, speciality shops, restaurants, outfitter, special events and more.

Phone
678.762.9950
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225 Reformation Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114
The Oak House
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The Listening Room at The Oak House features live local entertainment in a casual setting. Venue is also available for private parties.

Phone
678.653.6625
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Address
151 East Marietta Street
Canton, GA 30114
Three Birches
Phone
770.446.5588
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Address
3041 Lower Birmingham Road
Canton, GA 30115
Timbers on Etowah
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4,000 sq. ft of Main Wedding & Event Space for up to 250 Guests

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678-493-8920
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225 Reformation Parkway, Suite 202
Canton, GA 30114
West Milford Farm
Phone
404.427.1136
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7938 Ball Ground Road
Cumming, GA 30028
Woodmont Golf and Country Club
Phone
770.345.9260
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Address
3105 Gaddis Road
Canton, GA 30115
YMCA (G. Cecil Pruett Community Center Family YMCA)
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Full-service facility in Canton with wellness center, indoor pool, outdoor family leisure pool, gymnasium, game room, indoor walking track, playground, and group exercise classes. Facility rentals are also available.

Phone
770.345.9622
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151 Waleska Street
Canton, GA 30114

Holly Springs

Old Train Depot
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Once the hub of commerce for Holly Springs in the early 1900′s, now the renovated station serves as a community meeting and special events facility.

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770.345.5536
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Address
164 Hickory Road
Holly Springs, GA 30115

Waleska

Garland Mountain Sporting Clays
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A golf cart driven shotgun experience featuring two courses each with 14 varying target stations. No experience necessary and shotguns are available to rent. Enjoy the Lodge for a bite to eat or relax on the deck with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Perfect for groups, corporate outings and special events. Open year-round.

Phone
770.345.0303
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Address
2618 Garland Mountain Trail
Waleska, GA 30183
Lake Arrowhead Yacht & Country Club
Phone
770.721.7900
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Address
486 Arrowridge Drive
Waleska, GA 30183
LeWallen Farms
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400-acre farm with cows, chickens, pigs, lambs plus fresh produce market. Cuts available in packages of all sizes.

Phone
770.547.8088
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Address
205 Sawyer Farm Road
Waleska, GA 30183
Reinhardt University
Phone
770.720.5600
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Address
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183

Woodstock

Chambers at City Center
Phone
770. 517.6788
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Address
8534 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188
Cherokee Recreation & Parks Recreation Center
Phone
770.924.7768
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Address
7545 Main Street Building 200
Woodstock, GA 30188
Rocky’s Lake Estate
Phone
770.926.7945
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Address
2700 Cox Road
Woodstock, GA 30188
Rustix Manor
Phone
404.561.1166
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Address
503 South Holly Springs Road
Woodstock, GA 30188
Towne Lake Hills Golf Club
Phone
770.592.9969
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Address
1003 Towne Lake Hills East
Woodstock, GA 30189
Ventura’s Event Hall
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Phone
404.604.4187
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Address
504 Arnold Mill Road
Woodstock, GA 30188
Venue 92
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Phone
678.744.5560
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Address
12015 Highway 92
Woodstock, GA 301188
YANMAR Evo Center
Phone
770.877.7800
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Address
5889 Old Alabama Rd
Acworth, GA 30102
YMCA (Cherokee Outdoor Family YMCA – Woodstock)
Description

Located on the shores of Lake Allatoona with pavilions, playground, large dining hall, outdoor pool and sports fields plus year-round youth camps and programs. Perfect for outdoor retreats, weddings, and special events.

Phone
770.345.9622
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201 E. Bells Ferry Road
Woodstock, GA 30189

Cherokee County, GA

Cherokee County
Chamber of Commerce

3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114

770.345.0400

info@cherokeechamber.com

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