Cherokee County hosts an array of events throughout the year including the favorites listed below. Contact each city directly for more information.
Fireworks and fun at City Park downtown held Saturday in June prio to the 4th of July.
Native and Heirloom plants for slae exclusively at the festival. Local vendors, music, food/beverages, and more. Enter raffle to win prizes and plants. Free admission. Tour the garden.
Ball Ground, GA
Parade featuring special characters and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Benefitting Toys for Tots and held the 1st Friday in December. 7pm.
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Outdoor concerts at Downtown City Park with special themes on select Saturdays.
Over 3000 Japanese maplesand 200 maple varieties at Gibbs Gardens! These ornamental trees display beautiful color throughout the Fall. Check website to see color updates and additional images.
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Live music returns to Gibbs Gardens in May, June, September, and the first two Saturdays in October. Featuring local and regional cover bands from the days of dance clubs, drive-ins, and prom nights.
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Parade, entertainment and fireworks at RiverStone Shopping Plaza.
Two-day event with wine tasting and shopping stops throughout Historic Downtown Canton.
The Canton Optimist Club and The City of Canton present a Christams Parade in Downtown Canton. The parade fun starts at 6 p.m. and will feature classic cars, carolers, and floats! Don't miss this holiday extravaganza!
Downtown Block Party - a family friendly fun night filled with live entertainment, extended shopping hours, restaurants, Kids Zone, food and beverage vendors along Main Street, and a CRUISE IN! Don't forget your chair and dancin' shoes! 1st Friday, May - October
Enjoy a 2-day festival with food trucks, beverage vendors, children's area, and concerts. 3rd weekend in July.
Carnival rides, livestock exhibitions, entertainment and more. Held in September at the Canton Fairgrounds.
Celebration for the young, old and all ages inbetween. Enjoy a visit with Santa, wagon rides, petting zoo, face painting, balloon artist, s'mores station, inflatables, and a decorated cookie station while you shop in Downtown Canton.
Annual Kentucky Derby Day to benefit Cherokee County History Center. Food and fun watching the Kentucky Debry at The Mill on Etowah in May.
Afternoon of shopping and chocolate in Downtown Canton! Visit your favorite shops and sample chocolate provided by our downtown businesses.
Live music on the Event Green rain or shine every Friday from April to November. Monthly and weekly events such as:
Christmas at the Mill
The Rink on the River
Featuring handmade art, flowers, and plants in downtown Canton's Cannon Park.
Two-mile drive thru light show featuring light tunnels, amazing animated Christmas displays and over 1 million lights that benefits local charities during December/January.
Experience Native American entertainment, arts and crafts, music and food. Mother’s Day weekend at Boling Park in Canton.
1200 Marietta Hwy
Canton, GA 30114
Sample food and learn about the cultures of more than nine different countries. FREE!
Rated #1 Haunted House in Georgia. May your screams be loud and your frights many.
International film festival at the Canton Theatre in the spring.
Annual arts & crafts 2-day festival with over 130 exhibitors, entertainment and more. Held the last weekend in September at Etowah River Park in Canton.
Enjoy a $1 movie every Thursday in June and July at the Historic Canton Theatre.
2-day one-of-a-kind event with live Southern music, food, and fun at the Etowah River Park in November.
24+ restaurateurs promote their unique cuisine to the greater community, and attendees get a delicious "Taste of Canton".
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.
Canton, GA 30114
Ice skating rink at The Mill on Etowah, November to January.
Unique setting with large open-air spaces where groups can gather and enjoy live entertainment! Bring your own food, beer, and wine. Enjoy the sunset one Friday each month from March-November for an incredible lineup of talent.
Cumming, GA 30028
Great tasting chicken wings and rockin' music at the beautiful Etowah River Park venue for a 2-day festival. Voted one of the Top 10 Food Festivals in the Southeast. Free family friendly event offers food and beverage vendors, wing eating contests, kid zone, and live music.
Parade and holiday festivities in downtown Holly Springs the 1st Saturday in December.
Bluegras and Newgrass 2-day festival held at Reinhardt University includes a jam session, kids corner, food and craft vendors, plus meet the artists.
Official kick-off to the holiday season with a tree lighting and holiday festival in Downtown Waleska held the 2nd Friday in December.
Loal artists around North GA gather in downtown to display art which includes paintings, mixed media, photography, and hand-crafted jewelry.
Parade, carolers, Santa, tree lighting and presentation of the Woodstock Citizen of the Year Award held the 1st Saturday in December.
The City of Woodstock’s Annual Christmas Jubilee and Parade of Lights is in Downtown Woodstock. 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 and receive a personalized letter back!
Walk-through LED lights display, pictures with Santa, food, shopping and more! Held throughout December at Hobgood Park in Woodstock.
Woodstock, GA 30189
20+ restaurants and eateries sampling their favorite dishes hoping for your vote.
Festival with 5k road race, parade, food and game booths, and fireworks.
Free concerts from noon - 1pm on Thursdays in September.
Free concert series held May through September at the Northside Hospital - Cherokee Amphitheater.
Halloween festival with moonwalks, apple bobbing, face painting, candy give-away and more at Woodstock City Park on October 31st.
Hundreds of decorated scarecrows lining Main Street during October.