Annual Events - River Fest

Annual Events

Cherokee County hosts an array of events throughout the year including the favorites listed below. Contact each city directly for more information.

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.

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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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Parade with Santa and more in Historic Downtown Canton held 1st Saturday in December.

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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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An annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Canton, Friday after Thanksgiving. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

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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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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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Festive parade in downtown Holly Springs the 1st Saturday in December.

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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.

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Hundreds of decorated scarecrows lining Main Street during October.

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Cherokee County, GA

Cherokee County
Chamber of Commerce

3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114

770.345.0400

info@cherokeechamber.com

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