Lake Lanier and the surrounding communities support an active and creative lifestyle. From boating, fishing, swimming, and sailing on the lake to running, biking, and golfing events, art, museums, and theater attractions, the Lanier area has something for everyone.

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Extended Events

Buford’s 37 Main Events – 37 E. Main St. NE, Buford

Buford Community Center
Sept. 17 – The Rupert’s Orchestra – performs at 8 p.m. in the Sylvia Beard Theatre. The Rupert’s Orchestra is known for their performances at Rupert’s Nightclub in Atlanta. The band is comprised of talented musicians from around the country with the core of the group a driving rhythm section and an explosive Latin percussionist. Fronting the band are four vocalists, each with a unique sound. Hear their video on the center’s website. Tickets: $30-$40. Time: 8 p.m.
Oct. 1 – Jake Owen – performs on the center’s concert lawn at 6 p.m. (Gates open at 4:30 p.m.) Free. Owen has 10 No. 1 songs, numerous No. 1 albums and multi-platinum hits.

COE Campgrounds, Lake Lanier
Mar 24 thru Sept or Oct (depending on the campground) Seven Corps campgrounds on Lake Lanier open for the 2022 season. Make reservations online.

Clarkesville’s Historic Habersham Community Theater – 706-839-1315
Oct 12 – 16, Oct 19 – 23 – The Addams Family a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family.

Dahlonega’s Historic Holly Theater – 706-530-5162
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 7-9, 21-23 – “Into the Woods,” presented. “No one is alone.” This is the reminder of Stephen Sondhiem’s fairytale masterpiece about the joys and sorrows of growing up. Times: Fridays/Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets: $35, adults; $15, students/children. Military and Group discounts available.

Gainesville Garden of the Atlanta Botanical Garden – 404-888-4760
First Saturdays through October – Cocktails in the Garden – Cocktails and other cool beverages, live music, lawn games and garden strolls, 5-8 p.m, Garden admission, members free, cash bar.

Gainesville Theatre Alliance – 678-717-3624
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – The Pirate Queen by WonderQuest, the Theatre for Young-Audience division of GTA, presented at Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium. Tickets: $8-$15; on sale Sept. 5. Times: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 30; 4:30-5:30 p.m., Oct. 1; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Oct. 2. Brenau University asks that audience members wear masks while on campus. For more info, please visit Brenau’s updated Covid-19 FAQ.

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds – 706-896-4191
Sept. 1, 8, 22, 29, Oct. 6 – Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens, a Thursday night Concert Series. Live music starts at 7 p.m. Free admission (donations accepted). Event is rain or shine. Bring a chair or blanket. Concert Lineup: Sept. 1, The Murphs; Sept. 8, Trailer Hippies; Sept. 22, A. Lee Edwards; Sept. 29, Claire Kelly; Oct. 6, Alicia Stockman. Food Trucks & Art Vendors from 6-9 p.m.
Sept. 23, 24 – 49th Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang and Ford Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission for spectators.

Hall County Library, Gainesville Branch – 770-532-3311, ext. 4011
Sept. 10 – Georgia Cross Stitchers meet in Gainesville Branch Meeting Room, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at 127 Main St. NW. The group meets every second Saturday of each month. Join for a day of fun and stitching; will gladly train newcomers to the craft.
Sept. 17 – Bobbin Lace Making, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., held in Gainesville Branch, Conference Room. Bobbin Lace is a traditional lace woven from multiple threads. The Gainesville Lacers meet every third Saturday of each month. Beginners are welcome; beginner’s kits are available upon request.
Sept. 29 – Local Author Fair held 3-8 p.m. at Gainesville Branch. Free. Info:

Interactive Neighborhood Kids770-536-1900
Sept. 5-11 – Grandparent’s Day Craft Week, help celebrate grandparents by making a special craft for them.
Sept. 12-18 – Hat Craft Week,
make a fun hat.
Sept. 19-25 – Pizza Craft Week,
make a yummy pizza craft.
Sept. 25 – Emergency Preparedness Event, 1-4 p.m.
Learn how to plan the basics of home and community preparedness before a disaster strikes. See emergency vehicles from public safety professionals. Free INK museum admission, food, bounce house, giveaways and more.
Sept. 26-Oct. 2 – Lobster Craft Week,
make a lobster craft.
Time/Play Blocks:
Mon.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-noon; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; 3-5 p.m.; Sun.: 12:30-2:30 p.m.; 3-5 p.m.
Info: $1 with paid admission to museum

Lake Lanier Islands Resort / Margaritaville – 770-945-8787
Saturdays, Mar 19 – Oct 22, Margarita Cruise, 6 – 9 pm, a 3-hour cruise on Lake Lanier
Sundays, Mar 20 – Oct 23, Margarita Brunch Cruise, 11 am – 1 pm, brunch and cruise on Lake Lanier
Saturday, Oct 8 – Full Moon Cruise – 8 pm – 11 pm, enjoy the full moon and fire works, with full cash bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres
Thru Sept. 18 – Water Park open. Times: Sept. 3, 4, open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sept. 5, 10, 11, 17, 18, open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sept. 10, 17 – Live Music performed on Landshark Landing Stage,
8-11 p.m.
Sept. 10 – Full Moon Party-Fireworks, 7-10 p.m. at Landshark Landing. A $29.99 per person beach fee applies during Full Moon Parties.
Thru Oct. 22 – Live music performances, 8-11 p.m., every Saturday on LandShark Landing Stage. A $14.99 beach pass is required for special events.

Lake Lanier Olympic Park 855-536-1996
May – Aug – Learn to Row Classes with Lake Lanier Rowing Club – May 3-21, June 7-25, July 5-23 and August 2-20, Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m; Saturdays 8:30-10:30 a.m. $180/session.
Through September – Canoe/Kayak/SUP Rentals – Canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard rentals, reserve via email 48 hours in advance for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings, Lake Lanier Olympic Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd. $20-$30 per hour, plus $10 for additional hours, maximum 4 hours.

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta770-967-6143
Sept 28 – Oct 1 – Motul Petit Le Mans

Northeast Georgia History Center770-297-5900
Sept. 6 – LoFi History, a free virtual “Ask a Historian” program offered from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Host Libba Baucham and historians Marie Bartlett and Glen Kyle answer your history questions live. Great for all ages.
Sept. 11 – Free Family Day: The Founding of Georgia, 1-4 p.m. Learn about what life was like living in the early Colony of Georgia through living history demonstrations including blacksmithing, cooking and weaving. “Meet” General James Oglethorpe and receive a free souvenir photo with the center’s Green Screen Time Machine and be transported to colonial Savannah, Georgia.

Piedmont University – 800-277-7020
Sept 23 – Piedmont Pro Musica Orchestra – 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – the inaugural performance of the university’s newly formed professional orchestra, Piedmont Pro Musica, a performance of works for and from the Czech Republic by Antonin Dvorak, Bohuslav Martinu, and W.A. Mozart. Held in the Chapel, 992 Central Avenue, Demorest, GA 30535.

Quinlan Arts Center – 770-536-2575
Oct. 6-Dec. 10 – 75th Annual Members Exhibition showcases the work of member-artists from Gainesville and surrounding North Georgia communities, Atlanta and the Southeast.

School Street Playhouse (formerly Cumming Playhouse) – 770-781-9178
Sept. 9-Oct. 2 – Little Shop of Horrors the Musical – tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn meeting with a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II,” after his coworker crush. Times: Thurs./Fri./Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.

Tannery Row Artist Colony470-326-6656
Oct. 8-Nov. 17 – Fall Juried Art Exhibit 2022 with opening reception held Oct. 8, 5-8 p.m.

University of North Georgia678-717-3930
Sept. 15, 16, 17 – Georgia Film Festival held at Gainesville campus celebrates filmmakers and works made in Georgia and in the Southeast. Time: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sept. 15; 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sept. 16, 17. Info: 678-717-3954.
Sept. 23-Oct. 14 – 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Student Art Exhibition held in Student Gallery, Room 1905, Arts & Technology Building, Gainesville campus.
Sept. 29 – “Together” Concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m., is a collaborative effort provided by the UNG Singers, Le Belle Voci, Patriot Choir & Singers Men and UNG Chorale, held at Dahlonega Baptist Church, 234, Hawkins St., Dahlonega.

Voices of North Georgia
Oct. 28, 30 – World Praise concert – held at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville. Times: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28; 2 p.m., Oct. 30.
Dec. 2, 3 – O Holy Night concert – held at St. Paul United Methodist Church of Gainesville. Times: 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 11 – Gala: America’s Top Ten Hits concert – held in the Banquet Hall of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville. Time: 6 p.m.
Apr. 28, 30 – This is My Country concert – held at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville. Times: 7:30 p.m., Apr. 28; 2 p.m., Apr. 30.