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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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, event details may change.  Please verify event details with the event organizer, prior to attending.

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Extended Events

Buford’s 37 Main Events – 37 E. Main St. NE, Buford
Jul 23 – 24 – Cumming Music Fest – click website for full lineup of events

Buford Community Center
July 23 – Completely Unchained, considered by many to be the most authentic Van Halen Tribute. Enjoy songs like Running With The Devil, Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love, Panama and Jump, just to name a few. Event will be held on the center’s lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert is at 7 p.m. Admission: Free.

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
Aug. 4-7 – “The Drowsy Chaperone” presented by HCT in collaboration with Habersham Central High School, is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. This production will be shown at the HCHS theater (2059 St. Hwy. 197 S., Mt. Airy) and will not be part of HCT’s season ticket offering (separate tickets will be needed to attend this event). Times: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 4-6; 2 p.m., Aug. 7. Tickets: $12, adults; $5 children and full-time students.

Dahlonega’s Historic Holly Theater – 706-530-5162
July 1-3 – “Guys & Dolls JR.” presented at the Holly Theater, 69 West Main St., Dahlonega, follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest game in town while authorities breathe down his neck while taking the audience from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana. Admission: $14, adults; $10, students. Times: 7 p.m., Fri./Sat.; 2 p.m., Sun.
July 22-24, 28-31, Aug. 4-7 – “The Sound of Music” presented. This 1958 classic by Rogers and Hammerstein tells the story of Maria von Trapp, a struggling novitiate who becomes governess to a widowed Navy officer’s children in Austria in the 1930s. Admission: $25, adults; $15 children. Times: 8 p.m., Thurs.-Sat.; 2 p.m., Sun.

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.
July 2 – Elachee Nature Science Center Animal Encounter – 11:45 am – 12:15 pm – Listen and learn about a friendly snake and curious turtles as Elachee Nature Science Center presents an up-close look at these amazing animals.
July 9 – Woodland Trail Hiking Tour: History and Uses of Georgia’s Trees – 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Hike the woodland trails and learn about the history and uses of our Georgia native trees!
July 23 – Tai Chi: Beginners – 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Every third Saturday, May – July

Gainesville Theatre Alliance – 678-717-3624

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds – 706-896-4191
July 4 – Vintage Vixens perform their groovy tunes from 6-8 p.m. The all-female band performs covers of some of the biggest hits from the ’60s and ’70s. Fireworks follow the performance at 9:45 p.m. Free.

Interactive Neighborhood Kids770-536-1900
June 27-July 3 – July 4th Craft Week, help celebrate by making patriotic crafts.
June 30 – Thriller Thursdays: Chase from Paw Patrol.
July 4 – INK will be closed.
July 5-10 – S’more Craft Week, enjoy making a fun s’more craft.
July 7 – Thriller Thursdays: Doc McStuffins Visits! Meet and greet new characters each Thursday this summer.
July 11-17 – Cow Craft Week, Mooo! Create cows with fun materials.
July 14 – Thriller Thursdays: Storm Trooper Visits!
July 18-24 – Hot Dog Craft Week, make a yummy hot dog craft.
July 21 – Thriller Thursdays: Elsa Visits!
July 25-30 – Beach Craft Week, feel like it’s a beach vacation while making a summertime craft.
July 28 – Pikachu visits!
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, beginning Mar 19, Margarita Cruise, 6 – 9 pm, a 3-hour cruise on Lake Lanier
Sundays, beginning Mar 20, Margarita Brunch Cruise, 11 am – 1 pm, brunch and cruise on Lake Lanier
July 1-30 – Water Park open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 1-4; 11 a.m.-7 p.m., July 5-31.
July 2, 4, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Live Music at LandShark Landing Stage, 8-11 p.m. A $14.99 beach pass is required for special events.
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 -Try canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Lake Lanier Olympic Park docks, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd. Rentals closed on Independence Day and Labor Day weekends. Reserve 24 hours in advance:

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta770-967-6143

Northeast Georgia History Center770-297-5900
July 12 – Summer Chautauqua – Southern Writers: Zora Neale Hurston features professional living history interpreter Chiara Richardson’s portrayal of author Zora Neale Hurston. Well-known as a fiction writer, Hurston was also an anthropologist whose research influenced her literary style and themes. Time: 7-8 p.m. Location: NEGA History Center, 322 Academy St. NE. Gainesville. Admission: Free for members; $5 for non-members.

Piedmont University – 800-277-7020

Quinlan Arts Center – 770-536-2575
Thru Aug. 6 – Something to Declare features Latin American artists from New York City to Miami. Opening reception held on June 9 at 3:30 p.m.

School Street Playhouse (formerly Cumming Playhouse) – 770-781-9178
July 15-17, 21-24, 28-31, Aug. 4-7 – “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” presents Broadway’s greatest farce, a light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, funny musical. A Funny Thing takes comedy back to its roots, combing situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. Times: Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.

University of North Georgia678-717-3930