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

The Arts Council331 Spring Street, SW, Gainesville770.534.2787
Feb. 16, 17 – The Nicole Zuraitis Quartet
Mar. 15, 16 – Lori Williams Quintet
Apr. 19, 20 – The Roman Street Quartet
May 18 – The Black Gold Orchestra

Blackstrap Rock Hall – 852 Main St. SW, Gainesville – 678-696-8285
Feb. 2 – Of Ancients / Drowned / Spliced
Feb. 9 – EMBR / DayGlo Mourning / Thrumm
Feb. 10 – Catcher and the Rye / Mourne / Return to Sender
Feb. 16 – Learning to Count / Cherry Bomb / A Few Good Losers
Feb. 17 – Vampire’s Masquerade
Feb. 23 – Grasping at the Shadow / Sustenance / First One Dies
Feb. 24 – God Tongue / Skull Dozer / Septarian
Feb. 25 – Psychic Fair
Feb. 28 – LockJaw / Dispositions / Spiritless

Boot Barn Hall – 213 Jesse Jewell Pkwy, Gainesville – 678-434-0475
Info: Times are 7:30-10:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Feb. 2 – The Oak Ridge Boys
Feb. 3 – Atlanta Rhythm Section
Feb. 8 – Dueling Pianos
Feb. 9 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Feb. 10 – Departure: The Journey Tribute Band
Feb. 16 – Creedence Clearwater Revival Experience
Feb. 17 – Slippery When Wet / Tribute to Bon Jovi
Feb. 22 – R&B, Inc.
Feb. 23 – Drake White
Feb. 24 – Deana Carter – Unplugged
Mar. 2 – Jump / Van Halen Tribute

Bowen Center for the Arts – 334 Hwy 9N, Dawsonville – 706-216-2787, melinda@RainbowChildrensHome.org

Brenau University Events – 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville – 770-538-4764
Last Fridays through April – Free Art Friday – Find artwork to keep throughout downtown and along walkways of Brenau University campuses; get free coffee, hot cocoa, pastry and tour exhibits at galleries. 770-534-6181
Feb. 2, 3 – Brenau Dance Faculty Concert: De/Cipher, Faculty and Guest Artist Concert
Feb. 22 – Georgia Poetry Circuit Reading with C.M. Burroughs
Thru Mar. 19 – Melissa Huang exhibition
Thru Mar. 14 – Paul Paiment exhibition

37 Rock Cafe – Buford’s 37 Main Events 37 E. Main St. NE, Buford, 678-288-2030
Feb. 1, 8, 15, 29 – The Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos Show
Feb. 2 – The Mad Hatters (A Tribute to Tom Petty)
Feb. 3 – Double Take – ‘80s Experience
Feb. 7, 14, 21 – Metalsome Live Band Karaoke
Feb. 9 – 90 Proof – Rock, Pop, R&B, Country from 80s to now
Feb. 10 – Shotgun Orchestrea – ‘90s Party Rock & Classic
Feb. 16 – Davis & The Love – Rock, Pop, Funk
Feb. 17 – Stairway To Zeppelin – Tribute to Led Zeppelin
Feb. 22 – Ted Poley, the Voice of Danger Danger & Anthony Corder, the Voice of Tora Tora
Feb. 23 – Strangelove – the Depeche Mode Experience

Buford Community Center Events2200 Buford Hwy, Buford – 770-945-6762
Feb. 3 – Always ABBA
Feb. 24 – Dr. Daylight’s Jazz Company
Mar. 8 – The Lettermen
Mar. 23 – The Troubadour Project
Apr. 12 – Tapestry, the Carole King Songbook
Apr. 16 – The Rupert’s Orchestra

COE Campgrounds, Lake Lanier
Mar 24 thru Sept or Oct (depending on the campground) There are seven Corps campgrounds on Lake Lanier, but this season only the following campgrounds will be open: Bald Ridge Creek, Bolding Mill, Old Federal and Toto Creek. Make reservations online.

Clarkesville’s Historic Habersham Community Theater1370 N Washington St, Clarkesville – 706-839-1315
Feb. 14-18, 22-25 – Pride & Prejudice

Clermont 

Cumming City Center  – 423 Canton St. – 770-781-2010

Dahlonega’s Historic Holly Theater69 W Main St, Dahlonega – 706-530-5162
Feb. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 – Twelfth Night
Mar. 2 – Pandoras Box, the ultimate Aerosmith Tribute

Elachee Nature Science Center – 2125 Elachee Dr. Gainesville – 770-535-1976
Feb. 10, 17, 24 & March 2 – Discovery Saturday – Wild animal showcase, exhibits, crafts and hike, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $10 ages 3 and older, free to children younger than 3 and Elachee members.

Flowery Branch – 404-491-9601

FoCAL Center – 1150 Dahlonega Highway Cumming. 470-695-7826

Gainesville Garden of the Atlanta Botanical Garden –1911 Sweetbay Dr, Gainesville – 404-888-4760
Feb 16 – 19 – Garden Bird Count – Identify, count and report to garden staff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gainesville Theatre Alliance – 678-717-3624
Feb. 16-24 – The Crucible

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee – 706-896-4191
Feb. 17 – Corey Smith
Mar. 2 – Aaron Lewis

Hall County Library
Gainesville Branch – 770-532-3311, ext. 4011
Feb. 3, Mar. 2 – Greeting Card Workshop
Feb. 7 – Author Talk: Bobby Nash

Murrayville Branch – 770-532-3311, ext. 171

North Hall Tech Center – 770-532-3311, ext. 181

Historic Downtown BraseltonTown Green, 9924 Davis St. – 706-921-4016

Historic Downtown Dahlonega – Hancock Park, corner of North Park and Warwick St. – 706-864-3711 

Historic Downtown Gainesville 

Interactive Neighborhood Kids – 775 Dorsey St, Gainesville – 770-536-1900
Feb. 1-4 – Groundhog Day Craft Week
Feb. 5-11 – Pizza Craft Week
Feb. 12-18 – Valentine’s Day Craft Week
Feb. 19-25 – President’s Day Craft Week
Feb. 26-Mar. 3 – Peanut Craft Week
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; INK members, free.

Lake Lanier Islands Resort / Margaritaville – 770-945-8787
Thru Feb. 25 – License to Chill Snow Island

Lake Lanier Olympic Park  – 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd., Gainesville – 855-536-1996
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.$20-$30 per hour, plus $10 for additional hours, maximum 4 hours. info@lckc.org

Linwood Ecology Center/Nature Preserve – 118 Springview Dr., MasterGardener@hallcounty.org
First Wednesdays Jan – May and Sept – Nov – Turning Leaf Book Club – Monthly discussions of nature-themed books, 11 a.m.

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta – 5300 Winder Hwy, Braselton – 770-967-6143

NoFo Brew Co. Gainesvilletopher@nofobrew.co
Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Music Bingo
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 – Trivia Night

Northeast Georgia History Center – 322 Academy St NE, Gainesville – 770-297-5900

Piedmont University1021 Central Ave, Demorest –706-776-0116, 800-277-7020
Feb. 15-18 – A Piece of My Heart in Swanson Blackbox Theatre.
Feb. 29 – Andrea M. Price, Soprano and Karen Sigers, Piano in Chapel.

Players Guild/Eagle Theatre – 5029 W Broad St, Sugar Hill – 770-945-6929,  770-945-6716

Quinlan Arts Center514 Green St NE, Gainesville – 770-536-2575
Thru Feb. 17 – Winter Exhibition
Thru Feb. 26 – Georgia Art League Winter Exhibit
Feb. 29-Mar. 2 – Gala Fine Art, auction preview held Feb. 29.

School Street Playhouse (formerly Cumming Playhouse)101 School St, Cumming – 770-781-9178
Feb. 10 – Kanstyx “Tribute to Kansas & Styx”
Feb. 24 – The Return Tribute to The Beatles

Smithgall Woods State Park61 Tsalaki Trl., Helen – 706-878-3087
Feb. 10 – Floral Valentines Fun – Children craft bouquets of pinecones, paper flowers and woven flower cards for Valentines, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,$2, plus $5 parking.

Tallulah Gorge State Park338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr. – 706-754-7981
Feb. 24 – Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike – a mile-and-a-half night hike down 310 stairs to a suspension bridge over the falls, 7-8:30 p.m., $10, plus $5 parking. Register in advance.

Tannery Row Artist Colony – 554 W Main St, Buford – 470-326-6656
Thru Mar. 1 – Winner’s Circle

University of North Georgia – see website, there are multiple campuses – 678-717-3930
Feb. 6 – A Little Night(hawk) Music Concert Series, Dahlonega.
Feb. 12 – Music. Show. Lincoln, Dahlonega
Feb. 16 – Faculty Chamber Recital, Gainesville
Feb. 22 – Sinfonietta Concert, Dahlonega
Feb. 27 – Jazz Band Winter Concert, Dahlonega

Vogel State Park405 Vogel State Park Rd. – 706-745-2628

Voices of North Georgia – First Baptist Church Gainesville, 751 Green St NW –
Mar. 2 – Gala: Beatles and Bacharach
Apr. 26, 28 – Give My Regards to Broadway

The Well  – 420 Vision Dr., Cumming – 404-271-3178, gigs@thewellga.com
Feb. 2 – Excitable – Def Leppard Tribute
Feb. 3 – Head Games – Foreigner Tribute
Feb. 9 – Jason Gardner Band
Feb. 10 – Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi Tribute
Feb. 16 – These Crowded Streets, Dave Matthews Tribute
Feb. 17 – Kanstyx – Kansas, Styx Tribute
Feb. 23 – Sunset Strip ‘80s
Feb. 24 – Double Take ‘80s