Dawson County Events and Festivals

Dawson County is home to an exciting series of events that the entire family can enjoy. In addition to the annual events are showcased here, be sure to look at our list of community calendars for detailed information on many more events taking place in our community.

Annual Events

Spring Fling

The Spring Fling Festival is an arts and crafts garden show held at the Historic Old Rock School in downtown Dawsonville. It features fine art, photography, pottery, garden furniture, garden art, garden antiques, quilts, plants and more. A classic car show, pet adoption, a variety of musical entertainment and delicious food are also part of the festival.

Where: Dawsonville
When: April
Website:  www.dawsonarts.org

Dawson Day Sparks in the Park Independence Day Celebration

Dawson Day Sparks in the Park Independence Day Celebration in Dawsonville, GA is the place to be to get your fill of family fun, a variety of foods, and an excellent fireworks display. Dawson Day will satisfy your every need for a night out with your family, friends, and neighbors.  No charge for general admission, live entertainment, and fireworks display. Children’s activities, souvenirs, and concessions will be available for purchase. Free parking.

When:  July – Additional information

Mountain Moonshine Festival

The Mountain Moonshine Festival explores Dawson County's history during Prohibition and the Great Depression when running moonshine through the foothills of the Northeast Georgia mountains was a way of life. Thousands of tourists flock to the birthplace of NASCAR racing to hear about storied legends like Lloyd Seay, Roy Hall, Raymond Parks, and Gober Sosebee. These men loved the thrill of being chased through the hills. Bring the family and visit an old moonshine still; listen to stories from both "Trippers" and Revenuers.

Where: Dawsonville
When: October
Website: Moonshine Festival

Veterans Day Celebration

We are looking for all Veterans from every branch of service to participate in our parade and celebration as we honor you, our heroes. We will have a special service for Purple Heart Recipients, a VIP tent just for our veterans with lunch prepared for you by our caterers and restaurants in Dawson County, keynote speakers, laying of a wreath, twenty-one gun salute and color guard. Additionally, we will pay tribute to our men and women who are actively serving in the military, our law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel. Men and women, you served us well. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to say, "Welcome Home!"

When: Veteran's Day (November)
Website: Dawson County Chamber of Commerce

Community Calendars

In addition to the annual events are showcased here, be sure to look at our list of Community Calendars for detailed information on many more events taking place in our community.