ELLIJAY, Ga. – Events going on all weekend have set Ellijay, Georgia, as a prime North Georgia location for the 4th of July holiday as local wineries, organizations, churches, and the city itself have prepped for Sunday night and Monday to celebrate America’s Independence Day.
The main draw is the city celebrations lasting all evening on Monday, July 4, 2022. With partners in the City of Ellijay and the Gilmer Chamber, the Downtown Ellijay Business and Community Association (DEBCA) kicks off the day’s events at 3 p.m. with the patriotic program including music on the square and the annual parade at 6 p.m. After that, citizens will only have a few hours to shop, visit and then find a seat before the 9 p.m. fireworks display. DEBCA is still looking for Parade Participants, Vendors, and Volunteers to help direct the parade. To be a part of this Community Event come by Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St (across from ETC) or visit the event page online.
In addition to the main event, Buckley Vineyards will be having their 4th of July celebration on Sunday, July 3rd from 12:30pm-10:00pm. They will be having food, live music, and fireworks including an open mic event from 1 p.m. to 8:00pm, Robbie Litt Band will be performing. Fireworks will start after dark. Reece’s Cider Co. will be having live music performers and food trucks all weekend long. On the 4th, Hush Money will be performing form 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Smokehouse Grill will be catering. Cartecay Baptist Church will be hosting a food, fellowship, and fun event at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2022, with hamburgers and hot dogs and are asking attendees to bring dessert if you feel up to it. They will have “bouncy houses, kiddie train, and games” before hosting a movie. This comes in addition to other live music events on Sunday and Monday at other wineries and events that aren’t holding fireworks displays.
Citizens should also pay closer attention this weekend with increased traffic from both vehicles and foot traffic in the area as well as recent changes like the addition of the stop sign on North Main Street.