Who says you can't find things to do close to home? This weekend is buzzing with local activities. Here are a few ideas as you're finalizing your weekend plans.
1) Rock City's Summer Music Weekend
Enjoy some of the best toe-tapping old time, bluegrass and country music all summer long at Rock City. Also try some delicious southern cuisine at Café 7 during Summer Music Weekends (www.seerockcity.com/summermusic). Activities include the Walking in Frieda’s Footsteps Tour, making Aunt Frieda’s fire fly jars and some 1930’s Americana all around.
2) First Fridays in Downtown Chickamauga
Enjoy live music and extended shopping hours at your favorite Chickamauga retailers courtesy of the City of Chickamauga and the Downtown Merchants.
Stores will be open later to help meet your shopping needs, and you could even win one of the awesome giveaways! And don't forget to bring your chairs and invite your friends and family to join you for a free concert from Beats Workin' on Gordon Street.
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3) Honeybee Festival in LaFayette
LaFayette, GA will celebrate the amazing honeybee and its contributions to our local and national community during the Honeybee Festival on Saturday, June 3. The event will feature:
4) Open Gate Day at Lula Lake
The core property of the Land Trust, including Lula Lake and Lula Falls, is open on the first and last Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern (excluding certain holidays). Hiking, picnics, fresh air, and sunshine. Trails can accommodate cyclists of all ages and abilities, from sweet single track to wide fire roads for the kids. Dogs welcome on a leash. Handicapped accessible parking is available, just ask at check-in.
Open Gate Days are free of charge, but donations ($2 per person) are encouraged to help support our ability to keep the property available to the public. Entrance gate closes at 4 p.m. and exit gate locks at 5 p.m. 5000 Lula Lake Road, Lookout Mountain, GA
5) Market Above the Clouds on Lookout Mountain
Market Above the Clouds is Lookout Mountain's first open air market, featuring local farmers and craftsmen of all trades.
Support your community on the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lookout Mountain City Hall. For more information, visit www.livingonlookout.com.
6) Battlefield Farmer's Market
For years, the Battlefield Farmer's Market has been a source of local produce. But did you know it's not just fruits and veggies? A variety of vendors frequent the market to sell their goods, including crocheted items, fresh floral arrangements, meats, jams & jellies and more! Follow them on Facebook for the latest offerings or stop by the Ag Building (behind the Walker County Civic Center) from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.
7) Brunch @ Mountain Cove Grill
Take a drive through the country to enjoy the peaceful views at Mountain Cove Grill. Serving up brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, this organic, multi-grain bread with wild berry compote is just one of the offerings on their menu.
8) Did we mention Craig Morgan?
It's worth repeating. Country music singer Craig Morgan, whose hits include "That's What I Love About Sunday" and "Redneck Yacht Club" will be taking the main stage at the Honeybee Festival in downtown LaFayette at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night.