April 18, Saturday Bear On The Square & North Georgia Premium Outlets
The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival is an incredible weekend of music and art held each spring in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Old time and blue grass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega, Georgia. Jamming goes on day and night around the square while other local, regional, and national musicians take the stage all day Saturday.
A juried artist's marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Music workshops, a live auction, a heritage center demonstrating mountain traditions, and of course, food, makes Bear on the Square the perfect outing for a spring day! The Gold Museum is also open to the public at small fee.
One of our favorite things to do is to grab some ice cream or a treat from the chocolate shop to sit and listen to the groups of street musicians performing Appalachian music around the square or in front of the Dahlonega Gold Museum historic courthouse. Some musical groups are organized ensembles eager to share their talents. Others come together impromptu to pick and grin.
We'll also provide opportunity for shopping at the North Georgia Premium Outlets, with timing as interest warrants. Some can opt to spend more time at one place or the other, as the distance between two isn't that great.
Food is not included in the price, since you have so many options to choose from as you browse the square.