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Every year people gather to celebrate Independence Day in their own special way. While there are many fun ways to celebrate this monumental holiday, few places offer the variety, uniqueness, and sheer enjoyability of White County, Georgia. The increasingly popular Independence Day celebration destination offers everything from a fun-filled festival in the mountains to a spectacular fireworks show in the happening alpine village of Helen. Let’s take a look at what White County has in store this year for their big celebration.
Unicoi State Park has developed into one of the most visited and popular parks in all of Georgia due to its spectacular beauty and array of family-friendly amenities. In addition to a wide-range of hiking trails, Unicoi State Park features a lake perfect for swimming, fishing, and canoeing. For land activities, the park also features lighted tennis courts to go along withsoftball and volleyball facilities. On July 4th, Unicoi State Park will be adding to their long list of offerings with their annual Mountain Style festival. The event will feature a watermelon eatin’, seed spittin’ contest, sack races, a hoedown,and other family-oriented activities.
If a more bustling environment is better suited for you or if you like to combine nature and civilization, a short drive to the charming town of Helen is a wonderful option. Modeled after an alpine village, replete with cobblestone alleys, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and old-world charm, Helen is one of the most unique, fun towns in all of the southeast. As well as the host of activities that have given the town so much fanfare, a beautiful fireworks show will be displayed at dusk on the south side of downtown Helen.
In addition to the July 4th Mountain Style festival and Helen experience, there are a couple other family-fun activities happening in White County during Independence Day. Both activities have a local touch that feature the areas’ offerings and talents. From 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Loganberry Farm Farmer’s Market will be taking place. Located in Cleveland, which is about 20 minutes from Helen, the event features the green farm’s natural offerings. The Loganberry Heritage Farm naturally grows a whole array of tasty fruits, vegetables, and herbs, while proudly doing so without the use of any artificial fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, or hormones. Additionally, using the same high standards, Loganberry Heritage Farm offers eggs, grass-fed beef, and pastured chickens. Visitors are encouraged to taste fresh and cooked samples, watch cooking demonstrations, tour the gardens, and meet the animals.
Finally, the Georgia Heritage Art Association will be showcasing the work of several regional artists from 5:00-6:30 p.m in downtown Helen. The show includes a reception and is open to the public. This event is perfect for those interested in the arts and meeting the many talented artists in the region.
While there are many attractive ways to celebrate our nation’s independence, few areas offer such a unique and diverse way to spend the day with your family as White County, Georgia. Have a fun-filled day by starting out with a peaceful hike in Unicoi State Park, followed by some enjoyable activities at their Mountain Style festival. Sample and pick up some wholesome food at the Loganberry Farm Farmer’s Market, and then head to Helen to enjoy lunch, shopping, and the town’s famous charm. Follow that with an art show and dinner, and cap your evening with a spectacular fireworks show. Now that’s one awesome way to spend your Independence Day!