July Activities Around Lake Oconee

Saturday, July 1st Open Studio at the Painted Pineapple – Madison

For the entire month of June and July, the Painted Pineapple in Madison is having an “open studio” Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. An open studio means you can drop in and enjoy one of the many different crafts they have going on for that day. You choose a project from the “buffet” which could be anything from painting birdhouses, making a puppet, or creating a door hanger. Prices range from $5-$16 a project. Hours are: Thursday 6-8PM, Friday 10-12PM, Saturday 10-12PM. They also have several different summer camps for the month of July. For more information visit https://www.paintedpineapple.org/open-studio

Saturday, July 1st Brass Transit – Greensboro

If you love music from Chicago’s Golden age then you must come out to this summer celebration presented by OPAS at the Oconee driving range in Reynolds Lake Oconee. Hear Bass Transit play all the greatest songs from the golden ages. This a family event so bring the kids out. There is no parking available at the range – if you’re a member then you can park in the Lake Club parking lot, if you’re not a member there will be a shuttle service provided in the Lake Oconee Village Commerce parking lot. The concert starts at 8:00PM. Table seating is $55/person and $27.50/child. Lawn seating is $35/person and children (ages 6-13) are $15. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Brass Transit Flyer for the Plaza Arts Center

Saturday, July 1st  Pet Adoption Day – Greensboro

Have you been thinking of getting a new pet? July 1st is the day! Come out to Publix in Greensboro and find the fur baby you’ve been searching for. These guys need a forever home – if you’re looking for a new pet, choose one of these precious babies! Pets will be available for adoption from 10AM-2PM.

Saturday, July 1st Local Heroes Celebration – Madison

Farmview Market is celebrating our local heroes by hosting a pre-4th of July celebration. The farmers market will be open to view, local vendors will be offering samples and there will be live music. Local heroes, otherwise known as law enforcement, firefighters, ems, active duty military and veterans, will receive a FREE sack lunch! For more information visit https://farmviewmarket.com/

Farmview Market Local Heroes Day

Monday, July 3rd The Tams Concert & Fireworks [Ritz-Carlton Guests Only] Greensboro

Do you remember The Tams? We sure do and we love Motown music. The performance will begin at 7:45 and is followed by fireworks. Although, you must be a guest to attend this concert and the fireworks. However, you can see the fireworks by boat! For more information click here.

Fireworks at the Ritz Carlton

Monday, July 3rd Fireworks! – Madison

Join the city of Madison for the Independence Day fireworks at Heritage Park. Fireworks start at dark, just head on over a little before to find parking! For more details call Main Street 706-342-1251 ext 208.

Monday, July 3rd Independence Day Concert & Picnic – Madison

Celebrate Independence Day at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center with a picnic and live entertainment by the Athens Classic City Band. This is a free event, just bring your own food and have a good time! For more information click here.

Madison Morgan Cultural Center Fourth of July

Tuesday, July 4th Fourth of July Celebration – Eatonton

Reynolds Lake Oconee will be hosting their annual Red White and Boom celebration on Monday in Great Waters. You must be a member of Reynolds to attend this event, unless you’re viewing by boat! The event starts at 5:00PM, at 6:00PM food stations will open and at dark the fireworks will start! Tickets are $28/adult, $13.50/children ages 4-12. Children under 4 are free. Children’s recreation wristbands are $15/wristband. You can purchase a wristband at Eighty8 Kitchen+Cocktails, The National Tavern, The Landing, The Waterview Pub, and The Lake Club Wellness Desk.

Fourth of July Lake Oconee

Tuesday, July 4th Fourth of July Celebration & BBQ – Buckhead (the real one ? )

The city of Buckhead and the Morgan County Fire Department are hosting their annual Fourth of July Celebration and BBQ. Seriously, these are some of the best fireworks around. Buckhead does such a great job creating a fantastic show for the community and they’ve been doing it for many, many years! Food will be served from 6:00PM-8:00PM and plates are $8/piece; fireworks start at dark. There will also be raffles, children’s games, live entertainment and much more! The event is free to attend (unless you’re eating) and will take place (as it does every year) at the Buckhead Volunteer Fire Department. There will be various parking areas, just look for the signs! For more information contact the Morgan County Fire Department at 706-343-6503.

Fireworks at Buckhead Fire Department

Thursday, July 6th Free Movie in Town Park – Madison

Enjoy a FREE MOVIE in Town Park in Madison. This showing will be Star Trek: Into Darkness and it will begin at 8:45PM and last until 10PM. For more information visit http://www.mainstreetmadisonga.com

Saturday, July 8th Kurt Thomas Band Concert – Eatonton

The “Meet Me at the Plaza” Summer Concert Series will be featuring the Kurt Thomas Band at the Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton. The Kurt Thomas Band is originally from Dahlonega, Georgia and has opened for artists such as Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn and the Zac Brown Band. The concert starts at 7:00PM and tickets are $10. If you’re interested in purchasing tickets for all three concerts in the series you can purchase them together at a discounted rate of $25. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, July 11th Farm to Table: Through the Seasons Class – Madison

Learn all about growing, harvesting and eating your own produce in this week’s class at Farmview Market in Madison. You’ll be able to test samples and leave with some great recipes. This class is $25/person and will be from 5:30-7PM. For more information visit, https://farmviewmarket.com/

Fresh Vietnamese vegetables fruits spices displayed at Hanoi street market

Thursday, July 13th FREE Movie in Town Park – Madison

Come out for another FREE movie in Town Park. This movie will be Star Trek Beyond. This is a free event, so just bring some lawn chairs, blankets and food and you’re all set!

Monday, July 17th – Friday July 21st Summer Art Camp – Eatonton

Let the kids explore their creativity in the Summer Art Camp at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton. The camp is one week and will begin at 9AM with pick up time at 12:30PM. Children will be able to participate in activities such as painting and knitting and will be able to showcase their work on Friday, where family is invited to attend a “show and tell”. The cost to attend this summer camp is $80/child or $150 for two children in the same family. This summer camp is suitable for children ages 6-14. For more information and to enroll your child in this camp click here or call 706-923-1655

Tuesday, July 18th Make-Ahead Meals Workshop – Madison

This class at the Farmview Market Schoolhouse will be focused on meal planning and preparing and storing your meals. This class comes with a two-week meal plan along with a shopping list. The fee to attend this class is $25/person and is from 5:30PM-7:30PM. Click here to learn more.

chopped vegetables in plastic containers

Wednesday, July 19th Learn How to Make Delta Tamales – Madison

Learn how to make Delta Tamales with culinary butcher John Stapleton. You’ll be using ingredients straight from Farmhouse Market like cornmeal and their delicious pork. You’ll get to sample these tamales when you’re done and bring home the recipes so you can make them for your friends and family. This class costs $25/person and the class lasts from 5PM-7PM. Click here to learn more.

Tamales And Salsa

Friday, July 28th Firefly Festival Kids Night – Madison

Calling all kids!! Come out and enjoy Kids Night at the Firefly Festival. There will be live music, crafts, face painters and family entertainment. The event is from 6:30-8:30PM in Town Park in Madison. Parents are free and kids are $5/ticket. For more information contact Main Street at 706-342-1251 extension 208.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 28th, 29th & 30th “A Chorus Line” – Eatonton

Come to the Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton on Friday, July 28th , Saturday July 29th or Sunday July 30th  to enjoy a stage production of the award-winning musical, “A Chorus Line” presented by Plaza Alliance for the Performing Arts (PAPA). The production starts at 7PM on Friday and Saturday and 2PM on Sunday. Tickets are not yet available to purchase, but check out http://theplazaartscenter.com/ for updated information.

A Chorus Line - Plaza Arts Center

Saturday, July 29th Firefly Festival Date Night – Madison

When is the last time you had a date night? You need one and this is the perfect night. You’ll be listening to live music by The Sensational Sounds of Motown. The event is from 7:30PM-9:30PM and gates open at 6:30PM. This will be in Town Park on the lawn, so make sure to bring a chair, blanket and a cooler of food as there will not be any food vendors. You must purchase a ticket to attend this event. Tickets are $10/person or $85 for table of four under the gazebo. Call Colleen at 706-342-1251 extension 208 to purchase tickets.

Saturday, July 29th Hometown Hope Jam – Eatonton

“Party with a purpose” at this fun event at the Eatonton Cotton Warehouse. You’ll hear music from the Swingin’ Medallions and local musician Joey Vargas. There will be contests for the best decorated table and if you come early enough you’ll be able to meet the band! The event begins at 7:00PM and The Swingin’ Medallions will be performing at 9:00PM. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to families in need. This is sure to be a fun event and you can help others in need while enjoying it. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Hometown Hope Jam