Ever find yourself looking for something to do in Lake Oconee? We have you covered. Temperatures are slowly creeping up as is the calendar of events here at Lake Oconee. With spring right around the corner, February is a great time to enjoy the fine venues and beautiful outdoors of Greensboro, Eatonton, and Madison.
February 1st: Prince Tribute Band at Oconee Brewing Company
Purple Rain, anybody? Kickin’ off the month with a bang will be a Purple Madness Prince Tribute featuring special guest Tina Turner. Come for a beer and food provided by CK’s Smokehouse and grab your spot early. It’s going to be hoppin’!
Tickets will be $40 for Reserved Seating and $30 General Admission and can be purchased here.
February 9th: Swinging Medallions
On February 9th Circle Ranch Inc will be hosting the Swinging Medallions evening to support the growth of Circle Ranch, which was created in 2014 to help children who have been abandoned or have suffered trauma and must be removed from their homes in our primary service area in Northeast rural Georgia. Funds from the event will go towards supporting those children at need.
Dinner will be provided by Bone Island Grill. Plan on dancing the night away with the Swingin’ Medallions. Doors open at 6:30, cash bar available. Meet & Greet The Swingin’ Medallions for select ticket holders.
February 14th: Valentines Day at The Ritz Carlton, Lake Oconee
Valentine’s day on Friday, February 14th makes the perfect situation to come and enjoy one of the beautiful dining venues at the Ritz Carlton at Lake Oconee. Below are our top three dinner recommendations. Plan ahead and book your reservations in advance. Available spots will disappear quickly.
Photo credit: The Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee
The Barrel Room is the perfect spot to kick-off the evening with a top-shelf bourbon cocktail (I’m partial to Manhattan’s myself) or a fine glass of wine. To celebrate the holiday, there is an exclusive oyster-shucking station from 4 to 6 pm. The staff at the Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee recommends pairing Oysters with two glasses of Rose d’Or Brut Rosé Cremant de Bordeaux, the perfect opportunity to toast to your love. All oysters will be paired with Tart Mignonette, Horseradish Cocktail, and Housemade Saltines. I’ve never had housemade saltines, but I’m sure they’re great. $52 per order of Oysters and Rosé, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Georgia’s, which is on the lake-level of the Ritz Carlton is featuring brisket tenderly cooked for 48-hours and Chicken-Fried Lobster Tail paired perfectly with Chef Shaun Thomas’ signature sides that will leave you falling in love. If you have a sweet tooth, and you probably should on Valentine’s day, grab a handmade Sweetheart Shortbread Cookies designed by Pastry Chef Michael Gaddy that is sure to please any romantic. $38 per guest, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Linger Longer Steakhouse
If you’re keen on enjoying a five-course meal in a more formal steakhouse setting, Linger Longer Steakhouse is the destination for you. Chef Casey Burchfield, will feature a pre-set menu that will feature East Coast Oysters, Tuna Tartare topped with American Caviar, Lobster Bisque and rich, American Wagyu Steak and Lobster Mashed Potatoes. To top off the meal, Pastry Chef Michael Gaddy invites guests to linger for a sweet surprise. $95 per guest for a five-course meal, exclusive of tax and gratuity.