A Fun & Festive Spring Has Sprung In Helen, GA!

Do you love Festive Spring?With the temperatures rising, and new life blossoming all around, Helen is ready to celebrate this beautiful time of year! The grass is green, the flowers are in bloom, and there are numerous springtime Helen attractions for both visitors and locals to enjoy. Not sure where to go to get the most out of the seasonal events? No problem! This quick guide will lead you to the Helen attractions that will put a little extra “spring” in your step as you have a blast on your northern Georgia vacation.Weekly Wildflower Hunts l Smithgall Woods State ParkEnjoy the fresh mountain air of northern Georgia while discovering the native flora at the same time! Every Saturday through May 24, 2014, join other nature enthusiasts from 9 am to 11 am to “hunt” for the brilliantly colored wildflowers that are currently in bloom. On your journey, you’re sure to get your exercise as you hike moderate trails through the gorgeous woods. If you’re lucky, you may spot some of the indigenous animal wildlife while you’re on your journey.

Springfest at the Festhalle l Helen Festhalle

On Saturday, April 12th, the people of Helen are officially gearing up for spring with Springfest, and visitors are more than welcome to join in on the celebration! The Festhalle itself is one of many Helen attractions, as it is a communal gathering place where people from near and far can gather together and have fun. During Springfest, you’ll have the opportunity to welcome the new life of Spring while enjoying music, dancing, food, and drinks.

Spring Fling 2014 Fashions l Sautee Nacoochee Community Center

Want to be ahead of the curve with the upcoming summer fashion trends? Leading retailer, Belk, is joining up with Helen Arts and Heritage Center on April 12th to put on a fun and unique fashion show for Helen locals and visitors. Even some of the local politicians are getting in on the fun. Three active members of the Helen Chamber of Congress will be strutting their stuff on the catwalk and displaying the latest styles. Enjoy a tasty lunch provided by local merchants as you enjoy the show, and you may even walk away as the winner of a coveted silent auction item!

Friends of Unicoi 2nd Annual Easter Fun l Unicoi State Park & Lodgehelen ga attractions

Here comes Peter Cottontail! For the 2nd year in a row, Friends of Unicoi are making Easter “eggstra” special by organizing an Easter egg hunt and day of fun for kids of all ages. The event will take place at 10 AM on Saturday, April 19th at scenic Unicoi State Park (a Helen attraction of its own). Children will be divided by age group before they embark on a search for eggs and fun surprises. Parents will have a blast watching the little ones scurry about looking for treats while being able to take in the spectacular sites of the gorgeous park on a Spring morning. When the hunt has come to an end, the fun will continue. You may choose to go on a charming hayride with your family and friends or assist your children as they get creative with organized arts and crafts.

Eggstravaganza & Rabbit Palooza l North Georgia Zoo

Have you ever found yourself wondering where the Easter Bunny lives? The answer is right here in the North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm. Located just a short jaunt from downtown Helen, the zoo is putting on an “eggstrodinary” springtime event on both Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th. Expect the unexpected from this festive, seasonal Helen attraction. You and your little ones will have the opportunity to follow the bunny trail as you visit the rabbit pen. You’ll be able to touch and pet these fluffy critters as you learn all about the different types of bunny rabbits. See if you can figure out which one is responsible for delivering Easter treats! When you’re finished, you’ll want to be sure to purchase an Easter basket and set off on a hunt for as many eggs as your basket can hold! As you search, you’ll come upon a wide variety of animals including newborn baby chicks! You might decide to take a break to ride on the back of a donkey. When your basket is full, redeem it for a goody bag. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for an animal-shaped egg to win an “egg-stra” special prize!

With new life abounding throughout northern Georgia, Spring truly is the perfect time to renew your spirit as you take in the fresh mountain air, relax, and enjoy the many seasonal Helen attractions. Are you planning on visiting Helen during the spectacular Spring months? Drop by our blog when you get home to share your photos, stories, and helpful tips with future visitors.