Helen, GA Event Calendar: Labor Day Weekend 2013

Labor Day weekend is upon us!  And that means time spent with friends and family celebrating life and honoring working people across the country.

If your Labor Day celebration has brought you to Helen, and we sure hope it has, here are a few local events that are going on this weekend for you to enjoy.

Labor Day Weekend Kick-Off Music Pickin’ on the Porch

When: Friday August 30 from 6pm-9pm

Where: Sautee Village, 2454 Highway 17, Sautee, Ga 30571

What: Local musicians gather and delight the audience with a wie variety of acoustic music.  Join us for an evening of music, food & fun.  If you play an instrument, bring it along!  Food is free; donations accepted.  The Shops at Sautee Village will stay open until 9PM.  All proceeds go to the Charles Smithgall Humane Society.

Frank Sinatra Tribute

When: Friday August 30th from 8pm-10pm

Where: Helen Theatre, 115 Escowee St., Helen, GA  30545

What: Looking to spend a romantic weekend in Helen? Start it off right with a tribute to Ole’ Blue Eyes, now appearing on select Fridays at 8PM. This show by Gabe Russo is AWESOME! Check the Helen Theatre website for a full schedule of Fall shows! www.helentheatre.com or Facebook/Helentheatre.

For tickets call 706-969-5671

Floating River Parade

When: Saturday August 31st from 1pm-2pm

What:  Helen is celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary this year!  As part of the Centennial Celebration Events, an old fashion “Floating River Parade” will take place at the Riverbend Motel and continue to the Festhalle. Come decorate your float or tube and celebrate in an old timey tradition from years gone by!

For further information call or an application for the parade call:

Alpine Helen/White County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Labor Day Weekend Wine Tour

When: Saturday August 31st from 1030am – 230pm

What:  Enjoy Labor Day Weekend the Best Way-Visiting Wineries

VIP Southern Tours, Northeast Georgia’s premier Wine Tour Company, offers a special way to spend the day, wine tasting along the Unicoi Wine Trail. Your tour includes:

Wine Tasting at four Northeast Georgia wineries & wine tasting rooms

Hors d’oeuvres

Hosted transportation aboard an executive 14 passenger mini-coach

Bottled water

Exclusive wine country offers

Sit back and relax this Labor Day Weekend and leave the driving to someone else!  You will enjoy a scenic tour of the North Georgia Wine Country and visit some great local wineries and wine tasting rooms!

Tour departs from Sylvan Valley Lodge at 10:30AM and from the Helen Visitor’s Center at 11AM, and will last approximately 4 hours.  Limited seats available Saturday, August 31st, and Monday, September 2nd.


Stops include:

Habersham Winery

Sautee-Nacoochee Vineyards

Sylvan Valley Lodge & Knot Wine Bar

Serenity Cellars


Loganberry Farm Farmer’s Market

When: Saturday August 31st from 10am-3pm

Where: Loganberry Heritage Farm, 2660 Adair Mill Rd., Cleveland, GA  30528

What: Loganberry Heritage Farm offers a rainbow of nutrient dense vegetable, fruits, flowers, herbs, eggs, grass-fed beef and pastured chickens all grown and raised the LoganBerry way. They believe that by growing foods naturally, in harmony with Nature, that foods will have greater life force energy. Their focus is on open pollinated, Southern Appalachian heritage fruits and vegetables foods, and, of course, we never use any artificial fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, hormones or anything that is not life enhancing.

Visitors to our open-air Market can taste fresh and cooked samples of our delicious food, watch cooking demos, get recipes and food health information, as well as shell peas, shuck corn, stroll through the gardens and visit the animals. A full sensory experience!

The Honor Stand located at the Entrance Gate, is stocked with in-season garden produce, herbs and flowers for visitors convenience when the Market Barn is closed.Hidden Jewel Cabin living

There are so many things that Helen has to offer that attempting them in one weekend is near impossible.  Thankfully there is Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals to act as your home away from home.  And we even have this amazing guide to Helen that will give you insider information to all of the wonders that Helen has to offer.

*All information from this article taken from the Alpine Helen / White County COnvention & visitors Bureau website.  Visit http://www.helenga.org/event-list to learn more about the events listed above.