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Annual Events
 
Annual Community Egg Hunt

Annual Community Egg Hunt presented by Dawson County Parks, and Kare for Kids.
 
Sparks at the Motorsports Park Independence Day Celebration
 
Sparks at the Motorsports Park Independence Day Celebration in Dawsonville, GA is the place to be to get
your fill of family fun, get a variety of food, and see an excellent fireworks display. No charge for general admission and parking.

Where: Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville
When: July 4

Mountain Moonshine Festival
 
The Mountain Moonshine Festival explores Dawson County's history during Prohibition and the Great Depression 
when running moonshine through the foothills of the Northeast Georgia mountains was a way of life. Thousands 
of tourists flock to the birthplace of NASCAR racing to hear about storied legends like Lloyd Seay, Roy Hall, 
Raymond Parks, and Gober Sosebee. These men loved the thrill of being chased through the hills. Bring the 
family and visit an old moonshine still; listen to stories from both "Trippers" and Revenuers. 

Veterans Day Celebration

We are looking for all Veterans from every branch of service to participate in our parade and celebration as we 
honor you, our heroes. We will have a special service for Purple Heart Recipients, a VIP tent just for our veterans 
with lunch prepared for you by our caterers and restaurants in Dawson County, keynote speakers, laying of a 
wreath, twenty-one gun salute and color guard. Additionally, we will pay tribute to our men and women who are 
actively serving in the military, our law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel. Men and 
women, you served us well. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to say, "Welcome Home!" 

Dawsonville Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
 
The Christmas Parade will be a fun filled afternoon to enjoy the spirit of Christmas with our community. Parade
will run through Downtown Dawsonville ending at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex. Following the parade,
City Hall will hold the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with lots of fun activities for the family.  Music, dancing,
pictures with Santa and more.  If you are interested in having a float or group in the parade please contact:
Dawson County Chamber of Commerce for an application.  It is free to be in the parade, there is a $20 fee if
you wish to be judged for awards.

Where: Downtown Dawsonville 
When: December
Website: Parade