North Georgia has planned events for the weekend that should please everyone. Even though the nights have been on the artic side, during the day has been great for doing something in the outdoors. Spring fever has taken hold and the kids want to release pent-up energy. Look through this list to find the perfect solution for adults and kids.
- March 22-24, Spring Wine Highway Weekend: Take a short trip to the North Georgia wine country and taste award-winning wines made from Georgia-grown grapes. Food will also be served. Georgia Wine (706) 878-9463
- March 23, Elachee's Trillium Trek: Visit the Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville for a 5K walk/run, 10K, 1/2 marathon and a kid's fun run on trails through the forest. Elachee (770) 535-1976
- March 23, Magical Easter Eggstravaganza: Visit Babyland General Hospital in downtown Cleveland for a parade and events inside the hospital. Cabbage Patch Kids (706) 865-5356
- March 23-24, BlueGrassRoots Music and Arts Festival: Enjoy Bluegrass music as you stroll through the art exhibit, participate in folk dancing and go by the kid's area so they can enjoy the outdoors. All takes place at Stone Mountain Village. Stone Mountain (770) 413-0607
- March 23, African Night: Celebrate African culture through food, music, dancing and fashion at the Morton Theatre in Athens. Morton Theatre (706) -613-3770
With the obesity rates in Georgia being high for adults and children, getting outside to do anything can only be healthy. If nothing in the list above jumps out at you, choose something from Georgia's coastline to do.
- March 23, 36th Annual Okefenokee Swamp Run 10K: Join a 10K and 1mile run on trails through the swamp. Benefits Childers Family YMCA of Waycross. Okefenokee (912) 283-0583
- March 23, Annual Sheep to Shawl Festival: At Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah, there will be music, dance, crafts, games, food and sheep shearing by the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. Oatland Island (912) 395-1509
There is always something to do in Georgia. It is still free to spend the day in a state park. Even if the weather isn't perfect, it is still worth getting outside. The human body begins to cry out for open spaces after being cooped up all winter.