Events

February

Taste of Pine Mountain

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A great evening when local merchants and eateries partner together to offer you an evening of great shopping and delicious tastings. This is an event not to be missed. Tickets can be purchased at Sweet Home Antiques, The Emporium, or Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery in Downtown Pine Mountain. 

Details

Admission
$20
Phone
(706) 663-7776

Founders’ Day

Callaway Gardens celebrates the birthday of co-founder Virginia Hand Callaway with a special organ concert. 

Details

Admission
Regular Admission
Location
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
Get directions
Phone
1.800.852.3810
Website
Callaway Gardens

March

Azalea Season/Celebrate Spring

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Each Spring, Callaway Gardens’ landscape explodes with one of the world’s largest displays of native and cultivated azaleas – more than 20,000 of them – plus fresh blooms of dogwoods, crabapples, daffodils, tulips and more. These sweeping floral vistas form the stunning backdrop to invigorating recreational pursuits, fascinating educational experiences and special events designed to celebrate the grandeur of the season. A series of themed weekends, known collectively as Celebrate Spring!, feature special activities and events for families and friends to share against the backdrop of these dazzling surroundings.

Details

Location
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
Get directions
Phone
To book special Celebrate Spring! overnight packages, call 1.800.852.3810
Website
Callaway Gardens

Dr. Seuss Read Across America

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Happy Birthday Theodore Deisel. Read or browse a book in our office, and vote for your favorite book.

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State Parking Pass Fee per vehicle!
Location
FDR State Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Pine Mountain Ridge Walk

8:00 AM Sign-In 8:30 Walk

Join us for our first annual, 3-mile walk down the closed Highway 190 from the Park Office to Hwy 27 intersection. Bring a friend and enjoy an uninhibited view from Columbus to Alabama. 

Pre-register and pre-pay by contacting the office by February 26. Meet FDR State Park Office. Enter Hwy 354 190.

Details

Admission
Registration includes a t-shirt: $20 per person; 6 or more team discount $16 per person. No charge for stroller toddlers.
Location
FDR State Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions

Camera Scavenger Hunt

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Every Saturday

Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time.  Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up.

Details

Admission
Free
Location
FDR Sate Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
706. 663.4858

Tails On Trails

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Sun Mar 5 & Mar 12

Bring your canine friend and join the naturalist for a 1-mile guided, woodland walk. Learn about local habitats and inhabitants. 

Meet in front of the Trading Post in the campground. 

Details

Admission
Free.
Location
FDR Sate Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
706. 663.4858

Fairy House Furniture/Playground Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built, natural structures. Meet at Fishing Dock in the campground.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
$5 per person. Exact change or pay at office and bring receipt.
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
FDR Sate Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Beekeeping Basics

Get the buzz on these important pollinators from our local Master Beekeeper, Bob Jones. He will review bee basics, beekeeping fundamentals & provide resourcesMeet at Stone Picnic Shelter #1 next to pool.

Details

Admission
$3 per person.
Location
FDR Sate Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions

American Frontier Days

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Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 3 PM

Walk thru time from the middle 1700’s to the late 1800’s and see living skills’ displays from local historians. Tomahawk throw contest. Baseball field across from Liberty Bell Pool.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.

Details

Admission
Donations accepted for admission.
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
FDR Sate Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

March Madness Bingo

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March 17th, 24th, & 31st 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Play our fun, original game perfect for adults or families. Win prizes and roast marshmallows over the campfire. Bring a stick.

Located at shelter next to the campground Trading Post. 

Details

Admission
$3 fee for each bingo card.
Location
FDR Sate Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
706. 663.4858

PMT Green Hike

10:00 AM-1:30 PM

Spring along the Pine Mountain Trail with guides from PMT Association, 3.5 moderate miles ending at Rocky Point.

Meet at Dowdell’s Knob Trailhead. Bring water. Ages 8 & up.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather. 

Details

Admission
Free.
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
FDR Sate Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
706-663-4858
Website
gastateparks.org/FDRoosevelt

Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt

Chat with our local historian, Nancy Simko, as she portrays Mrs. Roosevelt and reflects on the Civilian Conservation Corps. Enjoy a drink and finger foods as you listen to an entertaining and enlightening speaker.

Held at the enclosed Group Shelter in the campground. 

Details

Admission
$10 per person. Must pre-register and pre-pay, limited seating.
Location
FDR Sate Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
706. 663.4858

Bluebird 101

Meet Lamar Hamrick, our resident bluebird expert, and get the basics of how to attract these beautiful birds to your backyard. Handouts provided.

Meet at the Group Shelter. 

Details

Admission
Free.
Location
FDR Sate Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
706. 663.4858.

Lucky Clover Shoot

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Sundays Mar 19 and 26

Stationary target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment and prizes. 

Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for special time. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Meet across the street from Park Office.

Details

Admission
$8 per person.
Location
FDR State PArk
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
706. 663.4858

Annual Plant Fair and Sale

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Gardening enthusiasts have their pick of the South’s top nursery products. Enjoy free admission to the Plant Fair by entering through the Beach Gate entrance on U.S. Highway 27. Admission to the Gardens is separate.

Details

Admission
Admission to the Gardens is separate.
Location
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
Get directions
Website
Callaway Gardens

Fairy House Furniture/Playground Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built, natural structures. Meet at Fishing Dock in the campground.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
$5 per person. Exact change or pay at office and bring receipt.
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Survival Skills I

Meet survival instructor, Jimmy Culpepper, in the woods for a hands-on class.  Learn about basic outdoor adventure prep, natural hazards, fire building, water purification and lost prevention. Geared towards adults or families with children ages 12 and up. Bring water. Must pre-register. Meet at the wooden amphitheater across from the Group Shelter.

Details

Admission
$15 per person.
Location
FDR Sate Park
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
706. 663.4858

April

Pine Mountain Day

1st Saturday in April. Arts, crafts, antiques, good food and entertainment.

Details

Location
Downtown Pine Mountain
101 East Broad Street
Pine Mountain, GA, 31822
Get directions
Phone
(800) 441-3502

Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

A fun afternoon for the young and young at heart at Robin Lake Beach.

Grab your basket and come to Callaway Gardens for an epic hunt for candy and prize eggs. Hunts take place by age group and the Easter Bunny will be on hand to pose for pictures.

Details

Location
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
Get directions
Phone
1.800.852.3810
Website
Callaway Gardens

Easter Sunrise Service and Easter Buffets

Enjoy nourishment for the body and soul on this special day.

Easter Sunrise Service:

Begin Easter Sunday with a non-denominational sunrise service. Callaway Gardens' natural beauty serves as a fitting backdrop for this special time of worship and remembrance. Guests should enter through the original Gardens gate on U.S. Hwy. 27.

Easter Lunch Buffets:

Make this Easter “eggstra” special when you bring your loved ones to Callaway’s popular Easter Sunday Buffets.

Details

Location
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
Get directions
Phone
1.800.852.3810
Website
Callaway Gardens

Symphony on the Sand

Gate opens at 5 p.m.; concert begins at 8 p.m.

“Amazing” describes the experience of sitting on the shores of Robin Lake enjoying ASO’s music under the stars on a Spring night.  Mark your calendar to be at the annual concert at Callaway Gardens. Ensure you have the perfect seat by purchasing a stage-front, beach table in advance. This Callaway Gardens tradition features the award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing under the stars on Robin Lake Beach. Enhance your night with gourmet food baskets and seasonal flower arrangements from the Gardens.

Proceeds from Symphony on the Sand benefit the not-for-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation in its mission to offer fine arts, educational and horticultural programs.

Details

Admission
Advance tickets start at $25; tickets at the gate the day of the event start at $30.
Location
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
Get directions
Phone
To purchase tickets, gourmet food baskets or arrangements, call 800.852.3810.
Website
Callaway Gardens

Azalea Season/Celebrate Spring

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Each Spring, Callaway Gardens’ landscape explodes with one of the world’s largest displays of native and cultivated azaleas – more than 20,000 of them – plus fresh blooms of dogwoods, crabapples, daffodils, tulips and more. These sweeping floral vistas form the stunning backdrop to invigorating recreational pursuits, fascinating educational experiences and special events designed to celebrate the grandeur of the season. A series of themed weekends, known collectively as Celebrate Spring!, feature special activities and events for families and friends to share against the backdrop of these dazzling surroundings.

Details

Location
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
Get directions
Phone
To book special Celebrate Spring! overnight packages, call 1.800.852.3810
Website
Callaway Gardens

May

Memorial Day Weekend Festival featuring The Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament®

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Watch the world’s best water skiers and wakeboarders compete for the title of “Masters Champion.”

Kick off Summer 2013 with a splash! This Memorial Day Weekend Festival features the 58th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament and a host of other fun at Robin Lake Beach including live music, the Callaway Gardens Farmers Market, beach activities, great food and much more. The Masters features the greatest athletes in water sports competing on beautiful Robin Lake. Come early and stake out your spot on the beach to soak up rays and take in all the action. The Masters’ festival-like atmosphere also includes a merchandise plaza featuring state-of-the-art water sports equipment, clothes and demo models by title sponsor Nautique®.

Details

Location
Callaway Gardens
17800 US Hwy 27.
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
1-800-225-5292
Website
callawaygardens.com

June

FSU Flying High Circus Performances

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​(Six shows weekly, June 2 - July 21)

This edge-of-your-seat show has entertained Summer visitors for more than 50 years.

FSU Flying High Circus Performance Schedule*

Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays: 3:30 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m.

Robin Lake Beach Dome

Included with admission

*Show schedule subject to change

Every Summer since 1961, the FSU Flying High Circus has been in residence at Callaway Gardens. Comprised of talented college students who train and perform as an extracurricular activity, >the circus selects its top performers for their stay at Callaway Gardens from early June to early August. During this time, they serve as Summer Family Adventure camp counselors and keep audiences on the edge of their seats with trapeze acts, highwire walks, juggling performances and much more.

Circus performances are free with admission.  No ticket is required.  Seating is all general admission.

Details

Admission
Circus performances are free with admission. No ticket is required. Seating is all general admission.
Phone
800.852.3810
Website
Click here to find out more

July

July 4th Weekend Star Spangled Beach Party

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The celebration begins early and lasts well into the night at our annual July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party at Robin Lake Beach. Highlights include beach activities, live music headlined by the Swingin' Medallions, the FSU Flying High Circus and our annual Fireworks Extravaganza. Be sure to pack plenty of red, white and blue for this All-American Weekend! Stay tuned for complete schedule of events.

Schedule of Events:  July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party

Coming Soon.

All events are at Robin Lake Beach area unless otherwise noted, are weather dependent and subject to change.  No Rainchecks.

*Additional fee

Details

Admission
For overnight guests: the July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party package starts at $189 at the Mountain Creek Inn and includes admission to the festivities and the Gardens. For more information, CLICK HERE or Call 1.800.CALLAWAY (800.225.5292).

For day guests: to learn about Special Event admission, CLICK HERE.
Phone
800.225.5292
Website
Click Here for more Info

FSU Flying High Circus Performances

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​(Six shows weekly, June 2 - July 21)

This edge-of-your-seat show has entertained Summer visitors for more than 50 years.

FSU Flying High Circus Performance Schedule*

Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays: 3:30 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m.

Robin Lake Beach Dome

Included with admission

*Show schedule subject to change

Every Summer since 1961, the FSU Flying High Circus has been in residence at Callaway Gardens. Comprised of talented college students who train and perform as an extracurricular activity, >the circus selects its top performers for their stay at Callaway Gardens from early June to early August. During this time, they serve as Summer Family Adventure camp counselors and keep audiences on the edge of their seats with trapeze acts, highwire walks, juggling performances and much more.

Circus performances are free with admission.  No ticket is required.  Seating is all general admission.

Details

Admission
Circus performances are free with admission. No ticket is required. Seating is all general admission.
Phone
800.852.3810
Website
Click here to find out more

August

September

Blue Morpho Butterfly Month

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Enjoy this month-long display of nature at its finest! Marvel at the Blue Morpho as hundreds of these tropical butterflies fill the Day Butterfly Center with their iridescent-blue splendor. If the trend continues, visitors to the Day Butterfly Center will witness the largest display of Blue Morpho Butterflies on the planet during September.

As one of the largest butterflies, with a wingspan of five to eight inches, the Blue Morpho makes a beautiful subject for photos and video. Yet normally throughout the year they maintain the reputation of being notoriously difficult to capture on film.  Blue Morpho Month gives you the best opportunity to photograph these butterflies because of the tremendous concentration within the Butterfly Conservatory. Morphos do most of their flying between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. so for the best results, those looking to take photos should consider visiting when the butterflies are resting: before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m..

Details

Location
Day Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens
Get directions
Phone
855-421-3254
Website
www.callawaygardens.com

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Soar into September at the 20th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. The weekend kicks off with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow and continues all weekend long. Watch beautiful balloons in flight or hop in a basket for your own tethered balloon ride. Saturday is filled with family-friendly events, including live music, beach activities, a Kids Zone and much more. There's something for everyone with a classic car show, disc dog demonstrations, a pyrotechnic skydiving demonstration, as well as a 5K Race and Triathlon event. If you're a photography buff, you can sign up for the hands-on "Mastering Night Photography" course. Plus, you'll find drink specials and sports on the televisions at the Beach Bar. Cap off the weekend with a final balloon glow Sunday night on Robin Lake Beach. With this exciting line-up of events, surrounded by the natural beauty of Callaway Gardens, there's no better way to say "farewell" to Summer 2017.

Please note that hot air ballooning is 100% dependent on calm winds and good weather. Balloon flights and tethered rides typically take place one hour after sunrise and two hours before sunset.  Pilots will do their best to make flights and rides available while maintaining safety as our first priority.

View special event* admission pricing

Details

Location
17800 US Highway 27 Pine Mountain GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
1.800.852.3810
Website
Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

Ole Chipley Town Fair

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Looking for a fun Saturday outing? Take your family to the Ole Chipley Town Fair in Pine Mountain! Join the crowd in Pine Mountain and enjoy local crafts, quilting, pottery, metalwork, woodwork, food and entertainment.  Spend the day strolling down Pine Mountain’s picturesque streets or shopping in downtown Pine Mountain’s and Chipley Village’s shopping centers, each filled with unique shops and boutiques. You’ll find it all—from antiques to fine art to handcrafted birdhouses. 

Details

Admission
FREE for ALL
Phone
For vendor info. contact Tara: 706-801-0062

Ida Cason Callaway Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

Tee it up in support of the not-for-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, which owns and operates Callaway Gardens.

The 14th Annual Ida Cason Callaway Foundation Golf Tournament, co-presented by Callaway Golf and Odyssey Golf, will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

The tournament benefits the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to land stewardship and environmental education.

Details

Website
www.callawaygardens.com

October

November

The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens

A Callaway Gardens tradition on the first Saturday of every November, the Steeplechase features thoroughbreds racing through woodland surroundings, plus pony rides, a foxhound parade, a hat contest and much more. Steeplechase beneficiaries include the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation and its mission of environmental conservation, education and land stewardship.

Details

Location
17800 US Highway 27 Pine Mountain GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
1.800.852.3810
Website
The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens

Founder’s Day

Callaway Gardens pays tribute to co-founder Cason J. Callaway with a special organ concert.

Details

Website
callawaygardens.com

Fantasy In Lights March of Dimes Night Walk

Put a holiday twist on the campaign for healthier babies by walking through Fantasy In Lights® to benefit the March of Dimes.

On Saturday, November  11, 2017,  join thousands of others for the annual March of Dimes Night Walk through Fantasy In Lights. On this special night, the lights may be enjoyed by walkers only – cars and trolleys are not allowed. Last year, almost 6,780 people participated in the Night Walk. In the past 23 years, more than 100,000 people have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the March of Dimes and the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation. Your support helps prevent birth defects in children while helping protect the natural world in which these children live. In addition, you get to see the lights in the most spectacular way!

Your ticket purchase is a donation, there will be no refunds.  Thank you for your support. Guests walk the five miles to the shuttle pickup point, or the seven miles back to the starting point.  For those who run out of steam, there is a vehicle that picks up those guests too.

All walkers must begin before 7:20 p.m.  Tickets will be available online until 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.  They will be available onsite on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Details

Admission
$19* per Adult; $9.50* per Child (ages 6-12); Children 5 and younger are free. Please note there are no discounts, including Annual Pass, for March of Dimes Night Walk tickets.
Location
US Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31823
Get directions
Phone
1.800.852.3810
Website
callawaygardens.com

Fantasy in Lights

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Callaway Gardens' Fantasy In Lights, in Pine Mountain, Georgia, is not only the South’s most spectacular holiday light and sound show, it is one of the world's "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights," as named by National Geographic Traveler.

Details

Website
callawaygardens.com

Light Up Pine Mountain and Downtown Cookie Extravaganza

Presented by Pine Mountain Merchants

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

One of our town's most beloved events, each shop bakes dozens upon dozens of homemade cookies and opens its doors for a special evening of fun and frivolity. School choirs sound off favorite Christmas songs, popcorn and cotton candy abound, and a visit from Santa culminate in lighting up our wonderful town tree, It's our kick off to the holiday season, please do join us starting at 6:30 on Friday, 17 November. We can't wait to see you there!

Details

Location
101 East Broad Street
Pine Mountain GA 31822

Get directions
Phone
1-800-441-3502

Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners

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November 23, December 25. These feasts are perfect for celebrating with family and friends.

Details

Website
callawaygardens.com

December

Pine Mountain Christmas Parade

Join us in Downtown Pine Mountain for the Annual Christmas Parade at 2:00 pm

Horses, cool cars, floats, bands, and Boy Scouts... what better embodies all that is right with small town living? Be there or BE SQUARE!

Details

Phone
1-800-441-3502

Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners

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November 23, December 25. These feasts are perfect for celebrating with family and friends.

Details

Website
callawaygardens.com

Fantasy in Lights

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Callaway Gardens' Fantasy In Lights, in Pine Mountain, Georgia, is not only the South’s most spectacular holiday light and sound show, it is one of the world's "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights," as named by National Geographic Traveler.

Details

Website
callawaygardens.com