Events

August

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Soar into September at our 16th 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 our hands-on "Mastering Night Photography" course. Plus, you'll find drink specials and sports on the televisions at the Beach Bar as well as some of Atlanta's top-rated food trucks throughout the festival. 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 2014.

Click here for tentative schedule of events.

Enjoy a Labor Day Weekend getaway with our Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival overnight package! For details, call 855-421-3254.

Details

Admission
Admission is per person, per day and is based on age. For detailed pricing chart, CLICK HERE.

Phone
For details, call 855-421-3254.
Website
Callaway Gardens

September

Homeschool In The Park Day!

9:30 AM-11:30 AM Pre-register for H.I.P. Day, an exciting discovery of our natural world geared towards homeschool families. 

Discover native trees and wildflowers during a woodland walk. Participate in an investigative plant lab.  Make a natural souvenir to take home. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards.

Details

Admission
Pre-registration & pre-pay only. Cost $5 per child ages 4 & up. Parents free. Extra guests $5. Meets at Group Shelter below Lake Delanor dam in campground. Please remember there is a $5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!

Phone
(706) 663-4858

Night Hike

​7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Join the Pine Mountain Trail Association for a nocturnal adventure along the ridge. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Meet at Callaway Gardens Country Store Overlook Parking Lot; 3.4 moderate miles; bring water & flashlight

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Bug Blitz

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Join park staff as we investigate nocturnal moths, beetles, and other invertebrates that inhabit the park. We’ll use special lights to attract them and then view them closely. Meets in the pavilion next to the Trading Post in the Campground.

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!

Phone
(706) 663-4858

Water Wonders

10:00 - 11:00 AM Drop by and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, & interesting discoveries like frogs, fish and aquatic insects. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to fishing dock in the campground.​

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Art in the Park

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Meet the naturalist and create a fabulous park art piece to take home. We use natural vines, tree rings, nuts and even recycled items. $3 per craft. Meet on the front porch of the Park Office on Hwy 190

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Bug Blitz

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Join park staff as we investigate nocturnal moths, beetles, and other invertebrates that inhabit the park. We’ll use special lights to attract them and then view them closely. Meets in the pavilion next to the Trading Post in the Campground.

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Water Wonders

10:00 - 11:00 AM Drop by and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, & interesting discoveries like frogs, fish and aquatic insects. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to fishing dock in the campground.​

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Art in the Park

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Meet the naturalist and create a fabulous park art piece to take home. We use natural vines, tree rings, nuts and even recycled items. $3 per craft. Meet on the front porch of the Park Office on Hwy 190

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Water Wonders

10:00 - 11:00 AM Drop by and see what inhabitants

live in our lakes. We provide nets,

viewing scopes, & interesting discoveries like frogs, fish and aquatic insects. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to fishing dock in the campground.​

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Bug Blitz

10:00 - 11:00 AM Join park staff as we investigate nocturnal moths, beetles, and other invertebrates that inhabit the park. We’ll use special lights to attract them and then view them closely. Meets in the pavilion next to the Trading Post in the Campground.

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Art in the Park

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Meet the naturalist and create a fabulous park art piece to take home. We use natural vines, tree rings, nuts and even recycled items. $3 per craft. Meet on the front porch of the Park Office on Hwy 190 ​

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Star Light, Star Bright!

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Join the Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps, and night sky viewing. Great for the entire family! Bring a chair. No parking fee! Meet at Stone CCC amphitheater next to the Park Office on Hwy 190

Details

Admission
No parking fee!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Lake Franklin Adventure—Your State Parks Day

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Discover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Fish from the banks. Test your paddling skills on the water. Picnic under a shady oak. Make & take home a fabulous fish craft project. No Fishing License Required! No Parking Fee! Bait and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring bait, gear, chairs & picnic. Meet at Small Group Camp past Roosevelt Stables off Kings Gap Road.

Details

Admission
General admission fee ages 10 & up, $5. Additional fee for 1 hr kayak or canoe rental, $8 per person from 10AM-3PM. Pay at the Park Office and bring receipt or pay cash at the camp.
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Water Wonders

10:00 - 11:00 AM Drop by and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, & interesting discoveries like frogs, fish and aquatic insects. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to fishing dock in the campground.​

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

Art in the Park

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Meet the naturalist and create a fabulous park art piece to take home. We use natural vines, tree rings, nuts and even recycled items. $3 per craft. Meet on the front porch of the Park Office on Hwy 190 ​

Details

Admission
Please remember there is a $ 5.00 State parking pass fee per personal vehicle for all events!
Phone
(706) 663-4858

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.

Overnight Packages: Call 855-421-3254. Online reservations coming soon!

Event Tickets Only: Visit www.steeplechaseatcallaway.org or call 706.324.6252.

Details

Admission

Event Tickets Only: Visit www.steeplechaseatcallaway.org or call 706.324.6252.

Phone
706.324.6252
Website
The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens

Fantasy In Lights

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8 million lights. 15 dazzling scenes. 1 magical night. Fantasy In Lights 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.  Follow the links below for complete details on 2014 Fantasy In Lights. To learn more about this extravagant show, peruse the links below.

    Scenes & Shows

    

    15 Fantastic Facts & Fantasy In Lights History

Details

Phone
855-421-3254
Website
Click Here for more Information

December

Fantasy In Lights

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8 million lights. 15 dazzling scenes. 1 magical night. Fantasy In Lights 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.  Follow the links below for complete details on 2014 Fantasy In Lights. To learn more about this extravagant show, peruse the links below.

    Scenes & Shows

    

    15 Fantastic Facts & Fantasy In Lights History

Details

Phone
855-421-3254
Website
Click Here for more Information