Events

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 18th 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 2016.

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

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

Cool Pool End of Summer Splash Party

11 AM - 6 PM

Come play and swim with us! Music, food, games, contests, and activities for the whole family. Local DJ poolside from 1-3 PM playing music for the entire family. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354.

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

Details

Admission
Regular Pool admission.
$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

5K & 1 Mile Red Fox Fun Run

7:00 AM Sign In

Run like a fox on this campground course. All ages welcome. Prizes. Register at park office or online at gastateparks.org/fdroosevelt.

Boathouse in campground

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

Details

Admission
Early individual registration w/t-shirt, $25; With no t-shirt $10. Group Registration (6 or more) w /T-shirt $15. Sign up and pay by Aug 25 for shirt; $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

Eye Spy 20 - Camera Scavenger Hunt

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

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
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Eye Spy 20 - Camera Scavenger Hunt

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

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
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Harvest Moon Paddle

8:00 - 9:00 PM

Paddle Lake Delanor under a full moon with a staff guide. Geared towards adults or families with children ages 10 and up. Two persons per canoe/kayak unless single kayak. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limited space. Meet at Boat House on Lake Delanor 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
Must pre-register and pre-pay at the park office.
$10 per person includes lifejackets, paddles & boat.
$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

8:30 - 10:30 AM  

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 & up. Dress for the weather. Bring water. Meet at the wooden amphitheater in the campground across from the Group Shelter.

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

Details

Admission
Must pre-register. $15 per person.
$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

Birdwalks with Dr. Birkhead

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Meet your guide at the Fishing Dock in the campground. Campground walk with our resident bird expert, Dr. Bill Birkhead. We provide checklists and loaner binoculars.

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
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Eye Spy 20 - Camera Scavenger Hunt

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

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
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Ole Chipley Town Fair

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

Eye Spy 20 - Camera Scavenger Hunt

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

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
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Sign up for fishing and fun activities. Includes hotdog lunch, special gift, door prizes, bait. No outside bait. Bring one pole/kid; 3-fish limit.

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

Details

Admission
Must pre-register. Limited space. $10 per child ages 4-12. One chaperone per child free.
$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

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

Founders’ Day

Admission to the Gardens is free today as Callaway Gardens pays tribute to cofounder Cason J. Callaway. 

Details

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

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.

Join a team or start your own. We look forward to seeing you there!

This event is a pre-purchased ticket walk through Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights. Join us for a wonderfully festive walk to kickoff the holiday season. For information regarding ticket purchase, please call 706-660-0160. Participants will enter the Callaway Gardens Beach Gate Entrance which will open at 4:00 p.m.

Please note that there will be no vehicles on this night.  The walk begins at Robin Lake Beach.  Walkers who choose to ride the shuttle bus back at the end of the light show will be at the five mile mark.  Some guests choose to walk the entire route back to the beach.  This would be a total of seven miles.  After the walk, be sure to stop by the Pavilion to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while you enjoy watching the two animated Fantasy In Lights shows on the beach.

For more information, call (706) 660-0160

Details

Location
US Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31823
Get directions
Phone
1.800.852.3810

Light Up Pine Mountain and Downtown Cookie Tasting

Presented by Pine Mountain Merchants

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy all the holiday offerings in the beautiful shops as you collect free cookies along your way!

Downtown participating Shops offering Free homemade Christmas Cookies. Starting point and registration will be located at Hissy Fits, 161 N. Main Street. Get your registration card to sign up for prizes, visit all participating stores, get all Shops to sign your card to be eligible for the prizes. Drawing will be held on Saturday Morning.

Details

Location
101 East Broad Street
Pine Mountain GA 31822

Get directions
Phone
1-800-441-3502

Thanksgiving Dinner

​This feast is perfect for celebrating with family and friends.

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December

Pine Mountain Christmas Parade

Join us in Downtown Pine Mountain for the Annual Christmas Parade.

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Christmas Dinner

​This feast is perfect for celebrating with family and friends.

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