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Independence Day Celebration

POSTPONED  — A Star-Spangled Beach Party

The FOURTH OF JULY festivities have been moved to Saturday, July 6.

The parade starts at 6 p.m., the No Buffet Live beach party starts afterward, and the fireworks begin about dark-thirty.

Your group can still be part of the festivities with a float or vendor booth. Use the forms below even though they are dated for July 4. We’re still planning the “Star Spangled Beach Party” with  themed floats competing for trophies and cash prizes, our own downtown beach, 1500 beach balls to be thrown into the crowd, a “No Buffet Live” music line-up, Corn Hole and other outdoor games, and traditional summer food and fun vendors. 

IT’S ALL JULY 6! (Second rain date July 7 if necessary)

Download a  4th of July Parade letter and application — return to Cartecay River Trading Co. on North Main or City Hall. Parade questions, Kathy Robinson (706.635.2782).

Download a Vendor application— questions, contact Albert O’Shields (770)324.0243).

Other questions, contact Mona Lowe (706)635.4711 ext.5.

It’s Spring in Downtown Ellijay


Ellijay’s North Georgia Quilt Trail Is Covering the Region

Ellijay’s North Georgia Quilt Trail is the brainchild of local merchant Sherryl Adams, who had seen the trails in North Carolina and brought the idea to downtown. She and Jim Harmon are spreading the idea throughout the county.

See the Story: Quilt Trail Proof

St. Petrick’s Day

Special Called Meeting Agenda


Light Up Ellijay




Use this year’s traditional theme: “Home for the Holidays”

or the fun theme “Christmas Movies.”

Applications at Cartecay River Trading Company or print this CHRISTMAS PARADE APP 2012. As always, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, downtown stores will be showing off their creative windows and offering holiday specials. Snacks and crafts will be offered by local vendors and carols will fill the air. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and the tree lighting follows.

We have some special surprises waiting for you, so join us for downtown cheer.