Wake up and smell the flowers at
The Dahlonega Farmers Market!
The Farmers Market is open!
Saturday Dahlonega Farmers Market:
Market open from 8 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays!
May 4 - Oct 12

Tuesday Dahlonega Farmers Market
The market will be open 2pm-6pm on Tuesdays!
May 7 - Oct 8

Annual Photo Contest - Capturing Downtown 
Congrats to our winners!

Bryson Slaughter
Adrienne Parham
3rd: Michele Kraft DeBlois
Arbor Day 2019
Dahlonega's Arbor Day celebration was held April 26, 2019.

Mayor Norton lead the program.
Code Inspection Officer Tim Martin and Brian Denny delivered remarks. The City of Dahlonega thanks Brian Denny for donating the tree to be planted.

First Fridays are back!
The “First Friday Night Concert Series” in Downtown Dahlonega is scheduled to begin on May 3, 6:30 PM in Hancock Park.  

2019 Appalachian Jam

Every Saturday, May 4 - Oct 12

Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site
Come downtown to enjoy an afternoon and evening (even a few days) of fun with downtown Dahlonega's extensive dining opportunities and linger for some great shopping at the retail stores in the downtown.

Movies in the Park 2019

Presented by: Brian Denney, Modern Woodmen of America

May 17 – Incredibles 2

June 14 – Ralph Breaks the Internet

July 12 – Hotel Transylvania 3

August 9 – The Lego Movie
Chestatee Artists 4th Annual Art, Wine & Jazz Festival
Enjoy 50 or more Quality Fine Artists & Crafter Booths around the Historic Dahlonega Square. Taste Fine Wine from Local and Regional Wineries in the Wine Garden next to Hancock Park while listening to Live Jazz Performances with over 35 talented musicians & singers. No admission cost for the festival.

Work continues on the Dahlonega Gold Adventure All-Abilities Playground!
Pictured: L arry Armstrong, m aster mason, Troy Armstrong, Supervisor of Streets, Cemeteries and Parks , Dobber Taylor, Jeremy Tanner, Larry Armstrong, and Johnny Burt.
Team Members at Work
This project would not be possible with out the efforts of these employees and volunteers.

These team members are : Larry Armstrong, m aster mason, Troy Armstrong, Supervisor of Streets, Cemeteries and Parks , Caleb Frady, Dobber Taylor, Jeremy Tanner, Vince Hunsinger, and Jackie Grizzle.
It's Not Just Stone, It's Armstrong Art

May 5, 2019
By: Mark Buchanan

Stones. Lots and lots of stones.   Thousands  of stones. That’s what you see when viewing the wall that supports the new all-access playground at Hancock Park. 

The City of Dahlonega needed a wall to support the playground and the City’s leadership felt a run-of-the-mill block of concrete just didn’t quite fit the bill. What could be better than a hand-stacked custom stone wall constructed of locally-sourced materials? And who better to construct it than the City’s own third-generation stone mason and Streets, Parks and Cemeteries Supervisor Troy Armstrong? 

Stone masonry runs deep in Troy’s veins and has been passed down for generations to Troy’s father, Larry.  

“When I asked Dad for his assistance, without hesitation he responded; absolutely! It’s such an honor to have been able to work day in and day out with my dad and learn the skills and attributes of masonry from him. I learned at an early age what the word work meant, and the value of family”, said Troy. 

Through the course of construction, nearly every single stone on the wall had to be shaped and placed by hand. This was a pretty big job for one individual, even one as talented as Troy. When it came time to recruit additional talent, Troy didn’t have to go far, as his father Larry has over 45 years (and millions of stones’ worth) of experience and was eager to generously lend a hand in support of Troy, the City, and all the future users of the playground. 

“I did it so all the kids could have a place to play”, said Larry. 

The City of Dahlonega, its citizens, visitors, all of the children that will enjoy this playground and all of the Hancock Park users that will no doubt sit atop this wall for decades to come owe Mr. Armstrong a huge thank you for his tireless efforts on the job-site, day-in and day-out hand stacking stones in support of Troy and the City. 

His expertise, experience and generosity are something the City could never put a price on.

"We’ll be eternally grateful”, said Mayor Sam Norton. “Troy goes above and beyond what is required in all situations.”  

If you see either Troy, Larry, or any of the other wall construction team that included City employees, Christopher(Dobber)Taylor, Caleb Frady, Jeremy Tanner and Jackie Grizzle, please take a moment to give them a pat on the back for a job well done.    
Join us in Hancock park as we open the new playground!

We will also have live music and a Kona Ice® Truck at the park during this time. Tickets will be given for a free shaved ice upon entering the park. RSVP here
MT. Hope Cemetery Clean-up will take place on May 18th @10 a.m. -12 p.m.
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