Things to do

Rutledge Run Down!

Not only does August bring back to school festivities and frenzy, but there are also great opportunities for family fun in the Small But Special town of Rutledge! Check out these must make events happening right here in Morgan County this August!

The Rutledge Summer Concert Series Rutledge Summer Concert Series

Don’t miss your last few chances to spend a musical Friday night in Rutledge! Pick from the remaining 5 performances and enjoy an evening of FREE fun. Make a night of it with dinner from Yesterday Café or the Caboose! Concerts begin at 7pm and end at 9pm.

August 4– Liz & AJ NanceScreen Shot 2017-07-17 at 11.19.49 AM

August 11– Appalachain Traveler

August 18– Justin Kennedy

August 25– Tommy Talton

September 1– EG Knight


Friends of Hard Labor Creek Fundraiser – August 11
The Friends of Hard Labor Creek, a volunteer group that supports the park will host a paint night fundraiser on August 11. Be sure to support your local state park and attend this night of creative expression featuring local artist, Mary Leslie! The Paint Class is $35 which includes everything you need to take your masterpiece home! Be sure to wear paint friendly clothing or bring an apron. This is an adult only event and wine and beer will be available to purchase. Paint night will take place at the Creek at Hard Labor Golf Course in the Banquet Room and begins at 7pm. Screen Shot 2017-07-18 at 10.32.46 AM

Click here for more information and to register. If you’d rather pay via phone, call Bee Jay Sentell at 678-789-8641.




Perseid Shooting Star Party- August 12

The Beach at Hard Labor Creek State Park will open from 9pm to 1am for the Perseid Meteor Shower on Saturday, August 12, 2017! The starry night will be full of fun with live music, concessions, and a short presentation on what is considered this year’s best meteor shower. The event is $5 per person and there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee. No charge for children under 5 years old.

*In the event of uncooperative weather the event may be cancelled so be sure to check here for updates.

Star Gaze at the Observatory at Hard Labor Creek State Park – August 26

Half an hour after sunset you are invited to gaze at the stars at Hard Labor Creek State Park’s Observatory. The Observatory is maintained by Georgia State University and is open to the public only a select few days a year! There is no charge for this evening of otherworldly gazing; however, there is a $5 fee for parking.

If it happens to rain, the observatory will still be open for tours and a slide show. If you’d like more information please click here!


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