Community Events

2nd Annual Cornhole Invitational

07:00 pm

WHEN: August 14, 2020
TIME: Sign Up - 6:30 p.m., Tournament starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Historic Cornelia Community House, 601 Wyly Street, Cornelia
COST: $20

Application at at at Discover Cornelia on Facebook
For questions and further info, contact Kristy Hammond at or call 706-776-8585 Ext. 224

9th Annual Volunteers for Literacy Rubber Duck Race

03:45 pm
Dec a Duck has been moved to Saturday, September 12 during the rescheduled Mountain Laurel Festival.

Dec a Ducks will be judged at 1 p.m. at the VFL Booth.

Ducks will race on the Soque River at 3:45 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 4 p.m. from the Pitts Park Stage.

50th Anniversary of Oktoberfest Parade

12:00 pm
While the Helen Chamber of Commerce has deemed it best to postpone their official 50th Oktoberfest festivities at the Festhalle until 2021, the City’s restaurants, shops, hotels and amusements will still be open and offering their own Oktoberfest fun for all beginning in September and running through October.
“Helen is doing everything possible to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and wants visitors to know our town will be open for Oktoberfest celebrations in the bars and restaurants, even though the Festhalle (Helen’s Oktoberfest music venue) will not be able to open due to the current State of Georgia live performance venue guidelines,” adds Jerry Brown, Executive Director of the Alpine Helen-White County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The parade is the perfect way to celebrate while remaining socially distant.”
Visitors are invited to experience the spirit of Oktoberfest as it moves through the city’s cobblestone streets and fresh mountain air—savor refreshing brews, authentic German eats and live music.  During September and October there will be pop-up celebrations throughout the town with plenty of fun to be had by all. Businesses and restaurants are still open and visitors are welcome to explore the best of Alpine Helen-White County, which shows off autumn brilliance with fall color and cool mountain temps.