Hey Everybody!

I hope you have a fun filled 2023 July 4th Holiday.
Enjoy all the festivities and Be Safe!


Around Town

Blue Ridge Freedom 5K
JULY 4, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Start your July 4th celebration with a scenic 5K run through beautiful historic downtown.

We are so excited to be back with our 4th of July celebration run.
Click here for more information

Old Timers Parade
Downtown Blue Ridge
JULY 4, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This parade started in the 1950’s and it is a time for all of Blue Ridge to come together and celebrate the 4th of July as well as the way Blue Ridge, Georgia used to be.

Bring your antique vehicles, dress in period attire OR not, it is up to you.
Click here for more information

Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks
JULY 4, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Fireworks are being put on by the Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association.

Begins at dusk.

Places for viewing:
Morganton Point Recreation Area
From a boat in Lake Blue Ridge near the Lake Blue Ridge Dam
The Lake Blue Ridge Marina
Lake Blue Ridge Dam, as well as adjacent areas by the “tower in the lake”
Click here for more information

Copper Basin Fireworks
McCaysville / Copperhill
JULY 1, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

The skies over the twin cities of McCaysville, Ga and Copperhill, TN will be lit up on Saturday night. Anywhere downtown is a great viewing area!

Don’t want to drive? You can board the Firework Express in Downtown Blue Ridge and arrive by train. Click here for more information

 Let’s Go Trout Fishing!

Check Out the Latest Trout Stocking Report!

The Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division (Fisheries Management Section) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service stock streams with trout for anglers to enjoy.

The number of trout stocked and the stocking frequency depend on a stream’s fishing pressure, accessibility, and water conditions. View our weekly stocking report (link below) to see the most current stocking list! View the Weekly Stocking Report

Additional Angler Resources:

Sign Up for Trout Stocking Updates, Buy a Fishing or Trout License!, Trout Fishing Information, Interactive Trout Map, Weekly Fishing Reports: Fishing Blog

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In The Kitchen

American Flag Taco Dip


2 8- oz packages light cream cheese softened
1 jar (16oz) chunky salsa
1 cup (8oz) light sour cream
2 cups shredded cheese 4-cheese Mexican or cheddar
½ cup chopped green onions
1 bag (9oz)blue corn tortilla chips plus more for serving
8 oz Monterey Jack cheese shredded
I deli slice white cheddar cheese or similar
1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
1 red bell pepper chopped (1 cup)


Beat the cream cheese, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese and green onions in a large bowl until blended. Spread mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Crush enough blue tortilla chips to make 1 cup; set aside the remaining chips for serving. Arrange the crushed tortilla chips in a rectangle on the upper left-hand corner of the cream cheese mixture, measuring about 5 x 4-inches.

Using a small (1½ inch) star cookie cutter, cut star shapes from the slice of white cheese. Arrange stars on the chips.

Combine the chopped pepper with the quartered tomatoes in a medium bowl.

Arrange the tomato mixture and the Monterey Jack cheese in alternating rows, about one inch each. (I put all the red stripes in first, then filled in between with the cheese). And there you have it, a beautiful American Flag treat that will surely impress and delight all family members and guests.
Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Serve with tortilla chips.


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