DiG Deep: Braselton

Braselton is a community of people who know how to get together for a good time. While known for beauty, history and public art, it is quickly becoming a regional favorite for its unique and eclectic community events. Year-round opportunities to gather together with friends, neighbors and visitors often revolve around supporting small businesses in the area or celebrating the arts and culinary scene around town. From the popular and well-known Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival that draws over 25,000 attendees to smaller walkable events like the Chocolate Walk, Braselton is making a name for itself as a gathering place dedicated to going all out in celebration of its community.

The upcoming Holiday Parade and Festival will occur on November 18, with activities beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through the evening. Guests will enjoy wandering the artisan marketplace, grabbing a great spot to watch the parade, having photos taken with Santa and visiting with live reindeer. Live music and plenty of food will also be available throughout the day, all culminating in the lighting of the Christmas Tree on the town green. For those seeking small-town holiday feels, this event is a must.

Beloved by local families, the annual Picnic with the Police event brings the community and first responders together on the town green. Children can interact with police and fire vehicles and meet local first responders face-to-face. The town goes all out with music and food trucks for this memorable day that families return to year after year. This event is not just for the kiddos, though! Everyone is invited to hang out with the community’s first responders and get to know them a little better!

The most unique events that Braselton hosts are their walkable events, bringing attendees up close and personal with small businesses around the town and uniting friends and neighbors. The list of walkable events grows yearly, with surprising new additions popping up occasionally and keeping things interesting and festive all year.

Some of these walkable events include:

Braselton West Wine Hop – Guests are invited to sip, shop and stroll through various parts of town, enjoying fine wine and food pairings provided by the town’s finest restaurants.

The Chocolate Walk – Chocolate lovers will enjoy a little sweet treat from participating locations as they indulge in shopping and decadent bites throughout town.

The Cravin’ Bacon Walk – Squealers unite at this bacon-themed walking event that takes them from Trough Stop to Trough Stop throughout Braselton, getting their fill of bacon bites at each location. Tickets are limited, and a VIPig option is available for those wanting to add a little bourbon sipping to their bacon adventure.

For more information on events and happenings, visit ExploreBraselton.net.