Come visit for a day....stay a lifetime
Historic Downtown Hartwell is situated one mile from Lake Hartwell, the third largest Army Corps lake in the nation. Located between Atlanta and Charlotte, in pristine Northeast GA, Hartwell is easily accessible from I-85 off exit 177.
Visitors Guide to Hartwell


Parking is free in downtown Hartwell. A municipal lot is located one block from the Hart County Courthouse Square on Johnson Street at Carolina.

Get information at one of the two downtown kiosks located at the courthouse in the middle of the block on Franklin and on Howell. Find retail, restaurants, services and entertainment!

More questions? Visit the DDA office at 111 W. Franklin St or our Chamber of Commerce at 31 E Howell. We are here for you!

Lake Hartwell

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DDA/Main Street Focus area
Chandler Street to Maple Street;
Johnson Street to Railroad Street.


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2109 In & Around Downtown Hartwell Events

February 17th  Black History Month Parade

April 12-13th    Botanical Garden Plant Sale

April 13th          Antique Boat Festival, Hartwell Marina

April 20th          Community Easter Egg Hunt, Downtown Hartwell

May 24-25th      Challenge of the Centuries 2 Day Bike Ride

May 25th            12th Annual Cars & Guitars Festival, Downtown Hartwell

June 29th            43rd Annual Pre-4th Arts & Crafts Festival

June 29th            Pre-4th Fireworks, Big Oaks Recreation Area

Oct. 1-31st           Hartwell’s Scarecrow Bash

Oct. 19th              Hartwell Depot Day

Oct. 31st              The Mayor’s Monster Mash, Downtown Hartwell

Nov. 26th            Hartwell Christmas Tree Lighting, Downtown Square

Dec. 8th               Hartwell Christmas Parade

Please come join us for any and all of the events throughout the year. They are all family-friendly and a great way to entertain family and friends!

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