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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

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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!

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


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2106 Hartwell DDA / Main Street Events

Dancin On Depot
Friday, June 24, 6PM – 11PM
Music by Still Cruzin’, 7PM – 11PM
Food vendors for snacks, dinner, adult and soft beverages
Games for the children
Admission: still only $5 for anyone 5 years old or older
Please, no coolers allowed inside the gates

Summer Months Entertainment
First Saturdays
The first Saturdays of May, June, July and August there will be FREE live music by the lake at Swamp Guinea on Reed Creek Hwy. There will be plenty of food and beverages to purchase throughout the evening. Please, no coolers inside the venue.
Saturday, May 7 -Clay Page Band
Saturday, June 4 – Jason White & Pink Truck
Saturday, July 2 – Coyote Moon & Reservoir Dogs
Saturday, August 6 – John Atkinson & Tangents

October – The Scarecrows Return!
The 6th annual Scarecrow Bash will be for the month of October! Start thinking about your scarecrow because the time will soon be here to get them up!

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The Mayor’s Monster Mash is the culmination of our fun-filled October. Monday, October 31st, 4-6PM on Depot Street. Come trick-or-treat with the Mayor, your friends and neighbors as community organizations hand out treats. Dance to the music, play games and watch the entertainment. It is a wonderful family event and it’s FREE.


Save the date!
Tuesday, November 22nd/strong>
Christmas Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa

Take some extra time and stroll through our downtown stores.  Our merchants have what you need for your holiday gift list and you can enjoy our small town pace!

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

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