EVENTS

The Stephens County Foundation holds various special events throughout the year at Tugaloo Bend Heritage Park or along the Tugaloo River Corridor that highlight the historical significance and/or the recreational opportunities in the area. 

Join us  at our events! Visit our calendar for specific dates and times for these and other events.

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Jammin' at the Bend

When: Once per month.

See calendar. 

Grab your guitar, banjo or harmonica and head to the Bend for a good ole down home jam session with other musicians from the area.

Tugaloo Bend

Nature Walks 

When:

The first Saturday of each month

See calendar

 

Started in 2012 by James Sullivan a local resident and skilled botanist, Jim leads a nature walk through Tugaloo Bend pointing out flora and fauna of interest.

 

The walks typically begin at the parking lot and continue along the walking trails- traversing the nature woodland areas of great beauty. 

 

Participants should wear sturdy shoes and clothing suitable for “a walk in the woods”.  It is also suggested to bring plenty of water and snacks.

 

The walks take approximately 3 hours to complete.  

 

The walks provide participants with a rare opportunity to learn from an expert in the botany field on protected forest and wetland areas at different times of the year.

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Lainie Weade Memorial 

Tour de Tugaloo Benefit Bicycle Ride

When: yearly in October 

 

Started in 2002 by volunteer Lainie Weade, the Tour de Tugaloo Bicycle ride continues as a memorial ride in her name each year.

The ride of varying distances, follows along the historic Tugaloo River Corridor and on up in to the foothills of South Carolina.

 

Many find this event to be a cyclist's dream ride since the area is very scenic on less traveled roads.

The event has grown to become known as a premier sporting event in Stephens County and northeast Georgia attracting over 500 riders. Proceeds from the event benefit the Stephens County Foundation.