PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (WTVM) - Sunsets and summer fun is the name of the game. Every Friday and Saturday beginning at 5 p.m., admission to Callaway Gardens' Robin Lake Beach becomes $5* -- where every day is already a beach day:
Fridays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Callaway Gardens Farmers Market will feature locally sourced vegetables, fresh breads, meats, crafts and more. Beginning at 7 p.m., live music will entertain guests prior to the "Movies on the Beach." Guests will enjoy these family-friendly movies:
May 30 The Lego® Movie
June 6 Brave
June 13 Wreck-It Ralph
June 20 Monsters University
June 27 Frozen
July 11 Despicable Me 2
July 18 Free Birds
July 25 The Nut Job
August 1 Zookeeper
August 8 The Lorax
August 15 Escape from Planet Earth
August 22 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Between May 13 and August 1, Friday nights will include performances by the famous FSU Flying High Circus at 8 p.m. prior to the movie.
Saturday Sunset DJ, Circus and Music Series
Saturday nights will kick off at 5 p.m. with an onsite DJ. The following musicians take the stage at 7 p.m. with a performance by the FSU Flying High Circus during intermission:
May 31 Randy & Darlene
June 7 Matt Whitten
June 14 Good Fellas
June 21 Aces and 8's
June 28 Chris Collins Band
July 4 Swingin' Medallions
July 5 Wicked Dixie
July 5 The Regulars
July 12 Sons-N-Britches
July 19 Final Answer
July 26 Wicked Dixie
August 2 Aces and 8's
August 9 Randy & Darlene
August 16 Good Fellas
August 23 Wicked Dixie
August 29 The Regulars
August 30 Final Answer
September 1 Sons-N-Britches
For more details on the artists, visit www.callawaygardens.com/sunsetmusicseries.
All of this on Robin Lake Beach as well as swimming in Robin Lake, 18-holes of miniature golf, shuffleboard, a children's playground, and oversized chess and checker sets. For a nominal fee, Aqua Island, a floating water playground is great fun as are the new two-person Roadster bicycles, bumper blaster boats, paddle boats, Xcelerator water slide, rock climbing wall and spider jump.
A Movie on the Beach or Saturday Sunset Concert is a great way to end a full day of family fun at Callaway Gardens. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy these music and movie nights. The Beach Pavilion Concessions and Beach Bar will be open for patrons.
Admission* for these special nights is $5 per adult; $2.50 per child age 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Admission will be complimentary for annual pass holders and military (active and retired with ID) and half-price for up to four guests in the same vehicle. Veterans (with ID) receive half-price admission for themselves.
Guests visiting the Gardens during the day will be admitted to the movies at no additional cost. Day admission is $18/adult; $9/child (ages 6 to 12); children 5 and younger are admitted for free. The Gardens and its attractions are open daily during the Summer from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Beach stays open throughout duration of these activities.
The Beach Trip package is a great overnight value starting at $99** in the Mountain Creek Inn. It includes lodging, one session on Aqua Island, bicycle rental and tennis court time. Package rates in the Southern Pine Cottages, Mountain Creek Villas and Vacation Homes are also available.
Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus. For additional information, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292) or visit www.callawaygardens.com.
*Not applicable to Special Events (July 4th weekend, Labor Day/Hot Air Balloon weekend, or any other date designated a special event).