Callaway Gardens to host Friday movies on the beach, Saturday sunset concerts

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

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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

*Not applicable to Special Events (July 4th weekend, Labor Day/Hot Air Balloon weekend, or any other date designated a special event).

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