*2023 events are updated as information becomes available
Each year Camp Toccoa at Currahee holds four patriotic events in commemoration of the military servicemen and women who have served and sacrificed for our country.
WWII REEANACTORS - Thursday - Sunday / March 30 - April 2
Open to the the public. Get a glimpse of life at Camp Toccoa as reenactors go about day to day activities during WWII. More info coming soon.
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY- Monday, May 29, 2023/ 11AM
Open to the public. Presented by local veterans organizations. Sheltered seating is provided in the pavilion. Please plan to arrive at 10:30 AM so you can be seated in time for the beginning of the ceremony.
D-DAY BANQUET & RUN - Friday and Saturday, May 31 - June 1, 2024.
Camp Toccoa at Currahee holds a 2 - day special event in commemoration of one of the most significant days in history, D-DAY -- the invasion of Normandy by the Allies -- where the brave men who trained at Camp Toccoa played an integral role in the success of the mission.
The weekend kickoffs Friday evening with a Banquet & Silent Auction featuring a guest speaker.
Then on Saturday there is the "Currahee Run / Walk 10K" -- 3 miles up and 3 miles down Currahee Mountain. Experience the course the soldiers of Camp Toccoa experienced while training for their missions.
Both events support the on-going and further development of Camp Toccoa.
NATIONAL AIRBORNE DAY: Monday thru Thursday / August 14 - 17
The Round Canopy Parachuting Team from Jacksonville FL plans to celebrate Aug 16 (National Airborne Day) at Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Inc. More info coming soon.
CURRAHEE MILITARY WEEKEND - Events happening at Camp Toccoa and around Toccoa
Thurs. - Sun. / October 5th - 8th
Thurs. Oct 5th / 7 PM Ritz Theatre - Downtown Toccoa
Encore showing of the film "The Girl Who Wore Freedom"
We know of the Veterans experiences, this film is to learn what the children saw and experienced. Now as adults the then children share their stories beginning in the early morning hours of D-Day.
For four long years, the people of Normandy had no choice but to live with the Germans. The state of being under the control of the Germans meant different things for the Normans. The occupation was harsh and a constant reality of life, and collaboration between the Normans and Germans was sadly inevitable.
Directed by Christian Taylor, there will be a Q & A after the show.
Tickets will be on sale at the theatre $10, on the night of the show.
Thurs. Oct. 5th: 1 - 5PM / Fri. Oct. 6th: 10 - 4 / Sat. Oct 7th. : 7AM - 4PM / Sun. Oct 8th: TBA
Dwain Sayer will have his WWII memorabilia on display at Camp Toccoa
Friday, Oct 6th: 10 - 4 . Camp Toccoa open for visitors
Saturday Oct 7th / 6:30 AM - 4 PM: Camp Toccoa open for visitors
Currahee Challenge 10K / 5K Run or Walk up Currahee Mountain
7AM - registration opens
8AM - 5K Walk or Run
9AM - 10K Walk or Run
presented by the Currahee Military Museum more info
Online registration runsignup
Mail-in registration (must be postmarked by 9/15/23)
If you would like to volunteer with the run, please call 706-282-5055
Sat. Oct. 7th / 1 PM - Downtown Toccoa
Veterans Parade (organized by the The American Legion) & "Your time to Shine" (organized by the Currahee Military Museum)
Veterans parade -- All military associations, churches, schools, Veterans associations and more are welcome to participate. Walk, car and floats
"Your Time to Shine" -- New this year! A tribute to your favorite Veteran, Active Military , Public Service or First Responder. For your donation of $100, supply a photo and you will be given a 18" x 24"poster to carry in the Veterans Parade. Deadline to register: Sept. 10th at 4 PM.
Questions or for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-282-5055
Sat. Oct 7th / Banquet in the Camp Toccoa Pavilion. 6 PM meet and greet. 7 PM dinner & program
Silent auction winners announced after the program.
Sun Oct.8th / 10AM - 4PM Gift Shop, HQ building and Barracks open for visitors.
8:30AM: Memorial Service to close the Currahee Military Weekend in the Pavilion
Open-mic to share about your Currahee Soldier
Bring your Veterans Time to Shine Poster to line the stage with loved ones
presented by the Stephens County Historical Society & Currahee Military Museum more info
For more events and happenings during Currahee Military Weekend, please visit:
VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY - Saturday, November 11, 2023 /11AM
Open to the public. Presented by local veterans organizations. Sheltered seating is provided in the pavilion. Please plan to arrive at 10:30 AM so you can be seated in time for the beginning of the ceremony. Rain or shine.
Handicapped Transportation provided to and from the parking lot.
Guest speaker TDB
Lunch will be provided by the Elks Lodge and will be presented at the Lodge starting at 1:00 p.m.
For more information to follow.