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Georgia Events for Chocolate Lovers

  • Chocolate Plantation on Sapelo Island, Georgia

A selection of chocolates from Lulu
A selection of chocolates from Lulu

Valentine’s Day makes some people think about love and romance. For others of us, it’s all about the chocolate. While you’re exploring Georgia this year, try out these chocolate-centric events.

Chocolate Walk (Braselton) – Grab a treat from local businesses during this second annual event in Braselton on February 6 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. While you’re there, don’t be afraid to browse and shop. 

Chocolate & Art Walk (Monroe) – On February 11 from 5-8 p.m. the city of Monroe invites residents and guests to experience an evening filled with sweets. Explore the streets, visit with local artists, and taste a variety of desserts.

ERS Savannah Love Chocolate Half Marathon and 10K (Savannah) – Explore Savannah’s Southbridge district on foot while enjoying treats along the way- from the time you pick up your race packet to when you cross the finish line on February 13.

Chocolate Run (Statesboro) – Enjoy a 5K race through the campus of Georgia Southern University on February 20. Proceeds from the race benefit Open Hearts Community Mission.

But wait! There’s more!

Hot Chocolate 5K/15K, Atlanta
Hot Chocolate 5K/15K, Atlanta

Start training for your next road race now so you’re ready for next year’s Hot Chocolate 5K/15K in Atlanta. Work out and warm up during the annual race, happening each January, which takes runners on a course throughout downtown and lower Midtown Atlanta. During the race, participants have the opportunity to sample chocolate along with hot cocoa.

If you can’t get enough, explore Chocolate Plantation on Sapelo Island. It doesn’t have anything to do with the sweet treat; instead it gets its name from the Guale Indian village on the island named Chucalate. Today, the home’s thick tabby walls still stand, nearly 200 years after they were first built.

 

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull

Eileen is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Click here for more Festival content from Eileen.