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LaGrange is full of opportunities for summertime entertainment. Take a look at our top summer bucket list ideas for a guaranteed good time.

LaGrange has a lot to offer in every season, but summer might be the best! Take advantage of the beautiful West Georgia landscape and spend time on the lake, try some local restaurants and enjoy live music with friends. Check out our Summer Bucket List for suggestions on the best way to enjoy summer in LaGrange, Georgia!

Summer Bucket List: 9 Ways To Explore LaGrange

1. Gather With Friends For A Local Wine Tour

In LaGrange, you’ll find a lively wine scene that’s perfect for both wine aficionados and those looking for a good time. Nutwood Winery offers a fantastic range of wines and slushies, from crisp chardonnays to bold malbecs. They also have a fantastic rotation of live music on the weekends. Their newest location downtown, Nutwood Restaurant & Wine Bar, pairs their delicious dishes with Nutwood’s wines. C’sons and Mare Sol also offer up an extensive wine list for a fine dining experience. And if you’re in the mood for something more relaxed and rural, head over to PaBella’s Winery for wine and charcuterie outside on their beautiful patio. It’s a fun and flavorful way to experience our culture and cuisine.

2. Catch a Live Show at Sweetland Amphitheatre

Check out the summer show calendar at Sweetland Amphitheatre and spend a summer evening listening to live music. Big names like Gladys Knight and Willie Nelson have performed at the outdoor venue, and this summer names like Trace Adkins, Flo Rida, Melissa Etheridge and Jewel will be taking the stage. With a large array of seating options, Sweetland has plenty of room for everyone in your crew.


3. Boat Party & Dine on the Water at Highland Marina

What says summer more than a boat ride? Rent a boat at Highland Marina and have yourself a boat party. Fill a cooler with local beer from Wild Leap or Beacon Brewing Co. and have a floating picnic. There are plenty of boats to choose from. Or, if you want to post up dockside on your own private beach, Captain’s at Highland Marina is the place to be. This restaurant is a local favorite, featuring endless shrimp nights and fabulous surf & turf menu options, along with live music on Fridays. On or offshore, West Point Lake is the perfect spot to enjoy a summer evening with friends.

4. Go on an Expedition at Wild Animal Safari

With over 550 animals and 70 different species, the 500-acre Wild Animal Safari park is a great escape right in your own backyard! Enjoy the exotic animals and explore the trail through the park. A safari is a great way to enjoy being outside without suffering from the Georgia heat. You can enjoy the animals from one of the park’s rented zebra vans or the comfort of your own vehicle.


5. Attend a Wild Leap Party

There’s a reason Wild Leap was voted America’s Best New Brewery. With an impressive beer selection and vibrant atmosphere, there is nothing not to love about Wild Leap. They recently added Midnyt Burger to the roster; their burgers pair insanely well with Wild Leap’s craft beers. Both dog and kid-friendly, the outdoor courtyard has games, food trucks, and regular events. It is the perfect hangout spot for your summer. 

6. Kayak the Chattahoochee River

Spend a day in the great outdoors and kayak down the Chattahoochee, or as we like to call it, “shoot the Hooch.” Take advantage of the all-inclusive rentals at GLL Outdoors and hop in the river right below West Point Dam. Paddle with friends for a few hours and enjoy time in the great outdoors and the beautiful surrounding scenery.

7. BYOB and Enjoy an Intimate Show at Pure Life

Step inside Pure Life House of Music, the renovated warehouse turned concert venue located in the Hillside neighborhood in LaGrange. The family-owned live music joint is an eclectic spot to watch a wide array of talented musicians from all over the world. BYOB and sip on your drink of choice while taking in the tunes.

8. Shoot Clays at Liberty Hill Sporting Club

Give us your best shot and put your marksmanship to the test at Liberty Hill Sporting Club. Gather a group of friends and enjoy a day on the 12-station clays course surrounded by a lake and nature trails.

9. Cast a Line at West Point Lake

With 525 miles of shoreline, there’s no shortage of fishing spots at West Point Lake. Bring your boat or rent one from Highland Marina where it is also possible to find a personal fishing guide for the day. Known for trophy largemouth bass, you will not be disappointed.

Hungry for More?

LaGrange has various food options ranging from a laid-back meal at Karvelas Pizza Co. scrumptious desserts at Scoops, or fine dining at Tutto Pepe. Check out Feast Your Way Around Downtown LaGrange, or take a look at our Food & Drink page to find the best restaurant for you!

The interior of Scoops Ice Cream Shop in downtown LaGrange, Georgia.