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APRIL

Highway 78 City Wide Yard Sale - April

You don't want to miss this yard sale! Get in the car and spend the day traveling along Highway 78 in West Georgia! For information on being a part of this huge yard sale for Villa Rica see events page on www.villaricatourism.com

Alpharetta CVB Arts StreetFest.Alpharetta Arts StreetFest - Third weekend in April

Twice yearly celebration of the arts in the Atlanta Metro Area. Features fine arts, juried art show, live jazz and acoustical music, cultural arts performances, festival cuisine in Historic Downtown. 678-297-6382. www.alpharetta.ga.us

Simply Southern Jubilee.Simply Southern Jubilee Bluegrass & Bar-B-Que Festival - April

Nash Farm Battlefield 
4361 Jonesboro Road 
Hampton, GA  30228

Live in the present, walk in the past - and enjoy all things Southern! The Simply Southern Jubilee includes a Memphis Barbecue Network sanctioned cook-off, bluegrass music, arts and crafts, living history exhibit, children’s area, good food and much more!  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12, and free for 5 & under.  For more information visit www.simplysouthernjubilee.com or call 770-957-5786.

Big Shanty Festival - Third Weekend in April

Downtown Kennesaw with over 250 arts & crafts booths, 30 food booths, two entertainment stages, Civil War Encampment, and much more. One of the largest festivals in North Georgia. 770-424-8274. www.kennesaw.ga.us

Dining and Restaurants in Georgia's Taste of Marietta.Taste of Marietta - Last Sunday in April

Marietta’s fabulous food festival, which features tastes from over 50 restaurants and entertainment throughout the day. 770-429-1115. www.tasteofmarietta.com

MAY

AT&T Classic Golf Tournament - May

TPC at Sugarloaf. www.bellsouthclassic.com

AT&T Classic Golf Tournament in Gwinnett GA

Barefoot in the Park Festival - May

Annual juried fine arts festival in downtown Duluth.  www.barefootinthepark.org/

Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival

The Taste of Alpharetta - Third Thursday in May

Come to historic downtown and taste Alpharetta’s finest foods and celebrate arts, entertainment and fun at the city’s largest event.
678-297-6078. www.alpharetta.ga.us

Taste of Alpharetta.
JUNE

Villa Rica Summer Concert Series GeorgiaThomas A. Dorsey Festival - Last Friday & Saturday of June

Celebrate the Father of Gospel Music. Friday Night Jazz, Saturday afternoon Gospel, Saturday night Blues and BBQ.
678-785-1014
. www.villaricatourism.com

Summer Concert Series – June, 1st Saturday

Free concerts located in historic downtown Villa Rica, family oriented.  Bring your picnic and blanket or chairs and enjoy a night out with great music! 678-785-1014 or www.villaricatourism.com

JULY

Underground Atlanta - Heritage Arts FestivalUnderground Atlanta - Heritage Arts Festival - July

Underground Atlanta’s signature five-day cultural arts festival including live entertainment, an artists’ market, a huge vendor market and family activities, such as music, arts, crafts, jewelry, hair, fashion, food, and culture. www.heritageartsfestival.com

Summer Concert Series – July, 2nd Saturday

Free concerts located in historic downtown Villa Rica, family oriented.  Bring your picnic and blanket or chairs and enjoy a night out with great music! 678-785-1014 or www.villaricatourism.com

AUGUST

Folk Fest.Folk Fest - August

One of the Southeast’s top folk art events. North Atlanta Trade Center. www.slotinfolkart.com

Old Soldiers Day Parade & Road RaceOld Soldiers Day Parade & Road Race - August

Pure Americana! Memorial services for veterans followed by a parade with over 100 participating groups. 678-297-6078. www.alpharetta.ga.us

Festival Peachtree Latino.Underground Atlanta - Festival Peachtree Latino - August

Enjoy a huge family & multicultural global event featuring hundreds of exhibitions, family activities, sporting events, parades, arts & crafts, foods and music concert with renowned international performers on two stages in Underground Atlanta.
www.festivalpeachtreelatino.com/

Summer Concert Series – August, 1st Saturday

Free concerts located in historic downtown Villa Rica, family oriented.  Bring your picnic and blanket or chairs and enjoy a night out with great music! 678-785-1014 or www.villaricatourism.com

 
SEPTEMBER

Labor Day North Georgia US 10k Classic RaceUS 10k Classic - Labor Day Weekend, September

National Road race that draws over 15,000 participants from more than 46 countries and over 100,000 spectators.
770-432-0100
. www.us10k.org

Marietta GA Art in the Park Labor Day celebration.Art in the Park Labor Day Weekend - September

A juried art show featuring artists from throughout the Southeast set in the beautiful Marietta Square.
770-429-1115. website

Georgia Villa Rica Gold Rush Festival & Concert.

Gold Rush Festival & Concert - Saturday in September after Labor Day weekend

5k Road Race, arts and crafts, food and evening concert.
678-785-1014.
www.villaricatourism.com

Old Milton Country Fair.

Old Milton Country Fair - September

Relive the early days of North Georgia at this family fun and interactive festival. Enjoy spinning, leather working, knapping arrows, genealogy services, gold and gem panning.
678-297-6078, www.alpharetta.ga.us

Sandy Springs CVB Georgia Festival GuideSandy Springs Festival - September

Two-day mega annual event attracting more than 20,000 people. Highlights include a business and civic expo, children’s park, collector car show, fastpaced Doug Kessler Lightning 10K, food court, heritage crafters, juried and judged artist’s market, Kiwanis pet parade and live, local entertainment. www.sandyspringsfestival.com

Marietta North Georgia State Fair.North Georgia State Fair at Jim R . Miller Park in Marietta - Late September – Early October

Annual event held in Marietta features a carnival midway, concerts, competition and food vendors. The largest fair in Metro Atlanta.

770-423-1330. www.northgeorgiastatefair.com

OCTOBER

Sandy Springs CVB Georgia Movies by MoonlightMovies by Moonlight - October

Three fun-filled family movies FREE shown on a giant 45-foot screen at the Concourse Festival Field. Movies start at dark but festivities begin at 6 p.m. Food and refreshments available and plenty of free parking. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and a picnic. www.leadershipsandysprings.org

NOVEMBER

Villa Rica Pet Parade – First Saturday of November - 10am-2pm

Games, prizes, food and fun … and a parade downtown.  Pet’s please bring your human family! 678-785-1014 or www.villaricatourism.com

The Lighting of the Chateau - Day after Thanksgiving

Chateau Elan Holiday Lighting of the Chateau in Atlanta Metro area.

This event ends with fireworks above the winery, but the day is filled with activities, including: Santa Claus, puppet shows, arts and crafts, winery tours, food and beverage, children’s games, carolers and a fireworks display. www.chateauelanatlanta.com

DECEMBER

Villa Rica Christmas for North Georgia visitorsVilla Rica’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Arrival of Santa – First Saturday of December

6-7pm.  Come visit with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while you celebrate with your family the lighting of the tree and the singing of carols!  678-785-1014 or www.villaricatourism.com

Douglasville - Old Fashion Holiday Candlelight Home Tour - First Weekend of December

The candlelight tour features homes and buildings in the city’s charming downtown historic district. Douglasville’s Commercial Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 1-800-661-0013. www.douglasvillecvb.com

Historic Norcross Home TourHistoric Norcross Home Tour - First Week of December

Tour six of Historic Norcross’ historic homes, plus carriage rides downtown, late night shopping and dining, walks along luminary lit streets. The entire downtown district is on the National Register of Historic Places. www.norcrosstourofhomes.com

Visitor information on Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour in Georgia.Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour - First Weekend in December

This charming historic home tour features private historic houses and public buildings and has been named a Top 100 Event in North America and a Top Twenty Event in the South. 770-429-1115. www.mariettapilgrimage.com

Atlanta Metro at Stone Mountain Christmas celebrationStone Mountain Christmas -
December 1 – 31

Come together and share the spirit of the season . . . complete with snow and fireworks by our Snow Angel, the Christmas story told on the Train, live holiday shows and marvel at millions of lights in Crossroads, plus much more. Stone Mountain Park.
1-866-633-5252 ext. 3370
. www.stonemountainpark.com

Alpharetta GA and CVB holiday musical dance entertainment performances.Alpharetta Tree Lighting Ceremony - December

Holiday musical and dance performances, free children’s activities and refreshments available all evening. Enjoy this wonderful family event in Alpharetta.
678-297-6078. www.alpharetta.ga.us

Lawrenceville Rings New Year’s EveLawrenceville Rings New Year’s Eve - December 31st

Fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Lawrenceville featuring fireworks, live performances and entertainment, food and beverage and more. 10,000 people pack the Square to ring in the New Year.
www.visitlawrenceville.com 

YEAR-ROUND

Pine Mountain Gold Mine at Stockmar Park

Location of Georgia’s First Gold Rush in 1826 with walking trails highlighting mining vats and mining caves, gold panning, museum, and historical film.  770-459-8455; 1-866-514-6536.  www.villaricatourism.com

Metro Atlanta Red Baron's Antiques.Red Baron’s Antiques

Annual auctions, spring, summer and fall, attended by antique enthusiasts from around the world! The private auctions are catered weekend affairs with live auctions on Saturday and Sunday in Atlanta Metro area with live entertainment and a big party on Friday and Saturday nights. 404-252-3770. Marietta GA Halloween Ghosts of Marietta.www.rbantiques.com

Ghosts of Marietta Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May–October

A ghost tour of Marietta’s haunted places. 770-881-8011. www.mariettaghosttour.com

 

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