Atlanta Fair Open Daily Through April 6th Turner Field Atlanta
Visitors can soar over 90 feet in the air taking flight on the new Flying Dutchman and scream while spinning on the “CLAW” enjoy all of the midway munchies the fair has to offer! Additional Information, Tickets, and More HERE
First Friday Downtown Cartersville April 4th - Stampede in Downtown 5:00pm to 8:00pm Downtown Cartersville
Various businesses will remain open allowing patrons to shop, dine and play in downtown Cartersville. More than a dozen shops and eateries participate regularly and many musicians get together throughout downtown for informal jam sessions.
Hosted by the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority. For more information, call 770-607-3480
Friday Night Live "80's Night" April 4th - Friday 6:00pm to 9:00pm Downtown Woodstock
Bring out those Members Only Jackets, it’s ‘80s Night! From Disco to Rap, Bangs to Big Hair, come and relive the magic of the ‘80s. Join the fun and dress up as your favorite 80’s icon for this Friday Night Live.
80s Night will feature a 80s Night Costume Contest.Winner will receive a $100 Downtown Gift Certificate. To enter the contest an individual or group most come by the Woodstock Visitors Center during the event to have their picture. A online vote will be held in the week after the event to select the winner
Event will feature live music on the sidewalks in Downtown Woodstock
$100 Downtown Gift Certificate Giveaway. Every $10 you spend at a Downtown business during Friday Night Live can enter you into a drawing for a $100 Downtown Dollars Gift Certificate. Just bring your receipt for any purchase made at a Downtown business during the event to the Woodstock Visitors Center to enter the contest. For example if your spend $50 you will be entered 5 times into the drawing
Acworth Art Fest April 4th and 5th Friday - Saturday Main St - Acworth
The highly anticipated Acworth Art Fest will spread its colorful wings for the third annual Art Fest on April 4 and 5, 2014.
The historic Main Street in downtown Acworth is a delightful backdrop for 100 whimsical and talented artisans from around the country. Their creative booth displays will again decorate the beautiful street with paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and much more!
Bunny Breakfast April 5th - Saturday Seatings available at 8:00am and 10:00am Ben Robertson Community Center 2753 Watts Drive - Kennesaw
Enjoy a hot, delicious breakfast and personal visits with the Easter Bunny as he makes his way from table to table to say hello to all the boys and girls.
The "all-you-care-to-eat" breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, bacon, juice, coffee and a few other scrumtrulescent surprises. Don't forget your camera!
Advance tickets are only $5 per person, and can be purchased online at www.kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec or at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $8 per person (based on availability, space is limited). Children two (2) years of age and under do not need a ticket; however they must sit on an adult's lap.
For More Information, Call 770-422-9714
Villa Rica Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Mascot Challenge April 5th - Saturday 12:00pm until 2:00pm
FREE - Over 10,000 Eggs
This event takes place at the Villa Rica Civic Center & Sports Complex (V-Plex) football field. Each child must bring his/her own sack or basket. Children ages 12 and under are invited to join us for this FREE event. Come enjoy face painting, 250 prize eggs, inflatable slides, games, balloon art and giveaways. Pictures available for a fee.
5th Annual Beer Carnival April 5th - Saturday 1:00pm to 5:00pm Atlantic Station - Atlanta
Join us for the 5th Annual Beer Carnival on Sat, April 5th as we pour up plenty to taste and experience. Formerly Winter Beer Carnival, the event is being thawed out and moving to a new early Spring date and will offer more than 100 beers, carnival games, activities, DJs and great food. Admission includes commemorative sample glass and unlimited beer tastings and carnival games.
The Lion King April 10th - Thursday; 7:30pm Fox Theatre Atlanta
Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you've ever heard.
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges in the mist.
See the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment." The New York Times says, "There is simply nothing else like it."
Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you'll remember forever.
Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life."
The City of Acworth Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Freedom Church to bring the kids of our community a fresh spin on a time honored tradition, Acworth's second after dark Easter Egg Hunt!!! The Easter Bunny will be dropping in on Friday, April 11 at the Acworth Sports Complex, located at 4000 South Main St. Acworth, GA 30101 and he is bringing 50,000 eggs filled with candy. The Easter Bunny will skydive in at 8:00 p.m.
The hunt will be for all children through the 5th grade. The children will be divided into four age groups:
The 0 - 3 year old group will begin at 8:00 p.m.
The PreK - Kindergarten group will begin at 8:15 p.m.
The 1st grade - 3rd grade group will begin at 8:30 p.m.
The 4th grade - 5th grade group will also begin at 8:45 p.m.
The hunts will take place on the football fields (North side of the Complex); parking will be available on the South side of the Complex where the baseball fields are located.
Again this year there will be a Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt on the Horizon Field. This hunt will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is for children through the 5th grade with Special Needs.
For more information on the Acworth Egg Hunt call the Acworth Parks and Recreation Office at 770-917-1234.
Spring Art Market April 11th and 12th Friday - Saturday Rome Civic Center Rome
The Spring Art Market welcomes spring to Georgia's Rome each year at the Rome Civic Center and features the best in local artists, authors and food producers. The indoor-outdoor, two-day event showcases jewelry, pottery, local literature, arts and crafts, canned food items and more! Enjoy a delicious lunch or early dinner while shopping locally as we officially kickoff the spring season in Northwest Georgia!
Atlanta Dogwood Festival April 11th - 13th Friday - Sunday Piedmont Park - Atlanta
Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing in Atlanta: the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back! The Dogwoods are in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 78th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.
An Atlanta staple for more than 75 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more.
In addition to the fine art for adults and art collectors, there is a Kids Village featuring huge inflatables, arts & crafts and face painting for all ages, as well as the ever-popular 24-foot rock-climbing wall.
Music has become an essential feature of the weekend’s festivities, and this year will be no different! A wide array of diverse musical offerings will fill the springtime air throughout the weekend!
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny April 12th - Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm Ike Owens Community Center at Hunter Park Douglasville $5 per person
Hunter Memorial Park presents its 3rd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt featuring an Easter egg hunt followed by breakfast and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Hunt will consist of three age groups from 12 and under, with prizes awarded for finding the “Golden Egg.” Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be offered for an additional fee.
For More Information, Call 770-920-3007
Art Festival @ THE MILL April 12th - Saturday Villa Rica
The Art Festival @ THE MILL will feature many local and regional artists displaying and offering their art for sale. These artists represent a wide variety of styles and mediums. Visit artists’ booths filled with fascinating and diverse art and get a taste of what Villa Rica has to offer. There is something of interest for every age group, so bring the family for an artful experience. While you’re here, be sure to visit our shops and quaint eateries on Montgomery Street, Main Street and throughout downtown. The air will be filled with music and laughter in the heart of our city.
Sidewalk Chalk Art - Whether you’re young, old or somewhere in between, grab a handful of our chalk, get on your hands and knees and join others to create a masterpiece mural on the dance floor.
Music - Enjoy live music while you shop.
Food - Food is available for purchase, or you may visit our many family-owned restaurants within walking distance of THE MILL amphitheater.
This event is absolutely free! For More Information, Call 678-840-1160
Run Like Hell: Pushing Up Daisies Edition 2014 April 12th - Saturday 9:00am Oakland Cemetery - Atlanta
Lace up your race shoes and get ready to sprint towards good times during Historic Oakland Cemetery's Run Like Hell 5K, (or, Run Like Heck 1K for the little ones!). New this year:The 5K is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier, electronic timing chips in all the bibs, a picnic basket/cooler check will be provided for a post race lunch, your race bib gives you free access to one of Oakland’s famed weekend tours.
The Charlie Daniels Band Opening Act - Bonner Black April 12th - Saturday Mill Town Music Hall Bremen
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 76, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.
Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop April 19th - Saturday Sprayberry High School - Marietta Begins at 10:00am
Get ready as more than 90,000 eggs and pieces of candy are spread out and dropped from a helicopter at the football fields at Sprayberry High School
In addition to gathering up all the eggs, there will be candy, face painting and Kids Zone with inflatable slides and bounce houses for the toddlers and the older thrill seekers alike, unlimited rides can be purchased for only $5 per child.
Also plan to have your photo taken for free with the Easter Bunny. Capture the memories for a lifetime! Free admission and ample free parking will be available at Sprayberry High School. Food will also be available to purchase.
The Egg Hunts will get started around the football field at 11:30 a.m., the fire truck’s siren will go off and children ages three and under will begin their egg hunt.
At 12:30 p.m., a helicopter will fly over and drop thousands of eggs for the four to seven year olds to hunt.
At 1:30 p.m., children eight to 10 will be instructed to go on the fire trucks siren.
For more information or to sponsor the event please contact Bill Watson at 770.423.1330, email here
Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt April 19th - Saturday 11:00am to 1:00pm Taylor Farm Park 1380 Pine Valley Rd Powder Springs
Join us for a GIANT Egg Hunt! Enjoy age division hunts for 10,000 Eggs, Free Food, crafts, games and prizes. Enter in a raffle for a free IPad giveaway. Additional Information Here or Call 678-402-5752.
Big Shanty Festival April 19th - 20th Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm 2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave - Kennesaw
The festival combines the best of the rich heritage of Kennesaw and the Civil War era with today's fun filled activities. Over 50,000 attendees will enjoy the more than 200 booths with arts & crafts, food vendors, merchants, parade and live entertainment.
For More Information, Call 770-424-8274
Classic Car Cruise In April 19th -- Saturday 5:00pm The Mill Villa Rica - Downtown
Come enjoy the fun with 50/50 drawings, cakewalks, family fun for all. Cars, motorcycles, rat rods, customs, etc. Public is invited. No admission charge. All proceeds go to local charities. Additional Information Here.
14th Annual Cops for Kids Golf Tournament April 23rd - Wednesday Creekside Golf & Country Club
CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival April 25th - 27th / Friday - Sunday Kingston Downs - Cartersville
This electronic music festival debuts at its new home at Kingston Downs, just northwest of Cartersville.
The 5,000-acre CounterPoint site will offer four stages, gorgeous campgrounds, the Georgia Eats Food Court, the Craft Brew Garden and other bars, the CounterPoint Cares Non-Profit Center, carnival rides, and arts village, game center and much more.
Pre-sale tickets are available now and the performance line-up will be announced soon. A variety of 3-day packages are available including VIP perks, camping options, travel and lodging and more.
The 911 Band - R&B April 25th - Friday Citrus Magic® Glover Park Concert Series Glover Park on the Marietta Square
Free Concert and begins at 8:00 p.m.
Only blankets and lawn chairs are allowed inside of Glover Park. Tables, tarps and plastic ground coverings are prohibited inside of Glover Park and will be removed. Do not bring them! Tables and chairs may be brought and set up in the street on North and East Park Square after 6 p.m.
The series is presented in part by the Downtown Marietta Development Authority, the City of Marietta and Marietta Parks, Recreation and Facilities. Any additional questions please contact 770-794-5601.
An Evening with Loretta Lynn April 25th - Friday; 8:00pm Mill Town Music Hall Bremen
Tickets: $60 Premium Reserved (Rows A-N); $50 Reserved (Rows O-X); $50 General Admission (behind Row X). All ticket prices increase by $5 at the door (after 5:00 pm night of show)
Additional Information HERE or Call Box Office at 770.537.6455
Touch a Truck Day April 26th - Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm Mt Tabor Park - Dallas Free
Get up close and personal with some of the different varieties of vehicles and equipment used in Paulding County.
It is a great opportunity for the kids and “kids at heart” to sit in a police car, fire truck, or DOT truck. Event will include the departments of Transportation, Fire, Police and some “special surprises”. You will be able to touch and learn about the vehicles and how they are used.
All ages welcome! For More Information, Call 770-505-3885
Georgia Classic Rides Block Party - Car Cruise April 26th - Saturday 4:00pm to 9:00pm Main Street - Dallas
Merle Haggard in Concert April 26th - Saturday Villa Rica Civic Center - Sports Complex Tickets: $48.00
The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on American music as a whole. It’s apt in every way but one.
Steve Wariner April 26th - Saturday; 7:00pm Grand Theatre - Cartersville
The combination of drive and talent that has made Steve Wariner a major country music figure showed up early. He started it all with an obsession with guitar, then grew into being a singer, songwriter, painter, producer, showman, and Opry member since 1996. As an artist, Steve has had 14 number one singles, three gold albums, 4 Grammy Awards with 11 nominations, 4 CMA Awards, one ACM Award, 16 BMI Country Awards, 15 BMI Million-Air Awards, among others. As a songwriter he came up with hits for Bryan White, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, and others. Steve picked up Song of the Year honors from both the CMA and the ACM for "Holes in the Floor of Heaven," the tune that would also win CMA Single of the Year honors. Other number one singles include "Some Fools Never Learn," "Small Town Girl," "Where Did I Go Wrong" and "Tips of My Fingers."
Tickets: Orchestra $25.00, Balcony $20.00. For Additional Information, Call 770-386-7343
Presented by Century Bank Entertainment
Civil War Comes Alive! April 26th - Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm Booth Western Art Museum Cartersville
Co-hosted by the Booth Museum and the Bartow History Museum to commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Re-enactors will offer displays and presentations on weapons, uniforms, music, food, signaling, the home front and much more.
Cedar Valley Arts Festival April 26th - 27th Saturday - Sunday Historic Peek Park N. College Street - Cedartown
Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cedar Valley Arts Festival held in Cedartown. There will be art, music and fun for the whole family. From fine artists and crafters to pony rides to local singers and concessions, you can spend the whole day with us. We will also have a 5K Run for those interested. We hope you will come out and enjoy the beautiful day with us!
Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival April 26th - 27th Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm Smyrna Community Center 200 Village Green Circle
The Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival features over 175 Arts & Crafts booths, 15 food booths, an entertainment stage, and a variety of children's activities. The Jonquils will be in bloom in the midst of spring time in Smyrna. Bring the family and shop, play, eat, drink and just have a great day together.
Artisans are from all over the southeast feature their own hand-made crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry and much more. The festival foods include: cotton candy, candy apples, corn dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, snow cones, polish sausage, chicken sandwiches, and BBQ.
For more information call Tod Miller or Bill Watson at 770-423-1330.
21st Annual Taste of Marietta April 27th - Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm Marietta Square
More than 70 vendors will showcase their best dishes, including Italian, seafood, steak, BBQ and desserts, which range in cost from 50 cents to $5, at the Taste of Marietta Sunday, April 27 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the Marietta Square.
For More Information, Call 770-429-1115
The Lennon Sisters April 27th - Sunday 3:00pm Jennie T. Anderson Theatre Cobb County Civic Center Complex
They were a young, crisply harmonic quartet of sisters who called themselves simply The Lennon Sisters and they made their singing TV debut in 1955 on Lawrence Welk's old-fashioned variety show with sixteen-year-old Dianne (Dee Dee), fourteen-year-old Peggy, twelve-year-old Kathy, and nine-year-old Janet Lennon on board. Their a cappella version of "He" proved a scene-stealing success and America fell hard for these four attractive little innocents and their angelic blend. Welk professionally adopted the girls and The Lennon Sisters became regulars on his show every Saturday night for the next thirteen years. Dubbed "America's Sweethearts of Song," they recorded their first of many albums entitled "Let's Get Acquainted" in May of 1957.
In the early 70s, The Lennon Sisters became regular guests of Andy Williams and his television show and subsequently performed with him in Las Vegas on a frequent basis.
Broaching on a five-decade career, they eventually found a steady home again in Branson, Missouri, at (where else?) the Welk Champagne Theatre where they continue to charm loyal, nostalgic, highly enthusiastic crowds.
Register Here-- For More Information, Call Richard Manous at 770-490-3109
29th Anniversary of The Georgia Renaissance Festival April 19th - June 8th
Saturdays & Sundays plus Memorial Day
10:30a.m. – 6:00p.m. Fairburn
The Georgia Renaissance Festival combines outdoor theater, circus-style entertainment, and an arts and crafts marketplace, set in a 16th-Century European village. Over 100 artisans display their wares, continuous music and comedy on 10 stages every Festival day. There is truly something for adults and children of all ages to enjoy – all day long!
Covering Paulding County - Dallas - Hiram, Marietta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, Vinings, Douglasville, Woodstock, Acworth, Austell, Mableton, Powder Springs, Cartersville, Rockmart, Cedartown, Villa Rica, Carrollton, portions of Atlanta, and Surrounding Areas