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first friday art walk marietta square

Marietta Square First Friday Art Walk
May 2nd - Friday
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Marietta Square

 

Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the Historic Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques host artists within their businesses from 5pm to 9pm on the first Friday of every month, rain or shine. Look for a variety of the arts to be represented by painters, dancers, musicians, performers and other artisans along the sidewalks throughout the Square.

 

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First Friday Downtown Cartersville
May 2nd - Dos de Mayo
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

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Friday Night Live "Dos de Mayo"
May 2nd - Friday
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Downtown Woodstock

 

Pop out that sombrero and enjoy the area’s only Tres de Mayo Party. It’s South of the Border in South Cherokee!

 

A mariachi band will be performing at the event! They will be strolling around Downtown Woodstock during the event performing

 

$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

Trailfest 2014
May 3rd - Saturday
8:00am to 8:00pm
Woodstock

 

Join us for the Grand Opening of the new 1.5 mile multi-use trail in Downtown Woodstock!

 

We will be celebrating with a 5k and Fun Run hosted by Natural Strides, live music featuring Kurt Thomas Band, Red White & Blues Band, Charlie Sheets Band, The Shetlands and more, beer from New Belgium Brewing and Reformation Brewery, food and fun! Sponsors to date include: OutSpokin'Bikes, Pinnacle Orthopedics, Ashton Woods Homes, Jump Kitchen & Saloon, Terry & Cheri Morris with more to be announced!

 

Additional Information Here or Call 404-694-1239

Flair and Flavor of North Paulding
May 3rd - Saturday
10 am-3 pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
$1 Food and Beverage Tickets
Cedarcrest Church
4600 Cobb Parkway - Acworth

 

Taste the Flavors of North Paulding at this event that features student performers from North Paulding and surrounding elementary and middle schools and tasty delectables from area restaurants. Proceeds benefit music programs in North Paulding through the North Paulding Band Foundation and Paulding Education Foundation.

 

For Additional Information, Call 678-570-0550

taste of east cobb

Taste of East Cobb
May 3rd - Saturday
11:00am to 5:00pm
The Fountains of Olde Towne

 

  • Tastes from Area's Finest Restaurants
  • Huge Bounce Inflatables
  • Sand Art, Spin & face Painting
  • Great Live Music & Entertainment
  • Area Vendors Products & Services
  • Raffle and Silent Auction
  • "Best of Taste of East Cobb" Competition
  • And Much More!

 

The Most Delicious Saturday of the Year!  Additional Information Here

carrollton mayfest arts crafts festival

Carrollton Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival
May 3rd - Saturday
9:30am to 4:30pm
Adamson Square - Carrollton

 

Carrollton Main Street invites you to join us on the square in downtown Carrollton on Saturday May 3, 2014, from 9:30am-4:30pm for our 29th annual Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival.

 

Nestled among the historic buildings on Adamson Square, we couldn't imagine a better spot to host this event, which has grown to become one of the largest arts and craft festivals in the West Georgia area. Featuring a wide variety of handmade arts and craft vendors exhibiting paintings to pottery and baskets to bows we promise that there is something here for everyone.

 

Our delicious food vendors will tickle your taste buds with southern specialties and festival treats.

 

Young kids or those who are just young at heart will love our Children’s Village which features activities like rock climbing, bouncy inflatables, slides, games and prizes that are both family and budget friendly.

 

The Amp at Adamson Square, located in the heart of this event will be home to all day performances by dancers, drummers and musicians and is guaranteed to make you want to get on your feet and boogie!

 

For More Information, Call 770-832-6901

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The Return, a Beatles Cover Band
May 3rd - Saturday; 7:00pm

Dallas Theater

 

The Return got its start back in 1995 when four young friends got together to play their favorite Beatles songs just for the fun of it. Today the band maintains the utmost level of authenticity in their show. In fact, They are known for it. They’ve played thousands of shows— People are amazed at how much the Return sounds and looks just like the Beatles.

 

“They are known as one of the best Beatles cover bands in the country for a reason, and it was evident from our fans’ reaction to hearing them play.” — Scott Cunningham ~ Director of Entertainment ~ Atlanta Braves

 

Tickets: Main Level - $25.00 Regular and $22.00 Discount // Balcony - $20.00 Regular and $18.00 Discount. Tickets Now on Sale, ONLINE HERE and at the Theater's Box Office.

Outdoor Movie - Despicable Me 2
May 3rd - Saturday
Movie Begins at Sundown
Free
Swift Cantrell Park
3140 Old 41 Highway
Kennesaw

 

The City of Kennesaw's FREE outdoor movie series at Swift-Cantrell Park returns in 2014 with a trio of box-office blockbusters. Movies will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown. Arrive early for entertainment, free and pay-to-play children's activities, giveaways and outdoor fun.

 

For your comfort, bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase.

 

Parking is available inside the park, and at neighboring Kennesaw Elementary School. For More Information, Call 770-422-9714

 

Rated PG. Title subject to change; cancellations may occur due to weather conditions.

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May-retta Daze
May 3rd and 4th / Saturday - Sunday
Glover Park - Historic Marietta Square

 

May-retta Daze is an annual, two-day arts and crafts festival, drawing artists and craftspeople from many Southern states, as well as local Georgia artists. In addition to a wide variety of arts and crafts items, the festival also includes children's activities and free entertainment on the stage.

 

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8th Annual Fiesta Atlanta
Atlanta's Cinco De Mayo Celebration!
May 4th - Sunday
10:00am to 7:00pm
Centennial Olympic Park

 

Fiesta Atlanta is a free, daylong festival that features a full day of live Latin music on two stages, with national and local acts on the main stage. The children’s stage lineup includes lively, colorful acts like Mexican folkloric dancers, clowns, musicians and storytellers.

 

Artists will be selling handmade traditional crafts and delicious Latin foods such as tacos and aguas frescas. The festival’s partners will provide samples of their products and interactive displays.

 

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smoke on the lake bbq festival acworth

Smoke on the Lake
May 9th - 10th
Friday, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday; 10:00am - 4:00pm
Admission is FREE
Cauble Park Acworth

 

Join us Friday night for a concert under the stars, and again on Saturday from 10-4 for the best BBQ around. Teams from all over the Southeast will compete in professional and amateur divisions to see who will take home the title for 2013. There will be a special competition called people's choice where you get to be the judge, and taste different BBQ entries!

 

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Shaky Knees Music Fest
May 9th - 11th
Friday - Sunday
Atlantic Station - Atlanta

 

Performers Line-up, Tickets, and Additional Information Here

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Sweet Auburn Spring Festival
May 9th - 11th
Friday, 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday, 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Historic Auburn Avenue
Downtown Atlanta

 

Celebrating Everything Atlanta. One of the Largest Free Outdoor Festivals in the Southeast! Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Vendors, Food and More! Full of Fun for the Whole Family!

 

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Veterans Park Dedication Ceremony
May 10th - Saturday
10:00am
Watson Government Complex
Dallas

 

In Appreciation and Thanks to the Men and Women of Our Military

buckhead beer wine festival

4th Annual Buckhead Beer & Wine Fest
May 10th - Saturday
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Lindbergh Station
Atlanta

 

The 4th Annual Buckhead Beer & Wine Fest, benefiting Embraced Atlanta, will pour up plenty to taste and experience for beer and wine enthusiasts alike. Drawing thousands of revelers from around the area, the 4th annual Buckhead Beer & Wine Festival will offer patrons more than 80 types of beer including traditional favorites, premium craft beers and an assortment of the best brews from near and far as well as over 30 varieties of unique wines.

 

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joe diffie woodstock summer concert series

Woodstock Concert Series
Joe Diffie
with opening act,
The Thomas Fountain Band
May 10th - Saturday

 

2014 marks the 17th season for Georgia’s best summer concert series and the second in our newly expanded Park at City Center. Since 1998, the City of Woodstock has hosted thousands of people in Downtown Woodstock by providing these free family friendly concerts.

 

We hope that you come join us in beautiful Downtown Woodstock this summer! All concerts begin at 7:30 PM. All concerts are free of charge, no tickets are required.

 

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David Phelps
May 10th - Saturday
7:30pm
Mill Town Music Hall
Bremen

 

A graduate from Baylor University, David Phelps is credited among today's most spectacular voices. His seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than three octaves, coupled with his gift for communicating a song, has brought the house down in the world’s most prestigious venues.

 

As a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, David has received Dove Awards, Grammy Awards, and multiple platinum-selling projects. As a soloist, he received 2009 Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, O Holy Night to add to his many awards and honors.

 

Additional Information and Tickets Here

buckhead spring arts crafts festival

Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival
May 10th - 11th
Saturday; 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday; 11:00am to 6:00pm

 

Join us for our fifth annual Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival. We will have 175 artists and artisans, live acoustic music, a professional children's area, delicious local foods and beverages, plus a lot of surprises!

 

Admission is Free. Children and pets are welcome! (The Children's Area has inflatables, sand art and tons of fun!)

 

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marietta greek festival

Marietta Greek Festival
May 16th - 18th
Friday 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm

 

  • "Cobb County's Most Delicious Festival"
  • OPA!
  • SAVOR Homemade Greek Food & Pastries
  • ENJOY Live Greek Music & Professional Dance Troupes
  • TOUR our Byzantine Sanctuary & Chapel
  • The South's ONLY Authentic Outdoor Greek Amphitheater
  • LEARN about Greek Culture & Traditions
  • SHOP for Imported Greek Gifts & Jewelry
  • PLAY in our Kids Art Area
  • YASOU!

 

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mastercraft pro wakeboard tour lake acworth

MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour
May 16th - 17th
Friday - Saturday
11:00am to 8:00pm
Lake Acworth - Dallas Landing Park

 

Catch all the high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, when the top riders in the world hit the waters of Lake Allatoona at Dallas Landing Park in Acworth, GA.

 

Watch X Games gold medalists, world record holders, national and world champions battle it out for a cash purse by performing big-air maneuvers and rail tricks, while being pulled on the water by official PWT towboat, the MasterCraft X-star, at a speed of approximately 25mph.

 

In addition to all the action on the water; on land, fans will experience tons of great food and music, athlete autograph signings, chances to win freebies, and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores offering water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.

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Relay for Life - Paulding
May 16th - Friday; 6:00pm
White Oak Park
Dallas

 

The Relay For Life of Paulding County is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease.

 

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yaarab shrine circus

72nd Annual Yaarab Shrine Circus
May 16th - May 26th
Jim R Miller Park
Marietta

 

Families, children and adults of all ages will beam with delight as The World’s Largest Shrine Circus & Midway Carnival pull into town this spring. With more than 22 performances over 10 days, circus goers can enjoy circus acts from around the world including: high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats, show horses, elephants, bears, daredevil acts, thrilling carnival rides and, of course, world-famous Shriner clowns and more as the 72nd celebration of The World’s Largest Shrine Circus kicks off at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.

 

The World’s Largest Shrine Circus is a popular annual family event that offers an affordable, safe and wholesome environment for adults and children of all ages. In addition to 22, 80-minute circus performances over 10 days, more than 40 exciting carnival rides and attractions and lots of favorite foods like funnel cakes, cotton candy, fried Oreos, snow cones, elephant ears, hot dogs, candy apples, fluffy fries, burgers, pizza, are sure to add to the fun and thrill of it all.

 

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duck derby cartersville

Duck Derby
May 17th - Saturday
10:00am to 5:00pm
Riverside Park Day Use Area
Cartersville

 

Join us for a Duck Dynasty-style Derby! Bring your Duck Calls and Overalls and wear your biggest Duck Dynasty-style beards.

 

Imagine 20,000 rubber ducks floating the Etowah River, great prizes, vendors, entertainment, food and much more!

 

Enjoy the fun of "adopting" a duck for your chance at winning this year's Duckmobile, a brand new Honda Fit from Honda Carland North, or one of many other prices!

 

Arts and crafts, a Kids Korner, music and games, live entertainment, and food vendors will help make this year's event a great success.

 

Don't miss out on your opportunity to help support Advocates for Children. All proceeds from Duck Derby helps provide safety, comfort and hope to the children of our community. Admission to the festival is free.

 

For More Information, Call 770-387-1143

3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
May 17th - Saturday
West Pines Golf Club
Douglasville

 

  • 11:30 AM Registration / Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Shotgun Start

 

Donations stay local and help the Rho Pi Lambda Chapter distribute scholarships to deserving students throughout Carroll, Douglas, and Paulding Counties.

 

Sponsored by Gold Star Scholarship Foundation (an affiliate of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Rho Pi Lambda Chapter).

 

Additional Information Here

taste of douglasville

Taste of Douglasville
May 17th - Saturday
1:00pm to 5:00pm
O'Neal Plaza
Downtown Douglasville

 

Food & Fun, Outdoor Arts Exhibition, Crafts, Kids Korner & Entertainment and more!

 

For More Information, Call 770-949-2787

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Picnic on the Plaza
May 17th - Saturday 

6:00pm to 8:00pm
O'Neal Plaza
Douglasville

 

Two years ago we introduced “Picnic on the Plaza,” and this year our festival kick off features a delectable menu, a beautiful setting, and marvelous music— Atlanta’s Finest will serve barbecued chicken and more fabulous fare, Red Hare Microbrewery will serve local lagers, and the Jeni Michelson Trio will play smooth jazz for our crowd.

 

For Additional Information and Tickets, Contact the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville at 770-949- 2787

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Classic Car Cruise In
May 17th -- 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.

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Dallas Rotary's 10th Annual
Golf Tournament
May 22nd - Thursday
Bentwater Golf Club

 

  • 11:30 AM Range Open
  • 11:30 AM Box Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Shotgun Start

 

Additional Information Here

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Atlanta Caribbean Carnival
May 24th - Saturday
Downtown Atlanta

 

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival is Mas and Music as the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association welcomes one and all to an all-encompassing celebration of Caribbean culture. Beginning on Ralph McGill near Peachtree Center Blvd and ending with the Festival Village on Martin Luther King Jr Dr SE, join us for the Parade of Bands on Saturday, May 24, 2014 for a memorable, festive, and colorful display of Mas and Music.

 

Bring your family and friends and rediscover everything you love about Carnival, expose yourself to new experiences, and feed your soul with the unique and diverse beauty of the Caribbean!

 

Additional Information Here

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Georgia Classic Rides
Block Party - Car Cruise
May 24th - Saturday
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Main Street - Dallas

 

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atlanta jazz festival

Atlanta Jazz Festival
May 24th - 26th
Saturday - Monday
Piedmont Park - Atlanta

 

Don't miss the fun and excitement at the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park, one of the country's largest FREE jazz festivals. During the entire month of May, more than 100 of the best jazz performers showcase their talents in venues throughout the metro area before coming together in a huge weekend celebration at Piedmont Park. The festival showcases local and national jazz greats, a neighborhood jazz series, youth jazz band competition, a kids zone and many other family-friendly activities.

 

For more information on the festival, call 404-546-6820 or visit atlantafestivals.com.

memorial day ceremony marietta national cemetery

Memorial Day Ceremony
May 26th - Monday
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Marietta National Cemetery

 

Marietta National Cemetery is canonized ground. Inside its storied gates are buried more than 10,000 veterans, spanning 23 states, from New York and Michigan to Alabama and Georgia. Men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in other wars also rest peacefully at the 140-year-old cemetery.

 

For more than a half century now, a ceremony has occurred every Memorial Day at Marietta National Cemetery to honor all those who served and gave their life for our country's freedom. It is a time to reflect on - and honor - those who stood heroically by their country during battle and who are today making the same unshakable commitment of valor in far away lands. Sponsored by the National Memorial Day Association of Georgia and The Avenue of Flags, this year's event promises to once again stir emotions and teach young and old alike what the words duty, honor and country truly mean.

 

On May 24, 2014 at 8 AM, the Saturday before Memorial Day, the Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts of America and Brownies will place flags on each grave.

 

The Memorial Day event begins at noon on May 26th and will feature patriotic music, posting of the colors, prayers, a gun salute and inspiring speakers. All veterans, as well the general public, are invited to attend what will be a meaningful and memorable ceremony.

 

For Additional Information, Call 404-510-4668

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Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band
May 27th - Tuesday; 8:00pm
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta

 

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. A state of mind is now a state of being. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle, and the often humorous things he has experienced throughout his life. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including "Margaritaville" (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of "Songs of the Century") and "Come Monday."

 

Additional Information & Tickets Here

Douglas Cameron & His Orchestra - Big Band
May 30th - 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.

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150th Commemoration - Battle of Pickett's Mill
May 31st - Saturday
Pickett's Mill - Dallas

 

Come watch real-time troop movements, infantry and artillery firing demonstrations, and see what life was like on the line. See how civilians survived as the Civil War came to Pickett's Mill.

 

For More Information, Call 770-443-7850

3rd Annual Mustang and Classic Ford Show
May 31st - Saturday
10:00am to 4:00pm
Hardy Family Ford
Dallas

 

Come see the Wild Mustang Rescue Group! Live Music by Psycho DeVilles; Accessory Vendors on Hand. Wood Brothers Motorcraft Ford Fusion, and More!

 

For Additional Information, Call 770-445-8891

5th Annual Classic Car Show
May 31st - Saturday
11:00am to 3:00pm
Hardy Chevrolet Buick GMC
Dallas

 

Music by 3 Way Street; Food, Moonwalk, Sno Cones. Awards for Top 10 and Dealer Pick.

 

For More Information, Call 770-445-9411

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Awakened Spirit Expo
May 31st - June 1st
Saturday; 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday; 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cobb Galleria Centre

 

You will enjoy an exciting weekend of free seminars listening to leading New Age - New Thought speakers, over 100 inspirational exhibitors, and visiting with Atlanta's premier psychics and practitioners.

 

We will have an eclectic selection of natural, holistic modalities, products and services. Try a massage or foot detox, find herbal supplements, buy jewelry, crystals and unique gifts, have a psychic reading or enlist the services of a life coach, healer or spiritual teacher. We truly have something for everyone.

 

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For many years, Paulding County residents have enjoyed an evening at Taylor Farm Park filled with music and fireworks.

 

The event will be held at Taylor Farm Park on July 12, 2014, beginning at 5:00 pm. Two main attractions will follow lead up activities – a concert is scheduled for 7:00 pm, followed by a fireworks show at approximately 9:30 pm.

 

If you would like to showcase your business, food or merchandise, please contact Vickie Williams, with Paulding County, no later than Monday, June 2nd. All vendor application forms must be received prior to or no later than Monday, June 2, 2014.

 

For More Information, Contact Vickie Williams, Superintendent of Programs, 770-445-8065 / vwilliams@paulding.gov

georgia renaissance festival

29th Anniversary of The Georgia Renaissance Festival
Through 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!

 

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