May

Super Hero Night - Friday Night Live
May 6th - Friday; 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Downtown Woodstock

 

Time to celebrate all things Super Hero related in Downtown Woodstock. Be it Superman, Batman, or the Avengers. This night is guaranteed to be Super Fun!

 

Friday Night Live events start at 6pm. Live Music, Fantastic Food & Festive Activities

 

Downtown Merchants will have activities going on at their stores and throughout the Downtown area related to the theme of the month. Friday Night Live also features great music as bands play throughout Downtown Woodstock in front of the stores which adds to the street festival feel of the event.

 

For Additional Information, Call 770-924-0406.

Cartersville Cruise-In
May 7th - Saturday; 4:00pm
10 N Public Square - Cartersville

 

Show off your ride, hang out with fellow enthusiasts and enjoy a fun event in beautiful Downtown Cartersville.

 

The car cruise will feature everything from Chevelles to Ferraris. Cars, trucks, and motorcycles of all makes, models, shapes, and sizes will be on display.

 

For Additional Information, Call 770-387-1143.

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7th Annual Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival
May 6th - Friday; 4:00pm – 10:00pm
May 7th - Saturday; 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cauble Park on Lake Acworth

 

MMMM - you can just smell the BBQ cooking from local and professional teams – there will be music, kids zone,a fireworks display Friday night and of course BBQ!! Admission is FREE to Cauble Park on Lake Acworth and there is fun for the whole family. Plan to join 8,000 of your neighbors and friends and bring your appetite!!

 

Additional Information Here

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MayFest Arts and Crafts Festival
May 7th - Saturday; 9:30am - 4:30pm
Adamson Square - Carrollton

 

TheMayFest Arts and Crafts Festival is Nestled among the historic buildings on Adamson Square. 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 - something for everyone.

 

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 the 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 MayFest Teen Idol at 12:00pm. and Westfest concert after MayFest.

 

Additional Information Here

May-retta Daze
May 7th - 8th

Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm // Sunday, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Glover Park - Marietta Square

 

May-retta Daze is an annual, two day Arts and Crafts festival held the first weekend in May. The festival draws 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.

 

For Additional Information, Call 770-794-5601

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Taste of East Cobb
May 7th - Saturday; 11:00am - 5:00pm
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
Marietta

 

Tastes from Area’s Finest Restaurants; Kid’s Zone with Huge Bouncy Inflatables; Sand Art, Spin & Face Painting; Great Live Music & Entertainment; Area Vendor Products & Services; Raffle and Silent Auction; “Best of Taste of East Cobb” Competition; And Much More!

 

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1st Annual May Daze
May 7th - Saturday; 11:00am - 5:00pm
Hunter Park - Douglasville

 

Come join the excitement at the 1st Annual May Daze!!! $3.00 for a wristband. Children 3 years of age and under are FREE! Food Trucks, Games, Chicken Wing Cook-Off, and a Dunk Tank! -Contact Kendrick Davis for vendor and Chicken Wing Cook-Off inquires at: davisk@douglasvillega.gov or 678 -449-3166 **Interested food truck vendors reserve your spot today for $25.00**

Disney-Pixar's Inside Out
Free Outdoor Movie
May 7th - Saturday
Swift-Cantrell Park - Kennesaw

 

Movie begins after sundown; Arrive at 6 p.m. for pre-movie activities.

 

It doesn't get much better than FREE, family-friendly movies in the park! Disney- Pixar's Inside Out (rated PG) will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown. Arrive at 6 p.m. for pre-movie entertainment, 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.

 

For Additional Information, Call 770-422-9714

Candlelight Hike to the Mill
May 7th - Saturday; 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Lithia Springs

 

This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations possible. Meet and pay (exact change, $5, cash only) at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

James Gregory
The Funniest Man in America
May 12th - Thursday
Mill Town Music Hall
Bremen

 

For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down- home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.

 

Additional Information and Tickets Here

Food Truck Friday – Euharlee
May 13th - Friday; 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Frankie Harris Park
112 Euharlee 5 Forks Rd
Kingston

 

Enjoy FREE music and games and Food Truck food and drink for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, tailgating tents, or just hang out under the pavilion.

 

This is a rain or shine event. Please no outside coolers. For Additional Information, Call 770-386-1542.

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Marietta Greek Festival
May 13th - 15th
Friday; 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday; 10:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday; 11:00am - 6:00pm
Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
3431 Trickum Road, Marietta

 

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!

 

Adults $4.00. Adult Weekend Pass $5.00. Kids (12 & under) FREE. Additional Information Here.

The Rock & Comet 12K / 5K
May 14th - Saturday
130 Forsyth Lake Rd.
Rockmart

 

Start and finish at The Beautiful Rock Campground, RV & Music Park - the Silver Comet Trails only full service campground. Both the 12K and 5K travel along the Silver Comet Trail, one of the nation's premiere paved trails.

 

The 12K also takes you through the 800- foot long Brushy Mountain Tunnel, one of the Silver Comet Trail's most spectactular attractions!

 

Packet pick up and Race Day Registration on the morning of the event at 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Awards will be given to top 3 male and female overall and top male and female master finishers. Division age group awards will be given also. No strollers, skates, or pets permitted on course during race.

 

For Additional Information, Call 770-684-8519.

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Mableton Day
May 14th - Saturday // 8:00am - 4:00pm
Mable House Complex

 

The day is packed with fun things to do for the whole family! The day begins with the Mableton 5K and Mableton Jr. Fun Run, and then continues with a Car Cruise-in, Entertainment, Arts and Crafts, vendor booths, food, Kids Corner and more. Come out and celebrate with us.

 

Additional Information Here

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Adairsville BBQ, Blues Festival and Car Show
May 14th - Saturday; 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Historic Downtown Adairsville
101 Public Square

 

The festival kicks off at 2pm with a classic car show, DJ, and kids activities downtown by the train depot. Then the fun continues in Logtown where you’ll enjoy live music and a whole lot of BBQ from 5-10pm. Food and crafts vendors will be set up and selling their goodies throughout the day.

 

After the teams turn in their best pork plates to the celebrity judges, you’ll have a chance to try them all out and vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Competition sponsored by Meadows Heating and Air!

 

Admission to the festival is free. People’s Choice tickets will be $5/per person, and all proceeds will benefit Cancer Navigators.

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Villa Rica Cupcake Challenge
May 14th - Saturday; 4:00pm
Mill Amphitheater
Villa Rica

 

This years Cupcake Challenge is going to be HUGE! Come see Lucas and I's CANDY LAND display while enjoying our candy themed cupcakes!

 

Come on out and enjoy all the lovely cupcakes and great music. This event will be earlier in the day this year (4:00pm), with the concert going on that evening (7:00pm).

 

For More Information, Call 678-840-1441.

Departure Concert
Journey Tribute Band
May 14th - Saturday; 8:00pm
The Amp on Bradley
Carrollton - Free

 

After 8 years together, DEPARTURE has become the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group.

 

DEPARTURE plays all the hit songs that everyone knows and loves. They perform for 2 hours straight without taking a break to give their audience the true concert experience. Their performance is professional and highly engaging.

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Dallas Food Truck Friday
May 20th; 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Street - Dallas

 

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Taste of Douglasvile
May 21st - Saturday // 11:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Douglasville

 

Downtown Douglasville will be overflowing with people enjoying the menus of different restaurants, the performances of local talents on two stages, a Kids Corner section of hands-on activities for youngsters, Arts and Crafts vendors, community businesses and organizations promoting a Better Living Market.

 

Free parking in the nearby parking deck, ample tables and chairs will be present for your convenience.

 

Additional Information Here

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Golden City Car Cruise
May 21st - Saturday
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Villa Rica - Downtown

 

Golden City Car Cruisers is made up of car enthusiasts and stresses family values and camaraderie. Additional Information Here.

Eddy Raven Concert
May 21st - Saturday; 7:30pm
Mill Town Music Hall
Bremen

 

By 1971, other artists had begun recording Raven's songs, with Don Gibson taking "Country Green" into the Top Five; Gibson also recorded "Touch the Morning," while Jeannie C. Riley covered "Good Morning, Country Rain" and Roy Acuff sang "Back in the Country."

 

Soon, Raven had gained a reputation as a songwriter and a performer within Nashville, and once Don Gant of Acuff-Rose became an A&R man for ABC Records, Eddy had a record deal of his own in 1974. For the next two years, he had a series of minor hits for the label, highlighted by the number 27 "Good News, Bad News" in 1975. He left the label in 1978, staying with Monument for one year before signing with Dimension the following year. None of his singles for either label were big hits, and he left Dimension in 1981.

 

Later in 1981, he signed with Elektra, where he had his first big hit with the number 13 "I Should've Called."

 

Additional Information and Tickets Here

Allman Brothers Tribute Band
Mable House Free Candlelite Concert
May 21st - Saturday; 8:00pm
Mable House - Mableton

 

Tribute - a Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band rushes into 2016 empowered by the realization that even though the ABB has shut down, the band’s music maintains the same power over people just as it did 40 years ago. It is a phenomenon the band gladly verifies every time we hit the stage.

 

For More Information, Call 770-819-3285

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Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair
May 21st - 30th
Jim R. Miller Park
Marietta

 

Yaarab Shrine is known for having the World’s Largest Shrine Circus, this year is Yaarab Shrine's 74th Annual Shrine Circus. It is a popular annual family event that offers an affordable, safe, and wholesome environment for adults and children of all ages.

 

In addition to the 25 (80-minute) circus performances under The Big Top, there are more than 40 exciting carnival rides and attractions, as well as lots of food such as hot wings, funnel cakes, cotton candy, fried Oreos, snow cones, elephant ears, and more.

 

The Circus Midway and Flea Market will be on the grounds of Jim R. Miller Park beginning on Friday May 20, 2016 at 5:00pm.

 

The Midway opens Monday through Friday at 5:00pm, 10:00am on Saturdays, and 12:00pm on Sundays.

 

Additional Information Here.

The Tams - Carolina Beach
May 27th - Friday; 8:00pm
Glover Park - Marietta Square
Free

 

THE TAMS have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years! Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, “What Kind of Fool”, “I’ve Been Hurt” and “Untie Me #12 on the R&B Charts”, The Tams have had Several Gold Records, and 1 Platinum Single.

 

Though their style of music has historically been referred to as Beach Music which they have had many Beach Music hits, it can be also classified as a mixture of Smooth Soul, and R&B. Their show is fun, fresh and exciting and appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.

 

Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up in the park. Personal tables and plastic ground coverings are not permitted in the park, however they may be set up on the street after 5:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants located on the Square.

 

For More information, Call 770-794-5601.

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Georgia Classic Rides Block Party - Car Cruise
May 28th - Saturday // 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Street - Dallas
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