With its diverse population, rich history and spectacular natural beauty, the state of Georgia is a shining jewel in the American South. The state is dotted with major cultural attractions, significant historical sites and impressive museums. Throughout the year, visitors and residents can find an overwhelming number of festivals, sporting events and more to fill even the most demanding of schedules.
- Augusta Common Augusta, GA 30903 in AUGUSTA, GA
The storied town of Augusta, Georgia celebrates its diverse ethnic population with the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival each year. The festival features an international food bazaar with ethnic food from over 35 countries, more than 90 arts and craft vendors, a children's play zone, and much more.
- New Salem Community Center Lookout Mountain, GA 30750 in LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, GA
The New Salem Mountain Festival is held annually in a beautiful wooded setting during the height of the fall season. The festival draws thousands of visitors each year who come to enjoy the exhibits of over 100 talented craftsmen and artists, who display everything from beautiful quilts to unique wood carvings.
For captivating scenery and family fun, the unofficial country music capital of the state renders this festival the ideal locale for hosting live musical performances that include the state fiddlers' convention. Additional features include craft vendors, carnival rides, parades, pageants and a flower exhibit.
Celebrate Savannah Harbor's maritime culture as the Georgia Queen vessel takes the lead, kicking off a parade of more than fifty boats ablaze with decorative lights as they cruise along the waterfront. The parade's grand finale culminates in a spectacular fireworks show to light up the nighttime sky.
As Macon's 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees bloom into cotton candy pink clouds, this spectacular annual display of springtime splendor is celebrated with fashion shows, animal exhibits, musical concerts, theatrical performances and buses tour through trails of pink cherry blossom paradise.