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.
Prepare to bid farewell to summer in artistic style at this annual event held in historic downtown Marietta square and Glover Park. An extensive lineup of over one hundred of the nation's finest artists' works are displayed. Various disciplines of fine art featured include photography, painting, sculpture, woodworking, jewelry design, graphic arts and pottery.
Science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts gather annually to share their passion for the genres at Dragon Con, held at various Atlanta hotels. The convention features constant events that include celebrity guest speakers, workshops, gaming sessions, panel discussions and other presentations. Themed artwork displays are exhibited and vendors offer an array of unique merchandise and collectible memorabilia for purchase.
The Yellow Daisy Festival welcomes generations of guests each year for a weekend of outdoor shopping escapades along the wooded trails in picturesque Stone Mountain Park. The festival also hosts a sizeable fair of arts and crafts.
- 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.