The tradition dates back to the Mediterranean hundreds of years ago, but is now celebrated annually in Darien in honor of Georgia's largest shrimping vessel fleet. Arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, food stands and live entertainment abound. Also featured are a variety of fun children's activities, a marine parade, the Darian five-kilometer run and the Miss Blessing of the Fleet Scholarship Pageant.

  • Piedmont Park Atlanta, GA 30309 in ATLANTA, GA

Hundreds of artists and vendors transform Piedmont Park into a weekend of outdoor celebration to welcome spring as the area's dogwood trees explode into full bloom. Browse exhibits of every example of fine art from paintings and photography to sculpture and jewelry design. With diverse musical performances, horticultural displays, children's entertainment, carnival rides and delicious foods, the festival offers something for every member of the family to enjoy.

  • Downtown 144 E. Jackson Street Thomasville, GA 31799 in THOMASVILLE, GA

The Rose Show and Festival has been a treasured Southwest Georgia tradition since the 1920's. The annual festival attracts thousands of visitors every April to the charming town of Thomasville, who come to appreciate everything about roses. The three-day festival features two parades, live music, great food, and much more.

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