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.
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.
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.
Engaging tunes drift along the springtime breezes at Georgia's largest annual musical arts extravaganza to showcase an array of musical and theatrical performances. Dance, film and drama are represented as well as musical interludes that span from classical and jazz to blues and bluegrass to creative new musical sound concepts.
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Camelot comes to Fairburn for a sixteenth century affair of medieval reenactments and activities for knights and fair maidens of all ages. Partake in a colossal feast, listen to glorious tales and observe jousting tournaments and juggling performances. The festival also features rides, games, a petting zoo and a marketplace of arts and crafts.
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.