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.
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.
- 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.
Since 1970, celebrants have donned their liederhosen and lifted steins to toast Oktoberfest at Helen's Festhalle house. Beer, bratwurst and sauerkraut are eagerly consumed while polka dancers and German bands perform in native attire to the sounds of Bavarian revelry.
- The Columbus Convention and Trade Center 801 Front Avenue Columbus, GA 31901 in COLUMBUS, GA
Spending a day at this nationally acclaimed event is the perfect way to find that special gift for anyone on your Christmas list. The three-day event has exhibits galore, where handcrafted one-of-a-kind works can be admired or purchased. The entertainment, art, and gourmet food is the icing on the cake.
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.
Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Celebration is not only famous throughout the South, but it is the second largest St. Patrick's Day event in the entire country. The Savannah Historic District offers up its famous St. Patrick's Day Celebration for over 400,000 visitors who enjoy the legendary waterfront festivities and parade.