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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Historic Downtown Square Dahlonega, GA 30533-5032 in DAHLONEGA, GA
Every April, visitors flock to the picturesque North Georgia town of Dahlonega for a lively weekend of live music and art all around the charming town's Historic Public Square. The three-day event features live musical performances by regional and national artists, artist workshops, and much more.
- 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.