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.
- 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.
- Historic Peek Park Cedartown, GA 30125 in CEDARTOWN, GA
Every April, Cedartown puts on the growing Cedar Valley Arts Festival, which kicks things off with a 5k road race. However, the festival is much more than a simple race. There are also fine arts and crafts on display, live entertainment, and terrific food to be enjoyed by all.
This annual festival celebrates African-American heritage, history, culture and commerce through food, art, music, literature, film, dance, technology and athletic exhibitions. Live performances are featured that include jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues and other multicultural contributions.
- 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road Fairburn, GA 30213 in FAIRBURN, GA
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.