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 Art Center 420 West Main Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513 in BLUE RIDGE, GA.
There is no better way to celebrate the Southern Appalachian heritage than through the age-old artistic craft of quilting. This annual summer exhibit showcases the time-honored talents of local quilters by displaying their handcrafted original designs for everyone to enjoy. This breathtaking exhibit is one of the finest of the year.
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.
The Yellow Daisy Festival welcomes generations of guests each year for a weekend of outdoor shopping escapades along the wooded trails in picturesque Stone Mountain Park. The festival also hosts a sizeable fair of arts and crafts.
- Augusta Common Augusta, GA 30903 in AUGUSTA, GA.
The storied town of Augusta, Georgia celebrates its diverse ethnic population with the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival each year. The festival features an international food bazaar with ethnic food from over 35 countries, more than 90 arts and craft vendors, a children's play zone, and much more.
- Downtown Main Street Plains, GA 31780 in PLAINS, GA.
If you guessed the festival centered around peanuts, well, you'd be right. The festival features exhibits that showcase the area's famed peanut production. In addition to educational exhibits, there is a 5k road race, free entertainment, vintage farm equipment displays, arts and crafts, and plenty of peanuts.