Events

Take your dog for a swim in Brookhaven later this month

Take your dog for a swim in Brookhaven later this month

BROOKHAVEN -- Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Department invites pooches to make a splash this summer at its annual Doggy Dip Day. Due to the event’s popularity, there will be two available dates to register for the event. The event takes place at Murphey Candler Pool, located along Candler Lake W NE, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants are required to register in advance online. Only two humans per dog are allowed. Dog owners will only be allowed to wade into the pools up to their knees, and lifeguards will be present. Cost is $15 per dog for three-hour time…
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Cobb County escape room lets you stage a prison break

Cobb County escape room lets you stage a prison break

The newest escape room at Cobb County Parks, "Prison Break," opens Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 30 at the Oregon Park Annex in Marietta. You can try this interactive challenge with friends, family or colleagues. Teamwork and puzzle-solving a must. In the escape room, you’ve been wrongfully sentenced to life without parole. You’ve settled in, made a few friends, but every one has their breaking point. While the prison is in chaos because of a riot in the yard, you have a tiny window of opportunity to explore the building and carry out a great escape. It’s time to…
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Dinosaurs come to Mable House

Dinosaurs come to Mable House

The Mable House has crash-landed in the Mesozoic Era. You and your family can join the Jurassic Journey to unearth the dinosaurs’ nests and engage in the ultimate egg hunt from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1. The Jurassic Journey, for ages Ages 3 to 10, is a self-guided game beginning in the Arts Center’s Mesozoic Museum and continuing throughout the Mable House Complex. You can visit during Fall Break Week for an adventure into the past as you seek out the mysteries of the great Dino Kingdom. Registration is required. Call 770-819-3285 to schedule your visit. The Mable House Complex…
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Field of Flags to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11

Field of Flags to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11

Members of the community are invited to participate in the Kiwanis Club of Marietta’s Field of Flags memorial scheduled for September 4 through 18. This event, a display of almost 3,000 three-by-five foot American flags at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, is one of the largest commemorations of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack in the nation.  The event’s somber motto is One life lost. One flag flown. Volunteers are needed to help kickoff the event on Saturday, September 4, to carry a flag in the procession from Grace Community Church on Kennesaw Avenue to the battlefield on Old Highway 41. …
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Art in the Park returns to Marietta Square for Labor Day weekend

Art in the Park returns to Marietta Square for Labor Day weekend

Art in the Park returns to historic Marietta Square this Labor Day weekend. Featuring more than 150 fine art booths, this outdoor event also delights the entire family with children’s activities, live music and great food from local restaurants.    ART                  Art in the Park is a fun and interactive way to experience a wide variety of artists working in many media. This year, the festival will feature more than 150 artists from 17 states with offerings in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel,woodworking, glass, photography, textiles and jewelry in fine metals and precious stones. At the Artist Market, visitors can purchase art and learn about it in person with the artists. Some…
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The Vegan Queen to visit Atlanta for Ben & Jerry’s event

The Vegan Queen to visit Atlanta for Ben & Jerry’s event

ATLANTA -- Dominique Side, called The Vegan Queen and Vgn Bae, is a world leading specialist in compassion based business.  From building a boutique vegan grocery store and clothing company to operating a vegan studio, media complex, and production facility, Dominique is an ethical living entrepreneur and has built a 7-figure business empire. Now, she’s ready to give the stamp of approval to Ben & Jerry’s new line of Vegan Ice Cream.   Dominique will be appearing as a celebrity guest at the Atlanta Ben & Jerry’s Vegan Taste Test Event on August 12th and bringing her passion for ethical living and everything vegan.  Her…
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The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is this weekend

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is this weekend

It might be the country’s third-oldest fine arts festival, but the 85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival also offers attendees plenty of live entertainment throughout the weekend. The Coca-Cola Main Stage features music in a variety of genres for three tune-filled days. The International Stage programming features hundreds of performers representing Atlanta’s global communities, this year appearing on the Main Stage. With entertainment ranging from dancing to singing and several additional varieties, the International Stage programming celebrates Atlanta’s diversity.   Here’s the music lineup for 2021 (Tip - the best view of the Main Stage is in the VIP Experience): Friday, August 6 International Stage Programming  1:00 p.m.         Amruta Giri  1:15 p.m.         Antonio Rodriguez  3:30 p.m.         The Alliance Theatre Presents: Woody Guthrie Concert…
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Santa is coming to Atlanta in July

Santa is coming to Atlanta in July

We may be in the thick of Atlanta's heat and humidity, but that isn't going to stop Jolly Old St. Nick from making a visit to an Atlanta visit for Christmas in July. Children’s Museum of Atlanta is bringing everything merry and bright to the museum stage in partnership with Georgia Festival of Trees – a nonprofit and seasonal display benefitting Wellspring Living – with the Christmas in July celebration on Tuesday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors are invited to get in the spirit a few months early by taking family photos with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus during their summer vacation in Atlanta. The…
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Where to watch fireworks in Coffee County

Where to watch fireworks in Coffee County

DOUGLAS -- Freedom Fest Fireworks will be held tonight, July 3 in Coffee County. The City of Douglas, First National Bank of Coffee County, and other great partners will host the 2021 Freedom Fest July 4th celebration on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at JC Adams Municipal Park in Jardine Stadium. The gates will open at 6 p.m. and stadium seating will be provided. Admission and parking are free. There will be general/food vendors and fireworks at dark. Sponsors include First National Bank of Coffee County, City of Douglas, Charles Lewis Construction, Premium Peanut, Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce, Julian and…
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Alpharetta’s Fourth of July fireworks show will be socially distanced

Alpharetta’s Fourth of July fireworks show will be socially distanced

The City of Alpharetta invites you to celebrate America's Independence with your family under the stars watching a brilliant display of fireworks at dusk at Wills Park. Families are welcome to enjoy the fireworks together but are asked to socially distance and take whatever precautions will make them feel comfortable. Due to COVID-19 guidelines and precautions this year’s event will not feature any of the additional activities as it has in the past.Charcoal grills are strictly prohibited. Small propane grills are allowed with permit and will be granted to the first 50 applicants. Email rflynn@alpharetta.ga.us or call 678.297.6123.  The fireworks show will begin at…
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Spending July 4 at St. Simons Island? Here’s what you need to know

Spending July 4 at St. Simons Island? Here’s what you need to know

 If you and your family are celebrating Independence Day celebration on St. Simons Island, Glynn County has a few places and times to keep in mind in addition to the planned events happening in Neptune Park and on the beaches. The St. Simons Island Pier and up to 600 feet around the fireworks area, including the water, will be closed beginning at 4 a.m. on Sunday in order to set up for the fireworks. Before the fireworks show begins at 9 p.m., a section of Neptune Park will be fenced off and officials ask that all tents to be taken…
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The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is coming back. Here’s what you need to know

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is coming back. Here’s what you need to know

Just in time to have fun again, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back! This beloved outdoor event welcomes attendees for three days of fine art, live music and family fun. Usually held in the spring, the 85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival shakes things up and will take place this summer from August 6-8.   Hosted by the festival’s nonprofit organization and held in Piedmont Park, this annual event has remained a favorite with metro-area residents and visitors for many decades. In fact, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is the city’s largest and longest-running fine arts festival and the third oldest in…
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Everything you need to know about Dragon Con’s in-person return

Everything you need to know about Dragon Con’s in-person return

Atlanta’s largest pop culture convention will return in-person this September after the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel it in 2020.  Dragon Con brings tens of thousands of people to downtown Atlanta to celebrate all things sci-fi, fantasy, and pop culture. Spokesperson Dan Carroll said convention organizers made the decision after hearing updated guidance from the CDC and after having discussions with hotel partners. GPB's Sarah Rose spoke to Carroll on the decision. SARAH ROSE: So it looks like Dragon Con is on for an in-person year. What decision led to that? DAN CARROLL: Well, we're not the first event that's going to…
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Popular lunch time concert series returns to Valdosta

Popular lunch time concert series returns to Valdosta

VALDOSTA -- The popular lunch time concert series is back in Valdosta. The Main Street Office will host the Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series in Downtown Valdosta on Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7. This event, which is free and open to the general public, features the live performance of a different band each day, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the Lowndes County Courthouse Lawn. Concert attendees may also purchase lunch and beverages from a variety of restaurant booths. Concert-goers can grab lunch from Jessie’s Restaurant and Catering, a rotating schedule of food trucks or a picnic…
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The Vidalia Onion Festival is on for 2021

The Vidalia Onion Festival is on for 2021

The 2021 Vidalia Onion Festival Committee met yesterday and voted to move ahead with plans for the festival to be held April 22 through 25 with the support of the City of Vidalia. Event organizers say the decision to hold the festival is based on the latest national, state, and local COVID-19 infection rates decreasing over the last 30 days and the increase of available vaccines. The largest events, the Friday evening Street Dance and the Saturday Concert, will be held at the Vidalia Regional Airport to provide space for social distancing. Andy Woodruff, 2021 Vidalia Onion Festival Chairman, said,…
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