Events

The Bremen Santa Parade has been rescheduled

The Bremen Santa Parade has been rescheduled

BREMEN -- The City of Bremen's Santa Parade -- originally scheduled for tonight -- has been rescheduled to Monday night due to rain in the forecast. The city is asking residents who live on a dead end street to come to a close intersection to see the parade as they will not be able to make it down and turn around. Below are the estimated times the parade will reach each street and not every street is listed. The times are estimated based off neighborhoods. The parade will leave from the Police Department at about 6 p.m.. From there the…
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DeKalb County tree lighting to continue despite coronavirus

DeKalb County tree lighting to continue despite coronavirus

DECATUR -- DeKalb County's tree lighting event will continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be socially distanced. DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson will host the 13th annual tree lighting event, Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Porter Sanford, III Performing Arts and Community Center. This year due to COVID-19, the event will be held outdoors. Social distancing and masks are required in order to attend the tree lighting. “I don’t want our community to lose hope and sharing in moments like these will help people to keep perspective and know that we will be alright as we work…
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Here’s what socially distanced holiday events look like in Alpharetta

Here’s what socially distanced holiday events look like in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA -- The 2020 holiday season will look different for many reasons. The City of Alpharetta still plans to continue with traditional, magical décor and events -- doing it this year in a way that families can safely enjoy. As in years past, the City will be decorated for the season including the life-sized nutcrackers and lights on the Town Green, as well as twinkling lights brightening Brooke Street Park and the streets of downtown Alpharetta.  The first three Fridays of December are forecasting falling snow on the Town Green, which residents can enjoy while supporting Alpharetta’s many local boutiques…
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Dunwoody plans a lineup of both in-person and virtual holiday events

Dunwoody plans a lineup of both in-person and virtual holiday events

Discover Dunwoody today announced a lineup of events and activities that will help both locals and visitors celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. A premier hub for holiday shopping and dining just 10 miles north of Atlanta, the destination will transform into “Your Holiday Haven” with a variety of virtual and socially distanced in-person events, providing ways to enjoy less hustle and more spirit this holiday season. “The holidays are always such a special time in Dunwoody, and you really can find everything you need here, while spending quality time with those who matter most,” said Discover Dunwoody Marketing Director Kim Franz.…
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Here’s how you can take a spin on the Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday

Here’s how you can take a spin on the Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday

The American Cancer Society and Atlanta Motor Speedway are offering race fans and all car enthusiasts a chance to drive onto the high banks of its historic 1.54-mile oval to benefit breast cancer patients and raise funds for research. Laps For Hope, presented by Georgia Drives Chevy, will allow participants to drive their own vehicles onto the 24-degree banked turns and take laps up to 80 mph around the speedway behind the pink Chevrolet SS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer pace car.  Admission is $50 per vehicle for three laps around the track and a complimentary photo in the Winner’s Circle.…
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The Georgia State Fair will happen, but with COVID-19 restrictions

The Georgia State Fair will happen, but with COVID-19 restrictions

The Gist: The Georgia State Fair will roll into Atlanta Motor Speedway the first week of October with some changes to protect visitors from COVID-19 risks. Dates: Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 11, 2020 Times: Fridays 4 p.m. to Midnight, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays Noon to 10 p.m.; Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission: $10 Adult Admission (Ages 13 & Older); $5 Youth Admission (Ages 5-12); Kids 4 & under are admitted free. Attractions: Visitors can see the Hollywood Circus, Pig Races, Lady Houdini Escape Artist, White Tigers, Family Magic Shows, Wolf Show,…
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A Hollywood stunt driver will try to set a Guinness World Record in Atlanta

A Hollywood stunt driver will try to set a Guinness World Record in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A Hollywood stunt driver is coming to Atlanta to attempt to set a world record by driving a tractor trailer backwards for more than 50 miles. Texting and talking while driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Most people are not aware that in 2018 there were 400,000 people injured in motor vehicle crashes, with 2,841 of them fatal, due to not paying attention to the road. Many drivers are on their cellphones, eating food, or are doing some other work instead of…
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Six Flags extends Hallowfest to seven more nights this year

Six Flags extends Hallowfest to seven more nights this year

Hallowfest returns to Six Flags Over Georgia next week with seven new nights added to the schedule. The event will kick off on Sept. 18. The area’s premier Halloween celebration has added seven chilling nights and will operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1. The event will feature Day Thrills with a variety of family-friendly activities and exhilarating rides. The event will turn into Night Chills in the evening, featuring 12 monster coasters operating in the dark, and haunting Halloween theming throughout the park. During daylight hours, families and young thrill-seekers will experience five family-friendly Fair Zones including: ·         Scarecrow Square, where fall is in the…
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The Wings Over North Georgia Air Show will be a drive-in this year

The Wings Over North Georgia Air Show will be a drive-in this year

ROME -- The annual Wings Over North Georgia Air Show will move to a drive-in format this year. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline Georgia’s Premier Tailgate Party at Oct. 24 and 25 in Rome. To provide a safe environment for air show attendees, the 2020 event will move to a drive-in format for the air show, offering spectators a mix of social distancing while watching some of the top military and civilian aviation performers. “Many events and most air shows have been forced to cancel during the pandemic,” said John Cowman, president of JLC AirShow Management and organizer of WONG 2020. “My team…
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Decatur Book Festival goes virtual

Decatur Book Festival goes virtual

DECATUR -- Metro Atlanta's most well known book festival will be virtual only this year. The 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival presented by Emory University has announced that the event will be free and completely virtual this year, beginning Friday, Sept. 4, and continuing through Sunday, Oct. 4. The Decatur Book Festival, one of the largest independent book festivals in the country, will feature a lineup of more than 40 nationally recognized authors, poets, and illustrators, including 15 of the festival’s best past presenters, in a series of curated panels. All events will be available via Crowdcast, an app that is free to download. You can…
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Milton postpones Crabapple Fest due to COVID-19

Milton postpones Crabapple Fest due to COVID-19

Milton's popular Crabapple Fest will not take place this fall, as planned, due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. The City of Milton and Crabapple Community Association determined the annual family-friendly art and antique street festival will not occur this October 3 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead -- and assuming progress related to curbing this novel coronavirus -- organizers hope to hold Crabapple Fest in the spring. While all details haven't been finalized, the date for the rescheduled Crabapple Fest is now April 24, 2021.  "We appreciate everyone's patience as we work through this challenging period while also looking…
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Alpharetta Farmer’s Market returns Saturday

Alpharetta Farmer’s Market returns Saturday

ALPHARETTA -- The Alpharetta Business Association will bring its farmers market back to Downtown Alpharetta Saturday with a number of safety protocols in place to address social distancing and other heightened public health guidelines.  The market has been operating in a different, smaller location since mid-May. “The Alpharetta Business Association has done a good job of implementing health and safety guidelines associated with reducing the spread of COVID-19. Allowing the farmers market to return to Downtown provides a bigger footprint that will improve their ability to promote social distancing and the other guidelines set by the Governor,” said Morgan Rodgers,…
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Dragon Con won’t be in-person this year, but it will be live-streamed free

Dragon Con won’t be in-person this year, but it will be live-streamed free

For the first time in 34 years, Dragon Con, the internationally known science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture convention, will not be held, a decision made in response to the ongoing pandemic facing the United States and the world. In its place, Dragon Con will hold a live-streamed convention free to the universe and featuring classic panels and original programming for 2020.   Details will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Dragon Con will return in 2021 with an epic – and much deserved – five-day event from Thursday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 6. This year’s convention, scheduled for Sept.…
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Woodstock postpones two summer concert events due to COVID-19

Woodstock postpones two summer concert events due to COVID-19

WOODSTOCK -- The City of Woodstock has announced that two upcoming events in the Woodstock Summer Concert Series will be postponed until the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City Council and Parks and Recreation Staff say they believe the cancellations are warranted due to the difficulty in ensuring adequate social distancing at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater. The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel on July 31 and the Steep Canyon Rangers concert on August 8 will both be postponed until the 2021 season. City Council has been evaluating and discussing this decision since the State of Emergency…
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Chris Tomlin is having a drive-in concert at The Rock Ranch

Chris Tomlin is having a drive-in concert at The Rock Ranch

Christian singer and songwriter, Chris Tomlin, is coming to The Rock Ranch in Georgia on Julyv26 for his "Worship Tailgate Tour 2020." The concert is July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at The Rock Ranch. The gate will open at 3:30 p.m. The event is a drive-in concert with social distancing measures in place. Concert-goers will have an oversized 11-foot by 12-foot space that is set up to allow for space for lawn chairs or blankets. While concessions will be available, guests can also bring coolers. There will be a $15/per cooler fee that can be purchased in advance with tickets.…
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