Georgia Events

Martin Luther King March & Rally

Mid-January: Atlanta

One of the main Georgia events celebrating the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr, the Atlanta Martin Luther King March and Rally is the largest celebration in the country marking his birth date on the Street where he was born.

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Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show

Mid-January: Downtown Atlanta

Celebrated for more than 50 years, the southeast’s premier boating event highlights everything from fishing boats, sport cruisers, bow riders, pontoon boats, house boats, and personal water craft. This event offers a variety of attractions, including the country’s largest Indoor Wake Park, daily boating, fishing and sailing courses for both beginners and experienced captains, free fishing for kids, and more.

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International Cherry Blossom Festival

Mid-March: Macon

Each March, Macon becomes a pink cotton-spun paradise of delight as over 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees bloom in all their glory. And for 10 days, festival-lovers are treated to one of the most extravagant displays of springtime color in the nation as they visit the city referred to by Congressional Records as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World.

The International Cherry Blossom Festival has also been distinguished by the “IFEA World Festival & Event City” award, a popular and distinguished award, in existence for over 56 years, that has been awarded to cities and their events that have made a significant contribution to the Festivals and Events Industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve.

The Cherry Blossom Festival is one of Top Events USA's top 20 events in the USA.

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Atlanta Film Festival

Late March: Midtown Atlanta

One of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying film festivals in the USA, the Atlanta Film Festival is one of the largest and longest-running festivals in the country, attracting more than 25,000 enthusiasts to enjoy over 150 new independent, international, animated, documentary, and short films, selected from more than 1,800 submissions from around the world. It is also the most distinguished event in its class, recognized as Best Film Festival by Creative Loafing, Sunday Paper, 10Best and Atlanta Magazine.

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Masters Tournament

First week in April: Augusta National Golf Club

The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters or The US Masters, is one of the four major championships in professional golf. The Masters is scheduled for the first full week of April, and it is the first of the majors to be played each year. Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held each year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in the city of Augusta, Georgia. The tournament is an official money event on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour. The field of players is smaller than those of the other major championships because it is an invitational event, held by the Augusta National Golf Club.

Inman Park Festival

Last Weekend of April: Atlanta

During the last full weekend in April each year, Inman Park presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta’s most spirited and eclectic event. Highlights include Atlanta’s biggest Street Market, a juried Arts and Crafts Show, a quirky and colorful parade, live entertainment, Dance Festival, children’s entertainment, food and beverages. The festival centerpiece, the “Tour of Homes”, features turn-of-the-century Victorian Painted Ladies and Craftsman bungalows as well as original contemporary designs and loft conversions.

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Sweet Auburn Springfest

Early May: Atlanta

Heralded as one of the main Georgia US events and festivals, and "The Grandest Festival of the Year on the Greatest Street on the Planet", the Sweet Auburn Springfest emphasizes and recognizes historical African-American culture and commerce. Festival attendees enjoy a number of festival venues that include the Atrium's Artist Market, the Business and Technology Expo, a Car and Bike Show, the South’s largest outdoor Health and Fitness Fair, a Senior's Pavilion, the NBA/WNBA Nation, a Literary Marketplace, the Kids Fantastic Fun Zone and the Just For Women’s EXPO. Artists from across the country and as far away as London and Jamaica join some of the nation’s hottest new talent performing on ten stages of continual entertainment.


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Atlanta Jazz Festival

Late May: Atlanta

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is recognized as one of the largest FREE jazz festivals in North America. Featuring an annual musical showcase including show-stopping performances at Piedmont Park, the festival presents famous jazz legends and up-and-coming jazz greats. The Atlanta Jazz Festival takes place in venues throughout metropolitan Atlanta during the entire month of May and culminates during Memorial Day weekend.


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Georgia Peach Festival

Early June: Byron and Fort Valley - Peach County

An appropriately popular event for the state known as the Peach State, the week-long Georgia Peach Festival attracts more than 10,000 visitors to the two cities hosting the event – Byron and Fort Valley. The Georgia Peach Festival offers a wealth of events focusing on the peaches, including live music concerts, a parade, peach-focused arts and crafts, as well as a flea market, a Miss Georgia Peach contest and the highlight of the event - the fireworks display.


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Yellow Daisy Festival

Early September: Stone Mountain Park - Atlanta

Voted one of the top three arts & crafts shows in the USA, a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event and winner of multiple awards by the Southeast Festival and Events Association, the 4-day Yellow Daisy Festival attracts more than 200,000 visitors and is one of the top traditional arts & crafts events in the USA featuring more than 400 artists and crafters from 38 States and two countries. Apart from displays of art, the festival also features daily live entertainment, Children's Corner activities, crafter demonstrations, and popular festival food offerings.


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Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival

Early September: Gainesville

A popular event for almost 2 decades, the Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival showcases more than 50 teams deploying their skills and attracting over 5,000 spectators. A wide range of dragon boat races are inter-spaced with opening ceremonies, an Asian talent presentation, a wide selection of Chinese arts and crafts and concluded with the awards presentations after the two 2000 meter dragon boat races, one of which is for selected teams only.

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Art in the Park

Early September: Marietta

A tradition for more than 25 years, the Art in the Park festival features a juried fine art show spotlighting 130 artists, representing 16 states, whose works include paintings, photography, pottery, graphics, sculptures, and jewelry. This fine arts extravaganza is a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event for September.


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Mid-September to Late October: Helen

One of Helen’s biggest events for more than 40 years, Georgia’s famous Oktoberfest transforms tranquil Helen into the ultimate north Georgia party town featuring all sorts of fun from authentic German bands and polka performances with dancers in native costume, to traditional Bavarian food and beer.


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Atlanta Pride

Mid-October: Piedmont Park - Midtown Atlanta

One of the top Georgia events, the Southeast’s largest Pride Festival, and one of the city’s biggest annual events, Atlanta Pride attracts more than 300,000 participants from Atlanta, Georgia and the rest of the USA to see more than 170 contingents in the parade, and to take part in the Rally, the vendor areas in Piedmont Park, and various other events. The Atlanta Pride Festival is currently the largest event in the United State to coincide with National Coming Out Day.

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Fantasy In Lights - March of Dimes Night Walk

Mid-November: Callaway Gardens

Recognized as the most spectacular holiday light and sound show in the Southeast, Fantasy in Lights – with more than eight million twinkling lights celebrating the holiday season – has attracted almost two million visitors a year since it began over twenty years ago. A popular part of this holiday event at the Callaway Gardens is the annual March of Dimes Night Walk during which some 7,000 visitors enjoy the lights on foot.


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Atlanta Children's Christmas Parade

December 1st: Centennial Olympic Park - Downtown Atlanta

A success for more than 30 years, and generally considered to be the Southeast's premier Christmas event, the Children’s Christmas Parade is one of Atlanta’s most popular holiday attraction. This fun event features award-winning marching bands, floats, giant balloons and a grand finale featuring Santa Claus. Taking place from 10.30 am to noon, the Atlanta Children's Christmas Parade takes place in downtown Atlanta, beginning at Peachtree Street and ending on Centennial Olympic Park Drive.


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