Upcoming events

    • Saturday, September 09, 2017
    • City Winery, 609 Lafayette St, Nashville, TN 37203

    Join us for a fun day of wine and music! We will have over 50 wines, a small beer selection, live music, and a DJ.
    Tickets: $45 advance, $50 after Aug. 31, $60 day of event
    Questions: kari@atlantabeerfestivals.com
    21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or shine event; no refunds. We will not have Designated Driver tickets. No outside food or beverages. We will have free bottled water.


    • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    • Saturday, September 16, 2017
    • Fort Payne, AL

    Boom Days Heritage Celebration is an annual festival held in historic downtown Fort Payne, AL. Boom Days celebrates music, art and heritage. The festival kicks off with an outdoor concert on Friday featuring Departure: The Journey Tribute Band and The Devonshires: Legends in Rock. The event continues on Saturday with several stages featuring over two dozen musical acts. The streets and parks are lined with arts and crafts, food, children’s areas and a cruise-in. You will even find the Imperial OPA roaming through the crowds with fire jugglers, mimes, stilt walkers and other various street performers. You can also visit the historic Train Depot, Wills Valley Model Train Exhibit or even take a tour through the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration in the Coal & Iron Building. The night culminates with The Guess Who rocking out on our Main Stage playing their hits such as American Woman, These Eyes, No Sugar Tonight and Clap For The Wolfman.

    For more information email: maurey@boomdays.com or call 256-996-1635


    • Friday, September 15, 2017
    • Sunday, September 17, 2017
    • Downtown Bristol TN/VA

    Held annually the 3rd weekend each September, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival is an electrifying music experience that features the very best in roots music.

    From folk – rock and alternative country to Americana and traditional old – time string band music, Bristol Rhythm is amped to the beat of our region’s past, present, and future. Families, tour groups and music aficionados from all over the world tell us it’s their favorite music event of the year!

    Phone: (423)573-1927

    Email: info@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org



    • Saturday, September 16, 2017
    • Discovery Park of America, Union City, TN

    It’s back. The Great American Airshow takes flight on Saturday, September 16, and it is an event you will want your entire family to enjoy! Join us on the Great Lawn and look to the skies as the planes from different decades twirl and dance above. Tasty food will be there for you and your family to purchase. You can also enjoy the music by the Elam McKnight Band! Don’t forget those lawn chairs and picnic blankets! We are looking forward to another Great American Airshow! This event is free to attend if you would like to watch it from the Great Lawn, and the show begins at 5:00.


    • Friday, September 22, 2017
    • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • Linden, TN

    WWII history will come to life at this incredible, hands-on living history event. Attendees will experience two WWII re-enactments, an army encampment, live big band music, an authentic recreation of the 1940's Cafe de Normandie, vintage vehicles, antiques vendors, WWII jeep rides and more. Most importantly, they will have a rare opportunity not only to hear WWII veterans share their stories, but will be able to speak with them and express their appreciation in person. Join us in Linden, TN, Sept. 22nd - 23rd, 2017, for an unforgettable day of honoring our heroes, connecting personally with the past and experiencing a taste of life in the 1940's.


    • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • Sunday, October 01, 2017
    • Historic Downtown Duluth, Georgia

    More than 350 arts and crafts booths and food vendors highlight the annual Duluth Fall Festival. This family-friendly event includes a parade, music, dancers, puppeteers, and a 5K road race. The two-day celebration is held in historic downtown Duluth, Georgia on the last weekend in September and is consistently voted one of the best Festivals in the region.

    To promote the upcoming Festival season, a Concert featuring “Departure,” a Journey tribute band, will be held on Friday, September 23, at 6:30 on the Town Green. Admission is free.

    The Festival Carnival, which has rides and activities for all ages, opens Thursday, September 28.

    Saturday morning, September 30, a Parade featuring high school bands, orchestras, cheerleaders, and sports teams, as well as antique automobiles and local dignitaries kicks off the Festival. Immediately following the Parade, an Opening ceremony officially starts the fun. The Festival is filled with a wide variety of continuous entertainment showcased on three stages. Arts and craft booths offer an amazing variety of hand-crafted merchandise. Food vendors offer kettle corn, BBQ, roasted corn, gyros, and, of course, funnel cakes.

    Sunday morning starts with a 5K road race/walk through downtown Duluth. Afterwards, a local church holds a non-denominational community worship service. Afterwards, booths the Festival booths open again for another day of fun and food.

    Parking in downtown Duluth is limited; FREE shuttle service is available from three offsite parking locations. For more information about the Duluth Fall Festival, see the following website: www.duluthfallfestival.org

    The Duluth Fall Festival is an annual event since 1983. More than 400 volunteers work throughout the year planning the Festival. All proceeds from the Festival go towards improving and beautifying historic downtown Duluth.

    For more information, contact info@duluthfallfestival.com

    • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    • Memphis Botanic Garden

    The 2017 Memphis Japan Festival celebrates the history, culture and people of Japan. The Festival is presented by the Japan-America Society of Tennessee and will be held outdoors, rain or shine, on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the TruGreen Lawn of the Memphis Botanic Garden, with performances on the Jim Duncan Stage and tours of the Japanese Garden throughout the day.

    Admission is $5 per adult and $2.50 for children 12 - 3 years old. Admission is free for Garden members and for children under 2 years. Enter the festival through the North Gate. Parking is free of charge in the North Lot. Admission includes the Memphis Japan Festival and the Memphis Botanic Garden, including the special "David Rogers’ Big Bugs at the Garden" sculpture exhibit. These special discounted admission prices are available on Festival Day only and are compliments of Memphis Botanic Garden.

    Festival highlights include a full day of Japanese music and dance, martial arts demonstrations, a roving Japanese Candyman, Japanese cultural exhibits, Japanese and anime merchandise, children’s activities and Japanese and Japanese-inspired food from local restaurants and food trucks. The Memphis Japan Festival is a signature event for the tri-state region offering a fun, family-friendly, interactive and hands-on experience of Japanese culture. For more information, http://www.memphisjapanfestival.org/contact-us.html.

    • Saturday, September 30, 2017
    • Sunday, October 08, 2017
    • The Town of Tyrone

    Event kicks off on September 30th with BBQ Contest, Strongman Competition, Miss Tyrone Pageant, Fishing Rodeo, Parade, Fireworks, Entertainment and much more. October 2nd is Jazz in the Park followed by One Worship on October 3rd. The carnival rides begin on October 5th and the main festival runs October 6th – 8th with carnival rides, vendors, bands, entertainment and much more! Tyrone Recreation (770)-487-4694 tyronerec@tyrone.org


    • Sunday, October 01, 2017
    • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    • Discovery Park of America, Union City, TN

    Join in the fall festivities at the McDonald’s Pumpkin Village on the grounds of Discovery Park of America! Included with your admission, you can go outside and enjoy pumpkin displays that create a village unlike anything you have ever seen! We have had small pumpkin huts, scarecrow figures, and even Neyland Stadium made out of pumpkins and gourds! This year will surely be a surprise. McDonald’s Pumpkin Village is included in your general admission price, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, Atlanta, GA


    Restaurants from all over Atlanta will be serving up bites of melty, cheesy, goodness all day long for your tasting pleasure! Try a few, or try them all and cast your vote for Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta!


    In addition to a full day of delicious eats, we've got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the day. 



    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • Sunday, October 08, 2017
    • River Park, Centerville, TN 37033

    The National Banana Pudding Festival celebrates the ultimate Southern Treat, Banana Pudding.  Guests will enjoy two fun-filled days of entertainment on two stages, arts, crafts, food, games, activities for kids of ALL ages and of course, Banana Pudding.  The nation’s Banana Pudding Champion is selected at a live cook-off Saturday morning followed by an auction of the competing cook-off puddings.  Stroll through the “Puddin’ Path” and taste ten different banana puddings made local non-profit organizations.  This award winning festival has received the SFEA Best Festival Award and been named a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.

    For more information, contact:

    Peggy Owen



    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • Atlanta Athletic Club Heisman Field

    Check-out paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art & more at the annual Johns Creek Arts Festival October 21st & 22nd! The Atlanta Athletic Club’s Heisman Feild will flood with whimsical & fun artisans from around the country.

    Staying in-town for the festival weekend? Find great offers from our newly renovated Johns Creek accommodations!

    Hilton Garden Inn Johns Creek: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/A/ATLJCGI-ARTS17-20171019/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

    Hyatt Place Johns Creek: https://atlantaduluthjohnscreek.place.hyatt.com/atlzjgafjc2017.html


    Johns Creek CVB




    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • Beach Village, Jekyll Island, GA

    Show your holiday spirit at the Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade. Meet at Great Dunes Park at 4:30pm to register and line up. Parade departs Great Dunes Park at 5:30pm and travels to the Beach Village where live music, prizes and holiday shopping will take place. Bikes and Red Bugs are welcomed.

    Participants must be registered and lined up by 5:15pm; all entries must have lights.
    • Santa’s Choice – $500
    • Most Festive – $300
    • Most Creative – $200
    • People’s Choice – Gift Certificate

    Georgia State Patrol invites parade-goers to bring new, unwrapped toys for their Tours for Tots drive. Stop by the GSP Polaris at the Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade to drop off your donation. Monetary contributions are welcome.

    Event is free & open to the public. For questions, please call 912-635-3636.


    • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • Nashville Public Square

    The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture on the front lawn of the Metro Courthouse at Nashville Public Square. Admission is free. The Cherry Blossom Walk, hosted by Sister Cities of Nashville will begin at 9:00 a.m. Kaminari Taiko will open the Festival at 10:00 a.m.

    Festival highlights include Japanese music and dance, a roving “Candyman,” martial arts demonstrations, art, anime merchandise, children’s activities, sumo-suit wrestling, the Pups in Pink Parade, a Cosplay Contest and a variety of Japanese cuisine featuring special menus from some of Nashville’s favorite food trucks.

    Organized and sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Tennessee, the Consulate-General of Japan and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Festival proceeds benefit the mission of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Committee to plant 1,000 cherry trees – 100 each spring over 10 years – to help beautify Nashville’s landscape. 900 cherry blossom trees have planted so far in Nashville parks and neighborhoods.

    For more information, http://www.nashvillecherryblossomfestival.org/contact-us.html.

Past events

Saturday, August 12, 2017 Atlanta Summer Wine Fest
Thursday, August 03, 2017 World's Longest Yard Sale
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 SFEA Super Seminar
Saturday, July 15, 2017 KC and The Sunshine Band
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Patriot Festival 2017
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 July 4th Celebration
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Festival on the 4th
Monday, July 03, 2017 Duluth Celebrates America
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
Friday, June 16, 2017 Summer Music Series Concert on the Poarch Kick Off
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Duluth Arts Festival
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Southern Nights Concert featuring Adam Wakefield from NBC’s “The Voice!”
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Main Street Festival
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Rivers & Spires Festival
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Dahlonega Literary Festival
Sunday, February 19, 2017 2017 SFEA Annual Conference
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Dickens of Christmas
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 SFEA Seminar Franklin, TN
Saturday, November 12, 2016 Dahlonega Literary Festival Writers' Workshop
Saturday, November 05, 2016 Grains & Grits
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 SFEA Seminar Statesboro, GA
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 SFEA Seminar in Centerville, TN
Saturday, October 29, 2016 Pumpkinfest
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Johns Creek Arts Festival
Saturday, October 08, 2016 Jurassic Journeys
Saturday, October 08, 2016 Beer, Blues & Brats
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 SFEA Seminar Grand Rivers, KY
Saturday, October 01, 2016 McDonald's Pumpkin Village
Saturday, October 01, 2016 Norcross Art Splash
Saturday, October 01, 2016 Smoky Mountains Woodcarving Festival
Friday, September 30, 2016 North Carolina Seafood Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Duluth Fall Festival
Friday, September 23, 2016 Fall Festival & Old Timers Day
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash
Friday, September 16, 2016 Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival
Friday, September 16, 2016 Arts in the Heart of Augusta, an Award Winning Festival
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon
Saturday, September 10, 2016 International Cowpea Festival
Saturday, September 03, 2016 Brownsville's Gospel Jubilee
Saturday, August 20, 2016 Sounds of Summer featuring FIY Betty Band
Saturday, August 13, 2016 Purple Experience Concert
Friday, August 05, 2016 Main Street Music Festival
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Kool and the Gang
Friday, July 08, 2016 Food Truck Friday/Fridays N Duluth
Monday, July 04, 2016 Boom in the Park
Sunday, July 03, 2016 Sparks in the Park
Friday, June 24, 2016 Summer on Broadway
Friday, June 24, 2016 Hops in the Hills
Friday, June 24, 2016 Food Truck Friday/Fridays N Daulth
Thursday, June 23, 2016 Classic Rock Meets the Classic South
Saturday, June 18, 2016 Sands of Summer featuring Joe Hall
Friday, June 17, 2016 Food Truck Friday/Fridays N Duluth
Saturday, June 11, 2016 Summer Stage Concert featuring Yacht Rock Revue
Saturday, June 11, 2016 Blues Traveler
Friday, June 10, 2016 Food Truck Friday/Fridays N duluth
Thursday, June 09, 2016 Players Guild Youth Camp and Show
Saturday, June 04, 2016 Lanier High School Maker Fest
Friday, June 03, 2016 Food Truck Friday/Fridays in Duluth
Friday, June 03, 2016 Summer Beach Blast
Saturday, May 28, 2016 Alpharetta Arts Streetfest
Saturday, May 28, 2016 Oak Grove Tourism's Spring into Summer Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2016 The Mavericks
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Southeast Tourism Society's Marketing College Festivals Track

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