Upcoming events

    • Monday, July 03, 2017
    • Duluth Town Green, Duluth, GA

    Celebrate Independence Day on Duluth Town Green with fireworks display, rockin' bands and activities for all to enjoy. The annual DCA event will take place on July 3rd from 6-11 pm. For more information, visit www.duluthga.net

    • Tuesday, July 04, 2017
    • World’s Fair Park, Knoxville TN

    The Festival on the 4th delivers a wide variety of family fun including entertainment, activities and treats at the City of Knoxville's 4th of July celebration at the World's Fair Park.

    The free festival begins at 4 p.m. and ends at approximately 10 p.m. at the conclusion of the fireworks display. This event is RAIN OR SHINE.

    Throughout the day festival goers will be treated to good music, good food, good fun and good times on the Festival and Performance lawns of the World's Fair Park.

    City of Knoxville’s Office of Special Events

    • Tuesday, July 04, 2017
    • Discovery Park of America, Union City, TN

    Discovery Park of America is celebrating the Fourth of July! It is always a great event for all families to attend. During the day, admission is $10 per person, and there will be bounce houses on the grounds, food trucks, shaved ice, and more! There will also be a special program at 1:45 for the “Ringing of the Bell,” that occurs across the nation! The Declaration of Independence will be read, and then the replica of the Liberty Bell will be rung 13 times for the original 13 colonies.

    After 5:00 PM, Discovery Park of America will close Discovery Center and all outside exhibits, but the Great Lawn will be open FREE until 10:00 PM! Guests can continue to enjoy the bounce houses and food vendors, as well as enjoy live music. The grand finale of the evening will be a great fireworks display at 9:00 PM! We look forward to celebrating the Fourth of July at Discovery Park of America!  


    • Tuesday, July 04, 2017
    • Patriot Park, 186 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Noon – Free Kids’ Karnival and food vendors open

    1:30-9:30 PM:         Free entertainment featuring:  Stock Creek Bluegrass Band ---Vinyl Tap--- A Veterans Tribute---Pigeon Forge Community Chorus---Sammy Arriaga---Departure (A Journey Tribute Band)---Thompson Square

    9:45 – Fireworks Showcase


    • Saturday, July 15, 2017
    • The Bowl at Sugar Hill, 5039 West Broad St. Sugar Hill, GA 30518

    KC and The Sunshine Band aim to serve a single purpose: to create instant happiness through music. For over 40 years the group has done just that, topping the charts with seven No. 1 singles which became iconic hits (like "Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake Your Booty," "Get Down Tonight," "That's The Way I Like It," "Boogie Shoes,". The band has also achieved three triple platinum albums, three GRAMMY® Awards, and an American Music Award. This band was in high demand and was sold out over a month before the show.  Approximately 2000 people will be in our local venue during this event.  The Bowl @ Sugar Hill is growing to be one of the best, intimate venues in the Atlanta Market.

    Doors open at 7pm, opening act at 8pm, KC & the Sunshine Band at 9pm.

    Contact: Megan Carnell, mcarnell@cityofsugarhill.com,   770-945-6716


    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA

    The Southeast Festivals and Events Association (SFEA) will host a One-Day “Super” Seminar on Wednesday, July 26th at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, GA.  This seminar on steroids will include stimulating speakers, a vendor trade show and an evening dinner/networking social.

    Keynote speaker will be Jeff English, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Kentucky Derby Festival, Louisville, KY. He is charged with overseeing all the Festival’s legal issues and serving as its risk management officer. Jeff will discuss some of the complex legal issues facing the festival and event industry.

    You will also learn how to do an economic impact study for your event from Greg Fuson of Chandler Thinks, Caitlin Smith will share how to market your event using street team promotions, Necie Brown will reveal her secrets for creating a new community event. A panel of seasoned industry experts will help you solve your toughest festival problems.

     We’ll end the day with dinner and networking at beautiful Cherokee Run Golf Club on the grounds of the Horse Park.

     If you are traveling a distance and need hotel accommodations, Hawthorn Suites near the Horse Park is offering an $89 rate. 

    • Thursday, August 03, 2017
    • Sunday, August 06, 2017
    • Lookout Mountain Parkway & Highway 127 from Gadsden, AL to Addison, Michigan

    A 690 mile long yard sale starting in Gadsden, AL and ending in Addison, Michigan on the scenic route of Lookout Mountain Parkway & Highway 127. You can head up to Noccalula Falls Park for the official start of the yard sale, then head up Tabor Road to travel along the Lookout Mountain Parkway. Whether you are looking for antiques, collectibles, flea market finds, or you are just a bargain-hunter, you'll have plenty to choose from!

    Contact: Greater Gadsden Area Tourism Board at 888-565-0411 for more information and a map of the sale.


    • Saturday, August 12, 2017
    • City Winery, 650 North Ave, Atlanta, GA_30308

    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. 3, $60 day of event
    First 100 just $35
    Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 21 at 10am

    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.


    • 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

    • 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



Past events

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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