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See festivals, fairs, holiday and special events in metro-Atlanta Georgia through 2014. Please call listings contact numbers for times, fees and other information.
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September
Labor Day Celebration and Customer Appreciation Weekend - 9/1/14 at 10am
Soak up the last rays of summer at The Beach's Labor Day weekend celebration. Live entertainment and a fireworks display. The cost is $5 per person all day. Phone: 770-477-3766 - Address: Clayton County International Park - The Beach, 2300 Highway 138 S.E., Jonesboro GA
For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking - 9/1/14 at 10-11:30am
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 16 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. Cost is $20 per person and $5 parking fee.

Sweetwater Creek by Kayak - 9/1/14 at 11am-1pm
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewaterrapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Cost is $18-$23 per person. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance.
Phone: 770-732-5871 - Address: Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Fantasy Magic World - 9/1/14 at 5-11pm
Fantasy Magic World "Where Magic & Reality Meet" is coming to Duluth, Georgia, and will make history by becoming the first event of its kind in the area. For the first time in USA you will be able to ride "The Laser Tag Fantasy Ride." This attraction has been built to bring unprecedented entertainment and fun to the lives of children and adults. It will be magical! Handicapped Accessible event. Cost is $14.99 - $34.99. Call for more info. Phone: 678-584-0827 - Address: Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
The Civil War and the Forging of Character - 9/2/14 at 6pm
Dr. Davis will present a talk on "Four Generals, the Atlanta Campaign, and the Forging of Character." Dr. Davis's recent book, What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman's Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta, has been called "by far the most well-researched, thorough, and detailed account ever written about the 'wrecking' of Atlanta." Last year the Georgia Writers' Association recognized Dr. Davis with its Georgia Author of the Year Award in the history category. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Admission and parking free, but reservations are suggested. Please call for more information. Phone: 404-262-3032 ext. 1717 - Address: The Lovett School, 4075 Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327
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Wilbur G. Kurtz: History in GWTW - 9/3-9/6, 9/10-9/13, 9/17-9/20, 9/23-9/27 & 9/30/14 at 10am-5pm
History in Gone With the Wind will open in the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Atlanta illustrator Wilbur G. Kurtz served as the historian to the the motion picture, Gone With the Wind. The exhibition reveals Kurtz's involvement and influence on historical accuracy and depiction of Atlanta in the film. Admission cost is $11-$16.50 per person. Phone: 404-814-4000 - Address: Atanta History Center, 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
East Point Farmers Market - 9/3 & 9/20/14
On the first Wednesday and third Saturday of the month from May through October, enjoy fresh, local produce, baked goods, eggs, meat, jellies, james, honey, coffee, chef demonstrations, free children's activities and much more! Open first Wednesday of each month at 4-8pm, and the third Saturday of each month at 9am-1pm. Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-270-7059 - Address: 2757 East Point St, East Point, GA 30344
Civil War Round Table of Cobb County September Meeting - 9/4/14 at 7pm
Philip H. Sheridan generally ranks among the pantheon of Union greats from the Civil War. The question Civil War historian Eric J. Wittenberg will consider when he visits will focus on whether Sheridan deserves the lofty reputation he enjoys. Wittenberg will present "Little Phil: A Reassessment of the Civil War Generalship of Philip H. Sheridan." In this lecture, he will point out how Sheridan's accomplishments, combined with the flaws of his character, do not warrant the superb reputation he still enjoys. With a talk intended to make you think, Wittenberg will leave you questioning the conventional wisdom. Handicapped Accessible event. First-time visitors may attend for free! Free parking. Phone: 276-492-4910 - Address: KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144
Twighlight Lake Paddle - 9/4 & 9/6/14 at 7-8:30pm
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 per person, which includes gear, and $5 parking fee. Phone: 770-732-5871 - Address: Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, GA
"Almost Full Moon" Night Paddle - 9/5/14 at 7:30-9:30pm
Join us for an evening of enchantment as we paddle the lake at night under the light of the moon. You will have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. This is limited to 12 people who can swim and are ages 18 or older. A flashlight is required. Call for reservations. Cost is $25 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 770-732-5871 - Address: Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, GA
Historic ruins at Sweetwater Creek State Park
Buford Corn Maze - 9/5 - 9/6, 9/12 - 9/13, 9/19 - 9/20 & 9/26 - 9/27/14
Enjoy having fun at a five-acre corn maze, Atlanta's longest hayride, New playground for kids, Bounce house (included with admission), Corn box, Face painting, Pony rides, Farm animals to view, Pumpkins, Concessions, Live music, and Karaoke. In late September, the Haunted Forest comes to life for Halloween. Call for hours, cost and more info. Phone: 678-835-7198 - Address: Buford Corn Maze, 4470 Bennett Rd, Buford, GA 30519
Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine - 9/5, 9/12 & 9/19/14 at 6:30pm
Nearly every Friday night from May through September, local competitors power up for weekly drag racing among several divisions. Everything from full-blown dragsters to grandma's grocery-getter will compete in side-by-side, heads-up drag racing along Atlanta Motor Speedway's pit road eighth-mile drag strip. The Show-N-Shine Car Show offers fans a chance to show off their rides in the comforts of the NASCAR garage. Participating Show-N-Shine vehicles will be displayed on the frontstretch before the start of opening ceremonies, allowing fans an opportunity to walk on the track and look at the show cars up close. Cost is $8 for adults and $20 for competitors. Free parking. Call for dates. Phone: 770-946-3950 - Address: Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Hwy 19/41, Hampton, GA 30228
Market Days in Downtown Newnan - 9/6/14 at 10am-2pm
Join us for the best homegrown, homemade or handmade products this side of Atlanta. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-253-8283 - Location: Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263
2nd Annual 3-D and Static Archery Tournament - 9/6/14 at 8am
Panola Mountain State Park is holding its 2nd annual archery tournament featuring 3-D and static range competitions for ages 9 and up. Participants must register and pay in advance. Walk-in registration will be limited to spaces available. Costs are Early Registration at $25-$35 or Late Registration at $30-$40 and Parking Fee $5.

Moonlight Mountain Hike - 9/6/14 at 7pm
Join us for an enchanted evening as we hike to the mountaintop under the moon. We'll head out just before sunset and enjoy the stroll as the moon begins to rise. Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Meet at the nature center 15 minutes before each program. Participants must register and pay in advance. Cost is $7 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 770-389-7801 - Address: Panola Mountain State Park, 2600 Hwy 155 SW, Stockbridge, GA 30281
ZZ Top & Jeff Beck - 9/6/14 at 7:30-11pm
Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring route will offer fans a full Jeff Beck set, followed by a full ZZ Top set, with a finale that joins the English fret master with the Texas rockers for a collaboration each night of the tour. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, speaking on behalf of band mates Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, noted that Beck has long been a source of musical inspiration from the time when Beck played in the Yardbirds, the seminal hard blues-based Britrock band. Gibbons commented, "Ever since experiencing 'Jeff's Boogie,' the prospect of performance with Jeff Beck on the deck brings us into focus with the curator of crunch." Ticket Price ranges from $29.50 - US $79.50. Phone: 404-733-5010 - Address: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Salute Jonesboro's Heritage - 9/6 at 10am-4pm on & 9/7/14 at 10am-8pm
Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War's Battle of Jonesboro with a living history demonstration. You'll hear the stories of the McCord family and their experiences during the Civil War and tour the home where they lived. House tours will run through the day alongside two reenactments, a firing demonstration, Civil War medical treatment demonstrations, camp life and civilian life portrayals and cooking demonstration. End the day on Saturday with a BBQ at the Warren House. Enjoy a meal and tour the house that was used as a hospital to both the Confederate and Union forces during the Civil War. You'll hear the interesting history of this home. BBQ is from 4:30 pm - 8 pm Saturday. Admission and activity cost are $6-$15. Phone: 770-473-0197 - Address: Stately Oaks Plantation, 100 Carriage Lane, Jonesboro, GA 30260
Bike Ride to Anniston AL & back on Silver Comet Trail - 9/6 8am-3pm & 9/7/14 7am-3pm
Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Silver Comet Trail as you bike the longest paved trail in the U.S. You will pass through farmlands, quaint towns and a national forest on your 97 mile adventure the entire length of the trail. A barbeque dinner, massage and beverages await you by the pool at the hotel. Rest up because the next morning after a continental breakfast, you ride all the way back again. All food, snacks, beverages and lodging are included in the cost, as well as a follow van for support and luggage and a supporting trip cyclist on the ground. Only the massage is not included, at a cost of $1 per minute. All inclusive Tour Fee $195 (dbl occ.)- $225 (single). Suitable for ages 13 and up. Phone: 770-375-0010 - Address: Silver Comet Trail, 4480 S Cobb Dr, Smyrna, GA 30060
Les Liaisons Dangereuses - 9/6 - 9/7, 9/10 - 9/14, 9/17 - 9/21, 9/24 - 9/28/14
Passion and power collide in this sizzling classic. Two rivals and ex-lovers play a dangerous game of sexual conquest in pre-revolution France. The intrigue mounts as they trample innocent hearts in their wake. Based on the scandalous 1782 novel and later adapted into an Oscar-winning film, Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a stunning slow burn of carnal scheming. Launching the season at Actor's Express, this modern classic scorches the stage in a daring new production from the director of Pluto and Wolves and the fashion forward avant-garde costume designer of Spring Awakening and The Rocky Horror Show. Ticket prices are $26-$45. Show times are Wed-Sat at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Phone: 404-607-7469 - Address: Actor's Express, 887 W. Marietta St, Suite J-107, Atlanta, GA 30318
Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market - 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 & 9/27/14 at 8am-12:30pm
You will find farmers with fruits and vegetables, gardeners with fresh flowers and plants, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts to local raw honey and homemade sauces and jellies. Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-402-5389 - Location: Old Canton St, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Austin Mahone with special guests Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo - 9/7/14 at 7-11pm
At just 18 years old, singer/songwriter Austin Mahone is making his mark. Kicking off the year with an MTV VMA win for "Artist to Watch" and MTV EMA awards for, "Best Push Artist," and "Artist on the Rise," Mahone's new album "The Secret" was released in May. Not only does he have a solid fan base, known as "Mahomies," but the teen sensation is gaining a legion of loyal fans in the media as well. Ticket Price is $29.50 - US $65. Phone: 404-733-5010 - Address: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Snakes Alive - 9/7/14 at 2-3pm
Join Park Manager David Jordan in this up-close hour featuring live, non-venomous snakes. We will learn all about our local snakes, including the venomous ones, as well as the natural history of snakes and all about their behavior and senses. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Cost is $5 per person and $5 parking fee.

"Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike - 9/7/14 - Call for time
This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes inside the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. Meet inside the Visitor's Center. Register in advance. Cost is $6 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 770-732-5871 Address: Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, GA
PARKLIFE w/ Jake Bugg, The Lone Bellow, The Wild Feathers, LP, The Weeks, The Shadowboxers - 9/7/14 at 2-10pm
PARKLIFE is a one-day expedition into live music the way it's meant to be experienced. Held in Atlantic Station's Central Park, right in the heart of Atlanta, this event allows us to reconnect with the touring artists we know and love while introducing the big names of tomorrow, all for the price of your average single-headliner show. Handicapped Accessible event. Enjoy six great headliners for the price of one! Tickets: $25 for Advance General Admission, $30 door, and $150 VIP. Tickets and details are available online at http://parklifefest.com, and FreshTix at http://www.freshtix.com/events/parklife-atl-sep7. Phone: 404-824-0254 - Address: Atlantic Station Central Park, 245 18th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
Ladies Night Out 2 McDonough Square - 9/11/14 at 6-9pm
Participating merchants will have prizes, fun offerings and/or special discounts for guests. Don't forget to register for drawings. There will be a Grand Prize Giveaway with combined items from all the participating merchants! Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-898-3196 and 770-898-9311 - Location: McDonough Square, Griffin St, McDonough GA
Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb - 9/13 & 9/20/14 at 1-pm to 12midnight and 3pm to 12midnight
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must register in advance. $15 admission fee and $5 parking fee. Phone: 770-389-7801 - Address: Panola Mountain State Park, 2600 Highway 155, SW, Stockbridge, GA 30281
October
Buford Corn Maze - 10/1, 10/3 - 10/6, 10/8, 10/10 - 10/13, 10/15, 10/17 - 10/20, 10/22, 10/24 - 10/27, 10/29 & 10/31/14
Enjoy having fun at a five-acre corn maze, Atlanta's longest hayride, New playground for kids, Bounce house (included with admission), Corn box, Face painting, Pony rides, Farm animals to view, Pumpkins, Concessions, Live music, and Karaoke. In late September, the Haunted Forest comes to life for Halloween. Call for hours, cost and more info. Phone: 678-835-7198 - Address: Buford Corn Maze, 4470 Bennett Rd, Buford, GA 30519
Wilbur G. Kurtz: History in GWTW - 10/1-10/4, 10/8-10/11, 10/15-10/18, 10/22-10/25 & 10/29-10/31/14 at 10am-5pm
History in Gone With the Wind will open in the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Atlanta illustrator Wilbur G. Kurtz served as the historian to the the motion picture, Gone With the Wind. The exhibition reveals Kurtz's involvement and influence on historical accuracy and depiction of Atlanta in the film. Admission cost is $11-$16.50 per person. Phone: 404-814-4000 - Address: Atanta History Center, 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Les Liaisons Dangereuses - 10/1 - 10/5/14
Passion and power collide in this sizzling classic. Two rivals and ex-lovers play a dangerous game of sexual conquest in pre-revolution France. The intrigue mounts as they trample innocent hearts in their wake. Based on the scandalous 1782 novel and later adapted into an Oscar-winning film, Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a stunning slow burn of carnal scheming. Launching the season at Actor's Express, this modern classic scorches the stage in a daring new production from the director of Pluto and Wolves and the fashion forward avant-garde costume designer of Spring Awakening and The Rocky Horror Show. Ticket prices are $26-$45. Show times are Wed-Sat at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Phone: 404-607-7469 - Address: Actor's Express, 887 W. Marietta St, Suite J-107, Atlanta, GA 30318
East Point Farmers Market - 10/1 - 10/18/14
On the first Wednesday and third Saturday of the month from May through October, enjoy fresh, local produce, baked goods, eggs, meat, jellies, james, honey, coffee, chef demonstrations, free children's activities and much more! Open first Wednesday of each month at 4-8pm, and the third Saturday of each month at 9am-1pm. Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-270-7059 - Address: 2757 East Point St, East Point, GA 30344
Market Days in Downtown Newnan - 10/4/14 at 10am-2pm
Join us for the best homegrown, homemade or handmade products this side of Atlanta. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-253-8283 - Location: Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263
Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market - 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25/14 at 8am-12:30pm
You will find farmers with fruits and vegetables, gardeners with fresh flowers and plants, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts to local raw honey and homemade sauces and jellies. Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-402-5389 - Location: Old Canton St, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Ladies Night Out 2 McDonough Square - 10/9/14 at 6-9pm
Participating merchants will have prizes, fun offerings and/or special discounts for guests. Don't forget to register for drawings. There will be a Grand Prize Giveaway with combined items from all the participating merchants! Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-898-3196 and 770-898-9311 - Location: McDonough Square, Griffin St, McDonough GA
November
Market Days in Downtown Newnan - 11/1/14 at 10am-2pm
Join us for the best homegrown, homemade or handmade products this side of Atlanta. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-253-8283 - Location: Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263
Buford Corn Maze - 11/1 - 11/3, 11/5, 11/7 - 11/10, 11/12 & 11/14 - 11/16/14
Enjoy having fun at a five-acre corn maze, Atlanta's longest hayride, New playground for kids, Bounce house (included with admission), Corn box, Face painting, Pony rides, Farm animals to view, Pumpkins, Concessions, Live music, and Karaoke. In late September, the Haunted Forest comes to life for Halloween. Call for hours, cost and more info. Phone: 678-835-7198 - Address: Buford Corn Maze, 4470 Bennett Rd, Buford, GA 30519
Wilbur G. Kurtz: History in GWTW - 11/1, 11/5-11/8, 11/12-11/15, 11/19-11/22 & 11/26-11/28/14 at 10am-5pm
History in Gone With the Wind will open in the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Atlanta illustrator Wilbur G. Kurtz served as the historian to the the motion picture, Gone With the Wind. The exhibition reveals Kurtz's involvement and influence on historical accuracy and depiction of Atlanta in the film. Admission cost is $11-$16.50 per person. Phone: 404-814-4000 - Address: Atanta History Center, 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Ladies Night Out 2 McDonough Square - 11/13/14 at 6-9pm
Participating merchants will have prizes, fun offerings and/or special discounts for guests. Don't forget to register for drawings. There will be a Grand Prize Giveaway with combined items from all the participating merchants! Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-898-3196 and 770-898-9311 - Location: McDonough Square, Griffin St, McDonough GA
December
Wilbur G. Kurtz: History in GWTW - 12/3-12/6, 12/10-12/13, 12/17-12/20, 12/23-12/27 & 12/30/14at 10am-5pm
History in Gone With the Wind will open in the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Atlanta illustrator Wilbur G. Kurtz served as the historian to the the motion picture, Gone With the Wind. The exhibition reveals Kurtz's involvement and influence on historical accuracy and depiction of Atlanta in the film. Admission cost is $11-$16.50 per person. Phone: 404-814-4000 - Address: Atanta History Center, 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Market Days in Downtown Newnan - 12/6/14 at 10am-2pm
Join us for the best homegrown, homemade or handmade products this side of Atlanta. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-253-8283 - Location: Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263
Ladies Night Out 2 McDonough Square - 12/11/14 at 6-9pm
Participating merchants will have prizes, fun offerings and/or special discounts for guests. Don't forget to register for drawings. There will be a Grand Prize Giveaway with combined items from all the participating merchants! Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-898-3196 and 770-898-9311 - Location: McDonough Square, Griffin St, McDonough GA
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