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Below are lists of free festivals, fairs, holiday and special events in Georgia. Many events are located near you. Call listings contact numbers for info.
Historic High Country (NW Georgia Mountains)
Ringgold Opry - 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30/15
Hear live country, folk, and bluegrass music at the Ringgold Depot! Musicians are welcome to bring instruments. Handicapped Accessible event. Hours are 7:30-10pm. Free admission & parking. Phone: 706-935-3061 - Address: Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St, Ringgold GA 30736
WELSHfest - 3/13 at 6-9pm & 3/14/15 at 8am-5pm
This is the only Welsh-centered festival in Georgia. It takes place every third weekend of March in Downtown Rockmart and features Welsh and local entertainment, fun and educational events, a vendors village and is great fun for the whole family. Events include a Fun Run, The Big Welsh Bike Ride on the SIlver Comet Trail, The Welsh Tea Room, The Welsh Long Bow demonstration, Welly Wanging, lessons in Welsh cooking and language, Honey Show, lectures and tours. Take a bus tour to Historic Van Wert Chapel. On Friday night at the Historic Van Wert Chappel, enjoy hymn singing, learn the history of Sam P. Jones, and more. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-791-5300 - Location: South Marble St, downtown Rockmart, GA 30153
Spring Fling Volunteer Day - 3/14/15 at 10am-1pm
Come join in and volunteer with us as we get our Blue Bird and Wood Duck nesting boxes ready for the nesting season. Those with a green thumb can help prepare the Cherokee Farmstead garden plot for the upcoming growing season. Free admission and parking. Phone: 7606-624-1321 - Address: New Echota Historic Site, 1211 Chatsworth Hwy NE, Calhoun, GA 30701
Heath Lake Shoreline Litter Pickup - 3/14/15 at 10-11am
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the Heath Lake boat ramp. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Heath Lake boat ramp parking lot. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-802-5087 - Address: Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area, 4054 Big Texas Valley Rd NW, Rome, GA 30165
Arts in the Alley
Annual Easter Egg Hunt - 3/28/15 - Call for time
Children ages 1-12 can hunt for more than 6,000 hidden Easter eggs on the Saturday before Easter weekend at Rayford Roberts Ball Park in Tallapoosa. The hunt is sponsored by the Tallapoosa Police Department. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-574-2345 - Address: Rayford Roberts Ball Park, Broad St, Tallapoosa, GA 30176
Buchanan Cruise Night - 4/4, 5/2, 6/6, 7/4, 8/1, 9/5 and 10/3/15 at 5-8pm
Take a step back in time and see antique cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors on display. Walk around the historic courthouse on the square to see newly restored vehicles, enjoy music and concessions, and participate in prize giveaways every hour. While you're at the courthouse, see if you can find the Masonic block that was laid as the cornerstone for the building. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-550-3475 - Location: On the Square, historic downtown Buchanan, GA 30113
30th Annual Tallapoosa Dogwood Festival - 4/11/15 at 8am-6pm
Over the past thirty years, locals have provided musical entertainment throughout the day along with the food from local vendors. We invite everyone to join us for fun, food, music, children's amusements, arts, crafts, jewelry, plants and local flavor. The day begins with a 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Tallapoosa Lions Club. The Parade is usually around 2 p.m. Spend the day walking the historic streets of downtown Tallapoosa. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-315-3986 - Location: Head Ave., downtown Tallapoosa, GA 30176
Northeast Georgia Mountains
2015 Big Band Show - 3/6/15 at 7-8:30pm
The 2015 Big Band Show featuring the University of North Georgia's Gainesville Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo in the CEPA building. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-864-1950 - Address: Continuing Education/ Performing Arts, Gainesville Campus, 3040 Landrum Dr, Oakwood, GA 30566
Civil War at 150 - 3/12 & 4/9/15 at 5:30pm
The three-part lecture series, "Civil War at 150," begins Feb. 12 and is sponsored by UNG's Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy. All events are free. The first lecture, "How the Civil War Impacted Georgia, and How Georgia Impacted the Civil War," is set for Feb. 12 and features Dr. John Inscoe of the University of Georgia. The second lecture, "UNG Historians Reflect on the Civil War," is scheduled for March 12 and will feature numerous UNG history faculty. Dr. J. David Hacker of the University of Minnesota will conclude the series on April 9, the anniversary of the war's end, with his presentation, "The Human Cost of the American Civil War." In 2012, Hacker published research that increased the death toll of the nation's deadliest war to 750,000. All programs will be in the Cleveland Ballroom in the Martha T. Nesbitt Building on UNG's Gainesville Campus. Programs begin at 6 p.m. and a reception will be at 5:30 p.m. before each program. Handicapped Accessible event. Free parking. Phone: 706-864-1950 - Address: University of North Georgia, Martha T. Nesbitt Building, 2571 Mathis Dr, Cleveland Ballroom, Oakwood, GA 30566
Fireworks at event
Volunteer Work Day - 3/14, 5/9, 6/13/15 at 9am-12noon
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at the park's visitor center. Free parking and admission. Phone: 678-450-7726 - Address: Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506
Volunteer Work Day - 3/14, 5/9, 6/13/15 at 9am-12noon
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at the park's visitor center. Free parking and admission. Phone: 678-450-7726 - Address: Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506
Foliage Fest 2015 - 3/21/15 at 10am-5pm
Enjoy this music festival, tree sale and much more! A huge variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and produce will be available for purchase. Enjoy music, crafts, food and drinks. Meet special guest and gardening expert Walter Reeves. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-367-5714 - Address: Jefferson City Park, 302 Longview Dr, Jefferson, GA 30549
27th Annual Magical Easter Eggstravaganza - 3/28/15 at 8am-5pm
The exciting atmosphere is positively blooming. The hospital staff has a day of activities planned, including breakfast with the Easter Bunny, an arts and crafts festival, dancing with Cabbage Patch Kid costume characters, hourly prize drawings, and a free Easter Egg hunt on the grounds of BabyLand General Hospital with 25,000 eggs. The day's festivities also include an Easter Parade through the town square in Cleveland, GA. Fun hats are all the rage. If you want to be creative, enter the Cabbage Patch Kid's Easter Bonnet Contest. Breakfast with the Easter bunny is $10. Free admission and parking for Easter egg hunt. Phone: 706-865-2171 - Address: Babyland General Hospital, 300 N.O.K. Dr, Cleveland, GA 30528
Dahlonega Literary Festival - 3/28 - 3/29/15 - Call for times
Enjoy an annual celebration of books that takes place at various venues around the Historic Square of Downtown Dahlonega, Ga. The festivalcontinues to grow and will delight anyone who loves books and reading. Events are free unless otherwise noted. The festival presents an array of invited authors representing a variety of genres. Regional authors (ranging from local to other areas of the Southeast) also have the opportunity to purchase a table and interact with festival attendees. Attendees will hear their favorite authors in various panel discussions, attend book signings, have an RSVP lunch with their favorite author, and much more! Call for more info. Free parking. Phone: 706-864-0739 - Location: Historic Square, downtown Dahlonega, GA
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Midtown Greenway - 3/29/15 at 2-4pm
Ages 0-10. Free to include bounce houses, face painting and tattoos. Photos with the Easter Bunny - $5. Concessions for sale. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-535-6860 - Address: Midtown Greenway, 682 Grove St, Gainesville, GA 30501
Royston Easter Egg Hunt - 4/4/15 at 10-11:30am
The Royston Easter Egg Hunt has been a tradition for many years as children up to the age of 10 come out fo search for hidden eggs at the event site. We are pleased to have the Easter Bunny join us. This event is co-sponsored by Royston VFW, Lake Hartwell Shriners, Royston/Bowersville Masons and the Royston Main Street/DDA. Prize eggs are hidden and winners receive prizes. Refreshments are served to the children after the egg hunt. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-245-7577 - Location: Royston VFW, Hwy 29 S., E. Main St., Royston, GA 30662
Metro-Atlanta
The Cox/Armstrong Civil War Collection - 3/6, 3/9-3/13, 3/16-3/20, 3/23-3/27, 3/30-3/31, 4/1-4/3, 4/6-4/10, 4/13-4/17, 4/20-4/24, 4/27-4/30, 5/4-5/8, 5/11-5/15, 5/18-5/22, 5/25 - 5/29, 6/1-6/5, 6-8-6/12 & 6/15-6/20/15
The City of Smyrna installed three displays containing selections from a collection of Civil War artifacts collected by Gerald Cox. Gerald Cox (1945-1996) was an Atlanta Civil War artifacts collector who grew up in a family of Civil War historians. As a boy in the 1950s, he spent many weekends in Smyrna and visited the Carmichael Plantation, near I-285, where he searched the area of the battle that reached Atlanta, having passed through Smyrna in 1864. He found his first relic, a lead .58-caliber bullet and was hooked. He and his family continued exploring, building a huge collection of artifacts through the years. A portion of the collection is now displayed on the 2nd floor at Smyrna City Hall (2800 King Street, Smyrna Ga.) with two additional displays on the 2nd levels of the Smyrna Public Library (100 Village Green Circle, Smyrna Ga.) and Brawner Hall (3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna Ga.). Find information at www.SmyrnaCity.com / Residents / History and Points of Interest / Cox Armstrong Collection. Handicapped Accessible. Hours are 8am-5pm. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-434-6600 - 3 Smyrna Locations: 3180 Atlanta Road, 100 Village Green Circle, and 2800 King St, Smyrna, Georgia 30080
The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta's Historic Sites - 3/7 - 3/22/15
Join the Atlanta Preservation Center and our 84 Preservation Partners as we celebrate the unique history, culture and resources which make up our City. Enjoy tours ofneighborhoods, museums, historic buildings, parks and Civil War sites. Join the ongoing discussions about preservation and history within the City. Listen to some of the premier historians in the City as they discuss the various aspects of our history and explore how to shape the future. Events are free to the attend, though some sites may require payment for parking. All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Some events require reservations. For the most up-to-date information about the Phoenix Flies listings, check www.PreserveAtlanta.com. Phone: 404-688-3353 - Location: Across the City of Atlanta & 327 St. Paul Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Rail Arts District Studio Cruise - 3/14/15 at 11am-7pm
The tour features area studios with live artist demonstrations and artists selling their work in Avondale Estates, Decatur, and Scottdale. Back by popular demand: Trolleys! Begin at any of the seven locations, park, pick up a map and hop on a trolley! The trolleys will take you to all of the anchor stops, and there will be food trucks and drink vendors. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-803-5269 - Address: Rail Arts District, 2834 Franklin St., Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Family Reunion Workshop - 3/14/15 at 10am-12noon
Join us for our free workshop. Representatives from the catering, transportation, lodging, and recreational industries will be on hand during the workshop to provide attendees with expert advice on how to plan and service the needs of a family reunion. The workshop moderator, an experienced Events and Family Reunion Planner, will move the event through a series of topics ranging from how to accommodate traveling guests, what activities are available in the area, complimentary services available by the CVB, and all the tips and ideas needed to host a successful family reunion. Call to register to attend. Free parking. Phone: 678-449-3178 - Address: Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church St, Douglasville, GA 30134
Cherry Blossom Festival - 3/27 at 4-9pm, 3/28 at 10am-9pm & 3/29/15 at 12noon-6pm
We have planted 140 cherry trees on the park's 52 acres. This is a first-time event for our new city. Attendees will enjoy arts and crafts, great food and entertainment. Festival activities include: a 4k Run and 1k Walk, Pet Parade, and a Children's Village. You do not want to miss this event. Events Schedule: Friday - International Stage, Arts and Crafts Market, Food Fest, Children's Village and Pet Zone. Saturday - 4K Run 1K Walk, Arts and Crafts Market, Musical Performances, Food Fest, Children's Village and Pet Zone. Sunday - Pet Parade, Arts and Crafts Market, Musical Performances, Food Fest, Children's Village and Pet Zone. Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-637-0516 - Address: Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319
Coast & Islands
First Fridays in Historic Downtown Brunswick - 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4/15 at 5-8pm
On the first Friday of each month, visit the shops, galleries and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free fun event! Phone: 912-265-4032 - Location: Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, downtown Brunswick, GA 31520
First Friday Fireworks - 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4/15
Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks and River Street Fun! Fireworks show is during 9:30-10pm. Free fun event! Phone: 912-234-0295 - Address: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 E River St, Savannah, Georgia 31401
7th Annual Jazz N' Arts - 3/15/15 at 1-5pm
Local artists and crafters will display fine art under the oak trees. Favorite jazz musicians featuring Michael Hulett will play at the gazebo throughout the day. Bring a lawn chair and blanket to relax and enjoy! For more info, call Mary Kaye. Free admission & parking. Phone: 912-729-5103 - Location: Along the Satilla RiverWoodbine Satilla Riverwalk, Woodbine, GA
"Run About in the Royal District" Car Show - 3/21/15 at 8am-2:30pm
This event is a lavish display of cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors. The celebration of transportation is held annually on the third Saturday in March. This is a special show for all vehicles, celebrating transportation throughout the years. There will be a variety of styles for every enthusiast, including vintage and modern collections. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission & parking. Phone: 912-729-2848 - Address: 107 S Lee St, Kingsland, GA 31548
Plein Air Painters of the Southeast Exhibition & Sale - 3/27/15 at 4-8pm
Exhibition and Sale of Original Paintings. Free admission and parking. Phone: 912-634-8414 - Address: Anderson Fine Art Gallery, 3309 Frederica Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522
River Street Art Fest - 4/4/15 at 10am-10pm
River Street Art Fest is a celebration of all the visual arts! Rousakis Plaza will be filled with select local, regional and national artisan exhibitors displaying an array of fine arts. Come celebrate the arts on River Street with interactive activities for families and kids, community performances and live music featured on the Arbor Stage throughout the weekend. Free fun event! Phone: 912-234-0295 - Address: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River St, Savannah, GA 31401
Swampfest - 4/10 at 5-11pm & 4/11/15 at 9am-10:30pm
Don't miss this annual event featuring arts and crafts, games and activities for the kids, great food, live music and entertainment. Watch wonderful musical performances throughout the day, a great Animal Show hosted by the Jacksonville Zoo, Cloggers and other dancers, and Fire Clowns. See a classic car cruise-in and fireworks. Compete in or cheer for contestants in a Dilly Bar eating contest, Coca-Cola Chug and Krystal eating contest. Free admission & parking. Phone: 912-287-2969 - Location: Pendleton St and Elizabeth St, downtown Waycross, GA 31501
Presidential Pathway
Living History Weekend - 3/14 at 10am-4pm & 3/15/15 at 10am-3pm
Throughout the day, the staff and volunteers at Andersonville National Historic Site will lead you through the events that took place every day within the Andersonville prison (Camp Sumter) as well within the Confederate camps and offices. The living historians and re-enactors will explain to you the activities and challenges that the soldiers from both sides faced daily: How did these men endure the many hardships they confronted daily? Were these men any different than the normal soldier in the field? What was the reaction of the young boys and old men assigned to the operation of the overcrowded prison? Join us to gain a better understanding of the experiences of prisoners of war during the Civil War. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 229-924-0343 - Address: Andersonville National Historic Site, 760 POW Road, Andersonville, GA 31711
Spring Art Walk - 3/20/15 at 5-9pm
Enjoy great local art as you stroll through downtown Newnan visiting the merchants that host this event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-253-8283 - Location: Main St, Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263
MarchArt Event - 3/28/15 at 10am-4pm
There will be as many art mediums represented as possible. In addition, there will be various demonstrations scheduled throughout the day, children's activities, and of course, your art for sale. Our venue will be at the Downtown Square, Vienna, Georgia. You will need to provide your own tent, table(s) and chairs. Spaces will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. We plan to have food vendors at this event. Free fun event! Phone: 229-268-8275 - Address: Downtown Square, 203 W Cotton St, Vienna, GA 31092
Historic Heartland
Hellebore Days - 3/6 - 3/7/15 at 10am-4pm
Celebrate the coming of Spring through a spectacular display of thousands of hellebore flowers during the first weekend in March. Hellebores, also called Lenten Roses, have beautiful flowers in shades of white, pink, rose, purple and pale green which bloom during the season of Lent (February through April). A guided tour of the gardens will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 9 a.m. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-765-4444 - Address: Piccadilly Farm Nursery and Gardens, 1971 Whippoorwill Rd, Bishop, GA 30621
2915 Old Jail Tours - 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6, 7/4, 8/1, 9/5, 10/3 & 11/7/15 at 10am-2pm
On the first Saturday of each month, explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. The Rockdale County Historical Society acquired the property in 1975 to serve as the home to the Society and as a house museum. Free admission and parking. Call the Conyers Welcome Center for more info. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
Warner Robins Community Concert Association Presents: "Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra" - 3/8/15 at 3pm
Atlanta Mandolins was established in 1994, and is made up of mandolinists, guitarists and bassists, who have joined together to form the performing unit of the Atlanta Mandolin Society. Under the direction of conductor Robb Smith, music selections range from Turn of the Century Rags and Marches, Classical, Latin, Irish, Jazz, Brazilian, Ethnic compositions to Seasonal compositions. Free fun event! Phone: 478-923-3737 - Address: United Methodist Church, 205 N Davis Dr, Warner Robins, GA 31088
Artful Conversation: "When Night Has Come" - 3/11/15 at 2-3pm
Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, and Brittany Ranew, Kress Interpretive Fellow, for an in-depth discussion of Dale Kennington's "When Night Has Come." Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Forsythia Festival - 3/14 - 3/15/15 at 10am-5pm
This free fun event features a 2-day arts and and crafts show, children's fair, a 5K and 1-mile fun run, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, and much more. Enjoy mouth-watering foods, fine arts and crafts, and a fun time for the whole family. Join us Saturday night for FaithFest, our faith-based singing competition celebrating music, faith, and our community. Celebrate the whole week with community events and a beauty pageant. Free parking. Phone: 478-994-9239 - Address: Forsyth Commercial Historic District, 68 N. Lee St., Forsyth, GA 31029
Coming Home: Philip Lee Williams, A Celebration - 3/15/15 at 2-5pm
A noted author and native son will be honoredin this event. Williams, who grew up in Madison, is the author of 19 published books and a member of the prestigious Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. This afternoon event will celebrate Philip Lee Williams' many accomplishments, an award-winning author, a visual artist and composer. The Center doors will open at 2 PM. Williams will speak at 3, followed by a book signing and reception. An exhibit of Williams' visual art, manuscripts, and items associated with his writing career will be on display throughout the afternoon. The event is also timed for the release of his 19th published book, The Color of All Things: 99 Love Poems, which will be on sale along with several other recent books. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-342-4743 - Address: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 South Main St, Madison, GA 30650
Conyers St. Patrick's Day Parade - 3/17/15 at 4:30-5:30pm
Join the fun in Olde Town as Conyers features its annual world's fastest growing St. Patrick's Parade at 4:30 p.m. A sea of green will flow down Center and Commercial Streets to the Olde Town Pavilion for refreshments and entertainment. At the Pavilion, enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and the crowning of the king and queen of the day's festivities. The Rotary Club of Rockdale will hold their 6th Annual .01 Mile Fun Run from the Depot to The Pointe in Olde Town following the parade. Registration for the run is only $20 to secure a commemorative t-shirt. A number of Olde Town restaurants will offer Irish specials and live entertainment throughout the evening. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-602-2606 - Address: Olde Town Pavilion, 901 Railroad St, Conyers, GA 30012
After Event Cleanup - 3/17, 5/19, 6/10, 7/1 and 11/10/15 at 10am-12noon
Help the rangers clean up after the syrup day event. There are lots of things to wash up and put away. Event is after Syrup making day. Call to participate. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
Tour at Two: “Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda” - 3/18/15 at 2-3pm
Join us for the exhibition "Chaos & Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda," which is led by Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art. Lerda's art draws on his personal experiences growing up in Italy during World War II and his interest in the eternal battle between chaos and order. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Drawing in the Galleries - 3/19/15 at 5-8pm
Visitors are invited to sketch in the galleries. No instruction is provided. Pencils only. Handicapped Accessible event.
Third Thursday - 3/19/15 at 6-9pm
Here's a great opportunity to see visual art at seven excellent and established art venues. Call for more info. Free admission and parking for both events. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Family Day: Picturing Attachments - 3/21/15 at 10am-12noon
Learn about the work of Catalan-American artist Pierre Daura through interactive gallery stations in the exhibition "Pierre Daura (1896–1976): Picturing Attachments." Then create your own Daura-inspired work of art. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection - 3/22/15 at 3-4pm
Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection - 3/25/15 at 2-3pm
Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Atlanta Spring Classic II - 3/25 - 3/29/15
See world class show jumping at its very best! Riders ages 6 to 60 years participate and range from first time show experiences to Olympians. The highlights of the Spring Classic will be the Children's/Adult Jumper Classic along with the $25,000 Grand Prix events each week. Show jumping is daily from Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to between 4-6 p.m. in the Charles Walker Arena and Arenas 4-7 for week 1. A $25,000 Grand Prix will be held on Saturday night on week 1. A new addition this spring will be the $10,000 United States Hunter Jumper International Hunter Derby. This class will be held in the Grand Prix ring on Friday at 7 p.m. The Atlanta Spring Classic is located in the Charles Walker Arena, and Arenas 4-7. Over $200,000 in prize money and awards will be offered. The CWD Grand Prix on Saturday night is held in the Olympic Stadium. Free Admission! Phone: 770-860-4194 - Address: Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy, Conyers, GA 30013
Classic South
2014 Equestrian Workday - 3/14/15 at 9am-2pm
Join other horse enthusiasts as they help maintain and improve the equestrian trails and camping area at the park. Lunch and goodies included. Volunteers should bring tools such as shovels, gloves and pruners. To register, contact Kathy White at kjwhite1@bellsouth.net or call. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-614-8348 - Address: A.H. Stephens State Park, 456 Alexander St NW, Crawfordville, GA 30631
Plantation Trace
First Friday: Swingin' Medallions - 3/6/15 at 7-9pm
Join us downtown for a free outdoor concert by the Swingin' Medallions! This band is sure to please with its upbeat rhythms and fun-to-dance-to vibe. The Swingin' Medallions are a 52-year Southern tradition with their signature high-energy style that delights audiences of all ages. Their act, as well as their music, is indeed timeless. Featuring an ever-popular horn section, the group effectively blends the sounds and music of yesterday and today. The band has performed throughout the nation in thousands of venues. Their diverse repertoire has made them overwhelming favorites for all ages. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the show! Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 229-227-7020 - Location: Corner of Remington Avenue and South Broad Street, downtown Thomasville, GA 31792
Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival - 3/6 at 6-10pm & 3/7/15 at 9am-10pm
This fun event features a professional and backyard BBQ cooking competition sanctioned by the Georgia BBQ Association, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and entertainment all day long! Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. And it's all free! Free parking. Phone: 229-382-8700 - Address: Fulwood Park, Tift Ave & 8th St, Tifton, GA 31794
Artist/Poet, Laurence Holden - 3/8, 3/14-3/15, 3/21-3/22 & 3/28-3/29/15 at 2-6pm
Laurence Holden is a fine artist working in mixed media, oils, watercolor, intaglio and mono-print printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and drawing. His work is represented in over 200 public, private and corporate collections. His work has long explored an elegiac response to the natural world. Laurence lives and works in Clayton, GA in the Northeast Georgia mountains along the northern edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The Center for art is located at and is open and free to the public each week-end from 2-6 PM. It can be visited at other times by calling 229 679-5069 and making reservations. One week notice is required. The Opening Reception for Holden's exhibition of paintings and poems is scheduled for Sunday March 8, 2015 between the hours of 2-6 PM. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free fun event! Phone: 229-679-2070 - Address: 3696 Pearl Street, Shellman, GA 39886
Magnolia Midlands
St. Patrick's Festival - 3/6 - 3/31/15 at 8am-8pm
The St. Patrick's Festival in Dublin takes place the entire month of March, with the main events taking place the weekend following St. Patrick's Day. The festival includes a hot air balloon fest, parade, leprechaun contest, road race, arts and crafts show and much more. You won't want to miss this family fun event! The first weekend in March is Pig in the Park BBQ Championship & Concert at the Market on Madison. Mark your calendar for Super Saturday, which features the St. Patrick's Parade, Arts & Crafts Festival, Gospel Sing, Leprechaun Road Race, Quilt Show, and much, much more. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free admission & parking. Phone: 478-272-5546 - Location: Academy Ave, downtown Dublin, GA 31021
George Snyder: Lyrical Geometry - 3/6 - 5/2/15 at 10am-6pm
George Snyder's geometric abstract works come in two forms: flat, often landscape – like on a painted surface or geometric constructions that lilt across space in the form of tubes. Growing up in West Virginia, Snyder was initially influenced by the colorful patterns in his grandmother's quilts. Quickly moving beyond her beautiful patterns, Snyder has been a leader in geometric pattern painting and tubular construction. His most recent pieces utilize paint technology from the automobile industry. Snyder has been the recipient of arts in public places grants, numerous awards and has been collected nationally by private and public collectors. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 912-212-2787 - Address: Averitt Center for the Arts, 33 E Main St, Statesboro, GA 30458
First Friday Concert Series - 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4 & 10/2/15 at 7:30-10pm
Downtown Dublin rocks the First Friday of each month as the Market on Madison's amphitheater highlights the finest in musical talent. A different musical talent will be featured each month. Enjoy classic rock, country favorites, jazz stylings and eclectic pop. Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs, coolers, and a picnic to experience Market on Madison under the stars. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-272-2560 - Address: Market on Madison, 314 W. Madison St, Dublin, GA 31021
St. Patrick's Kite Flying Jamboree - 3/7/15 at 1-4pm
Bring your favorite kite as the luck of the Irish blows in steady breezes for the Annual St. Patrick's Festival Kite Flying Jamboree at Springdale Baptist Church. This free family event fills the sky with bold color. Lucky the Leprechaun will visit, and snacks will be available for purchase. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free parking. Phone: 478-272-1417 - Address: Springdale Baptist Church, 1701 Springdale Rd, Dublin, GA 31021
St. Patrick's Cruzin' the Pines Car & Truck Show - 3/7/15 at 10am-2pm
Roll the window down, sit back, and cruise on over to Dublin, Georgia for the St. Patrick's Cruzin' the Pines Car & Truck Show. On-site Registration begins 10 a.m. until noon. On-Site Registration Cost: $20 - includes one meal ticket for the concession stand. Concession Stand will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. serving up hot dogs, hamburgers, iced drinks and fresh popcorn. Rock to the golden oldies with a live D.J. on site from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.. Awards Ceremony will begin at 2:15 p.m., followed by a victory cruise around beautiful Dublin. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking for general public. Phone: 478-277-5060 - Address: Southern Pines Regional Park, 575 Southern Pines Road, Dublin, GA 31021
Erin Go Bragh Run/Walk Challenge - 3/7/15 at 8:30am-2pm
Run like the wind during the St. Patrick's Erin Go Bragh Run/Walk Challenge in Dublin Ga. on March 7, 2015. Bring the kids and your four-legged pals for a pet-friendly race! Tee shirts provided with registration by March 1.Half Marathon, 8-mile and 4-mile runs begin at 8:30 a.m. and 1-mile run/walk and dog walk begins at 11 a.m. Dogs participate free, but must be on a leash and able to control in crowd. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Call for more info. Registration costs are $20 & $25. Free admission and parking for spectators. Phone: 478-278-6018 - Address: Dudley Baptist Church, 1425 2nd St, Dudley, Georgia 31021
Irish Balloon Fest & Glow - 3/7 at 6:30-10pm & 3/8/15 at 7-9am
Watch as color light the skies above Dublin, Georgia as a multitude of hot air balloons float in a race to the finish in a celebration of St. Patrick's Day during the Irish Balloon Fest and Glow! Weather permitting. Tethered rides may be available at the balloonists discretion. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-272-4002 - Address: Southern Pines Ag & Expo Center, 575 Southern Pines Rd, Dublin, GA 31021
Fitzgerald's Wild Chicken Festival - 3/21/15 at 10am-4pm
Whether loved or hated, Burmese chickens are a fixture of the Fitzgerald landscape, and The Wild Chicken Festival honors the unique residents that have been local attractions since the 1960s. The celebration of Fitzgerald's Famous Wild Burmese Chickens is free for everyone and is held in the downtown historic district of Fitzgerald. Events include a 5K walk/run, a wing eating contest, a crowing contest, an egg drop, arts, crafts, food and more. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free parking. Phone: 800-386-4642 - Address: 119 S Main St, historic downtown Fitzgerald, GA 31750
St. Patrick's Arts & Crafts Festival - 3/21/15 at 9am-6pm
Enjoy live music, artisans, and food take center stage at the Market on Madison and Bicentennial Plaza for a jig of epic proportions! Featuring live entertainment and music, beautiful landscaping, a huge dining pavilion and food court, guest information booths, and more, the Arts & Crafts Festival promises families a lively time! Experience a day full of family-friendly activities, including the St. Patrick's Parade, Annual Tennis Tournament, and Leprechaun Road Race. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs downtown as the St. Patrick's Parade frolicks downtown at 10:30 a.m. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-272-2560 - Location: Market on Madison & Bicentennial Plaza, 314 W. Madison St, Dublin, GA 31021
St. Patrick's Parade - 3/21/15 at 10am-12noon
Everyone's a wee bit Irish in Dublin during the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Get those Irish eyes smiling as hundreds of floats take to Jackson Street and Bellevue Avenue for the ultimate celebration of Irish pride. Be sure to wear your green and get ready to frolic! Watch the kids go crazy as handfuls of candy are thrown their way during this festive parade. Wave at all the frilly green floats as "Lucky" the leprechaun makes his way into town surrounded by floats full of creativity as they make their way through Downtown Dublin. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-272-4002 - Location: Jackson Street and Bellevue Avenue, Dublin, GA 31021
Fitzgerald Downtown Easter Egg Hunt - 4/2/15 at 4-6pm
Bring your kids to hunt eggs and to see the Easter Bunny in historic downtown Fitzgerald. Refreshments provided after the hunt. Sponsored by the Colony Business Association. Free fun event! Phone: 800-386-4642 - Address: Historic Downtown Fitzgerald, 115 South Main St, Fitzgerald, GA 31750
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