Atlanta is described as the New York City of the South. Nevertheless, residents here will tell you that Atlanta is actually very different. It is a truly unique city with a culture of its own. Typical Southern life and traditions are alive here and these are marked and celebrated in numerous annual events.
Here is a list of 6 popular events in Atlanta that you do not want to miss.
Considered to be the biggest celebration of New Year’s Eve, the Peach Drop creates a great platform for people to celebrate the end of the year in style. More than 100, 000 people flock the city for the Peach Drop celebration. It has a long history that dates back 28 years and continues to get bigger in terms of size and popularity. The day is full of activities ideal for both adults and children.
The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an 80-years old event that welcomes the spring. It has since achieved the objectives of Walter Rich for putting Atlanta on the map for its tall and beautiful dogwood trees. These trees bloom everywhere in the city during spring. The event has also led to the planting of even more dogwood trees throughout the city. During the event, several activities are carried out ranging from cook-offs, live music, and a family-fun section, among other attractions.
The Peachtree road race has been held every 4th of July since 1969. It involves jogging between Piedmont Park and Lenox Square Mall-a 6.2 miles distance. Featuring more than 60,000 runners, the race is considered one of the world’s largest racing events of all levels. However, the Peachtree Road Race is not just a runners’ tradition – it’s also a great way for people to come together.
The Summerfest is an ideal way to welcome the summer. This event happens every year on the first weekend of June. Dating more than 30 years, the Virginia Highland Summerfest draws artists from various parts of Atlanta to enjoy a great day packed with numerous activities such as a display of clothing, garden pieces, jewelry, homemade crafts, and various arts. Plenty of food vendors, children’s play area, and live music stages also complement the day.
The Yellow Daisy Festival is a family tradition that has been there for over 40 years. It draws over 400 artists from different parts in Atlanta to converge at the Stone Mountain Park’s walking trails. Its popularity has grown over time. What used to be a small weekend celebration has now ballooned into a 4-day event that comprises of crafters and artists, a children’s corner, numerous food vendors, and live music. It has been ranked as one of the largest three arts and crafts event in the city.
The Dragon Con event is held every September at the downtown Atlanta and features comic books, movies, television, and book shows. Fans during this event dress in elaborate costumes and fill downtown Atlanta for four days. Dragon Con is a great event that connects fans with one another and gives them the platform to enjoy everything there is in the comic, fantasy, and science fiction world.
Evidently, Atlanta trade show events have something for everyone – from fiction, fantasy, sports, to cuisine. So mark your calendars and choose which to attend!