Georgia’s Atlanta is a sprawling metropolis of history, heritage, eateries and events, and attracts thousands of tourists, immigrants and fellow Americans. It’s pretty, popular and plentiful, and also offers a number of festivals throughout the year.
The Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show is a wet and wavy offering of boats, cruisers, seacraft and all manner of water-bound vehicles. It has something for all the family, and is a great day for boat enthusiasts, casual fans or simply the curious. You can learn lots of interesting facts and figures with interactive zones, sailing simulators, seminars, discussions, kids’ zones, special guests, sailing lessons, fishing tips, DIY lessons and loads more. There are also performances and live music. Raise your anchor and get yourself there!
Music Midtown is a large and exciting music festival, often drawing over 300,000 attendees. Its offerings span many genres, and previous artists here have included massive stars like Foo Fighters, Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, Elton John, Sam Smith, Lana Del Rey, Eminem, Kesha and loads more. It currently has a two-day format and offers a plethora of food, drinks and attractions.
Atlanta Film Festival is one of the biggest and longest-running film festivals in the country, and welcomes almost 25,000 people every year, with new, international, independent, animated and documentary films. It has won many awards and features lots of important and influential special guests. Previous attendees have included the likes of Josh Brolin, Eddie Vedder, James Franco, Jasmine Guy and many more. The festival features a load of screenings alongside panels, parties, workshops, discussions, themed events and cult classics. If you’re keen to see and celebrate the next work of the planet’s best filmmakers, there aren’t many better places to do it.
Atlanta Jazz Festival is another legendary affair, and has the prestigious reputation of being one of the largest free jazz festivals in the whole of the states. For the entirety of May, the festival delivers top-notch performers like Alex Lattimore, Camila Meza, Assaf Kehati and plenty more local and international names. The event takes place across the entire city, with events held in places like transport stations, local parks and more. You can also expect jazz lounge nights and tributes to legendary artists.
Atlanta also offers varied and vivid events dedicated to things such as flowers, dragon boats, Christmas, children’s activities, arts, culture and African-American heritage. Get yourself there and experience it all for yourself!