Top 5 Summer Festivals Worth The Drive

Summer fun is in full swing with BBQ, Theme Parks, and more!  The road is calling, and so are these upcoming summer festivals.  Check out these road trip worthy festivals, and let us know where you are going this summer.

1.  Georgia Restaurant Week

July 13-19, 2015

The inaugural Georgia Restaurant Week, brought to you by the Georgia Restaurant Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, aims to highlight the various dining options that are available to consumers throughout Georgia. This week will allow patrons, both local and from out of state, to explore various dining options throughout Georgia for a set price and experience the local Georgia products that are available in Georgia’s restaurants.

2.  Crazy Crawfish Festival

July 17-18, 2015

Head to Columbus, GA for an old fashioned Louisiana crawfish boil!  The Crazy Crawfish Festival brings in LIVE Louisiana Crawfish for this event. They also have adult beverages, BBQ, sandwiches, turkey ribs, frog legs and more.  There will be live music both days, a kid zone full of games and inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides, free games, sweets, arts and crafts vendors and raffles.

3.  Piedmont Park Arts Festival


August 15-16, 2015

The 2015 Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, for people of all ages, races, customs and interests. The midtown community of Piedmont Park is considered to be home to one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities in metro Atlanta. The Piedmont Park Summer Arts and craft festival is bringing back the tradition to Atlanta’s arts community.

4.  Arts in the Heart of Augusta

September 18-20, 2015

The Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, frequently described as “Augusta’s finest moment,” was founded in 1981 by the Greater Augusta Arts Council.  The festival takes place on Broad Street and the Augusta Common. Broad Street between 7th and 10th Streets will be closed off for the Fine Arts and Crafts Market, featuring over 120 fine artists and fine crafters who were selected by jury. There will be plenty of shade to make the festival an enjoyable experience for attendees, and there will be wide and varied handmade goods to suit every budget.

5.  Sandy Springs Festival

September 19-20, 2015

A community tradition for Sandy Springs since 1984, there is something for everyone at the Sandy Springs Festival.  Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented in the juried Artists Market, the Gas South Children's Park and Teen Territory features huge inflatables, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, and face painting for all ages.  The official start to the Festival is the annual Sandy Springs Lightning 5K/10K, the stages are filled with entertainment and all genres of music, and attendees can nibble on delicious bites throughout the weekend.

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