MAY-Month To Month Around Town In North Atlanta & Surrounding Cities
Alpharetta Farmers Market
Two South Main Street-Alpharetta(Parking Lot At City Hall)
Fruits and Vegetables, fresh flowers and plants for the home.
Saturdays 8 am to 12:30 pm.
Visit Alpharetta Farmers Market Web Site
Fiesta Atlanta-Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Head downtown for a Latino-themed festival that celebrates Hispanic culture. Features include live performances, Latin food, arts and crafts.
Cherokee Master Gardeners Presentations
Learn the secrets of a Master Gardener through weekly demonstrations in the city of Ball Ground and Canton GA
Visit UGA Extension Office Site for scedules of events.
Marietta Greek Festival
Experience homemade Greek Foods, music, dancing, and imported jewelry and gifts.
Ask A Master Gardener Of Forsyth
City of Cumming Events.
Master gardener plant sale.
Visit for more information Forsyth County Master Gardener Site
This city-sponsored festival features over 150 handmade crafts and food vendors, a childrens activity area, live entertainment, a dog and dics show, and historical display.
Snellville Web Site
Spring and Summer Events.
Visit Cumming Playhouse Info.
Project 9-6-1 Cinco Party
Verizon Amphitheatre-Alpharetta GA
Sweet Auburn Springfest
With food and merchandise vendors, entertainers, art, music, and more, this is boasted to be the largest street festival in the Southeast.
Sweet Auburn Web Site
Cumming Celebrates Quilts
Historic Brannon-Heard House
Cumming Piecemaker Quilt Guild
Treats and music on the wrap around porch.
Visit Piecemaker Quilts Info.
Annual MayDay Celebration At Serenbe
Annual event at the unique and sustainable community of Serenbe. Filled with artist, vendors, live music, food from the communities restaurants, produce stand, grocery, and activities for the whole family.
Classic Car Show In Historic Downtown
Norcross, Georgia- www.NorcrossGA.net
Ventures Horse Show
Wills Park Equestrian Center.
Southeastern Hunter Jumper Series of locally rated shows and Southeastern Classic Series of USEF rated shows. Free admission.
More Information www.HorseShowVentures.com
Concerts In The Park
May - October
Norcross, Georgia from 7:30p.m.-9:30p.m.
Mothers Day At Atlanta Botonical Garden
High Tea Time in the Garden!
Reservations are required-404-370-0856
Catered by Sun In My Belly.
Annual Taste of Alpharetta
Old Milton Parkway at Willis Park.
The Taste of Alpharetta. Over 60 restaurants will participate. Sample foods from Alpharetta's finest restaurants. Enjoy kid's activities and rides. Visit arts and crafts show and businesses showcasing their product. Live entertainment will be scheduled on three stages.
Alpharetta Web Site
Jasper Optimist Club Scholarship FundBenifit Golf Tournament
Bent Tree Golf Course
The Duck Derby Concert On The Lawn
This event will include a music concert, car show, games and inflatables for the kids. Bring your own lawn chair or blankets. For more information visit www.advochild.org
Annual Mayor's Challenge Road Race
Mayor's Challenge Road Race
The race is a 5K/10K Peachtree Qualifier for the serious runner as well as a Fun Run/Walk for the whole family. The race proceeds support the Alpharetta Rotary. Visit Register on Active Site
Fulton County Schools/Last day of School
Rockin At The River
Chattahoochee Nature Center
An Evening of Southern Music to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. A Paid Patron party includes cocktails, elegant hors d'oeuvres and music as well as a silent auction. Visit Chattahoochee Nature Center Web Site
Shake at the Lake at Piedmont Park
Georgia Shakespeare brings the classics to this annual event on the pier at Lake Clara Meer. Tickets are free but must be claimed the day of the show at the park visitor's center. For more information Visit:www.gashakespeare.org
Atlanta Jazz Festival
This 30-year tradition usually scatters performances -- free and ticketed -- throughout May, and it culminates Labor Day weekend in Piedmont Park. For Details:www.atlantajazzfestival
Events for May
Georgia Renaissance Festival Info and Georgia Renaissance Festival Web Site
Decatur Arts Festival
Featuring Entertainment and performing arts, food, literary arts festival and a film festival.
Stillwell Theatre. Kennesaw State University. Free. The KSU College of the Arts joins the worldwide labyrinth movement by welcoming the community to walk its canvas labyrinth. Call 770-423-6650 for information or visit www.kennesaw.edu
FIGHTING FOR LIBERTY
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. World War II found Americans fighting for liberty both on the battlefield and on the home front. Learn more about the life of the soldiers who fought in the war for freedom in the 1940’s/ Call 770-427-2117 x 114 or visit www.SoutherMuseum.org for information.
MAY-RETTA DAZE AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Wide variety of artists and craftspeople, children's activities. Free admission and parking. For more information, please call 770-794-5601
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The Depot. Downtown Kennesaw. Free. Young rockers prepare to “strike a chord” as band after band take the stage to compete for stardom at the Kennesaw Youth Councils’ Battle of the Bands. Call 770-424-8274 for information.
Alpharetta Junior Womans Club
Events And Info. On Alpharetta Junior Womans Club of Alpharetta
ANNUAL DOGGY DASH
The Annual Doggy Dash is a 2 mile jog/walk for pups and their people, to benefit the Paulding Humane Society. Contests, shopping, silent auction, eats and raffles for great prizes! Location: Florence Road, the Silver Comet Trail Head in Powder Springs, GA.
Courtyard Atlanta Airport North. Free. Register at www.awishow.com. Call 678-251-7350 for information.
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Children of all ages who are home schooled can explore the Museum’s exhibits at a special rate. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.com for information.
MOMMY And ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.comfor information.
COBB RELAY FOR LIFE
This event benefits the American Cancer Society
Please contact the Cobb County ACS office directly to volunteer at (770) 429- 0089. All event details can be found at www.cobbrelay.org
ANNUAL MOTHERS DAY GEM AND MINERAL SHOW
Cobb Civic Center. Marietta. Over 30 dealers. Free parking and admission. Auction at on Saturday. Visit www.gamineral.org for more information
FREE SUMMER CONCERT
Village Green. Smyrna. Get a contemporary twist. This concert is stepping out in classic Smyrna style. Call
770-434-6600 or visit www.smyrnacity.com for information.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES
Southern Museum of Civil War And Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Join us for a lecture. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.com for information.
MVAA FREE SUMMER STAR OUTDOOR CONCERT
The Art Place. Marietta. Free. Join us for great entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Call 770-509-2700 or visit www.theartplace.us for information.
Lake Allatoona @ Dallas Landing
For more information please visit
MARIETTA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Locations- Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd
Marietta, GA 30008. For more information visit www.jackgrass.com
SPRAYBERRY COMMUNITY FUNFEST
Fun and entertainment for the whole family. 97.1 The River music, Home Depot kids clinics, end of the season football game, bench-a-thon, 24' climbing wall, tricycle-a-thon, driving simulators by the Safe America Foundation, K9 demonstrations, agility (frisbee) dog demonstrations, many other interactive games and activities plus food and more. Benefits the Sprayberry High School football program. Tickets Available. Time: 10am - 6pm For more information, please visit www.sprayberryfest.org
BELLIES IN BLOOM
The Georgai Beirth Network will host this Annual event. An exposition providing support, education and significant information on birth interventions for parents and pregnant wormen. This is for birth professionals and birthing families. For more information, please visit www.bellies-in-bloom.com or call 678-264-4944
ALL ABOARD DAYS
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 12-5pm. $8 admission. Activities include “train rides,” children’s railroad stories, model railroad displays and more. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.com for information.
2008 COBB CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO And AFTER HOURS
Cobb Galleria Centre. Atlanta. 4-7pm. Free & open to the public. The 2008 Cobb Chamber Business Expo & After Hours, brought to you by the Cobb Chamber and United Community Bank, is one of the largest chamber sponsored business expositions in the area. Network with hundreds of potential customers, vendors, executives and other business owners. This one-day event keeps participants on the competitive edge with networking, idea sharing, product introduction and service solutions. For more information call 770-980-2000.
MOMMY AND ME CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SERIES
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 10-11am. Free with museum admission. Imagine, explore, create! This program is designed for pre-school age children and their parents. The Museum’s history, themes, and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Call 770-427-2117, x 114 or visit www.southernmuseum.com/ for information.
GLOVER PARK EVENING CONCERT SERIES
Glover Park. Marietta Square. 8pm. Free. The place to be in Marietta the last Friday evening of each month April through August. The park is the perfect setting for families and friends to enjoy and listen to music under the stars. Call 770-794-5601 for information.
20TH CENTURY VETERANS MEMORIAL
Heart of Smyrna. 10am. Free. The Smyrna ceremony is organized by members of the community and it is those members of the community who officiate. They wish for you to join them on this day to honor and appreciate sacrifices and our commitment to peace through strength and sacrifice. Call 770-434-6600 or visit www.SmyrnaCity.com for information.