Looking for things to do this summer in Georgia? The Peak Steel Buildings team works hard, so we like to play hard when we get the chance. Summer is the perfect time to make memories with family and friends. The kids are out of school, it’s warm outside, and awesome events are happening across Georgia all summer long. We love a good summer festival, and we found six events we think you will love too.
2017 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Loews Atlanta Hotel is hosting the 2017 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival June 1-4. Midtown Atlanta will be abuzz with foodies looking to sample the best cuisine and wines Atlanta has to offer. More than 180 chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and pit-masters from across the country will tempt our taste buds during this exciting four-day event. Cooking demonstrations, all-you-can-eat events and sit-down service meals are just a few opportunities waiting for you at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.
Please note that this is a mom-and-dad type of event, and is not ideal for young kids. Food & Wine Festival tickets start at $85 (cash for the babysitter is extra), but this delicious event will be worth it.
Balloons Over Fayette Hot Air Balloon Fest
On June 17, head down to Fayette for the Balloons Over Fayette Hot Air Balloon Fest. In addition to tethered balloons, the festival will offer food trucks, live music, craft vendors, local food vendors and a Kid Zone. If you stay until dark, you can enjoy the Balloon Glow as scores of hot air balloons light up the night sky.
Balloons Over Fayette takes place at the Whitewater High School/Sara Harp Minter Elementary School Complex right in Fayette. Bring $5 to get in and $15 for your tethered balloon ride. After all, why go to a hot air balloon festival if you’re not going for a ride?
Salute to the Red, White and Blue 4th of July Hometown Celebration and Summer Carnival
East Point is home to a four-day Summer Carnival that culminates with an Independence Day blowout. From July 1-4 you can bring the kids down to enjoy the Summer Kids’ Zone. They can frolic in cool water features, jump in bounce houses and play fun games. On the 4th of July a vendor market, food court and live music will join the fun. A spectacular fireworks display accompanied by a synchronized musical score will tip off at 9:30 p.m.
Admission to the July Hometown Celebration is free!
Madison’s Town Park will host a huge end-of-summer celebration on July 28-29. Friday night is Kids’ Night, complete with bounce houses, a drum line, dance party and lots of other fun activities for your youngsters. Come back Saturday night for Date Night. Pack your picnic supper and a blanket for music and dancing with Sensational Sounds of Motown.
Tickets are $5 Friday for kids (parents are free) and $10 Saturday for adults (children 13 and under are free). This will certainly be a family-fun event right before the kids get back into gear for another school year.
Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Atlanta’s largest park is once again hosting the annual Arts Festival on August 19-20. The Midtown community surrounding Piedmont Park is one of the most enthusiastic art buying neighborhoods in Atlanta, which is why this is an ideal location for the Arts Festival. Artist demonstrations, live music and a wide variety of creative vendors will keep you enthralled all weekend. A children’s play area provides your kids a place to blow off some steam while you indulge in festival food and drinks.
Join the Piedmont Park art lovers for some outdoor family fun. This is another wonderful free event that’s also easy to get to!
Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival
The Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival is another fun event that combines two of our favorite things: great music and great food! This one-day event happens at Harmony Park in Decatur. Live music will play all day long. Several barbecue masters will be selling delicious food, including vegetarian options.
Admission is $12 in advance and $20 at the gate for adults.
The Peak Steel Buildings family hopes you can make some fun memories with your loved ones this summer. It’s important to hit the pause button on life’s obligations and carve out time for the fun stuff. Kids are only kids for a little while – make sure you don’t miss it. We hope you can get out to some of these fun activities during our beautiful Georgia summer months. Maybe we will see you there!