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The following Calendar of Events listings have been provided by event venues, individual organizers and readers of Georgia Magazine

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Families have limited time to explore the wondrous world of Mo Willems through hands-on adventures at Children’s Museum of Atlanta as The Pigeon Comes to Atlanta! A Mo Willems Exhibit is set to close on May 9. Inspired by the art and characters of the beloved children’s book author and illustrator, the exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to make Mo Willems-themed crafts and learn about the rich social and emotional lives of the fan-favorite characters. WHEN: Available through Sunday, May 9. 3 two-hour sessions on Friday-Sunday - Session A: 9:30-11:30 a.m. / Session B: 12:30-2:30 p.m. / Session C: 3:30-5:30 p.m. ALSO: 2 two-hour sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - Session A: 9:30-11:30 a.m. / Session B: 12:30-2:30 p.m. *Children’s Museum of Atlanta is closed on Wednesdays.
Kids & Family
05/09/2021 to 05/17/2021

Rock City's Southern Blooms Festival

Northwest Georgia
For the 12th year, come see Rock City in all its spring glory as we honor our original gardener, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter, during the Southern Blooms Festival! Rock City’s Enchanted Trail comes alive with color as blossoms open throughout the gardens. Discover a real-life fairy garden, enjoy the sounds of live harp music, and buy a plant to start a little enchantment in your own yard. Specialty spring treats from food locations around the gardens will delight! Leashed pets welcome. This event has been selected as a recent Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society!
Outdoors
Kids will celebrate all the amazing moms, grandmas, aunts and other mother figures in their lives. Little ones can enjoy a reading of Irene Smalls' Jonathan and His Mommy and build their own picture frames. CMA On Stage Storytime: "Jonathan and His Mommy" by Irene Smalls. Session A: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. / Session B: 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. / Session C: 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Creativity Café - Children will make heartfelt picture frames for Mother's Day. Session A: 10 a.m. / Session B: 1 p.m. / Session C: 4 p.m.
Kids & Family
As one of the newest self guided tours in Forsyth, this African American Heritage Guide takes you through a journey of African American history throughout Monroe County. This self-guided tour is meant to be a starting point in exploring the journey of African Americans in our community. It contains some brief biographical information on those who shaped our history; a timeline critical to putting events into context; and a brief driving tour to link people and places. The guide and map can be found at https://bluetoad.com/publication/?m=65690&i=689515&p=1&pre=1.
Education
Join fellow Georgians and others across the Southeast at 12 noon for a free, live digital program featuring representatives from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Institute for Holocaust Documentation who collect, preserve and make accessible to the public our vast collection of record on the Holocaust. Learn how the Museum continues its acquisition efforts despite the pandemic and about a project that, in a race against time, collects eyewitness accounts abroad to expand what is known about Holocaust history. Hear from Museum staff who work with prospective donors of materials such as photos, letters, diaries, films, testimonies and other objects that document the Holocaust, enabling us to teach this history with authenticity and relevance to every new generation. Participants can make appointments in the weeks following the program to discuss donating artifacts to the Museum, contributing oral testimony, or requesting assistance researching family fates. Reservations required.
History
05/15/2021

Lumpkin Street Cruise-in Car Show

Magnolia Midlands
We are blocking off Lumpkin Street to give you plenty of room to show off your ride!! Cruise-in runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you’ve got a hot rod, muscle car, modified, classic driver, specialty, truck, bike and one-offs bring them all! Everyone is welcomed! Come out to show off your ride. Food, raffles and door prizes. Bring the whole family including your pet (as long as they are on a leash and are used to crowds.) Open to the public.
Auto Show
05/15/2021 to 05/16/2021

Wing & Rock Fest

Atlanta Metro
The Wing & Rock Festival is an annual two-day, family-friendly, food and music event that has something for everyone. This event is the 3rd largest chicken wing festival in the country featuring some of region's best-tasting wings. The amphitheater stage will feature live rock tribute DJ Suspense, plus School of Rock performances. Check out the Arts & Crafts bonanza, and kids can spend time in the Kid Zone. Wing vendors compete in several competitions throughout the weekend to determine who has the best-tasting buffalo sauces and non-buffalo sauces, plus try and win you over for the coveted People's Choice Award. Enter the City of Canton wing-eating contest for a chance to win some great prizes. Chicken wings & other food items are available for purchase at each participating food vendor, so you will have variety of food items for the entire family.
Festivals
05/15/2021 to 05/23/2021

Rock City's Southern Blooms Festival

Northwest Georgia
For the 12th year, come see Rock City in all its spring glory as we honor our original gardener, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter, during the Southern Blooms Festival! Rock City’s Enchanted Trail comes alive with color as blossoms open throughout the gardens. Discover a real-life fairy garden, enjoy the sounds of live harp music, and buy a plant to start a little enchantment in your own yard. Specialty spring treats from food locations around the gardens will delight! Leashed pets welcome. This event has been selected as a recent Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society!
Outdoors
05/15/2021 to 05/16/2021

Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival

Northeast Georgia Mountains
The Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival, May 15 & 16, 2021 is the perfect event for lovers of art, wine, and jazz. Chestatee Artists will present this exciting event for the 6th year in the historic downtown square and Hancock Park. The focus is on featuring high quality arts and crafts, fine wines, and terrific jazz performances to entertain our visitors for this truly cultural event. Seventy or more carefully selected artists and crafters will display creative products for purchase during the two-day event in downtown Dahlonega. Hours for the festival are 10-6 pm on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Visitors will be able to select from paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolors and mixed media, as well as creative photography. Quality crafts accepted by the jury committee will include ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, wood items, leather crafts, fused and stained glass, & other hand crafted creations.
Festivals
05/15/2021

Kartel at Coolray

Atlanta Metro
Join Kartel for an auto show boasting food trucks, live entertainment, shopping, and more on March 27 and every third Saturday after! Entry is $5 cash at the gate, so what are you waiting for? We'll see you at Coolray!
Auto Show
05/16/2021 to 05/24/2021

Rock City's Southern Blooms Festival

Northwest Georgia
For the 12th year, come see Rock City in all its spring glory as we honor our original gardener, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter, during the Southern Blooms Festival! Rock City’s Enchanted Trail comes alive with color as blossoms open throughout the gardens. Discover a real-life fairy garden, enjoy the sounds of live harp music, and buy a plant to start a little enchantment in your own yard. Specialty spring treats from food locations around the gardens will delight! Leashed pets welcome. This event has been selected as a recent Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society!
Outdoors
05/16/2021

Joe Gransden, Jazz Trumpet

Historic Heartland
Hard bop approach of trumpet and voice compared to Frank Sinatra. "With Joe singin' and the band swingin', it's a beautiful thing!" 3:00 p.m. Adults $15; Students Free. Masks recommended; social distancing observed.
Concert
05/16/2021

Eid al-Fitr

Atlanta Metro
The Museum will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic Festival of Fast-Breaking that takes place the day after the month of Ramadan fasting. Little artists will create new moon-themed crafts and learn about the holiday through a commemorative storytime on Stage. CMA On Stage - Storytime: "It's Ramadan, Curious George" by Hena Khan. Session A: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. / Session B: 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. / Session C: 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Creativity Café - Children will make a new moon-themed craft for Eid al-Fitr. Session A: 10 a.m. / Session B: 1 p.m. / Session C: 4 p.m.
Kids & Family
05/17/2021

Atlanta Humane Society Career Expo

Atlanta Metro
We’re hiring! If you have a passion for helping people and animals, working at the Atlanta Humane Society might be a great fit for you. On Monday, May 17, we hope you'll join us for a Career Expo to learn more about working to end animal homelessness. Visit https://v2.waitwhile.com/welcome/ahscareerexpo to schedule your interview timeslot, and we can't wait to meet you!
Other
As one of the newest self guided tours in Forsyth, this African American Heritage Guide takes you through a journey of African American history throughout Monroe County. This self-guided tour is meant to be a starting point in exploring the journey of African Americans in our community. It contains some brief biographical information on those who shaped our history; a timeline critical to putting events into context; and a brief driving tour to link people and places. The guide and map can be found at https://bluetoad.com/publication/?m=65690&i=689515&p=1&pre=1.
Education
05/20/2021 to 05/22/2021

20th Annual Madison Antiques Show & Sale

Classic South
It’s our 20th year and we are getting ready for another great show! Featuring 22 dealers from 9 states displaying the best in American antiques and accessories predominantly from the South. Items range from furniture and vintage linens to silver, pottery and fine art. Free lectures at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday before the show. Tickets for show at the door $10. Preview Party Tickets $50.
Other
05/21/2021

Acoustic Blends at Harrison Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
Acoustic Blends at Harrison Park - featuring talented, local musicians in an outdoor setting. Show starts at 6 pm and runs to 9 pm. Free event; donations appreciated to improve and enhance our park! Food, snacks, beverages, beer and wine available for sale. COVID protocols will be in place. All ages welcome!
Outdoors
05/22/2021 to 05/23/2021

Forsythia Festival

Historic Heartland
Kick off spring with the Forsythia Festival, held annually in downtown Forsyth. This free, family-fun event features a two-day arts-and-crafts show, children’s fair, a 5K, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, and much more! Enjoy mouth-watering foods, fine arts and crafts, and activities the whole family can enjoy!
Festivals
05/22/2021

Georgia Steeplechase Spring Social

Atlanta Metro
Join us for a beautiful spring day socializing with family, friends and collegues at the prestigious Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club! Choose from the All-Inclusive Guarantor Pavilion, Lawn Boxes or General Admission to view thoroughbred racing and all the action of the day. Simply don your spring finest, gather family, friends, collegues and join us in the Guarantor Pavilion for live music, a catered lunch and afternoon snacks and premium open bar (view of the paddock, start and finish line and winner's circle for trophy presentations). Bring a picnic with beverages, chairs, tables, games to your private Lawn Box space complete with 10x10 tent provided or in our General Admission area. Make new memories and start new traditions with the Georgia Steeplechase on May 22, 2021!
Sporting Event
05/22/2021

Garden Club of Ellijay Plant Sale

Northwest Georgia
Annual plant sale features a large selection of native plants, perennials, trees, and shrubs. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.
Home & Garden

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