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March 15, 2019 Atlanta, Georgia For the new TEDxAtlanta’s 2019 annual flagship conference @ Rialto Center for the Arts - We have chosen Ctrl+Alt+Del as our theme. From ideas about starting anew to those that challenge us to take another look at spaceflight, sleep, our roadways and landfills, 17 TEDxAtlanta 2019 speakers will share their interpretation of Ctrl+Alt+Del. In the X-Zone, attendees will experience the projects being worked on by some of Atlanta’s most promising makers and innovators as well as interactive activities designed to spark discussion and bring together like- minded strangers.   Info: March 15-16, 2019 Atlanta, Georgia Chocolate And Art Show Atlanta @ The B Complex 1272 Murphy Ave SW. Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 8:00 PM Sun, Mar 17, 2019, 2:00 AM Chocolate and Art is a celebrated gathering to showcase the talents of local artists, vendors, and musicians complimented by artisan chocolatiers. With regard to art’s range of expression and subject matter, we invite all enthusiasts over the age of 21 to come join us for a night or two of dancing, chocolate, and cultural indulgence! OUR MISSION: Chocolate and Art serves as a platform for emerging and established artists of many mediums to get to know their own art community, network, showcase their works, and profit from their creativity. In support of our cause, your participation in the Chocolate and Art show benefits Artists for Trauma, a non-profit that aims to aid in recovery through artistic expression and human connection. OUR VISION: The goal is to build an underground network of artists and collectors. The network would lead to a permanent art gallery which showcases new artists each month complimented by our own brand of chocolate. Info: March 15: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. March 16: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. March 17: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. American Craft Show, Atlanta 2019 @ Cobb Galleria Centre Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339 Learn about the process of making, get inspired, and prepare to be wowed as you meet and shop more than 230 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists  from across the country – including a juried showcase of talented emerging artists – at the American Craft Show in Atlanta. Throughout the show you’ll find shared booths featuring makers in our Hip Pop emerging artists program, a three-year track that provides a supportive, cost-effective pathway into our shows for artists just starting their career. In Atlanta, we’re excited to have 18 artists exhibiting through the program. Our Let’s Make program features a variety of local artisans who provide demonstrations, tastings, and hands-on activities for you to experience the process of making. In Atlanta, we’re excited to partner with: Dirty Beauty, Georgia Association of Woodturners, MudFire, Rev Coffee Roasters, Silver River Center for Chair Caning, and Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance. We partner with undergraduate and graduate schools across the country to provide experiential education at our shows through our School-to-Market program, which helps students gain the practical insight and exposure to launch a successful practice after graduation. This year we welcome students from the University of Georgia, Haywood Community College, and the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Tech. Info: March 16, 2019 Atlanta, Georgia- Daffodil Day @ Oakland Cemetery. Free. In partnership with The Georgia Daffodil Society, Historic Oakland Foundation presents Daffodil Day, a celebration of spring’s ubiquitous bloom! Enjoy a day in Oakland’s Victorian gardens with guided walks, garden presentations, a cut flower display, dialogue with local daffodil and gardens experts, children’s activities, and more.Daffodil Day is FREE and open to the public. All proceeds from Daffodil Day benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s gardens team.Throughout the event, attendees can participate in and enjoy: Q&A with gardens experts from Georgia Daffodil SocietyChildren’s craft activities and storytellingCut flower display10% discount on all nature- and garden-related books and items in the Visitors Center & Museum Shop (HOF Members receive an additional 10% discount.)Book signing with authors: Sara Van Beck, Daffodils in American Gardens: 1733-1940; Erica Danylchak, Grave Landscapes: The Nineteenth Century Rural Cemetery Movement; Linda Copeland, Bitsy’s Happy Bouquet. Info: March 16, 2019  Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day parade – noon will go south on Peachtree St. from 15th St. NE to 5th St. NE. Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day parade – started by the city’s Hibernian Benevolent Society (a Catholic and Protestant fraternal organization) – dates back to 1858, making it one of the country’s oldest. Produced by Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, Inc., the Parade features representatives from the various Irish groups that are an integral part of Atlanta’s Irish community.  Members of the Hibernian Benevolent Society, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Clan Na NGael, Fire Emerald Society of Metro Atlanta (FESMA), the Irish Information Center and the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society (MAPES) are all active members and participants. Among the goals of the group are the education of the public about the significant contributions made by the Irish to Atlanta, the South and the United States. Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade is a 501(c)(3) organization. Participation in the parade is not just an “Irish thing”. The parade attracts individuals and groups from around the city and the South including clowns, floats, bands, Bagpipe & Drum Corps, children, dancers, drill teams, and more. All groups are encouraged to participate as long as their unit is appropriate for a “family” event. The emphasis is on children and families in celebration of all of Atlanta’s diverse backgrounds on a day when “everybody is Irish.” Info: March 16 - 17, 2019 Atlanta, Georgia- 2019 Model Train Show @ the Cobb Galleria Centre Saturday: 10 - 5 & Sunday: 10 – 4 Admission: $10 Adults - Kids 8 and under are FREE! Scouts in Uniform get free admission, Over 250 Vendor Tables, Club Display Layouts, Kid's Operating Layout, Our Annual Raffle Layout, Door Prizes, White Elephant tables to sell your used trains. Info: March 16 -17, 2019 Smyrna, Georgia Smyrna’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival - Get Lucky in Smyrna! Join us for the 16th Annual St Patrick’s Day Festival at the Market Village, Hosted by Atkins Park & Zucca Pizzeria. Party all afternoon Saturday + Sunday with Guinness, Harp and Irish Car Bombs flowing! Tickets will be available online SOON!  Kids under 13 are free!  A portion of proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training! Info: ttps:// March 20-24, 2019 37 th  Atlanta International Auto Show @ The World Congress Center There will be a showcase of over 400 new import and domestic cars, trucks, vans and sports utility vehicles. There will be Factory and Dealer Representatives there to answer questions on a variety of styles: luxury cars, economy, family, sports, hybrids, electric, convertibles, limited production, light trucks, vans and 4-wheel drive vehicles. The event is put on by the Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association, which is made up of more than 150 franchised new car and truck dealers from the 18-county area. The gathering is billed as the largest show of its kind in the Southeast and the largest annual consumer event at the Georgia World Congress Center. CASH ONLY: Adults  $12.00, Children 6-12  $6.00, Children 5 and under Free. Info: March 22-24, 2019 Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Home Show @ Georgia Cobb Galleria Centre  "The Architectural & Designing Services Industry trade fair." Atlanta Home Show is an event for interior designers, home décor and remodeling industries. The booths are presented in a family friendly environment. Visitors can find in depth and comprehensive information here about the latest developments, trends, products and services in various fields to remodel their homes. This event shows product like home appliances, beds, brick and stone, closet organizers, decorator items, doors and windows, concrete repair and resurfacing, cookware, decks and under decking, fireplaces, flooring, wood, carpet and tile, energy saving products, garage doors, grills, heating and air conditioning, home re-modelers, plumbing, pools, gutters, kitchen remodeling from Home Furnishings & Home Textiles industry. Info: March 22, 2019 - March 31, 2019 Macon, Georgia The Cherry Blossom Festival allows all to enjoy the beauty of more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom; the most in the world! We invite you to "Eat, Drink, Be Cherry" as you "Think Pink" and join in the celebration with events, concerts, exhibits, outdoor fair, arts and crafts, food and more. Info: March 23-24, 2019 Conyers, Georgia 38th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival @ the Georgia International Horse Park. The Cherry Blossom Festival originated as a way to encourage cultural understanding and friendship through international music, dance, games, food and crafts. The festival offers multiple stages for continuous entertainment, hundreds of art and craft booths, food vendors, various children's activities and civic and nonprofit organizations. The hours of the festival are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.  There is a $5.00 charge for one day parking or an $8.00 parking pass is an option to attend both days of the festival.  There is no admission fee.  No pets please! Info: March 23-24, 2019 Canton, Georgia The Wing & Rock Festival @ Etowah River Park 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 regions 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 Airborne Canton 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 wing eating contest for a chance to win some great prizes. Chicken wings & other food items are available for purchase at each participating food vendors, so you will have variety of food items for the entire family. So, bring your lawn chairs & blankets and make a day of it because you won't want to miss the Wing and Rock Fest.​  Saturday, Mar. 23rd, 2019 (12 Noon - 8:00 p.m.), Sunday, Mar. 24th, 2019 (12 Noon - 6:00 p.m.) Info: Atlanta Fairytale Ball @ Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria March 23, 2019, 9:00 AM March 24, 2019, 7:00 PM Pretty Princess Parties is coming to Atlanta, GA!Meet the Princesses at The Fairytale Ball! This Fairytale Event is full of magical moments you won't want to miss! Dance with Cinderella. Read with Rapunzel. Share Sweet Treats with Tinkerbell. Create a Craft with Elena! All of our princesses are excited to sing, dance, and play with your little ones! Our event focuses on making sure your little one feels royal throughout all of our activities. We always have more than 10 princesses present to perform for your family!This event includes FREE professional princess portraits for every child, candy buffet, crafts, stories, songs, games, and more. Tickets for this event always sell out- so we suggest you get your tickets soon! VIP Tickets: These tickets go FAST - this extra hour is full of so many magical surprises! Face painting, Pixie Wishes, a Princess Parade, - and tons of princess time!Fairytale Tickets: A ticket to the Fairytale Ball includes so many magical things - a Royal Entrance, Group Games, Ocean Yoga, Princess Crafts, Candy Buffet, Stories, and Sing-A-Longs, Princess Performances, Professional Portraits, and MORE!For the comfort and safety of our event adults and children must attend together - no solo adults. no solo children.Tickets are transferable but non- refundable. Guardians must be present with their child throughout the entire event.Pretty Princess Parties reserve the right to change the date, time, location, reschedule or cancel this event with a full refund of your ticket price due to unforeseeable circumstances, including but not limited to weather, low ticket sales, etc. Characters and activities may vary from city to city.Pretty Princess Parties reserves the right to refuse entry or remove a guest from our event for any reason.By participating in this event, you specifically release Pretty Princess Parties from any claims or liabilities of any kind whatsoever, arising from or related to your participation in these activities.By participating in this event, you agree to give consent to Pretty Princess Parties and its authorized representatives, granting them permission to photograph and/or video record your participation in this event. You further agree that all photographs and materials recorded may be used in any form, as part of any future publication, video, brochure and or other printed material for promotion. Info: March 23-24,2019 Ki-Tori Con @ Oglethorpe University 4484 Peachtree Road NE -Atlanta, Georgia Ki-Tori Con is back for it's 2nd year as Oglethorpe's anime convention! Experience Japanese culture, video gaming, and other pop-culture media on Oglethorpe's campus through events, workshops panels and vendors. Events range from AMV and cosplay contests, workshops and more! Open to the public and students. Events, times and dates are subject to change. Info: March 25 - 31, 2019 Atlanta, Georgia Inman Park Restaurant Week - Each of the 15 participating restaurants will serve a three-course tiered menu between the price of $20, $30, or $40 during Inman Park Restaurant Week in Inman Park. Info: March 29, 2019 Atlanta, Georgia Get Down & Boogie with the Fish @ The Georgia Aquarium (Adults Only) Dust off your bell bottoms and put on your platforms — it’s time to get down and boogie! Join us as we hit rewind, relive the ’70s and enjoy the decade’s top hits, drinks and food. Don’t forget to wear your 70s inspired outfit. Can you dig it? Sips Under the Sea is a unique cocktail party designed for adults ages 21 and over to enjoy Georgia Aquarium after hours. You’ll have the entire Aquarium to yourself while enjoying cocktails at five full-service bars, tapas provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering, a live DJ and access to all six of the Aquarium’s galleries…all without kids! Doors open for general admission at 7 pm. VIP guests receive early entry at 6 pm, as well as two complimentary drink tickets and two tickets for small plates/tapas that are served at the event. Menus differ at each event. Additional food and drink tickets will be available for purchase. Info: March 30 - 31, 2019 Brookhaven, Georgia Brookhaven Cherry blossom festival - What do you get when you mix incredible live entertainment on a large, beautiful stage, a whimsical artist market featuring 100 regional artisans, a Kidz Zone loaded with fun, the popular “Pet World,” a Classic Car Show, a delicious food court and a Peachtree Road Race qualifier to kick the whole thing off – all set in a beautiful park? Of course, you get the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, which ushers in the springtime on March 30 & 31 from 10 am to 6pm Blackburn Park, a true landmark of the hopping City of Brookhaven – just 15 minutes north of downtown Atlanta! The fifth annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival will be bigger and better than ever! The artist market will wind through the beautiful park with something for everyone this year, and shoppers will get to see incredible handmade items featuring jewelry, pottery, paintings, yard art, mixed media, photography, folk art and so much more! Organizers for the City are excited to welcome you to their renovated park and are looking forward to announcing the 2019 Music line up in January. Last year, crowds were wowed by nationally-known acts, Craig Morgan, Keith Anderson, and Five for Fighting. We can’t wait to see what 2019 brings! Make sure to mark your calendars now for the exciting event, and tell your friends and neighbors! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Please note: Due to the growing popularity of the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival 5k it will be run the Saturday before the Music & Arts Festival. The race will held Saturday, March 24, 2019 at Blackburn Park. Info: March 30 - 31, 2019 Macon, Georgia 49th Annual Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival In the Spring, when the cherry blossom trees are blooming and Downtown Macon comes alive - the Middle Georgia Art Association proudly presents the OLDEST arts & crafts festival in Middle Georgia.  Thousands of visitors and hundreds of vendors from across the country congregate on Mulberry Street to celebrate this exciting festival! MSF is family-friendly with free admission. Come rain or come shine... we hope to see you there! Info: April 13 & 14, 2019 Fairburn, Georgia 34th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival - Voted a Top 20 Event in 2018 by the Southeastern Tourism Society - Buy Tickets online @ More Information Coming Soon! April 20 & 21, 2019 Fairburn, Georgia 34th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival - Voted a Top 20 Event in 2018 by the Southeastern Tourism Society - Buy Tickets online @ More Information Coming Soon! April 27 & 28, 2019 Fairburn, Georgia 34th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival - Voted a Top 20 Event in 2018 by the Southeastern Tourism Society - Buy Tickets online @ More Information Coming Soon! April 27-28, 2019 Peachtree City, Georgia 16th Annual WWII Heritage Days @ Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field "Celebrate the 1940s, Salute the Greatest Generation, and Inspire All Ages to Preserve the Legacy of America's Veterans" Beginning as a one- day program in 2003, WWII Heritage Days has emerged as the largest annual World War II and 1940s themed event in Georgia. It is a can’t- miss experience for anyone who enjoys nostalgia, big band music, swing dancing, historic aircraft and military vehicles, antique cars and vintage fashion. The program includes educational activities and living history demonstrations for all ages. Parking is $20 per car or golf cart.  No additional fee for admission. No pets. Info: May 4 & 5, 2019 Fairburn, Georgia 34th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival - Voted a Top 20 Event in 2018 by the Southeastern Tourism Society - Buy Tickets online @ More Information Coming Soon! May 11 & 12,  2019 Fairburn, Georgia 34th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival - Voted a Top 20 Event in 2018 by the Southeastern Tourism Society - Buy Tickets online @ More Information Coming Soon! May 18 & 19,  2019 Fairburn, Georgia 34th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival - Voted a Top 20 Event in 2018 by the Southeastern Tourism Society - Buy Tickets online @ More Information Coming Soon! May 23-26, 2019 MomoCon 2019 @ Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, Georgia With over 35,400 unique and over 100,800 turnstile attendance in 2018, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event. Info & Tickets: May 25 & 26 and 27 Memorial Day,  2019 Fairburn, Georgia 34th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival - Voted a Top 20 Event in 2018 by the Southeastern Tourism Society - Buy Tickets online @ More Information Coming Soon! June 1 & 2,  2019 Fairburn, Georgia 34th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival - Voted a Top 20 Event in 2018 by the Southeastern Tourism Society - Buy Tickets online @ More Information Coming Soon! July 12-14, 2019 Atlanta Comic Con is a comic book convention located in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Featured are comic books, toys, celebrity guests, comic creators, cosplay, panels, and so much more! Info: July 27, 2019 Dalton, Georgia Northwest Georgia's Cosplay Yard Sale 10 AM – 3 PM @ Econo Lodge 1507 N Tibbs Road. Do you cosplay? Are you looking to upgrade a current costume? Do you need to make room in your closet/cosplay storage room?We are here to help provide that place for it all to happen. This is a one day event so plan on being there to either buy or sell all things cosplay related. Info: August 29, thru September 2, 2019Dragon Con 2019 Atlanta’s Dragon Con is the world’s largest pop culture convention focusing on comics, gaming, science fiction and fantasy. This immensely popular four-day party features a plethora of activities and events including workshops, panels, seminars, parades, film screenings, autograph sessions and live performances. Specialized programs cover a wide range of subjects such as alternate history, writing, art, gaming, Asian cinema and culture, apocalyptic themes and more. Info: Tickets: October 31 – November 3 2019 Anime Weekend Atlanta 2019 @ Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center 2450 Galleria Parkway – Atlanta, Georgia Anime Weekend Atlanta is a celebration of culture, artwork and anime fandom. This popular convention showcases anime and manga, providing fans with a multifaceted and interactive experience of these world- renowned Japanese art forms. Anime Weekend Atlanta features video rooms, retail stations, costume contests, panels, workshops and a celebratory ball. Fans also have a chance to meet some of the anime and manga artists that produce the works they love. Info: November 15-17, 2019 CONjuration 2019-  The Most Magical Event of the Year @ Hilton Atlanta Airport 1031 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia Fan of Magical Fantasy, such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings or Narnia? Join us: Nov. 15-17 in Atlanta, GA for CONjuration. it’s more than a magical Harry Potter convention, it is an interactive experience for fans of all magical fantasy! We will be featuring an immersive experience with almost 400 hours of programming including 51 hours of gaming, 31 hours of crafts & creations & activities where you are fully part of the experience. We aren’t considered an “autograph show” so, you won’t find well known actors selling their autographs or long lines waiting for them. Instead, you are the star and can actively participate in creating your own experience during the event. However, we do offer over 20 magical fantasy authors, and many performers, who do sign autographs. So, for those that still want that type of weekend, we have something for you as well. Info & Tickets: