Greater Atlanta Festival Information<br />Atlanta Dogwood Festival<br />Mid April 2011 at Piedmont Park<br />Through our partnership with US Green Building Council - Georgia Chapter and our Green Event Initiative, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival requires that vendors offer only compostable plates, bowls, cups and flatware to festival visitors.<br />887 West Marietta Street, NWStudio S-105Atlanta, GA 30318Phone: 404-817-6642Fax: 404-817-9508<br />Executive Director, Brian Hill - Brian.Hill@dogwood.orgEvent Coordinator, Lanna Knapp - Lanna.Knapp@dogwood.orgArtist, Food and Volunteer Information - email@example.com<br />Sweet Auburn SpringFest 2010<br />Early May 2011- Auburn Avenue in Downtown Atlanta Georgia <br />Attracting more than 500,000 people ... Sweet Auburn SpringFest is the largest street festival in the Southeast. In 2009, SpringFest featured 7 stages of live entertainment... Fantastic Fun Zone for the kids, a Technology Expo, an International Craft Marketplace, the Sweet Auburn Film Festival and more. The 2009 SpringFest expanded to a 2-mile radius and included Centennial Olympic Park. <br />Sweet Auburn SpringFest 2010 times: Fri. 5 PM - 11 PM, Sat. 11 AM -9 PM, Sun. 2 PM - 8 PM. Admission is free. <br />Inman Park Festival<br />During the last full weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta’s most spirited and eclectic. Highlights include:<br />Atlanta’s biggest Street Market, offering everything from antique furniture to handcrafted wares.<br />A juried Arts and Crafts Show featuring some of the Southeast’s finest artists.<br />The city’s quirkiest and most colorful Parade, led by the Inman Park Butterfly followed by floats, bands, art cars, politicians, drill teams, Kelly’s Seed and Feed Marching Abominable Band, clowns, jugglers, and many more. The parade ends with the appearance of the Inman Park Trash Monarch, perched atop the throne-a street sweeper.<br />The Festival centerpiece, the Tour of Homes, featuring turn-of-the-century Victorian Painted Ladies and Craftsman bungalows as well as original contemporary designs and loft conversions.<br />Live entertainment, including rock-n-roll, blues, swing, jazz, folk, Western, and beyond.<br />A Dance Festival that showcases some of Atlanta’s best ballet and modern dance companies.<br />Children’s Activities—with a giant slide, cool obstacle course, relays and more.<br />A wide variety of food and beverages on sale throughout the Festival.<br />Festival Hotline: Our telephone hotline number is (770) 635-3711<br />Email link: Food Vendors (Please note that all food vendor slots are full for Festival 2010)<br />Website: http://www.inmanparkfestival.org<br />Decatur Arts Festival<br />Memorial Day Weekend<br />Decatur's biggest arts event kicks off with the unveiling of the official arts festival poster and<br />culminates with the main events on Memorial Day Weekend.<br />Angie Macon, Executive DirectorElizabeth Malone, Assistant DirectorP.O. Box 401Decatur, GA 30030404-371-9583Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Virginia Highland Summerfest<br />1st weekend in June<br />Who produces Summerfest?Summerfest is the annual fundraiser for the non-profit Virginia-Highland Civic Association, Inc. ("
). VHCA uses Summerfest proceeds for grants to neighborhood park improvements, public libraries, schools, and funding for children's organizations. VHCA financial statements are fully disclosed at each public VHCA community meeting.Email: email@example.com<br />Asian Cultural Experience <br />July 31st -Aug 1st, 2010<br />Sat. 11am - 8pm; Sun. 11am - 7pm<br />More than 1,500 volunteer participants, representing 15 Asian countries, will be featured at the year of 2010 Asian Cultural Experience at Gwinnett Center.<br />In 2010 event will focus on the culture and heritage: of Cambodia, China, India,Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.<br />The highlight of the two-day festival is the Performance Celebration, featuring the music and dance of the 15 countries, at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 31st, in the Ballroom.<br />The festivities begin at 11 a.m. that day with a VIP Tea Party at 6 pm. - ACE Grand Opening Ceremony hosted by key volunteers from metro Atlanta’s Asian-American communities. You are invited to meet with legislators, diplomats, CEO, community leaders, celebrities, etc. who will be attended the Grand Opening Ceremony.<br />During the two days, there will be fashion shows, exhibits of rare cultural artifacts, and a variety of demonstrations, including calligraphy, woodwork, pottery, fruits and vegetables carving; and origami, the Japanese art of paper-folding.<br />There also will be demonstrations of Thai massage, Thai Boxing, as well as games such as Igo (Japan), Sungka (Philippines) and Mah Jongg (China). Martial arts, including Tae Kwando, Judo and Karate, will also be demonstrated.<br />Self-Defense will be taught all 2 days; Korean Wedding Ceremony will be demonstrated; pictures taking as your souvenir are available by professional photographer.<br />Visitors also can sample foods of the countries (only some food vendors will be participated); and a bazaar will include a treasure trove of arts and crafts for sale.<br />Admission to the event, open to the public, is for adults: $12/day and students: $8/day. Children under 7 years of age and ACE members are free. Admission includes entry into the performances in the Convention Center and Performing Arts Center during the event.<br />Gwinnett Center<br />6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097<br />Website: http://www.asianculturalexperienceinga.com<br />Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival<br />Welcome to the official website for the Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Details for this year's festival are below: Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010Venue: Lake Lanier Olympic Venue. Click here for directions.Requesting Practice Times: Click here to email Jim O'Dell to request practice time at Lake Lanier.Categories: Race categories include: Open, Female, Mixed, BCS (Breast Cancer Survivors), Collegiate, High School, International, Recreational and Law Firms. We will open a new category which has at least two teams!Participants: In past years teams have participated from corporate Atlanta and from local organizations, churches, and colleges. A few teams which have participated include: AJC International, AT&T, Troutman Sanders LLP, Holder Construction, The Home Depot, Merrill Lynch, United Commercial Bank, Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club, National Association of Chinese Americans, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Emory, University of Georgia, Agnes Scott, Reinhardt, and Perimeter College. There are a host of Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) teams from throughout the United States.Come and join us for a fun and exciting time as a spectator or as a competitor while enjoying the diversity of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat races. To compete and become a tax-deductible corporate sponsor in our annual event please contact: The Hong Kong Information Center of Atlanta at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.942.1686.<br /> 2010 Atlanta Arts Festival <br />September 18th and 19th in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA. <br />The Atlanta Arts Festival is a multi-day, outdoor festival with an emphasis on the visual arts. Set in historic Piedmont Park, this festival fills the fall time art festival void in the City of Atlanta. Bringing together outstanding artists from all over the country with the large and enthusiastic art buying community of the Atlanta area, the Festival will feature 200 of the country's finest painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craftsmen, glass blowers and more! The Festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, participate in hands on arts activities, and enjoy festival foods and beverages.<br />Food vendors: Applications for the 2010 Atlanta Arts Festival are now being accepted. Please email us at info@AtlantaArtsFestival.com for information or to receive an application. .<br />Suwanee Day<br />September 18th 10am-10pmhttp://www.suwaneeday.comLocation: Town Center Park, SuwaneePhone: 770-945-8996Admission: FREE<br />One of metro Atlanta's most popular family festivals. Suwanee Day has a great mix of activities, including live musical entertainment, food, arts and crafts vendors, a parade and the Suwanee 5k and Suwanee Day 10K.<br />28th Annual Duluth Fall Festival<br />September 25, 2010 - September 26, 2010<br />Times: Sat 9am-6pm / Sun 9am-5pmhttp://www.duluthfallfestival.comLocation: Duluth Town GreenPhone: 770-476-0240Admission: FREE320 arts and crafts vendors, music, food, parade. <br />2nd Annual Korean Festival<br />September 25, 2010 - September 26, 2010<br />Times: noonhttp://www.suwanee.comLocation: Town Center Park, SuwaneePhone: 770-263-1888Admission: FREECome and see Korean culture, taste foods, dancing, shopping and music.<br />Rice Festival<br />The Rice Festival is an annual charity event that brings in funds for the programs that AARC provides, such as Homeless Prevention, Transitional Housing and English Literacy/Civics Education. It is an event that promotes cultural awareness and the continued improvement of inter-group relations by sharing the diverse Asian culture with the metro-Atlanta community. The Rice Festival invites nonprofit organizations, community service organizations, local businesses, and corporate sponsors to contribute their products and services. This is an effort to share with the community the vast resources that are available and to create a network for future reference. Performers representing all the different Asian countries are invited to share their heritage and customs, as well as artists sharing a variety of crafts and artwork. <br />Why is the Rice Festival important?<br />The Rice Festival is important because it gathers funds that can be used for all the programs that AARC provides to the metro-Atlanta community. These services are not limited to the Asian community and promoting them through the Rice Festival allows AARC to share its resources with a larger population. The festival is also a great opportunity for local organizations and businesses to come and share their resources and increase their customer base. With the Asian population continuing to grow, the need for social and financial assistance grows as well. There are over 200,000 Asian Americans and 6,000 Pacific Islanders in the Atlanta MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) according to 2004 Census Bureau estimates. In Gwinnett County, the Asian-American population grew 355% from 1990 to 2000. Asian Indians are the largest group, making up about 27% of the Asian-American population. Pacific Islanders have the second highest poverty rate with 17% while Asian-Americans are at 10%. Nine AAPI (Asian-American/Pacific Islander) groups have poverty rates above average, including Koreans, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Many AAPIs have higher than average rates of living in overcrowded housing. AARC's mission is to improve the quality of life for the Asian-American population, increase cultural awareness, and encourage communication within the diverse Atlanta community.<br />** We are still looking for organizations, businesses, and food vendors to join the Rice Festival as a booth holder. Please contact the AARC if you are interested in participating in this great event. http://www.aarc-atlanta.org/cultural1.php<br />When: October 2010 (dates not posted on website)<br />Asian American Resource Center2855 Rolling Pin Lane, Suwanee, GA 30024 PHONE 770-270-0663 FAX 770-270-0979Email email@example.com<br />Woodstock Music Festival<br />October 2nd 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm<br />This new all day music festival celebrates the local talent of the area! Different bands every<br />hour with musical tastes for everyone! Enjoy tasty food from a variety of vendors and a<br />moonwalk to entertain the kids! The event begins at. <br />Atlanta Asian Film Festival<br />October 8 – 23, 2010<br />Website: www.atlaff.org<br />Atlanta Pride Festival<br />APC is planning the 2010 festival to take place October 9 and 10 in Piedmont Park, pending the permitting process. This decision was based on numerous factors including finances, feedback from attendees and vendors, the welfare of the park and the ability to have adequate time to plan and execute a successful event. “The 2010 festival marks the 40th anniversary for APC and we are grateful to the Parks Department and the City Officials that worked to make sure we will stay in Piedmont Park,” said APC Events Manager JP Sheffield.<br />Piedmont Park<br />October 9-10, 2010<br />Website: http://atlantapride.org<br />Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 770.491.8633Fax: 770.491.8636<br />The Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc. 2300 Henderson Mill Rd, Suite 125Atlanta, GA 30345<br />Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival <br />October 10th 10 am until 7 pm<br />Center of the Oakhurst community in Harmony Park. Events and features include:• The 5K Arts Run/Walk• 50 local artists• Eight live musical performances• Community area, featuring Decatur-based nonprofit groups• Free activity area for children• Good ol' fashioned parade• Food and beverages at Oakhurst's many restaurantsThis event is presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance in association with the South Decatur Community Development Corporation.Harmony Park in Oakhurst Village404email@example.com<br />Taste of Atlanta<br />October 23 and 24th 2010<br />Taste of Atlanta is a dynamic, flavor filled 2-day outdoor food festival that showcases the diversity of Atlanta's food scene and attracts food lovers from Atlanta, the Southeast and beyond. Now in its 8th year, this year's festival is moving to Tech Square in the heart of Midtown Atlanta encompassing Spring Street and 5th Street. Guests will enjoy:<br />Good eats from more than 80 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants<br />National and Local Celebrity Chefs on the Main Cooking Stage<br />Farm to Festival Village showcasing the local sustainable movement with live cooking demonstrations and a farmers market filled with locally grown products <br />Amica Insurance Kids Avenue with interactive cooking demonstrations for kids and hands on activities<br />Music and entertainment from local and regional artists<br />Wine and Beer Experience featuring a tasting tents and educational seminars (Admission open to VIP ticket holders only; must be age 21 or older)<br />Lawrenceville Rings: 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration<br />Wednesday, December 31<br />Lawrenceville’s premier New Year’s Eve party is celebrated on the historic square. Downtown Lawrenceville comes alive with music venues featuring swing, jazz, blues and country rock bands. Stroll the evening’s music clubs or take the children and enjoy a variety of activities including story-telling, magic, puppetry, giant slides and space walks. All ages can enjoy wagon hayrides, musical theatre reviews, a wide range of food and a spectacular countdown with fireworks to ring in the New Year.<br />