Festivals in South Atlanta


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  • Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson
    Hershey Theatre The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.
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    2002 Lakewood Ave. SE
    Atlanta, GA US
  • Global Winter Wonderland
    For two months of the year, normally warm-weather Atlanta morphs into a wintry paradise during Global Winter Wonderland. The annual event stretches into January, ushering in featured entertainment, family-friendly happenings, and meet-and-greets with Santa. Here, participants can head to the Global Village to visit replicas of famed sites such as Big Ben, the Sydney Opera House, and the Great Pyramids of Giza, which were originally made out of snow. Elsewhere, holiday fun in the form of giant candy canes, a snowman, and a Christmas castle infuses the grounds with festive cheer. The whole event is set to a rotating soundtrack of live music from artists including funk band DC Cooper, pop singer Lexi, singer Coco Jones, plus dance performances by UniverSoul Circus and SALSAtlanta.
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    755 Hank Aaron Dr. SE
    Atlanta, GA US
  • Grant Park Summer Shade Festival
    Founded in 2002, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival celebrates music, culture, and coming together to enjoy the outdoors over one weekend. The fest kicks off with a 5K run on Saturday morning, before moving into the fun stuff, such as special events like the Taquerias & Tequila tasting event, which invites ticket holders to sample tequilas, beers, and snacks. Kids can join the festivities at the Kids Zone where they can make crafts and listen to storytellers. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, live music acts performing on two stages provide a soundtrack to outdoor festivities and impromptu dance offs.
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    840 Cherokee Ave.
    Atlanta, GA US