Samurai sword fights, flavorful bento boxes, and bone-shaking taiko drumming. Once a year since 1981, JapanFest has brought food, art, culture, and airline peanuts from the Land of the Rising Sun to the American South. Organized by JapanFest, Inc. and supported by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia (JCCG) and the Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG), the celebration features attractions that range from the high-adrenaline—swordplay and archery demos—to the serene, such as workshops on Japanese etiquette and the mystique of sake. Between martial arts and sushi-making lessons, visitors can head to the food court for old-fashioned udon, yakitori, takoyaki, and curry rice.
Inside Out Center, Inc. provides a safety net for the working poor, the unemployed, the homeless, and other struggling Atlanta citizens—a safety net so comprehensive, it includes a boutique. Dubbed "The Professional Look Boutique," its racks brim with clean, donated job-interview attire, from suits to wingtips. Founders Sharon and Jock Crump, who once unexpectedly spent time on food stamps themselves, have created other resources, too. Their team helps clients out of financial crises with emergency rent and utilities assistance, and runs budgeting and job-training seminars.
For the fifth year running, Rainbow Days at Six Flags Over Georgia offers a weekend of thrills and fun for the LGBT community and allies.
The event lasts all day through 9 p.m., with many chances to ride the big coasters with loved ones and to perfect your I-am-not-afraid look for the cameras on the big drops. This year's event honors the 45th anniversary of New York City's Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969,
a demonstration that marked a turning point for modern gay rights in the US.
In a huge English village in Fairburn, roughly 13 miles southwest of the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, this annual festival teems with life, noise, and the PG-13 debauchery of nearly 1,000 costumed rakes, harlequins, ne'er-do-wells, knights, wenches, and the ever unpredictable royal treasury accountants. Catch jousting, falconry shows, and surprise inquisitions to make sure you're having a good time. Take up a sword and have a blast repressing the local Irish, or dress up your niece and nephew for a crusade to bring endless laughter and good times to frowny infidels.
Macon Film Festival coordinates some of the best theater in Macon. From the moment the curtain draws, you'll be having a great time.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary musical world of opera at Macon Film Festival in Macon.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The South's Elite Bridal Event since 1990! We've been producing bridal shows for more than 25 years and consistently have the largest and most attended shows in the Southeast! Our shows comprise the top wedding professionals and hundreds of engaged couples ready to plan their dream wedding.
What is the experience customers can expect?
The Event: An expo filled with bridal fashions, cake samples, photographer portfolios, DJs, wedding venues, and more.
The Perks: Registered brides receive a one-year subscription to Brides magazine and are entered to win an all-inclusive honeymoon trip.
Don’t Miss: a live bridal fashion show production.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wanted to bring wedding professionals and engaged couples face to face and make the wedding planning process easier. A bridal show allows couples to get lots of great ideas, see the latest trends, and save time and money—while also having fun!
What do you love most about your job?
We love watching our wedding professionals grow their businesses, and there is nothing better than the smiles on the faces of brides and grooms knowing that some of the stressful wedding planning decisions have been made easier for them!