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29th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival

February 26th, 2014 - A large part of the southern hospitality that Atlanta residents are known for stems from being as polite as possible to your neighbors. That means supporting neighboring cities and states when they have an event that is likely to be attended by several Atlantans. Said event happens to be the 29th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival held in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, March 10-15. If you pride yourself on being a connoisseur regarding all things wine and food-related, this is one festival that you don’t want to miss, even if it is just a short distance outside the city limits. Get all the delectable details about this festival, and how you can attend, below! read more >>

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Set to Return, Early Bird Pricing Now Available

February 19th, 2014 -

As the city of Atlanta continues to suffer the cruel nature of Old Man winter twice in as many weeks, it may be pretty hard to imagine the sunny skies, warm temperatures and hosts of activities that are solely made for outdoor enjoyment. However, if you can manage to see past all of the snow and ice seemingly populating Atlanta at every turn, you should get excited about one of the city’s best culinary festivals returning. That’s right Atlanta foodies, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is set to return this summer with even more delicious food and spirits than ever before! The good news is that early bird pricing has recently opened up, so if this is an event that always finds its way on your “to-do” list for the summer season, now is the time to get your tickets early and for a great price. Read on to find out more!


Atlanta Botanical Garden Unveils "Orchid Daze: Lasting Impressions" Exhibit

January 21st, 2014 - Currently most of the country is suffering through the dreaded “polar vortex” and when in the midst of temperatures that are so bitterly cold and unforgiving the last thing you probably want to do is dwell on just how uncomfortably cold it is during Old Man Winter’s grandstand. Well, an easy way to take your mind off the weather is to start daydreaming about the upcoming warmth of the spring season and all of the beautiful blooms that come with it. Atlanta Botanical Garden is getting a jump on things by unveiling their newest floral exhibit before spring officially kicks in, giving visitors a special treat as they brave through local temperatures that are (hopefully) almost over. Read all about it below and when you can catch it! read more >>

14th Annual BaconFest to Benefit Dad's Garage Theatre Company

January 20th, 2014 - Everyone has at least one food that they consider to be a guilty pleasure. As a matter of fact even die-hard foodies and food snobs have certain foods for the more unelevated palate that they can’t help but indulge in. At the opinion of many, good ‘ol hearty bacon falls into this category, with its intoxicating smell and even more irresistible taste, it has become one of those foods you’re hard-pressed to resist. Atlanta seems to appreciate the greatness of bacon, as this year marks the 14th Annual BaconFest celebration set for this spring. This year, the celebration isn’t just about the delectable goodness that bacon brings, but also set to help one of Atlanta’s most beloved theatre companies. Read all about it below! read more >>

Just Announced: Janelle Monáe to Headline the 25th Annual Peach Drop

December 20th, 2013 -

What do you get when you combine one of Atlanta’s most popular and longest-running New Year’s Eve celebrations and one of the hottest artists in music today? Well, if you guessed a night filled with unforgettable performances courtesy of Janelle Monáe as she headlines the 25th annual Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta, then you’d be right! All you Atlanta residents who were on the fence about attending the Peach Drop this year just got an amazing reason to go because Ms. Monáe is one of the best live performers around. Find out who’s joining her on the main stage, as well as other acts for the evening. Happy New Year Atlanta!


25th Annual Peach Drop New Year's Eve Celebration Powered by M&M's

December 12th, 2013 - With Christmas literally just around the corner, the holiday season is in full swing and with it comes a host of local activities guaranteeing that while you’re enjoying your holiday vacation, you definitely won’t be bored here in Atlanta. One such holiday celebration is a tradition in the city and the only way to truly ring in the New Year. Naturally, said event is the 25th Annual Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta and this year promises to be the best yet with a little help from M&M’s. read more >>

New Unveiling at W Atlanta - Downtown "PIXEL"

November 27th, 2013 - The W Atlanta – Downtown is one of the city’s most elegant hotels, but it is also one of the most innovative, as evidenced by the groundbreaking film project PIXEL. PIXEL is a film project displayed on one of Atlanta’s most visible billboards. After their well-received film project earlier this year, the W Atlanta – Downtown has something new, guaranteed to be more fascinating than the last. read more >>

Holiday Season Events at Vinings Jubilee

November 19th, 2013 - As if planning for the influx of guests, menu decisions, shopping times and decoration landscapes weren’t enough, the holiday season also brings with it a plethora of local activities that are fun for the whole family. It may sound stressful, but that’s what the holidays are, stress-fueled fun! Well, Vinings Jubilee is at it again with their festive list of activities to make the season a memorable one. Be sure to check it out! read more >>

Atlanta Botanical Garden Presents the Sixth Annual Reindog Parade

November 18th, 2013 - The holidays are officially upon us and the city of Atlanta has a host of activities to make your festive season just a little more fun. One of the cutest things about the holiday season is how your pets, specifically dogs, respond to all of the commotion. So what better way to get them in on the fun than to dress them up in adorable costumes, right? That’s exactly what Atlanta Botanical Garden has in mind as they present the 6th annual Reindog Parade. Don’t let your pup miss out! read more >>

Crescent Communities Breaks Ground on Howell Mill

November 18th, 2013 -

Within the last few years, it seems as though mixed-use communities are the new thing in Atlanta. They appear to be popping up just about everywhere and at rapid succession. The latest community to get in on the trend is Howell Mill. Read on to find out all about the Crescent Communities mixed-use development, as well as what you can expect.

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