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    Full Moon Party at Lake Lanier Islands

    Dance the night away under the stars with live entertainment on the Sunset Cove Stage! Hang out by the outdoor fire pits and enjoy great food and beverage specials, including all new menu items at the completely renovated Sunset Cove Restaurant! You'll get to party with great entertainers, including stilt-walkers, magicians, and even fire breathers!

    V103 Car & Bike Show

    The 11th annual Car & Bike Show will feature music, cars, and bikes at the Georgia World Congress Center.  Don’t miss the Mountain Dew Street Alley where Atlanta’s best tricked out rides, classic cards, and custom bikes compete and the world debut of the Jim Ellis Big Block Edition Silverado!  T.I. and T-Pain are among those slated to perform. Tickets are general admission at $15 each. 

    Reptile Day at Fernbank Museum

    The annual Reptile Day at Fernbank gives visitors an opportunity to get up-close with dozens of lizards, snakes, turtles, and few amphibians, some of which are native to Georgia.  This popular event provides unique opportunity to interact with and learn more about these important creatures.  Some animals may also be available for visitors to touch.

    The Beach Boys

    Enjoy the summer with the Beach Boys live in concert at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City!

    Atlanta Street Food Festival

    This festival showcases the best in local food trucks and local bands at Piedmont Park.  According to Souther Living Magazine, it’s “one of the Top 5 latest and greatest things to hit the South.”  The festival has teamed up with The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit charity based in Atlanta, which provides crisis grants to members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship in the metro Atlanta region.  

    Oakland & the Civil War Guided Walking Tour @ 6:30 pm

    Stand at the site where General Hood watched the Battle of Atlanta and hears stories about the Great Locomotive Chase and Andrew’s Raiders.  The tour also explores the achievements of famous military leaders and soldiers during and after the way.  Tours begin at 6:30pm with no reservations required.  



    Tim McGraw w/Kip Moore & More

    Tim McGraw brings his tour to the Aaron’s Amphitheater (Lakewood) on Sunday, July 13.


    Friday & Saturday

    Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival

    The Raccoon Creek Music Park is entering its 40th year of operation.  The goal of this festival is to provide Bluegrass and Gospel music and an enjoyable experience for all fans of bluegrass music.  A dozen bluegrass bands will perform rain or shine on Friday and Saturday!


     Saturday & Sunday

    Summer at Mercier Orchards

    Enjoy local wines and ciders, freshly baked peach bread or peach crumble, and a new way to relax at Mercier Orchards!  The crew at Mercier is nurturing their gardens and fruit trees, which are now available for “U-PICK.”  They are currently alternating between picking blueberries and blackberries on the weekends, Saturdays and Sundays in July.  You can pick a half gallon of fresh fruit for $10, with tractor tours at $2 for each additional rider.  Bring the family and make some memories in the orchard!  http://www.mercier-orchards.com/


    Next week

    Jay-Z & Beyonce  - On the Run Tour:  July 15

    Mr. & Mrs. Carter bring their tour to the Georgia Dome on Tuesday, July 15. 

    Movies on the Town:  July 17

    Movies on the Town is a FREE event that begins at dusk on the green space.  Footloose (1984) will air on Thursday, July 17. Music and announcements begin two hours prior, so come early, grab dinner, and eat on the green space while you wait for the show to start! 

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