Georgia Magazine - July 2017 - 11
Red Top Roaster 9.9-mile or 3.1-mile
Trail Race, July 29, Red Top Mountain
State Park, Acworth. Race along the park's
rolling hills and trails. bit.ly/rtrst. (770)
Oconee 4th of July Spectacular, July 4,
Oconee Veterans Park, Watkinsville. Celebration featuring Classic City Band and fireworks. Presented by Walton EMC and Walton
Gas. ocprd.com. (706) 769-3965.
Mary Bragg, July 30, Eddie's Attic, Decatur.
Concert by the award-winning country/folk
artist. eddiesattic.com. (404) 377-4976.
Nature Ramblers, July 6, 13, 20, 27, State
Botanical Garden, Athens. Slow-paced morning walk to learn about the garden's flora
and fauna. (706) 542-6448.
The Molly Ringwalds and The Return:
A Beatles Tribute Band, July 1, Sweetland
Amphitheatre, LaGrange. Musical showcase
of hits of the '80s and the legendary British
band. sweetland.events. (706) 298-5434.
Cinderella Della Circus, through July 23,
Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta. Fairy-tale
magic, puppets and high-flying thrills.
puppet.org. (404) 873-3391.
Andy Warhol: Prints, through Sept. 3,
High Museum of Art, Atlanta. View prints
from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer.
high.org. (404) 733-5000.
"Life Could Be a Dream," July 13-16,
20-23, 26-30, ART Station, Stone Mountain.
Take a trip back to the 1960s for doo-wop
music and all the old favorites. artstation.
org. (770) 469-1105.
Jazz on the Lawn, July 14, Callanwolde,
Atlanta. Concert featuring Joey "Papa J"
Sommerville. callanwolde.org. (404)
"Blackberry Daze," July 14-16, 19-23,
26-30, Aug. 2-6, Horizon Theatre, Atlanta.
Blues musical adaption of the novel "Blackberry Daze of Summer," a story of murder
and romance in the South. horizontheatre.
com. (404) 584-7450.
Marietta Camp Meeting, July 14-23, Marietta Campground, Marietta. Music, kids'
activities and preaching by the Rev. Charles
Sineath. bit.ly/mcmpmt. (770) 565-4386.
Kendrick Lamar, July 17, Infinite Energy
Center, Duluth. Lamar tours with his new
album, plus special guests Travis Scott and
D.R.A.M. bit.ly/dinfeg. (770) 626-2464.
"Hunchback of Notre Dame," July 20Aug. 27, Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville.
Musical based on the Victor Hugo novel;
performances daily except Mondays.
auroratheatre.com. (678) 226-6222.
Hooch Hike and Paddle, July 29, Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Newnan. Hike
5.5 miles up the Riverside Trail, then paddle
back to the starting point. bit.ly/gspchatb.
4th of July Celebration, July 1-4, Florence
Marina State Park, Omaha. Crafts, boat rides
and ice-cream making. bit.ly/gspfmsp.
"The Stinky Cheese Man," July 7-9, 14-16,
21-23, Springer Opera House, Columbus.
Children's-theater production of fractured
fairy tales. bit.ly/sprngop. (706) 237-3688.
Watermelon Express Train Ride, July 8,
21-22, 29, SAM Shortline Depot, Cordele.
Ride to former President Jimmy Carter's
hometown of Plains, and explore the Jimmy
Carter National Historic Site Museum.
samshortline.com. (229) 276-0755.
Fun in the Summer, July 12-15, 19-21, The
Rock Ranch, The Rock. Family activities,
zip lines, carousel, pony rides, homemade
strawberry ice cream. therockranch.com.
West Point Lake Dragon Boat Race, July
15, Pyne Road Park, LaGrange. Festival and
dragon boat competition, music, games,
food. bit.ly/wpdbr. (706) 882-4173.
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape
America, through July 22, Historic Stone
Depot, Forsyth. Interactive exhibition sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution showcases the history, culture and people behind
small-town sports. bit.ly/httfrsy. (478)
189th Salem Camp Meeting, July 14-21,
Salem Campground, Covington. Worship
services daily at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. bit.ly/
sacmpm. (770) 786-6841.
32nd Annual Auction/Raffle and Taste
of Local Cuisine, July 15, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Live and silent auctions,
plus samplings from 30 restaurants. bit.ly/
wrmusav. (478) 923-6600.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt, July 15,
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge. Hunt
for scorpions, listen for owls and gaze at the
stars. bit.ly/hrdck. (706) 557-3001.
Thursdalusia, July 20, Andalusia Farm,
Milledgeville. Read, sing and recite poetry
at the historic home of writer Flannery
O'Connor. andalusiafarm.org. (478)
12th Annual Macon Film Festival, July
20-23, various locations, Macon. Independent
films from around the world, plus celebrities,
workshops. bit.ly/macffs. (478) 227-3840.
Bragg Jam, July 28, Cox Capitol Theatre,
Macon; July 29, various locations, downtown,
Macon. More than 80 bands span all musical
Firefly Festival, July 28-29, Town Park,
Madison. Friday night is for kids, with
inflatables, dance party; Saturday night is
date night, with Sensational Sounds of
Motown, dancing. bit.ly/madfirefly. (706)
342-1251, ext. 208.
Leading the Way: Macon Trailblazers
and Activists, through July 31, Tubman
Museum, Macon. Works by photographer
Johnny Crawford pay tribute to noteworthy
Macon residents. tubmanmuseum.com.
40th Anniversary Exhibit, through
Aug. 27, Madison Morgan Cultural Center,
Madison. Celebrate the center's history with
photographs, artifacts. mmcc-arts.org. (706)
Independence Day Celebration and
BBQ, July 1, Jarrell Plantation, Juliette.
Demonstrations of old-time skills and
chores, crafts, reading of the Declaration of
Independence, barbecue, outdoor games.
bit.ly/gspjarp. (478) 986-5172.
More online at www.georgiamagazine.org
Regions are determined by the Georgia
Department of Economic Development. See
its online calendar at www.exploregeorgia.
org for additional events.
Outdoor Summer Concert, July 8, Plaza
Arts Center, Eatonton. Bring your blankets,
chairs and coolers for a concert on the lawn,
plus barbecue. bit.ly/plzacet. (706) 923-1655.
Collectible & Antique Glass Show and Sale,
July 22-23, Cobb Civic Center, Marietta. National
exhibitors show and sell American-made glass
from the 1800s to the mid-20th century. psdgc.
com. (770) 434-3753.