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Six Highlights of Atlanta Cycling Festival 2016

The beautiful and historic city of Atlanta, USA welcomes all to the weeklong Atlanta Cycling festival, starting from June 11th, 2016.


Avid cyclists from world over participate in this event. Here, we have presented five highlights.

Opening Party

The festival kick starts with a bang! A parking deck is converted into an awesome bicycle event space. Light shows, music and beer, stunning views and the infectious enthusiasm of fellow cyclists- all blend into a night of revelry and fun.


Visual art meets cycling in this “bikestameet” event, wherein riders travel throughout the city in search of a photo opportunity finally culminating in the Elliot Street Pub. Capture the beauty of the city with your camera and carry home a bundle of fond memories.

The Phoenix Tour

This event, not for the faint hearted, is a 17 mile ride around the SW, NW and SE Atlanta. It also involves exploring the historical pockets of the city. Several hills and bumps along the way make the ride a bit daunting and physically exerting at times. Enjoy sandwiches along the way and savour the official tortilla chip of the 2016 Atlanta Cycling festival, the ‘Paqui’. The event will be held on 11th June at 8:30 am local time.

MACC Casual Ride

The Metro Atlanta Cycling Club invites people to participate in a casual ride through the city streets. One may opt for the shorter ride spanning 18 miles or take the 28 mile longer route. Fellow cyclists will cheer you all along the way. The ride commences on 11th June and it is recommended that you carry a safety helmet, extra tube, air cartridge and some energy bars/drinks.

BeltLine Mountain Bike Ride

Cyclists, who are not fond of pedalling through city lanes, would perhaps like the trails full of dirt and tricky terrain. This event is for more advanced bikers looking for a more challenging experience. The event will be conducted on 14th June at 7 pm local time.

Quick Release Art Print Show

‘Art prints’ themed around cycles and ‘brews’ of Eventide – this is what the event promises on 17th June. The show features limited edition prints of more than 10 bicycle artists, which are sold for $35 each. Entry to the event is free, though a ticket is required to enjoy the beverages.

Top 5 April Festivals in Atlanta, Georgia 2016

Atlanta, one of the friendliest and most happening cities in the US, entertains tourists and locals alike with a slew of live music events, plays and a lot more.


Besides, the people here celebrate various events and festivals with great enthusiasm and energy. If you are planning to book your tickets to the destination, you would perhaps like to know about the upcoming festivals of Atlanta.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

From April 8th to 10th, The Atlanta Dogwood will celebrate the bloom of its native dogwood trees. One can enjoy live music, art and crafts, food and other activities. Another highlight of this festival is the ‘U.S. Disc Dog Southern Nationals’. It is a famous disc dog competition, where dogs and their owners play flying disc games. You can watch all this for free.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

The Georgia Renaissance Festival is considered as one of the top 20 events in the South-Eastern United States. You can attend this festival from April 16th to June 5th, 2016. It offers guests an array of activities, ranging from jousting tournaments to glass-blowing demonstrations and sword-swallowing shows. You can see numerous performers in action such as acrobats, jugglers, magicians, and dancers.


The Inman Park Festival in Atlanta is one of the most colourful celebrations. The festival highlights include a popular street market featuring local art, children’s performances, live music and dance.  It is now celebrated at various places in Atlanta, and thousands gather each year to witness the beauty of the Inman Park Festival. You can witness the action at any of the venues from April, 30th to May 1st, 2016.

Taste & Sound of Woodstock

If you are in Atlanta, don’t miss the 6th Annual Taste & Sound of Woodstock presented by Main Street Woodstock on Saturday April 23rd, 2016 at the Historic Downtown Woodstock. You can taste delicious food from the best of restaurants in the area while students of Woodstock High School will entertain you with live band performances. Furthermore, interactive cooking demos will present valuable cooking tips to the guests.

Atlanta’s Top Christmas Events in December 2015

Atlanta is one of those cities in the USA that has become a prominent destination to enjoy splendid Christmas celebrations.


The city is again ready to kick off the festive month of December with a range of events. Even if you are visiting Atlanta just for a day in December, you get several options to experience the eclectic festive mood at various parties, markets, shows, walks and concerts. Let’s check out a few popular Christmas events in Atlanta.

Garden Lights

Atlanta Botanical Garden will host the annual extravaganza, Garden Lights, from 14th November to 09th January, 2015. Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, Tunnel of Light, and Orchestral Orbs are among the attractions that feature a dazzling display of lights. You can admire this captivating show of lights between 5pm and 10pm. Entry tickets for this event are generally classified into two types; Peak Night Admission (Thursday to Sunday) and Non-Peak Night Admission (Monday to Wednesday).

Black Nativity

Theatre lovers must add this event to their itineraries. This theatre performance is based on the Black Nativity written by poet Langston Hughes in 1961. It portrays the African-American perspective of the Nativity story through gospel music, captivating voices and energetic dance. This show is scheduled from 02nd to 20th December, 2015 at Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater and Gallery.

Celtic Christmas

Visit Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, Atlanta on 19th and 20th December at 8pm and 3pm to enjoy Celtic Christmas. Packed with poetry, dance, mirth and music, this event celebrates the intermingling of various ethnicities such as Scottish, Welsh, Irish, and Appalachian. Tickets for this event are available on the official website of Celtic Christmas.

Peach Drop

Often named as the largest New Year’s Eve in the Southeast, Peach Drop is packed with exclusive live entertainment for adults and a range of activities for kids. New Year’s Eve of 2015 will mark the 26th edition of this notable event where you can enjoy the performances of Ludacris, Symphony Crack Orchestra and Radiolucent. Peachtree Rides and PAC MAN Play Arcade promise a fun-filled New Year’s Eve for families. Underground Atlanta will host this lively extravaganza on 31st December.

Top 3 Cultural Festivals in Atlanta, Georgia during the Month of October

Come October, and Atlanta bursts with a number of events and festivals for people of varied tastes and interests.


Be it art enthusiasts or movie buffs and theater lovers – there is something for everyone. The city hosts lots of exciting and culturally rich events in the month of October. Let’s check out some of the main highlights.

Atlanta Arts Festival

The Atlanta Arts Festival will feature around 200 of the best artists in the country. This annual festival is usually celebrated on the second week after the Labour Day, but this year, it will be held on the 24th and 25th of October. The festival displays some of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring art and craftworks including paintings, sculptures, and photographs as well as various other handicrafts made of different materials such as leather, brown glass and metal. Other attractions include art sessions, artists’ demos and live entertainment.

Atlanta Underground Film Festival

Atlanta Underground Film Festival, an annual ritual, will celebrate its 12th anniversary this year. Started in 2004, the festival has been a platform for independent filmmakers of all ages. The film festival will be held on the 9th and the 10th of October and will feature movies of various genres from all around the world. If you are an independent filmmaker, you can submit your work and it may just get selected and showcased here. Tickets to the shows will be available 30 minutes before screening.

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, also known as the festival of 40 plays in 4 days, is becoming one of the most popular theatre festivals, wherein writers, artists and celebrities from all across the globe come every year and use the stage as the medium to tell stories or to project different themes, emotions and messages. The festival also features live performances, workshops and shopping options.

Top Three Must-Visit Places for History Lovers in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is more famed as a busy commercial hub, but did you know that the city is also full of attractions that draw history buffs from all around the globe. Here are three of the top historical attractions in Atlanta.

Atlanta History Center

If you have a love for history, Atlanta History Center is one of the first places you should visit in the city. Attend the award winning exhibitions here to know about Georgia’s history. The museum has several interesting parts, such as the Smith Family Farm of 1960s and Swan House of 1928, the celebrated Goizuetta, Mary Howard Gilbert Memorial Quarry Garden, Frank A. Smith Rhododendron Gardens, Kenan Research Center and Centennial Olympic Games museum. A major attraction is the residence of Margaret Mitchell, the author of the famous novel, Gone with the Wind.

 Mike Licht by Martin Luther King / CC BY

Mike Licht by Martin Luther King / CC BY

Birth Home of Martin Luther King Jr.

One of the most iconic landmarks in Atlanta is the Auburn Avenue, birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. The place is well known for the two blocks, namely 501 and 407-413. The former is the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and the latter is the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. and his father worked as ministers.  Guided tours are available for groups of up to 15 people.

Fox Theatre

The famous Fox Theatre was started in 1928, during the Great Depression. Apart from its historical significance, it is a popular place to enjoy a variety of entertainment. The theatre hosts popular plays, classic films, Broadway Musicals, stage performances and comedy shows. It is reputed to entertain almost 50,000 spectators every year and has been named the National Historic Landmark.