August Events Near Newnan You Don’t Want to Miss

Stop by SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia, to test drive a new vehicle and then head out to these August events in your new car. If you are not ready for a new car, be sure to give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance so your current vehicle keeps running properly until you’re ready to pick up a new car.

The Big Fake Wedding – August 13

Love weddings but don’t get invited to enough of them? Attend an emotional wedding ceremony, eat a light dinner, and dance at a reception to see wedding vendors in action at The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta at Atlanta History Center. No gift required!

Piedmont Park Arts Festival – August 19-20

Piedmont Park Arts Festival features 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, and jewelers. It has artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and food vendors at Piedmont Park. The best part is that the event is free!

Southern Wing Showdown – August 20

The ultimate experience for wing lovers, taste wings from 25 restaurants, hear local music, and enjoy a cash bar at Southern Wing Showdown at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. Children age 10 and younger are free.

Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin –  August 27

Nothing beats some ice cream on a hot day, and we’d be willing to bet that summer won’t relent before the end of August. Taste 100 flavors of homemade ice cream, join an ice-cream eating contest, hear DJ music, and visit the kids’ corner at Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ in Roswell Town Square.

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Beat Summer Boredom with these Hikes in Georgia

If you’re finding yourself bored this summer in Georgia, don’t just sit around and do nothing about it. Why not go for a day trip to one of Georgia’s best hiking spots? Georgia is full of natural beauty and there are plenty of trails that you can hike to take it all in.

Jacks River Trail

For a longer hike that can easily take all day, try the Jacks River Trail. At 16 miles long, it meanders north from its trailhead at the Dally Gap. It’s located in the remote and beautiful Cohutta Wildnerness and crisscrosses the Jacks River several times with multiple fords, so you’ll have to be okay with getting wet. On a hot day, though, getting your toes wet in the cool river will feel nice, so who’s complaining?

Panther Creek Trail

At 7 miles long, Panther Creek Trails at Panther Creek Falls is a good middle-length trail to hike. The headlining feature of the trail is the waterfall that’s full in any season you visit. There’s a pool halfway down the trail if you want to take a quick dip before continuing on.

Raven Cliff Falls Trail

This one is shorter at 4.9 miles, but it’s a Georgia favorite, and for good reason: it’s relatively easy to hike and the waterfalls at the end are outstanding. The trail runs through a shaded creek valley and there’s even a chilly swimming hole near the trailhead, which is a perfect place to stop in after the hike is over.

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Stop by SouthTowne Motors this summer to test drive a new or used car, truck, or SUV. Find the perfect vehicle to get you around Georgia and beyond, including to any of these hiking trails. Not looking to buy this summer? SouthTowne Motors can still help you with service, parts, and accessories. Visit today!

Top Events Near Newnan This July

After you pick up a new vehicle from SouthTowne Motors, you’ll be ready to head out to various festivals and the circus in and around Newnan and Atlanta. If you’re not ready for a new vehicle, be sure to have your current vehicle serviced before heading to Atlanta, especially if you think you’re going to be sitting in traffic.

Thursday Outdoor Movies – July 13, 20, and 27

Movies on the Town is a free series of public movie showings at Town Brookhaven. Bring your family and some blankets or chairs to watch some family-friendly films. This month you can catch The Lego Batman Movie on July 13, Hidden Figures on July 20, and La La Land on July 27.

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival – July 16

Celebrate the versatility and deliciousness of tomatoes at the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival. Enjoy tomato dishes and drinks by some of Atlanta’s best chefs and mixologists. There’s also live music and entertainment. The festival takes place at Park Tavern and is in its 9th year. Proceeds go to benefit Georgia Organics.

7th Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival – July 22

Head to Piedmont Park in Atlanta on July 22 for some family fun and deliciously cool treats. Celebrate America’s favorite frozen dessert and enjoy live music and performances. There’s also a morning 5K Fight Cancer Walk.

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Stop by SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia, to test drive a new vehicle. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any specials we may be running. If you are not ready for a new vehicle just yet, be sure to give our GM service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance.

 

Best Events to Attend Around Newnan this June

Looking for summer fun in Newnan and beyond this June? There are plenty of fun activities going on to make your calendar full, so load up the car and head to one of these local events.

Balloons Over Fayette – June 17

This annual balloon festival is a regional favorite. Taking place at Whitewater High School and Sara Harp Minter Elementary School Complex in Fayetteville, Georgia, the festival starts at 3pm and runs until 10pm and includes live entertainment, food vendors, games, and a kids zone. The balloons will be inflated at 5pm and will be set to glow at 9pm to round out the night. Tickets are only $5 and parking onsite is an additional $5.

AthFest Music & Arts Festival – June 23-25

With over 50 musical acts, an artists’ market, a club crawl, and a children’s fest, this is one festival you don’t want to miss in Athens. The 3-day festival supports music and arts education while celebrating local and regional musicians and visual artists in downtown Athens. The event brings awareness and donations to the non-profit AthFest Educates in its mission to provide much-needed funding for youth arts education.

Visit SouthTowne Motors

Stop by SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia, to test drive a new vehicle. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any specials we may be running. If you are not ready for a new vehicle just yet, be sure to give our GM service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance.

Upcoming Events You Don’t Want to Miss

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Head out for fun and adventure this April with one of these fun events happening in Georgia.

29th Annual Dogwood Festival

For 29 years, the annual Dogwood Festival has brought thousands of people to beautiful, historic downtown Perry.  The two day celebration is held April 8-9 and includes an Arts & Crafts show with more than 100 unique vendors and the Ultimate Air Dogs competition.  On Saturday night, just up the road at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, the festival features a Hot Air Balloon Glow with tethered rides.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

Starting April 15 and lasting through June 4, step inside the gates of Newcastle and find yourself transported back to 16th-century England! The 32-acre village is filled with over 150 artisan craft shoppes, 10 stages of endless entertainment, wonderful pubs and taverns, plus food galore! You’ll laugh out loud at the antics of costumed characters, try your skill at carnival games, and enjoy human-powered rides for kids of all ages. There’s also delicious food options, including giant roasted turkey legs, fish and chips, hearty ales, mead and more. It’s a full day of fun, food and entertainment for the whole family.

Cinema Italy Film Festival

With an incredible line up of brand new films Cinema Italy will return to Atlanta for the 11th consecutive year from April 21-23. Showcasing the best in new Italian cinema, the festival offers a rare opportunity to see films from an industry outside of Hollywood.

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Before you hit the road for fun this April, stop in at SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia, to make sure that your car is ready for the road. From auto sales and service to parts and accessories, SouthTowne Motors has what you need.

February Events You Don’t Want to Miss

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Head out for fun and adventure this February with one of these fun events happening in Georgia.

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Perhaps Atlanta’s quirkiest art show, this underground event, taking place on February 10 at 8pm to 2am, features the work of over 100 emerging artists, live music, and a free pancake bar. This is a 21+ only event. Admission includes everything for only $5 at the door. Head to the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot at 65 Martin Luther King Jr Dr.

Valentine’s Day Events

Valentine’s Day is going to be celebrated nationwide on February 14, and the Atlanta area is no exception. Some of the best deals in town center on dining specials at local eateries.

Try the iconic Polaris Restaurant at Atlanta’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, which will be serving a special Valentine’s Day menu of four courses for a price of $85 per person. This includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert. There will be a guitar and violin duo providing live music. Reservations are accepted.

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails also has a Valentine’s Day special planned. Chef Todd Richards will offer a four course meal at the 5th Annual “An Evening with French Reds.” It costs $65 per person. Reservations are accepted.

The Venetian Room is participating as well. Their meal costs $75 per person. Reservations are being accepted.

If you have a favorite restaurant, look them up to see if they are offering a special. Chances are, they’ll probably have something for you and your date.

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Before you hit the road for fun this February, stop in at SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia, to make sure that your car is ready for the road. From auto sales and service to parts and accessories, SouthTowne Motors has what you need.

Best Events to Attend in Georgia

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Head out for fun and adventure this January with one of these fun events happening in Georgia.

Scott Antique Markets in Atlanta – January 12

Located at the Atlanta Exposition Center at 3650 Jonesboro Road in Atlanta, this is the largest indoor antique show in the world. With over 3500 exhibit booths filled with antiques and collectibles, you can spend hours upon hours hunting for treasures you’ll find nowhere else. Admission is $5.00.

Monster Jam in Atlanta – January 14

For something a little more lively, plan for January 14th at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, where you can experience the awesome car-crushing excitement of Monster Jam, the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour. Featuring the infamous Grave Digger and all the other big names in the sport, it doesn’t get any better than Monster Jam. See towering 12-foot tall, 5-ton soar through the air and tear up a custom race course while smashing every obstacle in their path.

Visit SouthTowne Motors

Before you hit the road for fun this January, stop in at SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia, to make sure that your car is ready for the road. From auto sales and service to parts and accessories, SouthTowne Motors has what you need.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a day that kids anticipate all year long. It’s an opportunity for them to dress up as their favorite characters and head door to door in search of candy. However, Halloween can be a more stressful holiday for parents.

Parents have the difficulty of deciding if their children are old enough to trick-or-treat without supervision, and if they’ll be safe doing so. This guide will help ensure that you and your kids stay safe on this exciting fall holiday.

Hit the Streets Safely

Walking on the streets at night can be dangerous, so it’s best to be  cautious at all times. Always cross the streets at corners, using crosswalks and traffic signals.

Advise your children that they should always look left, right and left again when crossing streets. Don’t let them use electronic devices, like cellular phones, while walking.

Walk on designated paths or sidewalks whenever possible, and if there are no paths, walk far off of the left side of the road facing traffic. Always carry a flashlight while trick-or-treating.

Should Your Child Be Accompanied?

It’s difficult to tell whether or not your child should be accompanied by an adult when trick-or-treating. However, Safe Kids Worldwide suggests that any children under the age of 12 should never be alone at night without supervision. If your child is old enough to trick-or-treat without supervision, make sure he or she travels with friends and stays in a familiar area.

Choose a Safe Costume

It’s no surprise that kids always want to have elaborate costumes, but it’s important to keep those costumes safe. Always decorate costumes with reflective tape on them and choose light colors whenever possible. Kids love carrying glow sticks, and they can be handy safety devices too.

Here at SouthTowne Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC, we want you to have a safe and reliable vehicle for your family too. Stop in and see us for an unbelievable deal on a brand-new, top-quality car, truck or SUV this fall.

October Events in Georgia

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Hop in your car from SouthTowne Motors and head to these great events happening this October.

Stone Mountain Highland Games

October 15-16 at Stone Mountain Park

For 44 years, the picturesque grounds of the Stone Mountain Park meadow, a short drive northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, have resounded with the sounds of bagpipes, fiddles and harps during the third weekend in October.

This year thousands of Scots (even those that wish to be ‘Scot for the Day’) from around the world will don their family tartans and gather to greet old friends and make new ones too. Come and enjoy the Highland Athletic events, Highland Dancing, Piping and Drumming, Scottish Harping. Participate in the Scottish Country Dancing demonstrations, Kirking of the Tartans, Clan Challenge Athletic events, and the Parade of Tartans. See Clan and Tartan information tents as well as the many colorful Scottish shops. All events will be held rain or shine

The event runs daily from 8am to 5pm.

Taste of Atlanta Takes Over Midtown

October 21-23 at Downtown Atlanta

Taste of Atlanta celebrates with a three-day food festival featuring the culinary talents of 90+ Atlanta restaurants and 4 live cooking stages. Taste and savor Atlanta to your palate’s content with delicious creations from local and national celebrity chefs. You’ll learn tips and tricks of the trade at cooking demonstrations, while street performers dazzle onlookers. Live music, kids’ interactive activities, vendors and more line 10 city blocks at Tech Square in Midtown.

Visit SouthTowne Motors this October

SouthTowne Motors of Newnan, Georgia, is standing by to help you get in the new car of your dreams. Stop by today for vehicle sales, service, parts, and accessories before heading out for a fun event.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Atlanta

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Celebrate German culture in Atlanta this October with local Oktoberfest celebrations. You don’t have to be German to enjoy the good times, good food, and better beer!

Official Oktoberfest of Atlanta

On Saturday, October 15, check out Atlanta’s official yearly Oktoberfest, which runs from 1:00pm to 7:oopm. Billed as Atlanta’s biggest German-themed party, visitors can enjoy a variety of cold beers, German cuisine, live polka music, and plenty of games, activities, and contests (like Giant Jenga, Super-sized Connect Four, cornhole, and ladder ball).

General admission costs $15 and includes entry, a souvenir 22 oz beer stein, and your first beverage free of charge.

VIP admission is available for $60 and includes the souvenir 22 oz beer stein, four complimentary beers, a commemorative t-shirt, complimentary meal voucher, and access to the VIP area with preferred seating and the VIP beer line.

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Der Biergarten Restaurant

If you can’t make it out on October 15, celebrate German heritage in Atlanta at Der Biergarten’s annual and authentic Oktoberfest.

Starting September 17 and running through October 22, Der Biergarten brings even more Bavarian culture to their restaurant. Featuring plenty of good beer, good food, and great live music, this Oktoberfest is a celebration for everyone — not just those with German surnames.

Head to 300 Marietta Street NW. Enjoy the traditional tapping of the keg every Saturday night at 6:30.

Visit SouthTowne Motors

Go to Oktoberfest in style in a brand new car from SouthTowne Motors. For new and used auto sales, service, and accessories, visit SouthTowne Motors today. Ask your salesperson if there are any specials or sales going on.