Memorial Weekend Events – Atlanta

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Area highways will be filled with cars in Atlanta and elsewhere across the U.S.A. as the first holiday of the summer is upon us. There will be picnics, festivals and Atlanta dealers will be having Memorial Day sales.

We should not forget what the holiday is all about however, and that is saluting those who have fought for our freedom. Take time to recognize the brave men and women of our country who paid the ultimate price so we may enjoy time with our families.

There is a lot going on in our area for Memorial Day weekend. Let’s take a look at some of the events Atlanta has to offer.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival . The Atlanta Jazz Festival is from May 25th through May 27th in Piedmont Park and it is regarded as the country’s largest Jazz festival. It is free and celebrates jazz legends and up-and-coming great jazz musicians.

Stone Mountain Park Memorial Day Weekend Festivities. Stone Mountain Park honors our troops and their families in a three day celebration. There will be a laser show spectacular in Mountainvision and an extended fireworks show all three nights. There will be a choreographed musical tribute honoring the brave men and women who protect our country.

24th Annual Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Mas and Music at Sweet Auburn. All the vibrant colors and feathery sights of a Caribbean carnival begin at 12 noon on May 26th at the Civic Center MARTA station. It starts with the Parade of Bands. Groups of people wearing lavish costumes, marching bands, cultural groups, civic organizations and other colorfully dressed participants march mostly down Peachtree Street. The route ends at the Sweet Auburn district. The Festival Village is located at the corner of Auburn Avenue and Fort Street. At about 3pm a line-up of more than 30 popular Caribbean acts start to perform. This year’s performers include Skinny Fabulous, Kerwin Du Bois and Claudette Peters. There’s Caribbean food and arts and craft. The entertainment ends at 10pm. There’s a $15 fee to enter the Festival Village. Kids 10 and under are free.

Memorial Day Weekend Festivities at LanierWorld. There are special events all weekend at Lake Lanier Islands’ water park, beach and entertainment complex. A fireworks show explodes at dusk on May 27th. The Thank God It’s Summer party takes on Memorial Day features a live performance by High Fidelity from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission to LanierWorld includes access to the holiday revelry and the park’s attractions. LanierWorld has 3 sections: Family Fun Park, Big Beach and Sunset Cove. Hours are 10am to 7pm May 25th, 10am – 11pm May 26-27, and 10am -8pm on May 28th.

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, drive safely and don’t forget to use those seat belts.

If this summer has you considering a new our used car, we invite you to visit our Newnan car dealerships. We’ll talk to you next time here on More Miles with Mader!

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