It’s time for the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival, and this one promises to be bigger and better than ever with plenty of activities for people of all ages. In addition to the talented artists showing their wares, festival goers can participate in the 5K, buy tickets for the Kids Village rides and taste some fabulous
Southern Events & Happenings
StyleBlueprint finds fun things to do in the South each month. No matter if you live in Virginia or Louisiana or somewhere in-between, you will find events perfect for a road trip or to embrace in your own backyard!
Wine lovers, listen up! Pay a visit to the ” birthplace of American wine” at the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival, taking place in Charlottesville, VA. The three-day event includes a variety of activities, including the Monticello Cup Awards, live music, winemaker dinners, tastings and so much more. More than 20 vineyards will be
Boat lovers and those who just like to look at pretty water vessels, the 14th annual Savannah Boat Show is your chance to ogle some beautiful watercraft. Explore boats and other exhibits and enjoy live music, guest speakers, children’s activities and more. The weekend-long event takes place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
Art lovers, hit the streets on the third to get a taste of Birmingham’s diverse and captivating artistic talent! The Birmingham Art Crawl’s March theme, “Luck o’ the Crawl,” exhibits work from local artists, performers, and musicians, stretching over downtown Birmingham. The Art Crawl is a fun, free way to spend the evening, meeting and
Charleston Fashion Week has quickly become one of the premier fashion weeks in North America, showcasing emerging designer and model talent across the East Coast. This year’s show will take place March 14-18 in Charleston, SC. This five-night celebration will feature more than 30 runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties and press events. charlestonfashionweek.com
Yes, it’s still February, but spring will be here before you know it, which means music festival season is right around the corner! Get out your camping gear and pack plenty of sunblock — here are the Southern festivals you need to check out!
A new venue and new race course are in store for this year’s Rumpshaker 5K and 1 mile fun run! Join Rumpshaker at Regions Field on March 25, 2017 for the 9th Annual Rumpshaker 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Since 2009, the Rumpshaker 5K has raised almost a million dollars to promote awareness about
The Chili Cook-Off is The Exceptional Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event are a significant source of funding for our programs at The Exceptional Foundation where they strive to meet the social and recreational needs of individuals of all ages that are mentally challenged. Join them and enjoy countless bowls of
On Thursday, March 2, get ready to experience the music, movies and legacy of Elvis’ amazing career at Elvis Presley’s Memphis, the new state-of-the-art facility, that will showcase interactive and immersive pop culture experiences that connect to Elvis’ personal interests and activities throughout his life, including his passion for automobiles and new technology. Purchase tickets
The 2017 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament will be played in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. Annually featuring some of the best teams in college basketball, the SEC Tournament will be making its ninth stop in Nashville in 2017. Which team will cut down the nets and be crowned SEC Men’s Tournament Champions? https://www.secticketoffice.com/events/secmbb.html
Tennessee Flavors is an annual tasting event that brings together Nashville’s top restaurants and food and beverage artisans for a delicious evening in support of the Nashville State Community College Foundation. Their focus is on Tennessee-sourced products and the culinary talents and local flavors that help make our growing community so special. http://tnflavors.org/
On Saturday, May 6, Farmington Historic Plantation will once again host the annual Historic Homes Foundations Derby Breakfast from 9 a.m. until noon. The event will feature a traditional sit-down brunch, Bluegrass style, with an open bar and Southern Cuisine. Individual tickets start at $150. You buffet wristband will also allow you access to the
A Social Mess is organizing chaos again with the return of its legendary LEPRE*CON fest to Park Tavern on Saturday, March 11. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for an eighth straight year in the heart of Midtown, the festival brings together 5,000 of Atlanta’s party people sporting their finest green get-ups for a day of Irish-inspired mayhem.
What better way to celebrate the start of spring than strolling through cherry blossom trees, enjoying live music, showing off your Shih Tzu in the pet parade, and savoring treats from some of Atlanta’s best food trucks! The 3rd Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival returns to beautiful Blackburn Park on March 25 & 26 from 10 am to
For Louisvillians, Thunder Over Louisville is the official kick-off of Derby, even though it is two weeks before Derby. The air show and fireworks are something that we look forward to seeing all year. Whether you watch from Waterfront Park, from a downtown venue, from television or from your own secret viewing spot (as many
The 2017 Savannah Music Festival will take place from Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, April 8 in downtown Savannah. This festival is one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. In addition to an array of musical performances that include dance, film and narrative programs, the festival produces youth concerts, lectures, a
Hilliard Studio Method is giving away three one-year subscriptions to their new workout videos. Focusing on the strength of the spine and power of the core, the workouts incorporate weights and resistance training. The total-body workouts are high energy and low impact, making them perfect for any age or stage of life. “There is
The 41st annual Humana Festival of New American Plays will take place from March 1 through April 9. Each year, thousands of theatergoers come to Louisville for the opportunity to see groundbreaking works before they travel to stages across the nation and around the world. The festival kicked off with an opening reception on February 23.
Sunday afternoon with Cochon555 is an epic culinary experience centered on 1500 pounds of Heritage Breed pork. Diners feast on dozens of chef-crafted tastings and sip on 40+ types of boutique wines, craft cocktails, and artisanal brews. Think of a gourmet tasting menu taken standing up. Sales benefit the Piggy Bank Charity. Created in 2008
The American Craft Show returns to Cobb Galleria Centre, March 17-19, 2017, where more than 225 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists will present their latest handmade creations in jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor. The show, which will celebrate ACC’s 75th anniversary, will run for three days with a special $5 ticket price Friday
Wine lovers, foodies, and music aficionados mark your calendars for Vintage901. Vintage901 is a three-day wine festival complete with tastings, tapas, salsa, soul and jazz that brings the world to Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate wine, food and music. Vintage901 features the best in artisanal wines, an array of local flavors with a nod to global
Make a standing appointment with your personal trainer as you’ll want to indulge a bit this year, starting with this list of Southern food festivals that are sure to whet your appetite!
Spend a weekend in the Lowcountry sampling fine food and wine from some of the South’s best chefs and winemakers. Gourmet & Grapes, now in its ninth year, is an annual fundraiser taking place at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Golf Resort and benefitting the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. The
The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s annual Art and Orchids exhibit will feature rare works of colorful botanical illustrations dating all the way back to the Victorian Era. The illustrations on display have been used to document different botanical species throughout history and have become popular and sought-after collectables. The Gardens will also have several special