May comes alive with so many great events all over the South. Get out and explore the region at one of these top May events! Image: Memphis in May
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!
Centrally located in Midtown Atlanta, the seventh annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will bring together more than 180 chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and pit-masters from Texas to the District of Columbia June 1 – 4 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Through in-depth learning experiences, all-you-can indulge tasting tents, distinct dinners and events, and a talented advisory council,
On Wednesday, May 17 through Saturday, May 20, head over to Tom Lee Park for America’s most prestigious barbecue competition. Every year, hundreds of teams compete for over $111,000 in prizes and supreme bragging rights. Teams adorn their areas with elaborate decoration, trophies attesting to their boasting rights, and as one can imagine, clever and creative
Creative writers from all over the nation, featuring award-winning writers in poetry, fiction and screenwriting will gather at the Seaside Writers Conference in Seaside, Florida. These professionals will offer a full week of intensive writing workshops, one day seminars, school outreach programs and social events. This event is an opportunity for beginning, intermediate and advanced
ArtsQuest is a Mother’s Day Tradition that takes place in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. ArtsQuest, now in its 29th year, provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from over 200 artists from around the country while also experiencing live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule), student exhibits and great
This year marks the 13th year of the Asheville Artisan Break Bakers’ Festival. This two-day event, which draws over 1,500 attendees each year, is an opportunity for bread enthusiasts and professional bakers to break bread together, to improve their baking skills, share ideas and network within the artisan bread community. Saturday, May 6 from 10
The annual North Charleston Arts Fest highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, theatre, music, film, media and visual & literary arts. Over the years the event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals across the South with a schedule that offers something for everyone, including:
The South comes to life in the springtime, and there’s no shortage of fantastic events taking place around the region. Here are some of our top selections.
The 22nd Annual Festival of Faiths begins Wednesday, April 19 and will run through Saturday, April 22. This year’s festival theme is “Compassion Shining Like the Sun”. Events will be held at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, the Cathedral of the Assumption and Spalding University. For a full schedule of events and to purchase
Celebrating its 29th anniversary, Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry will take place on Thursday, April 20th in a brand new venue, Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree, featuring more restaurants, more chefs and more surprises. 100% of proceeds support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Leading the
On Sunday, April 23, join Porter-Leath and help them celebrate 25 years of The Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival! Enjoy live music from nationally known Louisiana Zydeco bands and local award-winning artists in Memphis, games including crawfish bobbing, eating, and racing, arts and crafts vendors, and a play zone for children ages 12 and under. From 11
The 14th annual Trails & Trilliums Festival, taking place April 7, 8 & 9 at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, is an important fundraiser for the Friends of South Cumberland State Park. Trails & Trilliums supports Tennessee’s largest state park, and is one of their most popular event of the year! Art, hiking, gardening and shopping are combined