If you’re looking for a place to enjoy live music, barbecue, and folk art that’s fun for the whole family, then head to Historic Paradise Garden on May 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Finster Fest will feature a record-breaking 68 folk and fine artists and 18 live music performances.
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!
Take a trip to Funkytown at the Atlanta Funk Fest! This two-day event features some of your favorite performing artists from back in the day and now, including Lil’ Kim, Nas, Charlie Wilson and many more. The fun(k) happens at Wolf Creek Amphitheater, but check the website to get the specific performance schedule for each
Celebrate the ’60s at the WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River, the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival. The five-day event will be held at the Big Four Station Park in Jeffersonville, IN over Memorial Day Weekend starring The Cowsills, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde, and 50 more amazing bands. Tickets start
The Oxford Bourbon Festival & Auction is a two-day celebration of all things bourbon, with dinners, tastings, live music and an auction where you can bid to own rare bourbons by the bottle and perhaps a custom-bottled barrel of your own. Proceeds from the weekend benefit Move on Up Mississippi in their efforts to teach
Decatur knows how to throw a festival and this pedestrian-friendly city does it up right when it comes to May’s Arts Festival. Besides the lovely art, food and music at this free event, some other highlights include the Theater and Literary Arts Tent, the Comedy Tent and dance performances and one-hour classes at nearby Decatur Recreation
Enjoying energetic sounds and beautiful weather at Memphis’ 901Fest. Serving as the celebratory “feather in the cap” in the city’s most festive month, the 901Fest will feature wonderful food, music, merchandise and artists. There will even be an air show and a 901-themed fireworks finale! Tickets start at just $9. For more info visit memphisinmay.org.
The much anticipated 9th Annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns to Midtown Atlanta on May 30 through June 2 for a weekend filled with more than 150 of the South’s best chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and pit masters. The festival is centrally located at the Loews Atlanta Hotel with Tasting Tents at Piedmont Park and
The Birmingham Zoo’s Tails in the Trails event is back for its 9th annual celebration! This fabulous event will take place on Friday, May 31 from 6:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. in the Birmingham Zoo’s signature Trails of Africa area. Enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and a variety of craft beers from local staples, signature cocktails,
Are you a beer aficionado? Do you find yourself spending every weekend at one of Birmingham’s local breweries? Then you’ve got to come out to the Railroad Park this May 11 as the Great Southern Beer Fest comes to Birmingham! This event will feature delicious Southern cuisine, Southern rock music, games and, of course, local
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