Don’t miss the August date of the Gulch Night Market! This market has extended hours, with the fun kicking off at 3 p.m. (instead of 5 p.m.) and lasting until 9 p.m. Mark your calendars now to catch one of these unique evenings of celebrating local vendors. Returning vendors include Aero Bar, Amelia’s Flower Truck,
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!
Kentucky Shakespeare presents its annual beloved Shakespeare in the Park series all summer through August 4 in Central Park in Old Louisville. All shows are free to the public with the pre-show starting at 7:15 p.m. and the production beginning at 8 p.m. Filling out the end of the season, Cleopatra: Queen of Kings will run
At the ATL Wine + Spirits Fest, attendees will be able to drink wine, beer and spirits from around the world! From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy region specific alcohol, multiple restaurants and live music on the lovely Promenade at Piedmont Park. Proceeds will go to benefit the Piedmont Conservancy. Tickets start at $39.
Labor Day weekend, Lightning 100 presents to you, Nashville’s FREE live music festival, Live on the Green. The three-day festival includes an incredible lineup of performers, a solid selection of food vendors, a great menu of brews and a vibrant crowd for a weekend full of jamming. Check out the lineup and make your plans
We will be having our 8th Annual Walk, Wag, n’ Run on August 24 at Lenox Park in Brookhaven. Each year we see a crowd of about 500 individuals and their pets. The event includes a certified 5K (2020 Peachtree Road Race Qualifier), a Fun Run (under a mile), and a vendor area for attendees
Join the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter at its 2019 Dementia Education Conference. The all-day event – presented by Sharon Towers – is the largest educational conference about Alzheimer’s disease in the central and western part of the state and will bring together those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Spend a day at the McColl Center enjoying a summer art collection, meeting artists-in-residence, and even getting the chance to create your own masterpiece! The open studio is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission, popcorn, and cotton candy are free. Plus, enjoy food trucks, a bar, and summer music in the front lawn! mccollcenter.org/oss
Wherever your summer travels may take you, make time to enjoy some of these fantastic events. There’s nothin’ better than summer in the South! Image: VisitMusicCity.com
The Alabama Music Awards Organization will host the 5th Annual Alabama Music Awards featuring entertaining performances and local artist recognition. There will even be a live performance by local artist, Big Ro Williams. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Bessemer Civic Center, and tickets are $25 in advance. For more information, visit alabamamusicawardsshow.com.
The Soul Cleanse Festival is a unique opportunity to deepen your practice by stretching your mind, body and spirit. Fifteen regional teachers will be leading workshops and classes focusing on postures, different yoga styles, meditation and yoga philosophy. This year, join the festival overnight and attend Saturday’s events including crystal workshops, reiki healing sessions and