Brought to you by The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, two AJFF On Campus events in 2019 will feature film favorites and special guest speakers. The first event, in partnership with Pace Academy, will feature a one-day screening on its campus in the Fine Arts Center on September 5 at 7 p.m. The second event will
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
Tour the 6th annual Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse on Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Designed by Serenbe Planning & Design and built by South Haven, the designer showhouse is in the newest neighborhood, Mado, and has gorgeous views of the preserved woods. The showhouse features Atlanta’s best interior designers whose
Brought to you by ArtWorks Foundation, the Great Oxonian Exposition of 2019 will take place on September 19 and 20 at The Yonknapatawpha Arts Council’s Power House in Oxford, Mississippi. This two day, indoor show will take place in advance of the Ole Miss / Southern California football face-off and will feature stellar works of
Tour the 6th annual Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse on Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Designed by L. Mitchell Ginn and built by McKinney Builders, the Selborne Estate Home is a modern take on the classic farmhouse cottage. Tickets start at $15 www.eventbrite.com—
Indulge your Southern taste buds in a day devoted entirely to fried chicken. The Fried Chicken Festival takes place in Woldenberg Park. Partake in a fried chicken tender-eating contest, enter your secret recipe in the fried chicken contest, sample foods from more than 20 restaurants, mingle with food writers, critics and bloggers from across the
Head to the Waterfront for a weekend of bourbon, food and music. With incredible artists like the Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Zac Brown Band, Leon Bridges and many more, it may just give Forecastle a run for its money – you can even camp out in your RV! Ticket prices vary
What do you get when you combine 50 breweries, 150 beers AND food trucks? Just your highly-anticipated Nashville Brew Festival. On September 20, make your way to First Tennessee Park for a celebration of all things beer and food in one place. Get your $60 ticket now for VIP access (from 7 p.m. to 11
This incredible weekend-long downtown Nashville food and wine experience is certainly a must for your fall calendar in Nashville. From September 20-22, step into the world of wining and dining in the city that knows how to do both. The festival features vendors across Music City and culinary talents from across the country and world.
Fall season is finally here! Celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest, part of the year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. You’ll find activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon
The 230-acre Park at Harlinsdale former horse farm in Franklin acts as the perfect music festival venue, and fall is a great time to be outside enjoying music. Sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, country, bluegrass, jazz, indie and gospel will be heard during this two-day festival. Kids can play in the designated play area, festival
Want to experience art at its finest? Head to The Buckhead Fine Arts Festival to enjoy two days of the best art Atlanta has to offer. Featuring approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations and live acoustic music. This free festival takes place from
Find your pair of dream shoes at the ‘Form & Function: Shoe Art by Chris Francis’ exhibition at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film. Francis uses bold colors and sharp lines in his architectural designs, blurring the line between art and fashion. The exhibition is from August 13 to December 8 and is open
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends at L27 Rooftop Bar at The Westin Nashville. Enjoy $10 cocktail specials including the “Rachel,” “Monica” and “Phoebe.” A DJ will play music from the early 90s, and episodes of Friends will play on a loop. This event is 21+ and is free and open to the public and
This year marks Charleston’s 36th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Moja means “one,” as the festival brings together people from all over while highlighting African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures. There will be visual arts, music, dancing, poetry, jazz, storytelling, children’s activities and more. Click here
Who’s ready to be spooked this season? Head out to Historic Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama, to experience one of Ghost Hunters’ favorite haunts and one of the Fox Paranormal Team’s Scariest Places on Earth. Sloss Furnaces is known to be haunted by the thousands of workers who lost their lives due to accidents, explosions
Grab your running shoes and craziest purple gear and join the Isabella Santos Foundation for the 12th annual 5K/10K For Kids Cancer event presented by Red Ventures. Following the race, enjoy a BRUNCH experience option provided by Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Tito’s Vodka and NoDa Brewing. Registration fees vary depending on race distance. Registration takes
Grab your running shoes and craziest purple gear and join the Isabella Santos Foundation for its 12th Annual 5K/10K for Kids Cancer and 1-Mile Fun Run. This family-friendly event brings the community together to help celebrate Isabella’s life, raise funds for pediatric cancer research and to commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. So come out and
Whether you’re an experienced golfer or have only seen a golf course on your TV, get ready to hit a hole in one at the Cooper Golf Challenge benefiting Miriam’s Promise, a local adoption nonprofit. Grab your families and friends and enjoy a day of sporting fun, plus a silent auction and prizes for guests.
Antique collectors! Birmingham Botanical Gardens Antiques at the Gardens features gorgeous wares from Southeastern vendors and designers, talented national tastemakers, events, parties, classes and seminars. Regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers will show off their creative talent through curated, themed vignettes and artists, jewelers and antiques vendors share their fabulous finds.
Calling out Greek food lovers! Home cooks are the stars of Birmingham Greek Food Festival, as they prepare platters of dolmathes, souvlakia, Greek chicken and pasticho for dining in or carrying out along with tasty Greek pastries to satisfy any sweet tooth. The festival starts October 3 and ends October 5. Admission is free with
It’s time for the 63rd annual St. James Court Art Show! The event is located in the heart of Old Louisville and is free to attend. The event is held from October 4 through 6. The hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shrimp festival? Count us in! The best part of the day, for most, are the rock shrimp dinners that include rock shrimp, the southeastern delicacy that is the festivals namesake. Also, included in the dinner are boiled shrimp, fried fish, slaw and hushpuppies. The dinners are served from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m on October
Let’s raise our glasses for wine ladies! Wine Over Water is back for the 25th year with a plethora of events taking place throughout Chattanooga in some of the city’s most beautiful historic buildings! Events include a kick-off party, brewery tour, wine dinners, yoga brunch and of course, Wine of Water on Walnut Street Bridge,
Columbia’s micro urban festival, Rosewood Art & Music Festival, is a nonprofit, one-day, free admission, outdoor event. On Saturday, October 5, thousands of visitors will descend into the Rosewood Neighborhood to enjoy a day filled with visual arts and multiple stages of live music and entertainment. Sit and listen, grab your dance shoes or simply
Each year, the Cahaba River Society hosts a catfish cook-off and festival that’s not only good for the planet but also the palate! This event has become another staple in Birmingham’s dynamic food scene as culinary masters, old and new, battle it out for the top catfish cooking prizes. This event features fun for all
Enjoy a halloween night walking a 1/3 trail of 5,000 professionally carved pumpkins at the Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular! This will be a night for everyone in the family. Opening night is October 8 and ending November 3 during the hours 7:30 p.m. 11 p.m. Tickets start at $10 iroquoisamphitheater.com
Founded in 1986, this is a festival worth traveling for. Make your way to the banks of the Mississippi River to celebrate Helena’s musical heritage. In addition to blues by dozens of artists, the festival will feature daily events, including The Biscuit Bash, BBQ & Blues on the Levee and Flour Power 5K Run. Purchase
It’s only fitting to celebrate the time-honored tradition of Oktoberfest in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. This event features live music, authentic German food, family-fun activities and, of course, beer. Raise your stein and cheers to fall at this free celebration! thenashvilleoktoberfest.com
Join more than 200 of the nation’s and region’s most prominent authors at this year’s Southern Festival of Books, held at the War Memorial Plaza and Main Public Library. Authors of every genre take part in sessions that include either a solo reading or a panel discussion, followed by a book signing. Celebrate literature with
The Fall Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival held in Olmsted Linear Park.Over 20,000 visitors will come to experience over 125 pieces from Atlanta’s finest artists.There will be a children’s area, local gourmet food and a stage for live music.This celebration of Atlanta’s one-of-a-kind creator culture takes place from Saturday 10:00
This festival highlights the diversity of Atlanta’s restaurant scene with chef demos, hands-on cooking classes and tastings from almost 100 neighborhood favorite eateries. The VIP Experience also includes samples of craft beers, wine and creative cocktails. With a kickoff party on Friday and full schedules of demos and events on Saturday and Sunday, it’s a
If there’s a North Carolina event that is a must, it’s the Carolina Balloon Fest in Statesville on October 18 through October 20. For three days, hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes color the sky. Don’t be surprised to see Yoda, Darth Vader or even the Wicked Witch of the West floating by! Balloons launch
This day-long tasting event features local Louisville chefs with rich and colorful moments for guests to taste, savor and explore the Louisville culinary scene, from local trends to regional traditions. It is in Kentucky, after all, so you can expect plenty of great booze, beer and wine as well. This event will be held on
This community event brings folks together in celebration of beer and wine on the grounds of Two Rivers Mansion. Get your $35 ticket now to enjoy 4 oz. tastes from the best breweries around the world, special gravity beer and wine samples. Sip local, regional and imported beverages, enjoy live music and explore a variety
Plan for a full day of drinking (and for a ride home) at this convivial beer festival which features tastings from more than 80 craft breweries as well as live music. A special VIP-level ticket provides funds to the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild and their advocacy efforts and entitles patrons access to beers brewed specifically
Celebrate the hardworking local brewers who devote their time, talent and energy to making beers that are uniquely their own at Cooper-Young Beerfest. The festival is regional, meaning you can visit any of the brewers within a day’s drive from Cooper-Young. Sip and sample local brews to raise money for the Cooper-Young Community Association (CYCA),
Join the rest of Charlotte on Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 for the best neighborhood wine festival. Enjoy at least four hours of wine, beer and cider tastings, live music and food trucks. Proceeds benefit Classroom Central and their mission to equip students living in poverty to effectively learn. The event
On October 25 from 6 to 9 p.m head to Overton Square for the Memphis Flyer’s second annual Memphis Tequila Festival. Savor 15 tequila tastings, food by Babalu Tacos & Tapas, party music by local DJs and lots of spooky surprises. This evening of merriment is guaranteed to get you in the spirit of the
Plan to pig out at the 36th annual Lexington Barbecue Festival on October 26. The popular event draws people from all over the South, and it’s no wonder with plenty of famous Lexington-style barbecue, carnival games, pig races, a wine garden and seven entertainment stages. The fun starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 6
Historic Downtown Franklin is back to host one of the community’s favorite street festivals for the 36th year of Pumpkinfest. Join in on family-friendly performances, children’s activities, all your favorite street festival foods, and pumpkin carving, The Great Pumpkin, a costume contest and more than 75 arts and crafts booths featuring fall and holiday products!
This is one of the “big daddies” of the competitive barbecue circuit. All contestants must have already won some sort of state championship to qualify for consideration to participate at “The Jack,” so the competition is fierce. International teams and backyard barbecuers are also invited to compete in separate divisions. This event takes place Saturday
RiverArtsFest is a collaboration and celebration of fine arts and local music. There will be live artist demonstrations as well as hands-on art activities for any and all ages. Over 180 artists from around the country will be in the heart of downtown Memphis. So come enjoy food, fun and local art at this festival!
Support the Isabella Santos Foundation at the Second Annual Pumpkin Charity Ball to support Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital. The black-and-white themed formal event will raise funds to revolutionize the treatment options for pediatric cancer patients and their families at the hospital. Tickets are $150 a person. This event takes place from 7 p.m. to
Round up the troops and head to Charleston for this annual event hosted by the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Attendees flock to Marion Square for a day of play — with the help of more than 30 community partners, CML transforms the heart of downtown Charleston into an engaging and innovative playscape. Featuring live music,
Get ready to be decked out in purple for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, where you’ll take steps to help fight Alzheimer’s disease and bring awareness to the community. The fundraiser is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the BB&T Ballpark. For more information on how to sign up as a walker