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Enjoy Warmer Weather at These Festive Events in Metro Atlanta

Warm, summer weather is just around the corner, meaning it's the perfect season to get outdoors and enjoy the area's best outdoor events and festivals. Here are some of our favorite outdoor events to check out this season near our communities in Dallas, Villa Rica, Hapeville, Cumming, Calhoun and Gainesville.


Beginning May 17, head down to Main Street for Food Truck Fridays, a summer tradition in Dallas! Every Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., rain or shine, attendees enjoy 15+ food trucks options to accommodate a variety of cravings and live music.

Rock music fans will want to check out The GlowBand Experience at the Dallas Theater this month. On May 18, from 7 to 9 p.m., experience a tour of legendary Eagles' music from the late 70s through the 90s. Tickets are $24 and will sell out fast! For tickets and more information about the GlowBand Experience, visit dallastheaterga.com/the-glowband.

Villa Rica

The annual Community Market is back on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Mill Amphitheater! Located at 106 Temple Street in downtown Villa Rica, this local market is the perfect place to find fresh produce, local honey, delicious meat and more! The market happens every Monday from May through September. For more details about the market, click here.


La Fiesta en Hapeville is your summer festival stop! Held this year on Saturday, May 18, this festival includes many family-friendly activities to try like human-size foosball, a mechanical bull, face painting, food trucks and live music. Admission and parking are FREE!

Held every second Saturday of the month now through September, the local Coffee & Chrome car show is a great way to immerse yourself in the Hapeville community. Stop by Jess Lucas Park June 8 between 8:30 a.m. and noon to drink your morning coffee and view some classic cars.


Big fan of live music? The Prince tribute band, Purple Madness is coming to Cumming on Friday, May 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission and parking are free for this concert at Lou Sobh Amphitheater. The venue is pet-friendly, wheelchair accessible and includes a restaurant onsite.

In honor of local military families, the City of Cumming is hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Friday, May 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lou Sobh Amphitheater. Bring the whole family (and a few chairs) to this ceremony and join in on a local tradition.


For history buffs, the Battle of Resaca Civil War Reenactment is a real treat! Put on by the Georgia Division Reenactors Association, this event is held May 17 through 19 on the historic Chitwood Farm. Whether you stay all weekend or stop in for the day, experience one of Gordon County's most anticipated events!

Bring the whole family for a full day of fun at the annual Wings and Wheels Fly-in and Car Show at Tom B. David Airport. Mohawk Industries is hosting again this year, offering dozens of static displays, food, presentations and more on Saturday, May 25. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with activities happening all day.


Every Wednesday this month, join the community in downtown Gainesville for the Blue Sky Concert series. Each week features a local music performance from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the downtown square. So, bring your lunch and a chair to enjoy midday entertainment like no other.

The Midland Music Festival is set for Saturday, May 25 this year at the Smithgall Art Center, offering local brews, live music and a variety of food trucks. This year's headliners include rock tribute bands SkynFolks, StreetChoir and GoodFolk. Tickets start at $30 for general admission. This festival will begin at 5 p.m. and continue into the evening, rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and/or picnic blankets. For more information, visit www.midlandmusicfest.com.

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