Friday, May 24, 2013

Top 5 Memorial Day Events Around Atlanta You Don't Want To Miss


#1 Memorial Day Weekend - Salute The Troops at Stone Mountain Park:

Stone Mountain Park honors our troops and their families at Atlanta’s largest three-day Memorial Weekend event featuring free concerts, the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, special fireworks finale, and other patriotic activities.
Arrive early for a full day of adventure and enjoy all of Stone Mountain Park’s exciting attractions including the NEW Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – The 4-D Experience, an immersive 3-D/4-D adventure starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens. Challenge yourself on SkyHike, the nation’s largest adventure course, cool off and play in the spray at Geyser Towers or soar to the top of the mountain on the Summit Skyride…the adventures are endless! Stay into the evening for concerts followed by the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® featuring a special salute to the troops and extended fireworks finale all three nights. Marvel as the skies above light up in a specially choreographed musical tribute honoring the brave men and women who protect our country. http://www.stonemountainpark.com/events/Memorial-Day-Weekend.aspx



Saturday, May 25
8 a.m. - Run, Walk & Blue 1K and 5K

3 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Bryan Anderson, USA Cares, Book Signing
(Memorial Hall)

6:45 p.m. – Rose Falcon

7:45 p.m. – Eric Paslay

9:45 p.m. - Lasershow Spectacular
in Mountainvision®

Special Patriotic Fireworks
Directly After Lasershow


     
Sunday, May 26
1 p.m. & 4 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – Bryan Anderson, USA Cares, Book Signing
(Memorial Hall)

5:45 p.m. - Alex Hall

6:45 p.m. – Doug McCormick

7:45 p.m. – The Charlie Daniels Band

9:45 p.m. - Lasershow Spectacular
in Mountainvision®

Special Patriotic Fireworks
Directly After Lasershow


     
Monday, May 27
2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – Bryan Anderson, USA Cares, Book Signing
(Memorial Hall)

4:30 p.m. – J.J. Lawhorn

5:30 p.m. – Colt Ford

9:30 p.m. - Lasershow Spectacular
in Mountainvision®

Special Patriotic Fireworks
Directly After Lasershow






#2  Roswell Remembers May 27:
The Largest Memorial Day Ceremony in Georgia – In 1997, twelve patriotic individuals came together to create a truly unique Memorial Day event; a non-political, non-commercial ceremony honoring veterans and the sacrifices they made in protecting our freedom.That first ceremony attracted approximately 1,800 individuals. From that humble beginning, came the Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony, an event which attracts approximately 6,000-7,000 people from throughout Georgia and the southeast. http://www.roswellmemorialday.com/




#3 Atlanta Jazz Festival: The Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park is FREE and showcases hundreds of local and national jazz greats each Memorial Day weekend. The park will open from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily during the event, which will also include a KidZone area, shopping and food vendors. The festival is free. http://atlantafestivals.com/



#4  Callaway Gardens Memorial Day Weekend Festival 

Kick off Summer 2013 with a splash! Our Memorial Day Weekend Festival features the 54th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament and a host of other fun attractions at Robin Lake Beach including live music, the Callaway Gardens Farmers Market, beach activities, kids zones, great food, drink specials and much more. The Masters features the greatest athletes in water sports competing on beautiful Robin Lake. Come early and stake out your spot on the beach to soak up rays and take in all the action. The Masters’ festival-like atmosphere also includes a merchandise plaza featuring state-of-the-art water sports equipment, clothes and demo models by title sponsor Nautique®. For more information and to purchase pavilion passes, visit www.masterswaterski.com. See below for the schedule of tournament events. Sunday night at 8:45 p.m., the U.S. Army Silver Wings Parachute Team will dazzle the crowd with its Pyrotechnic Night Jumps. Be sure you stick around and wrap up a Memorial Day Weekend to remember with a sneak peek of the 2013 FSU Flying High Circus Performance at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. on Monday. http://www.callawaygardens.com/events/signature-events/memorial-day-weekend-festival 





#5  Memorial Day Weekend Festivities at LanierWorld:

Special events stretch across the entire holiday weekend at LanierWorld, Lake Lanier Islands’ water park, beach and entertainment complex. Among the highlights is a special fireworks show exploding at dusk on May 27. The Thank God It’s Summer party takes place on Memorial Day itself featuring a live performance by High Fidelity from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Atlanta-based cover band specializes in danceable rock from the ’80s to the chart toppers of today. Admission to LanierWorld includes access to the holiday revelry and the park’s attractions. LanierWorld consists of three sections: Family Fun Park, Big Beach and Sunset Cove. Amenities run the gamut from an array of water slides, carnival rides, a mini golf course and more. http://www.lakelanierislands.com/calendar/bigbeach/memorialdayweekend2012

10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 25; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. May 26-27; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 28. $16.99-$34.99; $11.99-$19.99 for those 41-inches tall and shorter; free ages 2 and younger. LanierWorld, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford. 770-932-7218, www.lanierworld.com.

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