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Explore Georgia: Tybee Island Tips No One Tells You About

Ever wonder how can you maximize your visit to Tybee Island? We have gathered the best insider tips so you can plan a dream trip to one of the most unique places you'll ever visit. BEST PLACE TO LAY DOWN YOUR TOWEL Park near the Tybee Beach Beach and Pavilion ( Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA 31328) use the bridge  in front of the Tybee Island Marine Center  turn right and walk towards the rock formation close to the sand dunes. This portion of the beach has a smoother sand, lots of shallow areas that are perfect for little kids to bathe safely, is less crowded, and because it's close to the sand dunes you will see a large variety of seaside birds.

Memorial Day Weekend Events Around Atlanta and Beyond You Don't Want to Miss

 World of Coca-Cola

World of Coca-Cola Celebrates Summer Inside and Out

Outside the attraction, a Happiness Factory-themed 6-hole miniature golf course will allow guests to test their skills and engage in a little competition with friends and family. Inside the World of Coca-Cola, they will be able to view Happyfication, a new six-minute animated film in our Happiness Factory Theater. This new film chronicles a musical journey through a fantastic world inside a Coke vending machine where Happiness Factory workers share their secrets for finding happiness. Guests will want to have their cameras ready for photos with Wendy, one of the characters from the film, as well as with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear. Another must-see element of the attraction is the fully-functioning bottling line that produces 8 oz. bottles of Coca-Cola. 

This summer, guests may take home a 125th Anniversary commemorative bottle at the end of Taste It where they can sample over 60 different beverages produced by The Coca-Cola Company around the world. In Search of the Secret Formula, a 4-D theater experience included in the price of admission, puts guests in the middle of an action-packed journey around the world. During this summer of celebration, a special 125th Anniversary commemorative book celebrating the world’s most iconic beverage with the brand’s photos, advertisements and design as well as memories from film, social history and pop culture will be available for purchase in The Coca-Cola Store.

World of Coca-Cola Happiness Factory Miniature Golf Adventure

Right outside the World of Coca-Cola all summer long, you can enjoy a Happiness Factory – themed 6-hole mini golf experience. Test your skills and engage in a little competition with your friends and family. The miniature golf adventure is free for guests with a World of Coca-Cola ticket. For guests without a ticket there is a small $3 fee.


WHAT:                   Blues in the Alley | Youth Edition
WHERE:                 Kenny’s Alley at Underground Atlanta
WHEN:                   May 27-30; noon-8pm
PRICE:                     Free
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Underground Atlanta during “Blues in the Alley” this Friday May 27th – Monday, May 30th.  Enjoy comfortable patio seating and tasty food and beverages from restaurants and bars in Kenny’s Alley while listening to the smooth sounds of summer.  Line-up includes: Morgan Guerin ft. Joel Powell & Friends, Frets on Fire, Fantom Bass, All For Nothing, Just a Second, Crispy Oatmeal, 38th Parallel and more!
The Atlanta Blues Society will also host a BITS (Blues in the Schools) workshop & Teen Jam on Sunday at 3:30pm! In addition, monetary donations will be collected for the American Red Cross, to benefit those struck by the recent tornadoes and flooding in the SE, all weekend long.
Blues in the Alley | Youth Edition Schedule
Friday, May 27th | 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Militello
Nia Imani
Saturday, May 28th | 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morgan Guerin ft. Joel Powell & Friends
Just A Second
Fantom Bass
Frets on Fire
All For Nothing
Sunday, May 29th | 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
38th Parallel
BITS - Blues in the School
Teen Jam
The Hard Knocks
Crispy Oatmeal
Monday, May 30th | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graham's Number
The Solar Bears
Georgia State Parks 


Mountain Music Series
Saturday, May 28, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Ret Top Mountain State Park - Cartersville
Relax and enjoy a bluegrass concert at the Vaughan Cabin from 8 - 9 p.m. Not enough music for you? Bring your instrument and a buddy for jamming from 2 - 5 p.m. $5 parking. (770) 975-0055.


Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Friday, May 27, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 29, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Monday, May 30, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tallulah Gorge State ParkTallulah Falls
This guided hike will take you from rim to river while learning about the gorge's unique environments. Be sure to wear proper footwear (no flip-flops or Crocs). This hike is strenuous and will involve rock hopping and getting wet. Bring a lunch and lots of water. For ages 10 and older. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. (706) 754-7981.

Memorial Day Blast
Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen
Come join in on relay races, field day activities, campfire, music concerts, and a hoedown. $5 parking. 800-573-9659 ext. 305.

Visiting Artist Series
Saturday, May 28
Unicoi State Park and Lodge – Helen
Each week a different artist or craftsperson will be demonstrating their art or craft and will have samples of their work for sale. The program lasts each weekend from Memorial Day Weekend – Mid-November. $5 parking. 800-573-9659 ext. 305.

Saturday Evening Concert Series
Saturday, May 28
Unicoi State Park and Lodge – Helen
Musicians perform each Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Some of the best musicians in the area perform a variety of music from Appalachian Mountain, Bluegrass, and Southern Gospel music. The program lasts from Memorial Day Weekend to mid-November. These programs will be “pass-the-hat” donations for the musicians. $5 parking. 800-573-9659 ext. 305.


Movie Night at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, May 28, 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
A.H. Stephens Historic Park – Crawfordville
Experience Memorial Day weekend just as the CCC did. The Friends of A.H.Stephens State Park will be showing the latest King Kong movie in the campground. Bring your lawn chair and some spare change for popcorn and drinks. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Florence Marina State Park – Omaha
A variety of family events will include crafts and games throughout the weekend. Also enjoy a scenic boat ride on the lake. $2 - $5 plus $5 parking. (229) 838-4706.

Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel
A weekend of fun outdoor events includes kids fishing on Saturday, face painting, crafts, animal shows, field day games, and nature walks. $1 for crafts and animal shows. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.

Old Fashioned Hayride
Saturday, May 28, 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Hard Labor Creek State Park -  Rutledge
Come and join the hayride, listen to the music, toast a marshmallow or two, and join in a really good tall-tale swap. Meet in the parking lot below the Trading Post. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Memorial Day Weekend at Fort McAllister
Saturday, May 28
Fort McAllister Historic ParkRichmond Hill
This program about the common confederate soldier includes what he ate, how he lived, what he wore and the medicine of the day. Also included will be musket and cannon firing demonstrations. $3.50 - $5. (912) 727-2339.

War of Jenkins’ Ear
Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah
Experience colonial Georgia's military operations during the 1739-1748 war between England and Spain. Demonstrations include cartridge making, the enlistment of troops, military drills, musket and cannon firings, and a military demonstration at 2 p.m. $3.50 - $5 (912) 353-3023.

Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fort Morris Historic Site – Midway
This coastal fort will present hourly continental soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. $2.75-$4 plus tax. (912) 884-5999.

Mall of Georgia 

“Movies Under The Stars” Series Schedule

Families Enjoy Free Summer Fun with Weekly Movies and Music at The Village Amphitheater

Mall of Georgia invites local families and friends to gather on the lawn at The Village Amphitheater to enjoy some sizzling summer entertainment!  Every Saturday beginning May 28, the mall will host Movies Under The Stars, a free night of movies and more, where shoppers can enjoy featured flicks – such as Despicable Me, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and more – under the stars on an impressive 42-foot screen. 
To jump-start the night, local bands and artists will deliver live musical performances on stage at The Village Pavilion starting at 6:30 p.m.  Kids can enjoy a prize wheel, the Solid Rock bounce house and other special offers from Mall of Georgia’s Simon Kidgits Club.  Various tenants will be on hand sharing news about upcoming specials while food samplings and other goodies will be available for snacking, including tasty Kona Ice Gwinnett – the perfect cool-down treat on a warm summer evening!
Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets!      
WHAT:              Movies Under The Stars at Mall of Georgia 
WHEN:             Saturdays
May 28 – July 30
                        Live music begins at 6:30 p.m.
Movie begins at dusk  
                        Music / Movie Schedule:
·         May 28: 10 Steps Back and RUMBLE; Despicable Me
·         June 4: Legend; Nanny McPhee Returns
·         June 11: 10 Steps Back and Deja Vu; Mega Mind
·         June 18: The Ron Jonsons; Peter Pan
·         June 25: Drowning Creek; Shrek Forever After 
·         July 4:  Mall of Georgia’s Fabulous Fourth Lights Up Gwinnett
o    Samantha Stroh: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
o    The Woody's: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
o    The Atlanta Groove: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
o    Gwinnett's grandest fireworks display: begins at dark 
o    Little Fockers: post-fireworks 
·         July 9: StoneEcho; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
·         July 16: The Mike Veal Band; Justin Bieber: Never Say Never  
·         July 23: Bulletproof; The Sandlot
·         July 30: Chico and the Band; Yogi Bear  
WHERE:           Mall of Georgia (The Village Amphitheater)
                        3333 Buford Drive
                        Buford, GA 30519
                        (Take I-85 to Exit 115 or I-985 to Exit 4)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 678.482.8788 or visit   

 Georgia Aquarium

This Friday before Memorial Day called, the Georgia Aquarium will host a “Don’t Fry Day” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This day highlights the importance of sun safety outdoors and maintaining healthy skin.  Great giveaways including stickers, eco-friendly sunscreen samples and UV-sensitive beads that change color when exposed to UV radiation will be included at the event. You can find this event on our Facebook fan page or by visiting:, which has a list of other fun summer events coming up. All of the Don’t Fry Day activities are included with a general admission ticket which can be purchased here:
In addition, their new AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery and show is now open so make sure you go and see it. You can find more information on their website:

Callaway Gardens

You can visit for a day or stay for the entire  weekend and enjoy their Memorial day weekend package. Rates start at $149. Not bad, not bad at all...

Memorial Day Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, May 27
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Junior Masters (semifinal and final rounds)West Beach
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.Farmers MarketEast Beach Pavilion
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.Beach CookoutEast Beach Pavilion
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.Live Music: Singer-songwriter Kurt ScobieEast Beach Pavilion
Saturday, May 28 
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Masters semifinal roundsWest beach
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Live Zydeco Music: The Charlie Wooton ProjectEast Beach Pavilion
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.Low Country BoilEast Beach Pavilion
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Beach OlympicsEast Beach Pavilion
8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.                          Live Zydeco Music: ZydefunkEast Beach Pavilion
Sunday, May 29
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.Chapel Service and Morning of ChampionsMountain Creek Inn
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Masters Opening CeremoniesWest Beach
10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.Masters (final rounds)West Beach
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.Live Bluegrass Music: The Bibb City RamblersEast Beach Pavilion
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.Barbecue DinnerEast Beach Pavilion
8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.Masters Champions Celebrations: Champion introductions, water-sports movies, beach party and live music by Running Down RomanceEast Beach Pavilion

Monday, May 30
10 a.m.Ski Show: The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show TeamSki Pavilion
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.Lunch, with offerings from a variety of vendorsSki Pavilion
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.Product Demos by NautiqueSki Pavilion
2 p.m.Ski Show: The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show TeamSki Pavilion


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