Art & Leisure
ENTERTAINMENT, VISUAL ARTS, DANCE, THEATRE, RECREATION
Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater
The Fred Brown, Jr. Amphitheater, also known as The Fred, is located in the center of Peachtree City and offers a variety of table, theater-style, and lawn seating options. Fans frequently travel to the outdoor arena to see both up-and-coming artists and national and international touring acts. The theater offers 2,500 concertgoers a personal and distinctive music experience unmatched by any other venue in the greater Atlanta region. Beginning in 1994, Three Dog Night served as the series’ opening act for the Summer Concert Series. Hall and Oates, Styx, Pat Benatar, Huey Lewis and the News, The Commodores, Melissa Etheridge, Foreigner, the Beach Boys, Smash Mouth, Blake Shelton, and many others have all performed there throughout the years. You can purchase food and drinks at The Fred (201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City; 770-631-0630; amphitheater.org) or bring your own picnic basket and cooler.ty.
Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival One of the most well-known events in the city is the Dragon Boat Festival, which is put on by the Peachtree City Rotary Club. Every year, about 50 million people compete in dragon boat races throughout the world. Every September, the Rotary Club of Peachtree City hosts the Dragonboat Festival, which has been an annual event for the past 14 years. On Lake Peachtree, local amateur teams compete in dragon boat races. Visitors and spectators can also enjoy storytelling, singing, dancing, food trucks, and other entertainment in addition to the racing. ptcdragonboats.org; 678-884-9556; Drake Field, Peachtree City.
The Senoia Raceway, which opened in 1969, is a typical dirt track seen in small towns. It is a 3/8-mile oval, dirt track that is just a short distance west of downtown Senoia on Highway 16. It hosts Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Late Models, B Cadets, Bombers, Modified Minis, and Legends races. Great family entertainment with reasonable costs and kid-focused events. Senoia Raceway, 171 Brown Rd.; 770-599-6161; senoiaraceway.com.
Coweta County Rodeo
The Coweta County Rodeo is a community civic organization that supports local cattlemen through educational programs and is run by the Coweta County Cattlemen’s Association. The Coweta County Fairgrounds will host the rodeo on May 13 and 14. Over 300 of the best pro rodeo athletes competing at the event showcase their abilities and talents as working cowboys and cowgirls. Fantastic speciality acts take place in between the athletic competitions. Coweta Cattlemens, 275 Pine Road, Newnan, 770-254-2685.
Georgia Renaissance Festival
The Georgia Renaissance Festival recreates the 16th-century English renaissance. The festival, which is close to Fairburn, has been running since 1986. Over the course of eight weekends in late spring and early summer, the event is open. Everything from clothing to pottery to jewelry to metal work is made by over 150 highly trained artists. Numerous stages offer a nonstop program of entertainment, including comedy, juggling, and music. The village square is filled with minstrels, wenches, pirates, knights, jesters, and even a king and queen. Garenfest.com; 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road; Fairburn; 770-964-8575.
The Ville Amp
The 1,500-seat outdoor concert venue is situated on LaFayette Avenue and a component of Fayetteville’s recently established entertainment zone. A 55-foot stage, table seating, tiered table seating, and seats for many people are included. Some of the musical acts that have performed there include The Commodores, Grand Funk Railroad, Atlanta Rhythm Section, 38 Special, Little River Band, Ziggy Marley, the Pointer Sisters, Kansas, Vince Gill, the Temptations, and The Charlie Daniels Band. Free local concerts and free family movie nights are also presented at The Brightmoor. The Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority owns it, and the Main Street Tourism Association is in charge of its management. Brightmooramp, 301 LaFayette Ave., Fayetteville; 770-719-4173.
Art Walk in Downtown Newnan
The Fall Art Walk is on September 23, while the Spring Walk is on March 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. The Art Walk in Downtown Newnan honors regional art. View the creations of at least 40 artists at over 25 sites, representing a wide range of artistic styles and mediums.
Cruisin’ to the Oldies Car Show
The 24th of September is Main Street in Senoia’s historic district, where there will be a free annual car display featuring vehicles built in 1992 and before. The Top 30 prizes, Best in Show, and Dash Plaques are given out between the 7 am to 11 am judging period. Additionally, there are door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The event also has food and entertainment booths. For this well-liked occasion, Senoia’s shops are open; come on out and have fun! Main Street, Senoia; 770-727-9173; enjoysenoia.net.
Kiwanis Coweta County Fair
The Coweta County Fairgrounds and Conference Center will host one of the major events in Coweta and Fayette from September 15–September 25. Rides, exhibits, music, a lumberjack competition, livestock displays, and more are all part of the festival! The location has a 10,000 square foot agricultural building, a 6,000 square foot conference center, an equestrian arena, and a nature center. 275 Pine Road, Newnan; 770-254-2620; cowetacountyfair.org.
World War II Heritage Days
The Annual WWII Heritage is held at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia and is a living history event for the whole family, with re-enactors, WWII vehicles, antique aircraft, authors, WWII Veterans, and displays. The two-day event is often held during the final week of April at Falcon Field, the historical airpower facility of CAF Airbase Georgia. wwiidays.org; 1200 Echo Court, Peachtree City; 678-364-1110.
Tyrone GA Founders Day
The city of Tyrone has held this yearly event in October to mark their anniversary for more than 40 years. The event will happen this year from September 30 to October 1. A 5k race, live music, parades, carnival rides, food trucks and vendors, and more are all part of the celebration. TyroneFoundersDay.org; 770-487-4694; 100 Handley Road, Tyrone.
July 4th in Coweta-Fayette
The Fourth of July is celebrated everywhere in the region! Throughout the county, there are fireworks, parades, and concerts every day and every night. For the most recent activities in the region, visit our website.
Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival
Festival of Arts and Crafts in Shakerag This yearly festival features more than 100 arts, crafts, and food vendors from all across Georgia and neighboring states. The Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival offers a wide variety of handmade goods, including garden accessories, jewelry, home decor, and more. The free, two-day event has cuisine, entertainment, kid-friendly activities, and more. 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City; 770-631-2542.
For more events, see the Calendar of Events