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Plan for a Fabulous Summer with these Top 20 Events from the Southeast Tourism Society

Top20WinnerPrintROSWELL, GEORGIA – APRIL – 2016 -Since 1985 the Southeast Tourism Society has recognized the unique, diverse and unparalleled events in the region with the Top 20 Events Program. For every month of the year, STS selects 20 events per month which represent the Southeast’s down home flavor through arts and crafts, music, parades, pageantry, food, sporting competitions, live entertainment and much more.

Save the date for these upcoming summer opportunities to experience the best of the Southeast. Read more about each event at:

http://www.travelmediapressroom.com/sts/summer-2016-top-20-events/

July-September, 2016, Ice Cream & a Moovie at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, Bowling Green, KY, www.ChaneysDairyBarn.com
July 1-July 4, 2016, 55th Annual Alderson, 4th of July Celebration, Alderson, WV, www.Alderson4th.com
July 1-2, 2016, Coke Zero 400 4th of July Weekend, Daytona Beach, FL, www.DaytonaBeach.com
July 2-August 5, 2016, An Appalachian Summer Festival, Boone, NC, www.AppSummer.org
July 4, 2016, 4th of July Midnight Parade, Gatlinburg, TN, http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=93
July 4, 2016, Red White, Blue & You, Lake Charles, LA, www.VisitLakeCharles.org
July 4, 2016, St. Marys Independence Day Festival, St. Marys, GA, http://www.visitstmarys.com/independence-day-festival.html
July 4, 2016, Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue, Greenville, SC, http://www.greenvillesc.gov/246/Wells-Fargo-Red-White-Blue-Festival
July 8-9, 2016, 39th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival, Murfreesboro, TN, www.UncleDaveMaconDays.com
July 9, 2016, Lake Charles Symphony Summer Pops, Lake Charles, LA, www.VisitLakeCharles.org
July 14-17, 2016, Keeneland Concours d’Elegance, Lexington, KY, www.KeeneLandConcours.com
July 14-16, 2016, Virginia Lake Festival, Clarksville, VA, http://clarksvilleva.com/festivals-celebrations/virginia-lake-festival/
July 15-16, 2016, Cajun French Music & Food Festival, Lake Charles, LA, www.VisitLakeCharles.org
July 15-23, 2016, Kingsport Fun Fest, Kingsport, TN, www.FunFest.net
July 15-16, 2016, 34th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival, Norfolk, VA, https://festevents.org/events/2016-season-events/norfolkwaterfrontjazzfestival/
July 16-17, 2016, 18th Annual Butternut Creek Festival, Blairsville, GA, www.ButternutCreekFestival.com
July 21-July 23, 2016, Folkmoot USA, Waynesville, NC, www.FolkmootUSA.org
July 22-31, 2016, W.C Handy Music Festival, Florence, AL, www.WCHandyMusicFestival.org
July 23, 2016, Gulf Brew, Layfayette, LA, www.AcadianaCenterForTheArts.org
July 27-July 30, 2016, Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriter’s Festival, Henderson, KY, www.SandyLeeSongFest.com
August 3-6, 2016, Shelbyville Horse Show, Shelbyville, KY, www.ShelbyvilleHorseShow.com
August 5-6, 2016, Lewisburg Literary Festival, Lewisburg, WV, www.LewisburgLiteraryFestival.org
August 5-6, 2016, Main Street Music Festival, Albertville, AL, www.MainStreetMusicFestival.com
August 5-6, 2016, Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days, Athens, AL, http://www.northalabama.org/do/festivals-events/detail/piney-chapel-american-farm-heritage-days
August 8-28, 2016, Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, KY, www.KYStateFair.org
August 12-13, 2016, Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival, Henderson, KY, www.BluegrassInThePark.com
August 12-21, 2016, State Fair of West Virginia, Lewisburg, WV, www.StateFairOfWV.com
August 12-21, 2016, Staunton Music Festival, Staunton, VA, www.StauntonMusicFestival.org
August 13, 2016, August Concert and Wing Festival, Suwanee, GA, www.Suwanee.com
August 13, 2016, Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights, Jackson, MS, www.GreaterBelhaven.com
August 13, 2016, 16th Annual Norfolk Latino Music Festival, Norfolk, VA, https://festevents.org/events/2016-season-events/latino-music-fest/
August 13, 2016, YWCA Resolve Family Abuse “Girls Night Out,” Charleston, WV, www.gnowv.com
August 19-20, 2016, Asheville Wine and Food Festival, Asheville, NC, www.AshevilleWineandFood.com
August 19-20, 2016, Franklin County Watermelon Festival, Russellville, AL, www.FranklinCountyAL.org
August 19-27, 2016, Wilson County Fair, Lebanon, TN, www.WilsonCountyFair.net
August 20, 2016, Arts & Crabs Fest, Lake Charles, LA, www.VisitLakeCharles.org
August 20, 2016, Thin Mint Sprint, Suwanee, GA, http://thinmintsprintlani.wix.com/-thin-mint-sprint
August 24-28, 2016, Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival, Gatlinburg, TN, www.SMSWF.com
August 25-27, 2016, Winterville Watermelon Festival, Winterville, NC, www.WatermelonFest.com
August 26-September 14, 2016, Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, GA, www.OCAF.com
September-October, 2016, Blowing Springs Farm, Flintstone, GA, www.BlowingSpringsFarm.com
September 1-5, 2016, Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Morgan City, Louisiana, www.ShrimpAndPetroleum.org
September 1-October 9, 2016, Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, Virginia, Beach, VA, www.NeptuneFestival.com
September 2-5, 2016, North Carolina Apple Festival, Hendersonville, NC, www.NCAppleFestival.org
September 3-5, 2016, Marietta Art in the Park, Marietta, GA, www.ArtParkMarietta.com
September 9-10, 2016, Oka Kapassa Native American Festival, Tuscumbia, AL, www.OkaKapassa.org
September 9-11, 2016, Holley LS Fest 7, Bowling Green, KY, www.LSFest.com
September 9-11, 2016, KY State BBQ Festival, Danville, KY, http://KentuckyBBQFestival.com/
September 9-11, 2016, MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, Covington, KY, www.MainStrasse.org
September 9-18, 2016, Tennessee Valley Fair, Knoxville, TN, www.TNValleyFair.org
September 10-11, 2016, 35th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival, Biloxi, MS, http://www.gulfcoast.org/event/35th-annual-biloxi-seafood-festival/4483/
September 13-18, 2016, Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Bardstown, KY, www.KYBourbonFestival.com
September 16-18, 2016, 35th Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, Augusta, GA, www.ArtsInTheHeartOfAugusta.com
September 16-18, 2016, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bristol, VA/TN, www.BristolRhythm.com
September 17-18, 2016, Ocmulgee Indian Celebration, Macon, GA, www.nps.gov/ocmu
September 22-25, 2016, Benson Mule Days, Benson, NC, www.BensonMuleDays.com
September 23-24, 2016, Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival, Gonzales, LA, www.AscensionBallooning.com
September 24, 2016, A taste of Clarkesville, Clarkesville, GA, http://TasteOfClarkesville.com/
September 30-October 30, 2016, Ruby Falls’ Haunted Cavern, Chattanooga, TN, www.HauntedCavern.com

Southeast Tourism Society, www.SoutheastTourism.org, 770-542-1523. Events can also be found on Escape to the Southeast.