Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festivals Capture the Essence of Summer

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ice cream and moovieFrom explosive ways to showcase patriotism to festivals for Cajun food, Bluegrass tunes and the Yellow Daisy, find creative ways to celebrate the season all summer

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 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 warm weather opportunities to experience the best of the Southeast. Read more about each event at: www.TravelMediaPressRoom.com/STS

June 30-July 2, 42nd Annual 4th of July Powwow, Cherokee, NC, http://VisitCherokeeNC.com/events/detail/42nd-annual-powwow/

July 1-July 5, 2017, 56th Annual Alderson 4th of July Celebration, Alderson, West Virginia, www.Alderson4th.com

July 1-14, 2017, Fantastic Fourth Celebration, Stone Mountain, GA, www.StoneMountainPark.com/Events/Fantastic-Fourth-Celebration

July 3-4, 2017, July 4th Midnight Parade, Gatlinburg, TN, www.Gatlinburg.com/events

July 3-9, 2017, The Greenbrier Classic, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, www.GreenbrierClassic.com

July 4, 2017, 4th of July Festival at Creekside Park, Archdale, NC, https://www.Archdale-NC.gov/special-events/

July 4, 2017, St Marys Independence Day Festival, St. Marys, GA, www.VisitStMarys.com/independence-day-festival.html

July 4, 2017, Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue, Greenville, SC,
Events.greenvillesc.gov

July 7-8, 2017, 40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival, Murfreesboro, TN, www.UncleDaveMaconDays.com

July 7-September 16, 2017, Ice Cream and a Moovie at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, www.ChaneysDairyBarn.com

July 8, 2017, Pensacola Beach Air Show–featuring the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, Pensacola Beach, FL, https://www.VisitPensacola.com/events/signature-events/blue-angel-air-show/

July 14- July 15, 2017, 38th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival, Natchitoches, LA, https://LouisianaFolkLife.nsula.edu/

July 14-15, 2017, Cajun Music and Food Festival, Lake Charles, LA, www.VisitLakeCharles.org

July 14-22, 2017, Kingsport Fun Fest, Kingsport, TN, www.FunFest.com

July 14-16, 2017, Saddle Up for St. Jude, Tuscumbia, AL, www.SaddleUp4Kids.org

July 14-15, 2017, Space Camp SummerFest, Hunstville, AL, https://www.RocketCenter.com/summerfest

July 15-16, 2017, 19th Annual Butternut Creek Festival, Blairsville, GA, www.ButternutCreekFestival.com

July 15, 2017, Lake Charles Symphony Summer Pops, Lake Charles, LA, www.VisitLakeCharles.org

July 20-22, 2017, Virginia Lake Festival “Lakefest”, Clarksville, VA, www.ClarksvilleVa.com/festivals-celebrations/virginia-lake-festival/

July 28-29, 2017, Marshland Festival, Lake Charles, LA, www.VisitLakeCharles.org

March 16-October 19, 2017, Biergarten at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL, https://www.RocketCenter.com/Biergarten

August 1-5, 2017, Tontitown Grape Festival, Tontitown, AR, http://www.TontitownGrapeFestival.com/

August 4-5, 2017, 21st Annual Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival, Dillard, GA, http://www.Dillardbbq.org/

August 4-5, 2017, Lewisburg Literary Festival, Lewisburg, WV, www.LewisburgLiteraryFestival.com

August 4-5, 2017, Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Burnsville, NC, www.YanceyChamber.com

August 10-12, 2017, 18th Annual Bargains Galore on 64, Arkansas, http://BargainsGaloreOn64.org/

August 10-19, 2017, State Fair of West Virginia, Fairlea, WV, www.StateFairofWV.com

August 10-13, 2017, The Richmond Jazz Festival, Richmond, VA,
https://www.Facebook.com/richmondjazzfestival/

August 11-13, 2017, The 48 Hour Film Project, Paducah, KY, http://www.48hourfilm.com/paducah-ky

August 12, 2017, Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights, Jackson, MS, www.GreaterBelhaven.com

August 12-13, 2017, Bluegrass in the Park & Folklife Festival, Henderson, KY, www.BlueGrassInThePark.com

August 16-20, 2017, Smoky Mountain Songwriter’s Festival, Gatlinburg, TN, www.SMSWF.com

August 19, 2017, Arts & Crabs Fest, Lake Charles, LA, www.VisitLakeCharles.org

August 19, 2017, 30th Annual Dancin’ in the Streets, Stuart, FL, www.StuartDancinInTheStreets.com

August 19, 2017, Girls Night Out, Charleston, WV, www.GNOWV.com

August 25-26, 2017, FunkFest Beach Party- featuring Africana Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA, http://www.BeachStreetUSA.com/festivals/funkfest-beach-party-featuring-africana-virginia-beach

August 25-September 13, 2017, Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, GA, www.OCAF.com

August 26-28, 2017, Alabama Veterans Reunion, Tuscaloosa, AL, www.AlabamaVeteransReunion.com

August 26, 2017, Summerfest, York, SC, https://www.YorkSummerfest.com/

August 31-September 4, 2017, Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Morgan City, LA, www.ShrimpAndPetroleum.org

September 1-October 31, 2017, Huntsville Botanical Garden Scarecrow Trail, Huntsville, AL, www.HSVBG.org

September 2-4, 2017, Marietta Art in the Park, Marietta, GA, www.ArtParkMarietta.com

September 7-10, 2017, Yellow Daisy Festival, Stone Mountain, GA, www.StoneMountainPark.com/events/yellow-daisy-festival

September 8-17, 2017, Tennessee Valley Fair, Knoxville, TN, www.TNValleyFair.org

September 9, 2017, 25th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival, Pascagoula, MS, http://MSGulfCoastBluesFest.com/index.html

September 9-10, 2017, 36th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival, Biloxi, MS, https://www.GulfCoast.org/event/36th-annual-biloxi-seafood-festival/4483/

September 13-17, 2017, Clayton Harvest & Music Festival, Clayton, NC, www.ClaytonChamber.com/pages/Harvest-festival

September 15-17, 2017, Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, Augusta, GA, www.ArtsInTheHeart.com

September 15, 2017, Taste of Autumn, Gatlinburg, TN, www.Gatlinburg.com/events

September 18-20, 2017, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bristol, VA/TN, www.BristolRhythm.com

September 21-October 22, 2017, Bridging The Blues, Memphis & towns throughout the Mississippi and Arkansas Delta, www.BridgingTheBlues.com

September 21-24, 2017, Mayberry Days, Mount Airy, NC, www.MayberryDays.org

September 22-October 1, 2017, Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, Captiva, Downtown Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach, FL, www.IslandHopperFest.com

September 23-30, 2017, EVA Frontier Days, Eva, AL, http://EvaFrontierdays.weebly.com/

September 28, 2017, Art Walk Downtown, Columbus, MS,
http://www.ColumbusMainStreet.com/events/art-walk-downtown/?event_start=1506619800&event_end=1506627000

September 29-30, 2017, Athens’ Grease Festival, Athens, AL,
http://AthensGreaseFestival.com/index.html

September 29-October 1, 2017, Pensacola Seafood Festival, Pensacola, FL, www.FiestaOfFiveFlags.org

September 29-October 29, 2017, Rock City’s Blowing Springs Farm-featuring the Enchanted MAiZE, Flintstone, GA, www.BlowingSpringsFarm.com

September 30, 2017, Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival, Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, TN, www.LouieBluie.org

September 30, 2017, Mountain Heritage Day, Cullowhee, NC, www.MountainHeritageDay.com