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:

June 30-July 2, 42nd Annual 4th of July Powwow, Cherokee, NC,

July 1-July 5, 2017, 56th Annual Alderson 4th of July Celebration, Alderson, West Virginia,

July 1-14, 2017, Fantastic Fourth Celebration, Stone Mountain, GA,

July 3-4, 2017, July 4th Midnight Parade, Gatlinburg, TN,

July 3-9, 2017, The Greenbrier Classic, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia,

July 4, 2017, 4th of July Festival at Creekside Park, Archdale, NC,

July 4, 2017, St Marys Independence Day Festival, St. Marys, GA,

July 4, 2017, Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue, Greenville, SC,

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

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

July 8, 2017, Pensacola Beach Air Show–featuring the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, Pensacola Beach, FL,

July 14- July 15, 2017, 38th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival, Natchitoches, LA,

July 14-15, 2017, Cajun Music and Food Festival, Lake Charles, LA,

July 14-22, 2017, Kingsport Fun Fest, Kingsport, TN,

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

July 14-15, 2017, Space Camp SummerFest, Hunstville, AL,

July 15-16, 2017, 19th Annual Butternut Creek Festival, Blairsville, GA,

July 15, 2017, Lake Charles Symphony Summer Pops, Lake Charles, LA,

July 20-22, 2017, Virginia Lake Festival “Lakefest”, Clarksville, VA,

July 28-29, 2017, Marshland Festival, Lake Charles, LA,

March 16-October 19, 2017, Biergarten at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL,

August 1-5, 2017, Tontitown Grape Festival, Tontitown, AR,

August 4-5, 2017, 21st Annual Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival, Dillard, GA,

August 4-5, 2017, Lewisburg Literary Festival, Lewisburg, WV,

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

August 10-12, 2017, 18th Annual Bargains Galore on 64, Arkansas,

August 10-19, 2017, State Fair of West Virginia, Fairlea, WV,

August 10-13, 2017, The Richmond Jazz Festival, Richmond, VA,

August 11-13, 2017, The 48 Hour Film Project, Paducah, KY,

August 12, 2017, Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights, Jackson, MS,

August 12-13, 2017, Bluegrass in the Park & Folklife Festival, Henderson, KY,

August 16-20, 2017, Smoky Mountain Songwriter’s Festival, Gatlinburg, TN,

August 19, 2017, Arts & Crabs Fest, Lake Charles, LA,

August 19, 2017, 30th Annual Dancin’ in the Streets, Stuart, FL,

August 19, 2017, Girls Night Out, Charleston, WV,

August 25-26, 2017, FunkFest Beach Party- featuring Africana Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA,

August 25-September 13, 2017, Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, GA,

August 26-28, 2017, Alabama Veterans Reunion, Tuscaloosa, AL,

August 26, 2017, Summerfest, York, SC,

August 31-September 4, 2017, Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Morgan City, LA,

September 1-October 31, 2017, Huntsville Botanical Garden Scarecrow Trail, Huntsville, AL,

September 2-4, 2017, Marietta Art in the Park, Marietta, GA,

September 7-10, 2017, Yellow Daisy Festival, Stone Mountain, GA,

September 8-17, 2017, Tennessee Valley Fair, Knoxville, TN,

September 9, 2017, 25th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival, Pascagoula, MS,

September 9-10, 2017, 36th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival, Biloxi, MS,

September 13-17, 2017, Clayton Harvest & Music Festival, Clayton, NC,

September 15-17, 2017, Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, Augusta, GA,

September 15, 2017, Taste of Autumn, Gatlinburg, TN,

September 18-20, 2017, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bristol, VA/TN,

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

September 21-24, 2017, Mayberry Days, Mount Airy, NC,

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

September 23-30, 2017, EVA Frontier Days, Eva, AL,

September 28, 2017, Art Walk Downtown, Columbus, MS,

September 29-30, 2017, Athens’ Grease Festival, Athens, AL,

September 29-October 1, 2017, Pensacola Seafood Festival, Pensacola, FL,

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

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

September 30, 2017, Mountain Heritage Day, Cullowhee, NC,