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Now Through June 4
Georgia Renaissance Festival
I-85; Exit 61 - Fairburn / Peachtree City
The 2017 Georgia Renaissance Festival is open every weekend through June 4th, including Memorial Day Monday. Festival guests are greeted by Queen Anne Boleyn and her Court, merry minstrels, fair maidens, gallant Knights in shining armor and a full-day of entertainment on 10 stages, food fit for kings, and a marketplace of over 150 master artisans. Visit GArenfest.com.

May 6
Gwinnett Beer Fest
Coolray Field / Lawrenceville, GA
The third annual Gwinnett Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, May 6th at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves in Lawrenceville. The festival will take place from 1pm to 5 pm with an exclusive VIP tasting starting at 12 pm. Enjoy unlimited sampling of over 150 craft beers, live music and great food. Visit gwinnettbeerfest.com.

May 12 - 14
Camino Real
Cobb Energy Centre
A ballet based on Camino Real by Tennessee Williams. Gutman, the wicked hotelier, rules the Camino Real with an iron fist, and the residents of this dead-end town live in fear of him and his band of thugs. Trapped and disillusioned, they have all but given up when the arrival of our hero and former light heavyweight boxing champ, Kilroy, brings renewed hope to these lost souls and reignites their wills to live. Visit AtlantaBallet.com.

May 14
Sundays on the River Bob Bakert
Chattahoochee Nature Center
What better way to wrap-up the weekend, then an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends. Live music fills the stage the 2nd Sunday from May – September. Whether it's a girls' night, date night, or a you night, nature will provide the perfect backdrop for the evening. The opening night is Bob Bakert and his six-piece band playing 6 - 9 p.m. For tickets, call 770-992-2055, or online at chattnaturecenter.org.

May 14
Mother's Day Jazz & Blues Brunch
City Winery @ Ponce City Market
Join City Winery and some of the finest Jazz and Blues performers for their Mother's Day Brunch. Hosted by radio personality Debb Moore featuring Theresa Hightower w/ special guest Gary Harris and Comedian Lamont Ferrell. Specialty brunches are held monthly at City Winery featuring a jazz & blues show. Visit CityWinery.com.

May 20 - 29
Yarab Shrine Circus & Fair
Jim R Miller Park, Marietta
The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 75th year! Packed with more excitement than ever, this year's Tarzan Zerbini Circus features several new acts under the Big Top presented by the world-famous ringmaster Richard Curtis. In addition to the (80-minute) circus under The Big Top, there are 35 exciting carnival rides and attractions, as well as lots of food such as hot wings, funnel cakes, cotton candy, fried Oreos, snow cones, elephant ears, and more. Circus goers can enjoy circus acts from around the world including high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats, elephants, and of course, world-famous Shrine clowns. The Sneak-a-Peek Ride-A-Thon begins Friday May 19. Midway opens Monday through Friday at 5 p.m.; Saturday at 10 a.m.; Sunday at Noon, and Memorial Day at 10 a.m. Visit 2017ShrineCircus.com

May 26 - 29
Salute to the Troops
Stone Mountain Park
Come to Stone Mountain Park Memorial Day Weekend for a special salute to the troops, extended fireworks finale, and the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® with breathtaking fire effects. Three flame cannons add a punch to the show by sending a trio of flames nearly one-hundred feet into the air. Plus, special new fireworks spray multi-colored bursts and dance on the water at the base of the mountain. Marvel as the skies above light up in a specially choreographed musical tribute honoring the brave men and women who protect our country. Visit stonemountainpark.com

May 27
Brew at the Zoo
Zoo Atlanta in Grant Park
One of Atlanta's most popular Memorial Day Weekend traditions returns for its 10th
Anniversary. Brew at the Zoo features a variety of live music on stages throughout the Zoo and other entertainment. Tickets include unlimited sampling of over 70 beers and wines. Visit ZooAtlanta.org for details.

June 3 & 4
Butterfly Festival
Chattahoochee Nature Center
The expanded "Butterfly Encounter Exhibit" allows visitors to the festival to hand-feed more than 250 free flying butterflies. Enjoy the show when masses of butterflies fly free and land on kids and flowers after their release in front of the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion. Meet Ms. Chrysalis as she explains how these magical creatures metamorphosize. Learn about the ways you can help bring more butterflies to your garden. All ages will enjoy this fun event featuring live music; entomology exhibits; arts and crafts; face painting, butterfly parades, food trucks and more. A great event to kick off summer and create amazing memories. Visit chattnaturecenter.org.

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