Category Archives: Atlanta

Callanwolde Arts Festival Coming Up End of January

Atlanta, Georgia is always filled with tons of great things to do, but the city is concluding the first month of the New Year with the Callanwolde Arts Festival. Located in a historic district in Atlanta, this indoor art festival is situated right in the midst of stunning architecture and is revered as a local outlet by and for artists. Callanwolde Arts Festival seeks to form a strong bond with the community of Atlanta artists by giving them a voice and a medium.

The arts festival is a two-day event held on both Saturday and Sunday, ranging from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 5 PM Sunday. The event itself will feature almost 90 individual artists, ranging from painters to photographers to jewelers, glass artists, sculptors, and many, many more. Demonstrations and live performances will also be provided at the festival for guests to enjoy, along with food trucks that include healthy options.

If you just can’t get enough of the Callanwolde Arts Festival, there’s also the option of special VIP tickets to a Friday event that goes from 6 PM to 9 PM. Just buy your tickets at the door for this exclusive “Preview Party” that will give visitors a glimpse of things to come for the rest of the weekend.

5 Best Boating Lakes near Atlanta

West Point Lake, James Emery
West Point Lake, taken by James Emery. No changes.

Nothing can quite capture the joy, relaxation, and fun of spending a day out on the water. If you’re looking for some boating fun here in Georgia, here are the five best boating lakes near Atlanta and Morrow, Georgia.

  1. Lake Allatoona. Just 40 minutes north of Atlanta, you’ll find this beautiful gem of a lake. It offers numerous boating amenities including docks and marinas. You can enjoy sailing, wind surging, or power boating.
  2. Lake Lanier. Another beautiful lake is Lake Lanier just 45 minutes north of Atlanta. This lake was even used for rowing and kayaking events during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
  3. Lake Jackson. This lake is operated by the Georgia Power Company and is popular during the summer with boaters and skiers. You’ll be able catch a big haul of crapper, spotted bass, and more.
  4. West Point Lake. Straddling the Georgia-Alabama border is the beautiful West Point Lake. It offers 500 miles of shoreline and is a great place of boating and other water sports.
  5. Lake Oconee. This relatively shallow lake is a great place for a wide range of water activities, including fishing, boating, water skiing, and more. It is located just over an hour east of Morrow.

What is your favorite lake in the Atlanta area?