OK Atlanta, mark your calenders, on October 27, 2007 an auction will be held to benefit Children’s Miracle Network and Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. The event will take place at Four Seasons Auction House in Buckhead and The Atlanta Auction Company will be in charge of the auction. Starting at 7:00 PM, with registration and time to preview the auction items, cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. As items become available and as additional information and scheduling is announced it will be posted here as well as other sites.
Of course any project of this magnitude requires alot of behind the scenes work and many sponsors to help with donations both of auction items as well as cash. If you would be interested in making a donation please contact RE/MAX Around Atlanta Partners in Duluth.
I thought it would be nice to post at the beginning of each month with things to do in Atlanta for the month. Please understand that this may not be a complete list of everything that you may want to do, however it could be a good list to start from.
We should start with Atlanta Braves Baseball. The season starts this week and of course continues through the summer. On the 13th thru the 15th The Atlanta Dogwood Festival will be held at Piedmont Park. On the 14th thru the 30th the Georgia Renaissance Festival will be held. For information call 770-964-8575. The Atlanta Film Festival will be held from the 20th thru the 28th. On the 21st and 22nd you could enjoy the auto show and swap meet at Horse Power at The Park, which will be at the Georgia International Horsepark.
This is just an example of some of the events happening in the Atlanta area for the month of April. If you have an event that you would like to have featured just let me know by adding a comment below.
From March 4th thru March 7th, Atlanta will be the hosting the RE/MAX International Convention. The last time RE/MAX held their International convention in Atlanta was 1992. Alot has changed since then. The RE/MAX network has grown substantially as has the population of Atlanta.
So RE/MAX agents, while visiting Atlanta you will want to take in some of the sights that makes our city so rich in history and such a popular tourist destination. New attractions as well as many long time favorites provide visitors with a variety of opportunities for visiting areas of interest. Allow some extra time while you are here, you won’t regret it.
The Welcome Reception is being held at The Georgia Aquarium. You don’t want to miss this awesome attraction. Several other areas you may want to visit include:
Looking forward to seeing you here!
As a University of Georgia fan (some might even say fanatic) this years Chick-Fil-A Bowl was one of the best games I have witnessed. Georgia scored first on a field goal, then Virginia Tech scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter. Georgia was down 21-3 at halftime and having to come out in the second half against the #1 rated defense in the nation.
Georgia was up to the challenge, scoring 28 points in the second half and finishing with a 31-24 win. But who is the real winner in this game? Examine some of the facts:
- The Chick-Fil-A Bowl has sold out in each of it’s 10 years.
- This years attendance was 75,406.
- The Chick-Fil-A bowl is the largest non BCS Bowl game.
- With participating teams coming from the SEC and ACC, Atlanta makes an excellent central location.
From an economic standpoint the City of Atlanta and it’s local merchants are certainly big winners. However, local charities benefit in a large way from the game. Last year the Chick-Fil-A Bowl contributed $526,000.00 to local charities. This year an estimated $535,000.00 will contributed.
Congratulations Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Ya’ll Done Good!
What would New Years Eve be without a celebration? New York City has one in Times Square and Atlanta has it’s celebration at Underground Atlanta. Being that Atlanta is located in the Peach State, it’s only fitting that the new year is welcomed in by the countdown from the Peach Drop. Festivaties start at noon on December 31 and will go until about 4:00 am on January first. This year’s celebration will have a bit of a country flair with the entertainment provided by Lonestar.
Come with family and friends to welcome in 2007. Admission to the Peach Drop is free.
Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Atlanta based Home Depot, envisioned a major Atlanta attraction that would make visitors go WOW while also providing an educational resource for students and researchers alike. Little did he know that visitors would go WOW at virtually every turn they made. On November 23, 2005 the Georgia Aquarium opened its doors. The goal for first year attendance was one million visitors. With the magnitude of this attraction, it comes as no surprise that attendance in the first year exceeded three million guests.
The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world. If your going to be the largest aquarium then you should also display the largest fish, a whale shark. Heck, why not have two of them? The two whale sharks reside in a tank of aproximately 7,000,000 gallons of water along with several thousand of their closest friends. This part of the aquarium is viewed from two vantage points. One being from the bottom looking up via a moving sidewalk and the other from stadium style seating in an auditorium with a guide describing the various species of fish in the tank.
Whether you are a long time resident of Atlanta or just in town for a short stay, make the Georgia Aquarium a top priority as an attraction to visit. One friendly reminder, order your tickets online as this destination is frequently sold out.