1. AJC Peachtree Road Race
Date: July 4th, 7:30am
Location: Atlanta, GA
Kick off your Fourth of July festivities with the Peachtree Road Race! The largest 10K in the world, this race has become a Fourth of July tradition for thousands of people throughout the metro Atlanta area and beyond.
For more information, check out the Walkabout Map!
2. Uncle Dave Macon Days
Dates: July 8–9
Location: Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Uncle Dave Macon Days is an annual Old-Time and Americana Music Festival that celebrates Uncle Dave Macon, one of the most enduring figures of early country music. This three day, family-oriented is home to three national championships in Old-Time Banjo, Old-Time Clogging and Old-Time Buckdancing and also includes an arts and crafts show, “Motorless Parade,” children’s activities, historic demonstrators, gospel and shape-note singing, and a historic photo exhibit.
For more information, visit http://uncledavemacondays.com
3. Virginia Lake Festival
Dates: July 14–16
Location: Clarkesville, Virginia
Celebrate at the free LakeFest in Virginia’s only Lakeside Town! The hundreds of activities include live entertainment, great local and ethnic food, the annual hot air balloon rides, arts and crafts, the traditional “Gathering of the Boats,” and fireworks.
For more information, visit http://clarksvilleva.com/festivals-celebrations/virginia-lake-festival/
4. Piedmont Park Arts and Crafts Festival
Dates: August 13, 10am-6pm and August 14, 10am-5pm
Location: Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia
The Piedmont Park Summer Arts and Crafts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event that will feature up to 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an Emerging Artists Pavilion, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives.
For more information, visit http://piedmontparkartsfestival.com
5. Atlanta Streets Alive
Dates: Sunday, September 25, 2–6pm and Sunday, October 23, 2–6pm
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
A mix between a bike tour and a block party, Atlanta Streets Alive takes the city’s streets and opens them up for people by temporarily closing them to cars. It is a great time for getting active, supporting local businesses along the route, people watching, and enjoying the amazing city! Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way. Atlanta Streets Alive is also Walkabout’s oldest customer, entering our third year together!
For more information, visit http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com
Cheryl Xiang is a Chicago native who loves all things outdoors related. A part-time Buzzfeed addict and a full-time student at Yale, she enjoys spending her free time swimming, reading, or most importantly, eating.