Dogwood Festival


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Dogwood Festival

April
The Dogwood Festival is a night-and-day celebration of the pink and white dogwoods (and azaleas) blooming everywhere in Atlanta, Ga. The founders of the first festival in 1936 thought the event could make Atlanta "internationally known for its beauty during the blooming of the dogwood trees and be the beginning of an annual pilgrimage to the Gate City of the South." The festival comes close to doing that, even though it lapsed during World War II, and didn't really get going again until 1968.
Now this gala event each year attracts about 100,000 people who come not only to see the trees but also for numerous concerts, a hot-air balloon exhibit, an artists market, canine frisbee, and rock climbing. Children's activities include puppet making, games, and a kite-making workshop.
CONTACTS:
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
887 W. Marietta St. Studio S-105
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-817-6642; fax: 404-817-9508
www.dogwood.org
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