Don’t miss these summer events


No one was expecting a season of canceled vacations and social distancing, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do during the warmest and most enjoyable part of the year. Here is a list of local things to do this summer to check out and put down on the calendar.


Blended Smoothie & Juice Bar
Address: 4215 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy Suite 21, Hiram, GA 30141
Blended Smoothie & Juice Bar has been serving Paulding County since 2017. It is a healthy lifestyle company whose mission is to blend health, taste and community. They have smoothie bowls, smoothies, protein shakes, power juice shots, and different blends to fit your health needs. All of their detoxes and cleanses can be ordered online for pickup and curbside. They offer catering options and provide healthy drinks at events, private parties, and more.

Qualusi Vineyards
Address: 440 Blossom Trl, Acworth, GA 30101
Qualusi Vineyards are family-owned and operated by the Gilbert family. They honor the Chero- kee natives’ land with the name Qualusi which means grapes in their native language. Qualusi Vineyard is a family and pet-friendly environment with large outdoor areas set among the vines. Indoor seating is also available. On most weekends, they have live music, wine and local food trucks. Check out their calendar for a list of upcoming events.

Dallas Theatre Rental
Address: 121 E Griffin St, Dallas, GA 30132
Is there a birthday, anniversary or special event to celebrate? Think about playing a favorite movie on the big screen with family and friends. The Dallas Theater is available to rent for a private family movie night. Grab some snacks and favorite Blue-Ray or DVD to watch on the big screen! Click here for more info.

Motherhood Blessings
Address: 9453 GA-5, Douglasville, GA 30135
SIP. PAINT. RELAX. Painting with a Twist offers sip & paint parties and they have a special Mother’s Day class going on. Masks are required for this special event. It’s 18 and up after 6 p.m. and it’s BYOB. The class is $38 per person and is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn more here.


May Market at Rose Lawn
Address: 224 W Cherokee Ave, Cartersville, GA 30120
The two-day festival features handmade arts & crafts and southern food and garden products. The festival highlights 200 heirloom roses blooming on the grounds of the historic home of Rev. Sam Jones. Take a Victorian House Museum tour. Enjoy two full days of musical entertainment. Shop and learn at the Bartow County Master Gardeners Spring Plant sale. Sample a variety of fresh foods and delicious treats. Admission is free and it happens on May 1-2.

Farmer’s Market at Ridge Ferry Park
Address: 363 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome, GA 30161
Support local farmers and artisans at the Farmer’s Market at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome for fresh produce, meat, eggs, dairy, canned items, and homemade crafts. A special event is happening May 8, from 7-11 a.m. It’s also open Wednesdays and Saturdays from June 2 through October 17.

Flourish Networking for Women
Address: 1124 N Tennessee St STE 103, Cartersville, GA
The Flourish Network and Flourish Networking for Women meet-ups and events are all about helping individuals grow and be successful. They are a non-compete business network for women.
At their meet-ups and events, there will only be one business type represented per attendee. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is on May 18, from 10:30-12 a.m. Get more info here.

Atlanta Funk Fest (Two Day Pass)
Location: The Home Depot Backyard, 1 AMB Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313
What was initially set for 2020 is now happening on May 29. The star-studded event lineup includes The Dream, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, Ludacris and many more. Visit your favorite major ticketing site for details.

Sprint Extreme Car Show 2021
Address: 305 Market Place Blvd, Cartersville, GA.
Spring Extreme car show 2021 will take place on June 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cartersville Mardi Gras Benefit 2021
The 10th Annual Mardi-Gras Benefit Gala, presented by Glenda Mitchell Law Firm, will be held June 11, from 7-11:30 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Conference Center. All attendees must be 21 or older, and proceeds will support the Red Door Food Pantry at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension and their charities.
Tickets include a New Orleans-style dinner and an open bar stocked with beer and wine. View details here.

Lost Art Music Festival
Address: 8000 Capps Ferry Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135
The Lost Art Music Festival presented by Cathead Distillery will be on June 12, from 12-10 p.m. The festival takes place at the Foxhall Resort in Douglasville with a lineup featuring St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope, The War and Treaty, Ben Nichols of Lucero and The Pink Stones, plus a Friday Night Kickoff Show with Aaron Lee Tasjan. Find ticket info here.

The Weekend
Abel is coming to town! The Weekend is performing in Atlanta on July 13, at the State Farm Arena. He is set to perform songs off of his hit 2020 release “After Hours.” Tickets are available now at all major retail sites.

Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe/Poison/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA.
Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett, and the Blackhearts are back for the Joint Stadium Tour on August 15. Tickets are now available at all major ticketing sites.