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Must-Attend Halloween Parties in Atlanta

Halloween parties in Atlanta

All dressed up and nowhere to go? Impossible! If you think you have nowhere to show off a great getup this year, think again. Dust off that old costume and head to one of these thrilling Halloween parties in Atlanta.

 

Nightmare at the Museum

 

The fifth annual Nightmare at the Museum will bring an estimated 1,500 people together for some spooky fun. Join the masses on Saturday, October 29th at Atlanta’s four-level Museum Bar. This venue is known for its great food and its breathtaking view of Atlanta’s skyline. This exclusive Halloween event will feature a special haunted floor for your ghostly pleasure.

 

Monster Bash 2016

 

If you like Latin music, rum, vodka and/or Halloween costumes, this is your party. Last year’s Monster Bash was such a hit, that Atlanta’s Eclipse di Luna, home to regular live Latin music, is bringing it back on October 29th. At this party, costumes are a must. And make it good, because the top five winners of the costume contest will win a total of over $2,000 in cash and prizes. Even those who don’t win still might snag some cool stuff from sponsors like Bacardi, Jack Daniels, Svedka Vodka and El Jimador Tequila.

 

Black Magic Masquerade and Costume Party

 

If you’re the type of person who goes Halloween night or bust, this costume fiesta is for you. Monday, October 31st at the Whiskey Peach night club, Atlanta’s party scene will come together, decked out in costumes and masquerade attire. Expect to dance a lot at this party as DJs will spin late into the early November 1 morning.

Explore Georgia on the Big Screen with Atlanta Film Tours

Atlanta film tours

Did you know that Georgia is actually a popular filming location for tons of films and television series? It’s true, the Peach State is its own southern Hollywood. In the last few years alone, Georgia has made billions of dollars from film production companies using the state as their backdrop. This industry gives Georgia’s economy a great boost, plus another exciting thing to be proud of.

Visitors and residents alike can get their own taste of Georgia on the big screen with different film and tv tours. Some of the best include a taste of horror, drama and comedy. Zombie fanatics will enjoy driving the Walking Dead tour starting at the Jackson Street Bridge, which opens the series with an iconic view of downtown Atlanta.

While much of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2″ was enhanced with computer generated scenery, true fans of the series will still recognize Sweetwater Creek State Park just outside of Atlanta or the Pullman Yard on the Eastside as noteworthy backdrops.

The tour for “Anchorman 2” will take you all over Atlanta, giving you a real taste of the city. Stops include the The Silver Skillet, the Livingston Restaurant and Woodruff Park, where character Ron Burgundy tries hard to arrive at his son’s piano recital on time.

Each of the Atlanta film tours are self-guided and mapped out for your convenience at tourgeorgiafilm.com/all-tours. Be sure to take a camera and have fun reenacting some of your favorite scenes!

Don’t Miss These 4 Great Tours in Atlanta!

Tours in Atlanta

There’s a lot to love about Atlanta, especially its history of launching some of the country’s greatest products. You can even tour many of these facilities that are proud to show off their secrets. We recommend taking all of these great tours in Atlanta.

  • Atlanta Motor Speedway: Get up close to this famed NASCAR destination. When it’s not race time, the speedway welcomes visitors for an up-close look at the track’s most famous areas.
  • CNN Studio: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of news reporting when you visit the CNN Studio Tour, filled with interactive activities and videos from iconic reporting personalities of yesteryear.
  • Coca-Cola: The highly-rated tour through the World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place is a favorite among visitors to Atlanta who love seeing how these delicious drinks are made and bottled.
  • Chick-fil-A: As Atlanta is home of Chick-fil-A restaurants, it’s no surprise that there’s an interactive facility you can tour to learn what goes into feeding numerous customers every day.

In addition, many of the city’s local buildings, like the Post Office and Fire Station, give tours to visitors. In fact, if you visit SouthTowne Hyundai, we’ll give you a tour of our dealership!

Atlanta Events for Spring/Summer

Atlanta events

As the temperatures keep climbing, you’ll want to get out and get around the city! Here are some Atlanta events coming up in May and June that you and your family should consider checking out:

Georgia Renaissance Festival – May 1st – June 5th

This festival occurs for six weekends. You can see knights and maidens, shop from about 150 artisans, and eat giant turkey legs.

La Raza Festival – May 8th

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Latin recording artists, Mexican folk dancers, food, and mariachi music!

Atlanta Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance – May 14th

This car show features tons of timeless cars and motorcycles, plus live jazz, wine tasting and children’s activities. As a business interested in cars, this is definitely an event we at SouthTowne Hyundai highly recommend.

Salute the Troops – May 27th – 30th

This Memorial Day celebration lets you honor veterans while also getting live music, a laser-show, and fireworks.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival – June 2nd – 5th

This festival gives you cuisine of the South and southern regions of the world.

Atlanta Fringe Festival – June 10th

This festival stages 20 new and innovative shows on 5 stages, with previews and closing parties.

AtlantaFest – June 17th – 18th

This Christian music festival is perfect for the young crowd. Two dozen artists play for three days on different stages, with a 5K, camping, and a kids’ zone!

4 Reasons to Drive the Speed Limit

reasons to drive the speed limitYou could get a ticket. And there is nothing pleasant about getting a ticket. First of all, speeding tickets are pricey, especially if you were going way beyond the speed limit, and can result in increased insurance premiums. Second of all, it makes you late for your destination. And sometimes you have to later appear in court, which also eats up all sorts of time.

 

Speeding increases stress. Speeding contributes to the feeling you have of being in a hurry. The more that feeling increases, the more you see everyone else on the road as being “in your way.” This can make for an extremely unpleasant commute.

 

Speeding can increase the risk of an accident. Speeding often means going faster than the flow of traffic which in turn means you are constantly forced to pass other drivers. This can make you more unpredictable to other drivers, making it less likely that they see you.

 

Speeding doesn’t save enough time. While this is not encouragement to speed excessively, doing so is the only way to really make speeding worth it, in the sense of time saved. But the faster you go, the higher the price; the more expensive the ticket, the more stressful the drive, and the more unpredictable you become to others.

Sing a New Song at These Music Festivals in Atlanta

Thousands of talented performing artists gather in Atlanta every year for the dozens of spectacular music festivals in the area. We at SouthTowne Hyundai love music, especially sharing it with crowds of enthusiastic, like-minded fans. That’s why we recommend attending these music festivals in Atlanta this year.

  • AtlantaFest (June): This faith-based music festival draws leading artists from across the nation for a week of musical enlightenment.
  • Shaky Knees Music Festival (May): Talented up-and-coming rock, folk, and alternative artists headline this three-day performance event where you can see tomorrow’s best acts before they reach stardom.
  • Atlanta Jazz Festival (May): One of the leading jazz celebrations in the world, this toe-tappin’ bonanza brings the world’s leading and emerging artists together for a whole month of groovy music.
  • ProgPower USA (September): Rock out to the best progressive rock and power metal musicians at this hard-core music extravaganza. The crowds are wild and the acts are some of the most unique you’ll see all year.
  • TomorrowWorld (September): Take a short drive to Chattahoochee Hills for a festival of electronic dance music set in a magical, forest-like wonderland. Hundreds of DJs perform at this festival known for its safe reputation and anti-drug policy.
  • CounterPoint Music Festival (May): Camp in the Kingston Downs woods and look out on the breathtaking Appalachian mountains as you enjoy lively avant-garde pop, rock, and hip hop tunes.

You’re sure to find your new favorite artists at any of these music festivals in 2016.