During the height of the steamy, humid Georgia summer, the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival held on July 27, is a great way to beat the heat. Hosted at the Meadows of Piedmont Park, the festival does feature an ice cream eating contest for kids and adults, as one might expect. However, there are numerous fitness and wellness activities included, such as hula hoop, jump rope, frisbee toss, and yoga and Chinese exercises. With free admission, visitors pay vendors directly for treats.
By late summer, around August and September, Dragon Con makes its triumphant return to the Big Peach. It’s a celebration of pop culture, gaming, fantasy and fiction, art, music, literature, and more for the discerning fan. Dragon Con first opened in 1987 with an emphasis on science fiction, gaming, and rock music. It’s since branched out to encourage cosplay and costume events such as the parade on Peachtree Street, robot battles, and visits from famous artists and comic book artists such as George R.R. Martin, Harlan Ellison, Todd McFarlane, and even director John Carpenter.
There are dozens of annual events for commemorating the holidays in Atlanta. A perhaps unexpected and tradition-oriented affair begins December 1st and runs up to the day before Christmas Eve; the Atlanta Christkindl Market, at Centennial Olympic Park. The event is held at the Fountain of Rings near the East Entrance. One can purchase brats, pretzels, schnitzel, spaetzle, and other Germanic culinary samples. Toys, clocks, and carvings made in the German or Austrian style are also found at the market.
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