Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, a vision of what a high performance Nissan could look like in the future. Created by a team of young designers at Nissan’s London design studio. The concept looks awesome! Nissan says it “believes that the real-world is ready” for the concept.
“As a result, NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo gives hints as to how a supercar of the future might look.”
SFD Industries’s Big Wheel Drift Trike is an adult-size, gas-powered Big Wheel-style tricycle. It has a 26″ front wheel and featuring a 6.5hp motor, rear brakes PVC sleeves on the rear wheels for easy drifting.
The Quant E-Sportlimousine is powered by salt water. Powered by a salt water nanoFLOWcell system. It’s a 912-horsepower electric car. The heart of the car utilizes a three-tank system that stores two types of liquid electrolytes — one positively charged, the other negatively. The liquids are circulated through the center tank; a battery-like cell with a membrane separating it into two halves. An electrical charge is generated from that membrane as the two liquids swirl on either side of it. The system generates enough power to propel the car reach a top speed of over 218 miles per hour and accelerate to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, and the range is said to be between about 250 to 370 miles between charges.
Images © nanoflowcell.com
Polaris has unveiled their all-new 3 wheel Polaris Slingshot. A $20,000 173 HP three-wheel car designed by Wayne Enterprises. It is powered by a 2.4 litre dual-overhead cam engine and equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Slingshot 3 wheel car is available in a number of options that allows you to larger 18 inch forged aluminium wheels at the front and a 20 inch wheel following up behind, together with a blade windscreen for wind protection.
“Slingshot is an entirely new on-road driving and riding experience. The open air cockpit of Slingshot hits you with a 360 degree rush of sight, sound, and smell. With side by side seating, both driver and passenger experience a front row shot of adrenaline.
Its wide stance and sport-tuned suspension will make you want to charge every corner and never let off. With a low to the ground vehicle stance, you can feel the rush of pavement under your seat and in your chest. Slingshot is lightweight and powerful, making for heart pounding acceleration. Just punch it and you are there.”
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2014 Georgia Festival Events
August 8-10, 2014 Dalton, Georgia 23rd Annual North Georgia Bead, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Info call 540-384-6047, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.toteshows.com.
August 9-11, 2014 Centerville, Georgia East End Arts and Crafts Show, Galleria Mall, 2922 Watson Blvd, Info: 478-297-3083, email@example.com.
August 14-17, 2014 Helen, Georgia Destination Helen Motorcycle Rally is an annual event with music, bike shows, contests, games and plenty of partay potential. Located in the beautiful Bavarian style village of Helen, Georgia. The event attracts bikers and festival vendors from all over. Info: 706-878-8520, destinationhelen.com.
August 15-16, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia The 6th Annual Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival is Turning Up the Flavor! The world of BBQ will be at your fingertips as we serve up the many styles, cooking techniques and flavors of BBQ in a 2-day celebration of America’s biggest backyard pastime. Whether you love Texas, Carolina, Memphis, St. Louis or Kentucky style, the Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival IS the Crossroads of BAR-B-Q! Join us for Atlanta’s best smelling, best tasting event of the year@ Atlantic Station 20th Street & Fowler Info: atlbbqfest.com, 404-262-1800 ext. 712.
August 15, 2014 Cumming, Georgia Lakewood 400 Summer Antique Market North Atlanta’s Premier Market for Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Furniture, Re-claimed Architectural, Home & Garden Decor and MORE! 1321 Atlanta Highway, Info: 770-889-3400.
August 15-17, 2014 Norcross, Georgia Folk Fest, The World’s Greatest Folk Art Show and Sale @ The North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Info: 770-532-1115, www.slotinfolkart.com.
August 16-17, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Artists, food trucks, children’s activities and acoustic music are all part of the annual festival. More than 100 local and regional crafters will show off and sell their work. Don’t miss the Piedmont Summer Sprint 5K, the Corn Hole Tournament and Hula-hooping contest. http://www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com
August 16, 2014 Brooklet, Georgia 25th Annual Goin’ Nuts in Brooklet Peanut Festival, downtown, The festival is a daylong event featuring a 5k run, arts and crafts, entertainment, a parade, a slow tractor race, dancing and peanuts served any way you like. Info: 912-481-1742, brookletpeanutfestival.com.
August 16, 2014 Decatur, Georgia Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival- Since its foundation by the Decatur Preservation Alliance in 2000, the Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival has since become an annual tradition to bring the community together. Come by to enjoy local bands, BBQ, and a cold beer. All proceeds from this fundraising event are channeled back into the community through various local programs. Pets are welcome as long as they’re on a leash. Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival Admission The $10 admission price gets you seven hours of music! Because this is a fundraising event, food and drink are at an additional cost. 630 East Lake Drive & Harmony Park in Oakhurst, south of downtown Decatur. Info: 800.999.6055.
August 21-24, 2014 McDonough, Georgia Henry County Player’s Club Presents…Monty Python’s Spamalot-Lovingly ripped of from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? Info: henryplayers.com
August 22 -23, 2014 Douglas, Georgia 4th Annual South Georgia Outdoor Expo-Over 200 vendors with food, entertainment and amusement for all ages. $500 Cash Prize, Outdoors Related Workshops. Info: 912-383-0277.
August 23, 2014 Alpharetta, Georgia 4th Annual Gallery 35 Summer Art in the Park at the corner of Main Street and Milton, We have a wonderful variety of handcrafted artwork for sale as well as the Farmers Market on Saturday. Info: 678-762-1035.
August 23, 2014 Athens, Georgia Indie South Fair, Join us for a festive market at the new Jittery Joe’s Roasters for our second annual Back to Cool market. Located at the junction of NewTown and the Boulevard Historic District, accessible by foot or by bike–plus plenty of on-site parking. We’ll have records, jewelry, art, vintage clothing, antiques, furniture and all the best stuff for your hip new pad! Good eats and special treats, music and good times. Info: 706-714-3815, indiesouthfair.com.
August 23-24, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia Grant Park Summer Shade Festival- 800 Cherokee Ave Saturday 10-10pm, Sunday 11-7:30pm The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival presents a variety of options for the whole family! Register for the 5k Run for the Park on Saturday morning, and stay to reward yourself with a tasty treat from one of the food trucks. As you walk around, there will be live music playing for your entertainment and tons of vendors to check out. Kids can stop by the Kids Zone for fun performances, arts and crafts, and the always-popular Spider Jump. This is a dog-free event. Grant Park Summer Shade Festival To register for the 5K visit www.adamsrealtors.com.
August 23, 2014 Buford, Georgia 3rd Annual All That Jazz on Main, City Square, Come Join us for our 3rd Annual Jazz Celebrations Enjoy Great Food, Shopping, Art and Live Entertainment Info: 770-271-4394, visitbuford.com.
August 23, 2014 Cleveland, Georgia 6th Annual GarlicFest 2660 Adair Mill, It’s a fun day for the entire family with food, animals, tastings, artisans and guest chefs. Info: 706-348-6068, loganberryheritagefarm.com..
August 23-24, 2014 St. Simons Island, Georgia Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the End of Summer Arts & Crafts Show at Postell Park on St. Simons Island.10:00am to 5:00pm, Info: 912-230-1042.
August 29- September 1, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia Discover Your Inner Geek at Dragon Con -Dragon Con 2014 -Dragon Con in Atlanta is the nation’s leading multi-media and pop culture convention! Dragon Con will bring you the latest in science fiction and fantasy gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film this Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta, GA. Today’s hottest brands will be hailed and the up-and-comers will have the chance to showcase their newest wares in front of 10s of thousands of fans.
The sci-fi thrills are limitless at this unique celebration of mixed media arts! With an incredible array of Dragon Con exhibitors and vendors, attendees will experience an array of today’s most famous names. Dragon Con in Atlanta can be as much of a learning experience as it can be a shopping excursion with workshops of all types. From acting and writing, to Tai Chi and belly dancing, come ready to learn.
Dragon Con in Atlanta gives back! The annual Dragon Con Charity Auction raises donations for various charities that participate in the event. You can submit your charitable donation online, or become a part of other charitable activities that surround Dragon Con in Atlanta.
The art shows, film festivals, gaming, and charitable events at Dragon Con in Atlanta will be footsteps away this Labor Day Weekend! Reserve your membership, help out by volunteering, or become a sponsor of the largest multi-media/pop culture convention in the nation today!
Dragon Con Atlanta Venues Include:
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel
Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart
Info: 770.909.0115 www.dragoncon.org
August 29, 2014 Cartersville, Georgia Cartersville Pioneer Days Cartersville, Georgia Arts & Crafts Show, Peachstree Rides & Games for all ages, Fireworks, Musicians – Singers – Dancers – Cloggers at Sam Smith Park. Info: pioneerdaysga.om, 770-974-9033.
August 29-31, 2014 Cumming, Georgia Cumming Rodeo -Watch bareback and saddle bronco riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bull riding at this IPRA Rodeo, at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Info: 770-781-3491.
August 29, 2014 Kingsland, Georgia Catfish Festival, Info: 800-433-0225, Over the weekend people will flood the streets of downtown Kingsland, Georgia to browse arts and crafts/antiques and collectibles exhibits, sample the foods of the food vendors, and, of course, sit down to enjoy farm-raised Southern Fried Catfish, hushpuppies, grits, coleslaw, and sweetened iced tea. kingslandcatfishfestival.com.
August 30-September 1, 2014 Marietta, Georgia Marietta Art in the Park, The Art in the Park Festival is the largest and only fine art festival in Cobb County. It features handcrafted art from 170 artists, free make and take art stations in the Children’s Interactive Art Alley. New this year, ChalkFest, a traveling exhibit featuring 20 professional chalk artists. Info: 404-966-8497 http://artparkmarietta.com.
August 30, 2014 Perry Georgia 10th Annual Repti Day Perry Reptile Show 401 Larry Walker Parkway Reptile vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and more. Educational live-animal seminars & frequent free raffles. Info: 863-268-4273.
September 4-7, 2014 Stone Mountain, Georgia Yellow Daisy Festival, The Southeast’s number one arts and crafts show! Stone Mountain Park host 425 artists and crafters nationwide. Four days of shopping, live entertainment, children’s activities and mouth–watering festival foods. Info: 770-498-5634, stonemountainpark.com/events/Yellow-Daisy-Festival.aspx.
September 5-6, 2014 Lumber City, Georgia 19th Annual Farm Day Festival, 33 Main Street, Arts, Crafts; Food; Parade, Dog Show, Talent Show; Cake Walks, Kids Amusement Park; Street Dances. Info: 912-363-8049. E
September 6 – October 26, 2014 Ellijay Georgia 19th Apple Pickin’ Jubilee U-pic apples, wagon rides, milk a cow, pig races, pet farm, jumping pillow, playground, food, entertainers, museums, pony rides, mini golf. Info: 706-273-3838, www.hillcrestorchards.net.
Sept 6, 2014 Macon, Georgia Down By The Riverside Music Festival 1301 Riverside Drive, A variety of music genres on six stages, food, arts and crafts. Info: 478-742-5238.
September 6, 2014 Milledgeville, Georgia 2nd Annual Canton Jones Art Healthy Festival – 231 W. Hancock Street Music- Jazz, Old School R&B, Pop/Rock, Gospel, Activities- Exercise Classes, double dutch, martial arts, kid zone, arts and crafts. Info: 478-387-0200.
September 12-13, 2014 Winder, Georgia Jug Tavern Festival, Car Show & BBQ Cook Off -WHAT’S COOKIN’ THIS YEAR…There will be many things to see and do at the Jug Tavern Festival: BBQ Competition, Car and Tractor Show, Winder Fire 5K, Bull Rides, Musical entertainment on the Trax-Side Stage, Horse and Pony Rides, Train Rides, People’s Choice Competition, Zippy Pets, Tractor Rides, Carnival Rides, KidsFest Area, Food Vendors, Beer and wine vendors, FIREWORKS. Jug Tavern Festival is registered with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (http://www.kcbs.us/). We will be hosting the cook-off Saturday for the national competition. Come and see these great cookers! Info: jugtavernfestival.com, 678-425-6805.
September 13, 2014 Eatonton, Georgia 2nd Annual Naturally Acoustic Guitar Show 355 Harmony Road, Acoustic guitar show with luthiers, collectors, workshops, all day music on outdoor stage! BBQ! Info: 706-424-2700.
September 13, 2014 Lawrenceville, Georgia 2nd Annual Old Fashioned Picnic and Bluegrass Festival-185 Crogan Street, Music, food, craft vendors, kids activities, doggie area, pie eating contest. Info: 770-822-5450.
Sept 20 -Sept 21, 2014 Atlanta , Georgia Historic Westside Village Festival, 590 North Avenue NW, Diverse music, shopping, free educational seminars, lifestyle resources and kids zone. Info: 678-509-3837.
Sept 20 -21, 2014 Duluth, Georgia 28th JapanFest, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, JapanFest features the best of Japanese cuisine, performance, arts and crafts, sports and more! all in the comfort of Atlanta. Info: 404-842-1400.
Sept 20 -21, 2014 Helena, Georgia 5th Annual Spanish Moss Festival, – 80 Live Oak Trail, Arts, Crafts, Food, Entertainmentendors- Info: 229-868-7474.
September 20-21, 2014 Macon, Georgia Ocmulgee Indian Celebration, Discover the grounds, artifacts and nature within the 702-acre National Monument while enjoying music, dance, storytelling crafts, and demonstrations by Native Americans as well as exhibits about the first cultural community in Macon. Info: 478-752-8257 http://www.nps.gov/ocmu/index.htm.
Sept 20 -21, 2014 Maysville, Georgia 24th Annual Art in the Park – Bluegrass & BBQ, 416 Hurricane Shoals Road, Free Bluegrass Festival & Gospel Bands, arts & crafts, BBQ & festival foods, Kidszone & art, 5K Race, Heritage Village & Grist Mill, Info: 706-335-6723.
September 20, 2014 Sumner, Georgia 6th Annual Sumner Egg Festival-Walnut Street arts & crafts, wrestling, Gunslingers, Poultry Palace, Amateur BBQ cookoff, antique car show, clean family fun. Info:229-776-7384.
September 20-21, 2014 Suwanee, Georgia Suwanee Fest-Join over 200 vendors of great arts and crafts as well as your favorite foods, entertainment and children’s activities. Don’t miss the Suwanee Days Parade on Saturday! Info: 770-945-8996 http://suwanee.com/whatsnew.events.php.
September 26-28, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia Anime Weekend- Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is a four-day Japanese Animation and comics convention held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. (Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Cobb Galleria Centre) AWA has a wide variety of events including video room showings of Japanese cartoons from new releases and titles going back to the 1960′s, a dealer’s room with retailers who sell Japanese animation and manga related merchandise such as toys, videos, audio CDs and artwork, workshops, panel discussions on various topics including the current trends in Japan and how they will affect the United States, a costume contest where attendees dress up as their favorite anime or manga character, and scores of guests who have worked or currently are working in the industry. Attendance: Over 18,000 warm bodies. Info: awa-con.com.
September 26-27, 2014 Griffin, Georgia Doc Holiday BBQ Championship, Info: Eagles Way Church- Will Doss 770-228-4699, firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 26 – 28, 2014 Waycross, Georgia 17th Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull & Tribute – 2451 Knight Avenue, Over 30 acts with non-stop music on 2 stages! Food, Arts, Crafts, Jewelry, Clothing, and Miscellaneous Vendors welcome! Info: 912-288-3712.
September 27, 2014 Clarksville, Georgia A taste of Clarksville- This is Clarksville’s premier food, wine and beer festival that showcases the diversity of downtown Clarksville food scene and attracts food lovers from Northeast Georgia and beyond. New this year is an outdoor classroom including cooking demonstrations and wine pairings. Info: 706-754-2220 http://www.tasteofclarkesville.com.
September 27, 2014 Hampton, Georgia Bear Creek Festival. During this weekend we expect to attract many out of town visitors. BearCreek Festival will host Antique Dealers, Food Vendors, many Arts & Craft vendors and a Kid’s Area . Festival offers performances of live music throughout the day as our friends enjoy city park. There will be an a Antique Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 28th. From 10 am until 3 pm. Info: cityofhampton-ga.gov.
October 3-5, 2014 Toccoa, Georgia Currahee Military Weekend-Meet the actual soldiers featured in the HBO mini-series “A Band of Brothers” and honor the heroes of WWII and Camp Toccoa. The event also includes a reenactment of a WWII camp. Info: 706-282-3309, www.mainstreettoccoa.com.
October 4-5 Cotton Pickin’ Fair, Gay, Georgia Look for fried green tomatoes, art, antiques and crafts along with a slice of history at The Cotton Pickin’ Fair on the grounds of the Gay Family’s 185 year old farmstead. In its 81st year, this event features works by 325 amazing artisans and antique specialists from across the United States, along with musicians, puppeteers, magicians and folk dancers to entertain you! Info: 706-538-6814, www.cpfair.org.
October 11-12, 2014 Stone Mountain, Georgia Oktoberfest- Stone Mountain Village, , Polka bands, lederhosen challenges, pretzel-eating contests, carriage rides and artisans, all make for a lively Oktoberfest in this quaint town. New this year, guests can sit back and relax in the beer garden while enjoying live music. Info: 404-845-0793, www.stonemountainvillage.com.
October 16-19, 2014 Hogansville, Georgia Hogansville Hummingbird Festival, An Arts & Crafts Festival that includes the “Miss Hummingbird” pageant, a golf tournament, 5K run, and dinner/silent auction at the “Victoria Belle” mansion, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy at this year’s event as it celebrates its “Sweet Sixteen”. Info: 706-333-2520, www.hummingbirdfestival.com.
October 18, 2014 Milledgeville, Georgia Deep Roots Festival -This festival holds a sanctioned Memphis BBQ Network cook-off contest and a Music MainStage that has hosted numerous up and comers in the music scene. An antique car show, artist market, community stage and KidZone make your day complete! Info: 478-414-4014, www.deeprootsfestival.com.
October 18-19, 2014 Rome Georgia The Wings Over North Georgia air show returns to Rome’s Russell Regional Airport, October 18-19, 2014, with headlining act, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds!
The military jet demonstration team is internationally-known for their hard-charging demonstration of precision formation flying while pushing their F-16 Fighting Falcons to the limit. Known as “America’s Ambassadors in Blue”, the Thunderbirds have traveled throughout the world performing before millions of spectators. Their distinctive red, white and blue F-16 Falcon jets along with their precise routines make the Thunderbirds a must-see at this year’s Wings Over North Georgia air show.
In addition to the Thunderbirds, the GEICO Skytypers are among the highlighted performers. The weekend will also include the Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic, General Aviation Fly-In and numerous family-friendly activities, static displays and world-class air show performances.
Visit www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com for additional event/attraction and sponsor/exhibitor information. Guests can register online to receive information about the 2014 air show details, ticket options and the growing line-up of world-class performers.
November 1-2, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia Chastain Park Arts Festival, With 185 artists from across the United States, nestled among the trees of Chastain Park, it’s no wonder this fine arts festival, in its picture-perfect setting draws more and more attendees each year. Unique to the festival, is the children’s area which includes its own music stage and pet-adoptions. Artists also contribute pieces of artwork that the organizers “hide” throughout the festival for attendees to find and call their own. Talk about a take home treat! Info: 404-845-0793, www.chastainparkartsfestival.com.
November 1-2, 2014 Rising Fawn, Georgia 2nd Annual Mountain Arts and Craft Celebration-Arts, crafts, music, free areas for children and adults – hands on, great food, beautiful fall foliage, within 150 miles of 10 million residents. Info: 706-406-3440, www.mountainartsandcraftcelebration.com.
November 24, 2014 – February 22, 2015 Stone Mountain, Georgia Snow Mountain Snow Tubing, The region’s only snow park includes more than 20 snow tubing lanes. Avalanche Alley is snow tubing for the entire family to zip down the hill together while the younger ones can enjoy their own play area, complete with tubing, snowmen supplies and a snowball shooting gallery. Bundle up and enjoy the bonfire while you sip cocoa and roast marshmallows after a fun-filled day in the snow! Info: 770-498-5690, www.stonemountainpark.com.
November 12, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Macon, Georgia Festival of Trees - An annual fundraiser for the Museum of Arts and Sciences, guests will gather holiday inspiration from the designer-decorated trees displayed throughout the museums galleries. The Children’s Tree offers a chance for schools and little ones to participate, too. Additional events include a kick-off luncheon and preview Gala. Info: 478-477-3232, www.masmacon.org.
December 4, 2014 Forsyth, Georgia Hometown Holidays Parade-Middle Georgia’s only nighttime parade, this year’s theme is “Christmas Around the World”. Cuddle up and come out to see how participants will carry out this year’s theme. Community Spirit at its best! Info: 478-994-9239, www.forsyth-monroechamber.com.