Category: Festival

Is it a Bird? Is it Superman?’s a Plane!

The Great Georgia Airshow is equally spectacular for the feats performed as for the people-watching. And to be clear (and fair) the people-watching isn’t especially, um,  special here vs at other festivals, it’s just that the nature of an air show calls for sitting still; so you get to watch the people more intently. It […]

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When a Rubber Chicken is an Absolute Necessity

Think Mardi Gras is all about the beads? Think again. When you go to the family-friendly parades, the booty ain’t on the pretty girls; it’s in your bags-full-of-crap that you wouldn’t want otherwise but suddenly find essential. Stuffed animals of varying sizes and mostly of poor quality–how they keep their stuffing in during all that […]

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Did You Know that there’s a Family-Friendly Mardi Gras?

Did you know that there’s a family-friendly Mardi Gras in Louisiana? Me neither. And just because kids are invited doesn’t mean it’s tame. Raucous fun, spectacles of artistry, wild characters–both in the parade and watching it–and Americana. Meanwhile, I had no idea that the Mardi Gras celebration lasts so long–weeks–or had so many parades (over […]

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DragonCon: Oh, the Humanity!

The DragonCon parade was more than a girl could hope for! Elementary school friend Naomi and I went early for the “mustering,” where the folks in the parade gather by theme (Star Wars, Super Hero, etc.). It was a fantastic behind-the-scenes peek: the juxtaposition of half-costumed people drinking Gatorade, hearing stories of how the costumes […]

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We All Scream for Ice Cream

At Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ festival in Roswell, Georgia they count on the fact that few can resist ice cream. And all ages came out to taste the community’s finest (and some of their worst…sorry). Organizations and political candidates made flavors available for tasting and prizes. Funds raised from the entrance fee went to […]

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