Regional Events

April 13-June 2
Georgia Renaissance Festival
Fairburn
16th-century entertainment includes a medieval amusement park, jousting knights, Shakespearian plays, juggling, sword fighting, live music, entertainment, a 32-acre world bazaar and more than 1,000 costumed characters. Weekends 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. garenfest.com

May 9-June 2
Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens
Atlanta
This year’s showhouse is a new estate designed by architecture firm Logan Design Group and built by Southern Gentry Homes. Various times. $25 and up. southeasternshowhouse.com

May 24
Southern Soul Blues Express
Charleston
Sir Charles Jones headlines with special guests Lacee, Lenny Williams, Theodis Ealey and Klass Band. 8 p.m. $63-$121. North Charleston Performing Arts Center. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

Moonlight Mixers
Charleston
Shag the night away to oldies and beach music at the Folly Beach Pier with DJ Jim Bowers. 7-11 p.m. $8-$10. ccprc.com

May 24-26
Original Gullah Festival
Beaufort
Learn the history, customs, cultures, language and accomplishments of African-Americans of the Lowcountry. Includes live music, arts and crafts, storytelling and dance. (843) 525-0628, theoriginalgullahfestival.org

Treklanta
Atlanta
Annual science fiction convention features panels, vendors and celebrity guests for fans of “Star Trek” and other sci fi TV shows and films. Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel. treklanta.org

May 24-June 9
Spoleto Festival USA
Charleston
Festival features more than 120 performances in Charleston’s parks, churches and historic theaters. Includes jazz, chamber, opera, symphonic and choral music; drama; musicals; dance and visual arts. Shows, venues and ticket prices vary. spoletousa.org

May 25-26
Atlanta Jazz Festival
Atlanta
One of the country’s largest free jazz festivals. Includes jazz legends, new artists, food vendors and family activities. Piedmont Park. atlantafestivals.com

May 25-27
Atlanta Caribbean Carnival
Atlanta
Festival celebrates the culture, cuisine and costumes of the Caribbean. Includes nearly 30 bands and entertainers. Various times and costs. atlantacarnival.org

May 26
Granger Smith
Charleston
The country music artist performs his hits at North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 7 p.m. $26-$32. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

May 30-June 1
Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race & Festival
Helen
The South’s oldest balloon event and the United States’ only long distance hot air balloon race begins in North Georgia’s Alpine village and ends at I-95. helenballoon.com

May 30-June 2
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Atlanta
Taste Southern food and beverages prepared by award-winning chefs, pitmasters, sommeliers and mixologists. $55 and up. Various locations in Midtown Atlanta. atlfoodandwinefestival.com 

Atlanta Game Fest
Atlanta
Board game fans from across the Southeast gather for four days of fun and games. atlantagamefest.com

June 1-3
River Street Seafood Fest
Savannah
Festival includes shrimp, crawfish, oysters, crab and more from local restaurants, along with arts and crafts booths, live music. Rousakis Plaza. riverstreetsavannah.com

Through June 2
Georgia Renaissance Festival
Fairburn
16th-century entertainment includes a medieval amusement park, jousting knights, Shakespearian plays, juggling, sword fighting, live music, entertainment, a 32-acre world bazaar and more than 1,000 costumed characters. Weekends 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. garenfest.com

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