Friday, March 6, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

Well, March certainly lived up to its promise of coming in like a lion; we'll have to wait and see if it goes out like a lamb. The folks here at Georgia Traveler certainly hope you all had some fun in the snow. Our own snowman didn't fully melt until last night!

For some fast fun this weekend, the Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR race is at the Hampton Motor Speedway. Things get started Friday, March 6 with the Georgia Power NASCAR Spring Cup Qualifying Night. On Saturday, March 7, truck racing fans can get their kick at the American Commercial Lines 200 NASCAR Camping world Truck series race. Then on Sunday, March 8, the big event! The engines start running for the Kobalt Tools 500 at 2 pm. For more information on these races, and ticketing information, visit the Atlanta Motor Speedway's website.

The timeless Mark Twain story of a mischievious little boy and his friend, a runaway slave, comes to life before your eyes. Big River - the Musical is an adaptation of the Adventures of Huckbleberry Finn by Roger Miller and William Hauptman, and is playing at Columbus's historic Springer Opera House on Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7. This is one for the whole family! The curtain goes up at 7:30 both nights. For tickets and additional information, visit the Springer Opera House's website. You can watch the Georgia Traveler segment about the Springer Opera House by clicking here!

In Valdosta this weekend, travel the world for only the fraction of the cost of a round-the-world cruise at the Azalea International Festival! There's an international folk dance competition, ethnic-traditional wedding ceremonies, music, costumes, and food! Exhibits are hosted by 40 different countries! Also featured are international shopping, arts and crafts, and so much more. The festival runs from Friday, March 6 to Saturday, March 7. Admission is $6 or less! Information is available at

And those are just a few of the great ways to explore Georgia this weekend. For more information, check out the Explore Georgia website operated by Georgia Traveler's production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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