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Atlanta Road Races - JYB Realty

August and September are prime time for road races in Atlanta, as the schedule fills with various runs/walks in local parks and other scenic locations. They're frequently accompanied by music and other entertainment, and many help raise money for local or national non-profits, so you're helping out a good cause when you run.

Our real estate agents hope you can hit the road running at these races around Atlanta.

  • Atlanta Dogwood Festival Mimosa 5K – Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 – Piedmont Park, 400 Park Dr., Atlanta, GA 30309 
    Runners in the Atlanta Dogwood Festival Mimosa 5K will have a refreshing treat at the end of the race if they're age 21 and up – a mimosa. If you have kids aged 7 and under, they can run the Mini-Mosa that's held after the 5K. And as runners, you'll get free admission to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, a community staple for over 80 years.

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Holiday Light Displays - Atlanta Area - JYB Realty

While Christmas may look a little different this year, there's still plenty to see and do around Atlanta. Our real estate agents know that you want to stay as safe as possible yet still want to embrace the holiday season in every way imaginable. Load up the family car with hot cocoa and cookies; these drive-thru and social-distant walk-through light displays within an hour of Atlanta will keep your holidays magical.

  • Atlanta Festival of Lights — Atlantic Station, 270 17th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
    Fill your evening with holiday festivities without venturing out of city limits at the Atlanta Festival of Lights show. This dazzling drive-thru display takes place at Atlantic Station and lasts approximately half of an hour. The event prioritizes social distancing, so you don't even need to roll your window down to present your ticket. However, they will also have a bike/scooter night (masks required) for those who want to enjoy the fresh winter air. There is also an ice-skating rink across the street with food and drinks available if you would like to spend the evening celebrating the season at Atlantic Station.

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Movie Night Tips - JYB Realty

Summer is right around the corner, and there's no better time to host an outdoor movie night. Our real estate agents provide some tips for making your cinematic adventures go off without a hitch. 

Choose a Movie Everyone Will Enjoy

Unless your gathering is child-free, it's best to pick a G or PG film that's appropriate for people of all ages. If you're using social media to create an invitation, select a few potential movies and make a poll. That way, everyone can weigh in on what they want to watch.

Set Up Your Outdoor Theater

Once you've made a decision, it's time to get started. First, figure out how you're going to show the movie, whether it's by purchasing it digitally, using a DVD, or streaming it via services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, or Hulu. Creating an outdoor movie theater experience can be daunting. If you have any techie friends or family, ask them for a hand. Here's the equipment you'll need:

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Holiday Craft Fairs in Atlanta - JY&B Realty

One of the best things about Atlanta homes for sale is all the opportunities in our neighborhoods to connect with people and support the local community. The winter holidays are the perfect time to shop local and support local artists and the local economy. And holiday shopping can be extra fun when you attend a craft fair.  It's exciting to see all the one-of-a-kind gifts available, and those special gifts mean so much more when you know someone took the time to hand-make them. For gifts everyone on your list will love, visit one of these holiday craft fairs and get shopping!

  1. Indie Craft Experience Holiday Spectacular - Georgia World Congress Center, 235 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, 30313 | 
    Saturday, November 23 - Sunday, November 24, 2019, 11-6

    Looking to get all your holiday shopping done at once? The Indie Craft Experience Holiday Spectacular can help you do exactly that! This two-day event is celebrating its 15th year and with over 200 crafters, artists and vendors, there's plenty to choose from. Entertainment, hands-on art experiences, and swag bags for the first 250 attendees all add some extra fun to your shopping trip.

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Hogansville Hummingbird Festival - Josey Young & Brady Realty

Held the third weekend of every October in historic downtown Hogansville, GA, the Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is one of our real estate agents' favorite fall festivities. This vibrant outdoor festival provides fun for the whole family, with activities, music, food, and vendors and wares from local artists, crafters, shops, and more.

Tons of Events and Activities

Designated as a Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Event, this fabulous festival has a true small-town feel. It happens in downtown Hogansville (aka "The City of Friendly People"). To find it on your GPS, enter the address: 400 East Main Street, Hogansville, GA. Start time is 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. Admission and parking are free, with security and handicap access available. With more than 200 vendors, tasty food, live music, a children's area, and tons of local restaurants and businesses, it's the perfect way to spend a beautiful autumn weekend. Or get to know your neighbors at the annual Kickoff Dinner, Dance, and Silent Auction gala at the Victoria Belle Mansion, Thursday, Oct 17.

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Atlanta Area Summer Festivals - Josey Young & Brady Realty

Are you ready for another summer of fantastic festivals in Atlanta? No matter your interest, from films to healthy living, there's a local festival with your name on it. Atlanta's parks make for excellent community gathering places throughout the year and also play host to some of the city's biggest annual festivals. Our real estate agents love taking part in local events, and we've got the details on four festivals around Atlanta this summer that you definitely won't want to miss.

Celebrate at These Atlanta Festivals

  • BronzeLens Film Festival – Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta | Aug. 21-25
    Entering its 10th year this summer, the BronzeLens Film Festival continues to fulfill its mission of promoting the growing film industry in Atlanta, with a focus on films created by African Americans. The goal is to promote Atlanta as a movie mecca and showcase the work of a new generation of filmmakers. The festival includes film showings at multiple local venues, informative, engaging discussion panels, and masterclasses led by some of the biggest names in film. It's also a great place for aspiring local filmmakers to network and build connections in the industry.

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Atlanta Summer Farmers Markets - JYB Realty

One of the best things about summertime in Atlanta is the return of the farmers markets. Our real estate agents love making meals with fresh ingredients and supporting local farmers and vendors. Stop by these area farmers markets and you'll see for yourself exactly why they're so popular. 

  1. Peachtree Road Farmers Market: 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta
    Currently in its 13th season, the Peachtree Road Farmers Market is one of the state's largest producer-only markets. Since everything sold here is raised, grown, or made directly by the seller, you can feel confident you're getting great quality products at honest prices. This market is home to over 50 weekly vendors. There's also live music and a chef demo every week at 10 a.m. The market is open on Saturday mornings from March 2nd through December 14th.

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Father's Day Atlanta-JYB Realty

Your dad is your hero year-round, but on the day set aside to honor him, you want to be his hero. Atlanta has lots of options for taking Dad out on Father's Day. Our real estate agents can help you find the right event to celebrate your dad's unique style.  

Here are some suggestions:

  1. Take Him Out To The Ballpark - Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Suntrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE
    Nothing like a day at the ballpark to celebrate family and tradition. Take your dad to see the Braves take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Suntrust Park. If he especially loves baseball, consider getting the special ticket package that lets you take your dad onto the field to play catch.  

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Atlanta GA Ice Skating Venues

Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy a winter wonderland in Atlanta, with the holiday season right around the corner? While you may not find many frozen ponds around the city, there are plenty of places to enjoy your favorite cold-weather activities, ice skating included. You'll find opportunities to lace up your skates both indoors and outside with a variety of ice skating destinations throughout Atlanta. Our real estate agents have the details on four of the best places in Atlanta to enjoy ice skating this winter.

Go Figure: Ice Skating in Atlanta

  • Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink – St. Regis Atlanta – 88 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta
    The Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink returns to Atlanta for its tenth season just in time for the holidays. Open every weekend throughout the holidays (and on Christmas day!), the Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink is a favorite spot for families to enjoy local Atlanta winter fund. Skating sessions start every hour. The hotel offers seasonal refreshments to warm you up after your skate is over.  Private parties are also available on weekdays if you're planning a large group outing.

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Atlanta Christmas Shopping Locations
As the capital of Georgia, Atlanta has become of the South's most popular destinations for travel and relocation. Both new residents and visitors come for its Southern culture and the variety of attractions throughout the year.

If you are moving to Atlanta, our real estate agents have a detailed list of Atlanta homes for sale to share with you. We also can give you our recommendations for some unique holiday shopping adventures in Atlanta.

  1. Holiday Market, Indie Craft Experience Yaarab Temple, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, 30308
    This holiday shopping opportunity gives last-minute shoppers a chance to peruse over 60 craft and vintage vendors at the Holiday Market.  This one-day event features swag bags for the first 100 guests and local food vendors. While it's not as large as some craft and shopping extravaganzas, if you want extra time to talk to the crafters and vendors, it's best to grab your swag bag, look and return in the afternoon when it's not as busy. The Holiday Market is on December 9th from 11 am to 6 pm and costs $5 at the door.

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Atlanta Christmas Lights
While there is no wrong time to search for Atlanta homes for sale, the holidays make touring our city's neighborhoods even more memorable. Throughout our Georgia communities, you'll get a chance to sample what living in Atlanta during the holidays is all about by experiencing our Christmas spirit in twinkling lights.  

Our real estate agents have made a list (and yes, we've checked it twice) of six of our favorite holiday light displays in and around Atlanta.

  1. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights - Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta
    Garden Lights, Holiday Nights entertains you with new music, motion, and sparkle sure to make this a soon-to-be family tradition when you relocate to Atlanta. Be the first in line on Saturday, November 17 to see the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, in full glow from 5 to 11 p.m.

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Atlanta GA Thanksgiving Day Events
Thanksgiving ranks highly among our favorite holidays, and for a simple reason – the food! Of course, that Thanksgiving feast might also give you a reason to consider getting in a little more exercise this season, and if that's the case, you're in luck. 

These local Turkey Trots in the Atlanta area will give you a great opportunity to get a head start on burning off those extra calories, all while helping out a good cause. So whether you're in the area looking at Atlanta homes for sale, or already call Atlanta home, be sure to check out these fun Thanksgiving runs, walks and trots this season.

  1. Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trot - 3835 Johns Creek Parkway, Suwanee
    Started as a way to give back to all the runners who have participated in Five Star NTP races throughout the years, the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot takes place bright and early on Thanksgiving morning in Suwanee, GA. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Johns Creek Parkway, just south of Kids R Kids. Great prizes are available for the winners in each category.

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Atlanta - Little Five Points Halloween
If you're interested in Atlanta homes for sale, either as a prospective buyer or as a potential home seller, then you likely know that Atlanta stands as one of the most populous places in the United States. The city has certainly grown since its foundation as a transportation hub, now boasting the single busiest airport in the world, and able to call itself the ninth most populated metropolitan area in the nation.

If you're buying or selling in the Atlanta area, then it pays to know what's what (and where' where!) in the city. There's a lot to do in Atlanta, and it can be a little overwhelming if you're not sure where to start. Thankfully, our real estate agents are always on the lookout for up-and-coming neighborhoods, businesses, and events in the Atlanta area. Today we're here to fill you in on one of the biggest Halloween events in the area: one that takes place every year right in Atlanta's own Little Five Points neighborhood.

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Atlanta Hip Hop Day
Looking for a fun, free event, close to home in Atlanta? Atlanta Hip Hop Day, a free festival held every year around this time, is about to celebrate its eighth year as one of Atlanta's favorite free, local events. The festival provides an opportunity to learn more about Atlanta's many contributions to hip-hop history, enjoy a stacked schedule of live shows all weekend, and sample some of the best food that the city has to offer. Our real estate agents have all the details on where, when, and what to expect from Atlanta Hip Hop Day 2018.

Atlanta Hip Hop Day: A Free Celebration of Music, Culture, and Hip Hop History

Atlanta Hip Hop Day
Location: Woodruff Park – 91 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Dates/Times: October 6 - 7, 2018 – 11 am to 7 pm
Admission: Free Admission – No Tickets Required

Learn More about the Mission of Atlanta Hip Hop Day

Atlanta Hip Hop Day got its start eight years ago and has grown so large since that time that events are now spread over two days. This year's festival takes place at Woodruff Park, with each side of the park themed around a different part of hip-hop culture. The park sections include "B-Boy & B-Girl exhibits, Emcee Battles, Turntablism and Graffiti artists." As always, Atlanta Hip Hop Day is a free event, with a focus on live music and Atlanta's contributions to hip-hop history and culture.

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Atlanta GA Fox Theatre
There's no doubt you know Atlanta is an exciting and diverse place to live.  It has a wide variety of entertainment venues from contemporary to historical; consequently, you'll never be at a loss for things to do.  Our real estate agents live and work in the Atlanta and are sure you won't be disappointed with the Fox Theatre, one of Atlanta's most iconic locations.

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Atlanta Moving Guide
So, you've decided to buy one of our Atlanta homes for sale and relocate to the Big Peach. Congratulations!

Our REALTORS® want to know more about what this city you've decide to make your home.  Let's talk about Atlanta and everything a prospective new resident should know:

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Atlanta GA Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby
Are you ready for a memorable day of family fun that parents and kids alike will love? Every year, around the middle of the summer, the Cool Dads Rock Soapbox Derby Festival comes to our corner of Atlanta and creates unforgettable moments for families. The Cool Dads Rock organization is dedicated to forming stronger relationships between fathers and their children, and the Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby Festival is one of the organization's biggest events each year. Our REALTORS® have all the details on what to expect from this year's Cool Dads Rock Soapbox Derby Festival. 

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