Staff Picks

The Rooster has a lot to crow about when it comes to festivals in the Southeast. But sometimes the choices are overwhelming. That's where we come in. From time to time, we'll publish lists of our favorite festivals in this space. We hope to give you a few fresh ideas and inspire you to explore our beautiful corner of the country!
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Celebrate the Fourth in Style at These Festivals

Independence Day is on a Saturday this year, which means celebrations of all kinds are happening all over the Southeast. There are so many Fourth of July celebrations this year that we can’t possibly feature every single one. Here are some top picks that make us wish we could be at all of them. What […]

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Music Midtown 2015 Lineup Announced

Headlining this year’s festival: Elton John, Drake, Van Halen and Sam Smith. Also performing: Lenny Kravitz, Hozier, Billy Idol, Panic! At the Disco, Run the Jewels, Jenny Lewis, Tove Lo, August Alsina, Icona Pop, The Airborne Toxic Event, Kodaline, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, New Politics, X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons, Elle […]

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Culture Festivals in the Southeast, June 26-28

Whether you want to celebrate your own culture or get to know a new one, these southeastern culture festivals will get the job done. And who knows, you might learn something new.

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June 26-28 in Southeastern Music Festivals

You’re in luck: music festivals are happening all over the Southeast this weekend. Jazz, blues, pop, chamber music… there’s bound to be a musical festival to suit your tastes. Whose performance are you looking forward to?

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Festival Food at its Finest: BLT Gougères

As fate would have it, Southern Grown Festival was at the Southern Coterie Summit that I attended this spring in Charleston. They were serving-up the most beautiful bites and savory tastes as a preview of their 1st annual Southern Grown Festival on Sea Island, GA, which debuted in June ’15. I bellied-up to meet the Executive Chef […]

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June 19-21 in Southeastern History and Culture Festivals

Summer break is here, but not for your brain. Immerse yourself into history and culture with these upcoming festivals in the Southeast. Who knows, you might even learn a thing or two.

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June 19-21 in Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festivals

Day drinking is not frowned upon at these festivals; in fact, it’s all but required. Get your booze on this weekend with these great festivals all over the Southeast, from Georgia to Virginia. Cheers!

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Back to the Roots: Blues, Bluegrass, and Americana Festivals for June 12-14

Sometimes you just have to get back to your musical roots, and this weekend is a great time to do it. From blues to bluegrass to Americana, these Southeastern music festivals will help you get your musical blues on. Banjos optional but encouraged.

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May 1-3, 2015: Spectacular Sunny Weekend in the Southeast

There’s fun to be had all around our awesome states: shrimp, antique cars, wooden boats, art, wine and more. Leave the laundry for later and go on and have yourself a good time!

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90+ reasons to explore the SE, April 24-26

Dozens of festivals happening in the southeast this weekend with something for everyone: Pickles, hot air balloons, étouffée, blues, cornbread, pepper jelly, mushrooms, blacksmithing, hot wings and more. What’s for you?

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