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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/10/24

Featuring Live International Talent and Drone and Light Show

The second annual Latino Family Festival celebrating Latino culture and heritage, is set to take place the first three weekends in May at Stone Mountain Park, Georgia’s No. 1 most visited attraction. The festival is a vibrant and lively celebration of Latino music, dance, and culture, featuring a wide variety of live international talent including dancers, musicians, a marching band, all-new festive parade, and a massive drone and light show.

The festival will feature live music including headliners:

Los Cadetes de Linares – May 5

La Sonora Dinamita – May 12

Triny, La Leyend – May 19

Guests will have the opportunity to see traditional dances and entertainment from different regions of Latin America including Aztec dancers, Colombian ballet, Mexican ballet, Flamenco dancers, Mariachi band, Pleneros, Mexican band, Charro, stilt walkers, and a Panamanian marching band. The festival will also include interactive storytelling sessions where guests can learn the significance of Latino traditions and folklore.

One of the highlights of the festival will be the drone and light show. End each evening with a festive drone show featuring over 250 color-changing drones creating spectacular aerial formations in the sky while synced to music. Then watch the specially programmed massive Latino Festival Light Show projecting on the largest screen in the world, Stone Mountain, along with immersive lighting, overhead lasers, and special effects, followed by a fireworks finale.

The Latino Family Festival and Light Show will occur on Saturdays and Sundays May 4 – 19. Additional festival information and tickets are available here


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/13/24

Unleash the Roar: Dino Fest Brings Dinosaurs to Life in Spectacular Fashion 

All-New Festival March 16 – April 28

Prepare for a prehistoric extravaganza as Stone Mountain Park announces its inaugural Dino Fest event dedicated to all things dinosaurs. This unique festival promises a roaring good time for guests of all ages, with a lineup of dino-mite entertainment that will transport visitors back in time to the age of the dinosaurs.

Key Highlights of Dino Fest Include:

Lighted Dino Parade: The streets of Crossroads will come alive with the glow of a mesmerizing lighted parade featuring larger-than-life dino-themed floats. Watch as these magnificent creatures parade through the heart of the attractions area, capturing the imagination of onlookers and setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.

Dinosaur-Themed Drone & Light Show: Look to the skies as Dino Fest introduces a special Drone Show that will showcase 250 color-changing drones creating intricate formations and animations featuring favorite dinosaurs. The night sky will transform into a canvas of prehistoric wonders, creating a mesmerizing display. Then watch the mountain become the backdrop for the amazing Light Show featuring state-of-the-art projection, immersive overhead lasers, epic surround sound, and ever-popular fireworks.

Jurassic Bark Dog Show: The Puppy Pals, as seen on America’s Got Talent, will entertain guests in a fun action-packed show where rescue dogs perform spectacular stunts and breathtaking feats. Guests won’t want to miss what these pups have in store in this fun dinosaur-themed show.

Dino Fest aims to blend entertainment, education, and excitement, offering a one-of-a-kind experience for families, dinosaur enthusiasts, and anyone looking to embark on a journey through time.

For more information on Dino Fest and to purchase tickets please click here

Stone Mountain Park’s Dino Fest will be open on Saturdays and Sundays March 16 – April 28, and open daily April 1 – 5. For additional attraction dates and times please view the calendar at stonemountainpark.com/calendar


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/21/24

Featuring spectacular Drone and Light Show

Stone Mountain Park’s second annual Lunar New Year Festival will celebrate the Year of the Dragon. This Asian-inspired festival pays tribute to the culture and New Year traditions of Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and other countries that follow the lunar calendar. It features a special Lunar New Year Drone and Light Show, a NEW lighted parade, cultural craft activities, live entertainment, and other cultural elements. The festival will occur February 10 – 11, 17 – 19, and 24 – 25.

Held in the Crossroads area and on the Memorial Lawn, visitors will experience traditional dance, cultural music, educational craft activations, dragon and lion dance teams, signature foods, beautiful décor, and much more.

The event showcases cultural and educational activities for families to experience together. Learn calligraphy, yo-yo demonstrations, knot tying, and more from certified instructors from the Chinese Cultural School of Atlanta. Pose for pictures with ambassadors dressed in cultural dress and stationary backdrops throughout the event. Visit the Lighted Reflection Walk-Way to offer well wishes and prayers for a prosperous new year.

End each evening with a festive Drone Show featuring over 250 color-changing drones creating amazing aerial formations synced to music, then watch the massive Lunar New Year Light Show projecting images on the mountain along with immersive lights and special effects, followed by a fireworks finale.

For tickets and information, please visit www.stonemountainpark.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/12/23

The Native American Festival & Pow Wow begins Nov. 2 and runs through Nov. 5. With multiple tribes represented, the festival is considered the largest gathering of its kind in Georgia and a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Held at the park’s Historic Square, visitors will experience the southeast’s premier Native American cultural festival through dance, music, interactive educational displays, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling, wildlife presentations, and more.

The event showcases cultural and educational activities for families to experience. Discover the central role of dance in native culture as Native Americans from across the U.S. and Central America compete in intertribal dance and drum competitions. Learn about primitive skills such as flint-knapping, bow-making, fire-starting, open-fire cooking, and pottery. Guests can explore an encampment showing the lifestyle of local and regional historic Native American cultures where they can crawl inside tipis and other traditional native dwellings.

The four-day festival also includes an artists’ marketplace where shoppers will find one-of-a-kind gift items. World-renowned Native and Native-inspired artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer hand-crafted items for sale.

Dates and times for the festival are as follows:

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2 & 3 from 9 AM to 3 PM

Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10:30 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, Nov. 5 from 10:30 AM to 5 PM

For tickets and information, please visit www.stonemountainpark.com or call 1-800-401-2407.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Play by Day, Glow by Night during Pumpkin Festival at
Stone Mountain Park

Annual event returns with NEW Pumpkin Drone Show

Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, is the most illuminated fall of all! Guests are welcome to celebrate the splendor of autumn during the park’s Pumpkin Festival, a family tradition featuring a multitude of glowing experiences.

Marvel at the all-new Pumpkin Drone Show! This brand-new show features a fleet of color-changing drones synchronized to festive music while creating specially themed shapes in the sky.  Watch pumpkins, bats, spiders, and more in this aerial masterpiece happening before the World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show each night of Pumpkin Festival. 

The glowing experiences are infinite! With even more glow this year, visit the all-new Wonderland’s Fantastical 3D Immersive Experience, and the Enchanted Glow Along Parade. Hunt for buried treasure at the Treasure Island walk-through experience. Follow Dorothy as she is swept from Kansas to the Emerald City. Help Alice through the Queen of Heart’s Blacklight Maze to catch the White Rabbit. See what Dinosaurs do after dark at the Dino Glow Experience. Wander through the Enchanted Forest, with a glowing wonderland of towering trees and oversized flowers.

Guests can play by day and experience family-friendly park attractions, plus special fall entertainment, then glow by night in a whole new light. Fun fall décor and outdoor picture-book settings provide plenty of Instagram-worthy spots. Discover an underwater marvel 20,000 leagues under the sea, catch a fairytale remix with Mother Goose, and join the 3 little pigs for an adventure on the scenic railroad. 

Glow by Night is an immersive experience, with more lights, more glow, and more nighttime outdoor fun. Explore amazing glow-in-the-dark experiences throughout the festival including thousands of glowing lights, massive jack-o-lanterns, a giant glowing pumpkin tree, costumed characters, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, and glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs. End the night with a glowing nighttime parade featuring new themed floats and favorite storybook characters, dancing their way through the festival.

Discover plenty of nighttime family-friendly experiences on acres of natural beauty, happening Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16 – Oct. 29.

For tickets and activity schedules, visit www.stonemountainpark.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/21/23

Five Identical Nights of Fireworks, July 1-5, at Stone Mountain Park’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration

From July 1 through July 5, Stone Mountain Park is lighting up the sky every night during its Fantastic Fourth Celebration with a special patriotic fireworks finale after the all-new Music Across America Drone & Light Show.Named a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and one of Reader’s Digest’s picks for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks,” Georgia’s most visited attraction is the premier location to see fireworks in Atlanta.

The 2023 Fantastic Fourth Celebration runs five consecutive nights, July 1-5, with the same exact fireworks show immediately following the Music Across America Drone & Light Show. The NEW Music Across America Drone & Light Show offers an escape to a world of pure magic and exhilaration. Embark on an unforgettable cross-country journey and experience the ultimate musical extravaganza! Get ready for a show like no other, featuring a stunning display of 250 choreographed color-changing drones creating detailed shapes and patterns in the sky, breathtaking flame cannons shooting flames 100 feet in the air, and a fireworks finale that will light up the night sky, filling it with an explosion of joy and wonder. It’s the perfect grand finale for an extraordinary evening of music, lights, and shared memories. Advanced reservations are highly recommended during the Fantastic Fourth Celebration. Purchase tickets online at stonemountainpark.com.

Families can come early and enjoy a full day of fun with access to attractions such as Dinosaur Explore, Scenic Railroad, and Summit Skyride; catch live performances by K9s in Flight, an exciting canine thrill show; explore 3,200 acres of natural and historic sights, and much, much more.