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Piedmont Park, Atlanta

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The
concert lineup here has included Sir Paul McCartney, the Eagles, and the Dave
Matthews Band—and those are just the rock legends. Jazz takes over for the
annual May festival, and music also plays a part in the Atlanta Dogwood
Festival, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2011 with more
than 70 sets (from a Native American flute performer to a Turkish folk dance
group). Groundbreaking on a 53-acre extension started in 2008 and has already
produced a bocce court, an aquatic center with lap lanes, and a children’s
splashing area.

Coolest Time to Visit: Memorial Day Weekend is the high
point of the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival, which has seen legends like Miles
Davis and Dizzy Gillespie perform.

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Piedmont Park, Atlanta

The
concert lineup here has included Sir Paul McCartney, the Eagles, and the Dave
Matthews Band—and those are just the rock legends. Jazz takes over for the
annual May festival, and music also plays a part in the Atlanta Dogwood
Festival, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2011 with more
than 70 sets (from a Native American flute performer to a Turkish folk dance
group). Groundbreaking on a 53-acre extension started in 2008 and has already
produced a bocce court, an aquatic center with lap lanes, and a children’s
splashing area.

Coolest Time to Visit: Memorial Day Weekend is the high
point of the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival, which has seen legends like Miles
Davis and Dizzy Gillespie perform.

Courtesy of Piedmont Park

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