Atlanta, Georgia is a capital city known for its rich history, culture, and water parks! Visiting a waterpark in Atlanta is sure to make your summer much more enjoyable. The cool water allows visitors to have fun under the sun without getting too hot. Check out some of these Atlanta waterparks recommended by us here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead!
Seven Springs isn’t as large as many Atlanta waterparks, but it offers plenty of attractions for those looking to relax. Two waterslides and a lazy river are perfect ways to cool off for older visitors while a splash pad gives younger visitors a water to enjoy summer at a waterpark.
Six Flags White Water
Known for rides like the “Dive Bomber,” Six Flags White Water is located in Marietta and offers a full-service park. Relaxing rides, like “Little Hooch River,” are perfect for families. Kids are sure to enjoy “Tree House Island,” and the “Atlanta Ocean Wave Pool” is also available for visitors who want a unique experience this summer.
LanierWorld at Lanier Islands
Located in Buford, just a short drive from Atlanta, LanierWorld at Lanier Islands is primarily composed of a huge beach located on a lake. There’s a splash pool for younger visitors and a water slide for those who seek a thrilling way to relax. There’s even a zipline that ventures over the beach for those that are feeling daring.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has mentioned that he would like one of the FIFA World Cup host sites to be the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia more than once, and based on new reports, it looks like his lofty dream may become a reality.
Recently, soccer fans were delighted to learn that the soccer federations of the United States, Mexico, and Canada planned to combine forces to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which now seems not only plausible but also pretty likely to happen.
Of course, this means that the World Cup will have to be hosted somewhere nearby, and a new, outlined plan listed many U.S. cities to host the many soccer matches that would be held – with a few also taking place in Mexico and Canada.
One of the possible stadiums mentioned is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Unfortunately, ESPN has stated that the overall FIFA bid process could take until 2020, so we won’t know for sure until quite some time. But hey, reports are looking good for Arthur Blank.
In the meantime, to learn more about everything that’s going on with Mercedes-Benz, give us a call or simply stop by for a chat anytime, here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead.
Construction on the new Mercedes-Benz stadium is almost complete and the first team to take the field has been announced. Atlanta United, a Major League Soccer team, will play its first season game this summer. The announcement confirms that the stadium will be completed in time for this year’s major sporting events, including the 2017-18 NFL season.
The new Mercedes-Benz stadium cost $1.5 billion and is in the final stages of construction. Workers are currently putting the finishing touches on locker rooms, suites, concessions, and offices. The retractable roof and lower bowl section are nearly complete as well.
“What has been a work that has gone in for several years, now we’re on the edge of planning to execution,” said Steve Cannon, CEO of the Arthur Blank Group in charge of the stadium. “We’re in full speed mode. The pace of our construction has increased.”
The Arthur Blank Group will take control between April and June. The Atlanta Falcons will take the field for two preseason games as well as the season opener in August. Two concerts will take place in August as well.
The new Mercedes-Benz stadium replaces the Georgia Dome, which will host its final event in March before demolition.
We’ve finally reached the year of 2017, which means there will be plenty of film festivals to attend, but no matter how many you visit, none will be more impressive than the Atlanta Film Festival. Known as one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the United States, the annual Atlanta Film Festival stretches a full week.
Founded in 1976 by what’s now known as the Atlanta Film Festival 365, a nonprofit media arts organization, the Atlanta Film Festival draws in more than 25,000 independent visitors each year. Past honorees have included stars like Burt Reynolds and Spike Lee.
More than 150 films that encompass everything from documentaries to animation to locally produced projects will take the silver screen over the week-long event. Attendees can take advantage of Festival Genius to watch trailers and schedule screenings on their own personal festival calendar.
Those planning to attend can find the Atlanta Film Festival in full swing at the Plaza Theater, Goat Farm Arts Center, and Callanwolde Arts Center. The 41st annual film festival kicks off on March 24th and runs through April 2nd.
For some Americans, Thanksgiving is their number one favorite holiday. Even if it’s not, you have to admit that you love the family time and the great food. However, besides all of the great stuff to eat, there’s also plenty to do on Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta.
Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K
Start your Thanksgiving Day by running off all of the food you’re about to consume. (That’s how it works, right?) This race in Midtown is orchestrated by the Atlanta Track Club and has thousands of participants every year.
Holiday Lights in Atlanta
What better way to ring in the holiday season than to enjoy festive lights on Thanksgiving? At this event, you can see tons of lights in many different locations! All of the lights will be perfectly timed to Christmas music and are sure to dazzle you.
LEGOLAND Discover Center
LEGOLAND is open on Thanksgiving from 10am to 7pm, so it’s a great pre- or post-Thanksgiving dinner activity for the kids.
ClueTown Book Scavenger Hunt
If your family is coming into town, take them around the city by solving puzzles together! You can get a ClueTown Book from four different areas, so you can pick whichever is closest to you.
Whatever you end up doing this Thanksgiving, make sure to have lots of turkey and stuffing!
Beating the summer heat is one thing, but throwing some meat on the grill is another. Summer offers the perfect opportunity to try out new barbecue recipes and there’s no better test subjects than friends and family. This summer, try something new. Here are some great summer barbecue recipes from us here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead!
Classic Cheeseburger – A summer (and American) icon, the classic cheeseburger is relatively straightforward to make. To create the perfect burger, you’ll need some raw red onions, ketchup, a fresh tomato, sharp yellow cheddar cheese, and 80% lean ground chuck. Cook the meat on the grill, but don’t place it on the bun just yet! Brush a soft hamburger bun with butter and toast it. Place the burger on last to avoid making the bun soggy.
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich – A little more complicated, to make a grilled buffalo chicken sandwich, you’ll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, buns, some ketchup, hot sauce, and unsalted butter. Preheat the grill and combine the hot sauce, butter, and ketchup then add the chicken. Let it marinate for 20 minutes then grill the chicken until the internal temperature hits 165 degrees. Grill the buns until toasted and then add dressing. To finish things off, add blue cheese-apple slaw for an added burst of flavor!
Do you have any amazing recipes in mind for the summer? List them below and let us know!
Are you a fan of jazz? Do you like free things? This upcoming Memorial Day weekend from May 27th through May 29th, one of the nation’s largest free jazz concerts will be happening. The Atlanta Jazz Festival happens once a year and showcases everything from classic jazz artists to newcomers to the genre, with over thirty artists performing over the course of the festival’s three-day-long weekend in Piedmont Park.
On Friday there will be two acts on the Main Stage starting at 7:00pm, but Saturday follows up Friday’s performances with 17 different artists starting at 12:30pm and scattered across the Main Stage, Park Tavern, International Stage, and Locals Stage. The Main Stage will even feature three different DJs after the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 9:00pm performance for a late-night party in the park. Sunday rounds out the weekend with 13 artists performing on the Main, International, and Locals stages, beginning at 12:30pm and with the last performance beginning at 9.
The festival will also accommodate visitors through the Loews Atlanta Hotel, which is offering concert attendees special rates for the weekend. You will also find an Artist’s Market onsite at the park with local artists offering their goods for display and sale, in addition to concessions stalls selling food and beverages. Some vendors will even offer cuisine such as Caribbean food!
So make sure to mark your calendars for the Atlanta Jazz Festival this Memorial Day Weekend. If you just can’t wait, however, Atlanta Festivals has been celebrating the entire month of May with its 31 Days of Jazz event. Check the event calendar to see what jazz-related event is going on in Atlanta tonight!