Great Fun in Georgia

“I said, just an old sweet song Keeps Georgia on my mind.” – Ray Charles

Georgia, sometimes referred to as “The Peach State” or “The Empire State of the South,” is a popular tourist location, and it’s easy to see why that is! Especially around this time of the year! There are a ton of events taking place all around Georgia and people seem to be very excited about them!

2013 Masters Tournament

According to an article by Mark Sandritter on SB Nation, “The first major championship of the year has arrived as the best of the PGA Tour head to Augusta National to begin preparing for the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament.” The competitive round begins on Thursday, but there will be plenty going on all week. The schedule for the 2013 Masters Tournament will go as follows:

  • Monday, April 8th: Practice Round
  • Tuesday, April 9th: Practice Round
  • Wednesday, April 10th: Practice Round and Par 3 Contest
  • Thursday, April 11th: First Round
  • Friday,  April 12th: Second Round
  • Saturday, April 13th: Third Round
  • Sunday, April 14th: Final Round

For more information, see: Masters 2013 schedule: Golf’s biggest names head to Augusta.

You can also check out this 2013 ESPN Masters Promo:

Georgia Renaissance Festival

The Georgia Renaissance Festival will be celebrating it’s 28th Anniversary this year! “Immerse yourself in an olde world adventure” from April 13 through June 2, 2013, Saturdays and Sundays plus Memorial Day, 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Some of the entertainment at the festival will include:

  • The Joust – The Original Extreme Sport
  • A Fire-Whip Show by Adam Crack (who holds 7 Guinness World Records)
  • Larksalot The Bald (who displays cheeky banter and incredible feats of balance and also juggles and performs magic tricks)
  • Mud Show – Splatter Time Players
  • Marc Gunn (an acoustic Celt folk musician with a unique sense of humor)
  • Barely Balanced Acrobatic Show
  • Rick Stratton (a hypnotist and comedian)
  • The Tortuga Twins
  • The Parrots of the Carribean
  • Gyspy Folktales

See here for a complete list of the festival entertainment: 2013 Entertainment.

Take a look at this video of the Barely Balance Acrobatic Show to get a feel for how fun some of the events will be:

Final Four Championship

The NCAA Tournament and the college basketball season will come to an end tonight as the Louisville Cardinals and Michigan Wolverines go head to head for the National Championship. Tip off will be at tip off at 9:23 p.m. ET tonight at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. According to an article by Michael Dulka on Bleacher Report, “Louisville is viewed as the favorite, but Michigan is certainly capable of finishing the night cutting down the nets.” His article also states that in order to come away victorious, each team needs to be at its best and follow certain steps to take the win. Here are his keys for each team to win the game.

Keys for Michigan

  • 1. Take Care of the Basketball
  • 2. Knock Down Shots

Keys for Louisville

  • 1. Disrupt Michigan’s Offense
  • 2. Exploit Size Mismatch

For more information on these tips, see: NCAA Championship Game 2013: Keys to Victory for Louisville and Michigan

As you prepare for the college basketball season to end, take a look at this highlight video:

Who do you think will win the game tonight? Good luck on your predictions!

With all of these events taking place, I’m sure Georgia will be on everyone’s minds for a while! Enjoy the fun that Georgia can bring into your life!

Melissa Woodring 🙂

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