Sharpsburg appeals to everyone with its authentic, small-town feel, even as the city grows to support the needs of the modern lifestyle. Downtown is the center of activity, where folks find an eclectic mix of specialty shops, restaurants, and galleries, and special events inspire a sense of community. You can sample local cuisines during the Taste of Newnan (October); celebrate creativity at the Fall and Spring Art Walks; or buy homemade wares from local farmers at the monthly Market Day. Get lost in the splendor of historic Dunaway Gardens, one of the largest natural rock-and-floral gardens in the South that was once host to ambitious theatrical societies and celebrities during the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.
Not far away, the city of Peachtree City is a welcoming retreat from the everyday, and you can get anywhere with the city’s signature mode of transportation – a golf cart. Learn the history of combat aviation at the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing, where special events like WWII Heritage Days immerse you in the past with reenactment battles, veteran presentations, swing dances, and more. Recruit friends and family to compete in the annual Dragon Boat Races (September) – no paddling experience required, or stay on dry land for the art, food, and culture of the International Festival. A night of music under the stars is most memorable at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, which has entertained audiences with popular artists such as Kenny G, Richard Marx, Pat Benatar, Styx, and Foreigner.