Festivals

Dunwoody Art Festival

Dunwoody Art Festival

May 11 – May 12
Atlanta

A Mother’s Day tradition in the City of Dunwoody, the crowd-pleasing Dunwoody Art Festival will celebrate its tenth dazzling show! In 2018, Dunwoody Art Festival drew a remarkable crowd of more than 40,000 happy grandmothers, moms, children, and of course, lots of dads too! The Dunwoody Village area transforms into a whimsical artist market with … Continued

La Fête du Rosé: Rosé Festival

May 11
Piedmont Park

La Fête du Rosé or, literally translated “The Party of Rosé” is a celebration of Rosé (yes, the wine, champagne, the icy wine treat frozé etc.) As a heads up: there is a strict dress code, you must be adorned in your finest pink and white garb. Fascinators encouraged – Google it. Get them fast, … Continued

Marietta Greek Festival

Marietta Greek Festival

May 17 – May 19
Atlanta

The 29th Annual Marietta Greek Festival is a three-day event featuring all things Greek! Live Greek entertainment, Greek food, Greek dancing, a Greek Marketplace with imported Greek jewelry (you get the idea) and more! This event takes place at: Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church 3431 Trickum Rod Marietta, Georgia 30066

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Atlanta Food And Wine Festival

May 30 – Jun 2
  Next time: 6:00pm on May 30
Loews Hotel

The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival is calling attention to all the best food, wine, beer and spirits of the South. The four-day festival includes more than 250 chefs, mixologists and industry leaders from the Southern states. More than 10,000 patrons are gathering in Atlanta to share in this Southern spread.

Candler Park Music and Food Festival

May 31 – Jun 1
  Next time: 4:00pm on May 31
Candler Park

The Candler Park Music and Food Festival is back again!  In addition to your typical festival attractions like food trucks and artist markets, the Candler Park Music and Food Fest has an exclusive Terrapin Brew Lounge and adult field games! Musical guests include Dispatch, Greensky Bluegrass, Dr. Dog and more.

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MomoCon

May 23 – May 26
  Next time: 10:00am on May 25
Georgia World Congress Center

With more than 35,400 unique and over 100,800 turnstile attendance in 2018, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese anime, American animation, comics, video games, and tabletop games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming and cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice … Continued

Georgia Renaissance

Georgia Renaissance Festival

Apr 13 – Jun 2
  Next time: 10:30am on May 25
Georgia Renaissance Festival

Each weekend from April through June you can step inside the gates of Newcastle and find yourself transported back to 16th-century England at the Georgia Renaissance Festival! The 32-acre village is filled with over 150 artisan craft shoppes, 10 stages of endless entertainment, wonderful pubs and taverns, plus food galore! You’ll laugh out loud at … Continued

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Alive In Roswell

Apr 18 – Oct 17
  Next time: 5:00pm on Jul 18
Roswell City Hall

Roswell’s much-loved monthly street festival, Alive in Roswell, returns to energize downtown Roswell once again this April. This year, Gate City Brewing Company and Carl Black of Roswell return as presenting sponsors! Alive in Roswell is held on the third Thursday of each month from April through October, and runs concurrently on Canton Street, at … Continued

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Shaky Beats Musical Festival

May 10 – May 11
Central Park

April showers bring May…festivals! Atlanta’s Shaky Beats features more than 40 electronic, indie and hip-hop acts. With a starting line-up of Big Gigantic, San Holo and local artist DJ AirWolf. One day tickets start at $99, but you can level up with a GA+ or VIP passes to get the full Shaky Beats experience. View festival schedule

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Taste Of Alpharetta

May 2
Historic Downtown Alpharetta

Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival goers, families and food connoisseurs. Mark your calendars to dine in Historic Downtown Alpharetta at over 60 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities for all ages and entertainment to please … Continued

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WHOlanta

May 3 – May 5
Atlanta

WHOlanta (formerly known as TimeGate) is a Doctor Who and British Culture convention in Atlanta. Guests: Janet Feilding Edward Russel Kelly Yates Jon Davey Robert Allsopp Jason Haigh-Ellery This event takes place at: Hilton Atlanta Airport 1031 Virginia Ave Atlanta, GA 30354

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Cotton Pickin’ Fair

May 4 – Oct 6
  Next time: 8:00am on Oct 5
Atlanta

Return to 1910 where the Farmhouse, the Cotton Gin, and the Cotton Warehouse form a unique backdrop for a great day of 21st-century fun. Amidst skilled artisans and antique specialists, the Fair shares remnants of farm life in days gone by. New talent keeps the festival fresh and interesting while returning artists welcome loyal customers … Continued

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Mark Of The Potter

May 4
Atlanta

Join us in celebrating 50 years of American made pottery. Mark of the Potter is considered the oldest running pottery shop in Georgia. At Mark of you will experience the intersection of art and nature where local artists produce and sell American made functional pottery. History lives on in this 1930’s corn grinding mill that … Continued

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Canton Festival Of The Arts

May 4 – May 5
Atlanta

Held in Brown Park in historic downtown Canton, the 16th annual Canton Festival of the Arts features a juried Artist Market, live entertainment, make and take art stations and a food court. With the charm of a historic river town, Canton offers views of the North Georgia Mountains and provides a delightful setting for the … Continued

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Party For The Paws

May 4
Atlanta

Puppy Haven’s 4th Annual Party for the Paws presented by MyPet App will be held at the Brookhaven location. All proceeds from the event will benefit PAWS Atlanta. There will be an adoption event, food trucks, photo booth, live music, vendor row, beer tent, bounce house, dunk tank, doggy pools and more! The event is … Continued

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Woofstock

May 4 – May 5
Atlanta

Woofstock is one of the largest pet adoption events in the southeast (with over 2,500 people) and it features a variety of activities for the whole family (including all family pets) to enjoy! The entertainment includes live music, dog contests, a kid’s area including inflatables, pet adoptions, pet vendors, arts and crafts, delicious food trucks … Continued

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Taste of East Point

May 4
Atlanta

Taste of East Point is all about showcasing the eclectic mix of food and art in and around the South Metro Area, along with highlighting our local businesses and community groups. Attendees purchase tickets to exchange for “tastes” of a wide variety of cuisine from local restaurants and food trucks. Browse art created by local … Continued

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Cars & ‘Q For The Cause

May 4
Atlanta

Join Choate Construction for the 10th annual Cars and ‘Q for the Cause, the highly anticipated event featuring 120-plus stellar cars; tasty BBQ from Jim ‘n Nicks; continuous pours of your favorite craft brews; silent auction; and live music, all to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This event takes place at: Choate Construction 8200 Roberts … Continued

Giving Garden

Giving Garden Spring Fundraiser: May The 4th Be With You

May 4
Atlanta

The Giving Garden presents… May the 4th be with you! Come out and experience interstellar fun, and strike back against poverty. All proceeds go back to the Garden. Enjoy live music, drinks, Chicken Bingo, and even hang out with the Garden’s newest additions – baby goats! The event is outdoors, featuring the beautiful spring garden, … Continued

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Snellville Days

May 4 – May 5
Atlanta

Join Snellville Days at Briscoe Park for over 200 craft, food, sponsor, and civic vendors. There will be a kid’s field running all day both days and continuous live entertainment both days. This year the Farmer’s Market and talks by Master Gardeners will be returning. This event takes place at: T.W. Briscoe Park 2500 Sawyer … Continued

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Picnic In The Park

May 5
Adair Park

This May guests join together for a Sunday afternoon picnic to benefit the 10th Anniversary of Wholesome Wave Georgia. Some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs and restaurants will curate gourmet picnic baskets to be shared among guests as they dine al fresco while enjoying beer and wine, live music, frozen treats, family-friendly activities, and the beautiful … Continued

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ARTucker Spring Artist And Makers Market

May 4
Atlanta

ARTucker is an indoor art and makers market that celebrates local Georgia artists and makers. Featuring paintings, jewelry, photography and much more, this event is perfect for finding unique gifts or investing in art, decor and accessories. They’ll also have food, music, art technique demos, and a silent auction that will benefit the Tucker Recreation … Continued

Lilburn Daze

Lilburn Daze

May 10
Atlanta

The family atmosphere at this one-day event is what keeps residents and out – of -towners coming back year after year. For many people, Lilburn Daze is like a reunion. With great shopping opportunities, rides, games, tons of food, and entertainment, there is something to appeal to every member of the family. Lilburn Daze is … Continued

Gwinnett Relay

Gwinnett Relay For Life

May 10
Atlanta

Gwinnett Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It is their mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Join them at the world’s largest Relay for Life event, Gwennett! They gather to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors and raise money to … Continued

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PAWfest

May 11
Atlanta

Each spring, Gwinnett Humane Society hosts PAWfest, a community awareness event that strives to educate the public on pet-related issues while celebrating the human-pet bond. Bring your dog on a leash to Pawfest, which includes a morning hike, a noon fashion show for dogs, Frisbee demos, contests, food, entertainment, and kids’ activities. This event takes … Continued

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Flower And Butterfly Festival

May 11
Atlanta

Bring your own vase and cut your own flowers at the Flower And Butterfly Festival. Hand feed butterflies before watching their beautiful release, and don’t miss the free homemade ice cream for Mothers Day weekend. This event takes place at: The Rock Ranch 5020 Barnesville Hwy The Rock, GA 30285

Chastain Park

Chastain Park Arts Festival

May 11 – May 12
Chastain Park

Take a stroll through Chastain Park while listening to live, local musicians, and stop by one of the many crafters, jewelers, painters and sculptor booths – more than 185. The Chastain Park Arts Festival is a two-day art spectacular “by artists for artists”.  

Cherokee County

Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival And Mother’s Day Powwow

May 11 – May 12
Atlanta

The Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Powwow features many favorite activities for all audiences, including a Native American dance competition, warriors on horseback, Native film and TV stars, hoop dancers and Aztec dancers, tipis, wigwam and living Indian village and displays, Northern Plains encampment, primitive skills, environmental and wildlife displays, Native American … Continued

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Mountain To River Trailfest

May 11
Atlanta

The Mountain To River (M2R) Trailfest celebrates public art with an all-day festival featuring a variety of art installations including fine art, photography, sculpture, live performance, and the return of the popular mural exhibit. The 2018 M2R Trailfest Chair, Bonnie Reavis, reflects, “Last year’s opening of the Mountain to River Trail signaled a new chapter … Continued

Atlanta Rose Show

Atlanta Rose Show

May 11
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Hosted by the Greater Atlanta Rose Society, the 62nd Atlanta Rose Show in Day Hall will feature cut-flower roses of every variety and color. This year consulting rosarians will be on hand to answer rose-related questions during the event.

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Decatur Lantern Parade

May 10
Decatur Square

Kick off Arts Month and celebrate the start of summer with the Decatur Arts Alliance and Decatur Education Foundation at the Decatur Lantern Parade. Gather at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Ave. after 8 pm, then parade to the downtown square. Make your own lantern at home or attend a lantern-making workshop where … Continued

La Raza Fest

La Raza Fest 2019

May 12
Atlanta

La Raza Fest is a big Cinco de Mayo event with Latin recording artists, Mexican folk dancers, mariachi music, and food vendors. Featuring: Gratis…Gratis…Gratis La Maquinaria Norteña Montez de Durango La Sonora Dinamita Norteñisimo Zierra Azul This event takes place at: Gwinnett Place Mall 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd Duluth, Georgia 30096

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Schlagerparty

May 17
Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta (German Cultural Center)

With support from the GACF and GACC the Goethe-Zentrum is hosting their first Schlagerparty at Der Biergarten in Atlanta! There will be German beer, food and a Dirndl and Lederhosen contest. Wear your favorite Tracht, 70s, 80s or 90s outfit and join them for a fun evening with Schlagermusik from the 80’s, 90’s and today.

Spring Fling

Kirkwood Spring Fling And Tour Of Homes

May 18
Atlanta

Get a warm welcome to our neighborhood with all the family-friendly fun of the 17th annual Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes. Start the day off with our 5K, stroll through our artists market, catch some live music with a bite to eat from local vendors or our BBQ competition, and let the kids … Continued

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Touch-A-Truck & Meet-A-Princess

May 18
Atlanta

Touch-A-Truck is coming to Duluth! Children of all ages are invited to explore, touch and take photos with their favorite trucks, tractors or emergency vehicles! Meet-A-Princess, too! A special appearance from Moana will take place inside Notre Dame Academy’s student center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Kona Ice truck will also be onsite … Continued

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Yaarab Shrine Circus

May 18 – May 27
  Next time: 10:00am on May 25
Jim R. Miller Park

Yaarab Shrine is known for having the World’s Largest Shrine Circus, 2019 is Yaarab Shrine’s 77th Annual Shrine Circus. It is a popular annual family event that offers an affordable, safe, and wholesome environment for adults and children of all ages. In addition to the 26 (80-minute) circus performances under The Big Top, there are … Continued

Spring Pioneer Festival

Spring Pioneer Festival

May 18
Atlanta

Hard Labor Creek State Park presents the second annual Spring Pioneer Festival. Step back in time as you learn all about the Civilian Conservation Corps and relive the simpler times of Pioneer America. Join us for CCC wagon rides, campfire cooking demos, an authentic chuck wagon, live bluegrass music, arts and crafts demos, pioneer games, … Continued

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Malcolm X Festival

May 18 – May 19
Atlanta

The Malcolm X Festival is a two-day event in its 30th year of consistent service to the community. Bring out family and friends for an experience not forgotten! Featuring: The Lost Poets This event takes place at: West End Park 1111 Oak St SW Atlanta, GA 30310

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East Atlanta Craft Beer Festival

May 18
Atlanta

Sample unique and limited edition craft beers in the heart of East Atlanta Village. There will be music, food, and a truly special curated beer selection. This event takes place at: East Atlanta Village Farmer’s Market 572 Stokeswood Avene SE Atlanta, GA 30316

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Let The Fountain Flow

May 18
Atlanta

Join the Friends of Erskine at the beautiful LP Grant Mansion for a night out to raise money for the restoration of Erskine Memorial Fountain. Dedicated in 1896, the Erskine Fountain was Atlanta’s first public drinking fountain. Originally installed downtown at Peachtree and West Peachtree Streets. It was relocated to Grant Park in 1912 where … Continued

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MannaFest: Memphis Blues And Cues

May 18
Atlanta

Come enjoy Live Blues & a BBQ competition that will offer up BBQ from some of Atlanta’s hottest joints at MannaFest. Oh yeah! Lots of Red Brick Brewing beer too like Laughing Skull Amber Ale & Hoplanta. This will be one of the most fun ways to break you out of your Winter Blues with … Continued

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Grant Park Tour Of Homes

May 18 – May 19
Grant Park

Take a break from Pinterest and step inside some of the most beautiful homes in Atlanta during the upcoming 45th Annual Grant Park Tour of Homes. This year’s tour will will feature a collection of houses that truly excel when it comes to combining hip style with historic preservation. The Grant Park Neighborhood Association sponsors … Continued

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Midtown Garden Stroll

May 19
Atlanta

The Midtown Neighbors’ Association will host its 6th Annual Midtown Garden Stroll. This free event, open to the general public, takes place throughout the Historic Midtown Garden District. The stroll is a self- guided tour, providing a rare opportunity to experience some of Midtown’s most impressive private gardens. Guests can expect to see formal gardens, … Continued

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Masters Water Ski And Wakeboard Tournament

May 24 – May 26
  Next time: 9:00am on May 25
Callaway Gardens

Kick off Summer with a splash! Come see the world’s greatest athletes in watersports competing at the 60th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament. Celebrate all weekend with beach activities, live music, kid zones, great food and drink specials, fireworks and so much more! The Masters is known throughout the world as the most prestigious … Continued

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Stone Mountain Park Memorial Day Weekend

May 24 – May 27
  Next time: 10:30am on May 25
Stone Mountain Park

Join Stone Mountain Park for a special salute to the troops, extended fireworks finale, and the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision with jaw-dropping fire effects now for four nights! Marvel as the skies above light up in a specially choreographed musical tribute honoring the brave men and women who protect our country. Enjoy exciting attractions including, … Continued

Decatur Arts

Decatur Arts Festival

May 24 – May 26
  Next time: 10:00am on May 25
Decatur Square

Downtown Decatur comes alive on Memorial Day weekend for the annual Decatur Arts Festival. The festival takes over downtown, extending from the Decatur Recreation Center to the downtown square, including East and West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clairemont Avenue and the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College. This year’s festival will be bursting with artful … Continued

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Treklanta

May 24 – May 26
  Next time: 9:00pm on May 27
Atlanta

Hosted by the USS Republic NCC-1371, Treklanta is an annual Star Trek convention that places special emphasis on fan-based events, activities, programming and productions. Treklanta is the home of the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant, the Treklanta Star Trek Fan Film Festival and The Bjo Awards. This event takes place at: Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel … Continued

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Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

May 24 – May 26
  Next time: 10:00am on May 25
Central Park

The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival will be celebrating all things Caribbean culture this Memorial Day weekend. From dancing and parades to live performances and Caribbean cuisine. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival and the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association (ACCBA) hope to raise awareness of Caribbean culture and promote various Caribbean art forms.

Finster Fest

Finster Fest

May 25 – May 26
  Next time: 11:00am on May 25
Atlanta

Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden hosts its annual Finster Fest art and music extravaganza again on Memorial Day weekend in Summerville, Georgia. Finster Fest will feature more than 60 artists, live music, barbecue and other southern fare, a children’s art activity area, and the chance to tour Howard Finster’s famous folk art environment. This event takes … Continued

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Brew At The Zoo

May 25
  Next time: 5:30pm on May 25
Zoo Atlanta

Atlanta’s favorite Memorial Day weekend festival tradition returns for another year! Have a brew, save the planet. While you sip among the wildlife and enjoy groovy local tunes, your ticket supports conservation initiatives to protect species and their habitats, here at home and around the globe. Enjoy over 70 selections of brews, and a limited … Continued

Alpharetta Arts

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest

May 25 – May 27
  Next time: 10:00pm on May 25
Historic Downtown Alpharetta

Join the beautiful City of Alpharetta in the new Village Green for the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest on Memorial Day Weekend. The City of Alpharetta and Splash Festivals are excited to present the 15th Annual Alpharetta Arts Streetfest. This three-day event will host more than 90 regional and national artisans whose colorful and whimsical artwork will … Continued

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Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony

May 27
  Next time: 10:00am on May 27
Atlanta

Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony is the largest in Georgia. In 1997, twelve patriotic individuals came together to create a truly unique Memorial Day event; a non-political, non-commercial ceremony honoring veterans and the sacrifices they made in protecting our freedom. That first ceremony attracted approximately 1,800 individuals. From that humble beginning, came the Roswell Memorial Day … Continued

Atlanta Game Fest

Atlanta Game Fest

May 30, 2019 – Feb 2, 2020
  Next time: 10:00am on May 30
Atlanta

Atlanta Game Fest is a chance for boardgame fans to gather, socialize, see old friends (as well as make new ones) and really stretch out and get in four full days of fun and games. We get a great group of friendly folks who make getting into a game easy. There will also be an … Continued

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Concerts In The Garden

May 24 – Aug 17
  Next time: 7:00pm on Jun 14
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Concerts in the Garden celebrates another stellar season on the Great Lawn. Kick back under the stars for a series of great shows. Schedule: Friday, 5/24: Old Crow Medicine Show Sunday, 6/2: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder I’m With Her Friday, 6/14: The Mighty O.A.R. American Authors Friday, 6/28: Mandolin Orange Wednesday, 7/10: The Wood … Continued

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Festival On Ponce

Apr 6 – Oct 13
  Next time: 10:00am on Oct 12
Olmsted Linear Park

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art.” In addition to the … Continued

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