This year Atlanta's annual Forest Festival will be held May 29 through June 2.
Organizers are emphasizing the community's benefit.
"Not many towns of 6,000 have a festival of this quality for four nights," said festival committee member Robin Betts, who is also Atlanta's fire chief.
"You have music, picnic on the grounds under the stars, support of local organizations and a high-quality carnival," added Danny and Donny Simmons, committee members who also organize the music show.
Here's a list of the several community benefits:
In conjunction with the carnival, this year's festival is having a Tour de Forest bike ride 7 a. m. Saturday starting at fair grounds. Routes are of 19, 36 and 50 miles. New this year is a 10-mile out and return loop. The ride benefits CHRISTUS St. Michael Atlanta Foundation.