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Look Up Atlanta 2023 Recap

July 28, 2023 On Saturday, July 1, Look Up Atlanta filled the skyline with fireworks and the downtown community with joy. “Look Up Atlanta is the largest metropolitan fireworks show in the country that celebrates Independence Day by showcasing the best of Atlanta for Atlantans,” said Jennifer LeMaster, Chief Administrative Officer. Taking place every July […]

The Progress Report: Downtown Atlanta's public-private successes

Editor’s Note: The Progress Report is a new unConventional quarterly series that explores the relationship between Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (CAP/ADID) have a long-standing and rich relationship with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA). CAP/ADID represents […]

The Progress Report: Downtown Atlanta’s public-private successes

Editor’s Note: The Progress Report is a new unConventional quarterly series that explores the relationship between Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (CAP/ADID) have a long-standing and rich relationship with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA). CAP/ADID represents […]

Tuesday Talk: Holiday party booking tips, Greenbuild Expo, and COP’s International Winter Wonderland

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. You’re in charge of the office holiday party planning committee, and the theme is lined up, date narrowed down, entertainment booked, but oops – it’s almost Thanksgiving and […]

Tuesday Talk: T. Swift headlines free Final Four fest at Centennial Olympic Park

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Taylor Swift is returning to the GWCCA campus for the third stint in five years as the NCAA announced late last week […]

Tuesday Talk: A Spectacular return to Centennial Olympic Park

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. A month shy of the 1-year anniversary of its original installation at Centennial Olympic Park, The Spectacular is back. Removed from the Park in late September for maintenance, […]

Tuesday Talk: Sweetwater 420 Fest artists revealed, Cool Globes surround coolest stadium

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. Sweetwater 420 Fest is coming back to Centennial Olympic Park in 2020 with a double-dose of Phish frontman Trey Anastasio. Anastasio will perform at the three-day event with […]

Tuesday Talk: Symphonic sounds at Centennial Olympic Park

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. What could be better than sweet symphonic sounds underneath the stars in the open autumn air of downtown Atlanta’s crown jewel? How about free? The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra […]

ONE Musicfest brings the heat to Centennial Olympic Park

ONE Musicfest got off to a blistering start Saturday at Centennial Olympic Park. Despite temperatures that soared into the mid-90s, more than 14,000 festival-goers found ways to beat the heat with personal cooling devices, church-style fans handed out by vendors, grabbing bits of shade under the Park’s tree canopy and staying hydrated via free water […]

Tuesday Talk: Single-day OMF tickets; GWCCA's economic impact and more

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. For a limited time, single-day tickets for ONE Music Fest (OMF) – set for Sept. 7-8 at Centennial Olympic Park – are available. The locally-produced music festival is […]

Tuesday Talk: Single-day OMF tickets; GWCCA’s economic impact and more

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. For a limited time, single-day tickets for ONE Music Fest (OMF) – set for Sept. 7-8 at Centennial Olympic Park – are available. The locally-produced music festival is […]

Fourth of July Celebration makes triumphant return to Centennial Olympic Park

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) annual Fourth of July Celebration returned tonight to Centennial Olympic Park with a bang. Billed as the Southeast’s largest Independence Day fireworks show, a crowd close to 20,000 gathered in the Park to witness the pyrotechnic extravaganza. Set to a mix of patriotic and popular music – including […]

Tuesday Talk: Q-and-A with DJ Yvonne Monet

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. If you listened to Atlanta radio in the early-to-mid-’90s or hit the city’s club scene during that time, you’ve probably busted a move to tunes spun by Yvonne […]

GWCCA’s last-minute gift guide for Father’s Day 2019

While there’s nothing wrong with a new pair of spiffy socks or a stylish new tie for the working dad, why not take your Father’s Day gift-giving up a notch? With the big day fast approaching – it’s this Sunday (June 16) – unConventional has compiled a last-minute Father’s Day gift guide, but these presents […]

GWCCA's last-minute gift guide for Father's Day 2019

While there’s nothing wrong with a new pair of spiffy socks or a stylish new tie for the working dad, why not take your Father’s Day gift-giving up a notch? With the big day fast approaching – it’s this Sunday (June 16) – unConventional has compiled a last-minute Father’s Day gift guide, but these presents […]

Guess Who’s Back? Hot 107.9 Block Party at Centennial Olympic Park

The Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash ATL Block Party returns Saturday (June 15) to Centennial Olympic Park on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus. Recently revealed, this year’s live performances will consist of R&B recording artist Jacquees and other performers such as Fly, Calboy, B. Smyth, Venus, Kamillion, YK Osiris, Skooly, Pop […]

GWCCA’s July 4 celebration back at Centennial Olympic Park for 2019

It’s baaaaaaaaaack. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) annual free, family-friendly Independence Day celebration is back on familiar ground for 2019, returning to Centennial Olympic Park. Last year’s event was staged at the GWCCA’s International Plaza due to construction and renovation of the Park. But the $27 million capital improvement projects are now complete […]

GWCCA's July 4 celebration back at Centennial Olympic Park for 2019

It’s baaaaaaaaaack. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) annual free, family-friendly Independence Day celebration is back on familiar ground for 2019, returning to Centennial Olympic Park. Last year’s event was staged at the GWCCA’s International Plaza due to construction and renovation of the Park. But the $27 million capital improvement projects are now complete […]

Five Questions with ONE Musicfest’s Jason Carter

Atlanta’s acclaimed ONE Musicfest has found a new home for its 10th anniversary – Centennial Olympic Park, on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s downtown Atlanta campus. The event – described as the Southeast’s largest annual urban progressive music festival – is set for Sept. 7-8 at the Park, and early bird tickets went on […]

Five Questions with ONE Musicfest's Jason Carter

Atlanta’s acclaimed ONE Musicfest has found a new home for its 10th anniversary – Centennial Olympic Park, on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s downtown Atlanta campus. The event – described as the Southeast’s largest annual urban progressive music festival – is set for Sept. 7-8 at the Park, and early bird tickets went on […]

Parking 101: Pro tips for securing your spot on the GWCCA campus

With multiple events large, small – and in between – commonly overlapping on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus, the logistics of getting here should be part of any visitor’s plan. And if you’re driving, understanding your multiple parking options is key. The Red Deck, with seven levels and 2,041 parking […]

Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park adds to lineup

SweetWater 420 Fest, set for April 19-21 at Centennial Olympic Park on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s downtown Atlanta campus, has revealed more details about this year’s event, including noteworthy entertainment additions and the unveiling of its annual artist/brewery beer collaborations. Announced today, improvisational group Everyone Orchestra, conducted by musician/activist Matt Butler, will play […]

GWCCA’s Championship Campus: Super Bowl LIII In Pictures

From Jan. 26 through Feb. 3, the facilities on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus played host to more than 80 percent of Super Bowl LIII’s festivities in Atlanta and gave fans easy, walkable access to events, restaurants and hotels. Here’s a look back at the excitement, through the GWCCA lens. Located inside […]

GWCCA's Championship Campus: Super Bowl LIII In Pictures

From Jan. 26 through Feb. 3, the facilities on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus played host to more than 80 percent of Super Bowl LIII’s festivities in Atlanta and gave fans easy, walkable access to events, restaurants and hotels. Here’s a look back at the excitement, through the GWCCA lens. Located inside […]

The 411 on 420 Fest's daily schedule and daily tix

Attention Spreadheads: you knew Widespread Panic was headlining two days of the three-day Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park in April, but now we know which two. The venerable Athens jam band will close out the festival on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, performing two sets each night. The festival – set […]

The 411 on 420 Fest’s daily schedule and daily tix

Attention Spreadheads: you knew Widespread Panic was headlining two days of the three-day Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park in April, but now we know which two. The venerable Athens jam band will close out the festival on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, performing two sets each night. The festival – set […]

Super Bowl LIVE ready to rock at Centennial Olympic Park

Super Bowl LIVE, the free-and-open-to-the-public fan village at Centennial Olympic Park is ready, set, go. Gates open Saturday morning for the 6-day festival featuring family-friendly exhibits, vendors, arts, NFL-themed attractions and media broadcasts, and a slate of live music curated by Atlanta hip-hop producer/artist Jermaine Dupri. “It’s Super Bowl LIVE, it’s our free experience to […]

JFly: the man behind the GWCCA's 4th of July music

If you’ve grooved along to Bobby Brown, Montell Jordan, the sisters of von Grey, Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and countless other acts at the annual 4th of July Celebration at Centennial Olympic Park, then you’ve heard – and probably seen –  JFly. He is literally and figuratively the man behind the music. Jorel Flynn, known professionally […]

JFly: the man behind the GWCCA’s 4th of July music

If you’ve grooved along to Bobby Brown, Montell Jordan, the sisters of von Grey, Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and countless other acts at the annual 4th of July Celebration at Centennial Olympic Park, then you’ve heard – and probably seen –  JFly. He is literally and figuratively the man behind the music. Jorel Flynn, known professionally […]

Summer fun on tap in the Centennial Olympic Park District

It is that time of year again when children shed their backpacks full of books for a lighter option – bathing suits.

Centennial Olympic Park summer programming update

If you have taken a stroll through Centennial Olympic Park recently, you might have noticed construction crews working around the clock. Due to this activity, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) is adjusting the traditional summer schedule for the park.

Pla Mor Pigskin: College Football Hall of Fame rebrands

Chick-fil-A is making sure that downtown Atlanta remains the epicenter of college football. The definitive interactive museum dedicated to collegiate gridiron glory has rebranded as the Chick- fil-A College Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF), a partnership symbolically christened today during a ceremony unveiling new signage featuring the fast food giant’s iconic red-and-white-logo. Officials from the […]

Hidden Gem: Centennial Olympic Park’s Gold Medal Garden

The Gold Medal Garden is a quiet, hidden gem tucked away at Centennial Olympic Park. When visitors stumble upon it, the magic of the plants draws them in and invites them to sit on one of the garden’s benches.  Others seek out the plant markers identifying the different species.  Perhaps one contemplates what might thrive […]

Hidden Gem: Centennial Olympic Park's Gold Medal Garden

The Gold Medal Garden is a quiet, hidden gem tucked away at Centennial Olympic Park. When visitors stumble upon it, the magic of the plants draws them in and invites them to sit on one of the garden’s benches.  Others seek out the plant markers identifying the different species.  Perhaps one contemplates what might thrive […]

“Good Morning America” wheels and deals at Centennial Olympic Park

Did you recognize a familiar location during your morning television viewing? “Good Morning America” brought its weekly “Deals & Steals” segment on the road to Centennial Olympic Park today. The segment, hosted by Tory Johnson, features her exclusive collection of curated deals allowing viewers to save big bucks while discovering must-have products.  Redubbed “Deals & […]

"Good Morning America" wheels and deals at Centennial Olympic Park

Did you recognize a familiar location during your morning television viewing? “Good Morning America” brought its weekly “Deals & Steals” segment on the road to Centennial Olympic Park today. The segment, hosted by Tory Johnson, features her exclusive collection of curated deals allowing viewers to save big bucks while discovering must-have products.  Redubbed “Deals & […]

A six-pack of SweetWater 420 Fest memories

unConventional hit the second day of Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday (April 21) and picked up a six-pack of micro-stories that encapsulate what this homegrown Atlanta festival is all about.

Step Right Up: SweetWater 420 auction offers memorabilia and experiences

SweetWater 420 Fest and GWCCA make symbiotic Earth Day match

First celebrated 48 years ago this month as a singular occurrence recognizing the health of the natural environment, Earth Day (April 22) has since blossomed into a month-long global campaign around environmental protection and awareness. This year’s theme for Earth Day is plastic pollution prevention. More than six billion tons of plastic is disposed of […]

Phase I of Centennial Olympic Park renovations complete in mid-April

The visioning project in Centennial Olympic Park has reached a major milestone. Phase I of the project is due to be completed in two weeks, just in time for the park to kick off spring time in Atlanta with the Sweetwater 420 Fest. Included in the Phase I project were the demolition of the Metro […]

Calling all volunteers: Help host the Super Bowl and other GWCCA opportunities

Are you ready to be part of Atlanta’s sports legacy and join TEAM ATL? Atlanta’s Super Bowl Host Committee is looking for 10,000 volunteers to join TEAM ATL and help welcome more than one million guests expected to descend upon Atlanta when Mercedes-Benz Stadium, on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) campus, hosts Super […]

SWEETWATER 420 FEST RELEASES SCHEDULE & SINGLE DAY TICKETS

SWEETWATER 420 FEST RELEASES SCHEDULE & SINGLE DAY TICKETS