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Auto/air festival Virginia

Classic cars, vintage aircraft at Alton raceway

The Virginia International Raceway in Alton will host the Wings and Wheels Auto, Aircraft and Motorcycle Show, in conjunction with the Heacock Classic Gold Cup Historic Auto Race Friday through next Sunday. This year's theme is “All American Muscle.” The festival will feature aerobatic aircraft shows; vintage and military aircraft fly-bys and displays; street rod, muscle car, classic car, motorcycle and sports car show; historic stock cars racing on VIR's road course. VIR will open its 1.1-mile Patriot Road Course for show cars to take exhibition laps on Saturday. Three-day tickets: $30 in advance, $40 at the gate; Friday: $10; Saturday: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate; next Sunday: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Details: 434-822-7700;

Savannah event salutes Asia with food, more

The 13th annual Savannah Asian Festival, described as one of the largest Asian festivals in the Southeast, will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Savannah Civic Center Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Live stage performances will include the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers; acrobatics by Liang, one of China's top acrobatic talents; and the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu Lion Dancers. Other live musical, martial arts and dance performance groups will represent Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and India. Visitors will find exotic cuisines to try and a cultural marketplace to browse. Asian arts and crafts will be on display. Kids can take part in hands-on activities. The festival is free. The civic center is at Montgomery and Liberty streets. Details: 912-651-6417;

Bragg Jam adds an Arts & Kids' Festival

The Bragg Jam festival – July 26 in Macon, Ga. – is expanding its lineup of events by adding an Arts & Kids' Festival. It will take place along the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail from noon until 6 p.m.

Also new at this year's event is the Plein Air Paint Out. Artists from all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the same-day juried art exhibition. Participants must come prepared with canvas, brushes and paints and create their work along the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail.

There will be a Radio Disney's Hannah Montana Lip-Synch Contest. Live music at the festival will be provided by Scott Pallot and Bobby Ferguson. Other activities include community performances by local karate and dance groups, a tie-dye T-shirt station and pet parade. Food and beverages will be for sale.

Event details: 478-320-7861. Rochelle Reynoldson