Your 2019 Guide To Spring Festivals Happening In Metro Atlanta

When it comes to festivals happening around the city this spring, there’s something for everyone. (Courtesy of Dogwood Festival)

Springtime is here, which means that festival season is upon us.

Outdoor and indoor festivals will be opening around Atlanta, such as the Marietta Greek Festival and the Sweet Auburn SpringFest.

Here are the art, culture, food, drink, music and neighborhood festivals to look out for during this spring.

Arts

Atlanta Dogwood Festival
When: Friday, April 12 from noon-11 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta
Cost: Free

A fine artist market and kids village are just a few of the experiences within this festival that has been happening for more than 80 years.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza 

When: April 20- 21, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Atlanta

Cost: Free

Various mediums of art will be shown off at the Artsapalooza, which is an event organized for artists by artists and will include about 150 vendors.

Duluth Springs Arts Festival

When: April 21- 28, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: City of Duluth, 3167 Main Street, Duluth

Cost: Free

In the suburbs of Duluth, listen to live acoustic music while watching artist performances. Around 86 artisans will be showing off their works at this festival.

For art lovers, there are plenty of festivals to explore. (Courtesy of Art In the Park)

Roswell Spring Arts & Crafts Festival

When: May 4- 5, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, Roswell

Cost: Free

About 100 artisans, including painters and photographers, will be opening up shop at this event. Live music and dance performances the entertainment for the weekend.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

When: May 11- 12, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 4469 Stella Dr. NW, Atlanta

Cost: Free

Browse crafts and fine arts created by local artisans at this festival. There will also be a spot for kids to play and food trucks onsite.

You can head to Marietta for Greek food and culture this May. (Courtesy of Marietta Greek Festival)

Culture

Marietta Greek Festival

When: May 17, 18 and 19

Where: Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta

Cost: $5 for adults, free for kids (12 & under)

Greek food, such as gyro wraps, chicken-in-a-pita and spanakopita, will be offered at this festival, along with a Greek marketplace.

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

When: May 25- 26, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Central Park, 400 Merrit Ave. NE, Atlanta

Cost: $25 for General Admission on Saturday, $20 for General Admission on Sunday, $40 for the 2-day event bundle

Carnival-style fun will be coming to Atlanta’s Central Park. On Saturday, Skinny Fabulous, Stonebwoy and Pumpa will be making appearances. On Sunday, it will be reggae versus soca and Tanto Metro & Devonte and Revolution Band will be coming out.

Food and drinks

Nourished Festival

When: March 30- 31, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Cobb Galleria Centre – Hall D, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta

Cost: $15 for adult one day pass, $25 for an adult weekend pass, $5 for kid one day pass (ages 3 to 12), $7 for kid weekend pass (Ages 3 to 12), $35 for Sunday family pass (up to 2 adults and 6 kids)

This gluten-free, allergy and special diet festival will let attendees get free samples, coupons and a free usable bag.

Food-O-Rama Grant Park Food Truck Festival   

When: April 6, 12 to 6 p.m.

Where: Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta

Cost: Free

This free festival will include food trucks, including gourmet taco vendor Yumbii and healthy food vendor Gainz Grill.

2nd Annual Atlanta Blues Festival

When: April 13, 8 p.m.

Where: Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta

Cost: $55.75 to $128.75 plus applicable fees

Pokey Bear, Theodis Ealey, Calvin Richardson and Ronnie Bell will be performing at the 2nd Annual Atlanta Blues Festival.

Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival

When: April 13, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Atlantic Station – Pinnacle Lot, 240 20th St. NW, Atlanta

Cost: $28 for the early session or the afternoon session for general admission

A variety of grilled cheese will be offered to hungry festival goers. General admission includes 3 complimentary samples, along with access to the beer garden and live entertainment.

Kennesaw Beer & Wine Festival

When: April 27, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: Historic Kennesaw Church, 2871 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw

Cost: $35 for advance tickets, $15 for the designated driver

More than 100 beers and over 25 wines will be offered at the festival.

Festivals can be a great place to check out new foods. (Pixabay Images)

Atlanta Margarita and Taco Festival 

When: May 19- 20, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Old Fourth Ward Park, 680 Dallas Street, Atlanta

Cost: Free

In Fourth Ward Park, munch on tacos from various vendors while sipping on margaritas at this festival.

Atlanta R&B/Neo Soul Wine Festival

When: May 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Legacy Park, 5616 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain

Cost: $25

Live bands will perform at this festival that let that will let attendees enjoy unlimited wine tasting.

This year’s Shaky Knees headliners include Beck, Incubus, Cage the Elephant and Tame Impala. (Courtesy of aLIVE Coverage)

Music

Atlanta Atlanta Blues Festival

When: April 13, 8 p.m.

Where: Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta

Cost: $52- $125

Blues performers, such as Pokey Bear and Theodis Ealey, will be taking the stage at Fox Theatre.

SweetWater 420 Fest

When: April 19- 21, Friday from 1 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 12 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 12 to 10 p.m.

Where: Centennial Olympic Park at 265 Park Ave. W Northwest, Atlanta

Cost: $79 for General Admission single day pass, $154 for General Admission 3-day pass

In Centennial Olympic Park, the lineup will include Widespread Panic, The Avett Brother, Rebelution among others. There will also be an artist market and food vendors onsite.

Shaky Knees Music Festival

When: May 3- 5

Where: Central Park, 311 North Ave. NE, Atlanta

Cost: $99 for General Admission one day ticket, $189 for General Admission for 3-day tickets

Festival-goers will get to listen to headliners Beck, Incubus, Cage the Elephant and Tame Impala.

Shaky Knees is taking place May 3-5 in Central Park. (Courtesy of aLIVE Coverage)

Shaky Beats Music Festival

When: May 10-11, times vary

Where: Central Park, 311 North Ave. NE, Atlanta

Cost: $95 for a one day ticket, $129 for 2-day General Admission

Experience the live sounds of artists, such as Big Gigantic, San Holo and What So Not on Saturday. On Sunday, there Martin Garrix, Galanatis and Fisher at the festival.

Atlanta Jazz Festival

When: May 25- 26

Where: Piedmont Park,

Cost: Free

Listen to live jazz in open air at this festival. Kandace Springs and Richard Bona are a few of the performers.

Neighborhood

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

When: March 30- 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven

Cost: Free

Cherry Blossom trees will be in bloom at this festival that will include a car show, music and food.

Spring Festival on Ponce 2019

When: April 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta

Cost: Free

More than 125 local and regional artists will have their works on display while acoustic music is played in the festival grounds.

Inman Park Festival & Tour of Homes

When: April 27- 28, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: 1071 Delaware Ave. SE, Atlanta

Cost: Free for the festival

An arts and crafts market, street market and community corner will be stationed at the event. There will be a parade that starts at 2 p..m on Saturday.

Sweet Auburn Springfest  

When: May 11- 12, times vary

Where: 230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta

Cost: Free

In Sweet Auburn, local solo performers and groups will take the stage, while food will be sold.

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