Breathe in the crisp, brisk air and watch Atlanta become aglow with autumn hues as the season sets on the city. It’s a time of embracing what makes fall a moment of fellowship, harvesting and change.
From slurping warm chili to lighting a lantern, these festivals embody the cozy and enchanting nature of fall in Atlanta.
When: Oct. 26, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: The Meadow at Piedmont Park, 371 10th St. N.E., Atlanta 30309
Fly a kite with friends and members of the community at this eighth annual festival. To participate, be sure to register or buy your kite in advance online.
When: Oct. 26, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Orpheus Brewing, 1440 Dutch Valley Place N.E., Suite 2001, Atlanta
This dog-friendly event will have activities for your four-legged friends ranging from a puppy kissing booth to a dog costume contest. Human attendees can enjoy access to Orpheus’ outdoor bar and eats from The Real Mexican Vittles.
When: Nov. 1 to 14, times vary for each day
Where: Multiple Locations
Cost: Prices vary for each artist
Teyana Taylor, Zaytoven and Kari Faux are a few of the musicians that are slated to perform during the multi-location, multi-day festival. Some of the venues for the performances will be the Plaza Theatre, Variety Playhouse and Graveyard Tavern. Be sure to get your ticket because some performances are already sold out.
When: Nov. 2, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The weather is just right for munching on some warm chili at the upcoming Chomp & Stomp Chilli Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival being held in Cabbagetown. The neighborhood is the site of three music stages and an artist market. Chatham Rabbits, Evan Stepp & the Piners and Bonaventure Quartet are a few of the musicians that will be performing “Porch Jams.”
When: Nov. 2 to 3, times vary for each day
Where: Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta
More than 185 artists are planning to come out to the upcoming Chastain Park Arts Festival. Along with the crafts that will be available for purchase, there will be local food that attendees can enjoy. Proceeds from the festival are allotted toward a scholarship fund for local artists.
When: Nov. 3, 4 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road S.W., Marietta
Cost: $25 Early, $30 Regular
Release your paper lantern to the waters in Jim R. Miller Park as a part of this upcoming festival. Tickets to the event include a floating lantern and a marker to decorate it with.
When: Nov. 7 to 10, times vary for each day
Where: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain
Cost: $31.95 for the All-Attractions Pass
At Stone Mountain Park, one of the largest Native American gatherings is planned to happen over the course of a four-day festival. The family-friendly event will feature an artists’ marketplace, encampment experience and inter-tribal dance.
When: Nov. 9, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: The Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Ave. S.E., #130, Atlanta
Cost: $35 to $125
Seafood lovers, this is the event for you. The Fresh District is bringing its first Georgia Seafood Festival to The Battery Atlanta. The $35 Hungry Sailor ticket buys attendees one complimentary drink and 5 ‘gold doubloons’ to exchange for seafood being offered by food vendors.
When: Nov. 9, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Old Courthouse Square, 101 E Court Square, Decatur
Sip on unlimited wine tastings from more than 500 varieties at this festival being held in downtown Decatur. Paired with the wine, there will be local food offerings for sale. Attendees will also get to take home their own souvenir glass.
When: Nov. 16, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Park Tavern, 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta
Cost: $48 for General Admission, $10 for the Designated Driver
Wine and beer will be served at this annual festival held in Atlanta. On tab for the afternoon, there will be a DJ, live performances and wine-themed activities.