Festivals

Peachtree Road Race

Jul 4
Various locations

The Peachtree Road Race, on its 49th year in 2018, is the largest 10K race in the world, according to the event website. Runners ages 10 and up will take to the streets on July 4 to cash in that time they spent the previous year grabbing a qualifying time at other Atlanta races. The … Continued

Caffeine and Octane

Jan 7 – Dec 2
Perimeter Mall

North America’s largest car exposition is a monthly event at Perimeter Mall. Caffeine and Octane is a nationally recognized all makes, all models car show that regularly attracts over 2000 vehicles and 15,000 fans. The event is held (rain or shine) the first Sunday morning of each month from 8 to 11 a.m. at Perimeter … Continued

Alive in Roswell

Apr 19 – Oct 18
Roswell City Hall

Alive in Roswell is a monthly free, family-friendly festival held concurrently on Historic Canton Street, Historic Roswell Square, and the City Hall Grounds. It includes activities, live entertainment and food for purchase. The festival occurs each 3rd Thursday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. from April through October. Visitors can use the free trolley to … Continued

Glover Park Concert Series

Glover Park Concert Series

Apr 27 – Sep 28
Glover Park

The Marietta community will again be “dancing in the street” during the Glover Park Concert Series. The series features local and national acts on the last Friday of the month with a special Saturday show by the Symphony on the Square on. The concerts are free but if you are looking for a “front-row seat,” … Continued

Woofstock

May 5 – Sep 30
Various locations

Woofstock is one of the largest pet adoption events in the southeast (with over 2,500 people) and it features a variety of activities for the whole family (including all family pets) to enjoy! The entertainment includes: live music, dog contests, a kid’s area including inflatables, pet adoptions, pet vendors, arts and crafts, delicious food trucks … Continued

Flashback Festival

Kiss 104 Flashback Festival 2018

May 12 – Aug 11
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Lakewood Amphitheatre

This year Flashback Festival is bigger than ever before, with three concerts starting in May! Join thousands of KISS 104.1 listeners as they celebrate Atlanta’s biggest R&B festival starring legendary artists from back in the day. Schedule Saturday, 5/12: Atlantic Starr SOS Band Angela Winbush Saturday, 6/9: Freddie Jackson Midnight Star Lakeside Saturday,7/11: Joe Stephanie … Continued

Sundays on the River

May 13 – Sep 9
Chattahoochee Nature Center

What better way to wrap-up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends. Live music fills the stage the second Sunday from May through September. Whether it’s a girl’s night, date night, or a you night, nature provides the perfect backdrop for the evening. Doors open at 6 p.m., … Continued

Sunset Sips

Jun 14 – Sep 27
Chattahoochee Nature Center

Sunset Sips is a laid back, family friendly event and our grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! The program continues the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., June through … Continued

Jazz Matters

Jazz Matters

Jun 15 – Sep 21
Wren’s Nest, The

On every 3rd Friday this summer, join the Wren’s Nest in Atlanta’s Historic West End for Jazz Matters, a cultural roots of jazz experience. This jazz concert series features different styles of jazz and genres influenced by it, such as Afro-Cuban and Latin, big band, blues, contemporary, traditional, smooth, R&B, soul and more! Schedule: 6/15 … Continued

Fantastic Fourth Celebration

Jul 1 – Jul 7
Stone Mountain Park

Experience the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, featuring new music, animation, water effects, an immersive laser canopy, and a fleet of robotic drones synced with music in front of the 825-foot mountain face. Special patriotic fireworks finale will immediately follow the Lasershow, which begins at 9:30 p.m., all seven nights of the celebration!

Sparks in the Park

Jul 3
Atlanta

This celebration includes live music, inflatables, concessions, and fireworks after sundown. This event takes place at: E.E Robinson Park 850 Level Creek Road Sugar Hill, GA, 30518

Kennesaw’s Salute to America

Jul 3
Atlanta

The City of Kennesaw’s 2018 pre-Independence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks is one of the biggest and best in North Georgia! Salute to America eventgoers will be treated to two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors and plenty of activities for the kids. The evening will be capped off with … Continued

Duluth Celebrates America

Jul 3
Atlanta

Celebrate Independence Day on July 3rd with a fabulous firework display, rockin’ bands and activities for all to enjoy. Enjoy food trucks, children’s activities, giveaways and more on Duluth Town Green. This event takes place at: Duluth Town Green 3167 Main St. Duluth, GA 30096

Woodstock July 4th Parade and Festival

Jul 4
Atlanta

The City of Woodstock is set to host its annual Independence Day road race, parade, festival and fireworks display on July 4. The parade will start at Woodstock Elementary on Rope Mill Road at 10 a.m. and travel down Main Street ending at Sam’s Club. At 11 a.m., join in for the 4th of July … Continued

GWCCA Fourth of July Celebration

Jul 4
Atlanta

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority is moving its annual Fourth of July Celebration to International Plaza, the green space and surrounding areas located between Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena. The change in venue is due to the current construction taking place in Centennial Park. Gates will open onto International … Continued

Douglasville 4th of July Independence Day Parade

Jul 4
Atlanta

Join in on the 4th of July to celebrate at the “America’s Independence” Parade. Line-up begins at 9:30 a.m., and the parade begins at 10 a.m. The parade travels down Church Street to Selman Drive. The parade is followed by a festival at Hunter Memorial Park featuring fun, food and live entertainment. A kids zone … Continued

Acworth Fourth of July Celebration

Jul 4
Historic Downtown Acworth

The City of Acworth and the Acworth Business Association are hosting an Independence Day celebration at Cauble Park. The celebration features live music starting at 4 p.m. At dark, watch as one of the largest fireworks shows in Cobb County takes place over Lake Acworth. Food and drinks will be available from vendors starting at … Continued

Dunwoody 4th of July Parade

Jul 4
Atlanta

The Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper will host the annual Fourth of July Parade featuring marching bands, floats, clowns, animal units and local celebrities. The 2018 Parade Grand Marshal is Bob Kinsey, CEO, Spruill Center for the Arts. The parade route begins at the intersection of Mount Vernon Road and Jett Ferry … Continued

Cumming Fairgrounds July 4th Celebration

Jul 4

This event at the Cumming Fairgrounds includes food vendors, music a kids zone and other activities. There is a dance contest at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The July 4th Steam Engine Parade begins at 10 a.m. This event takes place at: Cumming Fairgrounds 235 Castleberry Rd. Cumming, GA 30040

Chamblee Fourth of July Celebration

Jul 4
Atlanta

This event is full of fun for the entire family and includes one of the best fireworks shows around. There will be live music, food and activities for the family. Don’t miss the Bike Parade at 5 p.m. from Chamblee Middle School, the Corn Hole Tournament at 5:30 p.m., Live music by Bogey and the … Continued

Alpharetta’s July 4th Fireworks At Wills Park

Jul 4
Atlanta

Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at Wills Park on July 4! Alpharetta Recreation and Parks will host an evening of entertainment and children’s activities on the lawn and field behind Alpharetta Community Center from with their spectacular fireworks display to begin at dusk! Alpharetta City Band is set to perform patriotic tunes starting … Continued

Sparkle In The Park

Jul 4
Atlanta

Join the City of Lilburn as they celebrate July 4th with Sparkle in the Park! This annual event in Lilburn City Park will include a variety of food, children’s activities, and of course, fireworks! The fireworks show is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. This event takes place at: City Park 76 Main St. … Continued

East Point’s Salute To The Red, White And Blue

Jul 4
Atlanta

East Point’s annual “Salute to the Red, White and Blue” includes carnival rides, live music, a food court, and an enormous display of digital pyrotechnics set to a musical score. View the full schedule of events The fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. This event takes place at: 2757 Main Street East Point, GA 30344

16th Annual Star Spangled Fourth

Jul 4
Atlanta

Grab your red, white and blue and get ready to “Ooh!” and “Aah!” this Fourth of July with Mall of Georgia’s “16th Annual Star Spangled Fourth” event! The mall’s Independence Day event is offering a full day of fun activities for the entire family including children’s rides and inflatables, live music, food and beverage concessions … Continued

Sandy Springs Stars and Stripes Celebration

Jul 4
Atlanta

The Sandy Springs community is invited to gather at the Concourse Corporate Center lawn to celebrate the nation’s birthday as part of the City’s Stars and Stripes Celebration. Music from the band Shiloh will begin at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks take off beginning at 9:45 p.m. Residents are encouraged to pack a picnic, bring a blanket … Continued

Red White & Brew

Jul 4
Georgia Aquarium

Celebrate Independence Day at Georgia Aquarium on Wednesday, July 4 with unlimited beer and cider samples, classic BBQ dinner, live music, and over 500 aquatic species! Red, White and Brew will be held in the magnificent Oceans Ballroom with views of the beluga whales, manta rays and whale sharks. Ages 21 and over only.

Marietta Fourth in the Park

Jul 4
Marietta Square

Grab your American flag, put on your red, white and blue, and celebrate America’s independence on with the City of Marietta. Start the day with an Independence Day parade and celebration on the Square, followed by free live concerts, museum tours, an arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and the City of Marietta fireworks … Continued

Atlanta Shortsfest

Jul 6 – Jul 7
Synchronicity Theatre

Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a diverse mix of short films by ultra-talented filmmakers from across the globe. The event is part of the Atlanta Film Series, a four-month showcase of independent film hosted at the Sychronicity Theatre. The Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a variety of short films with a running time under 45 minutes.

Night Nation Run

Night Nation Run

Jul 7
Atlanta

The Night Nation Run is the World’s first Running Music Festival, an ultimate blend of a music festival and a fun run. Experience a music-filled course with live DJs, bubble zones, light shows, neon and black lights! Cross the finish line into an epic Main Stage after party featuring top deadliner DJs! To date over … Continued

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Hunter S. Thompson Film Festival

Jul 18
Atlanta

In honor of the birthday of the father of gonzo journalism, join the Cobb County Public Library System for a three-movie film festival with works by and about Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Movies will be shown on the big screen in our black box theater. Feel free to bring your own food and drink to … Continued

ATL Comedy Arts Fest

Jul 20 – Jul 24
Various locations

The ATL Comedy Arts Fest is a citywide, multi-venue stand up comedy festival and symposium. Featuring the top comedians in the region and up and coming comics, the festival will culminate with eight half-hour TV episodes and two one-hour long specials being filmed at two of the venues. Comedians will be competing for spots on … Continued

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3rd Annual Old 320 Beer Fest

Jul 21
Atlanta

Join Max Lager for their 3rd Annual Old 320 Beer Fest. Tickets include an afternoon of live music from gr8FLdüde & frenz, a Chef’s Tasting Room featuring bites from Brewed to Serve chefs, a commemorative sample glass, unlimited beer sampling from over 30 craft breweries, The Orphan Bottle share, 1 raffle ticket for a chance … Continued

Wine & Tapas Festival

Jul 21
Clarkston Community Center

Join in on July 21st for Wine and Tapas night. The event is hosted at the Clarkston Community Center and all proceeds go back to supporting the Clarkston Community Center programs. Each ticket includes a glass of wine or a beverage of your choice for you non-wine drinkers out there, unlimited tapas bar, and your … Continued

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Mini Con

Jul 21
Atlanta

Bring the whole family to celebrate comics and pop culture at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center’s 1st Annual Mini Con! You’ll find something for everyone, including: panels and workshops with professional comics creators and cosplayers, comic art gallery, artist and vendor tables, face painting, gaming, music, food and more! This event takes place at: … Continued

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival

Jul 27 – Aug 25
Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre today announces its 2018 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival schedule featuring family-friendly titles sure to entice both kids and those who are kids at heart. Friday, July 27 at 10 p.m. Night of the Living Dead Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. Saturday Morning Cartoons Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. Funny Girl … Continued

Annual Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival

Jul 27 – Jul 29
Atlanta

The Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival features a diverse range of music and movement workshops, an African inspired craft market, food vendors, Kid’s Camp and finale concert. The premiere festival in the region, The Atlanta Dance and Drum Festival features some of African dances most sought after instructors, teaching an engaging lineup of dances … Continued

School

Hosea Helps Back To School Jamboree

Jul 28
Atlanta

Hosea Helps is promoting school readiness with the Back to School Jamboree! Hosea Helps will be offering free backpacks filled with school supplies, healthcare and Immunization services, supplies for teachers and much more. This event takes place at: Georgia International Convention Center 2000 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA 30337

The Great Southern Beer Fest RESCHEDULED

Jul 28
Atlanta

With the South truly emerging as the next craft beer frontier, the Great Southern Beer Festival combines craft beer, country rock, and Southern food with a dash of soul. The best of the best Southern breweries will be onsite pouring samples of their favorite craft brews. This event takes place at: John Howell Park 797 … Continued

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Jul 28
Piedmont Park

The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival is an afternoon of fun for the whole family. From the Ice Cream Eating Contest for both kids and adults to the Wellness Activities that include Boom Shock Fitness, Exercise Routines, Yoga and Chinese Exercises from Falun Dafa Association of Atlanta, the festival has lots of events for everyone. There … Continued

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