Festivals

Roswell Roots Festival

Jan 22 – Feb 28
Roswell City Hall

Celebrate Roswell’s African-American history and culture throughout the month of February with a series of unique and fun events for everyone. Roswell’s Roots Festival is one of the largest and most comprehensive celebrations in the state of Georgia. Share in our diverse history while discovering more about African-American heritage, art, food and contributions. Maybe you … Continued

Callanwolde Arts Festival

Jan 19 – Jan 21
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

VIP Preview Party: Friday, January 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Callanwolde Fine Arts Festival is a two-day indoor art festival featuring over 80 artists. There will be painting, photography, sculpture, metal works, glass art and more. There will also be live music, local and regional artisans, food trucks and artist demonstrations.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Jan 24 – Feb 15
Atlanta

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF), the world’s largest Jewish Film Festival, presents its 18th annual event Jan. 24 through Feb. 15, 2018. The line-up includes 76 films, both feature-length and short films, and many include discussions with filmmakers, actors, academics and other experts. The festival takes place at different theaters around the metro area. … 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

Coral Carnival

Feb 24
Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium invites you to join its Coral Carnival and celebrate one of the most beautiful animals living under our seas – coral! Join the fun February 24 and experience Caribbean culture through our Carnival-inspired interactive and educational coral activities. Show your appreciation for the foundation of many marine ecosystems and learn how you can … Continued

Midtown Brunchfest

Feb 25
Park Tavern

Midtown Brunchfest is a celebration of brunch food and drinks that includes live music. General admission tickets include two ticket vouchers for food or drink of your choice, entry and entertainment. VIP admission also grants visitors early entry, bottomless mimosas, champagne, and “Rose’ All Day” in the Rose’ Room.

OMGA Songwriters Showcase

OMGA Songwriters Showcase

Feb 25
Atlanta

Come hear some terrific songwriters at the first OMGA (Original Music in Georgia) Songwriters Showcase of 2018! Featuring: Wil Nance Bill Sheffield Anthony Quails Sonya Shell Amy BeVille This event takes place at: Dogwood Terrace Restaurant 4975 N Main St Acworth, GA 30101

MerleFest On The Road

Feb 28
Red Clay Music Foundry

MerleFest, the popular music festival founded by the legendary Doc Watson and presented by Window World, offers music lovers a sneak peek of this spring’s festival when MerleFest On the Road tours throughout the Southeast during March. The tour will feature select artists that will perform at MerleFest 2018 or have performed previously at the … Continued

2018 Atlanta Salsa Bachata Festival

Mar 1 – Mar 5
Atlanta

This event features over 40 workshops in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Mambo and Cha Cha Cha. There are also two nights of shows from World Renowned Artists such as Tropical Gem, Johnny Vazquez, Omambo, Javier Campines & Erica Reyna, Gabriel & Leticia, and Darlin and Sharonne from Art in Motion. Enjoy four nights of social dancing … Continued

Gibbs Gardens 7th Annual Daffodil ColorFest

Mar 1 – Apr 18
Atlanta

Gibbs Gardens 7th Annual Daffodil ColorFest bursts on the scene when more than 50 acres of blooming daffodils create a feast for the senses—beginning in March and continuing through mid-April. Gibbs Gardens has the distinction of being recognized as an American Daffodil Society Display Garden, one of only 25 in the U.S. Over 20 million … Continued

Daffodil Day

Mar 3
Oakland Cemetery

In partnership with the Georgia Daffodil Society, Historic Oakland Foundation presents the annual event Daffodil Day, a celebration of spring’s ubiquitous bloom! Enjoy a day in Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian gardens with guided walks, garden presentations, a cut flower display, dialogue with local daffodil and gardens experts, children’s activities, and more.

CR Music Festival 2018

CR Music Festival 2018

Mar 3 – Mar 4
Atlanta

CR Music Festival 2018 is the hottest country and rock music festival to hit the North Georgia Area, bringing you over 20 hours of non-stop great music, a variety of arts and crafts, vendors, food and more! Saturday: Martin Mathis Brandon Maddox School of Rock Megan Fowler Austin Zackary Band Katie Belle Mary Kate Farmer … Continued

CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes

Mar 3
Old Fourth Ward Park

On March 3, you are invited you to join CARE’s annual event, Walk In Her Shoes. Participants will walk in solidarity with women and girls worldwide who trudge miles each day to attend school, fetch water or bring goods to and from the market. The event features hands-on activities, family-friendly entertainment and a three-mile walk … Continued

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Mar 3
Atlantic Station

This festival is a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’ and barbeque eatin’. General admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an all-you-care-to-taste sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and … Continued

MJCCA

Purim Family Concert & Carnival

Mar 4
MJCCA

All are invited to a fun Purim Family Celebration at the JCC. The program will feature Purim songs with Rabbi G, “Mr. Michael” children’s concert, costume parade, and carnival! Children are encouraged to wear costumes! This event is sponsored by the AJMF and MJCCA

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival 2018

Mar 8 – Mar 25
Various locations

With music as their inspirational partner, the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival grows Jewish community and celebrates heritage through year-round live performance events and dynamic learning programs for the Southeast region. Atlanta Jewish Music Festival brings diverse communities together for a resounding annual world music Spring Festival. Visit website for 2018 line-up.

Atlanta Fair

Mar 9 – Apr 15
Turner Field

Atlanta’s favorite fair is back and fair gurus from near and far are invited to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience! All season long, guests can expect to be dazzled by vibrant displays and lights and partake in a variety of interactive games. Those in search of soaring thrillers will be able to climb aboard one of … Continued

Atlanta Science Festival

Mar 9 – Mar 24
Piedmont Park, Various locations

The 2018 Atlanta Science Festival features more than 100 engaging events at venues throughout metro Atlanta. This year the festival is being extended from one to two weeks so audiences can enjoy more public science events with friends and family. And that’s not all that’s changed – this year the Exploration Expo will be held at Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta … Continued

Atlanta Brunch Festival

Mar 10
Atlantic Station

Atlanta Brunch Festival celebrates some of the best restaurants in the brunch game serving up tasting size portions of the brunch items they do best. Also featured are brunch beverages like Bloody Marys, Mimosas, beer and wine. There will be live music and a DJ. General Admission tickets include entry and entertainment; food and drink … Continued

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 17
Woodruff Arts Center, The

Atlanta’s 136th St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Midtown Atlanta, rain or shine. The parade attracts individuals and groups from around the city and the South including clowns, floats, bands, Bagpipe & Drum Corps, children, dancers, drill teams and more. At 12 p.m., the parade officially steps off on Peachtree Street in Midtown. View … Continued

Shamrock The Station

Mar 17
Atlantic Station

Shamrock the Station starts in Atlantic Station’s Central Park with arts, crafts and activities for kids of all ages in the Family Zone from 12 to 2 p.m. Concert gates open at 2 p.m. for activities for all ages, Irish dancing and more. The live music kicks off at 5 p.m. featuring The Wrecks, Dreamers, The Glorious Sons and … Continued

Rescue Dog Olympics

Mar 17
Brook Run Park

St. Patrick’s Day has gone to the dogs! Celebrate St. PAW-trick’s Day with Rescue Dog Olympics. This is a free, interactive, fun festival and field day of silly and competitive games for dogs and their humans to participate in and compete with others. All dogs and their humans are welcome. There will be interactive game stations, … Continued

Luckyfest

Mar 17
Park Tavern

This St. Patrick’s Day, come party at Park Tavern for Luckyfest 2018! There will be live bands and entertainment all day. The event is 21 and up only, no pets or kids.

Suwanee Craft American Beer Fest

Mar 17
Atlanta

The eighth annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest will take place on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, 2018, in beautiful Town Center Park in Suwanee. The festival is from 1 to 5 p.m. with an exclusive VIP tasting starting at 12 p.m. The Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest attracts people from all over the country to … Continued

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

Mar 24 – Mar 25
Atlanta

The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual spring celebration in Blackburn Park. The festival is both family-friendly and dog-friendly with activities for all ages and all pooches. It began in 2014 when the City of Brookhaven planted 240 Yoshino and Kwanzan Cherry Trees in Blackburn Park. Attendees can stroll the artist market, buy food … Continued

Flying Into The Future Family Fun Day

Mar 25
Chattahoochee Nature Center

Flying into the Future is where science and nature collide to bring visitors activities focused on STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Come ready to learn about birds as well as test your tinkering skills with Chattahoochee Nature Center’s STEM-themed partners and activities. The event highlight is a flighted birds of prey show, where visitors … Continued

BaconFest 2018

Mar 31
Dad’s Garage

Atlanta’s outrageously savory and oft-salacious event, BaconFest, is set to return. This outdoor festival is a bash filled to the brim with beer, games and bacon. It’s also a fundraiser for Dad’s Garage, so even if you’re not in it to capture the world record for swallowing the most swine, you can rest assured that … Continued

Spring Festival On Ponce

Apr 7 – Apr 8
Olmsted Linear Park

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the … Continued

Food-O-Rama O4W Food Truck Festival

Apr 7
Old Fourth Ward Park

The third annual food truck festival is in Old Fourth Ward Park. Food-O-Rama hosts food trucks from all over the Southeast and local bands to enjoy while you grazing on the creations from the chefs. You can also enjoy fresh cocktails and local beer from one of the six bars. Admission is free; cost of food varies per … Continued

Rhythm & Brews

Apr 7
Heritage Green

Heritage Sandy Springs presents the third annual Rhythm & Brews celebration of local bands and local beers. Kick back and relax with a frosty beverage while listening to a wide variety of live music in a beautiful outdoor setting. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. with the music kicking off at 1:15 p.m. View the schedule … Continued

Atlanta Streets Alive: Eastside

Apr 8
Dad’s Garage

The streets of Atlanta will spring to life on Sunday, April 8 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., as a 4.4-mile stretch of street from Downtown to Lake Claire is opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities, and closed to motorized traffic. Participants can expect a wealth of activities hosted by community … Continued

Indie Craft Experience Spring Market

Apr 8
Atlanta

This one-day market from Indie Craft Experience features more than 50 craft and vintage vendors, great local food, swag bags for the first 100 attendees, and DJ Zano. This event takes place at: Yaraab Temple 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30308

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Apr 13 – Apr 15
Piedmont Park

When Atlanta’s dogwood trees are in full bloom, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is the place to be. The festival, which has been held for more than 80 years, attracts artists from around the United States to show off and sell their creations, including paintings, photographs, pottery and more. The event is open to the entire … Continued

Atlanta Film Festival

Apr 13 – Apr 22
Plaza Theatre

Celebrating its 42nd year, the Atlanta Film Festival is one of the largest and longest-running in the region. Discover hundreds of new independent, international, animated, documentary and short films selected from more than 3,000 submissions from all over the world. Atlanta Film Festival screenings often include in-person dialog with filmmakers, providing audiences, artists and industry professionals … Continued

Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival

Apr 14 – Apr 15
Brookhaven Park

The 2nd Annual Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival comes to Brookhaven! Restaurants from all over Atlanta will be serving up bites of melty, cheesy, goodness all day long for your tasting pleasure! Try a couple, or try them all and cast your vote for your favorite to be crowned Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta! Saturday is … Continued

Atlanta Bird Fest

Apr 14 – May 20
Various locations

Featuring five consecutive weekends of activities, exclusive field trips, workshops, guest speakers, and more, Atlanta Bird Fest 2018 will be Atlanta’s largest bird and nature festival, and this year’s event will run from April 14 to May 20. Proceeds support Atlanta Audubon Society’s mission to build places where birds and people thrive. View the full … Continued

Lemonade Days

Apr 18 – Apr 22
Brook Run Park

The 20th annual Lemonade Days festival includes carnival rides for kids, live music, food and beverage, a 5K Run, three days of center stage performances, the popular Dunwoody Idol contest and more. Admission is free but admission to the carnival rides can be purchased at the gate. View the schedule of events

SweetWater 420 Fest

Apr 20 – Apr 22
Centennial Olympic Park

SweetWater 420 Fest is an annual festival sponsored by SweetWater Brewing Company in the heart of Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park. It’s three days of environmental awareness, awesome bands from all around the country, SweetWater’s heady brews, killer people, tons of vendors and delicious food. Saturday morning there is also a 5K road race. Featuring: … Continued

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

Apr 21 – Apr 22
Atlanta

The 2018 Sandy Springs Artsapalooza is a two-day outdoor festival bringing art to the streets of the city. The event will include a children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, plus up to 150 arts and crafts participants in every discipline. This event takes place at: 6100 Lake Forest Dr. NE Sandy Springs, GA

Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival

Apr 21 – Apr 22
Atlanta

The Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival features family-friendly activities, live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, and more, including the “Racing Pigs and Paddling Porkers Show” as well as the “Kachunga and the Alligator Show.” This event takes place outside in the area surrounding the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. The event kicks off … Continued

Cars & ‘Q for the Cause

Apr 21
Atlanta

Join Choate Construction for the 9th annual Cars and ‘Q for the Cause, the highly anticipated event featuring 120-plus stellar cars; tasty BBQ from Jim ‘n Nicks; continuous pours of your favorite craft brews; a silent auction; and live music, all to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This event takes place at: Choate Construction 8200 … Continued

Inman Park Festival & Tour of Homes

Apr 27 – Apr 29
Inman Park

The Inman Park Festival is a spring festival that has been called Atlanta’s most spirited and eclectic festival, according to the event website. Inman Park, one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, will come to life during the festival as guests enjoy a street parade, an artists’ market, a tour of homes, activities for children and live … Continued

Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama

Apr 28 – Apr 29
Atlanta

The must-see car show event of the year, the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama, returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway. Motoring enthusiasts of all types will not want to miss “Georgia’s Motoring Festival,” celebrating all things with an engine. Features include national award-winning show vehicles, car crushing by monster trucks, autocross competitions, a colossal vendor midway, … Continued

Third Annual Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventures

Apr 28
Atlanta

Located just 90 minutes north of Atlanta and 60 minutes from Chattanooga, the Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventures event combines trout fishing and outdoor recreation in the historic district of Georgia’s Blue Ridge and the Trout Capital of Georgia. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited Chapter 696, the festival benefits cold-water … Continued

Atlanta’s Taste Of The Nation For No Kid Hungry

May 3
Cobb Galleria

Prepare your taste buds for the return of the city’s most anticipated culinary event of the year, Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the event will feature more restaurants, more chefs, and more surprises. 100% of proceeds support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood … Continued

Gwinnett Beer Fest

May 5
Atlanta

The fourth annual Gwinnett Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, May 5th, 2018, at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Stripers in Lawrenceville. The festival will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. with an exclusive VIP tasting starting at 12 p.m. This festival is brought to you by the team behind Suwanee Beer … Continued

Slingin’ Wings Festival

May 12
Brookhaven Park

The Atlanta Sport and Social Club is hosting the 2nd Annual Slingin’ Wings Festival at Brookhaven Park. Join in on Saturday, May 12 as restaurants from all over the ATL sling chicken wings for your tasting pleasure! In addition to a full day of good eats, they’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live … Continued

Atlanta Food And Wine Festival

May 31 – Jun 3
Various locations

The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival was created in 2010 to shine an international spotlight on the rich food and beverage traditions of the Southern U.S. from Texas to D.C. Award-winning chefs, sommeliers, beverage innovators, up-and-coming food lovers gather together for more than 200 ways to sip, savor and sample the South. Tasting Tents are … Continued

Atlanta Streets Alive: Westside

Jun 10
Centennial Olympic Park

The streets of Atlanta come to life on June 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. as portions of Howell Mill Road and Marietta Street are opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities, and closed to motorized traffic. Participants can expect a wealth of activities hosted by community organizations and businesses. Community … Continued

Atlanta Streets Alive: Central

Sep 30
Woodruff Arts Center, The

The streets of Atlanta come to life on Sept. 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. as Peachtree Street is opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities, and closed to motorized traffic. Participants can expect a wealth of activities hosted by community organizations and businesses. Community groups and businesses can get involved by: … Continued

Suwanee Wine Fest

Nov 3
Atlanta

November 3, 2018, marks the 6th Annual Suwanee Wine Festival, brought to you by organizers of the award-winning Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest. Local wine experts from Beverage SuperStore will hand-select over 150 premium wines from around the world for you to sample. This event takes place at: Town Center Park 330 Town Center Ave. … Continued

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