Festivals

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

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

Madison Chamber Music Festival

Madison Chamber Music Festival

Apr 24 – Jun 10
King Center, The, Various locations

The 16th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival presents nationally-recognized, award-winning talent in small, intimate venues in and near historic Madison, Georgia. The 16th season features a variety of genres during the festival including classical, gyspy jazz, bluegrass, and roots music with artists such as Rhiannon Giddens, Atlanta’s own David Coucheron and Christopher Rex, cellist Andres … 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

The Atlanta Cycling Festival

May 19 – May 25
Atlanta

The Atlanta Cycling Festival is a week long bicycle festival in Atlanta, GA, with more than 45 bicycle related events all over the city. For a whole week and for all ages, come discover, engage with and experience bike rides, bike art, bike tech, bike trends and more. From May 19-25, the ACF will host … Continued

Momocon

May 24 – May 27
Atlanta

With 31,132 unique and over 84,000 turnstile attendance in 2017, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. At the festival, fans of Japanese anime, American animation, comics, video games, and tabletop games come together to celebrate their passion. Visitors can expect costuming/cosplay; an exhibitors hall; and chances to meet … Continued

Decatur Arts Festival

May 25 – May 27
Decatur Square

Downtown Decatur comes alive on Memorial Day weekend for the annual Decatur Arts Festival. The festival takes over downtown, extending from the Decatur Recreation Center to the downtown square, including East and West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clairemont Avenue and the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College. The festival kicks off Friday with an Artwalk. … Continued

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

May 25 – May 27
Central Park, Various locations

Celebrating 30 years, the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival promotes Caribbean culture among the broader metro Atlanta community. The events increase awareness of the various Caribbean art forms. Saturday’s event includes a parade of bands from noon to 3 p.m. that concludes at the Central Park with various artistic performances and food vendors. View the full schedule … Continued

Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival

May 26 – May 27
Old Fourth Ward Park

The Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival is a two-day celebration of community and tradition for people of all ages, customs and interests. The festival is a major celebration of the arts while honoring the rich history of this community. Festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork, handcrafted items and … Continued

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest

May 26 – May 28
Historic Downtown Alpharetta

The City of Alpharetta and Splash Festivals are excited to present the 14th Annual Alpharetta Arts Streetfest on Memorial Day weekend. This three-day event will host more than 90 colorful artisans from around the country who will showcase their works in the Alpharetta Historic District. This much anticipated festival will feature live music, cultural arts … Continued

Brew At The Zoo

May 26
Zoo Atlanta

Brew at the Zoo is back with unlimited sampling of over 70 beers, and a limited selection of wines, live music, and more in the home of over 1,000 animals from around the world. *21 and over event

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Atlanta Jazz Festival

May 26 – May 27
Piedmont Park

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one the country’s largest free jazz festivals. It is an annual musical showcase that celebrates jazz legends and up-and-coming jazz greats in venues throughout metropolitan Atlanta during the entire month of May. The festival culminates each Memorial Day weekend with show-stopping performances at Piedmont Park. Schedule of Performances: … Continued

Atlanta Design Festival

May 26 – Jun 3
Atlanta

Following the year-on-year success over the past decade, Atlanta Design Festival 2018 will continue to play host to Atlanta’s yearly Design Economy Expo and renowned MA! Architecture Tours, which have been an integral part of the festival since its inception in 2007. There will also be numerous showroom presentations, talks and installations. Activities will run … Continued

Late Night Jazz Jam

Late Night Jazz Jam

May 26
Park Tavern

Following Saturday’s Atlanta Jazz Festival line-up, guests are invited to Park Tavern for the highly anticipated Late Night Jazz Jam. This year’s Late Night Jazz Jam features Grammy-nominated Russell Gunn and The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra.

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 Food & Wine Festival

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

May 31 – Jun 3
Various locations

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a gathering for chefs, wine experts and – most of all – gourmets. The festival brings renowned culinary masters and wineries together with their appreciative audience, who can explore many different food and beverage choices. Tickets are available for food and wine, as well as special events, dinners and … Continued

Candler Park Music & Food Festival

Jun 1 – Jun 2
Candler Park

The Candler Park Music Festival returns in June 2018. Featured artists include Gov’t Mule, Lettuce, Houndmouth, Keller Williams’ PettyGrass featuring The HillBenders, Twiddle, SUSTO, Larkin Poe, Busty & The Bass, and Webster. Additional activities include a food village filled with local restaurant vendors and food trucks, an artist market, adult field games, a craft cocktail … Continued

Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest

Jun 2
Atlanta

Gather your friends and celebrate summer with beer, wine and delicious food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. Bring your own chairs, or tables are available for purchase. More Information This event takes place at: Milton Avenue Alpharetta, GA 30009

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Jun 2 – Jun 3
Chattahoochee Nature Center

The annual “Flying Colors Butterfly Festival” fills the Chattahoochee Nature Center with the beating wings of hundreds of beautiful butterflies. The Butterfly Encounter Exhibit invites visitors to hand-feed more than 250 free flying butterflies. Enjoy the show when butterflies land on flowers after the releases. The event also features live music, photography and entomology exhibits, … Continued

Atlanta Fringe Festival

Jun 6 – Jun 10
Various locations

The Atlanta Fringe Festival is dedicated to connecting adventurous artists with appreciative audiences for the betterment of the Atlanta arts community. Through special events and the festival itself, Atlanta Fringe provides many opportunities for artists and audiences to engage, network, and strengthen the relationships that will help ensure a thriving arts community in the city. … Continued

35th Annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest and 5K Road Race

Jun 8 – Jun 10
Historic Virginia-Highland

The 35th annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest welcomes visitors to one of Atlanta’s most charming historic neighborhoods for a weekend of fine art, live music and kid-friendly fun. Presented by the Virginia-Highland Civic Association, Summerfest brings together a juried Artist Market featuring more than 250 artists, the popular Local Market, fantastic live music on multiple stages, children’s … Continued

Atlanta Moon Ride

Jun 8
Piedmont Park

The Atlanta Moon Ride is back for its sixth annual ride. The festivities include a fun, safe, 6-mile bike ride through some of Atlanta’s coolest neighborhoods. All proceeds from the Atlanta Moon Ride will support the work of local charity Bert’s Big Adventure. The pre-party will feature food trucks, live music from Saved By The … Continued

Peachtree Corners Festival

Jun 8 – Jun 10
Atlanta

At this event local vendors display their beautiful arts and crafts for browsing or for purchasing. There are up-and-coming performers, along with established musicians on stage. Friday night’s event kicks off with a concert by Yacht Rock Schooner at 7:30 p.m. There are balloons, cotton candy, clowns, bounce houses, face painting, and more fun for … Continued

Red Clay Storytelling Festival

Red Clay Storytelling Festival

Jun 8 – Jun 9
Various locations

The weather heats up in June and so does the storytelling at the inaugural Red Clay Storytelling Festival. Come hear humankind’s purest form of entertainment performed by top-notch storytellers. Held in various locations in beautiful Fayette County, the Red Clay Storytelling festival will delight your ears and enrich your soul. Visit web site for shcedule.

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Southern-Fried Gaming Expo

Jun 8 – Jun 10
Atlanta

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo (SFGE) is a 3-day fan convention focused exclusively on gaming. The expo boasts over 300 full-sized arcade games, pinball machines and console systems, along with tabletop gaming, vendors, special guest speakers, a film fest, wrestling, tournaments and more! SFGE is a family-friendly event that will be fun for all ages. This … Continued

Tunes from the Tombs

Jun 9
Oakland Cemetery

Tunes from the Tombs, Historic Oakland Cemetery’s annual summer music festival, brings some of Atlanta’s favorite bands to the city’s most unique performance venue. For a third year, Tunes from the Tombs features an all-local lineup, with over a dozen bands performing on three stages and busking throughout the cemetery. With deep roots in the … Continued

The Roswell Lavender Festival

Jun 9
Barrington Hall

The Annual Roswell Lavender Festival is inspired by Roswell’s Barrington Hall’s own lavender queen, Evelyn Simpson, a descendant of Barrington. The festival is a celebration of all things lavender and will feature the many varieties, uses and folk remedies associated with this ancient plant. The festival activities include shopping, eating, lavender and plant demonstrations, live music, … Continued

Rock The Cure

Jun 9
Atlanta

Benefiting the Georgia Chapter of JDRF, Rock the Cure is an annual brews and blues event featuring the best Georgia has to offer in live music, local brews, great food and exciting raffle prizes. Since its inception in 2007, Rock the Cure has raised more than $875,000 for T1D research. This event takes place at: … Continued

Food That Rocks

Jun 9
Atlanta

Food that Rocks is a food festival, brought to you by the creators of Taste Of Atlanta, featuring more than 20 of the best local restaurants, wine, beer, cocktail tastes at City Green at City Springs. Food that Rocks is billed as a “party with a purpose” with a donation made to local charities. *21 … Continued

SOS Music Fest

SOS Music Fest

Jun 9
Atlanta

Legendary hip-hop artists The Sugar Hill Gang will be performing at The Bowl @Sugar Hill alongside old-school greats Grandmaster Dee, Kool Moe Dee, Chubb Rock, and Kurtis Blow for the SOS Music Gest. The concert will benefit Family Promise of Gwinnett County. Since its inception, the organization has served as a resource for more than … Continued

Firefly Run

Firefly Run 2018

Jun 9
Piedmont Park

What is Firefly Run? Firefly Run is the coolest, most eye dazzling, and illuminating 5K night race. Runners and walkers of all speeds and experience are welcomed. Decorate yourself like a Christmas tree or dress up in mesmerizing costumes and let your creativity flow. Enjoy the post-race after party with live entertainment, refreshments, and amazing … Continued

Brookhaven Beer Fest

Brookhaven Beer Fest

Jun 9
Brookhaven Park

Join Brookhaven for their 8th Annual Brookhaven Beer Festival, one of Atlanta’s largest and most popular beer tasting events featuring tastings of over 150 beers and wines, good from local restaurants and Atlanta’s best food trucks and live music!

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

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

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival

Jun 15 – Jun 17
Atlanta

Juneteenth is the event that all people and especially people of African descent should know as America’s second Independence Day celebration and the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States of America. It has also been called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day and rightly so. Juneteenth represents the freedom that … Continued

TERMINUS Conference + Festival

Jun 15 – Jun 17
Atlanta

TERMINUS Conference + Festival is a one-of-a-kind event packed with everything emerging creators in film, gaming, and interactive need to take their careers to the next level. Showcase your work, attend workshops and panels with industry leaders, and make lasting professional and creative connections at networking events, award shows, and parties. It’s the most fun … Continued

Juneteenth At Atlanta History Center

Jun 16 – Jun 17
Atlanta History Center

This two-day family program focuses on the appreciation and commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, also known as Juneteenth. Guests explore the themes of freedom and family history through talks, stories and museum theatre. In conjunction with the Atlanta History Center’s new exhibition Barbecue Nation, join renowned culinary historian and author … Continued

Lift Up Atlanta’s Summer Fun Festival

Jun 16
Atlanta

This fun, family-oriented festival includes a petting zoo, magic show, live entertainment, vendor shopping, delicious fun food, kids’ fun zone, games and activities, arts and crafts and much more. This event takes place at: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30045

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YInMn Project

Jun 16
Whitespace Gallery

The YInMn (‘in-min) Project is a new music festival designed to introduce listeners to music that’s vibrant, varied, and not widely known, draws contemporary “classical” artists from the South, Midwest, and Northeast and engages audiences through a dynamic, visually oriented performance experience. This event is open to the public, and audiences are encouraged to enter, … Continued

Cumming

Cumming Rock Of Ages

Jun 16
Atlanta

Nothing says summer like an outdoor music festival, and the inaugural Cumming Rock of Ages brings seven bands to the Cumming Fairgrounds for an all-day event that is fun for all ages. Cumming Rock of Ages includes live music from bands playing original songs as well as plenty of long-time favorites paired with a bevy … Continued

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Mini Con

Jun 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

Celebrate America

Jun 30
Atlanta

This annual event features hot air balloons, and the best fireworks show in the state of Georgia. Enjoy tethered hot air balloon rides for $5 per child and $10 per adult – weather permitting. In addition to hot air balloons and spectacular fireworks, guests can play all day with attractions like zip lining, rock wall … 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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Wing Showdown

Southern Wing Showdown

Aug 5
Atlanta

Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, the favorite summer festival celebrating unique takes on a Southern staple, returns for its third year. Produced by Taste of Atlanta, the event will feature creative talent from around 30 prominent Southeastern chefs, and live music Battlefield Collective. This event takes place at: The Fairmont 1429 Fairmont Ave NW … Continued

Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival

Aug 11
Harmony Park

Decatur’s 18th annual “Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival” brings together Decatur’s best BBQ and music for one afternoon in the Oakhurst neighborhood. Once again organizers will bring the sights, sounds, and smells of classic southern BBQ from metro Atlanta staples along with 7+ hours of original live blues and bluegrass music from aspiring and accomplished … Continued

Dames and Dregs Beer Festival

Aug 11
Masquerade, The

The Dames + Dregs Beer Festival is an Atlanta-based experience that seeks to empower and educate the community by celebrating the female contributions to brewing, both in the present and throughout history. It strives to create an enticing, supportive, and inspiring atmosphere, featuring the hard work and talents of female-led breweries, brewers and brewery employees … Continued

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Aug 18 – Aug 19
Piedmont Park

The 2018 Piedmont Park summer arts and crafts festival is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun. This event features nearly 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters. The festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a street market, children’s play … Continued

Taste of Johns Creek

Aug 18
Atlanta

At Taste of Johns Creek you can sample more than 20 local restaurants from $1 to $4 on the campus of Chattahoochee High School. There will be an art walk with shopping abound, live music, local entertainment and kid’s activities, and visitors can taste some of the best food the Johns Creek area has to … Continued

BronzeLens Film Festival

Aug 22 – Aug 26
Atlanta

The BronzeLens Film Festival is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Every fall, film lovers, actors and film makers gather in culture-and-heritage-rich Atlanta to share a creative platform of education, entertainment and empowerment discussions related to film, as well as … Continued

Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival

Aug 25
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre

The Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival is a kid-friendly event featuring food trucks, music, clothing, and information on health, education, art, and after-school care programs for families. Enjoy a culinary experience from Metro Atlanta’s restaurants, caterers and food trucks. Kids can enjoy the fun zone equipped with inflatables, a rock climbing wall and bouncy … Continued

Doggy Con

Aug 25
Woodruff Park

This year’s WoodRUFF Bark event is inspired by Dragon Con, one of the world’s largest pop culture conventions that attracts thousands of attendees to Downtown each Labor Day Weekend. For Downtowners, Dragon Con is something of a holiday in its own right: a weekend filled with incredible costumes, positive energy, and plenty of fandom. Doggy … Continued

Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’

Aug 26
Atlanta

At this event visitors can taste more than 100 flavors of homemade ice cream, dive into ice cream eating and stacking contests, enjoy live music and let the kids work off their energy in the Kid’s Korner. Corporate, civic, faith, and family teams, or “crankers” will make homemade ice cream and compete for top awards … Continued

Decatur Book Festival

Aug 31 – Sep 2
Decatur Square

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country. Make the most of your DBF Labor Day weekend by starting at the Plan Your DBF page. You’ll find helpful information to plan your experience including the festival map, street closings, parking options, DBF Street Fair exhibitor list, parade times, and … Continued

Art in the Park

Sep 1 – Sep 3
Glover Park

“Art in the Park” has been a part of the Marietta Square’s history since 1986 and takes place in and around the Historic Marietta Square and Glover Park on Labor Day weekend. It is a Marietta signature event and tradition that celebrates the arts featuring local and national artists from around the country. This fine … Continued

Taste Of Soul Atlanta

Taste Of Soul Atlanta: Food & Music Festival

Sep 1 – Sep 2
Atlanta

Taste of Soul Atlanta is two full days of soulful fun; it’s a festival you don’t want to miss. Atlanta’s premier soul food and music festival is a weekend jam-packed with fantastic food, spectacular sounds, and sensational smells. Presenting some of the genre’s greatest national and indie acts, this festival is guaranteed to be a … Continued

Noshfest

Sep 2 – Sep 3
Atlanta

The mission of Noshfest is to celebrate Jewish food and culture by showcasing delicacies and activities unique to Jewish heritage and to bring together members of Cobb County’s diverse community in a fun two day festival.  Enjoy delicious Jewish and regional foods prepared by local partners and browse booths of interesting and unique crafts and goods … Continued

Yellow Daisy Festival

Sep 6 – Sep 9
Stone Mountain Park

More than 400 artists and crafters from 33 States and two countries will have their works on display, with more than 200,000 attendees who flock to Stone Mountain Park for the big show with the small-town festival feel. The event features live entertainment, Children’s Corner activities, festival food and demonstrations. Yellow Daisy Festival is free … Continued

Saborea Atlanta

2018 Saborea Atlanta! Celebrating Our Heritage

Sep 7
Atlanta

Join the board of directors, staff, volunteers of Ser Familia and over a dozen of local Chefs for a unique experience celebrating our Hispanic heritage through delicious Latin American cuisine at Saborea Atlanta. Your ticket provides unlimited tastes of the different stations manned by culinary experts and community advocates. Tapa-sized portions are complemented by delicious … Continued

Marietta StreetFest

Sep 15 – Sep 16
Marietta Square

In its 27th year, the Marietta StreetFest provides families, friends and individuals opportunities to enjoy arts and crafts, vintage vehicles, local musicians, children’s offerings and delightful fall weather in Historic Marietta Square. The Marietta StreetFest raises funds for the Marietta Museum of History, and attendees receive free admission to the museum during the weekend. The … Continued

JapanFest Atlanta

Sep 15 – Sep 16
Infinite Energy Center

JapanFest Atlanta is a massive celebration of Japanese culture in Duluth. According to the event page, many of Georgia’s approximately 550 Japanese companies will be attending to show off their latest wares and technological accomplishments, including those in the world of electronics, automobiles and even farming equipment. The festival celebrates the traditions of Japan as … Continued

Anime Weekend Atlanta

Sep 20 – Sep 23
Cobb Galleria

This family-friendly, four-day celebration of anime, manga and cosplay is over 20 years old and recently hosted more than 28,000 guests. According to the event website, AWA exists to educate the public on the culture and history surrounding anime, learn about Japanese culture, and to bring fans together in a festive environment. At the convention, … Continued

Kirkwood Wine Stroll

Sep 21
Atlanta

The Kirkwood Business Owners’ Association is celebrating the 12th anniversary of its annual Wine Stroll on Friday, September 21. The businesses in this historic Atlanta neighborhood open their doors and invite guests to sample wines from around the world while they enjoy the community experience of this popular area hot-spot. There are two locations for … Continued

Imagine Music Festival

Sep 21 – Sep 23
Atlanta

Imagine Music Festival (IMF) is an electronic dance music festival held in Atlanta. Voted Top 30 festival in the world by “Fest300,” and Top Ten Emerging Music Festivals by “USA Today,” the festival features multiple stages hosting the world’s top electronic musicians, DJ’s and bands along with captivating cirque style acts & performances. *18 and … Continued

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade

Sep 22
Atlanta

Created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the Lantern Parade marks the beginning of the annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, the largest temporary art exhibition in the South. The parade will walk the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail at Irwin Street. This event takes place at: Atlanta BeltLine … Continued

Sippin’ Safari

Sep 22
Zoo Atlanta

Atlanta’s wildest wine cellar comes uncorked for another year at Sippin’ Safari! You won’t want to miss this signature autumn event, featuring wine sampling, tasty bites, live music on stages throughout the Zoo, evening wildlife viewing and more for Zoo-goers ages 21 and up.

East Atlanta Strut

Sep 22
Atlanta

Each year in September, the East Atlanta Strut kicks off with a fun-filled day with great music, food, drinks, an artists’ market, a circus, a kid’s pavilion and a parade. The East Atlanta Strut is a community organized, one-day festival that raises money for neighborhood charities, organizations and supports local businesses. This event takes place … Continued

Pumpkin Festival

Sep 22 – Oct 28
Stone Mountain Park

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors and cooler weather at Atlanta’s favorite place to celebrate the fall season. Stone Mountain Park’s annual Pumpkin Festival has become a family favorite with kids and parents alike. Take in all of the splendor that autumn provides with attractions, fun-filled games, shows, and more. Spookley’s Funtastic Kid’s Carnival including inflatables, … Continued

Sandy Springs Festival

Sep 22 – Sep 23
Heritage Green

The 33rd Annual Sandy Springs Festival offers two exciting days of art, live music, cultural performances, a pet parade, Chalk Walk Art Competition, 10K and 5K race, children’s programming, classic rides, gourmet and festival food options, and much more. The Sandy Springs Festival has grown from a small picnic to a major event drawing over … Continued

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival

Sep 22 – Sep 23
Atlanta

The Buckhead Fine Arts Festival is a two-day fine arts outdoor festival, located in Buckhead. The event features approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations and live acoustic music. This event takes place at: Buckhead Village Atlanta, GA 30305

Atlanta Cheese Festival

Atlanta Cheese Festival

Sep 28
Historic Fourth Ward Park

Come enjoy unlimited samples of some of the world’s best cheeses, sustainably made by small producers from all over the world at the Atlanta Cheese Festival. Over 100 vendors will sample their artisan cheeses and specialty foods at this food-centric festival. Purchase products you like at our marketplace, listen to live music, have a drink … Continued

BridgeFest

Sep 29
Atlanta

The City of Stockbridge’s annual arts and crafts fair “BridgeFest” is returning with even more entertainment, crafts, cultural experiences and delicious food. The festival is free and will be held on the big Stockbridge City Hall lawn. Stockbridge has partnered with Crossroad Ministries to provide a free Community Health Fair in the Ted Strickland 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

Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival

Oct 1 – Oct 31
Various locations

Atlanta Celebrates Photography aims to make Atlanta a leading center for photography. By producing the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States, the organization provides experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media. This October, ACP marks its 20th anniversary with free events and exhibitions at more than 100 participating venues.

A3C Festival

Oct 3 – Oct 7
Georgia Freight Depot

Official 2018 times to be announced. The A3C Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in the heart of downtown Atlanta featuring some of the most talented and renowned artists in hip-hop. Thousands of fans from around the world gather at the A3C Festival from Oct. 6 through Oct. 7 to enjoy hip-hop music and culture. … Continued

Madison Ave Soapbox Derby

Oct 6
Atlanta

This event is a unique, non-motorized racing event that challenges amateur racers to design and build human-powered soapbox cars and compete against the clock in a downhill race. The Madison Ave Soapbox Derby is fueled by creativity and family fun, not to mention the need for speed! This event takes place at: Madison Ave Decatur, … Continued

Taste of Chamblee

Oct 6
Atlanta

The 11th annual Taste of Chamblee returns with cuisines that range from Mexican to Italian and celebrate the diverse restaurant community in Chamblee. In addition to amazing food, the event will feature the SEC college football games on two giant LED screens and a family friendly kid zone. This event takes place at: Downtown Chamblee … Continued

Destination East Point Fall Celebration

Oct 6
Atlanta

A popular family-friendly event hosted each year in October, this event features activities for all ages including live entertainment on stage and throughout the event site, and an artist row. The festival also features a large selection of food/merchandise vendors and a Community Row featuring local businesses and community organizations. This event takes place at: … Continued

Atlanta Pride

Oct 13 – Oct 14
Piedmont Park

The annual Atlanta Pride festival is a weekend of community activities and service bringing awareness to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Southeast. The weekend features marches, parades, a marketplace, live entertainment and more. Viewing the marches and parades is free, but advance registration is required to walk in them. Atlanta Pride … Continued

Chalktoberfest

Oct 13 – Oct 14
Marietta Square

The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is proud to present Chalktoberfest, an exciting combination of their annual Chalk Festival with Marietta’s first Craft Beer Festival. Enjoy craft beer samplings, live music from local artists, professional chalk artists chalk the streets and great food at the beautiful downtown square of Marietta. The Craft Beer Festival is Saturday … Continued

Oakhurst Porchfest

Oct 13
Atlanta

Ten years ago in Ithaca, New York, someone had an idea: What if we had an afternoon when porches all over the neighborhood became stages and everyone just meandered from yard to yard, listening, hanging out, and connecting/reconnecting with their neighbors? Porchfest, the ultimate grassroots music festival, was born. 100% resident owned and operated, it’s … Continued

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Taste of Atlanta

Oct 19 – Oct 21
Old Fourth Ward Park

Taste of Atlanta is the city’s award-winning food, craft beer, wine and spirits festival showcasing the local restaurant scene. Now in its 17th year, the festival will return to Historic Fourth Ward Park, adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine. Taste of Atlanta features bites and bevs from more than 100 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants for attendees … Continued

Decatur Craft Beer Festival

Oct 20
Decatur Square

Enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting on the square in downtown Decatur. Each ticket includes a special tasting glass and unlimited sips from more than 80 breweries. Take it up a notch with a VIP ticket for the ultimate beer festival experience. There will also be live music.

Boo At The Zoo

Oct 20 – Oct 28
Zoo Atlanta

It’s that time of year when Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns. Sample treats, and enjoy the sights, characters and adventures of the whimsical Zoo Boo Town on five magical days with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume!

Fall Festival On Ponce

Oct 20 – Oct 21
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

Johns Creek Arts Festival

Oct 20 – Oct 21
Atlanta

The exciting Johns Creek Arts Festival returns for the seventh year to wow neighbors and visitors. The serene green space across from The Atlanta Athletic Club will come alive with 130 whimsical and fun artisans from around the country. This beautiful and sprawling spot overlooking Medlock Bridge Road is the perfect venue to showcase the … Continued

Country Living Fair

Oct 26 – Oct 28
Stone Mountain Park

The pages of Country Living magazine come to life. Country Living Fair Atlanta brings the best shopping, with 200 vendors from more than 20 states, a Harvest Market area of specialty foods and the Country Living General Store. Tickets includes seminars, how to’s, cooking demos and meet the editors.

Jonquil Festival

Oct 27 – Oct 28
Smyrna Public Library

The Jonquil Festival has run for more than 20 years and features over 175 hand-made arts and crafts booths, local nonprofit booths, puppet shows, live music, plenty of festival food and children’s activities. Artisans are from all over the southeast and feature their own hand-made crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry and much more. This event … Continued

Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos

Oct 28
Atlanta History Center

Visitors of all age learn about and experience a Day of the Dead Festival, presented in partnership with the Consul General of Mexico and the Institute of Mexican Culture. Guests enjoy traditional dancing, crafts, and authentic Mexican food and entertainment. View a display of altars honoring lost family and friends that are decorated with flowers, … 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

Stockbridge Veterans Day Parade

Nov 9
Atlanta

The City of Stockbridge will honor the country’s veterans on Friday November 9 at the Veterans Day Parade & Luncheon. This is a time that the City celebrates and recognizes the men and women of service to this country. The parade is a march down N. Henry Blvd., which will pass City Hall and over … Continued

Stockbridge Holiday Festival

Dec 6
Atlanta

Come out and take a picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus, see Santa’s live reindeer, enjoy live entertainment, and ride the holiday train around Clark Park. Kids and adults can get their faces painted, enjoy refreshments and more! This event takes place at: Merle Manders Conference Center & Clark Park 111 Davis Rd. Stockbridge, GA … Continued

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