Festivals

Caffeine and Octane

Jan 7 – Dec 2
  Next time: 7:00am on 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

Taste Of Alpharetta

May 3
Historic Downtown Alpharetta

Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival goers, families and food connoisseurs. Mark your calendars to dine in Historic Downtown Alpharetta at over 60 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities for all ages and entertainment to please … 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

Shaky Knees Music Festival

May 4 – May 6
Central Park

Don’t miss the 6th Annual Shaky Knees Music Fest as it takes over Central Park. With more than 60 bands each year Shaky Knees is a rock-lover’s dream. This year’s lineup includes acts such as Jack White, Queens of the Stoneage and The National. View the full schedule of performers

Roswell Spring Arts Festival

May 5 – May 6
Roswell City Hall

The Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival is a two-day outdoor festival. This festival is an art festival for artists by artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival. This event will feature approximately 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also … Continued

La Fiesta de Cinco Hapeville

May 5
Atlanta

Join the City of Hapeville for its first ever Cinco De Mayo Fiesta for authentic Mexican dishes and live Mariachi Bands! This event takes place at: Jess Lucas Park 680 S. Central Ave. Hapeville, GA 30354

Rosé Festival: Le Fête du Rosé

May 5
Historic Fourth Ward Park

Le Fête du Rosé is a celebration of all things Rosé, including the wines, champagne and lifestyle. Attendees adorned in their finest pink and white attire will indulge in wine, champagne, frosé and rosé cocktails while enjoying DJs and live music, picnic baskets of food curated by Chef Kelis and executed by Atlanta’s own Gotta … 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

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

Atlanta BBQ Festival

May 5 – May 6
Atlantic Station

The 9th Annual Atlanta BBQ Festival is a 2-day celebration of America’s biggest backyard pastime showcasing the South’s best BBQ cooking, great food and beverages plus live music and an interactive children’s area. Atlanta’s top BBQ restaurants will serve up their specialties while more than 30 professional competitive BBQ teams from across the region will … Continued

Derby Day

May 5
Atlanta

Can’t make it to Louisville for this year’s Derby? Then join Shepherd Center as they recreate the magic of Churchhill Downs at Derby Day! Guests will enjoy: food and beverages, live and silent auctions, casino and lawn games, and a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby. This event takes place at: Chastain Horse Park 4371 … Continued

Serenbe May Day Festival

May 6
Serenbe Community

May Day is not only a celebration of Spring but primarily a celebration of arts and culture. Each year, the children of Serenbe perform a traditional Maypole dance in the middle of the festival. The streets will be lined with local and regional makers, food trucks and live music, while other visual and performing artists … Continued

Picnic in the Park

May 6
Historic Fourth Ward Park

On May 6, 2018, guests can join together for a Sunday afternoon picnic benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia. Some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs and restaurants will provide picnic baskets to be shared among guests as they dine al fresco, while enjoying beer and wine, live music, dancing, lawn games, and the beautiful scenery of Atlanta’s Historic … Continued

Shaky Beats Music Festival

May 11 – May 13
Central Park

Shaky Beats Music Festival is a brand-new, beat-driven event from the same people who brought you Shaky Knees Music Festival. Featuring over 50 top-notch electronic, indie and hip-hop acts across four stages Shaky Beats will have you hooping and dancing the night away. View the full schedule of performers

Decatur Lantern Parade

May 11
Decatur Square

Let your light shine and wind through downtown Decatur during this free community event. Gather at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Ave. after 8 p.m., then parade to the downtown square. Make your own lantern at home or attend a lantern-making workshop where supplies and guidance are provided. Please note the Decatur Lantern … Continued

Tucker Day

May 12
Atlanta

Tucker Day returns to Main Street Tucker! Enjoy a grand parade plus musical entertainment throughout the day. This event takes place at: Main Street in Tucker

Chastain Park

Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival

May 12 – May 13
Chastain Park

The Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival returns to beautiful Chastain Park along Park Drive in Buckhead for its ninth rendition. The award-winning, two-day festival features more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

May 12 – May 13
Chastain Park

This two-day outdoor event brings together outstanding local, regional and national visual artists in the largest public park in Fulton County. View the work of approximately 200 fine painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and others. The festival also offers visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, … Continued

Dunwoody Art Festival

May 12 – May 13
Atlanta

The Dunwoody Art Festival is whimsical and colorful art festival in the heart of Dunwoody featuring quality art, great food, live entertainment, extravagant kid’s zone! View a map of the festival This event takes place at: Dunwoody Village Area 1442 Dunwoody Village Pkwy Dunwoody, GA 30338

Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day Powwow

May 12 – May 13
Atlanta

Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day Powwow features many favorite activities for all audiences, including a Native American dance competition, warriors on horseback, Native film and TV stars, hoop dancers and Aztec dancers, tipis, wigwam and living Indian village and displays, Northern Plains encampment, primitive skills, environmental and wildlife displays, Native American artisans, … 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

Sweet Auburn Springfest

May 12 – May 13
Sweet Auburn Historic District

The Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival was created to rebuild Auburn Avenue’s “Sweet Auburn” district and return the street’s status as the “greatest street on the planet,” according to the event website. The event is full of food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. There is a Kids Fantastic Fun Zone, International Food Court, and … Continued

Flashback Festival

Kiss 104 Flashback Festival 2018

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

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

Marietta Greek Festival

May 18 – May 20
Atlanta

The Marietta Greek Festival is a three-day extravaganza featuring live entertainment, Greek food, shopping, Greek dancing, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities and more! View the full schedule of events This event takes place at: Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church 3431 Trickum Road Marietta, Georgia 30066

Kirkwood Spring Fling And Tour Of Homes

May 19
Atlanta

Don’t miss the 16th annual Kirkwood Spring Fling on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Celebrating the historic and eclectic in-town neighborhood of Kirkwood, this family-friendly festival in Bessie Branham Park offers a fun-filled opportunity to enjoy the warmth of spring, rain or shine. There’s a 5K race, an artist market, BBQ competition area and a kids … Continued

Bacon & Banjos Festival

May 19
Atlanta

This festival is a convergence of the salty goodness of bacon and the downhome sounds of bluegrass music at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater with a portion of the funds benefitting the Woodstock Public Safety Foundation. There will be bluegrass music, focusing on the music of North Georgia, on the main stage all day and … Continued

Connexion

Connexion Spring Festival

May 19
Atlanta

The Connexion Spring Festival is geared to entertain the whole Family. Come join for the Community Social Bike Ride Meet Up in front of Atlanta Cycling, the market and kids zone, and live entertainment featuring the Martin’s Landing Band. This event takes place at: Connexion PLaza Parking Lot 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Roswell, GA 30076

The Romanian Spring Festival

May 19 – May 20
Atlanta

The Romanian Spring Festival will take place at the Romanian Orthodox Church “Saints Constantine and Helen” in Lilburn. Join in celebrating the rich Romanian culture, taste the traditional food, and enjoy yourselves while listening to Romanian music or watching beautiful folk dances. As always, the highlight of the Romanian Festival is the delicious and unforgettable … Continued

ATL Fermentation Fest

May 20
Atlanta

Fermentation Fest is a fun-filled day celebrating all things fermented. The second annual Fermentation Fest will be held at Cultured South in the west end as part of the grand opening of Georgia’s first ever Kombucha Bar. The festival was created last year to grow awareness about fermentation and educate the community about the history … Continued

OMGA

OMGA Songwriters Showcase

May 20
Atlanta

Come hear some terrific songwriters at the first OMGA (Original Music in Georgia) Songwriters Showcase of 2018! This event takes place at: Dogwood Terrace Restaurant 4975 N Main St Acworth, GA 30101

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

Grillin'

Grillin’ & Chillin’

May 24
Atlanta

Please join Chef Todd Ginsberg and mixologist Armand Starks from The General Muir along with Chef Christian Rodriguez from High Road Craft Ice Cream for a cookout and concert to benefit Hope Lodge. The Big Green Eggs will be grillin’ and favorite local band Lilac Wine will have you chillin’ on the lawn at Emory … 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

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

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

Neighborhood Jazz Series

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

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

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 & 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

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

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