Festivals

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

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Q100 Q-Topia Fest

Oct 12
Atlanta

Don’t miss your chance to see The Chainsmokers, marshmello, Charlie Puth, Sabrina Carpenter, Loote, Bryce Vine and JP from Cash Cash The Home Depot Backyard next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium at the Q100 Q-Topia Fest. This event takes place at: The Home Depot Backyard 1 Backyard Way Atlanta, GA 30313

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

Caffeine and Octane

Jan 7 – Dec 2
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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

NBAF: National Black Arts Festival

Sep 15 – Oct 15
Various locations

The National Black Arts Festival has legacy of providing stellar artistic and educational programs in music, dance, film, visual arts, theater and the literary arts. This year the organization celebrates 30 years. Schedule of Events: Sept. 15 and 16: Gallery Exhibit and Artist Talk (Westside Cultural Arts Center) Sept. 21: Friday Jazz (High Museum of … Continued

MJCCA Book Festival: 27th Edition

Sep 20 – Nov 18
MJCCA

The Book Festival of the MJCCA will celebrate 27 years of bringing culture and conversation to the greater Atlanta community (This is preceded by the Prologue to the Book Festival of the MJCCA events Sep 20 through Oct. 29). This year’s Book Festival repertoire of 45+ authors has something to offer all festival-goers. More than … Continued

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Georgia State Fair

Sep 29 – Oct 7
Atlanta

The Georgia State Fair offers fun for all, from breathtaking rides, mouth-watering foods, attractions and plenty of entertainment. The is always something happening at the Georgia State Fair! This event takes place at: The Atlanta Motor Speedway 500 Tara Place Hampton, Ga 30228

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

Hogtoberfest

Oct 5
Atlanta History Center

Atlanta History Center’s exhibition “Barbecue Nation” has stirred appetites among museum visitors, and now there’s an event planned that will satiate that smoky yearning. Hogtoberfest is a “whole hog” barbecue dinner prepared by Jerry Slater of The Expat in Athens and featuring traditional barbecue sides from some of Georgia’s best chefs. There will be specialty … Continued

Heritage Day

Heritage Day – 200th Grand Jubilee

Oct 6
Atlanta

In partnership with Walton County’s 2018 Bicentennial celebration, the William Harris Homestead is hosting a “once in a lifetime” event, Heritage Day – 200th Grand Jubilee. Step back in time to learn about 18th and 19th century living with Native American and frontier reenactments and 19th-century farming and King Cotton. Commemorate our war veterans from … Continued

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Superhero Day

Oct 6
Atlanta

Don’t miss Superhero Day at The Rock Ranch! Featuring Black Panther, Thor, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Hope & Will from Children’s Healthcare, the Chick-fil-A cow, and real-life superheroes! Don’t miss the live music, superhero costume contests with cash prizes, and of course the 25+ attractions like the “Encourage” corn maze! This event takes … Continued

Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival

Oct 6
Atlanta

This festival is a fun day for families with more than 50 exciting family-friendly activities, including craft booths, train rides, a huge toddler play area, mobile petting farm, inflatable playground, camel and pony rides, live music and storytelling. This event takes place at: Mercer University’s Atlanta Campus 3001 Mercer University Dr. Atlanta, GA 30341

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Pine LakeFest

Oct 6 – Oct 7
Atlanta

Pine LakeFest is two days of art, music, great food and family-friendly fun on the shores of beautiful Pine Lake, Georgia. Now in its 18th year, this highly interactive festival showcases handmade art and crafts by 45 local and regional artist vendors and live music in a variety of styles. Activities include chalk drawing and … 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

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Taste Of Tucker

Oct 6
Atlanta

The 9th annual Taste of Tucker street fair features delicious samples from over 20 area restaurants, plus live music from local bands. Special attractions include a children’s play area, a farmers’ market of produce and food novelties. This event takes place at: Main Street in Tucker

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

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

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Brer Rabbit Blues & BBQ

Oct 7
Wren’s Nest, The

Brer Rabbit Blues & BBQ helps fund educational and literary programs for youth and adult audiences in the historic West End community. Guests will enjoy DAS BBQ and Monday Night Brewing, local sponsors of the barbecue, and can expect live music as they picnic in the 2.5-acre yard surrounding the house. The Tom Hill Band … Continued

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Sunday Fun Days

Oct 7 – Oct 28
Atlanta

Enjoy all The Rock Ranch has to offer on a crisp Sunday afternoon from zip lining to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta corn maze. Bring a church bulletin to receive a discount on tickets! Take a break from playing to shop in The Country Store for souvenirs, toys, home décor, and delicious home-grown beef raised … Continued

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Columbus Day

Oct 8
Atlanta

Enjoy all The Rock Ranch has to offer while the kids are out of school on Columbus Day from zip lining to the corn maze to pony rides. Take a break from playing to shop in The Country Store for souvenirs, toys, home décor, and delicious home-grown beef raised at The Rock Ranch. This event … Continued

Cycle For Life

Oct 13
Atlanta

Join in for the CF Foundation’s premier cycling event, CF Cycle for Life! The annual event takes you through some of the most scenic terrain south of Atlanta. The event features well-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics along the route, BBQ, a beer garden, live band/DJ, massages, kid zone and more! This event … Continued

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Great Outdoor Adventure

Oct 13
Atlanta

It’s the Great Outdoor Adventure at The Rock Ranch! Offering hands-on interactions with wildlife including alligators, snakes, a red-footed tortoise, hedgehogs, and a bald eagle; meet and greets with Curious George, edu-tainment with Ranger Nick, birds of prey, and archery. This event takes place at: The Rock Ranch 5020 Barnesville Highway The Rock, GA 30285

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

French Market

The French Market

Oct 13
Millennium Gate, The

What is the Atlanta French Market? It is a Parisian-inspired open-air market, hosted by the Alliance Française of Atlanta! We will bring together regional and locally-owned boutiques, cafes, and galleries, featuring designer goods, art, home furnishings, French fare and more! Guests will enjoy face painting, caricature artists, and live French music, among other activities. This … 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

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

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Neighbor In Need Casino Night

Oct 13
Atlanta

Join Neighbor in Need East Atlanta, a nonprofit helping seniors with home repair in the heart of East Atlanta Village, for a vintage casino night benefit supporting. The benefit will evoke Sin City, with live music and other performers, casino games, local dishes and cocktails, a wedding chapel, raffle prizes and other entertainment. This event … Continued

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Harvest On The Hooch

Oct 14
Chattahoochee Nature Center

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is pleased to welcome guests of all ages to an annual outdoor food and craft beer event, Harvest on the Hooch, celebrating the vital connections between the garden and the plate. This event raises funds for the Center’s Unity Garden, which supplies more than five tons of fresh produce annually to … Continued

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Scarecrow Daze

Oct 16 – Oct 31
Smith-Gilbert Gardens

This Fall the Garden’s trails will be lined with Scarecrows! Scarecrow Daze will be on display all month and will be judged by popular vote. Winners will be announced at the Garden Gallop Finish Line. The contest is open to everyone, including schools, groups, families, individuals, businesses and organizations.

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Up, Up, & Away

Oct 20
Atlanta

Experience hot air balloon tethered rides (weather permitting) at Up, Up, and Away! The Rock Ranch will also have the Ferrell Gas balloon that glows at dark, stilt walkers, world record holder trampoline performers Flippenout, acrobat shows, and 25+ attractions. This event takes place at: The Rock Ranch 5020 Barnesville Highway The Rock, GA 30285

Brookhaven Arts Festival

Oct 20 – Oct 21
Apple Valley Road

The 14th Annual Brookhaven Arts Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, 2018, behind the Brookhaven MARTA station. Over 140 participating artists feature works of fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and more. Musical performances take place over the two days, with a classic car show on Sunday. It’s a … 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

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

Pet Blessing

Pet Blessing And Harvest Festival

Oct 20
Atlanta

Enjoy a Pet Blessing and Harvest Festival with a petting zoo, photo booth, pumpkin decorating, games, fall treats, pet adoptions, live music, and pet blessing. This event takes place at: Peachtree Christian Church 1580 Peachtree St. NW Atlanta, GA 30309

Ansley Park

20th Ansley Park Tour of Homes

Oct 20 – Dec 20
Atlanta

One of Atlanta’s earliest in-town “suburbs,” Ansley Park has long been a favorite for its leafy streets, expansive parks, and elegant homes. Spend a fall weekend wandering the neighborhood and touring its newest additions. Ticket includes admission to six homes and two condominiums, as well as complimentary muffins and mimosas. This event takes place at: … Continued

Community Health

Community Health Fair and Fall Festival

Oct 20
Atlanta

Join Pure Motion Yoga for the 2nd seasonal Community Health Fair and Fall Festival. Stop by for a free class, enjoy a cup of tea, shop with local businesses, and connect with like-minded people. Our beautiful outdoor patio is located beside Zonolite Park, so you can kick back & relax. And our colorful indoor studio … Continued

Annual Atlanta Kosher

6th Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival

Oct 21
Atlanta

Get ready for the Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival! Barbeque Teams will smoke brisket, ribs, chicken and chili all night for you to taste. Enjoy food, music and our Kidz Zone with friends and family while meeting new friends. All the food is Kosher! The Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival is heading into its 6th Annual … Continued

Dogtoberfest

Dogtoberfest

Oct 21
Atlanta

Dog lovers, mark your calendar. East Atlanta Village Farmers Market (EAVFM) goes to the dogs in celebration of Dogtoberfest. This family-friendly event features Halloween costume contests for dogs, a parade of adoptable pets, as well as delicious treats for people and pets. As they are an inclusive organization, they will have several feline vendors participating; … Continued

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AID Atlanta AIDS Walk & 5K Run

Oct 21
Piedmont Park

Now in it’s 28th year, AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run is a fun 3.2-mile run/walk through the historic Piedmont Park & Midtown. Runners, walkers, and volunteers are raising critically needed funds for our 10 participating local HIV/AIDS service organizations. Every dollar raised supports HIV/AIDS services right here in our community!

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Lawless Spirits Tour

Oct 25 – Oct 28
Atlanta

Wander through the streets of Historic Norcross and see the past come to life at the Lawless Spirits Tour. Gunfights, rank robbers, family feuds, train wrecks and more, this guided walking tour is a must for history buffs as well as those who love a good story. This event takes place at: Lionheart Theatre Company … Continued

IrishFest Atlanta

Oct 26 – Oct 27
Atlanta

The sixth annual IrishFest Atlanta will feature popular traditional Irish band, Téada, The Green Fields of America on their 40th Anniversary Tour, and the return of members of Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band in a lively ceili (dance). The two-day festival features concerts, dance performances, workshops, a ceili dance, lectures, and family fun activities. This … Continued

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Moving Day Atlanta

Oct 27
Piedmont Park

Moving Day is the Parkinson’s Foundation’s signature walk and fundraising event. It offers an exciting, empowering opportunity for persons with Parkinson’s disease (PD), families, friends, companies and organizations to raise significant funds to support comprehensive patient care programs and research. It’s a highly visible way to generate awareness for PD. Because studies indicate that physical … Continued

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Not-So-Spooky Halloween

Oct 27
Atlanta

Not-So-Spooky Halloween is fun for all ages and includes costume contests for people and pups (must be on a leash), trick-or-treating, World Champion Frisbee Dog shows, magic shows and balloon twisting by former Atlanta Entertainer of the Year, Meet and greets and photo ops with Pete the Cat. This event takes place at: The Rock … Continued

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Porches And Pies Festival And Bake-Off

Oct 27
Adair Park

Bakers will compete to take home the prize for the best pie in Atlanta. The competition is part of historic Adair Park’s fall festival, Porches and Pies Festival and Bake-Off. The festival features live music, an artist market and kids activities presented by Atlanta Indie Market, food trucks, Monday Night Brewing beer, and Urban Tree … Continued

Fall-O-Ween

Fall-O-Ween Fest

Oct 27
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

It’s fall y’all! Join The Home Depot Backyard for their first ever Fall-O-Ween Fest. Bring your family and friends along to enjoy lawn games, trunk-or-treating and their very own hay maze! This event will be one you don’t want to miss – don’t forget to sport your best costume in preparation for our movie night … Continued

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Hard Labor Creek Fall Festival

Oct 27
Atlanta

Celebrate cooler weather and changing leaves with Hard Labor Creek’s Annual Fall Festival! Enjoy activities like: face painting, apple cider, marshmallow roasts, games and more! The festivities will be held at the beach area, where “Spooky Wagon” rides venture through the dark forest on the infamous “Road to Nowhere.” This event takes place at: Hard … Continued

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Dia de los Muertos Fiesta

Oct 28
Atlanta

Come enjoy mariachi music, face painting, pan de muerto and other treats as we celebrate the beautiful Mexican holiday of el Dia de los Muertos. Bring a photo of a dearly departed to place on our altar if you like. This event takes place at: La Calavera Baker 747 E College Ave C Decatur, GA … Continued

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Haints And Saints Halloween Parade

Oct 27
Decatur Square

The Haints and Saints Halloween Parade returns to downtown Decatur with vintage cars, Halloween costumes, and live music. Decatur is rich with parade history beginning way back in 1899 with Maury Mable. Ole’ Maury donned his black silk top hat and paraded down Ponce de Leon Ave annually for 51 years. Sometimes the parades were … Continued

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Halloween Movies on the Green

Oct 30
Atlanta

In order to get the community in the spooky spirit this Halloween Eve, The Collective at Concourse is inviting the public to a special Movies on the Green event, perfect for trick-or-treaters of all ages. Attendees are invited to gather under the stars as the Concourse Green transforms into a boo-tiful outdoor cinema. The event’s … Continued

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Return Of The Fifty Foot Film Festival

Oct 30
Plaza Theatre

Return Of The Fifty Foot Film Festival is an indie film festival featuring quality short films in the sci-fi/horror/fantasy genres presented by Atlanta area filmmakers just in time for Halloween! From up and coming filmmakers to industry professionals, come out and enjoy these amazing films celebrating the talent and achievements of our local artists.

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Posh-Tacular Halloween Kid Party-Fest

Oct 31
Atlanta

Posh-Tacular Halloween Kid Party-Fest is a fall festival like you’ve never seen! Posh Playdates Atlanta hosts it’s Inaugural Kid Party-Fest for Halloween in Atlanta. Families will enjoy unique games, costume fashion shows, dancing and kids entertainment plus an adult lounge for parents. “Magically Escape” with posh prizes, spooky treats, and custom crafts made by your … Continued

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