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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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.

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

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