Festivals

Pumpkin Festival

Sep 22 – Oct 28
  Next time: 10:00am on Oct 1
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
  Next time: 10:00am on Oct 27
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
  Next time: 8:00am on Oct 7
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
  Next time: 5:00pm on 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

A3C Festival

Oct 3 – Oct 7
  Next time: 12:00pm on Oct 3
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

Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival

Oct 6
  Next time: 10:00am on 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

Pine LakeFest

Pine LakeFest

Oct 6 – Oct 7
  Next time: 10:00am on Oct 6
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
  Next time: 12:00pm on 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

Destination East Point Fall Celebration

Oct 6
  Next time: 1:00pm on 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
  Next time: 4:00pm on 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

Cycle For Life

Oct 13
  Next time: 7:00am on 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

Chalktoberfest

Oct 13 – Oct 14
  Next time: 10:00am on Oct 13
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

Castleberry Hill Loft Tour 2018

Oct 13
  Next time: 11:00am on Oct 13
Castleberry Hill Neighborhood

Attendees of the Loft Tour will have an intimate look into hand-selected lofts that were once 20th century warehouses and production plants for numerous industries. These lofts vary in style and size, decorated and designed with diverse taste and budgets. No two units are alike!

Oakhurst Porchfest

Oct 13
  Next time: 12:00pm on 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
  Next time: 12:00pm on Oct 13
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

Harvest

Harvest On The Hooch

Oct 14
  Next time: 1:00pm on 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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Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours

Oct 18 – Oct 28
  Next time: 5:30pm on Oct 18
Oakland Cemetery

Enjoy historic Oakland Cemetery after dark at Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours, a seasonal tradition! A costumed docent guides you through the cemetery’s beautifully-lit Victorian gardens as you experience the stories of Atlanta’s sons and daughters come to life. Tours last approximately one hour. *Recommended for children 8 and up

Stone Mountain Highland Games

Oct 19 – Oct 21
  Next time: 8:00am on Oct 19
Stone Mountain Park

For 46 years, the picturesque grounds of the Stone Mountain Park meadow have resounded with the sounds of bagpipes, fiddles and harps during the third weekend in October. This year thousands of Scots (even those that wish to be ‘Scot for the Day’) from around the world will don their family tartans and gather to … Continued

Brookhaven Arts Festival

Oct 20 – Oct 21
  Next time: 10:00am on Oct 20
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
  Next time: 10:00am on Oct 20
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
  Next time: 10:00am on Oct 20
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

AIDS Walk

AID Atlanta AIDS Walk & 5K Run

Oct 21
  Next time: 2:00pm on 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!

IrishFest Atlanta

Oct 26 – Oct 27
  Next time: 9:00am on Oct 26
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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