Festivals

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade

Sep 7 – Sep 22
Atlanta

Adult Workshop: Friday, September 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Michael C. Carlos Museum, $25) Family Workshop: Sunday, September 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. (Michael C. Carlos Museum, $25) Parade: Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m. Created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the Lantern Parade marks the … Continued

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Kirkwood Wine Stroll

Sep 21
Atlanta

The Kirkwood Business Owner’s Association is thrilled to host the 2018 Wine Stroll. Proceeds from the Wine Stroll will be used to enhance the downtown business district and help fund other Kirkwood non-profit organizations and events. There are 40 participating locations, each pouring a sample of red and white wines. Great live music by amazing … 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

Fall Folklife Festival

Sep 22
Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center’s Fall Folklife Festival will have a distinct smoky flavor this year as it focuses on barbecue traditions of Native Americans, African Americans and Americans of European descent in conjunction with the new History Center exhibition Barbecue Nation. Regional cultural expressions also will be explored at the annual event, which will feature … 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

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

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

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

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

Dragon Con

Aug 30 – Sep 3
Atlanta

Dragon Con was founded on the idea that a convention did not have to be constrained to a single fandom or identity, mashing the various interests and hobbies of its founders into one massive convention where anyone was welcome. Nowadays, Dragon Con is a massive convention inhabiting multiple venues and spanning nearly every interest imaginable. … Continued

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

Aug 31 – Sep 2
Callaway Gardens

Let your Labor Day take flight! See hot air balloons soar, or take a tethered ride yourself in our picture-perfect farewell to Summer. The magic begins with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow, where dozens of balloons illuminate the night, and continues all weekend long. Spend your holiday engaging in a variety of family-friendly events, … 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

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

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

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33rd Annual WRFG Labor Day Blues Barbecue

Sep 3
Park Tavern

WRFG is pleased to announce the line-up for its 33rd Annual Labor Day Blues Barbecue. This year’s event is dedicated to Blind Willie’s blues club and its longtime house band, The Shadows, both celebrating 32 years of entertaining Atlanta. The Shadows will deliver a set of rock-solid blues that will be certain to get you … Continued

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Que For Good Dunwoody BBQ Festival

Sep 7 – Sep 8
Perimeter Mall

Come out to the Que For Good Dunwoody BBQ Festival at Perimeter Mall for some good old-fashioned BBQ September 7 and 8! The festival will feature over 60 professional teams and over 20 local/amateur teams. Attendees will vote on who has the best pulled pork on Saturday night, while Friday’s competitions will include a People’s … Continued

Dahlonega Trail Fest 2018

Sep 7 – Sep 9
Atlanta

A project of Yahoola Outdoors (YO), Dahlonega Trail Fest is a festival of outdoor enthusiasts revolving around all aspects of non-motorized recreation. This event takes place at: Hancock Park Hawkins St. Dahlonega, GA 30533

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

2018 Brownwood Bike Rally

Sep 15
Atlanta

Get your bikes in gear for the East Atlanta Kids Club’s 13th-annual Brownwood Bike Rally at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta. The event features bike races for kids and adults. The two adult “crit-cross” races cover both street and dirt track terrain, and are open to beginner and advanced cyclists. This year’s festival also includes … Continued

Frog Toss Festival

Sep 15
Atlanta

The Frog Toss Festival is an all-day event featuring fun for the whole family. The event features a corn hole tournament, a disc golf tournament, a chili throw down, kids zone, live music, food and more than 100 vendors. This event takes place at: Louise Suggs Memorial Park Spring Street Austell, GA 30168

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East Cobber Parade & Festival

Sep 15
Atlanta

East Cobber Parade & Festival is the only community-wide event in East Cobb County, drawing 2,000 parade participants representing 110 different groups. In addition to the entertainment stage, arts and crafts exhibits, and carnival games, the Festival is an excellent venue for local civic groups, churches, synagogues, and other non-profits to raise awareness about their … Continued

Roswell Arts Festival

Sep 15 – Sep 16
Roswell City Hall

Fine Arts, original crafts, a fun lineup of entertainment and children’s activities capture the interests of all who attend the Roswell Arts Festival. A variety of food trucks will be on site to satisfy hungry appetites. Access to the festival is easy and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the free shuttle running from … 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

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2018 Roswell Tour Of Homes

Sep 15
Roswell Cultural Arts Center

The Roswell Historical Society proudly presents the 3rd Annual Tour of Homes. This year’s tour is titled “The Best of Old and New in Roswell” – allowing you a chance to walk through five homes of both new and old construction in the Historic District. Transportation from the Roswell Cultural Arts Center is provided and … Continued

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Viva Tequila Festival

Sep 15
Atlantic Station

Foodies, friends and anyone who loves a fiesta won’t want to miss this exclusive, one-of-a-kind tequila tasting experience, Viva Tequila Festival. Come sip and savor over 25 hand-crafted, small-batch tequilas from Mexico paired with small plates from Atlanta’s top restaurants. It’s an all-day celebration of Mexican culture like no other. It’s ¡Viva Tequila!

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

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

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

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

Tucktoberfest

Tucktoberfest

Sep 22
Atlanta

Grab your lederhosen and dirndls for Tucker Brewing Company’s First Annual “Tucktoberfest.” They will be celebrating Oktoberfest in style in our beer garden with food, games and new beer releases. The Bratplatz (German street food) food truck will be in the food truck alley. This event takes place at: Tucker Brewing Company 2003 S. Bibb … Continued

Exhibitat Unveiling and Chalk Art Festival in Piedmont Park

Sep 25
Piedmont Park

The “Exhibitat” unveiling will celebrate the completion of Atlanta Audubon’s native plant garden and Georgia’s first Chimney Swift tower in the Piedmont Commons. During the day, participants in the Chalk Art Festival will complete 5×5-foot chalk art paintings in front of the “Exhibitat” in celebration of Georgia’s native plants and animals. In the evening, officials … Continued

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2nd Annual SCAD AnimationFest

Sep 27 – Sep 29
SCADshow

SCADFILM presents SCAD AnimationFest, a three-day gathering of working professionals, industry luminaries and the next generation of talent examining the evolving world of animation. Expand your knowledge during panel discussions, enjoy exclusive sneak peeks and screenings, and network with top talent. Click here to view schedule.

Farm Burger

Farm Burger + Your Pie Grant Park-ing Party

Sep 27
Atlanta

Grant Park Farm Burger and Your Pie locations will co-host a community event to celebrate the re-opening of The George parking deck. The event will feature live music, outdoor games, face painting, and food and drink specials. This event takes place at: Farm Burger + Your Pie 275 Memorial Dr. SE Atlanta, GA 30312

State Fair

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

Decatur Tiny House Festival

Sep 29 – Sep 30
Decatur

This annual festival in partnership with the City of Decatur focusing on how micro-housing can benefit individuals and communities in Georgia, specifically the metro Atlanta area. The weekend event will feature even more high quality tiny houses (20+) available to tour, related vendors and speakers; on sustainability, minimalism, urban planning, zoning and codes, and downsizing. … Continued

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FroRibbean Fest

Sep 29
Central Park

FroRibbean Fest is a cultural mashup of musical snippets from areas of the Caribbean islands, Africa and the U.S. This one-day festival will showcase the talent that spreads across the African Diaspora and the unique aspects as well as similarities of the music created around the world. Festival-goers will enjoy performances by an All-star lineup … 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

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Sip & Stroll In Avondale Estates

Sep 29
Atlanta

Avondale Estates Business Association (AEBA) presents the annual Sip and Stroll in Avondale Estates. Stroll through 25 local Avondale Estates businesses tasting 50 different wines from around the world! They will have the FurBus for free transportation during the stroll. *21 and over event Downtown Avondale Estates This event takes place at: 64 N. Avondale … Continued

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