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  • Check Out These Fall Festivals in Atlanta

    Get back to school but not back to the grind. Find free time festivities at the Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain Park. And for the foodie in all of us, Taste of Atlanta is a smorgasbord of local fare, followed by the Atlanta Greek Festival, which provides an authentic taste of tradition. View a complete list of Atlanta fall festivals below.


    September Festivals

    Dragon Con More Info
    Mingle among the Klingons and a few Stormtroopers at Dragon Con, the nation's largest multi-media, multi-genre pop culture convention. Here you'll find panel discussions, artwork, costuming and more, centered around sci-fi, fantasy, comics, gaming and film. And don't miss the Dragon Con Parade taking place on Saturday morning.

    Yellow Daisy Festival More Info
    The Yellow Daisy Festival, voted No. 1 Arts & Crafts show in the nation, features more than 400 artists and crafters. Visit the Men's Den, full of recliners and big screen TVs or the Children's Corner which offers crafts, rock walls, face painting and more. Live music and plenty of vendors line the paths of Stone Mountain, providing constant entertainment.

    Atlanta Arts Festival More Info
    During the Atlanta Arts Festival, Piedmont Park is filled with more than 200 of the nation’s top artists. This can’t-miss event features original paintings, photographs and sculptures, as well as hand-crafted works of leather, metal and blown glass. Visitors can also enjoy artist demonstrations, hands-on activities and festival foods.

    Atlanta Underground Film Festival
    Celebrate Independent Film Month with Atlanta's Underground Film Festival. This four-day event showcases every cinematic genre from around the globe, and features more than 100 remarkable indie filmmakers.

    Fall Folklife Festival
    Mingle with local artists as they demonstrate their crafts through music, pottery, weaving, quilting and woodworking at the Atlanta History Center. Younger visitors can make their own folk art to take home.

    JapanFest More Info
    This festival examines the aspects of modern American and Japanese culture, as well as the lasting effects of tradition. Here you'll find a modern kimono fashion show, anime screenings, fun foods and ethnic dishes, music and traditional dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and so much more.

    Music Midtown
    Join in the fun as Piedmont Park hosts nationally renowned acts in Atlanta’s most scenic concert venue. Music Midtown brings two days of amped up sound for a full weekend of sun and sound.

    ONE MusicFest

    This annual outdoor music festival has featured performances from Common, De La Soul and Chrisette Michele to name a few. This intimate, interactive live music experience attracts thousands of people and has expanded throughout the Masquerade Music Park and Historic Old Fourth Ward Park in its short time on the scene.

    A3C Hip Hop Festival
    Atlanta’s own A3C Hip Hop Festival has become the nationwide gathering place for anyone who creates hip hop music or is a fan of the culture. The festival features more than 200 performing artists in addition to turntable, producer and breakdance competitions and educational programming.

    October Festivals

    Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
    Whether you’re a fan of classic, traditional August Wilson, urban contemporary Tyler Perry or all theater, we've searched the globe to bring the very best. Come join celebrities, artists and theater-loving patrons from all over world as they descend on Atlanta for a spectacular annual celebration. Patrons can also enjoy free family-friendly events including workshops, live entertainment, Reader's Theatre, Author's Alley and a food/vendor's market.

    Atlanta Greek Festival More Info
    Just for the day, be miles away! Experience the rich 2000-year old culture and history of Greece at the Atlanta Greek Festival. Enjoy authentic dishes and music performances, history chats, traditional dances and more.

    Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade More Info
    Support and celebrate the city's alternative lifestyle community at the Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade. Two days fill Piedmont Park with live entertainment, a Pride Market for local GLBT crafters, plus restaurant and bar promotions. Wrap up the weekend with the Pride Parade, one of the South's largest celebrations.

    Destination East Point More Info
    Discover the small-town charm of East Point, complete with plenty of local music, an artist market and face painting and balloon art for the youngest visitors. Meanwhile, East Point residents dress up their four-legged friends for a pet parade and pull out their seasoned Dutch ovens for a chili cook-off. 

    Elevate Art More Info
    An annual, week-long celebration of public art, Elevate Art kicks off with a block party featuring music, food and performance art all in Downtown Atlanta. Throughout the week, catch various performances, art installations, civic panels and explore Atlanta in the process. End Elevate week with a final-night party and special performance.

    Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade
    Searching for some alternative family fun? The Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade is a unique event, showcasing the most dynamic, creative community in Atlanta. Pumpkin decorating, street vendors and live performances fill this two-day event. And the sweetest treat of all is that it's totally free!

    Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park (every weekend in October)
    Don your costumes and fall into the autumn spirit! One of Atlanta's favorite fall festivals, this event is fun for the entire family. Costume contests, puppet parades and a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt are just a few highlights. Enjoy story-telling, pie-eating contests and more in one of the city's most beautiful parks.

    Stone Mountain Scottish Festival and Highland Games
    Be a Scot for the day at the Stone Mountain Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Authentic Highland music fills the park while tartan-clad families participate in Clan Challenge athletic events. Dancing demonstrations, heritage information booths and eclectic shops are just a few of the weekend's highlights.

    Taste of Atlanta More Info
    Atlanta’s best chefs join forces for the tastiest celebration of the year. This can't-miss festival of flavors features a hands-on introduction to the city’s sustainable dining movement, celebrity chef demos and delicious dishes from more than 80 local restaurants.

    BronzeLens Film Festival
    Celebrate Atlanta’s history of box office gold. Helping the city become the new mecca for film for people of color, the BronzeLens Film Festival is a four-day cinematic celebration featuring premieres, workshops, panel discussions, Master classes, special appearances and more.

    Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp
    Come to the Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp for the annual chili cook-off along the streets of this old mill-workers community. Now a beautiful, artsy neighborhood full of restored homes, Cabbagetown highlights individual and local restaurant entries in this yearly festival. The streets get crowded in the afternoon, so plan to come early, then relax in the park while listening to live local bands.

    Chastain Park Arts Festival
    This event is an art festival designed by artists. More than 150 artists from around the country will display their art at Chastain Park. Admission is free, and proceeds from the festival are donated to charity.

    Indian Festival and Pow-Wow at Stone Mountain Park More Info
    Celebrate the nation's first civilization with dance and drum competitions. Get lost in the ancient art of storytelling or enjoy authentic dishes and craft demonstrations. Teach a new dog old tricks with primitive skills workshops, including pottery, open-fire cooking and bow-making.

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