|American Craft Council Craft Show
Join us for the Southeast's largest indoor juried craft show! Get inspired and visit hundreds of the country's finest craftmakers as they exhibit contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor, all available for purchase. In an effort to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft, the show also features workshops and seminars.
|Atlanta Film Festival
The Atlanta Film Festival, now in its fourth decade, is one of the region's largest and longest-running preeminent celebrations of cinema in the Southeast United States and one of only a handful of Academy Award® qualifying festivals in the country. Over 20,000 festival attendees enjoy independent, animated, documentary, and short films each year, selected from over 2,700 submissions from over 100 countries.
|Buckhead Restaurant Week
Buckhead is known for providing memorable cuisine at some of the hottest restaurants in all of Atlanta! In the beginning of March, you get the chance to experience Buckhead restaurants at a prix-fixe rate! Delve into 3 course menus for lunch and dinner during Buckhead Restaurant Week!
|St. Patrick's Day Parade
If you are Irish, or simply love a parade, then join one of the South's biggest St. Patty's Day parties! Fun for the entire family, the parade features over 200 participants, including 200 units, including clowns, floats, Bagpipe & Drum Corps, antique cars, and dignitaries from Ireland. The parade ends at Underground Atlanta, where live entertainment, food and dancing continue the festivities.
|Southeastern Flower Show
Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the top flower and horticultural show in the southeastern United States. Enjoy three days of horticultural exhibits, events, and the always popular marketplace.
|Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Originating from a showcase of blooming trees and accomplished artists, this festival is more than 70 years in the making. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival has evolved into one of the largest events in the Southeast. Displaying works from artists across North America, you'll find the country's best painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelry makers, glass blowers and other artists. A few more must-see attractions include live performance art exhibitions, interactive music workshops, and a food festival.
|Georgia Renaissance Festival (April through June)
Join hundreds of colorfully-clad characters for a medieval European Country Faire. Stroll through the multi-acre kingdom while feasting on hearty food and drink, shop for hand-crafted treasures, and become mesmerized by artisans at work. Ten stages of music and comedy keep you enticed well into the night, while performing animals and games ensure fun for the entire family!
|Inman Park Festival
Widely regarded as Atlanta's most spirited and eclectic event, the Inman Park Festival offers tons of unique experiences. Visit Atlanta's biggest Street Market, offering everything from antique furniture to handcrafted wares. A must-try activity includes the Tour of Homes, featuring Victorian Painted Ladies as well as original loft conversions. The city's quirkiest parade, led by the Inman Park Butterfly, kickstarts the weekend of family fun. A juried art show, live entertainment and dance festival are just a few more of the things you'll find.
|SweetWater 420 Fest
Celebrate Earth Day with the Atlanta-based brewery's annual festival in Candler Park! Enjoy some of Atlanta's most creative talent in artist market, bust a gut in the comedy tent, sprint past the competition in the 5K race, and groove to a host of live acts while safely enjoying the best of Sweetwater's beverages. The festival also encourages attendees to make positive changes in the way we affect the earth.
|Taste of East Point and the South Metro Area
Think local on the last Saturday in April when the soft spring air blows in tasty good times at Taste of East Point. The event showcases the food, art and music created in the south metro area. Patrons arrive hungry to nosh at tents hosted by area restaurants. Local artists-they all live, work or go to school in the area-show off their handmade wares, from intricate jewelry designs to woven scarves and deftly-turned wooden bowls. Throughout the afternoon into early evening, the singer-songwriters perform a mix of funk, soul, blues, dance tunes and folk.
|Atlanta Caribbean Carnival
The annual Atlanta Caribbean Carnival continues to offer even more music and marvels! Kick off this Memorial Day weekend with Mas and Music - a celebration of Caribbean culture, cuisine and costumes. Festival highlights include the annual Parade of Bands through Downtown, an Artist Market and tons of dance demos.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Fiesta Atlanta! Held at Centennial Olympic Park, this one day festival features international recording artists, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing, youth soccer clinics, international food and lots of fun.
|Shaky Knees Music Festival
New in 2013, the Shaky Knees Music Festival features 28 bands over 2 days at Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Masquerade Music Park. In addition to a stellar musical lineup, the festival includes food trucks and artisans .
|Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
The South has never tasted so good! Eat, drink and enjoy all that's Southern at the 2013 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Join award-winning chefs, sommeliers, beverage innovators, and industry experts on a culinary journey through the food and beverage traditions of the South May 30 - June 2, 2013 in Midtown, Atlanta. Tickets are available at atlfoodandwinefestival.com
|Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival
Located at beautiful Chastain Park, the Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival features over 175 artists and artisans, live music, activities for children and much more.
|Atlanta Jazz Festival
Celebrating 36 years of soulful expression, the Atlanta Jazz Festival is the perfect way to start your Memorial Day weekend. Explore Piedmont Park and visit vendors displaying some of the city's finest arts & crafts, food & drinks and merchandise. Also featuring numerous nationally-acclaimed artists, the festival is two days of music and electrified atmosphere.
|Decatur Arts Festival
A 25-year tradition, the Decatur Arts Festival celebrates culture, community and creativity with a weekend exploding with artistic expressions. The weekend starts with the ArtWalk, a leisurely stroll through the city as local shops host free receptions for new art shows. Throughout the day you'll find music, performance art, dancing and special events just for kids and teens.
|Sweet Auburn Springfest
Sweet Auburn Springfest is a celebration of more than 25 years of great festivals on Auburn Avenue. In 1984, civil rights icon Hosea Williams produced the first festival in an effort to bring people back to Auburn Avenue. His vision was to once again see Auburn Avenue as a thriving, bustling center of Black Atlanta's business, social, civic and religious life. Live entertainment, Southern hospitality and tons of activities are just a few sweet things you'll find.