August Festivals in Atlanta

August festivals in Atlanta keep the fun going all month long.
  • Dragon Con brings together fandoms of all stripes.
    Dragon Con brings together fandoms of all stripes.
  • Enjoy the best of soul and Southern food in one of the city's most vibrant and historic neighborhoods, Castleberry Hill.
    Enjoy the best of soul and Southern food in one of the city's most vibrant and historic neighborhoods, Castleberry Hill.
  • See golf's big finale at TOUR Championship. (📷 TOUR Championship)
    See golf's big finale at TOUR Championship. (📷 TOUR Championship)
  • Kick up your heels at the Grant Park Summer Shade festival. (📷 Fabian Fernandez)
    Kick up your heels at the Grant Park Summer Shade festival. (📷 Fabian Fernandez)
  • The Piedmont Park Arts Festival brings the best artists and craftsmen to the park along with games, kids' area and live music.
    The Piedmont Park Arts Festival brings the best artists and craftsmen to the park along with games, kids' area and live music.

Summer may be winding down but August festivals in Atlanta are still going strong. From yoga to science fiction to neighborhood parties, put on the sun screen and enjoy the last blast of summer festival season.

  • Dirty South Yoga Fest, Aug. 9-11
    Get your mat, assume the warrior position and enjoy a weekend yoga festival featuring 50-plus classes, local yoga instructors, vendors, food trucks, wellness brands, spa treatment and conscious shopping at The Loudermilk Center.

  • Atlanta Summer Wine Festival, Aug. 10
    Sample more than 50 wines as well as a small beer selection, and enjoy live music at City Winery.

  • Pub Crawl on the BeltLine, Aug. 10
    From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the Eastside Trail of the BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town, so why not try them all in one day? Enjoy up to five complimentary beverages along with awesome food and drink specials. Among participating bars are: Après Diem, Guac y Margys, Pour Taproom, and Butter and Cream. 

  • Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 10
    The 19th annual BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival brings the sights, sounds and smells of classic BBQ along with more than seven hours of original live blues and bluegrass music from local, regional and national acts.

  • Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Aug. 15-18
    The 16th annual Underground Film Festival is part of the Atlanta Film Series and promotes and exports creative artists who work outside the system to promote grass-roots movies that break the boundaries of film and video. Go underground at Synchronicity Theatre.

  • Jazz Matters, Aug. 19
    Enjoy the 4th annual Jazz Matters with music showcasing the Harlem Renaissance Style with Toni Redd, Ken Gregory’s Solid State Band and Walter Bland & Ascension Youth Sympathy Orchestra. Get jazzy at The Wren's Nest. 

  • Doggy Con, Aug. 17
    An homage to Dragon Con, one of the world’s largest pop culture conventions, Doggy Con brings pup culture to the park where your favorite canine can strut its stuff with the best cosplay costumes. The event features a pet parade plus a costume contest, pup treats and doggy-centric vendors and prizes. Woof on down to Woodruff Park. 

  • Dinosaur Birthday Bash, Aug. 17
    Celebrate the anniversary of the Giants of the Mesozoic at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and chomp, stomp and party like a dinosaur.

  • Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival, Aug. 17 and 18
    The Piedmont Park Arts Festival features the works of more than 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers and jewelers. Enjoy artist demonstrations, live music, a children’s play area and food vendors.

  • Tee Up ATL (Aug. 19) and TOUR Championship, Aug. 22-25
    Golf's big finish goes down at East Lake Golf Club, sponsored by Coca-Cola and Southern Company. But don't miss the Tee Up ATL kick-off party the Monday before!

  • BronzeLens Film Festival, Aug. 21-25
    The BronzeLens Film Festival is one of the nation’s most prestigious film festivals supporting independent films, filmmakers and industry professionals of color. There is a special screening event  of the documentary "Merata: How Mum Decolonised The Screen," about filmmaker and activist Merata. Join the fun at Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

  • German Bierfest, Aug. 24
    Come and enjoy German restaurant and food vendors who serve up authentic cuisine such as bratwurst, pretzels, sauerkraut and schnitzel, as well as German beers. Also enjoy games and music. Bottoms up at Woodruff Park.

  • ATL Wine + Spirits Fest, Aug. 24
    A benefit for the Piedmont Conservancy, the festival offers wine, beer and spirits specific to certain regions around the world. Live music adds to the festive atmosphere in Piedmont Park.

  • Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, Aug.24 and 25
    The historic neighborhood of Grant Park bids goodbye to summer with its annual Summer Shade Festival and 5K Run for the Park, food trucks, craft beer, kids' zone and a strong music lineup. The event is a fund-raiser for the Grant Park Conservancy.

  • Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, Aug. 25
    Enjoy wings and sides from acclaimed chefs (there’s also beer, wine and specially crafted cocktails) to see which of the 30-plus chefs will be named the “Best Wing” winner. The event benefits Angel Flight Soars, which provides flight service to patients in need of medical-related care and Second Helpings Atlanta, a nonprofit food rescue organization. Last year, 28,000 wings were eaten by attendees.

  • Festival Peachtree Latino, Aug. 25
    Come and enjoy this multicultural event that is celebrating its 18th year with food, arts and crafts, music and children’s games in Piedmont Park.

  • Dragon Con, Aug. 29-Sept. 2
    Dragon Con is the hugely popular convention for science fiction, fantasy, gaming, art, comics, music and film with panels, contests, vendors and the iconic Dragon Con Parade down Peachtree Street on Aug. 31 at 10 a.m.

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 1
    The festival continues its tradition of hosting extraordinary conversations for all ages. This year’s lineup features more than 250 authors, poets, historians, scientists, journalists and chefs as well as a fun and interactive Kidnote. In partnership with PEN America, the festival is dedicating Friday to immigration.

  • Taste of Soul Food & Music Festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 2
    This family-friendly festival celebrates soul and Southern food in one of Atlanta’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, Castleberry Hill. There will be lots of food, live music and a Kidzone.

Explore more fun events and summer festivals taking place in Atlanta during your stay.

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications.

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