Food, Film, Fun: November Festivals

There are lots of festivals going on in Atlanta in November. Which ones are you going to?
  • There's no better place to chomp and stomp than Cabbagetown.
    There's no better place to chomp and stomp than Cabbagetown.
  • The Chastain Arts Festival is always an Atlanta fall favorite.
    The Chastain Arts Festival is always an Atlanta fall favorite.
  • Enjoy the vino at the Decatur Wine Festival.
    Enjoy the vino at the Decatur Wine Festival.

November in Atlanta brings more than football and Thanksgiving. Try one (or two) of these festivals.

  • Nov. 5-8, BronzeLens Film Festival
    Celebrate Atlanta’s history of box office gold and help the city become the new film mecca for people of color. The BronzeLens Film Festival is a four-day festival featuring premieres, workshops, panel discussions, master classes and special appearances.

  • Nov. 5-22, MJCCA Book Festival
    More than 40 authors appear during this annual two-week event that is all about the book and reading. Meet your favorite author at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.  

  • Nov. 7, Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp
    Cabbagetown hosts a 5K race followed by beer for breakfast, and what follows is a day of bluegrass music at one of four stages. Participating food vendors include Greek Tavern, The Fry Guy, Sweet Auburn BBQ and Atomic Ice Cream Sandwich. A chili cook-off is on the menu, too. 

  • Nov. 7, Atlanta VegFest
    Learn how to live a plant-based lifestyle founded in compassion for animals, people and the environment through a variety of speakers,  roundtable discussions and vendors.

  • Nov. 7, Decatur Wine Festival
    Sip from your choice of nearly 500 wines at 70 tables while nibbling on bites supplied by Decatur restaurants. 

  • Nov. 7-8, Chastain Park Arts Festival
    With more than 150 artists from around the country, this free event highlights food, family, fun and arts. There will be fine art and crafts, a children's area, gourmet food trucks and acoustic musicians. 

  • Nov. 8, Free Family Festival at the High
    Get creative. Bring the family. Free fun. 

  • Nov. 13-15, SoJAM
    SoJam is a weekend-long a cappella extravaganza sponsored by the Contemporary A Cappella Society and features concerts, competitions, master classes and hands-on workshops.

  • Nov. 14-15, Buried Alive Film Festival
    Enjoy some of the best independent horror the Southeast has to offer.

  • Nov. 14-15, Paideia School’s Fine Art & Craft Sale
    This fine art and craft sale features work on consignment from established and emerging artists. 

  • Nov. 19-21, Atlanta Docufest
    The 10th annual Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival brings the best in independent documentary film and video from across the globe. 

  • Nov. 21-22, Indie Craft Experience
    Shop for unique gifts for holidays at this market that features 100 craft and vintage vendors, local food purveyors, DJ Zano and swag bags for the first 100 attendees.

  • Nov. 28, Beer and Tacos Festival
    Head to Philips Arena for a pair that can't be beat: A brew and a taco plus music and art.

To make sure you never miss a festival, take a look at all Atlanta festivals.

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

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