November Festivals in Atlanta

What festivals are going on in Atlanta in November? Well, here they are.
  • Cabbagetown's Chomp & Stomp festival is a yearly favorite. (Dieter H. Engler)
    Cabbagetown's Chomp & Stomp festival is a yearly favorite. (Dieter H. Engler)
  • Celebrate the holiday German style at the Atlanta Christkindl Market.
    Celebrate the holiday German style at the Atlanta Christkindl Market.
  • DreamHack is a 24-hour-a-day, three-day gaming lifestyle festival. (Photo courtesy of DreamHack)
    DreamHack is a 24-hour-a-day, three-day gaming lifestyle festival. (Photo courtesy of DreamHack)
  • Work your muscles at the KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge, the nation’s largest mobile fitness event.
    Work your muscles at the KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge, the nation’s largest mobile fitness event.
  • Find the perfect gift at the Indie Craft Experience. (Indie Craft Experience)
    Find the perfect gift at the Indie Craft Experience. (Indie Craft Experience)

November is a great festival month with fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and holiday-themed festivals ramping up. 

  • Pumpkin Festival, select dates through Nov. 3
    Enjoy the last weekend of the festival that includes family shows, games, storytelling, lots of kids’ activities and thousands of carved jack-o-lanterns. 

  • Red Bull Music Festival, Nov. 1-14
    Making its Atlanta debut, the Red Bull Music Festival brings art shows, parties, performances and more, all meant to shine a light on hip-hop in Atlanta.

  • Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp, Nov. 2
    The Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival is one of the city’s favorite neighborhood festivals. It includes live music, an artist market and the Romp & Stomp, a race through historic Cabbagetown. The chili cook-off, which begins at 12:30 p.m., features more than 70 of the city’s best chefs. The festival benefits neighborhood parks and the community center.

  • Chastain Park Arts Festival, Nov. 2 and 3
    Named one of the Nation’s Top 100 Arts Festivals, the ninth annual affair features more than 185 artists and artisans. Organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, there are fine arts and crafts plus a children’s area and local food and beverage concessions. 

  • Atlanta Docufest, Nov. 7-10
    The Atlanta Docufest puts the spotlight on unforgettable documentary films from around the world.

  • Native American Festival and Pow-Wow, Nov. 7-10
    Held at Stone Mountain Park’s Historic Square, the festival highlights Native American culture through dance, music, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling and wildlife presentations.

  • Wizard Pub Crawl, Nov. 8
    Stroll through Virginia Highland and its many magical pubs with several hosting wizard “houses,” along with special magical theme shots, wizard costume contests and food specials.

  • Art Visions, Nov. 9
    Art Visions is an artist market featuring a wide range of artistic mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed-media painting and photography. The sale raises funds to support The Paideia School’s visual arts programs.

  • Grant Park Wine + Cheese Festival, Nov. 9
    Enjoy more than 50 varieties of wines as well as cheeses from all over the world.

  • Buried Alive Film Fest, Nov. 13-17
    Atlanta’s horror film festival features some of the most disturbing, visually appealing and scary independent horror films in the world. Children younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Hi-Rez Expo at DreamHack Atlanta, Nov. 15-17
    DreamHack is a 24-hour-a-day, three-day gaming lifestyle festival that features everything under one roof. And, we mean everything. Among the activities are pro e-sports tournaments plus collegiate matches, a world famous LAN party, cosplay championship, panels, arts, activities, expo, film screenings and live music.  In addition, the Madden NFL 20 tournament takes place and is open to anyone older than 16.

  • CONjuration, Nov. 15-17
    CONjuration is more than a Harry Potter convention; it’s an interactive experience for fans of all magical fantasy, including “Lord of the Rings/Hobbit,” “Narnia” and “Buffy.” There are more than 400 hours of programming including 51 hours of gaming, 31 hours of crafts and creations as well as interactive activities.

  • Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival, Nov. 16
    Enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings, musical performances and wine-themed activities. Must be 21 or older.

  • Stone Mountain Christmas, Nov. 16-Jan. 5, 2020
    Celebrate the holiday with a variety of events, festive music, millions of dazzling lights, the “Polar Express 4-D Experience” and the annual Snow Angel’s Christmas Parade (which starts at 6 p.m. nightly).

  • Atlanta Christkindl Market, Nov. 21-Dec. 24
    The Atlanta Christkindl Market is an open-air German holiday market featuring handmade gifts, German food and beverages as well as entertainment. The market is sponsored by the GAC-Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the education of the German language and culture throughout the Southeast.

  • KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge, Nov. 23
    The KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge is the nation’s largest mobile fitness event that is dedicated to keeping kids active and healthy. The event features a variety of activities for the whole family including a 10-station obstacle course that includes sprinting, push-ups, wall crawls and jumping jacks, and active gaming fun.

  • Indie Craft Experience, Nov. 23 and 24
    The popular 2019 Holiday Shopping Spectacular features more than 200 crafters, artists, makers and vintage sellers from around the country. The event is the Indie Craft Experience’s largest and, in addition to shopping, visitors can have their aura photographed, visit a pop-up location of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library and explore an area devoted to locally produced food products.

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

 

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