May Festivals

Colors Festival of the Arts

Beat the heat and enjoy the city’s many outdoor festivals this May. Kick off the month by celebrating Hispanic heritage, craft kites in Centennial Park and say goodbye to May with a weekend full of jazz music in Piedmont Park.

Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival. Chastain Park. Arts and crafts vendors, children’s play area, live music and food. May 5-6. Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta. 404-845-0793. Free.
Barefoot in the Park Festival. Duluth Town Green. Artist market and children’s activities, plus live entertainment and food. May 5-6. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 3142 Hill St., Duluth. 678-475-3512. Free.
May-Retta Daze. Glover Park. Art festival with children’s activities and live entertainment. May 5-6. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m. Historic Marietta Square. 770-794-5601. Free.
Snellville Days. Briscoe Park. Handmade crafts and food vendors, live entertainment and fun for the whole family. May 5-6. Sat.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2500 Sawyer Pkwy., Snellville. 770-985-3500. Free.
Fiesta Atlanta. Centennial Olympic Park. A day-long celebration of Latino culture, music and food. Radio Disney will be at the event. May 6. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta. 404-350-0200. Free.
May Day Celebration. Serenbe Stables. Day in the country with live music, fantastic shopping amid the shops at Serenbe as well as local vendors and artists, farmstands, food and drinks. May 6. Noon-4 p.m. 9055 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 770-463-9997. serenbe.com. $5 per person.
Sweet Auburn Springfest. Sweet Auburn Historic District. Live entertainment, Fantastic FunZone for kids with face painting, pony rides, slides and crafts; a car and bike show and more. May 11-13. Fri., 5-10 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 2-8 p.m. 236 Auburn Ave., Atlanta. Sweetauburn.com. Free.
South Fulton Community Rodeo and Festival. Southern K Ranch. 12th annual Bulls and Barrels show featuring a motorcycle show. May 12. 10 a.m. 3203 Demooney Rd., College Park. 404-964-3601. southernkranch.com or DownnDirtyRodeoTour.com. Adults, $12 in advance; $15 at the gate; ages 5-13, $8; younger than 5, free.
Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Pow Wow. Boling Park. Primitive skills demonstrations, traditional dances, food, drumming, and Native Americans from around the country gather for this pow wow. May 12-13. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 1200 Marietta Hwy., Canton. 770-735-6275. Adults, $10; ages 6-12, $5; 5 and younger, free.
Colors Festival of the Arts. Roswell Historic Town Square. Live music, children’s activities, artwork, performances and more. May 12-13. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 617 Atlanta St., Roswell. 770-640-3253. Free.
Decatur Green Fest. Decatur Square. Live music, recycled artwork displays, green vendors, kids’ activities and more. May 12. 2-10 p.m. 101 East Court Square, Decatur. 404-371-8262. Free.
Dunwoody Arts Festival. Dunwoody Village Shopping Center. Live music, artists, children’s arts and crafts, rides, games and more. May 12-13. Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 12:30-6 p.m. 5515 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta. Splashfestivals.com. Free.
Marietta Greek Festival. Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. Greek Hellenic dancing, Greek food and pastries, traditional gifts and jewelry, and kids’ activities. May 18-20. Fri., 3-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 3431 Trickum Rd., Marietta. 770-924-8080. Admission, $3.
Atlanta Caribbean Children’s Carnival. Salem Park. Kid fun activities including music and games. May 19. Noon-8 p.m. 5920 Salem Rd. Lithonia. 404-519-6120. Free.
Kirkwood Spring Fling. Bessie Branham Park. Artists market, children’s area, live music, food and more. Plus, a 5K race and tour of homes. Festival, May 19. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tour of Homes, May 19-20, noon-6 p.m.; 5K race, May 19, 8 a.m. 2051 Delano Ave., Atlanta. Kirkwoodfling.com. Festival, free; home tour, $20; 5K race, $25-$30. 
Canton Festival of the Arts. Brown Park. Artists market, live entertainment, literary panel, wine and beer garden, hands on activities for kids and more. May 19-20. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 151 Elizabeth St., Canton. 770-704-6244. Free.
Arts in the Park. Suwanee Town Center Park. Celebrate, appreciate, witness, create and purchase artwork. Over 100 artists, performers and food vendors with special performances by Peach State Opera. May 19. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Buford Hwy NW and Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd Suwanee. 770-945-8996. Free.
Tunes From The Tombs. Historic Oakland Cemetery. Features bands and musicians of all genres performing in and among Oakland’s extraordinary monuments, mausoleums and renowned gardens. Also, take a guided tour of the cemetery. May 19, 1-8 p.m; May 20, 1-7 pm. 248 Oakland Avenue. 404-688-2107. Adults, $10 for one day/ $15 for two days; ages 4-12, $5 for one day/ $10 for two days; 3 and younger, free.
Flavors of Forsyth. Forsyth Conference Center. Tasty fare from dozens of local restaurants,  main stage performances by local musicians, artists market and Kids Zone activities. May 20. Noon-6 p.m. 7745 Majors Rd., Cumming. 770-781-6974. Free Admission. Food samples are $.50 each. Flavors participating restaurants food samples are $1-3.
Strawberry Stroll. Thrasher Park. Sample and buy locally grown strawberries, enjoy live music and purchase homemade goods. May 26. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Park Dr., Norcross. 770-448-2122. Free.
Decatur Arts Festival. Scott Park. Artists market, music performances, dance, literary arts, Children’s Art Festival on Saturday, community parade, jugglers, pony rides and more. May 26-27. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-6 pm. Children’s Parade, Sat., 9:45 a.m.; kids and teen activities Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 231 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-371-9583. Free.
American Indian Festival. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Native American arts and crafts, storytelling, flute playing, primitive skills demonstrations and a grand entry each day with a parade and dancers. May 26-28. Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grand entry, Sat., 1 and 6 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; Mon., 1 p.m. 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville. 706-963-6522. Adults, $7; children 5-12, $4; 4 and younger, free.
Atlanta Caribbean Carnival and Parade. Auburn Avenue. The parade travels from the Civic Center Marta station on West Peachtree to Auburn Avenue. Costumes, live music and food. May 26. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 404-519-6120. Free.
Atlanta Jazz Festival. Piedmont Park. A weekend of jazz performances, kids activities and more. May 26-28. Festival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; KidZone, noon-6 p.m. 400 Park Dr., Atlanta. 404-546-6820. Free.