Best Festivals in Atlanta: Summer 2023
There’s plenty of family fun at these festivals featuring food trucks, children’s activities, artist markets and more.
This festival features music, good eats, interactive fun for kids, cold beer for adults and a fireworks finale. Aug. 18-19.
Artist demonstrations, live music, a kids’ play area, festival foods and more. Aug. 19-20.
Explore a variety of local and international music and art, dancing, culinary options, crafts, jewelry and more as you celebrate the unique cultural differences within the community. Aug. 26.
Bring a blanket or chair to sit on the lawn to enjoy live music, poetry and dance performances, and support local artists and vendors by shopping their products. Aug. 26.
The festival includes live music, an artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, activities, food trucks and more. Aug. 26-27.
Display your skills with Chalk Spot, see works from 175 artists, enjoy food, and kids can make and take artwork home. Sept. 2-4.
This outdoor festival features 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworks and more, with artist demonstrations and live music. Sept. 16-17.
Festival featuring a carnival, arts and crafts exhibits, demonstrations, live music and more. Aug. 18-26.
Enjoy magic shows, watch demonstrations, visit the petting zoo, listen to live music, ride carnival rides and more. Aug. 24-27.
Watch the nightly Balloon Glow, live music, beach activities, a car show, kids zone and more. Sept. 1-3.
300 vendors display their handcrafted and repurposed home décor, jewelry, soaps, artwork, pottery and more. Feb. 24-26.
Enjoy food, get your face painted, ride amusement rides, play in the sensory-friendly room, and more. Feb. 26.
This family-friendly festival features local artists, authentic German drinks and cuisine and live music. March 18.
Presented by Georgia Grown, this festival celebrates the best of Georgian and Southern food and drinks with culinary experts, artisans, live musicians and more. March 23-26.
Experience more than 200 businesses and 100 interactive classes taught by experts in DIY, home décor, food, fashion, beauty and more. March 24-25.
Taste delicious chicken wings from more than 20 restaurants and food trucks, and listen to rock music. March 25-26.
Shop arts and crafts vendors, taste food from multiple food courts, enjoy cultural performances, listen to live music, and play in the children’s area. March 25-26.
Enjoy two days of music, shop more than 100 local and regional artists’ works, play in the Kidz Zone, see classic cars, and more. March 25-26.
Celebrate all things science with this festival. Through March 25.
Enjoy exciting midway rides and games, fair food, circus shows, a thrilling motorcycle act and more. Through March 26.
Experience the beauty of Macon’s cherry blossoms while listening to live music, enjoy free donuts, taste ice cream, ride midway amusement rides, and more. Through March 26.
Enjoy more than 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverages. April 1-2.
Celebrate the first day of spring with a u-pick tulip field, farm animals, an artist market, food trucks and tons of family-friendly activities. Through April 2.
This two-day festival includes a children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations and arts and crafts vendors. April 8-9.
Kick off spring with classic carnival games, mouth-watering fair food, thrill rides and more. Through April 9.
Stop by the Artist Market, see live performances, play in the Kids Village, try your hand at painting with the Sip & Paint experience, and more. April 14-16.
This two-day festival features tons of art, and you can shop the virtual festival a week before the live event. April 15-16.
Amuse your family with carnival rides, food and beverage vendors, the popular Dunwoody Idol contest and stage performances. April 19-23.
This family-friendly festival is held every third Thursday from April to October. April 20.
This two-day celebration showcases the community, culture and creativity of the community with a lantern parade, performances and food from Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and more. April 21-22.
This festival features more than 200 arts and crafts booths, food booths, entertainment stages and kid’s activities. April 22-23.
Experience thrilling and family rides that even the littlest in your family will enjoy. Play games, purchase fair food, and watch live shows and entertainment. Through April 9.
Three family-friendly festivals featuring bike racing, food and free neighborhood fun in different cities. April 25, 29 and 30.
Celebrate spring with larger-than-life floral installations, floral workshops, photo opportunities and more. April 27-30.
Shop fine art, jewelry and fine wares show from about 80 professional artists from across the region. April 28-29.
Enjoy a historic home and park tour, music, kids’ activities, a street parade, an artists’ market and more. April 28-30.
The beautiful Village Green is transformed with arts and crafts booths, food booths, entertainment and children’s activities. April 29-30.
This food festival showcases Cobb County restaurants and caterers, along with musical entertainment, fun and games in the Kid’s Alley and a food judging competition. April 30.
Celebrate art and culture with an ArtWalk, music, an artist’s market, comedy shows, dance performances and more. May 5-7.
Enjoy live music, local restaurant tastings and a huge Kids’ Zone. May 6.
Watch local cities, companies and individuals compete in Dragon Boat races. May 6.
Explore the process behind making safe drinking water to celebrate National Drinking Water Week. May 6.
Explore the arts, physical health and mental wellness with yoga, West African Dance, beading, artmaking and more. May 6.
Enjoy delicious festival food, a kid’s zone, live music and arts and crafts. May 6-7.
See dozens of artistic displays throughout the cemetery including lanterns, light boxes, illuminated headstones and botanicals, along with learning more about the cemetery, live music, cocktails and a pop-up shop. Through May 7.
Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, fair rides, live music and more. Through May 7.
Shop arts, crafts and antiques, and enjoy face painting, rock wall climbing, bungee jumping and more. May 6-7.
Celebrate the vibrant food community of Alpharetta with dining events, cooking demos, culinary collaborations and tasting tents. May 11.
Enjoy a concert under the stars and some of the best BBQ around. May 12-13.
This seafood festival will feature delicious food, artisans, crafts and live performances. May 12-14.
Enjoy a 5K run, tour of homes, artist market, live music, food and more. May 13.
This family-friendly festival includes live music, delicious food, a kids’ zone, a petting zoo, vendors and more. May 13.
Shop many different artists’ works, or visit the online marketplace. May 13-14.
Local artists display their wares, including paintings, mixed, media, photography and more. May 13-14.
Shop Native American crafters and wares, watch drum performances and more. May 13-14.
Enjoy tons of different musical performances, and drop by the kid’s area. May 13-14.
Enjoy fine arts and crafts, a children’s area, gourmet food trucks and acoustic musicians. May 13-14.
Purchase tons of Greek food, watch live entertainment, listen to music from The George Karras Band, and more. May 19-21.
Different events across metro Atlanta to explore birds with guided field trips, nature-based workshops and more. Through May 21.
Enjoy tons of farm fun, including a cow train, zip lines, the petting zoo, paintball and more. May 13 and 20.
See beautiful native flowers, and enjoy crafters, live music, food, drinks, a plant sale and more. Through May 14.
Shop artisans, vendors and exhibitors. May 27-28.
This three-day festival showcases many of the best performers and jazz acts in the country. May 27-29.
Watch high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats, hop on carnival rides, play midway games and enjoy delicious treats. Through May 29.
This annual event celebrates honeybees and their conservation with live music, vendors and food. Visit the Kids Zone, sample BBQ, and see an array of antique tractors at the Cruise-In. June 3.
Enjoy Renaissance-themed entertainment with jousting, an artisan marketplace, delicious food, jugglers, jesters and more. Through June 4.
Celebrate all things Scottish with bagpipes, dancers, athletic competitions, sheep herding and birds of prey. June 10-11.
Celebrate butterflies with the migration game, education, food and entertainment. June 3-4.
Enjoy farm fun with u-pick lavender, live music, artisan vendors, food and more. June 10.
Celebrate summer with live music, art, food, a 5K run, games and more at this neighborhood festival. June 11.
Go on a ride on a hot air balloon, play in the Kids Zone with games, train rides and more, listen to live music, and at night, view the Hot Air Balloon Glow & Laser Show. June 16-17.
This Father’s Day celebration includes food tastings, competitions and cooking demonstrations. June 18.
The “Watermelon Capital of the World” celebrates its heritage with six days of fun, with a parade, food trucks, vendors, competitions and plenty of family-friendly fun. June 24.
Enjoy African dance and drum performances, shop the marketplace and participate in classes. July 21-23.
Harvest your own corn, enjoy music, see antique tractor displays, play old-fashioned games, pet farm animals and more. July 22.
Enjoy tons of ice cream and family fun at this food festival. July 22.
Enjoy all things gaming with more than 300 arcade and pinball machines, new and retro console systems, tabletop games, tournaments and more. July 28-30.
Explore the magic of Nigeria with art, music, dance, comedy shows, a fashion show, markets and more. Aug. 5.
Celebrate the Afro Caribbean and the African diaspora with artists, musicians, DJs, food, vendors and more. Aug. 11-13.
Take a stroll in the sunflower field, cool off in the splash pad, go on a hayride, enjoy ziplining, play games and more. Through July 22.