Celebrate the end of summer with these festivals featuring food trucks, children’s activities, artist markets and more.

Here are some of our favorites:

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Atlanta Ice Cream Festival at Piedmont Park

Ice cream samples and scoops for purchase, ice cream competition, fitness and children’s activities. July 28. 

Atlanta Balloon Glow at Piedmont Park

Experience the glow of hot air balloons each evening at dusk. Aug. 1-4.

Cobb County International Festival at Jim R. Miller Park Event Center

Celebrate traditional food, music and art from around the world. Aug. 3.

Taste of Johns Creek at Chattahoochee High School

Sample more than 20 bites from local restaurants. Art walk, live music, local entertainment and children’s area. Aug. 17.

Butterfly Festival at Dunwoody Nature Center

Discover hundreds of butterflies. Games, crafts, animal encounters, discovery stations and concessions also will be available. Aug. 17.

15th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ at Roswell Square Park

Taste more than 100 flavors of homemade ice cream and see who wins Best Vanilla, Best Chocolate, Best Fruit and Best Other Flavor. A bouncy house, face painting and ice cream eating and cone stacking contests are available for kids. Aug. 25.

Pioneer Days Festival at Sam Smith Park

This four-day festival has an arts and craft show, fireworks, a balloon bust, games and more. Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

AJC Decatur Book Festival at Downtown Decatur

Celebrate books and community with more than 250 authors, poets, historians, scientists, journalists and chefs. The GraphicCon Kidnote on Aug. 30 will feature activity stations where kids can draw their own graphic novels. Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

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Atlanta’s National Trucks, Beats and Eats Festival at Southeast Athletic Complex

Enjoy food trucks, restaurants and eateries from metro-Atlanta. Participate in raffles and giveaways, and kids can enjoy the Kids Zone. Aug. 3. 

Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival at Legacy Park

Sample barbecue from restaurants, and hear live blues and bluegrass music. Aug. 10.

Concert & Wing Festival at Town Center Park

Wings from a variety of Suwanee restaurants will be available for purchase. The headliner takes the stage at 8 p.m. Aug. 10.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival at Piedmont Park

This festival features 250 artists on display as well as demonstrations, live music, a children’s area and festival foods. Aug.17-Aug. 18.

Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival at Adams Park

Taste samples from barbecue competitors, and enjoy family entertainment. Aug. 23-Aug. 24.

Suwanee Health and Fitness Festival at Suwanee Town Center Park

Celebrate health and fitness with a 5K run/walk, a kids’ fun run, jump and bounce, Zumba class, entertainment and more. Aug. 24.

Summer Shade Festival at Grant Park

Visit the artist market, listen to live music, and enjoy a children’s area with shows and activities. Aug.24-Aug. 25.

Festival Peachtree Latino at Piedmont Park

Enjoy vendors, family activities, arts and crafts, international foods and concerts. Aug. 25.

Art in the Park at Marietta Square

This annual art festival celebrates fine arts with a children’s art alley, Chalk Spot, a street chalk art display for children in kindergarten through 12th grade, and food truck row. Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

 


We are working hard to bring you this year’s updates for the following festivals. Check back soon for the 2019 information. 

Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival at Mable House Barnes Amphitheater

Children’s area, food trucks and parade. Bring school supplies or new school uniforms to “stuff the truck.” Aug. 25.

Apple Harvest Festival at Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

Celebrate the end of the growing season at the historic Chesser- Williams House. Apple cider pressing and apple butter making, live music, demonstrations of trades, harvest games, crafts and more. Aug. 26.

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Park

Arts and crafts, children’s area, local food and live music on the lawn. May 26-27.

 


 

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Macon Cherry Blossom Festival

This festival includes events and activities throughout Macon with more than 350,000 cherry blossoms in bloom as the backdrop. Featured events include the festival parade and Central City Park amusement rides, vendors and fair food. March 22-31.

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival at Georgia International Horse Park

Hundreds of arts and crafts booths, children’s activities, musical
entertainment and food vendors. Don’t miss Lady Houdini’s daring escapes and magic. March 23-24.

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival at Blackburn Park

The festival includes musical performances, a children’s area with
inflatables and face painting, a dog show area and more. March 30-31.

Food-O-Rama Food Truck Festival at Grant Park

50 food vendors, live music, children’s area with games and inflatables. April 6.

Wild Azalea Festival at Reynolds Nature Preserve

Azalea showcases, guided nature hikes, face painting, animal shows and more. April 6.

Acworth Art Fest in Downtown Acworth

Over 100 artists displaying paintings, pottery, metalwork and more. Kids’ zone includes arts and crafts projects, bounce houses, sand art and face painting. April 6-7.

Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park

150 local and regional artists, children’s area, local food and more. April 6-7.

Atlanta Streets Alive in Downtown Atlanta

Bike parade at 1:30 p.m. then enjoy biking, skating or walking down the car-free streets. Local businesses will have booths and displays along the route. April 7.

Taste of Newnan in Downtown Newnan

Samples from local restaurants plus live entertainment, games, carnival rides and more. April 11.

Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park

Three-day festival features artists from around the country, musical performances, kids’ village with inflatables, arts and crafts, face painting, rock climbing and more. April 12-14.

Big Shanty Festival in Downtown Kennesaw 

Enjoy the artist markets, children’s activities and live music. April 13-14.

Taste of Henry in Heritage Park

Over 30 Henry County restaurants serve tasting samples plus kids can enjoy slides, moonwalks, face painting and more. April 12.

Art on the Chattahoochee Art Market at Jones Bridge Park

Live entertainment, vendors, artist demos, kid’s zone, kid’s chalk art contest, food trucks, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. April 20.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza Arts Festival

Children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, plus up to 150 arts and crafts participants. April 20-21.

Atlanta Arab Festival at Alif Institute

Traditional music, dancing, arts and crafts, Arabic calligraphy, face painting, carnival games and food from local Arab restaurants. April 21-22.

Roswell Azalea Festival

Month-long events including a lantern parade, musical performances, street festival, artisan market and more. April 1-30.

Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn

Artist demonstrations, juggling, fire show, jousting, a hypnotist, parrot show, acrobatics and more. Games, rides and festival foods. April 13-June 2.

Lemonade Days in Brook Run Park

Rides, games, concessions, arts and craft fair and live music. April 24-28.

Spring Chicken Festival at Longwood Park 

Chicken city parade, up-cycled arts and crafts show, live entertainment, kid’s area and chicken cook off. April 27.

Inman Park Festival

A self-guided home tour of the neighborhood’s historic houses, an artist market, dance performances, music and Kids’ Zone. April 27-28.

Duluth Spring Arts Festival

Features artists, demonstrations, food trucks, live music and more. April 27-28.

Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival at Village Green 

Artist market, live entertainment and children’s area. April 27-28.

Taste of Marietta in Historic Marietta Square

85 Cobb County restaurants participating, live entertainment and kid’s alley. April 28.

Taste of Alpharetta in Historic Downtown Alpharetta

Sample food from over 60 local restaurants and hear live music from local bands. Children’s area and culinary demonstrations. May 2.

Cars and Q for the Cause at Choate Construction

100+ cars on display, barbecue, live music and more benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. May 4.

Fairy House Festival at Chimney Park

Live entertainment along with crafts, archery, storytelling, refreshments and costumes. Build your own fairy house to take home and visit the fairy house village. May 4.

Strawberry Festival at Jaemor Farms

Strawberry picking, farm tours, pony rides, craft and food vendors and a petting zoo. May 4. 

The Peachtree Family Festival at Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Artist market, food trucks, bounce houses, magicians, face-painting and more. May 4. 

Taste of East Point in Downtown East Point

Sample food from South metro-area restaurants and food trucks. Artist market and live music. May 4.

WoofStock in Suwanee Town Center Park

Live music, pet vendors, pet adoption, pet contest, children’s area, food trucks and more. May 4-5.

Canton Festival of the Arts at Brown Park

Artists market, live entertainment, food concessions, serenity garden, hands-on activities for kids and more. May 4-5.

May-retta Daze at Glover Park

Arts, crafts and music festival with children’s activities and live entertainment. May 4-5.

Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival at Roswell City Hall

Features Over 80 artists, demonstrations, live music, dance performances, food trucks and more. May 4-5.

Snellville Days Festival at T.W. Briscoe Park

Experience hand-made arts and crafts, fair food, live entertainment including a dinosaur show, music, robot vehicles and more. May 4-5.

May Day Festival at Serenbe

Celebrate spring with a day of live artists, music, games and a traditional May Pole. May 5.

Flower and Butterfly Festival at The Rock Ranch

Bring vase and cut your own flowers, enjoy the butterfly house and hand feeding butterflies, watch the butterfly release. May 11.

Atlanta Caribbean Children’s Carnival at Historic Fourth Ward Park

Children’s activities with music and games. May 11. 

Maker’s Festival at Red Top Mountain State Park

Interact with makers and see them make things and buy products; enjoy handson experiences at making music, science, art, crafts, clothes and more. May 11.

Washington Park Jamboree at Washington Park

Visit the Atlanta BeltLine for games, live music, dance performances, food trucks, fitness demos and more. May 11.

Dunwoody Art Festival at Dunwoody Village Parkway

Live music, artists, children’s area, arts and crafts, rides, games and more. May 11-12.

Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park

Arts and crafts vendors, children’s area, live music and food. May 11-12. 

Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Pow Wow at Boling Park

Indian village and displays, traditional dance competition and drumming. Native Americans from around the country gather for this event. May 11-12.

Sweet Auburn Springfest at Sweet Auburn Historic District

Live entertainment, children’s area, international food court and
more. May 11-12.

Marietta Greek Festival at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church

Greek Hellenic dancing, Greek food and pastries, traditional gifts and jewelry and children’s activities. May 17, 18 and 19.

Common Ground Music Festival in the Park at Suwanee Town Center Park

Live music, inflatable playscapes, food trucks and interactive park fountain. May 18. 

Indie Green Festival at Duluth Festival Center

Enjoy vegan and plant-based cuisine, local artisans, workshops, kids activities zone and vegan products. May 18.

Kirkwood Spring Fling at Bessie Branham Park

Artists market, children’s area, live music, barbecue cook off, 5K race and tour of homes. May 19. Tour of homes May 18 and 19.

Gibbs Gardens Arts Festival at Gibbs Gardens

Arts and crafts festival with 45+ artists and artisans. May 18-19.

Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park

A weekend of jazz performances and family entertainment. May 25-26.

Decatur Arts Festival in Downtown Decatur

Artist market, musical performances, dance and literary arts, Children’s Art Festival on Saturday with jugglers, a gaming truck and more. May 25-26.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest at Village Green

Artist market, children’s arts and crafts area, live music and more. May 25-27.

Summerfest in Virginia-Highland

Artists market, live music, children’s activities, a 5K, and food. June 1-2.

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival at Chattahoochee Nature Center

See hundreds of native butterflies and plants. Enjoy crafts, face painting, live entertainment and more. June 2-3.

Peachtree Corners Festival at The Corners Parkway

Car show, arts and crafts, children’s area, live music, food and more. June 8-10. 

Tunes from the Tombs at Oakland Cemetery

Bring beach chairs and blankets for this music festival featuring musicians performing among the historic cemetery. Field day activities, food trucks and more. Advance ticket purchase recommended. June 9.

Summer Fun Festival at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Petting zoo, children’s area, costumed characters, live entertainment, games, activities, and more hosted by Lift Up Atlanta. June 16.

Caribbean Cultural Festival at Alexander Park

The Caribbean Association of Georgia presents Caribbean food and music, a children’s area, talent showcase and more. June 16.

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