Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

There’s plenty of family fun at these festivals featuring food trucks, children’s activities, artist markets and more. 

ACA Spring Fair at Riverdale Town Center

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.

DeKalb Carnival at The Gallery at South DeKalb

Enjoy midway rides, games and delicious fair food. April 11-21.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park

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 12-14.

Acworth Art Fest at Downtown Acworth

This two-day festival features tons of art, and you can shop the virtual festival a week before the live event. April 13-14.

Georgia Renaissance Festival at Fairburn

Enjoy Renaissance-themed entertainment with jousting, an artisan marketplace, delicious food, jugglers, jesters and more. April 14-June 2.

Lemonade Days Festival

Lemonade Days Festival at Brook Run Park

Amuse your family with carnival rides, food and beverage vendors, the popular Dunwoody Idol contest and stage performances. April 17-21.

Illumine at Oakland Cemetery

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. April 17-28.

Atlanta International Night Market – Glow in the Park at Suwanee Town Center

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 19-20.

Georgia Pinners Conference at Cobb Galleria Centre

Experience more than 200 businesses and 100 interactive classes taught by experts in DIY, home décor, food, fashion, beauty and more. April 19-20.

Kids Day at CHaRM Decatur

Environmental groups, recycling partners and corporate partners will help kids learn to engage in recycling, reusing items and benefiting the environment. April 20.

Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival at Downtown Kennesaw

This festival features more than 200 arts and crafts booths, food booths, entertainment stages and kid’s activities. April 20-21.

Wesleyan Artist Market at Wesleyan School

Shop fine art, jewelry and fine wares show from about 80 professional artists from across the region. April 26-27.

Inman Park Festival at Inman Park

Enjoy a historic home and park tour, music, kids’ activities, a street parade, an artists’ market and more. April 26-28.

Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, fair rides, live music and more. April 26-May 5.

Spring Jonquil Festival at Downtown Smyrna

The beautiful Village Green is transformed with arts and crafts booths, food booths, entertainment and children’s activities. April 27-28.

Duluth Spring Arts Festival at Duluth Town Center

This outdoor festival will feature more than 80 artists’ booths, artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, gourmet food trucks, dance performances and more. April 27-28.

Taste of Marietta at Historic Marietta Square

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 28.

Spin The District

Three family-friendly festivals featuring bike racing, food and free neighborhood fun in different cities. April 30 and May 3 and 5.

Taste of East Cobb at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

Enjoy live music, local restaurant tastings and a huge Kids’ Zone. May 4.

Acworth-Cobb Dragon Boat Festival at Dallas Landing Park

Watch local cities, companies and individuals compete in Dragon Boat races. May 4.

May-Retta Daze at Marietta Square

Enjoy delicious festival food, a kid’s zone, live music and arts and crafts. May 4-5.

Taste of Alpharetta at Downtown Alpharetta

Celebrate the vibrant food community of Alpharetta with dining events, cooking demos, culinary collaborations and tasting tents. May 9.

Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival at Logan Farm Park

Enjoy a concert under the stars and some of the best BBQ around. May 10-11.

Sweet Auburn Springfest at Historic Sweet Auburn District

Enjoy tons of different musical performances, and drop by the kid’s area. May 11-12.

Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day Powwow

Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day Powwow at Boling Park

Shop Native American crafters and wares, watch drum performances and more. May 11-12.

Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park

Enjoy fine arts and crafts, a children’s area, gourmet food trucks and acoustic musicians. May 11-12.

Dunwoody Art Festival at Dunwoody Village Parkway

Shop many different artists’ works, or visit the online marketplace. May 11-12.

Kirkwood Spring Fling at Bessie Branham Park

Enjoy a 5K run, tour of homes, artist market, live music, food and more. May 18.

Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair at Jim R. Miller Park

Watch high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats, hop on carnival rides, play midway games and enjoy delicious treats. May 18-27.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest at Wills Park

Shop artisans, vendors and exhibitors. May 25-26.

Virginia-Highland Summerfest in Virginia-Highland

Celebrate summer with live music, art, food, a 5K run, games and more at this neighborhood festival. June 8-9.

Atlanta African Dance & Drum Festival at Moving in the Spirit

Enjoy African dance and drum performances, shop the marketplace and participate in classes. July 19-21.

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo at Marriott Renaissance Waverly

Enjoy all things gaming with more than 300 arcade and pinball machines, new and retro console systems, tabletop games, tournaments and more. July 19-21.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival at Piedmont Park

Enjoy tons of ice cream and family fun at this food festival. July 27.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival at Piedmont Park

Artist demonstrations, live music, a kids’ play area, festival foods and more. Aug. 17-18.

Summer Shade Festival at Grant Park

The festival includes live music, an artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, activities, food trucks and more. Aug. 24-25.

Art in the Park at Marietta Square

Display your skills with Chalk Spot, see works from 175 artists, enjoy food, and kids can make and take artwork home. Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

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Beyond Atlanta

Rhododendron Festival at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

See beautiful native flowers, and enjoy crafters, live music, food, drinks, a plant sale and more. April 12-May 12.

Super Spring Saturdays at Washington Farms

Enjoy tons of farm fun, including a cow train, zip lines, the petting zoo, paintball and more. April 13-May 25.

Georgia Strawberry Festival in Reynolds

Honor this sweet fruit with a parade, picking the strawberry patch, music, kids’ activities and more. April 27.

Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay

Shop arts, crafts and antiques, and enjoy face painting, rock wall climbing, bungee jumping and more. May 4-5.

Honeybee Festival in LaFayette

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 1.

Sunflower Festival at Copper Creek Farm

Take a stroll in the sunflower field, cool off in the splash pad, go on a hayride, enjoy ziplining, play games and more. June 7-July 27.

Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Blairsville

Celebrate all things Scottish with bagpipes, dancers, athletic competitions, sheep herding and birds of prey. June 8-9.

Watermelon Days in Cordele

The “Watermelon Capital of the World” celebrates its heritage with a parade, food trucks, vendors, competitions and plenty of family-friendly fun. June 22.

Harvest Festival at Hardman Farm Historic Site

Harvest your own corn, enjoy music, see antique tractor displays, play old-fashioned games, pet farm animals and more. July 20.

Georgia Mountain Fair at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Festival featuring a carnival, arts and crafts exhibits, demonstrations, live music and more. Aug. 16-24.

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens

Watch the nightly Balloon Glow, live music, beach activities, a car show, kids zone and more. Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

Past events:

Antique and Artisan Festival in Braselton Park

300 vendors display their handcrafted and repurposed home décor, jewelry, soaps, artwork, pottery and more. Feb. 23-25.

Purim Parade & Festival at Beth Jacob Atlanta

Enjoy food, get your face painted, ride amusement rides, play in the sensory-friendly room, and more. March 17.

Atlanta Mushroom Festival at Park Tavern

Listen to live music, hear talks all about mushrooms, shop food vendors and more. March 17.

Tulip Festival at Yule Forest

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. March 2-24.

Atlanta Science Festival in Atlanta

Celebrate all things science with this festival. March 9-23.

Georgia Food + Wine Festival at Jim R. Miller Park

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 22-24.

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival at Georgia International Horse Park

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 23-24.

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival at Blackburn Park

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 23-24.

Wing & Rock Fest at Etowah River Park

Taste delicious chicken wings from more than 20 restaurants and food trucks, and listen to rock music. March 23-24.

International Cherry Blossom Festival at Macon

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. March 15-24.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza Arts Festival at Sandy Springs

This two-day festival includes a children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations and arts and crafts vendors. March 30-31.

Town Center at Cobb Carnival at Town Center at Cobb

Enjoy midway rides and games, classic carnival eats, circus thrill shows and more. Through April 7.

Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park

Enjoy more than 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverages. April 6-7.

Atlanta Persian Festival at Piedmont Park

Honor Persian culture with culinary delights, musical performances, dancing, arts, crafts and more. April 7.

The Atlanta Fair at Old Turner Field

Kick off spring with classic carnival games, mouth-watering fair food, thrill rides and more. Through April 7.

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