Best Festivals in Atlanta: Spring and Summer 2021
Celebrate the start of spring with these festivals featuring food trucks, children’s activities, artist markets and more.
Due to cancellations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, please verify events before you go.
Enjoy classic southern BBQ, blues and bluegrass music and more. Aug. 14.
Featuring carnival rides, food, performances and the Dunwoody Idol contest. Aug. 18-22.
Enjoy dozens of different kinds of BBQ. Aug. 20-21.
See colorful 40-foot boats decorated to look like dragons competing in this high-energy race. Aug. 21.
Artist demonstrations, live music, a kids’ play area, festival foods and more. Aug. 21-22.
Shop pottery, woodwork, metal work, jewelry creations, handmade children’s clothing, photography, watercolor, oil, soaps and lotions, mosaic art and more. Aug. 28-29.
Watch the nightly Balloon Glow, live music, beach activities, a car show, kids zone and more. Sept. 3-5.
This four-day festival has an arts and craft show, fireworks, a balloon bust, games and more. Sept. 3-6.
Display your skills with Chalk Spot, see works from 175 artists, enjoy food, and kids can make and take artwork home. Sept. 4-6.
Watch a car show and musical performances, shop arts and crafts while kids enjoy balloons, bounce houses and more. Sept. 18-19.
This outdoor festival features 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworks and more, with artist demonstrations and live music. Sept. 18-19.
Festival featuring a carnival, arts and crafts exhibits, demonstrations, live music and more. Aug. 13-21.
Enjoy magic shows, watch demonstrations, visit the petting zoo, listen to live music, ride carnival rides and more. Aug. 26-29.
Stroll through more than 50 arts and crafts exhibitors, listen to live music, enjoy delicious seafood and sweets and more. Aug. 27-29.
300 vendors display their handcrafted and repurposed home décor, jewelry, soaps, artwork, pottery and more. Aug. 27-29.
Participate in science activities in this themed “Science is 4 Everyone” festival. March 5-6.
Participate in workshops regarding tiny house construction, the tiny lifestyle, off-grid living and more, along with live entertainment, food and drinks. March 20-21.
Celebrate all things science with this hybrid festival. Through March 27.
Celebrate 40 years of cherry blossoms, arts and crafts, cultural performances, live music and more. March 27-28.
See spring blooms, play games, watch movies, enjoy carnival rides, listen to live music and more. March 19-28.
Artists display paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and more. April 10-11.
Family activities will include a petting zoo, children’s crafts, a bonnet/hat contest, a self-guided lemon scavenger hunt and more. April 17.
This large arts and crafts show has a parade, a kid’s area with inflatables and more. April 17-18.
80 professional artists from across the region showcase fine art, jewelry, wares and more. Through April 29.
Enjoy an outdoor concert, the Lord of the Wings contest, bbq, a kids’ zone and more. May 7-8.
Six blocks of music, a kids’ zone, an international food court, comedy, prizes and more. May 8-9.
Featuring an artist’s market, kids’ zone, food and live music. May 8-9.
Taste traditional Greek foods, watch live shows, and shop the marketplace. May 14-16.
Enjoy fine arts and crafts, a children’s area, food trucks and local musicians. May 15-16.
Taste chicken wings, participate in a wing eating contest, listen to live music, play in the kids’ zone and more. May 15-16.
This outdoor festival features more than 60 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. May 22-23.
Browse artworks and other hand-crafted products from regional and national artisans, locally produced goods from Georgia Grown members and sponsors. May 29-30.
See a magic show, look at fire engines, go on a hayride, train ride or pony ride, and play farm games. Through May 31.
Celebrate butterflies with the migration game, education, food and entertainment. June 5-6.
This arts and crafts festivals has more than 125 displays, a children’s area, food and drink. June 5-6.
Sample food, craft beers and cocktails from food trucks and restaurants all over the Southeast. June 12.
An artist’s market, artist demonstrations, live music, gourmet food trucks and performances. June 12-13.
Watch knights joust, sample foods and beverages, shop the artisan marketplace and more at this themed festival. Through June 13.
Harvest your own corn, enjoy music, see antique tractor displays, play old-fashioned games, pet farm animals and more. July 24.
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 24.
Shop the artist market, and kids can play with inflatables, arts and crafts and face painting. Aug. 6-8.