Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

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

Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival at Adams Park

This festival features music, good eats, interactive fun for kids, cold beer for adults and a fireworks finale. Aug. 18-19.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival at Piedmont Park

Artist demonstrations, live music, a kids’ play area, festival foods and more. Aug. 19-20.

Cobb County International Festival at Jim R. Miller Park

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.

African American Culture and Arts Festival at Suwanee Town Park

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.

Summer Shade Festival at Grant Park

The festival includes live music, an artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, activities, food trucks and more. Aug. 26-27.

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. Sept. 2-4.

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival in Buckhead

This outdoor festival features 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworks and more, with artist demonstrations and live music. Sept. 16-17.

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Georgia Mountain Fair at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Festival featuring a carnival, arts and crafts exhibits, demonstrations, live music and more. Aug. 18-26.

Chattooga County Agricultural Fair at Chattooga County Agricultural Education Center

Enjoy magic shows, watch demonstrations, visit the petting zoo, listen to live music, ride carnival rides and more. Aug. 24-27.

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. Sept. 1-3.

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Antique and Artisan Festival in Braselton Park

300 vendors display their handcrafted and repurposed home décor, jewelry, soaps, artwork, pottery and more. Feb. 24-26.

Purim Parade & Festival at Beth Jacob Atlanta

Enjoy food, get your face painted, ride amusement rides, play in the sensory-friendly room, and more. Feb. 26.

A Taste of Ramadan in the Arab World Artist & Artisan Bazaar

Browse unique handmade and homemade items, savor delicious treats, support local artists and small business owners, and create Ramadan crafts. March 5.

Frühlingsfest at Avondale Estates

This family-friendly festival features local artists, authentic German drinks and cuisine and live music. March 18.

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 23-26.

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. March 24-25.

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 25-26.

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 25-26.

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 25-26.

Atlanta Science Festival in Atlanta

Celebrate all things science with this festival. Through March 25.

Coolray Field Carnival at Coolray Field

Enjoy exciting midway rides and games, fair food, circus shows, a thrilling motorcycle act and more. Through March 26.

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. Through March 26.

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 1-2.

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. Through April 2.

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. April 8-9.

The Atlanta Fair at Old Turner Field

Kick off spring with classic carnival games, mouth-watering fair food, thrill rides and more. Through April 9.

Town Center at Cobb Carnival at Town Center at Cobb

Enjoy midway rides and games, classic carnival eats, circus thrill shows and Big Bee The Transforming Robot Car. Through April 9.

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 14-16.

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 15-16.

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 19-23.

Alive in Roswell at Historic Roswell Town Square

This family-friendly festival is held every third Thursday from April to October. April 20.

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 21-22.

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 22-23.

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.

Spin The District

Three family-friendly festivals featuring bike racing, food and free neighborhood fun in different cities. April 25, 29 and 30.

Bodacious Blooms Flower Festival at Buckhead Village

Celebrate spring with larger-than-life floral installations, floral workshops, photo opportunities and more. April 27-30.

Wesleyan Artist Market at Wesleyan School

Shop fine art, jewelry and fine wares show from about 80 professional artists from across the region. April 28-29.

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 28-30.

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 29-30.

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 30.

Decatur Arts Festival in Decatur

Celebrate art and culture with an ArtWalk, music, an artist’s market, comedy shows, dance performances and more. May 5-7.

Taste of East Cobb at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

Enjoy live music, local restaurant tastings and a huge Kids’ Zone. May 6.

Acworth-Cobb Dragon Boat Festival at Dallas Landing Park

Watch local cities, companies and individuals compete in Dragon Boat races. May 6.

Drinking Water Festival at Roswell Water Treatment Plant

Explore the process behind making safe drinking water to celebrate National Drinking Water Week. May 6.

REIMAGINED JOY: A Festival of Creativity & Learning at ArtsXchange

Explore the arts, physical health and mental wellness with yoga, West African Dance, beading, artmaking and more. May 6.

May-Retta Daze at Marietta Square

Enjoy delicious festival food, a kid’s zone, live music and arts and crafts. May 6-7.

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. Through May 7.

Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, fair rides, live music and more. Through May 7.

Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay

Shop arts, crafts and antiques, and enjoy face painting, rock wall climbing, bungee jumping and more. May 6-7.

Taste of Alpharetta at Downtown Alpharetta

Celebrate the vibrant food community of Alpharetta with dining events, cooking demos, culinary collaborations and tasting tents. May 11.

Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival at Logan Farm Park

Enjoy a concert under the stars and some of the best BBQ around. May 12-13.

Bringing The Sea To The Springs Seafood Festival at Thurman Springs Park

This seafood festival will feature delicious food, artisans, crafts and live performances. May 12-14.

Kirkwood Spring Fling at Bessie Branham Park

Enjoy a 5K run, tour of homes, artist market, live music, food and more. May 13.

Lift Up Atlanta 2023 Community Festival at Jason T. Harper Event Center

This family-friendly festival includes live music, delicious food, a kids’ zone, a petting zoo, vendors and more. May 13.

Dunwoody Art Festival at Dunwoody Village Parkway

Shop many different artists’ works, or visit the online marketplace. May 13-14.

Art on the Green: Spring 2023 at Woodstock Arts

Local artists display their wares, including paintings, mixed, media, photography and more. May 13-14.

Mother’s Day Pow-Wow & Indian Festival at Boling Park

Shop Native American crafters and wares, watch drum performances and more. May 13-14.

Sweet Auburn Springfest at Historic Sweet Auburn District

Enjoy tons of different musical performances, and drop by the kid’s area. May 13-14.

Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park

Enjoy fine arts and crafts, a children’s area, gourmet food trucks and acoustic musicians. May 13-14.

Marietta Greek Festival at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church

Purchase tons of Greek food, watch live entertainment, listen to music from The George Karras Band, and more. May 19-21.

Georgia Bird Fest

Different events across metro Atlanta to explore birds with guided field trips, nature-based workshops and more. Through May 21.

Super Spring Saturdays at Washington Farms

Enjoy tons of farm fun, including a cow train, zip lines, the petting zoo, paintball and more. May 13 and 20.

Rhododendron Festival at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

See beautiful native flowers, and enjoy crafters, live music, food, drinks, a plant sale and more. Through May 14.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest at Wills Park

Shop artisans, vendors and exhibitors. May 27-28.

Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park

This three-day festival showcases many of the best performers and jazz acts in the country. May 27-29.

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. Through May 29.

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 3.

Georgia Renaissance Festival at Fairburn

Enjoy Renaissance-themed entertainment with jousting, an artisan marketplace, delicious food, jugglers, jesters and more. Through June 4.

Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Blairsville

Celebrate all things Scottish with bagpipes, dancers, athletic competitions, sheep herding and birds of prey. June 10-11.

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Celebrate butterflies with the migration game, education, food and entertainment. June 3-4.

Lavender Harvest at Mitcham Farm

Enjoy farm fun with u-pick lavender, live music, artisan vendors, food and more. June 10.

Virginia-Highland Summerfest in Virginia-Highland

Celebrate summer with live music, art, food, a 5K run, games and more at this neighborhood festival. June 11.

The Great Georgia Balloon Festival at Atlanta Motor Speedway

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.

Family Food Fest at Georgia Freight Depot

This Father’s Day celebration includes food tastings, competitions and cooking demonstrations. June 18.

Watermelon Days in Cordele

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.

Atlanta African Dance & Drum Festival at Moving in the Spirit

Enjoy African dance and drum performances, shop the marketplace and participate in classes. July 21-23.

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 22.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival at Piedmont Park

Enjoy tons of ice cream and family fun at this food festival. July 22.

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 28-30.

A Taste of Nigeria at Westside Cultural Arts Center

Explore the magic of Nigeria with art, music, dance, comedy shows, a fashion show, markets and more. Aug. 5.

BeREGGAE Music & Arts Festival at Piedmont Park

Celebrate the Afro Caribbean and the African diaspora with artists, musicians, DJs, food, vendors and more. Aug. 11-13.

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. Through July 22. 

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