Best Festivals in Atlanta: Summer 2019
Celebrate the end of summer with these festivals featuring food trucks, children’s activities, artist markets and more.
Here are some of our favorites:
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.
Check out these August festivals:
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.
Children’s area, food trucks and parade. Bring school supplies or new school uniforms to “stuff the truck.” Aug. 25.
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.
Arts and crafts, children’s area, local food and live music on the lawn. May 26-27.
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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.
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.
The festival includes musical performances, a children’s area with
inflatables and face painting, a dog show area and more. March 30-31.
50 food vendors, live music, children’s area with games and inflatables. April 6.
Azalea showcases, guided nature hikes, face painting, animal shows and more. April 6.
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.
150 local and regional artists, children’s area, local food and more. April 6-7.
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.
Samples from local restaurants plus live entertainment, games, carnival rides and more. April 11.
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.
Enjoy the artist markets, children’s activities and live music. April 13-14.
Over 30 Henry County restaurants serve tasting samples plus kids can enjoy slides, moonwalks, face painting and more. April 12.
Live entertainment, vendors, artist demos, kid’s zone, kid’s chalk art contest, food trucks, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. April 20.
Children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, plus up to 150 arts and crafts participants. April 20-21.
Traditional music, dancing, arts and crafts, Arabic calligraphy, face painting, carnival games and food from local Arab restaurants. April 21-22.
Month-long events including a lantern parade, musical performances, street festival, artisan market and more. April 1-30.
Artist demonstrations, juggling, fire show, jousting, a hypnotist, parrot show, acrobatics and more. Games, rides and festival foods. April 13-June 2.
Rides, games, concessions, arts and craft fair and live music. April 24-28.
Chicken city parade, up-cycled arts and crafts show, live entertainment, kid’s area and chicken cook off. April 27.
A self-guided home tour of the neighborhood’s historic houses, an artist market, dance performances, music and Kids’ Zone. April 27-28.
Features artists, demonstrations, food trucks, live music and more. April 27-28.
Artist market, live entertainment and children’s area. April 27-28.
85 Cobb County restaurants participating, live entertainment and kid’s alley. April 28.
Sample food from over 60 local restaurants and hear live music from local bands. Children’s area and culinary demonstrations. May 2.
100+ cars on display, barbecue, live music and more benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. May 4.
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 picking, farm tours, pony rides, craft and food vendors and a petting zoo. May 4.
Artist market, food trucks, bounce houses, magicians, face-painting and more. May 4.
Sample food from South metro-area restaurants and food trucks. Artist market and live music. May 4.
Live music, pet vendors, pet adoption, pet contest, children’s area, food trucks and more. May 4-5.
Artists market, live entertainment, food concessions, serenity garden, hands-on activities for kids and more. May 4-5.
Arts, crafts and music festival with children’s activities and live entertainment. May 4-5.
Features Over 80 artists, demonstrations, live music, dance performances, food trucks and more. May 4-5.
Experience hand-made arts and crafts, fair food, live entertainment including a dinosaur show, music, robot vehicles and more. May 4-5.
Celebrate spring with a day of live artists, music, games and a traditional May Pole. May 5.
Bring vase and cut your own flowers, enjoy the butterfly house and hand feeding butterflies, watch the butterfly release. May 11.
Children’s activities with music and games. May 11.
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.
Visit the Atlanta BeltLine for games, live music, dance performances, food trucks, fitness demos and more. May 11.
Live music, artists, children’s area, arts and crafts, rides, games and more. May 11-12.
Arts and crafts vendors, children’s area, live music and food. May 11-12.
Indian village and displays, traditional dance competition and drumming. Native Americans from around the country gather for this event. May 11-12.
Live entertainment, children’s area, international food court and
more. May 11-12.
Greek Hellenic dancing, Greek food and pastries, traditional gifts and jewelry and children’s activities. May 17, 18 and 19.
Live music, inflatable playscapes, food trucks and interactive park fountain. May 18.
Enjoy vegan and plant-based cuisine, local artisans, workshops, kids activities zone and vegan products. May 18.
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.
Arts and crafts festival with 45+ artists and artisans. May 18-19.
A weekend of jazz performances and family entertainment. May 25-26.
Artist market, musical performances, dance and literary arts, Children’s Art Festival on Saturday with jugglers, a gaming truck and more. May 25-26.
Artist market, children’s arts and crafts area, live music and more. May 25-27.
Artists market, live music, children’s activities, a 5K, and food. June 1-2.
See hundreds of native butterflies and plants. Enjoy crafts, face painting, live entertainment and more. June 2-3.
Car show, arts and crafts, children’s area, live music, food and more. June 8-10.
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.
Petting zoo, children’s area, costumed characters, live entertainment, games, activities, and more hosted by Lift Up Atlanta. June 16.
The Caribbean Association of Georgia presents Caribbean food and music, a children’s area, talent showcase and more. June 16.