Fairy House Festival
Georgia Renaissance Festival. Fairburn. Watch the Royal Jousting Tournament, see a hypnotist and belly dancer, plus jousting, aerial trapeze acts, turkey legs and live music. Saturdays and Sundays through June 8 (plus Memorial Day). 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Exit 61 on I-85 (south). 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd., Fairburn. 770-964-8575. Adults, $22; ages 6-12, $10; 5 and younger, free.
Fairy House Festival. Chimney Park. Enjoy live Irish music, crafts, storytelling, refreshments and costumes. Build your own natural fairy house and visit the fairy house village. May 3. 2-5 p.m. 7116 Floyd St., Covington. 678-625-1235. $5; ages 2 and younger, free.
May-Retta Daze. Glover Park. Art festival with children’s activities and live entertainment. May 3-4. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Park Square, Marietta. 770-794-5601. Free.
Snellville Days. Briscoe Park. Handmade crafts and food vendors, live entertainment and kids activities. May 3-4. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon.-5 p.m. 2500 Sawyer Pkwy., Snellville. 770-985-3535. Free.
May Day Celebration. Serenbe. Celebrate Spring with a day of live music, artisian demos, hot air balloons, pony rides, tastings, plus a traditional May Pole. May 4. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 9055 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 770-463-9997. $5.
Fiesta Atlanta. Centennial Olympic Park. A day-long celebration of Latino culture, live music and food. May 5. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta. 404-350-0200. Free.
Taste of Alpharetta. Alpharetta City Hall. Sample food from 60 local restaurants, live music featuring rock, folk and R&B bands. Kids fun zone and culinary demonstrations. May 8. 5-10 p.m. 2 South Main St., Alpharetta. 678-297-6000. Admission, free; food samples, $1-$3.
Sweet Auburn Springfest. Sweet Auburn Historic District. Live entertainment, Fun Zone for kids with face painting, pony rides, slides and crafts; a car and bike show and more. May 9-11. Fri., 5-10 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 2-8 p.m. 236 Auburn Ave., Atlanta. 678-683-5647. Free.
Dog Days of McDonough. Heritage Park and Veterans Wall of Honor. Pet parade, pet costume contest, pet adoptions, bounce houses, face painting and horseback rides. May 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 101 Lake Dow Rd., McDonough. 770-957-9998. Admission, free; selected activities, $5 each.
Flavors of Forsyth. Forsyth Conference Center. Tasty fare from dozens of local restaurants, main stage performances by local musicians, artists market and Kids Zone activities. May 10. 4-8 p.m. 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming. 770-781-4110. 770-781-4110. Admission, free. Food samples, $.50-$3.
Barefoot in the Park Festival. Duluth Town Green. Artist market, an adult learning village, and Children’s Art Park with Big Thinkers Science Exploration, Gwinnett School of Music, face painting and craft projects. Live entertainment and food. May 10-11. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 3142 Hill St., Duluth. 678-677-0172. Free.
Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Pow Wow. Boling Park. Primitive skills demonstrations, traditional dances, food, drumming, and Native Americans from around the country gather for this Pow Wow. May 10-11. Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 1200 Marietta Hwy., Canton. 770-735-6275. Adults, $15; ages 6-12, $5; 5 and younger, free.
Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival. Chastain Park. Arts and crafts vendors, children’s play area, live music and food. May 10-11. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta. 404-845-0793. Free.
Colors Festival of the Arts. Roswell Historic Town Square. Live music, children’s activities, artwork, performances and more. May 10-11. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 617 Atlanta St., Roswell. 770-640-3253. Free.
Dunwoody Arts Festival. Dunwoody Village Shopping Center. Live music, artists, children’s arts and crafts, rides, games and more. May 10-11. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 12:30-5 p.m. 5506 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta. 678-427-6450. Free.
Marietta Greek Festival. Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. Greek Hellenic dancing, Greek food and pastries, traditional gifts and jewelry, and kids’ activities. May 16-18. Fri., 3-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 3431 Trickum Rd., Marietta. 770-924-8080. $4; ages 12 and younger, free.
Mableton Day. Mable House Arts Center. Meet and greet artists at work, 5K race, car show, children’s play area with rock wall and bounce houses. May 17. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 5239 Floyd Rd., Mableton. 678-509-2803. Free.
Atlanta Caribbean Children’s Carnival. Morris Brown Herndon Stadium. Children’s activities with music and games. May 17. Noon-8 p.m. 643 Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Atlanta. 404-519-6120. Free.
Kirkwood Spring Fling. Bessie Branham Park. Artists market, children’s area, live music, food, a 5K race and tour of homes. Festival, May 17. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tour of Homes, May 17-18, noon-6 p.m.; 5K race, May 17, 8 a.m. 2051 Delano Ave., Atlanta. 678-637-9835. Festival, free; home tour, $20; 5K race, $30.
Strawberry Festival. Jaemor Farms. Strawberry picking, farm tours, pony rides, craft and food vendors, and a petting zoo. May 17. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 5340 Cornelia Hwy., Alto. 770-869-3999. Strawberry Picking, $13/bucket; farm tours, $5; pony rides and petting zoo, $5.
Canton Festival of the Arts. Brown Park. Artists market, live entertainment, literary panel, wine and beer garden, hands-on activities for kids and more. May 17-18. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 151 Elizabeth St., Canton. 770-704-6244. Free.
Arts in the Park. Suwanee Town Center Park. More than 100 artists, performers and food vendors, and performances by Peach State Opera. May 17. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 340 Town Center Park. Suwanee. 678-948-6422. Free.
Atlanta Caribbean Carnival and Parade. Morris Brown Herndon Stadium. The parade travels from the Civic Center Marta station on West Peachtree to Morris Brown Herndon Stadium. Costumes, live music and food. May 24. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Parade, noon. 643 Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Atlanta. 404-519-6120. Admission, $15; parade, free.
Atlanta Jazz Festival. Piedmont Park. A weekend of jazz performances, two kids activity areas with a puppet factory from the Center for Puppetry Arts, face painting, kids’ concerts, and games. May 23-25. Festival, Fri., 4-11 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Publix Activity Zone, Fri., 4-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Art Zone, Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 400 Park Dr. NE, Atlanta. 404-546-6820. Free.
Decatur Arts Festival. Scott Park. Artists market, music performances, dance, literary arts, Children’s Art Festival on Saturday, community parade, jugglers, pony rides and more. May 24-25. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Children’s Parade, Sat., 9:45 a.m.; kids and teen activities, Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur. 404-371-9583. Free.