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These festivals are often free, and include multiple children’s play areas, inflatables, face painting and arts and crafts stations. Our spring and summer festival picks bring so many ways to plan quality, weekend family time.

Macon Cherry Blossom Festival

This festival includes events and activities throughout Macon with over 300,000 cherry blossoms in bloom as the backdrop. Featured events include the festival parade and Central City Park amusement rides. March 16-25.

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival at Blackburn Park

The festival includes musical performances, a children’s area, 5K and 1K race, dog show area and more. March 24 and 25.

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival at Georgia International Horse Park

Hundreds of arts and crafts booths, children’s activities, musical entertainment and food vendors. March 24 and 25.

Wild Azalea Festival at Reynolds Nature Preserve

Azalea showcases, guided nature hikes, face painting, animal shows and more. April 7.

Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park

150 local and regional artists, children’s area, local food and more. April 7-8.

Atlanta Streets Alive in Downtown Atlanta

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 8.

Taste of Newnan in Downtown Newnan

Samples from local restaurants plus live entertainment, kid zone, carnival rides and more. April 12.

Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park

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 13-15.

Acworth Art Fest in Downtown Acworth

Over 100 artists displaying paintings, pottery, metalwork and more. Kids’ zone includes arts and crafts projects, bounce houses, sand art and face painting. April 14-15.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

Artist demonstrations, juggling, fire show, jousting, a hypnotist, parrot show, acrobatics and more. Games, rides and festival foods. April 14-June 3.

Lemonade Days at Brook Run Park

Rides, games, concessions, arts and craft fair and live music. April 18-22.

Taste of Henry in Heritage Park

Over 30 Henry County restaurants serve tasting samples plus kids can enjoy slides, moonwalks, face painting and more. April 20.

Art on the Chattahoochee Art Market in Jones Bridge Park

Live entertainment, vendors, artist demos, kid’s zone, kid’s chalk art contest, food trucks and more. April 21.

Cars and Q for the Cause at Choate Construction

100+ cars on display, barbecue, live music and more benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. April 21.

Atlanta Arab Festival at Alif Institute

Traditional music, dancing, arts and crafts, Arabic calligraphy, face painting, carnival games and food from local Arab restaurants. April 21-22.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza Arts Festival

Children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, plus up to 150 arts and crafts participants. April 21-22.

Big Shanty Festival in Downtown Kennesaw 

Enjoy the artist markets, children’s activities and live music. April 21-22.

Spring Chicken Festival in Downtown Gainesville Square

Chicken city parade, upcycled arts and crafts show, live entertainment, kid’s area and chicken cook off. April 28.

Inman Park Festival

A self guided home tour of the neighborhood’s historic houses, an artist market, kids’ yoga, live pet shows and Kids’ Zone. April 27 (home tour only) April 28-29.

Duluth Spring Arts Festival

Features artists, demonstrations, food trucks, live music and more. April 28-29.

Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival at Village Green 

Artist market, live entertainment and children’s area. April 28-29.

Taste of Marietta in Historic Marietta Square

85 Cobb County restaurants participating, live entertainment and kid’s alley. April 29.

Fairy House Festival at Chimney Park 

Enjoy 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 5.

Sweet Auburn Springfest at Sweet Auburn Historic District

Live entertainment, children’s area, international food court and more. May 12-13.

Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Pow Wow at Boling Park

Indian village and displays, traditional dance competition and drumming. Native Americans from around the country gather for this event. May 12-13.

Marietta Greek Festival at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church

Greek Hellenic dancing, Greek food and pastries, traditional gifts and jewelry and children’s activities. May 18, 19 and 20.

Kirkwood Spring Fling at Bessie Branham Park

Artists market, children’s area, live music, barbecue cook off, 5K race and tour of homes. May 19. Tour of homes, May 19 and 20.

Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park

A weekend of jazz performances and family entertainment. May 26-27.


Washington Park Jamboree

Washington Park
April 29. 2-6 p.m.
Visit the Atlanta BeltLine for games, live music, dance performances, food trucks, health and wellness screenings, fitness demos and more.  102 Ollie St. NW, Atlanta. Admission, free.

Taste of Alpharetta

Historic Downtown Alpharetta
May 4. 5-10 p.m.
Sample food from over 60 local restaurants and hear live music from local bands. Children’s area and culinary demonstrations. 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. 678-297-6048. Admission, free; food samples, $1-$3.

Strawberry Festival

Jaemor Farms
May 6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Strawberry picking, farm tours, pony rides, craft and food vendors and a petting zoo. 5340 Cornelia Hwy., Alto. 770-869-3999. Strawberry picking, $14/gallon; arm slide, hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo and other farm activities, $5/person; ages 2 and younger, free.

The Peachtree Family Festival

Peachtree Presbyterian Church
May 6. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Carnival rides, pony rides, food trucks, bounce houses, touch-a-truck experience and more. 3434 Roswell Rd NW, Atlanta. 404-842-5800. 

Taste of East Point

East Point Commons
May 6. 3-9 p.m.
Sample food from South metro-area restaurants and food trucks. Artist market and live music. 2757 East Point St., East Point. 404-452-0985. Admission, free; taste tickets, $1 each.

May-retta Daze

Glover Park
May 6-7. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Art festival with children’s activities and live entertainment. 50 Park Square, Marietta. 770-794-5601. Free.

Snellville Days

Briscoe Park
May 6-7. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m.
Handmade arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment and children’s activities. 2500 Sawyer Pkwy., Snellville. 770-985-3535. Free.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

Chastain Park
May 6-7. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Arts and crafts vendors, children’s area, live music and food.  4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta. Admission, free.


Suwanee Town Center Park
May 6-7. Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Live music, pet vendors, pet adoption, pet contest, children’s area, food trucks and more. 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. Admission, free.

May Day Festival

May 7. Noon-4 p.m.
Celebrate spring with a day of live music, pony rides, face painting, plus a traditional May Pole.  9055 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 770-463-2610. $5/person.

Mableton Day

Mable House Complex
May 13. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
5K race and fun run, car show, children’s play area, arts and crafts, food and live entertainment. 5239 Floyd Rd., Mableton. 678-590-2803. Free.

Arts in the Park

Suwanee Town Center Park
May 13. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
More than 100 artists, performers and food vendors. 300 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. 678-878-2818. Admission, free.

Atlanta Caribbean Children’s Carnival

Historic Fourth Ward Park
May 13. noon-8 p.m.
Children’s activities with music and games. 700 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta. 404-519-6120. Free.

Barefoot in the Park Festival

Buford Town Park
May 13-14. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Artist market, a learning village, live entertainment and food. 2200 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-677-0172. Admission, free.

Dunwoody Art Festival

Dunwoody Village Parkway
May 13-14. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Live music, artists, children’s area, arts and crafts, rides, games and more.  1442 Dunwoody Village Pkwy., Atlanta. 678-427-6450. Admission, free.

Canton Festival of the Arts

Historic Downtown Canton
May 20-21. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Artists market, live entertainment, food concessions, serenity garden, hands-on activities for kids and more. 94 North St., Canton. 770-704-6244. Admission, free.

Gibbs Gardens Arts Festival

Gibbs Gardens
May 20-21. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Arts and crafts festival with 45+ artists and artisans, food, a market with fresh flowers, chocolates, soaps and more. Also see hundreds of roses, waterlilies, annuals and perennials in bloom. 1987 Gibbs Dr., Ball Ground. 770-893-1881. Adults, $10; ages 3-17, $5.  Includes admission to the Gardens and to the Arts Festival for these days only.

Decatur Arts Festival

Downtown Decatur
May 27-28. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; children’s activities: Sat. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Artist market, musical performances, dance and literary arts, Children’s Art Festival on Saturday with jugglers, a gaming truck and more. Children’s activities: Sat. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center: 231 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-371-9583. Admission, free.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest

Historic Downtown Alpharetta
May 27-29. Sat.-Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Artist market, children’s arts and crafts area, live music and more.  2 North Main St., Alpharetta. 770-337-4049. Admission, free.

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Chattahoochee Nature Center
June 3-4. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
See hundreds of native butterflies and plants. Enjoy crafts, face painting, sidewalk art and more. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770-992-2055. $12.


Virginia Highland
June 3-4. Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Artists market, children’s area, Tot Trot 5K and 5K Road Race plus food, music and more.  Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive. Free.

Tunes from the Tombs

Oakland Cemetery
June 10. noon-8 p.m.
Bring beach chairs and blankets for this music festival featuring musicians performing among the historic cemetery’s monuments. Children’s activities, food trucks and more. 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-688-2107. Adults, $20; ages 4-12, $5; ages 3 and younger, free.

Peachtree Corners Festival

The Corners Parkway
June 10-11. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m.
Car show, arts and crafts, children’s area, live music, food and more. The Corners Parkway NW and Woodhill Drive NW, Peachtree Corners. 770-367-3127. Admission, free; food for purchase; children’s area tickets vary.

Woodruff Family Festival

Woodruff Arts Center
June 11. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Enjoy art-making activities, dance and musical performances, workshops, demonstrations and more by the High Museum, Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony. 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-5000. Free.

Atlanta Cycling Festival

Various kid-friendly events to celebrate bicycling. Learn how to ride a bike in Cabbage Town Park with Strider Bikes: June 10. 10 a.m. Kids and parents will go on a biking scavenger hunt around Grant Park, and then kids can compete in an obstacle course and play in the children’s area. June 17. 3-6 p.m. See for full schedule. 678-906-5276

Summer Fun Festival

Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
June 17. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Join Lift Up Atlanta for a petting zoo, live entertainment, children’s area, games and activities, and more.  2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville. 678-245-4622. Admission is a donation of new school supplies.

Caribbean Cultural Festival

Alexander Park
June 17. 1-8 p.m.
Caribbean food and Music, children’s area, talent showcase and more. 400 Atlanta St., McDonough. 404-858-4260. Free.

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

Historic Fourth Ward Park
June 24-25. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Arts and crafts, children’s area, local food and live music on the lawn. 592 N. Angier Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-873-1222. Free.

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Park Tavern
July 16. 1-5 p.m.
Try all things tomato at this festival with tons of different culinary combinations. Some restaurants include: Bellina Alimentari, Bocado, Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand, Farm Burger, The General Muir, Holeman & Finch, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Kyma, La Tavola, Leon’s Full Service, Local Three, Morningside Kitchen, Murphy’s and more. $49.99 per person through July 15, with a limited quantity available at the door for $75. Ages 12 and younger, free. 500 10th St NE, Atlanta.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Piedmont Park
July 22. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ice cream samples and scoops for purchase, live entertainment, fitness area and children’s activities.

Smyrna Birthday Celebration

Smyrna Village Green
Aug. 5. 6-10 p.m.
Music, festival foods, a giant birthday cake, fireworks and a children’s entertainment area.

Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival

Mable House Barnes Amphitheater
Aug. 5. 11:30-5:30 p.m.
Children’s area, food trucks and parade. Bring school supplies or new school uniforms to “stuff the truck.” Parade begins at 11:30; food trucks at noon.

Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival

Downtown Oakhurst
Aug. 12. 2-9 p.m.
Sample barbecue from many different restaurants and hear live music.

Program Palooza

Ben Robertson Community Center
Aug. 12. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kennesaw Parks & Recreation’s western-themed open house party with activities including cattle roping, gold panning and a kid-friendly shooting gallery.

Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ 

Roswell Square Park
Aug. 27.  2-4 p.m. Taste more than 100 flavors of homemade ice cream and dive into ice cream eating contests to help benefit The Drake House. Enjoy live music and let kids work off energy in the children’s area. Don’t miss seeing who wins for best ice cream recipe.

Festival Peachtree Latino

Piedmont Park
Aug. 27. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Features hundreds of vendors, family activities, arts and crafts, international foods and live concerts.

Honeybee Festival

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Aug. 27. 1-5 p.m.
Come learn about this crucial part of Georgia’s agriculture and economy. Find out what’s buzzing with bee games, crafts and honey samples. Preregister.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Features 250 artists on display as well as demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s area and festival foods in August.

Taste of Johns Creek

Sample more than 20 bites from local restaurants in August. There will also be an art walk, live music, local entertainment and children’s area.

Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival

Adams Park
Aug. 25 and 26. Fri. 6-10 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Enjoy live music and family entertainment, a children’s area featuring infl atables, games, food and arts and crafts.

Summer Shade Festival

Grant Park
Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Artist market, stages featuring live music and a children’s area with storytellers, puppet shows and art activities.

Butterfly Festival

This year’s event in August at Dunwoody Nature Center will feature two enormous Butterfly tents – each filled with hundreds of live butterflies. The day is full of fun activities including a Birds of Prey show, live animal encounters, games, educational booths and more.

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