50+ Best Festivals in Atlanta: Spring and Summer 2018

The South known for fun, which is why one of the most popular events are festivals in Atlanta. We’ve got the perfect list of festival fun for your spring and summer, with dates, places and hints about their family-friendliness. Take note of those marked with “365 Favorite! as it notates the 10 festivals we love the most!

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97th Annual Rose Show and Festival

Event Start: 04/26/2018
Event End: 04/28/2018

Held in historic Downtown Thomasville, the Rose Show and Festival has been a southwest Georgia tradition since the 1920s. Featuring several flower shows, parades, community events, concerts- and more!- the Rose Show and Festival is fun for the whole family. Most events are free!

Address:
Georgia 31792

Georgia Apple Blossom Festival

Event Start: 05/05/2018
Event End: 05/06/2018

Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit the North Georgia Mountains. It’s when blossoms create a snowy blanket on the apple trees. Come celebrate the beginning of spring at the Georgia Apple Blossom Festival in East Ellijay, Georgia. Shop at 50 hand-selected, regional vendors offering food, art, crafts, and more. The Festival is pet-friendly, charges no admission and offers plenty of free fun for the kids too!

Join us Saturday, May 5, 2018 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday, May 6, 2018 9 am – 4 pm

Address:
Craig Street, East Ellijay, GA, Georgia 30540
Family-Friendly

Alpharetta Arts StreetFest

Event Start: 05/26/2018
Event End: 05/28/2018

Dive into a world of art and creativity. 90+ talented artists from all over the country gather for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy the original artwork, whimsical crafts, local cuisine, children’s activities and musical entertainment during this three-day festival.

Address:
Downtown Alpharetta, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

Makers Market in Central Park Atlantic Station

Event Start: 03/31/2018
Event End: 07/15/2018

Maker’s Market features local vendors in Central Park every Saturday and Sunday through July 19 from noon – 6 pm. Support the work of the city’s entrepreneurs and shop for handcrafted jewelry, beautiful art, one-of-a-kind home décor and other local goods. The Makers will vary from weekend to weekend, so be sure to visit often.

Address:
1380 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30363-1142

Twilight Jazz at Atlantic Station

Event Start: 05/04/2018
Event End: 05/25/2018

Atlantic Station celebrates the Atlanta Jazz Festival taking place in Piedmont Park on Memorial Day weekend – May 27-28th. As part of this celebration, AS is hosting some of Atlanta’s best jazz artists in our Central Park each Friday in May. Here’s the lineup:

* May 4 – Greg Robbins gregrobbinsmusic.com

* May 11 – Brenda Morrer brendanicolemoorer.com

* May 18 – Julie Dexter juliedexter.com

* May 25 – Jacob Deaton jacoballendeaton.com

Concerts are FREE. Limited seating is provided but feel free to pack your own foldable chair or blanket to relax and enjoy the music. Enjoy food & beverage for purchase in Central Park from The Pig & The Pearl and our Twilight Jazz bar for refreshments and an adult cocktail.

Address:
1380 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30363-1142

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The South known for fun, which is why one of the most popular events are festivals in Atlanta. We’ve got the perfect list of festival fun for your spring and summer, with dates, places and hints about their family-friendliness. Take note of those marked with “365 Favorite!“ as it notates the 10 festivals we love the most!

 

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