50+ Best Festivals in Atlanta: Spring and Summer 2019

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!

Whether you’re in the mood for a food festival, live entertainment, or lounging in the sun with a few thousand of your closest friends…with kids or without…we’ve got your best bets below.

Celebrate Spring at the Georgia Apple Blossom Festival!

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 in the fun on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Craig Street, Ellijay, Georgia 30540

June Family Fun Month at Beech Mountain

The town of Beech Mountain is a fun getaway for the entire family located at 5,506 feet above sea level in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here you are free to unplug, unwind, reconnect. Families are encouraged to make their way up to the mountain in June for Family Fun Month. With 30 days of family activities plus discounted lodging specials like buy two nights, get a third night free, it is the perfect time of the year to get up to the mountains and enjoy some quality family time. Arranging visits is easy! Check out the calendar on the more information link, pick your dates, then select your preferred Family Fun Month lodging special and you are ready to go!

Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Experience the the Rose Show and Festival in Thomasville, GA

Held in historic Downtown Thomasville April 25-27, 2019, 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!

Everyone is welcome to participate in our Rose Bud Parade! We are assigning lineup numbers this year to make it easier for parents to know where to drop off their children and to keep everyone safe. You will be mailed your lineup number and lineup information after the deadline. Stay tuned for more information.

Thomasville, Georgia

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Looking For More?

Do not miss our list of the best Fall Festivals in Georgia like Music Midtown in the city, the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade in East Point or the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay. Fall is one of the state's most gorgeous seasons, so we have a post just for those special events.

If music is your thing, then check out our post about noteworthy Music Festivals in Atlanta, guaranteed to rock your weekend. We're listing everything from hip hop to alternative to country.


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Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.

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