37+ Best Festivals in Atlanta: Spring and Summer 2024

The South is known for fun, which is why some of the most popular events are spring and summer festivals typically held in Atlanta.

We’ve got the perfect list of festivals in Atlanta, Georgia, 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 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.

37+ Best Festivals in Atlanta: Spring and Summer 2024
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MARCH FESTIVALS IN ATLANTA

March Festivals in Atlanta

MARCH FESTIVALS: WEEK OF MARCH 11 - 17, 2024

ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE

🌎 More Information | March 16, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Midtown| 🏆 365 Favorite

The popular Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, an Atlanta favorite for the past 135 years, returns to the streets of Midtown in 2024. The parade steps off at noon at the intersection of Peachtree and 15th Street and continues down Peachtree to 5th Street. More than 2,000 dancers, musicians, llamas and Irish and local dignitaries are expected to march this year. The parade will feature one of the world’s largest Irish “walking flags,” a large flag carried — or, more accurately, worn — by dozens of participants. It will be held Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 12 pm until 1:30 pm, rain or shine.

SUWANEE BEER FEST

🌎 More Information | March 16, 2024 |🍹 21+ Only | 📍Suwanee

Suwanee Beer Fest returns to Town Center Park on Saturday, March 16, 2024, ready to paint the town green again. The public is invited to partake in the ultimate selection of more than 400 craft beers from around the country. This event is 21 and over only.

General Admission tickets start at $60 with the price increasing in February. General Admission includes unlimited samples of 400+ craft beers, live music, festival games such as cornhole, giant Jenga and mobile axe throwing, food trucks, local artists and vendors.

The Georgia Beer Garden will also return, featuring over 70 homegrown plus up-and-coming Peach State breweries. There will also be seltzers, wines, ready-to-drink cocktails, and a selection of liquors from Sugar Hill Distillery and Legends Distillery.

MARCH FESTIVALS: WEEK OF MARCH 18 - 24, 2024

BROOKHAVEN CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | March 23-24, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Brookhaven

Coinciding with the Cherry Blossom Festival's timing in Macon and Washington D.C., this event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at Blackburn Park. Be sure to bring your four-legged friends to the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival for a “doggone” good time too! This pet-friendly event and will include a Pet World with fun activities for your pups as well as pet vendors. Live music, a children’s village, food vendors, and an arts & crafts marketplace. Strollers and wagons are welcome. Admission to the event is FREE.

CONYERS CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | March 23-24, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Conyers

Swing Into Spring at the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival! The 2024 event marks 43 years of the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival in Conyers. Shop among unique art and craft exhibitors, eat your way through the multiple food courts, enjoy cultural performances, listen to live music, and play in the children's area. Don't miss the Ultimate Air Dog Show! Enjoy free admission with an $10 parking fee per vehicle at the Georgia International Horse Park. The festival accepts credit or debit cards ONLY for parking fees.

Read More: 11+ Absolute Best Things To do in Covington GA (And Conyers Too!)

MARCH FESTIVALS: WEEK OF MARCH 25 - 31, 2024

SANDY SPRINGS ARTSAPALOOZA

🌎 More Information | March 30-31, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Sandy Springs

The Sandy Springs Artsapalooza will be held on March 30-31, 2024 (Easter weekend). This festival is a two-day outdoor festival bringing art to the streets of the city.

The event will include a children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, plus up to 150 arts and crafts participants in every discipline. The festival location is in the heart of Sandy Springs, near interstate access and all things Atlanta.

APRIL FESTIVALS

April Festivals in Atlanta

APRIL FESTIVALS: WEEK OF APRIL 1 - 7, 2024

FESTIVAL ON PONCE

🌎 More Information | April 6-7, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Druid Hills

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr., along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”.

In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children’s area and local food and beverage. Attendance is Free.

AMERICUS HOT GLASS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | TBD in 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Americus

Tapping Americus’ rich history of artisan glass blowing and combining it with Georgia’s innovative craft brewing culture, Hot Glass Craft Beer means to bring these two artisan worlds together in one epic event. This event will feature at least 20 regional breweries with three to four different beers from each. There will be glass blowing demonstrations, live music, food vendors, and more! Kids 17 and under are free with a paying adult.

EVERETT'S MUSIC BARN SPRING FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | TBD in 2024 |📍Buford

The Historic Everett’s Music Barn annual spring festival & fundraiser. Music starts at noon with an old-fashioned, covered dish dinner on the grounds at 5 pm…Bring your favorite main, side, or special treat—raffle drawings between bands. Also, don't miss their monthly line-up of musical entertainment. It's always a good time.

APRIL FESTIVALS: WEEK OF APRIL 8 - 14, 2024

ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | April 12-14, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Piedmont Park | 🏆 365 Favorite

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is the city’s oldest fine arts festival, and it is made possible thanks to the hundreds of superb artists who comprise the Artist Market each year. Welcoming approximately 250 artists selected by a jury of esteemed visual arts professionals, the fine art Artist Market raises the bar on outdoor arts festivals in the city. The Artist Market features works in 12 types of media and even more genres. The festival also features entertainment, food events, a Mimosa 5K, high school art, a kids village, and a crowd favorite -- the Disc Dogs!

THE GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | April 13 - June 2, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Fairburn

The Renaissance Festival Atlanta will be back in the Spring of 2024 — so mark your calendars and get ready for some fun. In its 39th season, the festival will run from April 13 through June 2, with each weekend being a different theme on Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta.

You'll find a variety of entertainment, food and drink, an artisan market, games and rides, great costumes, and so much more! Make sure you see the joust!

Read More: Renaissance Festival Atlanta: 11 Undeniable Reasons to Visit

SPRING FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY WOLF CREEK PLANTATION VINEYARDS & WINERY

🌎 More Information | TBD in 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Americus

Join Wolf Creek Plantation this for their Annual Spring Festival from 11-6! They will have local food vendors, arts and craft vendors and wine and wine slushies all day long!! FREE TASTINGS- FREE TOURS and FREE ADMISSION to attend the festival. Bring your family, friends, dogs (on a leash of course!) and have a grape time! The event is child friendly.

APRIL FESTIVALS: WEEK OF APRIL 15 - 21, 2024

LEMONADE DAYS FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | April 17 - 21, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Brook Run Park, Dunwoody

You'll find more than 30 full-scale carnival rides at Dunwoody's Lemonade Days Festival. Daily wristbands for unlimited rides are available ($20/day Wednesday and Thursday; $30/day Friday-Sunday) or individual ride tickets are $1.25 each/cash only. You'll also find fabulous food and beverage vendors, two days of center stage performances and the popular Dunwoody Idol contest.

SWEETWATER 420 FEST

🌎 More Information | TBD in 2024 |📍SweetWater Brewery Atlanta | 🏆 365 Favorite

Note: The following info is from 2023. SweetWater Brewing Company will host the SweetWater 420 Fest in April, and it will feature both indoor and outdoor stages. This year’s event moves to a new location and will be held at SweetWater’s Atlanta Brewery, making for a more intimate experience.

WATERFEST

🌎 More Information | April 20, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Gainesville

Completely free to the public and hosted at an accessible site in Gainesville, join Chattahoochee Riverkeeper for the first annual Waterfest! A rotating of local talent will be playing live music while enjoying fun, food & drinks, fellow environmental organizations, and family-friendly activities. All proceeds go directly to efforts in protecting our local waterways in the headwaters region. You'll find it at the Midland Greenway in Gainesville from 2 - 9 pm.

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🌎 More Information | April 13 - June 2, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Fairburn

The Renaissance Festival Atlanta will be back in the Spring of 2024 — so mark your calendars and get ready for some fun. In its 39th season, the festival will run from April 13 through June 2, with each weekend being a different theme on Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta.

You'll find a variety of entertainment, food and drink, an artisan market, games and rides, great costumes, and so much more! Make sure you see the joust!

APRIL FESTIVALS: WEEK OF APRIL 22 - 28, 2024

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | April 25 - May 5, 2024 |📍 Various Locations

Now celebrating a 40+-year history, the Atlanta Film Festival is the area’s preeminent celebration of cinema. One of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying events in the country, the Atlanta Film Festival showcases over 200 films annually to nearly 25,000 attendees across a ten-day event each spring. Each year, the Atlanta Film Festival receives nearly 5,000 submissions from 120 countries across the globe.

It has been distinguished as the ‘Best Film Festival’ by Creative Loafing, Sunday Paper, 10Best and Atlanta Magazine, as well as one of the ’25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World’ and one of ’50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee’ by MovieMaker Magazine.

INMAN PARK FESTIVAL AND TOUR OF HOMES

🌎 More Information | April 26-28, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Inman Park | 🏆 365 Favorite

During the last full weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta’s most spirited and eclectic. You'll find an arts and crafts market, a parade, live music, dance performances, food vendors, and a Kid's Zone. The Tour of Homes Preview occurs the Friday before the festival (April 26) and the Festival will take place April 27-28, 2024. Admission to all festival events, except the Tour of Homes, is free.

ANNUAL BLUE RIDGE TROUT FEST & OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

🌎 More Information | April 27, 2024 |📍Blue Ridge

Fly-tying, fly-casting, casting pond, conservation, and more! Visit your favorite vendors, including fishing and outdoor gear, pottery, jewelry, clothing, and more. Cast the latest fly-fishing rods and reels. Learn about trout fishing in Fannin County with local trout-fishing experts. Discover hiking, kayaking, and cycling in Fannin County. You'll also find live music, craft beer, and food here too!

Read More: 50+ Best Adventurous Things To Do in Blue Ridge GA

DULUTH ARTS FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | April 27 - 28, 2024|🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Duluth

The Duluth Spring Arts Festival is a two-day outdoor festival. This event will feature approximately 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, plus gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and music and dance performances. Admission is FREE.

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🌎 More Information | April 13 - June 2, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Fairburn

The Renaissance Festival Atlanta will be back in the Spring of 2024 — so mark your calendars and get ready for some fun. In its 39th season, the festival will run from April 13 through June 2, with each weekend being a different theme on Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta.

You'll find a variety of entertainment, food and drink, an artisan market, games and rides, great costumes, and so much more! Make sure you see the joust!

MAY FESTIVALS

May Festivals in Atlanta

MAY FESTIVALS: WEEK OF APRIL 29 - MAY 5, 2024

SHAKY KNEES MUSIC FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | May 3-5, 2024 |📍Central Park, Atlanta | 🏆 365 Favorite

With more than 60 bands each year, Shaky Knees is a rock-lover’s dream. Since its inception in 2013, Shaky Knees has featured a diverse lineup ranging from world-renowned acts to up-and-coming artists. Take it from a music festival pro – these VIP tickets are worth every penny!

DECATUR ARTS FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | TBD in 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Downtown Decatur | 🏆 365 Favorite

Note: The following info is from 2023. The Decatur Arts Festival brings the community together through a multi-day offering of live music, dance, comedy, theatrical performances, kids’ fest, exhibitions, and an expansive and diverse artists’ market.

An Artists Market will be held Saturday and Sunday featuring the diverse work of 120 artists. All weekend, you can grab a beer and vibe at the music stage on the plaza or laugh along with the comedy and theatre performances. Don’t miss the stunning dance presentations and incredible chalk art, too!

Bring the kids with you and head to the Decatur Rec from 10 am-2 pm on Saturday. From arts and crafts to inflatables, you’ll find plenty of fun. All events are FREE to attend.

Read More: 19 Amazing Free Things To Do in Decatur GA for Exciting Family Fun

ROSWELL SPRING ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | May 4-5, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Roswell

The Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival is a two-day outdoor festival located on the grounds of City Hall. This event will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers, and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, plus gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and music and dance performances.

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🌎 More Information | April 13 - June 2, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Fairburn

The Renaissance Festival Atlanta will be back in the Spring of 2024 — so mark your calendars and get ready for some fun. In its 39th season, the festival will run from April 13 through June 2, with each weekend being a different theme on Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta.

You'll find a variety of entertainment, food and drink, an artisan market, games and rides, great costumes, and so much more! Make sure you see the joust!

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL (CONT.)

🌎 More Information | April 25 - May 5, 2024 |📍 Various Locations

Now celebrating a 40+-year history, the Atlanta Film Festival is the area’s preeminent celebration of cinema. One of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying events in the country, the Atlanta Film Festival showcases over 200 films annually to nearly 25,000 attendees across a ten-day event each spring. Each year, the Atlanta Film Festival receives nearly 5,000 submissions from 120 countries across the globe.

It has been distinguished as the ‘Best Film Festival’ by Creative Loafing, Sunday Paper, 10Best and Atlanta Magazine, as well as one of the ’25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World’ and one of ’50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee’ by MovieMaker Magazine.

MAY FESTIVALS: WEEK OF MAY 6 - 12, 2024

CHASTAIN PARK ARTS FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | May 11-12, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Chastain Park

The Chastain Park Arts Festival will host its annual event at Chastain Park along Park Drive in May. The award-winning event will feature 175 artists and artisans painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers, and more. Festival-goers are also invited to enjoy live acoustic music, an array of bites and beverages including fare from local food trucks, and take advantage of a fun-filled children’s area. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.

SWEET AUBURN SPRINGFEST

🌎 More Information | May 11-12, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Historic Auburn Avenue District

The original Sweet Auburn Springfest is one of the largest outdoor festivals in the Southeast. It is full of food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy a kids' fantastic fun zone, an international food court, and more. Free.

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🌎 More Information | April 13 - June 2, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Fairburn

The Renaissance Festival Atlanta will be back in the Spring of 2024 — so mark your calendars and get ready for some fun. In its 39th season, the festival will run from April 13 through June 2, with each weekend being a different theme on Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta.

You'll find a variety of entertainment, food and drink, an artisan market, games and rides, great costumes, and so much more! Make sure you see the joust!

MAY FESTIVALS: WEEK OF MAY 13 - 19, 2024

KIRKWOOD SPRING FLING

🌎 More Information | May 18, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Kirkwood

Get a warm welcome to the Kirkwood neighborhood with all the family-friendly fun of the annual Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes. Start the day off with the 5K, stroll through our artists market, catch some live music with a bite to eat from local vendors, check out the Wing-Fling Wing cook-off, see the Tour of Homes, and let the kids go wild in the kids area. Best of all, admission is free.

THE GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL (CONT.)

🌎 More Information | April 13 - June 2, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Fairburn

The Renaissance Festival Atlanta will be back in the Spring of 2024 — so mark your calendars and get ready for some fun. In its 39th season, the festival will run from April 13 through June 2, with each weekend being a different theme on Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta.

You'll find a variety of entertainment, food and drink, an artisan market, games and rides, great costumes, and so much more! Make sure you see the joust!

MAY FESTIVALS: WEEK OF MAY 20 - 26, 2024

MOMOCON

🌎 More Information |May 24-27, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Georgia World Congress Center

MomoCon is one of the fastest-growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors' hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4-day event.

Whether you are an anime fan, gamer, comic reader, or just like watching cartoons, all are welcome at MomoCon!

BREW AT THE ZOO

🌎 More Information | TBD in 2024 |🍹 21+ Only | 📍Zoo Atlanta

Enjoy beer and wine samples from breweries all over Georgia, live music throughout the zoo, yard games, and so much more while savoring incredible views of the animals at Brew at the Zoo.

VIP early entry will take place from 5 - 6 pm. and the main event will be from 6 - 9:30 pm.

While you sip, your ticket supports conservation initiatives to protect species and their habitats, here at home and around the globe. This is a rain-or-shine event, and is only for ages 21+.

Read More: 9 Big Questions (+ Answers) That Everyone Asks About Zoo Atlanta

ALPHARETTA ARTS STREETFEST

🌎 More Information | May 25-26, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Alpharetta

The Alpharetta Arts Streetfest will be back on May 25 and 26, 2024, better than ever with your favorite artisans, vendors and exhibitors – and many new ones!  The Festival Cuisine area will be spilling over into the parking lot with a larger variety of tasty eats and drink. Hosted at the Grove at Wills Park (behind the Alpharetta Community Center, 175 Roswell Street), the entire family will enjoy 100 artisans and a creative gaggle of children's activities and street performers. 

Read More: 41 Things To Do in Alpharetta GA that We're Obsessed With and You Will Be Too

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🌎 More Information | April 13 - June 2, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Fairburn

The Renaissance Festival Atlanta will be back in the Spring of 2024 — so mark your calendars and get ready for some fun. In its 39th season, the festival will run from April 13 through June 2, with each weekend being a different theme on Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta.

You'll find a variety of entertainment, food and drink, an artisan market, games and rides, great costumes, and so much more! Make sure you see the joust!

ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | TBD in 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Midtown

Memorial Day Weekend festival which includes international, national and local musicians live on three stages; a Kid Zone with activities for all ages; food vendors offering BBQ, burgers, salads, Caribbean foods and much more; booths with clothing, art and jewelry! This is billed as the largest free jazz festival in the US.

JUNE FESTIVALS

June Festivals in Atlanta

JUNE FESTIVALS: WEEK OF MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2024

CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | TBD in 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Roswell

The Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival will delight everyone as we celebrate all things pollinators in June 2024! The Butterfly Festival is an important fundraiser event for CNC. Visit with LIVE butterflies at the Butterfly Encounter, meet with pollinator experts and educators, and take part in the Migration Game throughout the festival and learn about monarch migration. You'll also find tasty food and live entertainment. 

The Butterfly Festival is a great way to kick off summer for all ages. Members and Visitors are required to purchase tickets online. 

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🌎 More Information | April 13 - June 2, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Fairburn

The Renaissance Festival Atlanta will be back in the Spring of 2024 — so mark your calendars and get ready for some fun. In its 39th season, the festival will run from April 13 through June 2, with each weekend being a different theme on Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta.

You'll find a variety of entertainment, food and drink, an artisan market, games and rides, great costumes, and so much more! Make sure you see the joust!

HELEN BALLOON FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information |2024 Dates TBD |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Helen | 🏆 365 Favorite

The South’s oldest balloon event and the United States’ only long-distance hot air balloon race will begin (weather permitting) with a mass ascension of 30 bright and colorful hot air balloons, in North Georgia’s Alpine Village – Helen.

Read More: 39+ Best Things To Do in Helen GA for Alpine Fun

JUNE FESTIVALS: WEEK OF JUNE 3 - 9, 2024

VIRGINA HIGHLAND SUMMERFEST

🌎 More Information | June 8 - 9, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Virginia Highland

Set in the beautiful Virginia-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta, Summerfest celebrates community and all things summer. Kick off your summer with live bands, shop great art, eat good food, participate in the 5K, and enjoy everything this neighborhood festival has to offer.

Kidsfest is a popular draw, and is located in the western section of John Howell Park (in the area where the sand volleyball courts are) and on the adjacent Arcadia Street. From games to hands-on arts and crafts activities, this is the place to be for children and families. Many activities are free, and Kidsfest is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

JULY FESTIVALS

37+ Best Festivals in Atlanta: Spring and Summer 2024

JULY FESTIVALS: WEEK OF JULY 1 - JULY 7, 2024

RIDE THE RAILS FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | July 5-6, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Blue Ridge

A five-mile round-trip ride by railroad motor car, traveling through the Iron Bridge over the beautiful Toccoa River and then back to the Historic Mineral Bluff Depot. Take a ride on a genuine railroad hand car. Visit the large HO Scale model railroad inside the depot.

PLAINS, TRAINS AND FIREWORKS

🌎 More Information | TBD in 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Americus

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter’s hometown of Plains, Georgia on the SAM Shortline Train. Enjoy a southern style 4th of July celebration. Kid’s activities, retail shops, local food vendors, and a beautiful fireworks show at dusk.

Read More: 7 Reasons to Take a Ride on the SAM Shortline Train

JULY FESTIVALS: WEEK OF JULY 15 - 21, 2024

SOUTHERN-FRIED GAMING EXPO

🌎 More Information | July 19-21, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Marriott Renaissance Waverly

The Marriott Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center and the Cobb Galleria Convention Center are home to the annual Southern-Fried Gaming Expo. The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo features more than 300 arcade & pinball machines, dozens of new and retro console systems, a massive tabletop library, RPGs, wrestling, music, tournaments, a vendor expo, exciting panel sessions, guest speakers, and so much more.

AUGUST FESTIVALS

37+ Best Festivals in Atlanta: Spring and Summer 2024

AUGUST FESTIVALS: WEEK OF AUGUST 12 - 18, 2024

PIEDMONT PARK ARTS FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | August 17-18, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Piedmont Park

The Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun for people of all ages, customs, and interests. This event will feature up to 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives.

Read More: 17 Free Ways You'll Love to Have Fun at Piedmont Park

AUGUST FESTIVALS: WEEK OF AUGUST 19 - 25, 2024

SUMMER SHADE FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | August 24-25, 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Grant Park

For over two decades, Atlanta art and music lovers have flocked to Grant Park each August to bid adieu to summer at the Summer Shade Festival.

The Summer Shades Festival is a thriving two-day, in-town festival in historic Grant Park, organized by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy. This free event brings together a variety of regional and local artist, food vendors, and music entertainment.

MERCIER ORCHARDS HARD CIDER & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | Dates TBD in 2024 |📍Blue Ridge

Beautiful outdoor setting in the center of Mercier Orchards with beautiful panoramic mountain views. See all your favorite brewers and get some great food. Live music and more.

DUNWOODY BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

🌎 More Information | Dates TBD in 2024 |🚸 Family-friendly| 📍Dunwoody Nature Center | 🏆 365 Favorite

The event features two enormous Butterfly tents – each filled with hundreds of live butterflies. Join the DNC for a day of great activities including a Birds of Prey show, live animal encounters, games, educational booths, crafts, music, food, and drinks. Note: Due to the popularity of this event, pre-purchased tickets are the ONLY way to ensure admission into the event, and also save you a little money in the process.

Read More: 22 Things To Do at Dunwoody Nature Center

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. (There are even a few Halloween festivities thrown in there.) 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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Some famous people who are from Atlanta include Chris Tucker (comedian), Martin Luther King, Jr. ( Civil Rights Movement Leader), and Cam Newton (American Football Quarterback).

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Atlanta is a hot spot for filming. Several shows have been filmed in Atlanta, including The Walking Dead, The Hunger Games, Stranger Things, and Vampire Diaries.

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37+ Best Festivals in Atlanta: Spring and Summer 2024