Bring your love for art to the Atlanta Arts Festival. The event is held in Piedmont Park and features art pieces from artists around the country, along with art demonstrations, live entertainment and food. While exploring the event, you'll see paintings, sculptures, photography, glass works and plenty of other art mediums.
Join in the celebration of Caribbean culture at the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival. Bright costumes, music and parades are a large part of this festival, along with Caribbean food, arts and crafts, and other live entertainment. The festival is celebrated right before Lent, and is somewhat of a "last hurrah" before the observation of the Catholic tradition.
Art connoisseurs and crafty people from all around have made the Atlanta Dogwood Festival a tradition in the city for the past 70 years. The festival takes place in Piedmont Park every spring, and features a variety of art forms. While strolling through the festival, you'll see booth after booth of sculptures, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and plenty more - including food. Don't miss out on live music, good food, and plenty of opportunities to buy and create art.
Fans of film, mark your calendars for the Atlanta Film Festival. The annual international film festival presents a wide range of independent films, from a variety of genres. Hustle & Flow and 500 Days of Summer are just a couple of movies that have been featured at the festival. Be sure to bring your autograph book - you'll never know when you're going to run into a celebrity. Josh Brolin, Margaret Cho, Eddie Vedder, and Jeff Foxworthy are some of the stars that have attended the Atlanta Film Festival.
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Bring your appetite and get ready to feast at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. The festival showcases Southern cuisine prepared by area experts - pit masters, chefs, and local growers who are essentially masters of their craft. You won't go thirsty at this event either; there are plenty of fine wines, beers and other beverages to wash your food down with and quench your thirst.
Take pride in a true American, Southern art form at the Atlanta Jazz Festival. The jazz genre has deep roots in the South, and Atlanta has celebrated those roots for the past thirty years. The Paul Mitchell Trio, Art Blakely, Don Cherry, Freddie Hubbard, John McLauglin, Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis are just a few jazz legends who have played at the ATL Jazz Fest.
Take a trip back in time to 16th century England and relive the renaissance era at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. The festival has been a Georgia tradition since 1985, and features a variety of shows with jugglers, musicians, storytelling and jousting - all performed by characters of the royal court. Feel free to dress up for this event and feast like Knights of the Round Table while you shop over 150 artisan booths. With rides, games, and a petting zoo, the Georgia Renaissance Festival provides high-quality entertainment for all patrons.
Explore the heritage of one of Atlanta's historic neighborhoods at the Inman Park Festival. The festival is a two day event celebrated by parades, entertainment, dancing, and open house tours of the historic homes on site. There are over 300 Victorian-style homes under renovation throughout the park.
Spend some time laughing out loud at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. The five day event features up-and-coming comedians and a few favorite stand-up artists as well. Margaret Cho, Christopher Titus, and Gary Gulman have all performed at the event. A few features of the festival include a poker tournament and the Civil War Kickball Game. Be ready for knee-slapping, hilarious entertainment at this comedy event.
Head to the Music Midtown event in Atlanta for a day of live music and entertainment. The event boasts a star-studded history, with past performers like Bob Dylan, Def Leppard, Al Green, Devo, REO Speedwagon, LL Cool J, Stone Temple Pilots, Ludacris, Journey, Tony Bennett, and many more. While you're listening to live music, shop the booths of the Midtown Artist market for unique merchandise you won't find anywhere else.
Celebrate the artistic works and achievements of people of African descent at the National Black Arts Festival. The event showcases art, music and cultural facets of African heritage. This festival is the largest of its kind and presents works in the genres of dance, film, literature, music, performance art, theater and visual art. Maya Angelou, Spike Lee, and Gladys Knight have all been featured contributors and guests of the event.
Experience a city-favorite event at the Sandy Springs Festival. The festival features a car show, the Kiwanis Pet Parade, the Douglas Kessler 5K and 10K races, a variety of merchant booths, and food for every appetite. While exploring all the festival has to offer, be sure to stop by the Heritage Sand Springs Museum and get an in-depth look at city history.
Browse through booth after booth of arts and crafts at the Yellow Daisy Festival in Atlanta's Stone Mountain suburb. Since its start in 1968, the festival has grown to be one of the most popular in the state. From art, to jewelry, glass works, and sculptures, you'll be able to find art for your home or for yourself. Fun, games, live music and food are all part of the Yellow Daisy Festival as well.