Atlanta Arts Festival

Atlanta Arts Festival

Address: 1342 Worchester Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 - MAP
Phone: (770) 941-9660
Web: www.atlantaartsfestival.com

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.

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

Address: 680 Dallas St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 - MAP
Phone: (404) 519-6120
Web: www.atlantacarnival.org

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.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Address: 1342 Worchester Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 - MAP
Phone: (404) 817-6642
Web: www.dogwood.org

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.

Atlanta Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival

Address: Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 - MAP
Phone: (678) 929-8103
Web: atlantafilmfestival.com

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.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Phone: (404) 474-7330
Web: atlfoodandwinefestival.com

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.

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Address: 1342 Worchester Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 - MAP
Phone: (404) 546-7246
Web: atlantafestivals.com

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.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

Georgia Renaissance Festival

Address: 6905 Virlyn B Smith Rd, Fairburn, GA 30213 - MAP
Phone: (770) 964-8575
Web: www.garenfest.com

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.

Inman Park Festival

Inman Park Festival

Address: Inman Park, Atlanta, GA - MAP
Web: inmanparkfestival.org

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.

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival

Address: 878 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 - MAP
Phone: (877) 523-3288
Web: www.laughingskullcomedyfestival.com

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.

Music Midtown

Music Midtown

Address: 1342 Worchester Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 - MAP
Web: www.musicmidtown.com

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.

National Black Arts Festival

National Black Arts Festival

Phone: (404) 730-7315
Web: nbaf.org

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.

Sandy Springs Festival

Sandy Springs Festival

Address: 6110 Blue Stone Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30328 - MAP
Phone: (404) 851-9111
Web: www.sandyspringsfestival.com

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.

Yellow Daisy Festival

Yellow Daisy Festival

Address: 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 - MAP
Phone: (800) 401-2407
Web: www.stonemountainpark.com

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.

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