Atlanta Spring Festival

With spring just around the corner, Atlanta’s festival season is slowly approaching! Home to some of the Southeast’s largest festivals, the metro Atlanta area offers something that appeals to nearly everyone’s tastes each weekend. From street markets and food festivals to concerts and art shows, residents around Atlanta have a variety of events to attend throughout the season. Here is our list of the city’s can’t-miss springtime festivals:

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Held April 14 through 16 at Piedmont Park, this is an annual celebration of the blooming of the city’s native trees. Piedmont Park is filled with live music, arts and crafts, food booths and family-friendly activities, including the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) that showcases art from young artists to gain real-world experience and compete for prizes like art supplies and scholarships! This event is free of admission.

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Georgia Renaissance Festival

An annual favorite, this event brings a 16th century European country fair to the city. Visitors to the festival will find characters wearing period costumes, jousting tournaments, glass-blowing demonstrations and sword-swallowing shows, as well as games, rides and children’s activities. Located off of I-85 just a short drive from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the festival is open Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day from April 15 through June 4. Priced at $175 per person, attend as many days of the season as you wish with a season pass!

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Inman Park Festival

This festival is a celebration of the local street market and features local art, a 5K run where participants are encouraged to come in costume, the famed Inman Park Festival Parade of Eclectic Fun and the Inman Park Tour of Homes, which showcases the stunning Victorian homes from the late 1800s that can be found throughout the neighborhood. The festival also has children’s activities, live music and dance shows that feature some of the city’s best ballet and modern dance companies. Admission to the Inman Park Festival is free is being held April 28 through 30.

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Alpharetta Arts StreetFest

This yearly celebration of the arts features work of artists from throughout the U.S. Attendees can hear live jazz and acoustic music, see cultural arts performances, enjoy children’s activities and eat festival cuisine. The StreetFest will be held at The Grove at Wills Park on May 27 and 28.

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Shaky Knees Music Festival

Held at Central Park, this event features national and regional music acts, as well as food trucks and artisans. Highlights from this year’s musical lineup include The Killers, Greta Van Fleet, Muse, The Lumineers, Hozier and much more. The music festival starts on May 5 through 7, and tickets are priced from $269 to $799.

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Sweet Auburn Springfest

Known as the largest free outdoor festival in the southeast, this event is the perfect mix of live music, food and fun for the whole family. With 10 stages of entertainment, event goers can enjoy R&B, Gospel, Blues, Country, Jazz and much more. This event will feature several vendors, comedy shows and a kid’s zone! This year’s Springfest will be held on May 13 and 14 in the Historic Sweet Auburn District.

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Whether you prefer festivals that focus on food, art or the perfect mix of both, the city of Atlanta offers it all during the spring festival season. For more information on events in Atlanta, visit

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