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Atlanta's Special Events

Annual Events and Festivals

Arts Agenda, Festivals

Friday April 9, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Dogwood Festival will take place in the Fall of 2021. | more...

Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Neighborhoods, Festivals

Thursday April 1, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
This year's Inman Park Festival has been cancelled. 2021 Event Date TBA. | more...

Culture, Festivals

Monday January 18, 2021 12:00 am EST
Browse MLK Day events as well as recommendations for the hottest events and parades. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to MLK Day in Atlanta.



 

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Culture, Festivals

Thursday November 26, 2020 12:00 am EST
The Peachtree Road Race has gone virtual and is postponed November 26, 2020 - Thanksgiving Day. Browse the Peachtree Road Race schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Arts Agenda, Movies and TV, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Thursday October 15, 2020 11:00 am EDT
Browse the many panels and speakers at A3C Festival and Conference, as well as the musical acts that are a part of the event. CL's critics & readers weigh in on festival activities. | more...

Culture, Festivals

Saturday September 26, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
East Atlanta's premier fall festival. | more...

Arts Agenda, Movies and TV, Festivals

Saturday September 12, 2020 12:00 am EDT
The Atlanta Design Festival is postponed to September 12—20, 2020. | more...

Culture, Festivals

Thursday September 3, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse the Dragon Con schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Arts Agenda, Movies and TV, Festivals

Saturday August 29, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Browse the National Black Arts Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Culture, Festivals

Saturday August 29, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse the AJC Decatur Book Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Neighborhoods, Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Saturday August 22, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Arts Agenda, Festivals

Saturday August 15, 2020 03:41 pm EDT
Browse the Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday August 7, 2020 12:06 pm EDT
This year's Atlanta Dogwood festival has been postponed to August 7 – August 9, 2020 and then cancelled. We'll publish the festival schedule, recommendations and events next Spring when it returns.



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Culture, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday June 19, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Juneteenth is yet to announce how it will handle the Festival for this year. | more...

Culture, Festivals

Sunday March 15, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
This year's event has been cancelled. | more...

Culture, Festivals

Saturday March 7, 2020 12:00 pm EST
Browse the Atlanta United Block Party schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Culture, Festivals

Saturday February 22, 2020 12:00 pm EST
Browse the Black History Month Parade schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Culture, Festivals

Saturday December 28, 2019 12:00 pm EST
Browse information about Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Check out events pertaining to the festival and get up-to-date information about game day. | more...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Festivals

Saturday November 23, 2019 05:18 pm EST
Browse Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Tuesday October 8, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Browse the many panels and speakers at A3C Festival and Conference, as well as the musical acts that are a part of the event. CL's critics & readers weigh in on festival activities. | more...

Culture, Festivals

Wednesday October 2, 2019 11:03 am EDT
Mysterious and spooky three decades on | more...


Upcoming ATL Festivals

Friday April 16, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Center For Puppetry Arts Cost: $16-$22
Arts Agenda, Festivals
Categories: puppetry The Reluctant Dragon takes the stage on April 16 in an adaptation of the Kennet...
$16-$22 [click here for more]

Saturday April 17, 2021 12:00 am EDT
Festivals
Categories: Charity, Fundraiser, Entertainment, Games, Mini Golf, Attraction, Leisure PUTT FOR PREEM...
$15 [click here for more]

Saturday April 17, 2021 11:30 am EDT
Atlantic Station Cost: $15-$27
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink
A FOOD FESTIVAL OF DELICIOUS PROPORTIONS. We're taking a whole day, dedicated to celebrate everyone'...
$15-$27 [click here for more]

Thursday April 22, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Varies
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Festivals
Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying ...
Varies [click here for more]

Friday April 23, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Varies
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Festivals
Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying ...
Varies [click here for more]

Saturday April 24, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Varies
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Festivals
Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying ...
Varies [click here for more]

Sunday April 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Varies
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Festivals
Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying ...
Varies [click here for more]

Monday April 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Varies
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Festivals
Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying ...
Varies [click here for more]

Tuesday April 27, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Varies
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Festivals
Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying ...
Varies [click here for more]

Wednesday April 28, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Varies
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Festivals
Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying ...
Varies [click here for more]

Thursday April 29, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Varies
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Festivals
Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying ...
Varies [click here for more]

Friday April 30, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Varies
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Festivals
Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying ...
Varies [click here for more]

Friday April 30, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Center For Puppetry Arts Cost: $16-$22
Arts Agenda, Festivals
Categories: puppetry Little Red rides into the Center for Puppetry Arts with the Big Bad Wolf workin...
$16-$22 [click here for more]

Saturday May 1, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Varies
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Festivals
Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying ...
Varies [click here for more]

Sunday May 2, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Varies
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Festivals
Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying ...
Varies [click here for more]

Friday May 14, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Center For Puppetry Arts Cost: $16-$22
Arts Agenda, Festivals
Categories: puppetry In Pinocchio, upcycled thrift store finds get new life in this unique retelling...
$16-$22 [click here for more]

Saturday May 15, 2021 08:00 am EDT
Truist Park Cost: $35
Festivals
Categories: Fundraiser The American Lung Association in Georgia will host the iconic Fight For Air C...
$35 [click here for more]

Saturday May 15, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Chastain Park Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival 2021



FESTIVALS ARE BACK!

The Atlanta Foundation for ...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday May 22, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Virtual Cost: Free (Donations accepted and appreciated)
Festivals, Free Events
The Congenital Heart Walk directly supports The Children’s Heart Foundation’s mission: to fund the m...
Free (Donations accepted and appreciated) [click here for more]

Saturday May 22, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Duluth Town Green Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events
With an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun, the Atlanta Foundation presents this two-day eve...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday May 22, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Foxhall Resort Cost: $50-$1500
Festivals, Food and Drink, Music
Categories: Sports Enjoy a beautiful spring day with family and friends at the prestigious Foxhall R...
$50-$1500 [click here for more]

Thursday May 27, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda, Community, Festivals
MomoCon brings together fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tableto...
$15-$80 [click here for more]

Friday May 28, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda, Community, Festivals
MomoCon brings together fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tableto...
$15-$80 [click here for more]

Saturday May 29, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda, Community, Festivals
MomoCon brings together fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tableto...
$15-$80 [click here for more]

Sunday May 30, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda, Community, Festivals
MomoCon brings together fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tableto...
$15-$80 [click here for more]

Saturday June 5, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Olmsted Linear Park Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events
Spring into Atlanta Festival Season with the 11th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce


Free [click here for more]

Saturday June 12, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Roswell City Hall Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events
The Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival is a two-day outdoor festival. Roswell is known for its ...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday June 12, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
Foxhall Resort Cost: $68.25-$168
Festivals, Music, Nightlife
Experience music again with Lost Art Music Festival Presented by Cathead Distillery in Douglasville ...
$68.25-$168 [click here for more]

Friday August 6, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda, Community, Festivals
We’re Imaginarium and our love for comic books, stories, art, and pop-culture is boundless. We run c...
$30-$60 [click here for more]

Saturday August 7, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda, Community, Festivals
We’re Imaginarium and our love for comic books, stories, art, and pop-culture is boundless. We run c...
$30-$60 [click here for more]
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Coverage

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Saturday May 29, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Atlanta Jazz Festival returns Memorial Day Weekend May 29-30, 2021 | more...

Festivals

Friday March 5, 2021 12:00 pm EST
Atlanta Fair expected to return March 2021 | more...

Festivals

Sunday November 1, 2020 01:24 pm EST
Search for Atlanta Winter Festivals. Take the chill off in December, January and February with CL's guide to MLK Day, Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Jewish Film Festival & more. | more...

Festivals

Saturday October 17, 2020 04:00 pm EDT
Saturday, October 17, 4 p.m., with virtual Grand Marshal Puddles Pity Party! | more...

Festivals

Sunday October 4, 2020 03:09 pm EDT
Check out the Fall Festivals in Atlanta for September, October, and November your guide to Halloween, DragonCon, Music Midtown, A3C, Pride and Taste of Atlanta. | more...

Festivals

Thursday October 1, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse information about Georgia's most popular haunted house. Read stories and check out events pertaining to Netherworld. | more...

Festivals

Saturday September 19, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse the Music Midtown schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Monday September 7, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
WRFG 89.3 Community Radio's Annual Blues/BBQ Celebration | more...

Festivals

Monday June 1, 2020 04:20 pm EDT
Check out the Summer Festivals in Atlanta for June, July, and August. Your guide to the Peachtree Road Race, Decatur Book Festival, Juneteenth, Fourth of July. | more...

Arts, Festivals

Monday February 17, 2020 03:32 pm EST
A Creative Loafing Podcast | more...

Festivals

Monday October 21, 2019 03:50 pm EDT
Things to do for the next 12 months in Atlanta | more...

Culture, Festivals

Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Browse a comprehensive guide to one of the biggest Halloween celebrations in the country. Check out information pertianing to the Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade. | more...

Festivals

Friday October 18, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Browse a guide to Taste of Atlanta's best parties, panels, and dishes. CL critics weigh on on the best the festival has to offer.  | more...

Music and Nightlife, Crib Notes, Festivals

Wednesday September 11, 2019 11:50 am EDT
An interview with Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand of IRIS Presents | more...

Music and Nightlife, Crib Notes, Festivals

Wednesday September 4, 2019 03:24 pm EDT
Get prepared to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Atlanta’s cultural homecoming | more...

Culture, Festivals

Thursday August 29, 2019 03:45 pm EDT
September 26-28 | more...

Book Content, Festivals

Thursday August 29, 2019 02:03 pm EDT
2019 | more...

Music and Nightlife, Crib Notes, News You May Have Missed, Festivals

Thursday May 16, 2019 04:53 am EDT
Makaya McCraven, Joel Ross, Kandace Springs, and more offer a look at the shape of jazz to come | more...

Music and Nightlife, Crib Notes, News You May Have Missed, Music Photos, Festivals

Thursday May 16, 2019 04:32 am EDT
Tame Impala, Maggie rogers, Black Lips and more scenes from a Shaky weeend | more...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Food and Drink, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Wednesday May 1, 2019 03:28 pm EDT
Shaky Knees, Dragon Con, A3C, and more | more...




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