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Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2022

Atlanta Dogwood Festival - Piedmont Park in the Spring

Photo Credit: Explore Georgia. Photo by Kimie Yates, @kimieyates

Atlanta Dogwood Festival - Piedmont Park in the Spring



The Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2022

Every spring, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park honors the warmer weather with performances, art booths, kiddie rides, snacks from local restaurants, and thousands upon thousands upon thousands of cabin-fevered Atlantans.

Festivals

Friday April 8, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
The Dogwood Festival will take place Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10th, 2022. | more...

Community, Economic Development

Thursday April 14, 2022 02:00 AM EDT
Dogwood Festival sponsorship revenues down 45 percent | more...


About the Dogwood Festival


The first Dogwood Festival took place April 19, 1936. The founder of Rich's department store, Walter Rich, was the visionary behind the week-long event.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival Postcard From 1936 (400)

Largely due to the popularity of the festival, the Dogwood Tree is connected to the City of Atlanta in a similar way that the Cherry Blossom is identified with Washington DC. The Dogwood grows mainly in the Southeast US, the Atlantic Seaboard and the MidWest.

Is the Dogwood Worthy of Its Own Festival?

Creative Loafing's Jeff Slate asks residents:

Street Talk 2009
Street Talk 2009

Ric: "Definitely. When something can bring attention to nature, it’s a good thing. And they are beautiful, they’re beautiful trees. They’re kind of like the cherry blossoms in Japan. They only come a certain time of year, so you might as well enjoy them. The white blossom is different and really stands out in the midst of everyday green, pink and yellow. I’m not a botanist, but a beautiful flower is a beautiful flower. I’m new to Georgia and I’ve never seen a dogwood until I came here. It is a gorgeous tree and flower."

Street Talk 2009
Street Talk 2009

Gina: If there was an impressive display of them at Piedmont Park, then yes. But I’m from D.C, and the cherry blossoms are always so breathtaking and beautiful. The park here is lacking dogwood trees. It’s kind of silly to name it the Dogwood Festival when you only have five dogwood trees. In D.C. people go to see the cherry blossoms. It’s impressive. There are cherry blossoms! But here, call it a spring festival or something, so you don’t have any expectations of seeing beautiful dogwoods. Or plant some more dogwood trees.

Street Talk 2009
Street Talk 2009

Rosalyn: Yes. It’s a initial sign of spring. It’s symbolic of Christianity. It was the tree that was used for Jesus to be nailed to the cross, and the flower heavily resembles the cross. My parents and grandparents would always show them to us and explained to us what they meant. It’s the first tree I learned about. There’s a lot of sentimental value, especially for this area because it's the Bible Belt. The white is a symbol of purity. Most people, if they know their history, know what the dogwood symbolizes. And when you see them, they are just so beautiful.


Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2018 Video

News About the Dogwood Festival


🦃 From the Atlanta Dogwood Festival Family to yours, we hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving! #thankful #thanksgiving2022 #thanksgiving
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🎨 We will not have the full participating artist list until February, but we'll be highlighting some of the artists as they are confirmed. ➡️ Artist: Kendra Runnels (KendraStudios ) from Martinez, GA ➡️ Medium: 2-D...
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🎨We're excited that all of the artists have been invited to participate in April! We will not have the full list until February, but we'll be highlighting some of the artists as they are confirmed. ➡️ Artist: Kana...
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🎨 The artist application deadline is one week from TODAY! ➡️ Link in bio to apply. #fineart #artists #artistmarket #artist #fineartfestival #artfestival #atlanta #weloveatlanta #festival #springfestival...
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📣 Just a friendly reminder that the artist application deadline is approaching. All applications must be submitted by Oct 25. ➡️ Link in bio to apply online. #dogwoodfestival2023 #atlantadogwoodfestival...
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Our executive director, Brian Hill enjoyed catching up with old friends, making new friends and networking last week at the International Festivals & Events Association conference!
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🎨 Attention Artists! Have you submitted your application for the 2023 festival? The Oct 25 deadline will be here before you know it! ➡️ Link in bio to apply online. #dogwoodfestival #dogwoodfestivalatl...
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🍔 We are now accepting Food Vendor applications for the 2023 festival. ➡️ Link in bio to apply online.
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🌸 As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, we rely heavily on volunteers to work not only during the festival but throughout the year. We're especially thankful for our Board of Directors!
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Past Coverage

NEWS BRIEF: Dogwood Festival faces uncertain future

04/14/2022 2:00 AM
Dogwood Festival sponsorship revenues down 45 percent

Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2022

04/08/2022 12:00 PM
The Dogwood Festival will take place Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10th, 2022.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2021

08/06/2021 12:00 PM
The Dogwood Festival will take place Friday, August 6 – Sunday, August 8.

2021 Dogwood Festival Artist Market

06/29/2021 2:05 PM
No description provided

Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2020

08/07/2020 12:06 PM
This year's Atlanta Dogwood festival has been postponed to August 7 – August 9, 2020 and then cancelled. We'll publish the festival schedule, recommen...

Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2019

04/12/2019 12:10 PM
Atlanta Dogwood Festival Annual Event

SEE & DO: Atlanta Dogwood Festival - Issue Date April 04 2017

04/04/2017 3:09 PM
The popular festival is back for its 81st year

Weekend Arts Agenda: Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams comes to Hapeville Performing Arts Center April 07 2016

04/07/2016 10:03 AM
Plus, author Desiree Cooper comes to the Hammonds House Museum to discuss her book.

Weekend Arts Agenda: Art & Dialogue at the Contemporary April 09 2015

04/09/2015 4:27 PM
A weekly roundup of cultural happenings going on from Thursday to Sunday

Dogwood Festival returns this weekend

04/13/2010 8:10 PM
Atlanta party-funk crew Noot d' Noot will perform, along with local psych-surf dudes the Jaguars, Soulphonics & Ruby Velle and the Forty-Fives

Photo Galleries - Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park

04/21/2009 2:15 PM
Photos from this year's Festival

5 things to do today April 17 2009 (1)

04/17/2009 4:15 AM
1) The Atlanta Dogwood Festival returns to Piedmont Park.

Streetalk: Is a dogwood worthy of its own festival?

04/12/2009 12:22 PM
Perhaps — but where are the dogwoods in Piedmont Park?

Young Antiques 'Johnny Da Da' video

03/30/2009 6:10 PM
Atlanta power pop trio Young Antiques unveil a herky-jerky new video for the songs, Johnny Da Da.""

Pop Smart - See & Do: Atlanta Dogwood Festival

04/04/2008 3:00 PM
2008 Atlanta Dogwood Festival Coverage

It's official: Lenox will host Dogwood Festival

02/01/2008 10:39 PM
CL's 2008 Atlanta Dogwood Festival Coverage

Dogwood Fest to Lenox?

01/31/2008 11:00 PM
Atlanta Dogwood Festival Coverage from the January, 2008 issue of Creative Loafing.

Dogwood Fest still scrambling

01/29/2008 4:36 PM
CL's 2008 Atlanta Dogwood Festival Coverage

Atlanta Dogwood Fest looks for a new home

01/11/2008 11:08 PM
Atlanta Dogwood Festival Coverage from the January, 2008 issue of Creative Loafing.

Are you looking forward to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival?

04/11/2007 12:04 AM
Everyday answers to oddball questions

Reasons to go to the Dogwood Festival

04/05/2006 12:04 AM
Five acts worth checking out

Atlanta Dogwood Festival Music Schedule 2004

04/01/2004 12:04 AM
Atlanta Dogwood Festival Coverage from the April, 2004 issue of Creative Loafing.

Local Music Feature: Atlanta Dogwood Festival Music Schedule

04/01/2004 12:04 AM
Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2004

Dogs banned from the Atlanta Dogwood Festival

03/25/2004 12:04 AM
Atlanta Dogwood Festival Coverage from the March, 2004 issue of Creative Loafing.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival music schedule

04/09/2003 12:04 AM
Atlanta Dogwood Festival Coverage from the April, 2003 issue of Creative Loafing.

Dogwood Festival sprouts a new leaf

04/10/2002 12:04 AM
Our Coverage of the 2002 Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Did your friend enjoy the Dogwood Festival?

04/11/2001 12:04 AM
Talk of the Town Profiles: Dogwood Festival 2001




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