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

The popular festival is back for its 81st year

No value assignedFor the 81 years, the dogwoods have reached their peak in springtime and the people of Atlanta have come together to celebrate. This three-day festival features live music, an artists market, cultural performances, the popular disc dog competition and more. Kick off the festival with unlimited rides and inflatables the whole family can enjoy at Family Friday. Run the Mimosa 5K early Saturday morning and toast to the finish line with a glass of OJ and champagne. Then dig into samples from local eateries, including Das BBQ, Amara and El Super Pan, at Backyard Bites & Brews. Wind down on Sunday afternoon at the Backyard Brunch celebrating everyonebs favorite meal with restaurants like Bon Glaze, Cinnaholic and D.B.A. Barbecue. Free. Fri., April 7, noon-11 p.m.; Sat., April 8, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., April 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive. www.dogwood.org.