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Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2021

The Dogwood Festival will take place Friday, August 6 – Sunday, August 8.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival Logo
Photo credit: Courtesy Atlanta Dogwood Festival

After having to postpone the 2020 Atlanta Dogwood Festival due to the coronavirus pandemic, festival organizers are excited to announce the annual event will move forward this year, just a few months later than usual.  The 85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival is now scheduled to take place in Piedmont Park from Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8. “We are thrilled to head back to Piedmont Park in August and host this outdoor fine arts festival,” says Brian Hill, festival executive director. “Last year was difficult, and we are looking forward to bringing a much-needed celebration to our city and continuing the beloved tradition of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.” The safety of festival attendees, artists, vendors and participants is a top priority, and festival organizers will continue to work closely with the City of Atlanta to comply with relevant COVID-19 protocols for that time period. “The Atlanta Dogwood Festival was founded in 1936 as an effort to lift people’s spirits during the Great Depression,” says Hill. “This year, we’re counting on it to have the same effect, and we’ll still enjoy the dogwood trees, just in a new season – flush with green leaves that offer plenty of shade!” In spring 2020, the festival was canceled out of necessity due to the pandemic. It was only the second time in the festival’s long history that the annual tradition has taken a necessary break. The first was when it was discontinued due to World War II. Contributing significantly to the economic well-being of the city and Midtown neighborhood, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival welcomes attendees to Piedmont Park to enjoy the three-day, outdoor arts festival and support the arts in Atlanta.  The offerings of fine art, live entertainment and family activities have made the festival a longtime local favorite event. Updates for the 2021 festival will be released on dogwood.org as they become available.

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