These outdoor festivals bring food trucks, children’s activities and artist markets. n Roswell Azalea Festival. Throughout Roswell. Month-long events including a lantern parade, musical performances, street festival, artisan market and more. April 1-30. Location, dates, times and admission vary. Roswell. roswellazaleafestival.com
n Acworth Art Fest. Downtown Acworth. Over 100
artists displaying paintings, pottery, metalwork and more. Kids’ zone includes arts and crafts projects, bounce houses, sand art and face painting. April 6-7. Sat. 10 a.m.6 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 4415 Senator Russell Blvd., Acworth. splashfestivals.com. Free.
n Festival on Ponce. Olmsted Linear Park. 150
local and regional artists, children’s area, local food and more. April 6-7. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. festivalonponce.com Admission, free.
n Food-O-Rama Food Truck Festival. Grant Park. 50 food vendors, live music, children’s area with games and inflatables. April 6. Noon-6 p.m. 840 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta. atlantacreativeevents.com. Admission, free.
n Wild Azalea Festival. Reynolds Nature Preserve. Azalea showcases, guided nature hikes, face painting, animal shows and more. April 6. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 5665 Reynolds Rd., Morrow. 770-472-8077. Admission, free.
n Atlanta Streets Alive. South Downtown to
Midtown. Bike parade at 1:30 p.m. then enjoy biking, skating or walking down the car-free streets. Local businesses will have booths and displays along the route. April 7. 2-6 p.m. Peachtree St. and 16th St. Atlanta. 404881-1112. atlantastreetsalive.com. Admission, free.
n Taste of Newnan. Downtown Newnan. Samples from local restaurants plus live entertainment, games, carnival rides and more. April 11. 5-8:30 p.m. N. and S. Court Square, Newnan. 770-253-8283. Admission, free; tasting tickets, $1.
n Dogwood Festival. Piedmont Park. Three-day
festival features artists from around the country, musical performances, kids village with inflatables, arts and crafts, face painting, puppet shows and more. April 12-14. Fri., noon-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 14th St. and Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. 404-817-6642. Admission, free.
Food-O-Rama Food Truck Festival
n Big Shanty Festival. Downtown Kennesaw. Enjoy
the artist markets, children’s activities and live music. April 13-14. Sat., 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (parade, 9:30 a.m.); Sun., noon-5 p.m. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 770-423-1330. Admission, free.
n Georgia Renaissance Festival. Fairburn. Artist
demonstrations, juggling, fire show, jousting, a hypnotist, parrot show, acrobatics and more. Games, rides and festival foods. April 13-June 2. Sat. and Sun. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd., Fairburn. 770-964-8575. Adults, $23.95; ages 6-12, $11.95; ages 5 and younger, free.
n Taste of Henry. Heritage Park. Over 30 Henry
County restaurants serve tasting samples plus kids can enjoy slides, moonwalks, face painting and more. April 12. 6-9 p.m. 101 Lake Dow Rd., McDonough. 678-432-1630. Adults, $20; ages 3-12, $5.
n Experience Easter. Johnson
Ferry Baptist Church. Festival includes art, music, animals, puppet, faithbased immersive experiences, food and more. April 14. 3-5 p.m. 955 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta. 770-7953256. Free.
n Art on the Chattahoochee
Art Market. Jones Bridge Park. Live entertainment, vendors, artist demos, kid’s zone, kid’s chalk art contest, food trucks, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. April 20. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 4901 E. Jones Bridge Rd., Peachtree Corners. 678-277-0920. Admission, free.
Go on an Animal Safari and Win! To celebrate the opening of Zoo Atlanta’s new African Savanna this summer, go to atlantaparent.com for a chance to win a Zoo Atlanta Family Membership and an Aldabra Tortoise Wild Encounter, Zoo tickets and more. FIND THE ONLINE STORY ABOUT THE ZOO, AND CLICK ON THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT TO ENTER. LOOK FOR A DIFFERENT SAFARI ANIMAL NEXT MONTH. 68 Atlanta Parent April 2019
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n At the new African Savanna: African elephants will roam a new and dramatically expanded habitat with dynamic and enriching features designed especially for their species.