Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs APRIL 20 & 21
Sandy Springs Artsapalooza is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on visual arts and handcraft. This festival will feature up to 150 local and regional artists representing disciplines in painting, ceramics, glass, woodwork, handcraft, mixed media and more. In addition to the beautiful selection of artwork, the festival will also include an amazing lineup of gourmet food trucks, live acoustic music, children’s activities, as well as free parking and free admission. In all, this festival is the perfect spring destination with activities for the entire family. Visit SandyspringsArtsapalooza.com
Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes
APRIL 27 - 28
The Inman Park Festival is a neighborhood event featuring food, music, fun, the city's largest street market and it's most outrageous parade. The parade takes place on Saturday, April 27 and will be led by the Inman Park Butterfly and followed by floats, clowns, jugglers, and the legendary Kelly's Seed and Feed Marching Abominables. The parade begins at Edgewood and Euclid at 2:00 p.m. and runs to Austin Ave. at the foot of Little Five Points. Children's activities include a giant slide, obstacle course, relay races and more. Admission to all festival events is free, except for the Tour of Homes, which requires a paid ticket. For more information visit inmanparkfestival.org.
Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival
The Village Green - Smyrna APRIL 27 & 28
The Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival features over 175 Arts & Crafts booths, 20 food booths, an entertainment stage and a variety of children's activities. Artisans are from all over the southeast feature their own hand-made crafts, paintings, furniture, jewelry and much more. The huge interactive children's area includes big and small inflatable activities, sand art, and more. New this year is Jurassic Kingdom which will have audiences roaring with excitement. Not only do patrons get to experience life like dinosaurs in action, they also have the opportunity to touch and interact with them throughout the show. Meet fantastic characters such as Terry the talking, comical pterodactyl, Jack a 2 month old Brontosaurus & many more! Admission is free. For more info visit smyrnacity.com.
Duluth Arts Festival Duluth Town Green
APRIL 27 & 28
With an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun, this two day event is presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. One of the most vibrant and fastest growing communities , Duluth is home to one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities in metro Atlanta. The Duluth Spring Arts and craft festival is excited to bringing back the tradition to the arts community. The festival will feature up
to 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. Also on hand will be artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children's play area, plus festival foods and beverages. Visit DuluthArtsFestival.com
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Taste of Marietta
Historic Marietta Square APRIL 28
Taste of Marietta is celebrating its 26th anniversary showcasing Cobb County restaurants and caterers. It is the largest and longest running food festival in Cobb County and has become a favorite annual tradition among local residents. Over 85 of Marietta’s favorite restaurants will be offering samples. Tastings range from $1 - $5. There will be musical entertainment all day on stages throughout the festival, fun and games in the Kids Alley, and a food judging competition. In addition to the event festivities, enjoy live cooking demonstrations, unique shops and museums present on the Marietta Square. Visit TasteofMarietta.com.
FREE Admission • NEW! Live Cooking Demonstrations
MAY Shaky Knees Music Festival Central Park
MAY 3 - 5
Shaky Knees Music Festival returns May 35 featuring bands across five outdoor stages as well as local food trucks, artisans and vendors. The music lineup includes Beck, Incubus, Cage the Elephant, Tame Impala and many more. Full lineup and ticket info at ShakyKneesFestival.com.
Spring Bierfest Helen, GA Festhalle
Head to the mountains of Helen, GA for the 4th annual Craft Beer Tasting and Spring Bierfest. This year offers over 100 beers to sample. The event takes place on Saturday, May 11. Beer tastings from noon - 5pm with Bierfest after party 6pm 11pm. Free admission to After Party with arm band from Tasting. Tickets available at HelenChamber.com or (706) 878-1908.
Chastain Arts Festival Chastain Park, Buckhead
MAY 11 & 12
This award-winning, two-day festival is held on Saturday and Sunday May 11 & 12 at Chastain Park. An estimated 40,000 visitors attend each year with over 185 displays of art and crafts, including many local and regional artists and artisans. In addition to the abundance of unique art, there will be a children's area in the adjacent green space, local gourmet food, beverages and a small stage for acoustic musical performances. This free event showcases painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Visit ChastainParkartsFestival.com.
Sweet Auburn Festival
Sweet Auburn District MAY 11 - 12
The original Sweet Auburn Springfest takes place Mother’s Day Weekend May 11 - 12 in the historic Auburn Avenue district of Downtown Atlanta. Enjoy fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. Visit SweetAuburn.com for more information.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Tour of Homes
Food Trucks Dance Festival
Live Music Stages Kids Zone Arts & Crafts Show & Market
Sat. April 27 Starts at 2:00pm
FREE ADMISSION TO ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS (except the Tour of Homes)
Tour of Homes Ticketed event ($20 in Advance, $25 starting Friday, April 26) Festival Hours: Sat., April 27 11am–8:30 pm & Sun., April 28 11:00 am–7 pm
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