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The 88th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back April 12-14 with hundreds of artists from around the country setting up their tents for the 88th-annual event in Piedmont Park. A wide variety of art across mediums and genres will be represented at the festival in the juried Fine Artist Market, which includes sculpture, painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, and much more. The festival also highlights and honors the art of young Atlanta artists at the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition.

For families, the festival includes the Kids Village presented by Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, featuring arts & crafts, interactive make-and-take projects, and face painting. Music has become an essential feature of the weekend’s festivities, and this year will be no different. Acts

and more.

booths selling funnel cakes, gyros, onion rings, and lots of other treats.

Be sure to visit for the latest news and updates on the weekend schedule and scan the QR code to see a map of the entire festival.

You won’t want to miss the Mimosa 5K, and take your weekend to the next level with the festival’s VIP experience. And when you get hungry, just follow the delicious smells to the food trucks or @dogwoodfestival atlantadogwoodfestival

See page S8 for the festival map or scan the QR code below.

performing on the Coca-Cola Main Stage include A1A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, Zach Person, The Muckers, Bird City Revolutionaries, Suzy Jones, Sailing to Denver,


Coca-Cola Main Stage

All weekend, you’ll find a variety of live music and entertainment on the CocaCola Main Stage.

This year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is thrilled to welcome A1A: The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show as the festival headliner on Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Following the laid-back performance on the Coca-Cola Main Stage, attendees will be wowed by a fantastic fireworks display above Piedmont Park (at approximately 9:00 p.m.).

The stage also welcomes local and well-known musical acts in genres from bluegrass to pop and from funk to Americana, as well as some that defy classification. Get ready to find your next favorite band — Main Stage performances are free to enjoy!

Attendees can upgrade their festival latitude by sipping a margarita or other frozen concoction at an “Atlantaville” experience with the purchase of a Saturday Night VIP Ticket. This tiki bar-themed area is the perfect spot to toast the musician who invented tropical rock and celebrated the art of relaxing.

And while the Coca-Cola Main Stage doesn’t stop all weekend, adults can take a break and kick back in the nearby Corona Beer Garden.

Friday, April 12

Coca-Cola Main Stage

6 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

Blue Talk

Zach Person

International Stage

6 p.m. Whole World Improv Theatre

Saturday, April 13

Coca-Cola Main Stage

2:30 p.m.

3:35 p.m.

4:40 p.m.

Guitar Shed

Parker Smith & The Bandwith

The Muckers presented by Georgia Public Broadcasting

6 p.m. Bird City Revolutionaries

7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

A1A Jimmy Buffett Tribute

Fireworks over Piedmont Park

International Stage

11 a.m. After-School All-Stars

11:30 a.m.

11:55 a.m.

12:25 p.m.

1 p.m.

1:45 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

International Stage

This year, the International Stage is back on the Lake Clara Meer dock, offering performances honoring the many global communities that call Atlanta home. This dedicated stage has been a festival favorite for more than a decade and provides a virtual world tour, including music from China to the Caribbean, dance from Ireland to India, and much more.

Taiwanese Drum Team

Alma Mexicana Atlanta

Soorya Foundation Ensemble

Atlanta Fusion

Belly Dance

Calo Gitano Flamenco Dance Company

Atlanta Junkanoo Group

3:40 pm. Bulgarian American Cultural Association

ROSA Atlanta

4:25 p.m. Alliance Theatre

5:10 p.m. Atlanta Irish Dance

5:55 p.m. Nachlanta

6:20 p.m. SALSAtlanta

Sunday, April 14

Coca-Cola Main Stage

1:15 p.m. Geoff Wood

2:20 p.m. DejaBlue Grass Band

3:30 p.m. Suzy Jones

5 p.m. Sailing to Denver

International Stage

11 a.m. Magic Eastern Ensemble

11: 45 a.m. Munting Tinig “Small Voices”

12:30 p.m. Mahealani’s Polynesian Entertainment

1 p.m. Chinese American Cultural Performing Group

1:45 p.m. Laotian American Society

2:30 p.m. Jievaras

3:15 p.m. Athens Tango Project

4:15 p.m. Turkish Music Group

5:00 p.m. Ballet Mexicano de Lupita Sosa


Artist Market

At its core, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an arts festival, and the juried Artist Market welcomes 250+ fine artists from throughout the country each spring. Selected from more than 1,000 entries, participating artists working in metal, oil, mixed media, photography, sculpture, and more bring their best new work to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, nationally, one of the first in the annual art festival season.

Among this year’s booths, you’ll find fine artists working in a variety of mediums, styles, and price ranges. Take your time, peruse, and enjoy this opportunity to browse, talk with the artists, admire their creativity, and purchase one-of-a-kind works of art.

Please stop by the Coca-Cola booth at the corner of 14th Street and Piedmont Avenue to sample some of our refreshing beverages. Job No: 403207927_01c Atlanta Dogwood Festival - 4.94”W x 6.185”H
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©2024 The Coca-Cola Company. Proud Sponsor of the 88TH ANNUAL

Know When You Go

About the Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The city’s longest-running festival and the third-oldest fine arts festival in the country, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the arts and presenting the popular annual springtime event. Through its community programs, including the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition, the festival provides art supplies and scholarships to high school art teachers and students in the metro area.


Did you know the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization? For more than eight decades, the festival has offered free admission. In addition to welcoming thousands of attendees to the park each spring, the festival supports youth art programs throughout the year. To keep this beloved springtime tradition open and accessible to everyone, we’re asking for your support in the form of a $5 donation at the entrance or online through our website. Thank you!

Getting Here

The best way to get to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is by taking MARTA! Exit at the Arts Center or Midtown station and walk a few blocks to Piedmont Park.

City Ordinances

Piedmont Park and City of Atlanta ordinances require a few reminders for attendees:

• No Smoking

The City of Atlanta’s ban on smoking at outdoor facilities includes Piedmont Park. No tobacco products of any type are permitted anywhere in the park during the festival.

• No Dogs/Pets

As per a city ordinance, no dogs (or other pets) are permitted in Piedmont Park during the festival. The off-leash Piedmont Dog Park will be open during the event with access via the Park Drive entrance only.

• No Outside Food/Beverages/ Tents/Coolers

No outside food or beverages may be brought into Piedmont Park during the festival. Small chairs are allowed. No tents or coolers are allowed.

• Dates and Hours

April 12-14, 2024

Friday: noon to 9 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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More Things To See & Do

Mimosa 5K

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival Mimosa 5K welcomes participants on festival Saturday morning to enjoy a scenic course through Midtown’s historic streets. The finish line brings runners back to Piedmont Park to toast their success with a chilled mimosa featuring Cupcake Vineyards bubbly (participants

Kids Village & Attractions

There is so much for kids to enjoy at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival! Young visitors will find plenty to do in our Kids Village presented by Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Families, be sure to head to Oak Hill inside the 12th Street entrance, adjacent to the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition. Stop by and enjoy creative hands-on arts and crafts projects. Kids can also kick back and relax with a bit of face painting or a Little Princess glam manicure before taking in a puppet show from Peter Hart, engaging in bubble fun, thrilling on the spider jump or just jumping around on the inflatables. The youngest visitors won’t want to miss Atlanta Parent’s play area with Teddy Bear Hospital, mask making, and fun with Circus Camp! In the Meadow, the whole family can enjoy this year’s range of amusement park rides from the tame to the breathtaking. Ticket booths near the rides will offer a variety of packages.

Art Throwdown

You’ll also want to put the Art Throwdown on your schedule. Held on

21+ only). This race is an AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifier, and top finishers will be awarded in a variety of age groups.

Party in the Park
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Atlanta High School Art Exhibition


Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the creativity of young Atlanta artists — head to the award-winning Atlanta High School Art Exhibition in the Community Center near the 12th Street park entrance. You’ll see more than 100 pieces selected for inclusion by a jury of arts professionals from more than 700 entries. Sponsored and supported by the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition provides prizes and scholarships for top submissions. While you are visiting the exhibition, make your voice heard and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award! The winner will be announced Sunday afternoon.



Nicole Chen “Concealment” Cambridge High School


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Eileen Lipan “Apricity” Brookwood High School Kylie Boyd “Waiting for Service” Discovery High School

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