Now that Spring has sprung and the Easter bunny has hopped through town, it means the Atlanta Spring festivals season has officially begun. The spring season in Atlanta is always filled with lots of great events, concerts, markets, art shows, and food fests. Locals and visitors alike have plenty of choices every weekend to choose from through Memorial Day and into the arrival of Summer. So go ahead and keep this list handy as you make your social plans for the season. May this Spring be a great part of your year. If you’re thinking about buying a home this year we hope you will stop by and see the well-located new homes we have available.
At Brock Built, we are local Atlanta home builders, and we have new homes and communities nearby most all of these events whether you want to live Intown or OTP. We have opportunities available in West Midtown, East Atlanta, NW Atlanta, Marietta, Norcross, and Woodstock.
80th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival – April 8-10, 2016 in Piedmont Park
The Atlanta festival staple for 80 years, there is something for everyone here, including the Fine Artist Market, the Kids Village, lots of Music, Food, and more. Enjoy all of this and the beautiful dogwoods in bloom and on display in Piedmont Park in Midtown.
Georgia Renaissance Festival – April 16-June 5 (Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day)
This is a medieval retreat for attendees. It takes place on festival grounds in the woods of Fairburn, so festival organizers provide in-depth instructions on how to find its location. Fair thee well and prepare thyself for merriment!
Big Shanty Festival – April 16 & 17th in Downtown Kennesaw
This annual festival combines the best of Kennesaw’s rich heritage with today’s fun-filled activities. Attendees will enjoy the more than 250 booths with arts & crafts, food vendors, merchants, and live entertainment.
Hogs and Hops Festival – April 16th in the Historic 4th Ward Park
The 5th Annual Hogs and Hops will be in the Historic 4th Ward Park for 2016. This year’s event will feature tasty BBQ and other foods from some great restaurants and food trucks, live music with the Geeks Band, and tons of fun. With over 50 different beer options, and selection of wine and cider, this event is the perfect way to spend your Saturday.
Taste and Sound of Woodstock – April 23rd, 2016 in Downtown Woodstock
This great community event supports local businesses, restaurants, and the Woodstock HS band. Sample delicious food from many of the best local restaurants while being entertained by the student band of Woodstock High School and other outstanding area musicians! There will also be interactive cooking demonstrations offering valuable cooking tips.
Taste of Marietta – April 24th, 2016 on Historic Marietta Square
This free to attend, annual food festival always held the last Sunday in April that showcases local Marietta and Cobb County restaurants and caterers. This is the largest and longest running food festival in Cobb County and has become a favorite annual tradition among local residents.
Free Family Fun Sundays at the Woodruff Arts Center – April 10 to June 26
Sundays afternoons are for Family at Woodruff Arts Center. Explore, play, learn and create art in an interactive, family-friendly environment including music, theater games, crafts, instrument petting zoos, and more. Every Sunday from 1-4 PM. Online reservations are required for this free event.
Friday Night Baseball and Fireworks – April 8 – May 27, 2016
Watch the Atlanta Braves play a home game at Turner Field followed by a fireworks show on April 8 & 22, plus May 6 & 27.
Dinner and a Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – April to June (select dates)
Make it a date! The Atlanta Symphony Hall is offering their Dinner and a Concert series. Before select concerts offered this season, enjoy dinner at Midtown restaurants like ONE. Midtown Kitchen, Lure, or Gordon Biersch. Each ticket combines a delicious dinner and a world-class concert from the ASO with various special guests.
East Atlanta Craft Beer Festival – May 21st, 2016
The 13th Annual East Atlanta Craft Beer Festival will be held in the shade of EA’s Brownwood Park and looks to be better than ever! From a great beer selection to rocking local music, the EABF is an event not to be missed! Festival proceeds go to local organizations to fund projects that make East Atlanta a great place to live.
Enjoy the Season!
We hope you plan to attend all of these and more. Please consult event websites for full details. Let us know if we missed anything that you believe everyone around town may also enjoy. Send us an email or write us a message on our Facebook page. Have a great Spring!
image sources: dogwood.org, downtownwoodstock.org, marietta.com, eastatlantabeerfest.com