Spring festivals featuring art, music and food are the ideal way to enjoy the season. Don’t miss these Atlanta events, which include an outstanding culinary celebration, neighborhood events and parties with beer and barbecue, as well as the city’s annual jazz festival.—rachael mason
Atlanta Food and Wine Festival 2012
Loews Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga. 30309
This culinary extravaganza features seminars and cooking demonstrations from the South’s top chefs, plus samples from the region’s best restaurants. There will also be plentiful tastings of upscale liquor brands. Special dinner experiences at Atlanta restaurants are also part of the event. The Loews Hotel in Midtown serves as festival headquarters, with tasting events held in nearby tents on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets for the tasting tents are $100, while one-day passes that include tasting-tent admission and three learning experiences are $180. Three-day passes, with admission to nine learning experiences and three tasting tent sessions are $500. VIP packages are also available. Dinners and event admission prices vary.