8 festivals to attend in Atlanta this spring

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival is one of many spring festivals in the city. (Photo credit: Anisa Biggs/ Stampeddiary.com)

Springtime in Atlanta means it’s festival time in the city. From art to live entertainment, food and dancing, you will definitely find these events to be fun for the entire family.

GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Weekends, now through June 2, 2019
Georgia Renaissance Festival
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road
Fairburn, Georgia 30213
In addition to live entertainment, the Renaissance Festival features lots of games, rides and activities suitable for the whole family.
Info: www.garenfest.com

SWEETWATER 420 FEST
April 19-21, 2019
Centennial Olympic Park
265 Park Ave. West NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Live music on three stages, comedy, art, food and lots of SweetWater brews to sample
Info: www.sweetwater420fest.com

INMAN PARK FESTIVAL
April 26-28, 2019
Inman Park (approximately two miles east of downtown Atlanta)
This festival offers tours of the neighborhood’s historic homes, street artists, dance performances, music and Kids’ Zones.
Info: inmanparkfestival.org

CHASTAIN PARK ARTS FESTIVAL
May 11-12, 2019
Chastain Park
140 W. Wieuca Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
185 artists and artisans displaying fine arts and crafts, plus live music, local food and beverage concessions, and gourmet food trucks.
Info: chastainparkartsfestival.com

SWEET AUBURN SPRINGFEST
May 11-12, 2019
Sweet Auburn Historic District
230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30303
The largest free outdoor festival in the Southeast, featuring 10 stages of live music and dozens of vendors selling art, jewelry, fashion and food.
Info: www.sweetauburn.com

ATLANTA CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL 
May 24-25, 2019
Central Park
400 Merritts Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Celebrate Caribbean culture with music, dancing, food, children’s activities and more.
Info: www.atlantacarnival.org

ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL
May 25-26, 2019
Piedmont Park
400 Park Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
One of the country’s largest free jazz festivals, offering local and national jazz musicians,  a youth jazz band competition, a kids’ play areas and many other family-friendly activities.
Info:  atlantafestivals.com

DECATUR ARTS FESTIVAL
May 25-26, 2019
Downtown Decatur
101 E Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
Artist street market, live musical performances, improvisational and stand-up comedy, a children’s festival and parade, literary events, dance performances and more.
Info:  decaturartsfestival.com

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