Spring Events and Festivals In and Around Atlanta

Just as pollen is a sign that spring has sprung here in Atlanta, so are the events and festivals happening in and around the city. We’ve rounded up a list of family fun events for you to check out this spring!

Spring Events and Festivals In and Around Atlanta
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Spring Events and Festivals In and Around Atlanta

Atlanta Brunch Festival

March 2nd and March 9th
Atlantic Station

On Saturday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 9th at Atlantic Station. Atlanta loves brunch, so we are putting together a festival to celebrate some of the best restaurants in the brunch game serving up tasting size portions of the brunch items they do best.  We will also feature the brunch beverages we all love – Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Brunch Punch, beer, wine and seltzer.  A full list of participating restaurants will be announced soon.  We will also have live music with Davis and the Love and DJ  Qtip. Brunch samples will be $4 each paid directly to each restaurant.

Can’t make it to the festival, be sure to check out these brunch spots to satisfy your craving.

Atlanta Science Festival

March 9-23
Piedmont Park

It’s the season for the Atlanta Science Festival, presented by Delta Air Lines! Check out our schedule for events happening March 9 – 23 – and get excited about all the science coming your way! Keep up with schedule changes, announcements, and all things #ATLSciFest on our website, newsletter, and social media!

The Festival is engineered by Science ATL and community partners, with major support from presenting sponsor Delta Air Lines, founders Emory University, Georgia Tech, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and other sponsors like NCR Foundation, UPS, Lenz Marketing, Cox Enterprises, Kennesaw State University, Lockheed Martin, Mercer University, and more.

Atlanta Salsa Bachata Festival

March 7-11
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

If you are looking for some dancing and Sazón! Check out the Atlanta Salsa and Bachata Festival.

2024 Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival and 5k Run

March 23-24
Blackburn Park, Brookhaven

Lucky for us we don’t have to make the trip to Japan (although it is on my list) or Washington D.C. because Atlnata has our own Cherry Blossom trees and festivals right in Brookhaven. This is a pet and family-friendly event with great entertainment, art, music, food, and fun but most importantly the blooming Cherry Blossom trees are on full display! If you also enjoy running, you can elevate the experience and sign up for their Cherry Blossom 5K happening on Saturday morning.

Georgia Food + Wine Festival

March 21-24
JR Miller Park, Marietta

The Georgia Food + Wine Festival, presented by Georgia Grown, will celebrate the best of Georgia and the South, from its culinary superstars and beverage experts to farmers, artisans, live musicians, and more.

A variety of events for all taste buds begins with the Best of Cobb celebration on Thursday, March 21st.  Cobb’s best and brightest will be recognized.  Hosted by Cobb Life Magazine and the Marietta Daily Journal. The legendary barbecue event, “Fired-Up” starts your weekend off right on Friday night.  This is an all-inclusive, food and drink tasting event featuring a whole hog pickin’ with Rodney Scott’s BBQ. Saturday’s main event, “Savor” offers hundreds of unlimited beer, wine, and spirits tastings, a Celebrity Chef Stage, Georgia Grown Chef Stage, a VIP Lounge, an artisan shopping village, and live music on the Superior Plumbing, Cooling, & Heating Stages. “Sunday/Funday” is a budget-friendly and family-friendly day, with FREE Kids Zone, VIP Lounge Oyster Roast, live music, Georgia’s Best Whiskey Cocktail Challenge, shopping, and more. Savor the Flavors!

Spring Break Family Fun

April 1-5
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Need an exciting family activity for Spring Break? Visit the Garden and enjoy the wonders of springtime with fun, seasonal family activities.

Weather permitting. We will cancel if rain or inclement weather makes outdoor programming impractical. To check the status, email the Registration Coordinator, Angela Clingan, at [email protected].

Spring Fun Break at Stone Mountain Park

March 30-April 7
Stone Mountain Park

School’s out! Celebrate with a memorable day at Atlanta’s favorite natural wonderland for family fun! Enjoy park attractions like Dinosaur Explore, Scenic Railroad, and the 4-D Theater, plus experience the All-New Dino Fest happening during March and April. Spring at Stone Mountain Park is as colorful as the season.

Spring Festival on Ponce

April 6-7
Olmstead Linear Park

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children’s area and local food and beverage. Attendance is Free.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

April 12-14
Piedmont Park

An Atlanta staple for over 80 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned, juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, and much more.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays, April 13-June 2

Enjoy everything there is to love about the Renaissance Festival as it celebrates its 38th year in Georgia. Celebrate spring with food, drink, and entertainment throughout the festival. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance!

Lemonade Days

April 17-21
Brook Run Park

Welcome to the 24th annual Lemonade Days Festival – a premier Dunwoody signature event. As our largest annual fundraiser, it makes all of our other activities possible, with all proceeds used within our community for historic preservation, community celebrations, and education.

Featuring full-scale carnival rides, daily wristbands for unlimited rides are available – $20/day Wednesday & Thursday Family Nights; $30/day Friday-Sunday, individual ride tickets/$1.25 each CASH ONLY, fabulous food and beverage vendors, two days of center stage performances and the popular Dunwoody Idol contest. The Dunwoody Preservation Trust’s Lemonade Days have become a highlight of the city’s calendar and its most popular family event of the year.

Big Shanty Festival

April 20-21
Downtown Kennesaw

With over 150 Arts & Crafts vendors, food, live entertainment, a parade, children’s activities & a beer garden; there is something for the whole family!

Inman Park Festival

Inman Park

Inman Park Festival & Tour of Homes takes place in one of Atlanta’s oldest and most scenic neighborhoods. First developed in the late 1800s, Inman Park features an abundance of historic homes and several scenic parks. “Festival” (as it is lovingly known in Inman Park) began in the early 1970s as a means to attract attention to revitalization efforts in the community.

The Festival offers something for everybody: musickids activitiesa Tour of Homesa marvelous street paradean artists’ market, not to mention some of the city’s best people-watching. Come early, stay late, and be our guests at Atlanta’s best street festival.

Georgia State Fair

April 26-May 5
Atlanta Motor Speedway

Georgia State Fair. Exciting Attractions & Shows. Live Music. All Your Favorite Fair Food. Spectacular Carnival Rides & Kiddie Rides. Safe, Clean Family Fun.​

All shows and attractions are included in the price of admission.

Illumine at Oakland Cemetery

April 18-28
Oakland Cemetery

As the sun sets, the Cemetery is transformed. Through innovative lighting and art installations by local artists, interactive experiences, and live music, Illumine 2024 will light up the shadows of the night. Experience Oakland after dark against the inspiring backdrop of Atlanta’s glittering skyline.

In addition to exploring parts of the Cemetery after the sun goes down, Illumine attendees will also enjoy live entertainment, multiple bars, and an Oakland pop-up shop.

Spring is the best time to get outside and enjoy Atlanta! Let us know what events and festivals we missed and be sure to check back periodically to see what is added. 

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Janice is originally from Puerto Rico (Caribbean Gal) and currently living in Smyrna with her husband, Rafael, and their two very wild boys, Carlos Eduardo and Mateo Luca. Send reinforcements please! She is outnumbered by boys around her, but forever Queen of the house! She currently holds a position as a Category Manager in Procurement for Novelis (Global Aluminum supplier and biggest recycler in the world). Janice went to the University of Puerto Rico where she got her undergraduate degree in Industrial Management and currently attending Louisiana State University for her MBA. She loves travelling around the world with her family and learning about new cultures and cuisines. She enjoys cooking, dancing, fashion, the beach, sports, and wine! They love to have fun as a family, movie night is a big thing around their household as well a Baseball! Their backyard looks like a baseball field, just after a game! She likes to surround herself with people that motivate her, empower her, and support her with her personal goals as well as in this amazing motherhood journey. Janice considers herself a fun time with a good sense of humor. She believes that laughter makes everything better (and brownies)! Always trying to learn something new, help others and be the best mommy, wife, sister, daughter, and fabulous friend that she could be!