Spring Events and Festivals In and Around Atlanta

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

Spring Break Family Fun

April 4-8
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Enjoy spring-inspired crafts, activities, books, and boogies at Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring. Beginning April 4th the gardens will offer family fun experiences every day (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Spring Break events are included with a regular price of admission.

Spring Fun Break at Stone Mountain Park

April 2-10
Stone Mountain Park

Come see all Stone Mountain Park has to offer during Spring Break. There is plenty of fun for the whole family including live performances, Dinosaur Explore, mini-golf, and of course the nightly Lasershow Spectacular. Purchase tickets here.

Spring Festival on Ponce

April 2-3
Olmstead Linear Park

Enjoy over 125 fine arts and craft booths featuring both folk and “outsider art,” a children’s area, and local food trucks. This festival will take place at the historic Olmstead Linear Park, where visitors can enjoy the landscape in addition to the family fun.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

April 8-10
Piedmont Park

Don’t miss out on this 80-year Atlanta tradition. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival has something for the whole family including a Kids Village, the main stage with live performances, a Mimosa 5K, and of course the renowned Fine Artist Market.

Big Shanty Festival

April 9-10
Downtown Kennesaw

Enjoy the heritage of Kennesaw combined with everything there is to love about festivals. There will be over 200 booths, merchants, food vendors, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. Don’t forget about the parade on Saturday, April 9 at 9:30 a.m.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

April 9-May 30 + Memorial Day Monday

Enjoy everything there is to love about the Renaissance Festival as it celebrates its 37th year in Georgia. Celebrate spring with food, drink, and entertainment throughout the festival. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance!

Lemonade Days

April 20-24
Brook Run Park

This premiere Dunwoody event is celebrating its 22nd year at Brook Run Park. Come enjoy full-scale carnival rides, food vendors, and the Dunwoody Idol competition. The event itself is free; however, ride tickets or wristbands must be purchased to enjoy the carnival rides.

Inman Park Festival

April 22-24
Inman Park

Don’t miss the 50th-anniversary edition of the Inman Park Festival. Held in Atlanta’s oldest and most scenic neighborhood this festival has it all including a tour of homes, parade, music, a dance festival, kids’ zone, an arts & crafts show, and a street market.

Georgia State Fair

April 22-May 1
Atlanta Motor Speedway

Don’t miss the Georgia State Fair featuring carnival rides, kiddie rides, various attractions, and shows, and of course your favorite fair food! All shows and attractions are included in the price of admission.

Illumine at Oakland Cemetery

April 21-May 1
Oakland Cemetery

This annual event returns this year with even more history to uncover. This year’s display will feature the newly restored African American Burial Grounds and Women’s Comfort Station highlighting the men and women who created them, managed them, and whose stories they tell. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the cemetery’s gates.

Spring Jonquil Festival

April 23-24
Downtown Smyrna

Named after the Jonquils that will be in full bloom in time for the festival, this event features over 150 arts & crafts booths, various food booths, live entertainment, and kids’ activities. Enjoy time with your family at this free event in the heart of Smyrna.

Duluth Spring Arts Festival

April 30-May 1
Duluth Town Green

This two-day festival will feature over 86 artists of varying types, live music, gourmet food trucks, and dance performances. Bring the whole family to enjoy this culturally diverse community!

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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