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Atlanta Festivals


Atlanta is blessed with an amazing array of festivals and fairs that happen all year round. If you are looking for things to do this weekend, today or tomorrow. See our handy guide to the 5 things to do in Atlanta today. We've got critics and reader recommendations for live music, food and wine events, sports, free or those for the family. For a list of neighborhood centric-events or our page of Things to Do in ATL.

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Festivals

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Saturday October 17, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse a comprehensive guide to one of the biggest Halloween celebrations in the country. Check out information pertianing to the Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade. | more...

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Thursday December 31, 2020 11:00 pm EST
Browse information pertaining to Atlanta's definitive New Year's event. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the Peach Drop. | more...

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Monday January 18, 2021 12:00 am EST
Browse MLK Day events as well as recommendations for the hottest events and parades. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to MLK Day in Atlanta.



 

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Music

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Saturday September 14, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Guide to the 2019 festival | more...

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Tuesday October 8, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Browse the many panels and speakers at A3C Festival and Conference, as well as the musical acts that are a part of the event. CL's critics & readers weigh in on festival activities. | more...

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Sunday October 27, 2019 04:44 pm EDT
Interested in the Atlanta's Music Festivals? Music Midtown, Shaky Knees, A3C, ImagineFest, Jazz Festival, Sweetwater 420 Fest. Creative Loafing's has all the info. | more...

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Saturday May 23, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
The Jazz Festival is postponed. New dates to be announced. During May, the Festival is offering virtual performances on social media. See CL's listings for more information. | more...

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Friday June 19, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Juneteenth is yet to announce how it will handle the Festival for this year. | more...

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Friday August 7, 2020 12:06 pm EDT
This year's Atlanta Dogwood festival has been postponed to August 7 – August 9, 2020 and then cancelled. We'll publish the festival schedule, recommendations and events next Spring when it returns.



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Saturday August 22, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

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Tuesday October 6, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse the many panels and speakers at A3C Festival and Conference, as well as the musical acts that are a part of the event. CL's critics & readers weigh in on festival activities. | more...

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Friday October 16, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Shaky Knees has been moved to the weekend of October 16th, 2020. We'll have the Festival schedule once it is released.Browse the Shaky Knees Music Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

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Thursday April 1, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
This year's Inman Park Festival has been cancelled. 2021 Event Date TBA. | more...

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Friday April 23, 2021 12:00 am EDT
The 2020 Sweetwater 420 Festival was postponed to April 23-25, 2021. All previous purchases are still 100% honored and valid for the 2021 postponement dates. | more...

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Friday May 7, 2021 02:54 pm EDT
Shaky Beats will not return in 2020. The 2021 Dates TBA. | more...

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Friday September 17, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Browse the Imagine Music Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Fall

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Thursday October 1, 2020 03:09 pm EDT
Check out the Fall Festivals in Atlanta for September, October, and November your guide to Halloween, DragonCon, Music Midtown, A3C, Pride and Taste of Atlanta. | more...

Winter

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Sunday November 1, 2020 01:24 pm EST
Search for Atlanta Winter Festivals. Take the chill off in December, January and February with CL's guide to MLK Day, Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Jewish Film Festival & more. | more...

Spring

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Sunday March 1, 2020 12:00 am EST
Check out the Spring Festivals in Atlanta for March, April, and May. your guide to Dogwood Festival, Shaky Knees, 420 Fest, Sweet Auburn, Inman Park Festival. | more...

Summer

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Monday June 1, 2020 04:20 pm EDT
Check out the Summer Festivals in Atlanta for June, July, and August. Your guide to the Peachtree Road Race, Decatur Book Festival, Juneteenth, Fourth of July. | more...

Atlanta Festivals Past

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Wednesday December 31, 2008 01:44 pm EST
Our Atlanta Festival recap for 2008 | more...

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Monday December 31, 2007 01:45 pm EST
Our Atlanta Festival recap for 2007 | more...

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Sunday December 31, 2006 01:46 pm EST
Our Atlanta Festival recap for 2006 | more...

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Saturday December 31, 2005 01:47 pm EST
Our Atlanta Festival recap for 2005 | more...

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Friday December 31, 2004 01:48 pm EST
Our Atlanta Festival recap for 2004 | more...

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Wednesday December 31, 2003 01:50 pm EST
Our Atlanta Festival recap for 2003 | more...

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Tuesday December 31, 2002 01:55 pm EST
Our Atlanta Festival recap for 2002 | more...

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Monday December 31, 2001 01:56 pm EST
Our Atlanta Festival recap for 2001 | more...

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Sunday December 31, 2000 01:58 pm EST
Our Atlanta Festival recap for 2000 | more...

Seasonal

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Thursday November 26, 2020 12:00 am EST
Peruse Thanksgiving events as well as recommendations for the best places to eat on turkey day. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to Thanksgiving in Atlanta. | more...

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Friday December 25, 2020 12:00 am EST
Browse Christmas events as well as recommendations for the hottest parties and markets. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to Christmas in Atlanta. | more...

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Thursday December 31, 2020 12:00 am EST
Browse New Year’s Eve events as well as recommendations for the hottest parties and celebrations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to New Year’s Eve in Atlanta. | more...



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