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Atlanta's Special Events

Annual Events and Festivals

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Thursday March 17, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
This year's event has been cancelled.Browse the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade schedule. | more...

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Saturday March 5, 2022 12:00 pm EST
Browse the Atlanta United Block Party schedule. No dates set for the 2022 4th Annual Block Party | more...

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Saturday February 19, 2022 12:00 pm EST
Browse the Black History Month Parade schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

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Monday January 17, 2022 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 Da... | more...

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Friday December 31, 2021 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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Thursday December 30, 2021 07:00 pm EST
Browse information about Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Check out events pertaining to the festival and get up-to-date information about game day. | more...

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Saturday November 20, 2021 05:18 pm EST
Browse Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guid... | more...

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Saturday October 2, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Browse the AJC Decatur Book Festival schedule as well as recommendations | more...

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Saturday July 3, 2021 12:00 am EDT
The Peachtree Road Race will take place July 3-4th, 2021. Browse the Peachtree Road Race schedule as well as recommendations.  | more...

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Friday June 18, 2021 12:00 am EDT
Juneteenth was held June 18-20 this year. Juneteenth Browse the Juneteenth Atlanta schedule as well as recommendations.  | more...

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Saturday September 26, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
East Atlanta's premier fall festival. | more...

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Thursday September 3, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse the Dragon Con schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

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Saturday October 19, 2019 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 Hall... | 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 w... | more...

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Wednesday October 2, 2019 11:03 am EDT
Mysterious and spooky three decades on.  | more...


Upcoming ATL Festivals

Friday October 22, 2021 10:00 am EDT
The Gathering Spot ATL Cost: $35-$99
Festivals, Music
A3C is a music, tech, film & culture festival and conference in Atlanta, GA. The friday sessions are...
$35-$99 [click here for more]

Friday October 22, 2021 11:30 am EDT
Central Park Cost: $99-$219
Festivals, Music
This year's festival features a lineup of indie rock, indie pop and alternative music for three days...
$99-$219 [click here for more]

Saturday October 23, 2021 10:00 am EDT
The Gathering Spot ATL Cost: $35-$99
Festivals, Music
A3C is a music, tech, film & culture festival and conference in Atlanta, GA.
$35-$99 [click here for more]

Saturday October 23, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Area 51 - Aurora Cineplex and The Fringe Miniature Golf Cost: Free to Browse/ Purchases start at $ 5 and up
Festivals
Categories: Arts and Crafts, Arts and Craft Fair, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Outdoors, Shopping, Gifts...
Free to Browse/ Purchases start at $ 5 and up [click here for more]

Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30 am EDT
Central Park Cost: $99-$219
Festivals, Music
This year's festival features a lineup of indie rock, indie pop and alternative music for three days...
$99-$219 [click here for more]

Saturday October 23, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Brook Run Park Cost: Not Specified
Festivals, Food and Drink
The Atlanta Chili Cook Off is a fun filled afternoon of family and healthy competition. We are not s...
Not Specified [click here for more]

Saturday October 23, 2021 04:00 pm EDT
Festivals
Categories: Mini Golf, Halloween, Games, Trick or Treat, Family, Kids, Outdoors, Costumes, Entertain...
$ 6.00-$ 9.00 [click here for more]

Sunday October 24, 2021 11:30 am EDT
Central Park Cost: $99-$219
Festivals, Music
This year's festival features a lineup of indie rock, indie pop and alternative music for three days...
$99-$219 [click here for more]

Sunday October 24, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
The Gathering Spot ATL Cost: $35-$99
Festivals, Music
A3C is a music, tech, film & culture festival and conference in Atlanta, GA. The Sunday sessions are...
$35-$99 [click here for more]

Friday October 29, 2021 09:00 am EDT
Hilton Atlanta Northeast Cost: $45-$55
Festivals
Join us for a two-day theatre party bar none! On October 29 -30, 2021, the Atlanta Black Theatre Fes...
$45-$55 [click here for more]

Saturday October 30, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Festivals, Food and Drink, Music
REMEMBER RECESS? IT ONLY GETS BETTER WITH AGE! Atlanta Field Day is a throw back to grade school, bu...
$62.00 [click here for more]

Saturday October 30, 2021 11:30 am EDT
Festivals
The Africa Expo showcases Black Entrepreneurs and their talents and invites the community to support...
$10.00 [click here for more]

Saturday October 30, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
Roswell City Hall Cost: Free with one ticked event
Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events
Roswell will be host to the city’s annual Dia de los Muertos Festival and Cantina contest on Saturda...
Free with one ticked event [click here for more]

Saturday October 30, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
Roswell City Hall Cost: Free
Festivals
Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is centered around the remembrance of lost loved ones, a...
Free [click here for more]

Thursday November 4, 2021 08:00 pm EDT
East Atlanta Village Cost: $20-$100
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Nightlife
Categories: Comedy Stand Up Comedy Festival in Atlanta on November 4-6, 2021! Performers include Sa...
$20-$100 [click here for more]

Friday November 5, 2021 06:55 pm EDT
Festivals, Music, Music::Concerts
A little bit country. A little bit rock and roll. ATLive presented by Mercedes-EQ is back with Georg...
$92+ [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 07:30 am EDT
Community::Sports and Health, Festivals
One of the most popular races in Atlanta, the Romp and Stomp 5k kicks off the Cabbagetown Chomp and ...
$35 [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 09:00 am EDT
North Point Mall Cost: $35 - $39
Festivals
Categories: Fitness & Sports The JOIN PICKLEBALL Festival is the perfect place to learn the sport of...
$35 - $39 [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Chastain Park Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chastain Park Arts Fes...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Chastain Park Cost: Free
Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
The Chastain Park Arts Festival is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts. Loca...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Cabbagetown Park Cost: Free
Festivals, Music
Website: Honoring Cabbagetown’s past as a little bit of country in the big city, Chomp & Stomp aims ...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events
Atlanta Veg Fest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since 2012, people from Metro Atlanta and be...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
Cabbagetown Park Cost: Event is free. Tasting spoons available per ticket.
Festivals, Food and Drink::Food Festivals and Events
Website: Chomp & Stomp Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival celebrates its 18th year as one of Atla...
Event is free. Tasting spoons available per ticket. [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
Suwanee Town Center Park Cost: $55-$65
Festivals, Food and Drink, Food and Drink::Food Festivals and Events
November 6th, 2021 marks the 8th Annual Suwanee Wine Festival, brought to you by organizers of the a...
$55-$65 [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
Woodruff Park Cost: $45
Festivals, Food and Drink, Music
Join us on Saturday, August 21st for the next edition of German Bierfest at the beautiful Woodruff P...
$45 [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 06:55 pm EDT
Festivals, Music, Music::Concerts
A little bit country. A little bit rock and roll. ATLive presented by Mercedes-EQ is back with Georg...
$92+ [click here for more]

Sunday November 7, 2021 09:00 am EST
Chastain Park Cost: Free
Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
The Chastain Park Arts Festival is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts. Loca...
Free [click here for more]

Wednesday November 10, 2021 07:00 pm EST
Aisle 5 Cost: $15-$20
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Music, Nightlife
Finders Keepers Live featuring Bairi & Dende



Featuring: 404Sakura & AndyZ6

Where we highlight th...
$15-$20 [click here for more]

Saturday November 13, 2021 09:00 am EST
City Springs Cost: $5
Festivals, Food and Drink
Categories: Holiday The Sandy Springs Society will celebrate “10 Years of Holiday Cheer” during its ...
$5 [click here for more]

Sunday November 14, 2021 03:00 pm EST
Festivals, Free Events
Categories: Religion Interfaith Atlanta’s First Annual Fall Fest. Love your neighbor. Celebrate dive...
Free [click here for more]
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Coverage

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Monday November 1, 2021 01:24 pm EDT
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 Fe... | more...

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Tuesday October 12, 2021 06:00 am EDT
Central and South American films to be shown at KSU | more...

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Friday October 8, 2021 05:00 pm EDT
Atlanta Fair returns October 8-November 7, 2021 | more...

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Saturday October 2, 2021 06:00 am EDT
Music and books to delight you | more...

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Saturday September 18, 2021 06:00 am EDT
Out on Film and GLAAD | more...

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Wednesday September 15, 2021 06:00 am EDT
Pride of many colors | more...

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Thursday September 9, 2021 02:11 pm EDT
Festival to come back early June 2022 | more...

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Sunday September 5, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
Atlanta Jazz Festival returns Labor Day Weekend 2021. The event will take place in Piedmont Park Sunday, September 5th and Monday, September 6th.  | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Browse the Dragon Con schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

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Wednesday September 1, 2021 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 ... | more...

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Wednesday September 1, 2021 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 o... | more...

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Tuesday June 29, 2021 02:05 pm EDT
The Dogwood Festival announced its artists for the 2021 Atlanta Dogwood Festival. The Festival will have over 200 artists participating from around the US. Artist Market Judges this year are: Rick Berman, Ebru Ercan, Anna Hamer, Megan McKendree, Charmaine Minniefield and Ann Fay Rushforth. | more...

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Tuesday June 1, 2021 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... | more...

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Thursday October 1, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse information about Georgia's most popular haunted house. Read stories and check out events pertaining to Netherworld. | 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, recommen... | more...

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Monday February 17, 2020 03:32 pm EST
A Creative Loafing Podcast | more...

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Monday October 21, 2019 03:50 pm EDT
Festivals that occured in Atlanta in 2019. | more...

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Friday October 18, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Browse a guide to Taste of Atlanta's best parties, panels, and dishes. CL critics weigh on on the best the festival has to offer.  | more...

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Wednesday September 11, 2019 11:50 am EDT
An interview with Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand of IRIS Presents | more...

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Wednesday September 4, 2019 03:24 pm EDT
Get prepared to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Atlanta’s cultural homecoming | more...




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