Spring is in the air, and with it comes a variety of festivals that are perfect for you and your family. Each year Atlanta goes above and beyond in hosting festivals for all interests, and it is no secret that this entertainment scene is always thriving! With April kicking off, if you are looking for unique and exciting experiences, then look no further than our guide to Atlanta’s Spring festivals.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival – April 12-14th

With Spring comes Dogwoods in full bloom, which means it is that time of year for the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. For over 80 years, this festival has provided people of all ages with a chance to experience art in many forms including sculpture, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more created by artists from all over the country. In addition to art displays, music, entertainment and a variety of delicious food booths will be available throughout the festival.

Learn more about the event here.

Atlanta’s Grilled Cheese Festival – April 13th

This one of a kind festival is coming back to Atlanta for another round of delicious and cheesy goodness. The Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival offers an engaging experience with a food we all know and love by giving you the chance to vote on your favorite grilled cheese sample from a variety of local vendors. Not only can you spend the day enjoying different grilled cheese sandwiches, but there will be live music, cocktails and a bloody mary garden to give you a day full of fun.

Learn more about the event here.

Sweetwater 420 Fest – April 19-21st

This three-day festival is ready to give you an experience like no other. Sweetwater 420 Fest blends together live music, comedy, art and culture at Centennial Olympic Park. Mix this in with the 420 Fest 5K, the 420 Disco and a wide variety of signature craft brews available to you.

Learn more about the event here.

Inman Park Festival – April 26-28th

Inman Park, known for its many historic homes and parks, is hosting their annual festival that will be jam packed with events all weekend. Start your weekend off on Friday night with a Tour of Homes along one of Atlanta’s oldest and most scenic neighborhoods. Then, on Saturday and Sunday enjoy some time immersing yourself into a cultural experience. From music, to kids activities, to a grand street parade and an arts and crafts show, it is the perfect family friendly festival that also gives you a diverse and creative experience.

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Shaky Knees Music Festival – May 3-5th

Shaky Knees is back for their annual music festival the first week in May. With a diverse lineup of over 60 bands, plenty of food options from Atlanta locals, photo booths and much more, this festival is designed to take your music experience to the next level. It is a weekend full of fun and is every rock-lovers dream.

Learn more about the event here.

Shaky Beats Festival – May 10-11th

Why should music festivals be limited to just one weekend? Shaky Beats is here to give you over 40 electronic, indie and hip-hop artists that will have you dancing your weekend away. Keep your energy fueled by stopping at one of the many food trucks, capture the moment and hold onto the memories with their photo booths, and enjoy the time living free and easy.

Learn more about the event here.

Chastain Park Arts Festival – May 11-12th

The Chastain Spring Arts and Crafts festival is back for its annual event hosted in Chastain Park. With around 185 artists, fine arts and crafts, a children’s area, gourmet food trucks and local beverages this arts festival is the perfect outdoor event to witness and appreciate outstanding visual arts.

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Decatur Arts Festival – May 24-26th

The 31st Decatur Arts Festival is aimed to give you and your family an experience you will not want to miss. This year’s festival will have everything live music, stand-up comedy, a children’s festival, dance performances and an artist market. It is a unique and diverse experience that will have you channeling your inner artist.

Learn more about the event here.

Atlanta Food and Wine Festival – May 30th-June 2nd

The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival is back and ready to bring you an immersive and educational experience on rich food and beverage traditions throughout the Southern U.S. Beginning Thursday night, this four day experience is packed full of food and beverage tastings that really allows guests to indulge in new experiences.

Learn more about the event here.