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Atlanta's Special Events

Annual Events and Festivals

Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Neighborhoods, Festivals

Friday April 22, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
This year's Inman Park Festival has been cancelled. 2022 Event Date is scheduled for Apr 22 – 24, 2022. Browse the Inman Park Festival schedule as well as recommendations.  | more...

Culture, Festivals

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

Culture, Festivals

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...

Culture, Festivals

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...

Culture, Festivals, Wiki Event Pages

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 Day in Atlanta.



 

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Culture, Festivals, Wiki Event Pages

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...

Culture, Festivals

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...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Festivals

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 guide to the event. | more...

Arts Agenda, Movies and TV, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday October 22, 2021 11:00 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...

Culture, Festivals

Saturday October 2, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Browse the AJC Decatur Book Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Arts Agenda, Movies and TV, Festivals

Saturday October 2, 2021 12:00 am EDT
The Atlanta Design Festival is postponed to October 2—10, 2021. Browse the Atlanta Design Festival schedule as well as recommendations.  | more...

Arts Agenda, Festivals

Saturday August 21, 2021 03:41 pm EDT
Browse the Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Neighborhoods, Festivals

Saturday August 21, 2021 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...

Arts, Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday August 6, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Dogwood Festival will take place Friday, August 6 – Sunday, August 8. | more...

Arts Agenda, Movies and TV, Festivals

Saturday July 24, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
We have no current information about the National Black Arts Festival schedule. Check back here for updates.  | more...

Culture, Festivals

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...

Culture, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

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...

Culture, Festivals

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

Culture, Festivals

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...

Culture, Festivals

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


Upcoming ATL Festivals

Tuesday September 21, 2021 05:00 pm EDT
Virtual Cost: Free
Arts Agenda::Film, Arts Agenda::Visual Arts, Festivals, Free Events
A Virtual Photographic Exhibition by Two International Awarded Photographers: Zoltan Gerliczki & Shi...
Free [click here for more]

Wednesday September 22, 2021 05:15 pm EDT
Festivals, Music, Music::Concerts
The 2021 Outlaw Music Festival Tour featuring Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & ...
$71 [click here for more]

Thursday September 23, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda, Festivals
Presented by SCADFILM, SCAD's signature AnimationFest returns virtually September 23-25! The highly ...
$40.00 [click here for more]

Thursday September 23, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Thursday September 23, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Friday September 24, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Friday September 24, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Festivals, Music
For over four decades, our Greek Orthodox Christian community has opened its doors to host one of th...
$10+ [click here for more]

Friday September 24, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
Our Bar ATL Cost: Free
Festivals
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Free [click here for more]

Friday September 24, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual German heritage festival in Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, with German and craft beers, Germ...
TBA [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Cobb Galleria Centre Cost: $20 - $40
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts, Festivals, Food and Drink, Food and Drink::Classes and Demos, Food and Drink::Food Festivals and Events
You're invited to Georgia's Largest Baking and Sweets Show. The Ultimate Sugar Show is the ultimate ...
$20 - $40 [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events
The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 9th Annual Sandy Springs Artsapalo...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
For over four decades, our Greek Orthodox Christian community has opened its doors to host one of th...
$10+ [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Free
Music, Festivals
Annual R&B, hip-hop, and gospel music festival off Auburn Avenue, with food, children
Free [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
John C Howell Park Cost: Free
Music, Festivals
Annual neighborhood festival in Virginia-Highland, with arts market, live music and other enterainme...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival Site Cost: $35-$45 kids under 12 free
Festivals
CL's Hal Horowitz: It’s fortunate that the tiny town of Thomson, Georgia (population around 6500), h...
$35-$45 kids under 12 free [click here for more]
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Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Atlantic Station Cost: $70-$125
Music, Festivals
Festival and cultural event celebrating African music and heritage, with live music, art, film, lect...
$70-$125 [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Truist Park Cost: $35-$150
Festivals, Food and Drink, Food and Drink::Food Festivals and Events
DAY-LONG FESTIVAL - 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5 hours of sipping, savory pairing and fun! Enjoy tasting...
$35-$150 [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 06:00 pm EDT
Festivals, Food and Drink, Music, Nightlife
SAE UpScale LIVE Fall Premiere Outdoor "Ooo Wee @ Sunset" Smooth Jazz Music Festival at Fayetteville...
$25-$400 [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual German heritage festival in Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, with German and craft beers, Germ...
TBA [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Free
Music, Festivals
Annual R&B, hip-hop, and gospel music festival off Auburn Avenue, with food, children
Free [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Atlantic Station Cost: $70-$125
Music, Festivals
Festival and cultural event celebrating African music and heritage, with live music, art, film, lect...
$70-$125 [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Cumming Fairgrounds Cost: Starts at $10 and up to $50
Festivals, Food and Drink, Music
Categories: Concert We are so excited to present one of the nation's premier celebrations of live mu...
Starts at $10 and up to $50 [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $20
Music, Festivals
Annual indie music festival at Oakland Cemetery, with cemetery tours, food trucks and artists market
$20 [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
For over four decades, our Greek Orthodox Christian community has opened its doors to host one of th...
$10+ [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual German heritage festival in Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, with German and craft beers, Germ...
TBA [click here for more]

Monday September 27, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Tuesday September 28, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Wednesday September 29, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]


Coverage

Festivals

Friday March 4, 2022 12:00 pm EST
Atlanta Fair was expected to return March 2021 | more...

Festivals

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 Festival & more. | more...

Festivals

Saturday October 16, 2021 04:00 pm EDT
The L5P Halloween Festival will be back in person October 16-17, 2021. | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

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...

Festivals

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...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

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 all the info. | more...

Festivals

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 of Atlanta. | more...

Festivals

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 of July. | more...

Festivals

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...

Festivals

Saturday September 19, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse the Music Midtown schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

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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Arts, Festivals

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

Festivals

Monday October 21, 2019 03:50 pm EDT
Things to do for the next 12 months in Atlanta | more...

Culture, Festivals

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 Halloween Festival and Parade. | more...

Festivals

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...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

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...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

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

Music and Nightlife, Crib Notes, Festivals

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

Music and Nightlife, Crib Notes, Festivals

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

Culture, Festivals

Thursday August 29, 2019 03:45 pm EDT
September 26-28 | more...




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