One of the best parts of living in Atlanta is that there’s never a shortage of fun events to attend. Whatever your interests are, you’re bound to find something that suits your unique tastes. To ensure you never miss out on the best events in the city, we’ve rounded up a few happening this season we think you’ll enjoy.
Georgia Renaissance Festival
April 9 – May 30
If you thought knights in shining armor and jousting were a thing of the past, think again. Every spring, the Georgia Renaissance Festival hosts an eight-week fair that’ll transport you back into the 16th century. Take part in the fun by dressing up in full medieval-themed garb as you attend the many shows happening on site.
Shaky Knees Music Festival
April 29 – May 1
Taking place in Old Fourth Ward, the Shaky Knees Music Festival hosts a unique lineup of the best indie rock bands around, from globally-known acts to up-and-coming artists. If you get hungry, grab a bite to eat at one of the many food trucks at the festival, or try the restaurants near Central Park.
Chastain Park Arts and Craft Festival
May 14 – May 15
Spend a sunny afternoon at the Chastain Park Arts and Craft Festival and enjoy all the local talent Atlanta has to offer. Chastain Park will host approximately 175 artists and artisans, with gourmet food and beverage trucks for attendees to enjoy.
Grilled Cheese Fest
Celebrate your love for grilled cheese in style this year at Atlanta’s Grilled Cheese Festival on Saturday, April 30. Sample from local restaurants all over the city as they serve up their best rendition of a classic American treat.
Taste of Alpharetta
Returning after a 2-year hiatus, Taste of Alpharetta is back to deliver a culinary experience like no other. Experience the vibrant Alpharetta dining scene by sampling the flavors from over 60 local restaurants. From Korean BBQ to hand-dipped donuts, there’s a little something for everyone to appreciate.
Easter Brunch in the Park
What better way to ring in spring’s favorite holiday than with a lavish brunch and Easter egg hunt? Set in the beautiful Piedmont Park, enjoy a chef-prepared meal complete with all your favorites, including an omelet station, mashed potatoes and garlic green beans. After brunch, your little ones can snap a photo with the Easter Bunny and take part in an egg hunt at noon.
Earth Day Family Night Hike
Join the Chattahoochee Nature Center for a night-time hike and experience the sights and sounds as you stroll through the forest. Keep your eyes peeled and you might be able to spot the wildlife as they awaken for the night. After the hike, enjoy a relaxing campfire and marshmallow roasting.
Midtown Garden Stroll and Plant Swap
Spring has finally sprung and that means you can now experience the flowers that are now in full bloom. Take a self-guided tour through the Historic Midtown Garden District and see the intricate gardens on display. There will also be a variety of local plant and garden supply vendors on site for you to meet.
Date Night On the River
Now through May 27
If you’re in need of a romantic date-night spot for you and your loved one, look no further than this relaxing, 2.5-hour canoe ride through the Chattahoochee River. Led by certified canoe experts, you can experience this evening paddle while also learning all about the environment around the river.