Chastain Arts Festival
Chastain Park, Buckhead
May 6 & 7
This award-winning, two-day festival is held on Saturday and Sunday May 6 & 7 at Chastain Park. An estimated 40,000 visitors attend each year with over 185 displays of art and crafts, including many local and regional artists and artisans. In addition to the abundance of unique art, there will be a children’s area in the adjacent green space, local gourmet food, beverages and a small stage for acoustic musical performances. This free event showcases painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Visit ChastainParkartsFestival.com.
Shaky Knees Music Festival
Centennial Olympic Park
May 12 - 14
Shaky Knees Music Festival returns May 12- 14 featuring bands across five outdoor stages as well as local food trucks, artisans and vendors. The music lineup includes Pixies, Pup, LCD Soundsystem, The Shins, Nick Murphy, The XX, Ryan Adams, Phoenix and many more. Full lineup and ticket info at ShakyKneesFestival.com.
Sweet Auburn Festival
Sweet Auburn District
May 13 - 14
The original Sweet Auburn Springfest takes place Mother’s Day Weekend May 13 - 14. Enjoy fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. Visit SweetAuburn.com
Marietta Greek Festival
Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta
May 19 - 21
This popular festival brings all the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to your doorstep. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, cooking demonstrations, church tours, music, and dancing with special audience participation. The festival takes place Friday May 19 through Sunday May 21 at the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church 3431 Trickum Road in Marietta. Visit mariettagreekfestival.com
Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes
Bessie Branham Park
Don’t miss being part of the 15th Annual Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes on Saturday, May 20. Celebrating the historic and eclectic in-town neighborhood of Kirkwood, this family-friendly festival offers a fun-filled opportunity to enjoy the warmth of spring with a 5K run, artist market, diverse lineup of live music, creative kids’ activities, Blue Ribbon BBQ Cook-off and Tour of Homes. The event will take place at Bessie Branham Park, rain or shine. Festival is free, with ticketing for the 5K and Tour of Homes. Visit KirkwoodFling.com.
Taste of Town Brookhaven
Taste of Town Brookhaven is back for a third year on Saturday, May 20th from 3-7pm! It takes place on the green space at Town Brookhaven located on Peachtree Road, adjacent to Oglethorpe. Enjoy culinary delights from area restaurants, beer/wine, music, games, prizes & more. Music provided by Yvonne Monet Events. Advance tickets plus five food tasting tickets - $20. Day of tickets - $30. Additional food tasting tickets and beer/wine tickets sold separately at event. Benefiting LifeLine Animal Project. Purchase tickets by visiting EventBrite.com and searching Taste of Town Brookhaven.
East Atlanta Beer Festival
East Atlanta Village, Brownwood Park
East Atlanta Beer Festival is held in East Atlanta's Brownwood Park. Sample over 150 craft beers and visit shops and restaurants in East Atlanta Village. Enjoy live local music on the festival's main stage and a wide array of food. Proceeds benefit the community. Visit EastAtlantaBeerfest.com
Yarab Shrine Circus & Fair
Jim R Miller Park, Marietta
May 20 - 29
The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 75th year! Packed with more excitement than ever, this year’s Tarzan Zerbini Circus features several new acts under the Big Top presented by the world-famous ringmaster Richard Curtis. In addition to the (80-minute) circus under The Big Top, there are 35 exciting carnival rides and attractions, as well as lots of food such as hot wings, funnel cakes, cotton candy, fried Oreos, snow cones, elephant ears, and more. Circus goers can enjoy circus acts from around the world including high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats, elephants, and of course, world-famous Shrine clowns. The Sneak-a-Peek Ride-A-Thon begins Friday May 19. Midway opens Monday through Friday at 5 p.m.; Saturday at 10 a.m.; Sunday at Noon, and Memorial Day at 10 a.m. Visit 2017ShrineCircus.com
Decatur Arts Festival
May 26 - 28
Decatur's biggest arts event takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. Get started Friday evening, May 26, with the ArtWalk all around Decatur. The fun continues with the new dance festival, literary arts performances, musicians all day long on Decatur's community bandstand, a juried artists market, the fine arts exhibition, a special Kids and Teens Arts Festival and more. For additional info visit DecaturArtsFestival.com.
At Festhalle in Helen, GA
Come to the mountains of Helen, Georgia and celebrate Bavarianfest! This festive Bavarian atmosphere consists of a live German band and plenty of dancing. This Memorial Day Weekend help honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Import and domestic beers & wines, wursts on a bun, hot dogs, pretzels and more. Active and retired military receive free admission. All others $8.00. Visit HelenChamber.com.
Atlanta Jazz Festival
May 27 - 29
Celebrating 40 years of musical mastery, the festival returns to Piedmont Park with three days of music over Memorial Day Weekend. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is the perfect way to spend the holiday with family and friends. To celebrate their anniversary, AJF is offering 40 days of jazz at venues across the city culminating with the event at Piedmont Park. The final weekend offers KidZone areas with games and inflatables. National and international musicians will perform on two stages. Admission to the festival is free. Visit atlantafestivals.com.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Loews 14th Floor & Piedmont Park
June 1 - 4
The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a four-day culinary experience celebrating the South. Indulge in a variety of Learning Experiences, Tasting Tents, Dinners & Events and Masterclasses all designed to educate and entertain guests from the novice to the connoisseur. Visit atlfoodandwinefestival.com
Candler Park Music Festival
Candler Park, Atlanta
June 2 & 3
This popular neighborhood festival is back on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3. The live-music-filled weekend lineup features Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Lake Street Dive, Matisyahu, The Motet, The Marcus King Band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Ripe, as well as Atlanta artists Chelsea Shag and Webster. More than just music, enjoy fare from 20 local food trucks and local restaurant vendors, a local artists market, adult field games by Atlanta Sport & Social Club, Terrapin Draft Lounge offering an expanded selection of rare Terrapin brews, plus a craft cocktail bar. The 5K will be held Saturday at 8:30 am. For ticket info visit CandlerParkMusicFestival.com.
June 3 & 4
Taking place the first weekend in June, the Virginia-Highland Summerfest offers an Artist Market featuring works of over 200 artists and craftsmen from all over the Southeast. Summerfest always features delicious food from an array of festival vendors and local restaurants. The Kidsfest offers games, crafts and activities for children of all ages. Live music will be held on stage and will feature a variety of local musicians along with nationally acclaimed singer songwriters. Over a 1,000 runners will compete in the Summerfest 5K on Saturday through the neighborhood streets of Virginia-Highland. Visit vahi.org for more info.
Brookhaven Beer Fest
Summer is the time for beer and the 7th annual Brookhaven Beer Fest. This year's Beer Fest takes place on Saturday, June 10 from 3 - 8 pm. Now at its new location at Brookhaven Park on Peachtree Rd. at Osborn. There will be over 200 beers and wines plus several of your favorite food trucks. The event is put on by Spiral Entertainment known for putting on events always full of cold drinks, great music, and beautiful people. For ticket visit SpiralEntertainment.com.
Duluth Arts Festival
Duluth Town Green
June 10 & 11
With an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun, this two day event is presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Space. One of the most vibrant and fastest growing communities, Duluth is home to one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities in metro Atlanta. The Duluth Spring Arts and craft festival is excited to bringing back the tradition to the arts community. The festival will feature up to 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. Also on hand will be artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children's play area, plus festival foods and beverages. Visit DuluthArtsFestival.com
Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
Historic 4th Ward Park
The Atlanta Summer Beer Fest features over 200 beers from local and other great breweries from all over the country. The event takes place Saturday, June 17 from 4 - 9pm at the Historic Fourth Ward Park. Besides the suds, the Fest also offers a selection of wines. There will be live music and plenty of fun attractions including the return of the Bud Light Game Zone. Be sure to check out their Facebook page to get all of the updates. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 after June 9 and $55 the day of the event. Tickets may be purchased at AtlantaSummerBeerFest.com