Atlanta Spring Events 2019

MARCH

 

 

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ 

Event Start: 03/02/2019

Event End: 03/02/2019

Get ready to enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by – Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass and Smoked Beasts! It’s a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon.

Tickets: $25-$89

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Cardboard Con

Event Start: 03/02/2019 

Event End: 03/02/2019

Cardboard*Con is the world’s most affordable science fiction / fantasy convention, and the first dedicated to the art of cardboard costuming. Accidentally founded in 2010 by Captain Drew of the original cardboard troopers, Cardboard*Con has gone on to attract tens of devoted attendees and such guests as Cardboard Boxxa Fett(ucinni). Held annually in downtown Atlanta, Cardboard*Con is a family-friendly “traveling” convention which spans several convention hotels over the course of 5 hours, providing a significant positive economic and spiritual impact on the city as a whole. Cardboard*Con is more efficient than other science fiction conventions held in Atlanta, as it eschews the outdated and inefficient “volunteer system” in favor of the “you’re in charge of yourself” system.

Tickets: TBA

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BeltLine Pub Crawl

Event Start: 03/02/2019

Event End: 03/02/2019

From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town! Join us on Saturday, March 2nd to try them all! The pub crawl will begin at 12:00 PM and will end at 4:30 PM.

Get your friends together and come crawl along the Atlanta BeltLine! Tickets include up to (5) complimentary beverages along the BeltLine along with awesome food and drink specials at each participating location. Get your crew together and join us for Pub Crawl on the BeltLine | Spring Edition!

Tickets: $26

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Atlanta Brunch Festival

Event Start: 03/09/2019

Event End: 03/09/2019

Atlanta loves brunch, so we are putting together a festival to celebrate some of the best restaurants in the brunch game serving up tasting size portions of the brunch items they do best.  We will also feature the brunch beverages we all love – Bloody Marys, Mimosas, beer and wine.  A full list of participating restaurants will be announced soon.  We will also have live music and a DJ. 

Tickets: Prices vary 

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KidFitStrong Challenge

Event Start: 03/02/2019

Event End: 03/02/2019

The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge is the nations largest mobile fitness event traveling from coast-to-coast dedicated to keeping kids active and healthy. At the KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge, kids of all ages get the opportunity to flex their physical fitness by participating in a completion-based obstacle course designed to challenge speed, strength, agility and overall physical fitness. The event is FREE to the public and features a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy including active gaming fun for all ages and on-site programming designed to inspire kids and families to live a more active and healthy lifestyle! 

Tickets: FREE

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Rescue Dog Olympics

Event Start: 03/10/2019

Event End: 03/10/2019

SPEND QUALTIY TIME WITH YOUR FOREVER FRIEND…PRACTICE UP! All registered dog/human teams will get your photo taken together–which we will send to you after the event.

Pre-Registered participants will receive the official doggy bandana and the Top-Secret game station info. Registration is not required–you can show up and play

Tickets: FREE

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Chocolate and Art Show

Event Start: 03/15/2019

Event End: 03/17/2019

Indulge yourself in some of ATL’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators! There is something for every body including live body painting, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate!

Tickets: $20

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St. Patricks Day Parade

Event Start: 03/16/2019

Event End: 03/16/2019

Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day parade – started by the city’s Hibernian Benevolent Society (a Catholic and Protestant fraternal organization) – dates back to 1858, making it one of the country’s oldest.

Tickets: FREE

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Shamrock N Roll Race

Event Start: 03/16/2019

Event End: 03/16/2019

Hosted by the Junior League of Atlanta, proceeds from the Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race are used to financially aid projects and programs of the Junior League of Atlanta’s area community partners and to train and educate Junior League of Atlanta members for effective community service.

Tickets: $15-$35

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International Auto Show

Event Start: 03/20/2019

Event End: 03/24/2019

Annual showcase of over 500 new 2018 import and domestic cars, light trucks, vans and sports utility vehicles. There will be Factory and Dealer Representatives on hand to answer questions.

Tickets: TBA

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Tour of Kitchens

Event Start: 03/23/2019

Event End: 03/24/2019

The Toast of the Tour event kicks off the Tour of Kitchens. This event incorporates culinary demonstrations, hors-d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, and an evening of fun featuring a spectacular silent auction enjoyed by approximately 600 patrons and designers.

Tickets: Starting at $35

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Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

Event Start: 03/30/2019 

Event End: 03/31/2019 

The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organization. Our festival brings together the community and shows visitors what is special about Brookhaven. Crowds are estimated to be more than 15,000 over the course of two days. Activities include a Pet World, Pet Costume Contest and Pet Parade, Children’s Village, Classic Car Show, 5K Race + 1K Walk, Arts and Crafts Marketplace and more.

Tickets: FREE

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Atlanta Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

Event Start: 03/30/2019

Event End: 03/31/2019

The Nourished Festivals (Formerly GFAF Expos) are the greatest events on earth for those living a gluten-free, allergen-friendly or special diet lifestyle. Sample and purchase hundreds of products, meet with brands, receive coupons and attend educational classes with industry experts. The Festivals have five zones to visit: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Keto & Plant-Based. All products in all zones are gluten free. The Festivals are a fun, family-friendly, educational and safe place made just for you!

Tickets: $5-$53

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APRIL

 

Dad’s Garage Big Dumb Parking Lot Carnival 

Event Start: 04/06/2019 

Event End: 04/06/2019 

All of your favorite boozahol selections, plus a few surprise treats from local makers.More food vendors selling a wide variety of treats for everyone, no matter your taste or dietary restrictions.All of your favorite improviser-led booths, plus more carnivalesque things like rides.More surprises for your enjoyment, created by our artistic ensemble.

Tickets: Starting at $10

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Egg Hunt at Atlanta History Center

Event Start: 04/08/2019 

Event End: 04/08/2019 

Celebrate springtime on Smith Family Farm during Egg Hunt. Join the search for colorful eggs hidden throughout the farm to win prizes. Participate in fun and games like the peep toss, doing the bunny hop, and creating spring crafts. Hop on by and visit the Easter Bunny!

Tickets: $6.50/ $5.50

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Grilled Cheese Festival

Event Start: 04/13/2019 

Event End: 04/13/2019 

A FOOD FESTIVAL OF DELICIOUS PROPORTIONS! The Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival is coming BACK in 2019 for our cheesiest fest yet on Saturday, April 13th, 2019! Join us to celebrate #NationalGrilledCheeseDay this year with restaurants from all over Atlanta serving up bites of melty, cheesy goodness for your tasting pleasure.

Tickets: $21-$35

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Annual Atlanta Film Festival 

Event Start: 04/13/2019

Event End: 04/22/2019

In preparation for the 41st ATLFF next spring, the organization is pleased to announce a first slate of programming comprising feature length and short films, narratives, documentaries, pilot episodes, music videos, animation, puppetry, experimental and virtual reality. This group of fourteen films represents the first selections out of a new ATLFF record of 6,085 submissions. Hailing from Austria, Brazil, China, France, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and USA, these films showcase a tremendously diverse swath of work, both artistically and geographically.  

Tickets: FREE

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Spring Festival on Ponce

Event Start: 04/06/2019

Event End: 04/07/2019

The The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children’s area and local food and beverage. 

Tickets: FREE

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Color Run

Event Start: 04/07/2019

Event End: 04/07/2019

The Color Run is a five-kilometer, untimed event. At each kilometer mark, Color Runners are doused from head to toe in a different colored powder. Participants wear white at the starting line and finish the race plastered in color. Once the race is over, the fun continues at the Finish Festival, a larger-than-life party equipped with music, dancing, photo ops, activity booths, vendors, and more massive color throws., which create millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5K party on the planet!

Tickets: $20-$45

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Concerts By The Springs

Event Start: 04/12/2019

Event End: 04/12/2019

Concerts by the Springs is presented one Sunday each month, May through September. This free series is open to the public and has become a celebrated community tradition each summer. Stay tuned for details on the 23rd season’s lineup!

Tickets: $FREE

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Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens

Event Start: 04/12/2019

Event End: 04/14/2019

The Druid Hills Civic Association announces the 2019 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens, in its 51st year, April 12-14. The premiere tour of homes and gardens in Atlanta, the tour celebrates the evolution of the architecture and design of the Historic Druid Hills neighborhood. Proceeds from the tour benefit the historic preservation and green space restoration of the neighborhood, which includes renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s Olmsted Linear Park. 

Tickets: Starting at $20

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Annual Dogwood Festival 

Event Start: 04/13/2019

Event End: 04/15/2019

An Atlanta staple for 80 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and muchmore.

Tickets: FREE

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Georgia Renaissance Festival 

Event Start: 04/14/2019

Event End: 06/03/2019

Head over to the Georgia Renaissance Festival, where every weekend is a new adventure. This year, one of the themes is the Highland Fling Weekend, where you can listen to the sounds of bagpipes and drums played by musicians decked out in kilted skirts. You can also nosh on good eats and watch balancing acts, juggling and hypnosis at the medieval-inspired affair.

Tickets: $8-$22

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Barbecue & Brews at Canoe

Event Start: 04/16/2019

Event End: 04/16/2019

Join the GRA for Barbecue & Brews on the banks of the Chattahoochee River for a special reception in support of the National Restaurant Association Restaurant Political Action Committee*.

Through your generous support, we are able to reach candidates who will advance our pro-restaurant, pro-business legislative agenda, help us fight onerous legislation and help us address the issues that are most important to you.

Tickets: $50

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Atlanta Burger Week

Event Start: 04/22/2019

Event End: 04/28/2019

All burgers are $5 at participating restaurants. What more can we say? 

Tickets: Prices vary

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Sweetwater 420 Festival

Event Start: 04/20/2019

Event End: 04/22/2019

The three-day-long festival is known for being one of Atlanta’s most dynamic and celebrated events featuring live musical acts, a stand-up comedy tent, local artist market, Planet 420 non-profit village, a KidZone, SweetWater craft beer experience, food trucks and more. 

Tickets: $56-$138

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Big Shanty Festival

Event Start: 04/21/2019

Event End: 04/22/2019

Kennesaw’s rich history meets the Civil War era for the Big Shanty Festival. With more than 70,000 visitors each year, the two-day gathering brings live entertainment, edibles and merchants to the downtown area. And don’t forget about the parade at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21. It kicks off all of the festivities.

Tickets: FREE

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Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes 

Event Start: 04/27/2019

Event End: 04/29/2019

Touted as Atlanta’s favorite street festival, the 47th annual event is one of the most anticipated. Coordinators organize musical acts, parades, kids activities and the renowned Tour of Homes, where attendees can take in the beauty of the historic homes in the area.

Tickets: $20-$25

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MAY

 

Shaky Knees 

Event Start: 05/03/2019

Event End: 05/05/2019

With more than 60 bands each year Shaky Knees is a rock-lover’s dream. Since its inception in 2013, Shaky Knees has featured a diverse lineup ranging from world-renowned acts to up-and-coming artists. From good ol’ southern BBQ to vegetarian friendly corn dogs, the food trucks at Shaky Knees have something for even the pickiest eater. Come have a bite from one of your favorite Atlanta locals or try some new fare at trucks that hail from throughout the Southeast.

Tickets: $99-$1600

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Grant Park Margarita + Taco Festival

Event Start: 05/04/2019

Event End: 05/04/2019

We are excited to announce our dates for the 3nd annual Atl Margarita + Taco fest in Grant Park! Come try Atlanta’s BEST Tacos and Magaritas from Atlanta’s best restaurants and food trucks. Free to attend and only $6.00 for a drink wrist band! We will have over 40 taco vendors and 12 bars so the wait time will not be long!

Tickets: $35

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Derby Day

Event Start: 05/04/2019

Event End: 05/04/2019

It’s a party replete with fancy hats, seersucker suits, mint juleps and lots of fun. This is the annual Derby Day party – Atlanta’s biggest Kentucky Derby-themed fundraising event and a Shepherd Center tradition since 1983. Over its 36-year history the event has raised an incredible $4.7 million. The money raised directly benefits patients by going exclusively to Shepherd Center’s Recreation Therapy program. The largest program of its kind in the country, recreation therapists help patients get back into the community by taking them on outings, teaching leisure skills and developing other skills needed in everyday life.

Tickets: TBA

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Roswell Spring Arts And Crafts Festival

Event Start: 05/04/2019

Event End: 05/05/2019

This festival is an art festival for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival. This event will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, plus gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and music and dance performances. The Roswell Arts and Crafts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC and a board of experts in various artistic disciplines. The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.

Tickets: FREE

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Atlanta BBQ Festival

Event Start: 05/05/2019

Event End: 05/06/2019

We plan on having more BBQ, more other food options, and more Beer! This year will be the best Hogs and Hops ever! Hogs and Hops is part beer festival and part food festival, which equals a carnival for your taste buds. 

Tickets: Starting at $45

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Decatur Lantern Parade

Event Start: 05/10/2019

Event End: 05/10/2019

Light up the night! Kick off Arts Month and celebrate the start of summer with the Decatur Arts Alliance and Decatur Education Foundation at the Decatur Lantern Parade. Gather at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Ave. after 8 pm, then parade to the downtown square.

Make your own lantern at home or attend a lantern-making workshop where supplies and guidance are provided. Start dreaming up your lantern now! Sign up for all sorts of lantern making workshops – lantern hats, illuminated parasols, globe lanterns, and more – hosted by Color Wheel Studio in the two weeks preceding the parade. 

Tickets: FREE

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Shaky Beats 

Event Start: 05/10/2019

Event End: 05/11/2019

Featuring over 40 top-notch electronic, indieand hip-hop acts across four stages Shaky Beats will have you hooping and dancing the night away. Leave your FoMO behind and come join the party.From Belgian-style street fries to amazing Indian fare, the food trucks at Shaky Beats have something for even the pickiest eater. There’s something for everyone!

Tickets: $129-$412

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Rockin’ At The River Gala

Event Start: 05/11/2019

Event End: 05/11/2019

Featuring We invite you and your friends to experience a lovely evening outsie on the beautifully lit grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. We’ll also have a live auction featuring many unique, nature experiences and one of a kind items. All proceeds support CNC’s efforts to connect people to nature.

Tickets: $125/$250

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Chastain Park Arts Festival 

Event Start: 05/11/2019

Event End: 05/12/2019

Named as one of the Nations Top 100 (67) Arts Festival Nationwide by Sunshine Artist Magazine the Chastain Park Arts Festival will host its Ninth annual event at Chastain Park along Park Drive for approximately 185 artists and artisans. Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverage concessions including the gourmet food trucks. Local acoustic musicians will enliven the atmosphere. This event is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and volunteer artists. Best of all, it’s entirely free to attend!

Tickets: FREE

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Brew At The Zoo

Event Start: 05/25/2019

Event End: 05/25/2019

While you sip among the wildlife and enjoy groovy local tunes, your ticket supports conservation initiatives to protect species and their habitats, here at home and around the globe.Enjoy over 70 selections of brews, and a limited selection of wine, all within an exotic outdoor destination that’s home to more than 1,000 animals from around the world, including giant pandas and one of the largest populations of great apes in North America.

Tickets: TBA

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