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Atlanta Festival Guide

 

Spring has come to Atlanta and that means we have a variety of festivals and entertainment to choose from. Check out our Festival Guide if you're looking for something to do! We've got a rundown of the city's biggest events and how to get to each quickly and safely on MARTA.

Stop One

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Piedmont Park

April 13th - April 15th

An Atlanta festival staple for almost a century, The Atlanta Dogwood Festival celebrates the best of art and music in Piedmont Park. The event spans a full weekend and offers something for art lovers of all ages, with a nationally recognized art market and music acts from across the country.  

A 15 minute walk from either Midtown or Arts Center station

Catch the following bus routes from Midtown Station

http://www.dogwood.org

Stop Two

Sweetwater 420 Fest

Centennial Olympic Park

April 20th - April 22nd

This is one of the most popular festivals hosted by Atlanta-owned SweetWater Brewing Company. The three-day event features a variety of music, art, comedy and SweetWater beers. 

http://www.sweetwater420fest.com/

Stop Three

Inman Park Festival

Inman Park

April 28th - 29th

During the last weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta’s most spirited and eclectic.

Your best bet is walking from Inman Park – Reynoldstown Station

http://inmanparkfestival.org/

Stop Four

Shaky Knees Music Festival

Central Park [Centennial Olympic Park] 

May 4th - 6th

Shaky Knees Music Festival features indie rock, folk, country and alternative rock genres. More than 30 bands, comprised of national, regional and local favorites, over three days at Central Park near the Old Fourth Ward. In addition to a stellar musical lineup, the festival includes food trucks, artisans and more. 

  • Red/Gold Line exit at  North Avenue Station, 15-minute walk to Central Park Place NE

https://www.shakykneesfestival.com/information/

Stop Five

Sweet Auburn Springfest

Auburn Avenue

May 12th - 13th

Sweet Auburn Springfest is a celebration of more than 25 years of great festivals on Auburn Avenue. Live entertainment, Southern hospitality and tons of activities are just a few sweet things you'll find.
Sweet Auburn venues are served by 

http://www.sweetauburn.com/

 

Stop Six

Shaky Beats Music Festival

Central Park [moved from Centennial Olympic Park]

May 11th - 13th

Shaky Beats Music Festival features electronic music with some indie and hip-hop flavor.  More than 30 bands, comprised of national, regional and local favorites, over three days at Central Park near the Old Fourth Ward. In addition to a stellar musical lineup, the festival includes food trucks, artisans and more. 

  • Red/Gold Line exit at  North Avenue Station, 15-minute walk to Central Park Place NE

https://www.shakybeatsfestival.com/

Stop Seven 

Decatur Arts Festival

Downtown Decatur

May 25th - 27th

This year’s festival will be bursting with artful opportunities and events — featuring more than 150 artists selected through a competitive jury process. The artists market is Saturday, May 26 (10 am to 6 pm) and Sunday, May 27 (11 am to 5 pm). The festival starts Friday evening at 5 pm. Food trucks and live music will keep everybody happy.
Blue Line exit at  Decatur Station 

http://decaturartsfestival.com/festival/

Stop Eight

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Piedmont Park

May 26th - 27th

Break out the pork pie hats for this city favorite. This free event is held on Memorial Day weekend and features rising young talent and many respected veterans in the jazz community. 

A 15 minute walk from either Midtown or Arts Center station

http://atlantafestivals.com


Stop Nine

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

Central Park

May 26th - 27th

The official Atlanta Caribbean Carnival celebrates 31 years in the City of Atlanta on Saturday May 26 with a street parade in downtown Atlanta ending at Central Park with live performances on stage, arts & crafts, and authentic Caribbean cuisine for the family.

  • Red/Gold Line exit at  North Avenue Station, 15-minute walk to Central Park Place NE
https://www.atlantacarnival.org/


Stop Ten 

Candler Park Music & Food Festival

Candler Park

June 1st - 2nd

The Candler Park Music & Food Festival is held Friday, June 2 (4-11 pm) and Saturday June 3 (Noon to 11 pm). Featuring a hand-picked selection from the best of Atlanta’s food trucks and festival food creators.
Green/Blue Line exit at  Edgewood / Candler Park Station 

http://candlerparkmusicfestival.com/faq/

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