Atlanta events calendar for April 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia.

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April 2015

Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do in April 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Macon Cherry Blossom Festival

April 1 - 4, 2015 (begins March 19)

85 miles SE

The Macon Cherry Blossom Festival includes a parade, arts and crafts, concerts, entertainment, air shows, hot-air balloons, food trucks, fireworks, and 300,000 flowering cherry trees. See schedule.

Pillow fight in the park

April 4, 2015

2.5 miles SE

Pillows fly on International Pillow Fight Day. Bring a soft pillow without feathers to Grant Park. Free.

Get painted as you run

April 4, 2015

29 miles south

Wear a white shirt and get bombarded by color as you run the 5K Color Run at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Easter egg hunts

April 4 - 5, 2015

Confirm date, time, and rain policy.

Easter restaurants

April 5, 2015

Atlanta locations

OpenTable has a list of restaurants offering special menus for Easter.

Easter Brunch

April 5, 2015

14 miles north

Easter Brunch at Villa Christina includes an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and inflatables for the kids.

Easter service

April 5, 2015

19 miles east

Attend the 7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service, which is held simultaneously at the top of the mountain and the base of the mountain at Stone Mountain Park.

Family wellness festival

April 10, 2015 (5 to 8 p.m.)

31 miles NE

Spring Break Out features family activities, wellness exhibitors, a 3K glow-in-the-dark walk/run for $10, and a free movie on the lawn in Lawrenceville.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

April 10 - 12, 2015

2 miles NE

See fine art, hear live music, and enjoy fair food at the highly regarded Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park. Optional barbecue. No pets. Free.

Sherlock Holmes convention

April 10 - 12, 2015

14 miles north

221B Con is for fans of Sherlock Holmes literature at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center.

Beer & barbecue

April 11, 2015

2.5 miles NE

A ticket to Hogs and Hops includes beer, BBQ, and food samples at the Masquerade.

Art at the river

April 11, 2015

24 miles NE

Art on the Chattahoochee features a fine art market, food court, craft corner, and entertainment at Jones Bridge Park in Norcross. Free.

International fair

April 11, 2015

70 miles NE

International Street Festival offers cultural displays, traditional costumes, music and dance performances, and a children’s corner in Athens. Free.

Festival on Ponce

April 11 - 12, 2015

5 miles NE

Spring Festival on Ponce features fine arts and crafts, folk art, a children’s area, local food, and acoustic music in historic Olmsted Linear Park at N Ponce De Leon Ave NE. Repeats in Oct. Free.

Acworth art festival

April 11 - 12, 2015

29 miles north

Browse the booths of 100 artisans on historic Main Street and see the kids’ zone at Acworth Art Fest.

Art & hot-air balloon festival

April 11 - 12, 2015

108 miles south

The Perry Dogwood Festival features arts & crafts vendors, dog costume & retrieving contests, and entertainment in downtown Perry; plus a hot-air balloon rally with rides, evening balloon glow, and music at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.

Craft beer festival

April 17 - 19, 2015

0.3 miles west

Try more than 20 styles of SweetWater beer, hear live music, browse an artists’ market, see comedy, and learn from craft-beer experts at SweetWater 420 Festival at Centennial Olympic Park. No pets.
April 2015

Fantasy books convention

April 17 - 19, 2015

21 miles north

JordanCon features guest authors, artists, vendors, and a costume contest at the DoubleTree in Roswell.

Gluten-free expo

April 18, 2015

11 miles NW

Sample and purchase products from 100 vendors at Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Arabic festival

April 18 - 19. 2015

13 miles NE

Enjoy Arabic art, music, dancing, singing, and food at the Atlanta Arab Festival at the Alif Institute. Free.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

April 18 - 19, 2015

15 miles north

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza features 150 arts & crafts booths, a children’s play area, food trucks, and local acoustic musicians at 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NE in Sandy Springs.

Alpharetta art festival

April 18 - 19, 2015

25 miles north

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest offers art, live jazz and acoustical music, cultural arts performances, children’s activities, and food booths.

Decorators’ open house

April 18 - May 10, 2015 (party April 17)

7 miles north

Every year, the Southeast’s most talented interior and landscape designers work their magic on a chosen house. Tour it and attend special events during Decorators Show House and Gardens.

Renaissance festival

April 18 - June 7, 2015

24 miles SW

See knights and maidens, dine on turkey legs and ale, shop from 150 artisans, visit a medieval amusement park, and be entertained at the Georgia Renaissance Festival weekends and Memorial Day in Fairburn.

Free park day

April 18 - 19, 2015

19 miles north

Entry is free at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area during Free Entrance Days in the National Parks.

Car-free West End

April 19, 2015 (uncertain)

2.7 miles SW

Walk, run, or bike down the middle of the road when Atlanta Streets Alive comes to the West End, with entertainment, activities, and a bicycle parade. Free.

Earth Day Party

April 22, 2015 (7 to 10 p.m.)

1.3 miles north

Earth Day Party is an evening affair with music, dancing, organic food, and a silent auction to benefit EarthShare, at Renaissance Atlanta Midtown.

Italian Film Festival

April 23 - 26, 2015

2.8 miles NE

Cinema Italy Atlanta screens the best in new Italian films at the Plaza Theatre.

Open-air symphony

April 24, 2015

82 miles SE

Symphony on the Sand is a performance by the award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the stars on Robin Lake Beach in Pine Mountain.

Inman Park festival

April 24 - 26, 2015

2 miles east

Inman Park Spring Festival features a tour of homes (Fri. to Sun.), street parade (Sat.), artists’ market, live music, food vendors, and kids’ activities (Sat. to Sun.) in Inman Park. Free.

Star Trek convention

April 24 - 26, 2015

12 miles north

TrekTrax Atlanta features panels, vendors, and celebrity guests for fans of Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest.

Kitchen tours

April 25, 2015

Atlanta locations

See recently renovated kitchens in three homes on the Tour of Kitchens in Decatur and Dunwoody.

Fashion show

April 25, 2015

7.5 miles north

Watch a runway show of student-designed dresses made of eyeglasses, attend a silent auction, and enjoy good food while supporting vision services for the poor at Night of Spectacles at Buckhead Theatre.

Taste of East Point

April 25, 2015

8 miles SE

Browse art from local artists, see a car show, hear local musicians, and enjoy tastes from local restaurants and food trucks with wine and beer at Taste of East Point.

Chicken festival

April 25, 2015

53 miles NE

Spring Chicken Festival has a cook-off, live entertainment, recycled art market, quilt show, parade, 5K, and kids zone in downtown Gainesville.

Smyrna festival

April 25 - 26, 2015

15 miles NW

Spring Jonquil Festival features 175 hand-made arts & crafts booths, live music, a 5K run, festival food, puppet shows, and children’s activities at the Village Green in Smyrna. Repeats Oct.

Taste of Marietta

April 26, 2015

19 miles NW

Taste of Marietta offers food from 80 restaurants, live music, and a kids’ alley in historic Marietta Square.

Design expo

April 27 - 30, 2015

6 miles NE

See speakers and celebrities unveil their new collections and share their design-industry experiences, and view sample design installations at Design ADAC at ADAC. Free registration.

Fun obstacle course

April 2015 (undated)

1.7 miles south

Race through 12 giant obstacles like a water slide, moon bounce, and Tarzan swing on the 5K Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge (ROC) at Turner Field. See photos.

Beer carnival

April 2015 (undated)

3 miles north

Sample 100 beers, play carnival games, and enjoy food and music at Beer Carnival at Atlantic Station.

Run and bar crawl

April 2015 (undated)

2.2 miles SE

Run Before You Crawl is a 5K run that begins and ends in Grant Park, followed by bar crawl to six pubs.

Kennesaw festival

April 2015 (undated)

25 miles NW

Big Shanty Festival features 200 arts and crafts booths, food vendors, two stages of entertainment, and a Saturday parade in Kennesaw. Free.

Drink beer for dogs

April 2015 (undated)

6 miles NE

Enjoy Sweetwater beer and cocktails, restaurant appetizers, and live music at Ales for Tails, an Atlanta Humane Society benefit at Sweetwater Brewery.

Sandy Springs beer festival

April 2015 (undated)

14 miles north

Sample 70 specialty beers, hear live music, and buy food at Heritage Sandy Springs Beer Fest at Heritage Sandy Springs. No pets or children.

Easter at the museum

April 2015 (undated)

4 miles NE

Register in advance for the Dinosaur Egg Hunt, and enjoy games run by Radio Disney at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. See schedule.

Easter egg hunt in Roswell

April 2015 (undated)

20 miles north

Kids bring baskets to fill with candy at the Easter Egg Hunt at Archibald Smith Plantation in Roswell. Cost.
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April 2015 calendar of events in Atlanta, GA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.