Atlanta events calendar for September 2014. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia.

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September 2014

Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do in September 2014 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.

DragonCon pop-culture convention

September 1, 2014 (begins Aug. 29)

Atlanta locations

Dragon*Con is a giant popular-culture convention for science fiction, fantasy, gaming, art, comics, music, and film, with panels, contests, vendors, a banquet, and a parade down Peachtree Street.

Labor Day run

September 1, 2014

12 miles NE

Big Peach Sizzler is a morning 10K that begins in Chamblee and ends in Buckhead with a party.

Art in the Park

September 1, 2014 (begins Aug. 30)

19 miles NW

Art in the Park features fine art, a chalk-art competition, and a children’s art alley with free art stations in Marietta. Free.

Yellow Daisy Festival

September 4 - 7, 2014

19 miles east

The Yellow Daisy Festival features more than 400 vendors of arts & crafts and has live music, a children’s corner, and a sports den along the paths at Stone Mountain Park.

Home show

September 5 - 7, 2014

11 miles NW

Find inspiration for home-improvement ideas at the Fall Atlanta Home Show at Cobb Galleria Centre. Repeats in March.

Beer festival

September 6, 2014 (3 to 8 p.m.)

2 miles south

Sample 150 beers, cider, and wine at the giant Great Atlanta Beer Fest at Turner Field.

Midtown Restaurant Week

September 6 - 14, 2014

Atlanta locations

Get a special deal on a fixed-price meal at dozens of restaurants during Midtown Restaurant Week, including brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Car-free Peachtree Street

September 7, 2014

0 miles

You can walk, run, or bike down the middle of Peachtree Street during Atlanta Streets Alive, which offers entertainment and activities for all ages. Free.

Party at the zoo

September 13, 2014 (uncertain)

4 miles NW

Enjoy food from 30 restaurants, drinks from 20 bars, and music on 4 stages at Jazzoo at Zoo Atlanta.

Smooth jazz festival

September 13, 2014

13 miles NW

Atlanta Smooth Music Festival is outdoors under the sun and stars at Mable House Amphitheater.

Atlanta Arts Festival

September 13 - 14, 2014

2 miles NE

Atlanta Arts Festival offers fine art, entertainment, and festival food in Piedmont Park. Free.

Corn maze & pumpkins

Sept. 13 - Nov. 23, 2014

55 miles north

Explore a corn maze, find a perfect pumpkin, shoot the corn cannon, and take a hayride at Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch in Dawsonville.

Movies and beer

September 19, 2014

2 miles NE

See short films and buy 20 varieties of beer at Clips Beer & Film Tour at Fourth Ward Skatepark Field. Bring age 21 ID. Free.

Hapeville festival

September 19 - 20, 2014

9 miles south

Happy Days Festival has a Friday night concert with food vendors, and then a Saturday parade, kids’ corner, and artist market with live music in downtown Hapeville. Free.
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Augusta art festival

September 19 - 21, 2014

149 miles east

Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival has fine arts and crafts, street entertainers, music and dance on four stages, ethnic food, and a children’s area in Augusta.

Marietta street fair

September 20, 2014

19 miles NW

Shop for antiques, see classic cars, browse arts and crafts, hear grassroots music, and visit the children’s zone at Marietta StreetFest in Marietta Square. Free.

Sandy Springs Festival

September 20 - 21, 2014

15 miles north

Sandy Springs Festival offers arts & crafts, food, entertainment, a Saturday 5K/10K race, a children’s park, petting zoo, and Saturday pet parade in downtown Sandy Springs.

Japanese festival

September 20 - 21, 2014

27 miles NE

JapanFest features Japanese drumming, dance, martial arts, kimonos, bonsai, kids’ games, vendors, food, beer, and tea at Gwinnett Center in Duluth.

Suwanee Fest

September 20 - 21, 2014

32 miles NE

Watch a small-town parade, run a 5K, hear music, shop from artists, craftspeople, and food vendors, and then end the day with fireworks at Suwanee Day at Town Center Park in Suwanee.

Indian festival

September 20 - 21, 2014 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

87 miles SE

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration includes music, dancing, singing, storytelling, crafts demonstrations, educational exhibits, and native foods at Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon.

Douglasville festival

September 20 & 27, 2014

24 miles west

September Saturdays Festival has family events, a carnival, vendors, choirs, and a food court at Douglas County Courthouse in Douglasville. Free.

Fiesta Georgia

September 21, 2014

33 miles east

Fiesta Georgia celebrates Latino culture and Fiestas Patrias with mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing, arts & crafts, and authentic Latin-American foods at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. Free.

State Fair

September 26 - Oct. 5, 2014

29 miles south

Georgia State Fair offers rides, shows, music, and vendors at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Pumpkin Festival

September 26 - Oct. 26, 2014

19 miles east

Pumpkin Festival features a costume party, family shows, storytelling, kids’ activities, and a pie-eating contest at Stone Mountain Park.

East Atlanta Strut

September 27, 2014

5 miles SE

East Atlanta Strut includes five stages of live music and comedy, a wacky parade at 2 p.m., an artists’ market, kids’ village, and food vendors at Glenwood Ave SE & Flat Shoals Ave SE.

Book fair

September 27, 2014

10 miles SE

UBAWA Annual Book Fair features 100 authors, workshops, music, and entertainment at Georgia International Convention Center.

Free park day

September 27, 2014

19 miles north

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

Taste of Clarkesville

September 27, 2014

83 miles NE

Enjoy fine food, wine, beer, and music at A Taste of Clarkesville.

Trumpet festival

September 27 - 28, 2014

5 miles NE

Watch the rehearsal Saturday or the concert Sunday at Atlanta Trumpet Festival in the Schwartz Center at Emory University. Free.

Duluth Fall Festival

September 27 - 28, 2014

25 miles NE

Duluth Fall Festival features 350 booths of art, crafts and food, plus entertainment, a carnival, a Saturday parade, and a Sunday road race at Duluth Town Green.

Barbecue & music festival

September 28, 2014

19 miles NW

Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest features BBQ samples for sale, a beer garden, live stage entertainment, and a kids’ corner in Marietta Square.

ONE music festival

September 2014 (undated)

2.5 miles NE

ONE MusicFest [sound] offers a full day of soul, progressive hip-hop, alternative, and rock music from national and local acts at Masquerade Music Park.

Little Five Points concert

September 2014 (undated)

3 miles NE

Little Five Fest showcases dozens of Atlanta’s talented indie and punk musicians at the Star Bar.

Wheelbarrow Festival

September 2014 (undated)

2.5 miles SE

The Wheelbarrow Festival has an art market, two music stages, food trucks, a 5K race, and a health fair at Lang-Carson Park in Reynoldstown. Free.

Midtown music festival

September 2014 (undated)

2 miles NE

Music Midtown offers a great lineup on three stages at Piedmont Park.

Book fair

September 2014 (undated)

14 miles north

Atlanta AAUW Bookfair at Perimeter Mall is a used-book sale, which is free except the first night.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

September 2014 (undated)

2 miles east

Get a special deal on a three-course fixed-price meal at 14 restaurants during Inman Park Restaurant Week in Inman Park. Repeats March.

Family bike rally

September 2014 (undated)

5 miles SE

Brownwood Bike Rally Classic is about cycling, fitness, and health, for kids and adults. It includes street-bike races, a bike safety rodeo for kids, cyclocross races for adults, a health fair, a food court, and family-friendly activities at Brownwood Park. Free.

Jazz legend concert

September 2014 (undated)

26 miles north

John Coltrane’s Birthday Concert is an annual tribute to an early American jazz saxophonist and composer at the Velvet Note in Alpharetta.
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September 2014 calendar of events in Atlanta. What to do in downtown Atlanta today, this weekend, this month. Special events, festivals, things to do in Atlanta, GA.