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Cherry blossom festival - Macon

April 1 - 5, 2020
CANCELED
85 miles SE
International Cherry Blossom Festival includes 75 events, arts & crafts vendors, concerts, food trucks, a parade, parties, and Macon’s 350,000 flowering cherry trees.

Writers’ Festival

April 2 - 3, 2020
CANCELED
7 miles east
Hear distinguished authors read and answer questions at the Writers’ Festival at Agnes Scott College in Decatur. Free.

Make a glass egg

April 2 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
7 miles east
Register for the $50 Egg Paperweight Class to learn about glass blowing safety and then make an Easter egg-shaped paperweight with instructor guidance at Decatur Glassblowing You can take it home after it cools for 48 hours. Kids age 10 to 17 need a parent.

Sherlock Holmes convention

April 3 - 5, 2020
CANCELED
11.9 miles SW
221B Con is for fans of Sherlock Holmes literature at the Atlanta Airport Marriott.

Free museum day

April 4, 2020
CANCELED
Statewide
Get a free ticket that allows two people to visit one of the many museums participating in Museum Day Live.

Food trucks at the park

April 4, 2020
RESCHEDULED
2.2 miles SE
Shop from 30 food trucks selling full portions and small plates at Food-o-Rama, with live music onstage, craft beer, vendors, and a kids’ zone in Grant Park. Free admission. Moved from April 4 to June 13.

Festival on Ponce

April 4 - 5, 2020
RESCHEDULED
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 1451 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE. Repeats in October. Free. Moved from April to June 13 - 14.

Acworth art festival

April 4 - 5, 2020
CANCELED
29 miles north
Browse the booths of 100 artisans on historic Main Street and see the kids’ zone at Acworth Art Fest. Free.

Easter with the governor

April 5, 2020
CANCELED
7 miles NW
Kids meet the Easter Bunny, decorate eggs, get faces painted, and join an Easter Egg Hunt at the governor’s mansion. Free.

Get painted as you run

April 5, 2020
CANCELED
11.9 miles west
Wear the white shirt provided, and then get bombarded by handfuls of colored cornstarch as you run the 5K Color Run at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Easter egg hunt in Roswell

April 10, 2020
CANCELED
20 miles north
Kids bring baskets to fill with candy at the $5 Easter Egg Hunt at Archibald Smith Plantation in Roswell.

Wine tasting

April 11, 2020
RESCHEDULED
1.8 miles NE
Sample 50 wines with beer, cider, live music, and food for sale at Atlanta Spring Wine Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Park for age 21+. Held in Jan., April, Aug. Moved from April 11 to June 6.

Run and bar crawl

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
2.2 miles SE
Run Before You Crawl is a 5K run that begins and ends in Grant Park, followed by an optional 6-pub bar crawl.

Easter egg hunt in the garden

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
4 miles NE
Buy a ticket online & bring a basket to hunt for candy-filled eggs at Eggstravaganza. Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy family activities at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Read the parking instructions. Rain will cancel.

Eggs from the sky

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
6.5 miles SE
Join 25,000 at Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop, [slow website] with a comedy circus (12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.) and toddler hunts near the food court (11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.) at Sprayberry High School. Egg hunt schedule: 11:30 a.m. age 0 to 3; 1:30 p.m. helicopter drop age 4 to 7; 2 p.m. special needs; 3:30 p.m. helicopter drop age 8 to 10. Free except optional unlimited rides $7.

Car show

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
26.8 miles NE
Duluth Rotary Annual Car Show has antique classics, foreign sports cars, hot rods, jeeps, muscle cars, and pickups in downtown Duluth with hot dogs and hamburgers for sale. Free.

Taste of Forsyth County

April 11, 2020
RESCHEDULED
39 miles NE
Buy samples from 25 restaurants for $1 to $4 at The Taste, which has a kids’ zone and Easter egg hunts on the lawn at Cumming Fairgrounds. Free. Moved from April 11 to August 1. The Warbington Farms EGGstravaganza is 10 miles away and is postponed to 2021.

Athens international fair

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
70 miles NE
International Street Festival offers cultural displays, traditional costumes, music and dance performances, and a children’s corner in Athens. Free.

Easter at Callaway Gardens

April 11 - 12, 2020
CANCELED
82 miles SE
Easter weekend events on Saturday at Callaway Gardens include a 5K race, a kids’ race, an Easter Bunny, egg hunts, and entertainment. The highlight on Sunday is a 7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service.

Easter restaurants

April 12, 2020
UNCERTAIN
Atlanta locations
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special menus for Easter. Select a morning hour to see brunch availability, or select an evening hour for dinner. Also see The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Easter at Stone Mountain Park

April 12, 2020
CANCELED
19 miles east
Arrive early for the Easter Sunrise Service, which is held simultaneously at the top of the mountain and the base of the mountain at Stone Mountain Park.

Easter egg hunt on the farm

April 13, 2020
CANCELED
8 miles north
Kids search for colorful eggs, play games, and create springtime crafts during Magic Monday: Egg Hunt at the Atlanta History Center.

Fake wedding

April 15, 2020
RESCHEDULED
3 miles SE
Attend an emotional wedding ceremony, have a drink and appetizers (included), and dance at a reception while you check out wedding vendors in action at The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta at Zoo Atlanta. Moved from April 15 to August 26.

Groupon tickets (August)

Taste of the Nation

April 16, 2020
CANCELED
12.1 miles NW
Enjoy gourmet food, fine wine, beer, cocktails, local music, and a silent auction at Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation for $250 at Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel for age 21+.

Monthly family festival

April 16, 2020
CANCELED
22 miles north
Alive in Roswell has live bands, food trucks, craft beer, vendors, kids’ games, entertainment, and socializing in three locations connected by a free shuttle (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.

Visit a designer home

April 16 - May 10, 2020
RESCHEDULED
5.9 miles north
Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens is a tour of a newly built Buckhead residence featuring the talents and creativity of 20 interior designers plus landscape architects. Also see related events. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Moved from April to June 4 to 28.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

April 17 - 19, 2020
RESCHEDULED
2 miles NE
See fine art, hear live music, and enjoy fair food at the highly regarded Atlanta Dogwood Festival and Saturday 5K at Piedmont Park. No pets. Free. Buy tickets in advance for Backyard Bites & Brews. Moved from April to August 7 - 9.

Fantasy books convention

April 17 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
13 miles north
JordanCon features guest authors, artists, vendors, discussions, costumes, games, and a dance (Sat. 8:30 p.m.) at Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia.

Motorcycle race

April 17 - 19, 2020
RESCHEDULED
51.7 miles NE
MotoAmerica Championship at Road Atlanta features world-class racing, freestyle stunt shows, new bike demos, autograph sessions, and a kids’ zone at Road Atlanta in Braselton. Moved from April to July 31 - August 2.

Grilled Cheese Festival

April 18, 2020
RESCHEDULED
2.9 miles north
Your entry fee includes three samples to taste (buy more for $1 to $4 each), and then vote for your favorites at Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival, with “food trucks, brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities” at Atlantic Station. Children age 12 and younger are free. Video (1 minute). Moved from April 18 to September 12.

Brookhaven beer festival

April 18, 2020
RESCHEDULED
9 miles NE
Sample 150 beers and wines at Brookhaven Beer Fest, which has live music and food vendors at Brookhaven Park for age 21+. No dogs. Moved from April 18 to September 26.

Open-air symphony

April 18, 2020
CANCELED
82 miles SE
Symphony on the Sand is a performance by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra under the stars on Robin Lake Beach in Pine Mountain.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

April 18 - 19, 2020
RESCHEDULED
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 Drive NE in Sandy Springs. Free. Moved from April to September 26 & 27.

Kennesaw festival

April 18 - 19, 2020
RESCHEDULED
25 miles NW
Big Shanty Festival features 200 arts and crafts booths, food vendors, two stages of entertainment, and a 9:30 a.m. Saturday parade in Kennesaw. Free. Moved from April 18 & 19 to May 30 & 31.

Art & hot-air balloon festival

April 18 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
108 miles south
The Perry Dogwood Festival [website has sound] features arts & crafts vendors, dog costume & retrieving contests, and entertainment in downtown Perry; plus a Saturday evening Hot Air Balloon Rally with rides, balloon glow, and music at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.

Design expo

April 21 - 23, 2020
CANCELED
6 miles NE
Register to see speakers and celebrities unveil new collections and share their design-industry experiences, and view sample design installations at Design ADAC at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center.

Dunwoody festival

April 22 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
17.3 miles NE
Lemonade Days features carnival rides and food starting Wed., a beer & wine garden starting Fri., a 5K race Sat., and then vendors, pony rides, and a petting zoo on the weekend at Brook Run Park. No pets.

Improvised comedy

April 23 - 25, 2020
1.2 miles SE
Village Theatre hosts local and national comedy groups plus celebrity comedians at the Atlanta Improv Festival.

Art fair at Peachtree Corners

April 23 - 25, 2020
CANCELED
22 miles NE
Wesleyan Artist Market has 100 artists, entertainment, and food trucks at Wesleyan School. Free.

Comedy festival

April 23 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
Atlanta locations
See 15 comedians per show at Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, which is held in six venues.

Athens Twilight

April 24 - 25, 2020
RESCHEDULED
70 miles east
Athens Twilight Criterium includes bicycle races, running/walking events, a food court, and a kids’ zone. Moved from April to September 18 & 19.

Craft beer festival

April 24 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
0.3 miles west
Try 20 types of SweetWater beer, shop from food trucks, hear an amazing lineup of musicians, browse an artists’ market, see comedy, and visit the eco village at SweetWater 420 Fest and 5K at Centennial Olympic Park. No pets.

Inman Park festival

April 24 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
2 miles east
Inman Park Spring Festival features a tour of homes (Fri. to Sun.), a zany street parade (2 p.m. Sat.), and an artists’ market, live music, food vendors, and kids’ activities (Sat. to Sun.) in Inman Park. Free.

Free concerts in Sandy Springs

April 24 - July 31, 2020
canceled April & May
14.6 miles north
Bring a blanket or lawn chair, food and drinks (except alcohol, which is sold onsite), and money for food trucks to City Green Live for concerts on select Fridays. Food trucks arrive at 6:30, and the band plays at 7:30 p.m. Schedule. Free.

Dance against cancer

April 25, 2020
RESCHEDULED
0.7 miles east
Dancers Unite Against Cancer includes hors d’oeuvres, a dance performance, DJ, live music, dancing, and a children’s dance party on the rooftop at 236 Auburn Avenue NE. Moved from April 25 to September 5.

Science fair for students

April 25, 2020
CANCELED
6 miles south
STEM Wars (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) has hands-on activities, robots and drones, presentations, a college and career fair, video game design, and app and website-making events at Atlanta Technical College. Brochure for 2019. Free.

Clarkston festival

April 25, 2020
13 miles NE
Clarkston Culture Fest has a 5K (9 a.m.), a one-mile family run (10 a.m.), a parade (10 a.m.), a cultural village, local musicians, vendors, and a kids’ zone. Free except 5K.

Garden fair

April 25, 2020
CANCELED
21 miles north
The Garden Faire includes a plant sale, a bake sale, food vendors, art vendors, and live music at historic Bulloch Hall in Roswell. Free.

Tasting in Kennesaw

April 25, 2020
RESCHEDULED
25.4 miles NW
Kennesaw Beer & Wine Fest promises entertainment plus beer, wine, and cider samples at The Depot Park for age 21+. Moved from April 25 to September 26.

Kids expo

April 25, 2020
32 miles NE
All About Kids Expo promises entertainment and “free family fun for all” at a family fun zone, plus exhibitors selling childcare, summer camps, and health and education services at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville. Free admission and parking.

Mini train ride

April 25, 2020
CANCELED
32.2 miles east
Pay $2 cash to ride a miniature train at North Georgia Live Steamers in Conyers. Minimum age is 18 months.

Chicken festival

April 25, 2020
RESCHEDULED
58 miles NE
Spring Chicken Festival has a cook-off, live entertainment, recycled art market, quilt show, parade, 5K, and kids zone at Lake Lanier Olympic Park in Gainesville. Moved from April 25 to June 20.

Green expo

April 25 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
11 miles NW
Alive! Expo offers natural products and organic foods, green-lifestyle lectures, workshops, and health & wellness vendors at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Festival in Smyrna

April 25 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
15 miles NW
Spring Jonquil Festival features 175 arts & crafts booths, live music, festival food, a children’s area, performing dogs, and a 5K run/walk at the Village Green in Smyrna. Free. Repeats in Oct.

Motorama

April 25 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
30 miles south
Atlanta Motorama includes classic vehicles, hot rods, monster trucks, burnouts, car crushing, a swap meet, stage entertainment, a barbecue competition, and vendor exhibits at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Mother’s Day glassblowing

April 25 - May 31, 2020
7 miles east
Make a beautiful glass flower for Mom with one-on-one instruction in a Flower Class at Decatur Glassblowing for age 10+.

Picnic in the Park

April 26, 2020
CANCELED
2.4 miles SE
Your ticket to Picnic in the Park includes a three-course picnic lunch and dessert from local restaurants, live music, lawn games, and optional beer and wine at Phoenix IIII Park to support charity. Donation.

Taste of Marietta

April 26, 2020
CANCELED
19 miles NW
Taste of Marietta features $1 to $5 tastes from 75 restaurants, live music, and a kids’ alley in historic Marietta Square. No pets.

Test video games

April 30 - May 3, 2020
CANCELED
13.9 miles north
Play video game prototypes, and then tell game designers your opinions with a $25 ticket to Proto ATL at Le Meridien Hotel Atlanta Perimeter. Anyone younger than age 18 must be with an adult.

Film festival

April 30 - May 10, 2020
RESCHEDULED
Atlanta locations
The Atlanta Film Festival shows a wide variety of films, mostly at the Plaza Theatre and 7 Stages Theatre. Moved from April & May to September 17 - 27.

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