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Atlanta events April 2019

April Fool’s Comedy Night

April 1, 2019 (7 & 9 p.m.)
7 miles east
A ticket to April Fool’s Comedy Night gets you jokes from six comedians, beer samples, a brewery tour, and food truck fare for sale at Three Taverns Craft Brewery for age 21+.

Writers’ Festival

April 4 - 5, 2019
7 miles east
Hear distinguished authors read and answer questions at the Writers’ Festival at Agnes Scott College in Decatur. Free.

Film festival

April 4 - 14, 2019
Atlanta locations
The Atlanta Film Festival shows a wide variety of films, mostly at the Plaza Theatre and 7 Stages Theatre.

Sherlock Holmes convention

April 5 - 7, 2019
11.9 miles SW
221B Con is for fans of Sherlock Holmes literature at the Atlanta Airport Marriott.

Motorcycle race

April 5 - 7, 2019
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.

Outdoor carnival

April 6, 2019 (1 to 6 p.m.)
1.5 miles SE
A ticket to The Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival includes vouchers for carnival rides and beer outside Dad’s Garage Theatre, with games, exotic animals, and food for sale for age 21+.

Food trucks at the park

April 6, 2019
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.

Brookhaven beer festival

April 6, 2019 (2 to 6 p.m.)
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.

Chicken wings festival

April 6, 2019
16 miles north
Slingin’ Wings Festival promises restaurant food, a beer garden, and live local music at City Springs in Sandy Springs.

Athens international fair

April 6, 2019
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 6 - 7, 2019
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.

Acworth art festival

April 6 - 7, 2019
29 miles north
Browse the booths of 100 artisans on historic Main Street and see the kids’ zone at Acworth Art Fest. Free.

Car-free streets

April 7, 2019
multiple locations
You can walk, run, or bike down the middle of the road during Atlanta Streets Alive, which offers free entertainment and activities for all ages on three days.
  • April 7 - Peachtree Street
  • June 9 - Cross-city
  • Sept. 29 - Southwest

Get painted as you run

April 7, 2019
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 on the farm

April 8, 2019
8 miles north
Kids search for colorful eggs, play games, and create springtime crafts during Magic Monday: Egg Hunt at the Atlanta History Center.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

April 12 - 14, 2019
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.

Druid Hills celebration

April 12 - 14, 2019
4 miles NE
Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens is a ticketed self-guided tour of a dozen homes and/or gardens with a trolley service all three days. Nearby events include “small bites of southern fare, performances from local musicians, and the opportunity to shop local farm stand produce.”

Dance against cancer

April 13, 2019 (7 to 11 p.m.)
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.

Outdoor family festival

April 13, 2019 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
1 mile west
The Spring Extreme offers “hands-on activities focused on arts & culture, health & wellness, and inspired learning.” Try the ninja tower, the obstacles course, the zip line, or a fitness class, with entertainment and food & drinks for sale at The Home Depot Backyard. Free.

Health & fitness fair

April 13, 2019 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
1.1 miles NE
The Atlanta Hawks invite you to watch a basketball tournament, hear DJ music, see health cooking demonstrations, learn CPR, take a fitness class, practice yoga, and shop from food trucks at the Heartbeat Festival in Central Park. Free.

Wine tasting

April 13, 2019 (1 to 5 p.m.)
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+. Repeats in Jan. & Aug.

Run and bar crawl

April 13, 2019
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.

Grilled Cheese Festival

April 13, 2019 (11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.)
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 younger than age 12 are free.

Family fun in the museum

April 13, 2019 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Meet baby animals, play games, and collect eggs at activity stations during Little Critters Day at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Car show

April 13, 2019 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
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.

Kennesaw festival

April 13 - 14, 2019
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.

Art & hot-air balloon festival

April 13 - 14, 2019
108 miles south
The Perry Dogwood Festival 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.

Taste of the Nation

April 18, 2019 (7 to 10:30 p.m.)
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 18, 2019 (5 to 9 p.m.)
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 trolley (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.

Make a glass egg

April 18 - 21, 2019
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, for age 10+ with a parent.

Easter egg hunt in Roswell

April 19, 2019 (10 a.m.)
20 miles north
Kids bring baskets to fill with candy at the $5 Easter Egg Hunt at Archibald Smith Plantation in Roswell. [Click “+” on their tickets page to register.]

Craft beer festival

April 19 - 21, 2019
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.

New York musical comedy

April 19 - 28, 2019
2.4 miles NW
Ahead of its time when it premiered in 1992, Falsettos is “an exceptional production of a perfect musical” [NY Times] about a charming but neurotic gay man and his lovable friends & family at Actor’s Express.

Ticket deal $15 to $20

Charming musical

April 19 - 28, 2019
12.1 miles north
Big Fish is about a traveling salesman who tells tall tales and a son seeking the truth behind his father’s stories at ACT3 Productions in Sandy Springs.

Ticket deal $14

Intense drama

April 19 - May 5, 2019
2.6 miles north
A retired Navy Seal refuses to talk about his violent past, prompting his wife to take desperate measures to connect and to learn the secrets that give him nightmares in The Hero’s Wife at Synchronicity Theatre.

Ticket deal $15

Easter egg hunt in the garden

April 20, 2019
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 20, 2019
6.5 miles SE
Join 25,000 at Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop, with helicopter egg drops, games, and food vendors at Sprayberry High School. Free. Optional unlimited rides $7. Egg hunt schedule: 11:30 a.m. age 0 to 3; 1:30 p.m. helicopter drop and age 4 to 7; 2 p.m. special needs; 3:30 p.m. age 8 to 10.

Art at the river

April 20, 2019
23.6 miles NE
Art on the Chattahoochee features a fine art market, food court, kids’ zone, and entertainment at Jones Bridge Park in Peachtree Corners. Free.

Taste of Forsyth

April 20, 2019
39 miles NE
Buy tastes from 25 restaurants for $1 to $4 at Taste of Forsyth, which has a kids’ zone and Easter egg hunts on the lawn at Cumming Fairgrounds. Free. The Warbington Farms EGGstravaganza is 10 miles away.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

April 20 - 21, 2019
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.

Easter at Callaway Gardens

April 20 - 21, 2019
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 21, 2019
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 brunch at Park Tavern

April 21, 2019
2.4 miles NE
Enjoy an Easter Brunch overlooking Piedmont Park and the city skyline, with an appearance by the Easter bunny and an egg hunt at noon at Park Tavern.

Easter brunch at Ritz Carlton

April 21, 2019 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
8.2 miles north
Make a reservation for the spectacular Easter Brunch buffet at The Ritz-Carlton.

Easter at Stone Mountain Park

April 21, 2019
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.

Design expo

April 23 - 25, 2019
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 24 - 28, 2019
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 25 - 27, 2019
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 25 - 27, 2019
22 miles NE
Wesleyan Artist Market has 100 artists, entertainment, and food trucks at Wesleyan School. Free.

Italian Film Festival

April 25 - 28, 2019
2.8 miles NE
Cinema Italy Atlanta screens five new Italian films at the Plaza Theatre.

All-American musical

April 25 - 28, 2019
17.3 miles NW
Singin’ in the Rain is a song and dance classic about actors in the early days of Hollywood, including the title number complete with an onstage rainstorm at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta.

Ticket deal $22 to $29

Footloose

April 25 - 28, 2019
36.6 miles NE
Footloose the Musical includes songs from the movie about young people rebelling against a town that outlaws dancing. See it live in Buford.

Ticket deal $15

Athens Twilight

April 26 - 27, 2019
70 miles east
Athens Twilight Criterium includes bicycle races, running/walking events, a food court, and a kids’ zone.

Inman Park festival

April 26 - 28, 2019
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.

Dinner show

April 26 - 28, 2019 (7 p.m.)
2.4 miles SW
Jazz Age Jeopardy is a whodunit set in the 1920s, with a buffet-style dinner and audience participation solving a crime at 675 Metropolitan Parkway SW.

Ticket deal $49

Fantasy books convention

April 26 - 28, 2019
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.

Aquarium Superhero Day

April 27, 2019 (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
One child age 12 or under in super-hero costume is free with each paid adult on Superhero Day at Georgia Aquarium. You must arrive between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Beer festival

April 27, 2019
2.9 miles NE
Great Southern Beer Fest features southern craft beer, southern cuisine, and country rock music in John Howell Park.

Clarkston festival

April 27, 2019
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 27, 2019
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 27, 2019
25.4 miles NW
Kennesaw Beer & Wine Fest promises entertainment plus beer, wine, and cider samples at The Depot Park for age 21+.

Kids expo

April 27, 2019
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 27, 2019 (1 to 4:30 p.m.)
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 27, 2019
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.

Open-air symphony

April 27, 2019
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.

Cajun festival

April 27 - 28, 2019
15 miles NW
Crawfish Boil is 2 days of food, fun, beer, and bands plus kids’ inflatables outside Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna.

Festival in Smyrna

April 27 - 28, 2019
15 miles NW
Spring Jonquil Festival features 175 arts & crafts booths, live music, festival food, a children’s area, and a children’s costume parade (Sat. at 9 a.m.) at the Village Green in Smyrna. Free. Repeats in Oct.

Duluth art festival

April 27 - 28, 2019
25 miles NE
Duluth Spring Arts Festival offers art vendors, art demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and food trucks on Duluth Town Green. Free.

Motorama

April 27 - 28, 2019
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.

Romantic musical

April 27 - May 19, 2019
26.8 miles SW
Based on a best-selling book, The Bridges of Madison County is a Tony winning musical about a farm wife whose life is forever changed after meeting a traveling photographer, at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.

Ticket deal $25

Mother’s Day glassblowing

April 27 - May 26, 2019
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+.

Beer fundraiser

April 28, 2019
5.4 miles north
Eat, drink, and hear live music to help the homeless at Cheers for Change at Sweetwater Brewing Company.

Taste of Marietta

April 28, 2019
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.

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