Atlanta events for April 2017. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, free entertainment, Easter egg hunts in Atlanta, Georgia.

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April 2017
April 2017

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

Distance is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Atlanta Restaurant Week

April 1, 2017

multiple locations

Get a $35 meal (sometimes for two) at 21 restaurants during the very first Atlanta Restaurant Week.

Pillow fight in the park

April 1, 2017 (3 to 6 p.m.)

2.5 miles SE

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

Food trucks at the park

April 1, 2017 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

2.7 miles SE

Food-o-Rama is a food truck extravaganza with 35 trucks selling full portions and small plates, arts and crafts, and live music at Grant Park. Free entry.

April Fool’s Day comedy

April 1, 2017 (7 and 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+.

Easter at governor’s mansion

April 1, 2017

7 miles NW

Kids meet the Easter Bunny, decorate eggs, get faces painted, and do an Easter Egg Hunt at the governor’s mansion. Free.

Get painted as you run

April 1, 2017

29 miles south

Wear the white shirt provided, and then get bombarded by handfuls of colored cornstarch as you run the Color Run 5K at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Hip Athens festival

April 1, 2017 (begins March 30)

70 miles NE

Slingshot has international and local musical acts on stage, boundary-pushing art, films, and tech talks with leading innovators in downtown Athens.

Film festival

April 1 - 2, 2017

Atlanta locations

The Atlanta Film Festival shows a wide variety of films, mostly at the Plaza Theatre and 7 Stages Theatre.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

April 1 - 2, 2017

2 miles east

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

Festival on Ponce

April 1 - 2, 2017

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.

Colonial life

April 1 - 2, 2017

49 miles NE

See life in 1790s Georgia at the 18th Century Colonial Market Faire, including historical crafts, games, military drills, music, and treats at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder.

Cherry blossom festival - Macon

April 1 - 2, 2017

85 miles SE

International Cherry Blossom Festival includes 80 events, a parade, arts & crafts, concerts, food trucks, a street party, and 300,000 flowering cherry trees.

Macon arts festival

April 1 - 2, 2017

85 miles SE

Browse arts and crafts while the cherry trees bloom in downtown Macon at Mulberry Street Festival. Free.

Vintage sale

April 2, 2017

1.5 miles NE

Salvage features 50 curated vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, decor, and home goods at Yaarab Shrine. Repeats in Sept.

Interesting short talks

April 6, 2017 (7:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

2.8 miles north

Register to hear five arts and science experts speak for five minutes each at (En)Lightning Talks Atlanta at Woodruff Arts Center. Free.

Writers’ Festival

April 6 - 7, 2017

7 miles east

Hear distinguished authors read at the Writers’ Festival at Agnes Scott College in Decatur. Free.

Belly dance festival

April 6 - 9, 2017

9.8 miles NE

TribalCon offers Friday and Saturday evening shows, after parties, vendors, and workshops at Atlanta Marriott Century Center.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

April 7 - 9, 2017

2 miles NE

See fine art, hear live music, and enjoy fair food at the highly regarded Atlanta Dogwood Festival and 5K at Piedmont Park. No pets. Free. Buy tickets in advance for three food events:

Sherlock Holmes convention

April 7 - 9, 2017

14 miles north

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

Easter egg hunts

April 7 - 16, 2017

Confirm date, time, and rain policy.

Easter glass blowing

April 7 - 16, 2017

7 miles east

Register for the $45 Glass Easter Egg 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.

Adult Egg Hunt

April 8, 2017 (4 to 7 p.m.)

1 mile NE

Check in at Midtown Tavern, and then head to a park to win prizes on the Adult Egg Hunt from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., followed by drink specials back at the tavern.

Cocktail tasting

April 8, 2017 (1 to 5 p.m.)

1.4 miles north

A ticket to Cocktail Wars includes six tasting tickets, a full-sized cocktail, DJ music, and a ballot to vote for your favorites, at Fifth Street Plaza. Food for sale.

Run and bar crawl

April 8, 2017

2.2 miles SE

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

Easter egg hunt in the museum

April 8, 2017

4 miles NE

Meet baby animals, play games, and collect eggs at activity stations during Spring Egg-stravaganza at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Science fair for students

April 8, 2017 (8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

5.2 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 at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. Free.

Music & beer festival

April 8, 2017 (1 to 7 p.m.)

14.5 miles north

Enjoy local bands and local beer at Rhythm & Brews outdoors in Sandy Springs. Get free tickets for your children age 12 and younger, discounts under age 21.

Athens international fair

April 8, 2017 (12 to 5 p.m.)

70 miles NE

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

Acworth art festival

April 8 - 9, 2017

29 miles north

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

Columbus air show

April 8 - 9, 2017

104 miles south

See amazing stunts, historical aircraft, and modern jets at Thunder in the Valley Air Show in Columbus.

Art & hot-air balloon festival

April 8 - 9, 2017

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.

Yoga event

April 9, 2017 (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

1.8 miles NE

Wanderlust 108 combines three events in one: a 5K run/walk, 75 minutes of yoga with DJ music, and 30 minutes of guided meditation, plus other activities at Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Short play festival

April 9 - 10, 2017 (8 p.m.)

2.4 miles NW

See dozens of locally written short plays at The One Minute Play Festival at Actor's Express.

Easter egg hunt on the farm

April 10, 2017

8 miles north

Kids search for colorful eggs, play games, and create springtime crafts during Magic Monday: Egg Hunt on the Farm at the Atlanta History Center.

Easter egg hunt in Roswell

April 14, 2017 (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.

Wine tasting

April 15, 2017 (1 to 5 p.m.)

1.8 miles NE

Sample 100 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.

Free movies

April 15 - Sept. 9, 2017 (dusk)

3 miles NE

Family friendly Flick-Nic is outdoors in Candler Park.
  • April 15 - The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

Easter egg hunt in the garden

April 15, 2017 (SOLD OUT)

4 miles NE

Buy a ticket online & bring a basket to hunt for candy-filled eggs at Eggstravaganza. Meet the Easter Bunny, shop for baked goods, and enjoy kids’ activities at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Park across the street at Atlanta Metro Cathedral. Rain will cancel.

Art at the river

April 15, 2017

22.5 miles NE

Art on the Chattahoochee features a fine art market, food court, craft corner, and entertainment at Pinckneyville Park (Medlock Pavilion) in Norcross. Free.

Taste of Forsyth

April 15, 2017

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.

Tractor festival

April 15, 2017 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

59 miles north

See new and antique tractors at Tractors on Track, which also includes an Easter egg hunt at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

April 15 - 16, 2017

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.

Easter at Callaway Gardens

April 15 - 16, 2017

82 miles SE

Easter Weekend events at Callaway Gardens include a brunch, a lunch, a 5K race, a kids’ race, an Easter Bunny, egg hunts, tethered hot-air balloon rides, entertainment, and a sunrise service.

Free park day

April 15 - 16 and 22 - 23, 2017

19 miles north

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

Easter restaurants

April 16, 2017

Atlanta locations

OpenTable lists restaurants offering special menus for Easter. Also see Easter brunch deals.

Easter brunch - Park Tavern

April 16, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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 - Ritz Carlton

April 16, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

8.2 miles north

Spend Easter Brunch with the Easter bunny, egg hunts every hour, an exotic animal petting zoo, and fine food in the Grand Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton.

Easter brunch - St. Regis

April 16, 2017 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

9.1 miles north

Easter Brunch features amazing food and beverages, a jazz trio, an Easter bunny, and professional childcare providers to entertain young children with crafts and an Easter egg hunt at The St. Regis Atlanta.

Romantic play

April 16, 2017 (3 p.m.)

11 miles NE

Arcadia is a series of love stories set on an English country estate, exploring the nature of truth and time as it switches between 1809 and today, at Conant Performing Arts Center.

Easter service

April 16, 2017 (7 a.m.)

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.

Dunwoody festival

April 19 - 23, 2017

17.3 miles NE

Lemonade Days features carnival rides, live music, arts & crafts starting Fri., a beer & wine garden Sat., and a petting zoo on the weekend at Brook Run Park. No pets.

Taste of the Nation

April 20, 2017

0 miles

Enjoy gourmet food, fine wine, beer, cocktails, local music, and a silent auction at the $250 Taste of the Nation Atlanta at 200 Peachtree St. NW for age 21+.

Rock out with the symphony

April 20, 2017 (8 p.m.)

2.3 miles north

Rocktopia Live features five singers, five rock musicians, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing a crowd-pleasing mix of Queen, Mozart, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Pink Floyd, and Copland at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Craft beer festival

April 21 - 23, 2017

0.3 miles west

Try more than 20 types of SweetWater beer, hear live music, browse an artists’ market, see comedy, and learn from craft-beer experts at SweetWater 420 Festival and 5K at Centennial Olympic Park. No pets.

Italian Film Festival

April 21 - 23, 2017

2.8 miles NE

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

Druid Hills celebration

April 21 - 23, 2017

4 miles NE

The Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens features a ticketed tour of five homes and a garden all three days, plus a free artist market on Saturday.

Fantasy books convention

April 21 - 23, 2017

13 miles north

JordanCon features guest authors, artists, vendors, and a costume contest at the Atlanta Marriott at Perimeter Center.

Aquarium Superhero Day

April 22, 2017

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.

Hip yard sale in Decatur

April 22, 2017

16.7 miles SE

Shop from 60 vendors of books, vintage clothing, art, food, and handmade goods at the Hipster Yard Sale ATL at Chapel Hill Park, rain or shine. Free.

Clarkston festival

April 22, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

19 miles NE

Clarkston Culture Fest includes a free 1-mile kids’ run at 10 a.m., a cultural village, local musicians, vendors, and a kids’ zone at 3666 Market Street in Clarkston.

Green expo

April 22 - 23, 2017

11 miles NW

Alive! Expo offers natural products and organic foods, green-lifestyle lectures, workshops, and health & wellness vendors at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Arab festival

April 22 - 23, 2017

13 miles NE

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

Kennesaw festival

April 22 - 23, 2017

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.

Car-free Southside

April 23, 2017 (2 to 6 p.m.)

Location is 1.7 mile south

Walk, run, or bike down the middle of the road when Atlanta Streets Alive comes to the Southside, with free entertainment and activities. It happens on Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW & Georgia Ave. SE (western end is Lucille Ave. SW and eastern end is Grant Park).

Attractions

April 24 - Aug. 31, 2017

multiple locations

These discount ticket prices include all taxes and fees.

Design expo

April 25 - 27, 2017

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.

Art fair at Peachtree Corners

April 27 - 29, 2017 (starts Friday evening)

22 miles NE

Wesleyan Artist Market has 95 artists, entertainment, and a children’s market at Peachtree Corners.

Designer home

April 27 - May 14, 2017

9.1 miles north

Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens is a tour of a classic 1960s estate in Buckhead’s Kingswood neighborhood featuring the talents and creativity of 25 designers from the southeast. Also see related events. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Women’s comedy

April 28, 2017 (8 p.m.)

7.6 miles NE

The Savannah Sipping Society is about four women who meet once a week to drown their sorrows, toast their successes, and turn their lives around at OnStage Atlanta. Discount tickets $12.

Athens Twilight

April 28 - 29, 2017

70 miles east

Athens Twilight Criterium includes bicycle races, running/walking events, a food court, and a kids’ zone.

Inman Park festival

April 28 - 30, 2017

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.

Science-fiction convention

April 28 - 30, 2017

16.4 miles NE

Treklanta offers panels, vendors, and celebrity guests for fans of Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, and Babylon 5 at the Doubletree Hilton Atlanta Northlake.

Motorcycle race

April 28 - 30, 2017

51.7 miles NE

MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Race Championship features world-class racing, freestyle stunt shows, new bike demos, autograph sessions, and a kids’ zone at Road Atlanta in Braselton.

Magic

April 28 - May 27, 2017

1 mile east

Professional magician Peter Morrison performs classic magic and comedy at the Atlanta Magic Theater. Discount tickets $10 to $23.

Tasting event

April 29, 2017 (12 to 4 p.m.)

2 miles NE

Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival includes wine tasting, craft beer, appetizers, and live music at City Winery.

Family hoedown

April 29, 2017 (4 to 7 p.m.)

4.2 miles NE

A ticket to Rock Spring Hoedown includes a dinner buffet, live bluegrass music, dancing, and family activities (games, a barn bounce, a petting zoo, and storytelling) in Piedmont Heights.

Silent disco dance

April 29, 2017 (4 to 10 p.m.)

6.4 miles north

To join Hush Hush, reserve a headset with three music channels, pick it up before 7 p.m. at Buckhead Saloon, and follow the crowd every two hours to a different bar. Lights show which channels everyone is hearing.

Kitchen tours

April 29, 2017 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

7 miles NE

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

Burlesque dinner show

April 29, 2017 (8 p.m.)

8.4 miles SW

A ticket to Tease includes a vintage burlesque show and a southern dinner at TP Productions Dinner Theatre in East Point. Discount VIP tickets $30.

Family theater

April 29, 2017 (2 and 7 p.m.)

16 miles NW

Young actors portray a girl (Beauty) and a prince under a witch’s spell (Beast) in Beauty and the Beast Jr., a classic story about transformation and tolerance at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton. Discount tickets $5.

Chicken festival

April 29, 2017

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 29, 2017 (8 p.m.)

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 29 - 30, 2017

15 miles NW

Crawfish Boil is 2 days of food, fun, beer, and bands plus kids’ inflatables at Atkins Park in Smyrna.

Smyrna festival

April 29 - 30, 2017

15 miles NW

Spring Jonquil Festival features 175 handmade arts & crafts booths, live music, a 5K run/walk, festival food, and puppet shows at the Village Green in Smyrna. Free. Repeats in Oct.

Muddy obstacle course

April 29 - 30, 2017

25 miles SW

To run this 10 to 12 mile obstacle course in mud, you’ve got to be one Tough Mudder. Spectators also require tickets, at Bouckaert Farm in Fairburn.

Renaissance festival

April 29 - June 4, 2017 (weekends)

24 miles SW

See knights and maidens, dine on turkey legs and ale, shop from 150 artisans at Georgia Renaissance Festival, a medieval amusement park with entertainment on weekends and Memorial Day in Fairburn. Discount tickets $15.

Taste of Marietta

April 30, 2017

19 miles NW

Taste of Marietta offers food from 75 restaurants, live music, and a kids’ alley in historic Marietta Square.

British car show

April 30, 2017 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

23 miles north

The members of a dozen car clubs will park British cars under the shade trees of the Roswell City Hall parking area on Atlanta British Motorcar Day. Free.

Live art spectacular

April 30, 2017 (3 p.m.)

39 miles SW

Artrageous is a high-energy show featuring artists, musicians, singers, and dancers with exciting music and art created live onstage at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan. Discount tickets $7.50.
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