Atlanta events April 2018. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events April 2018

Easter brunch at Park Tavern

April 1, 2018
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.

April Fool’s Comedy Night

April 1, 2018
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 brunch at St. Regis

April 1, 2018 (11:30 a.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.

Easter at Stone Mountain Park

April 1, 2018 (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.

Colonial reenactment day

April 1, 2018
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.

Easter at Callaway Gardens

April 1, 2018
82 miles SE
Easter Weekend events at Callaway Gardens include a 5K race, a kids’ race, an Easter Bunny, egg hunts, and entertainment on Saturday. Sunday features a sunrise service, brunch, and lunch.

Make a glass egg

April 1 - 8, 2018
7 miles east
Register for the $50 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.

Writers’ Festival

April 3 - 6, 2018
7 miles east
Hear distinguished authors read and answer questions at the Writers’ Festival at Agnes Scott College in Decatur. Free.

Improvised comedy

April 5 - 7, 2018
1.2 miles SE
Village Theatre hosts local and national comedy groups plus celebrity comedians at the Atlanta Improv Festival.

Food trucks at the park

April 7, 2018
1.7 miles NE
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 Old Fourth Ward Park. Free admission.

Pillow fight in the park

April 7, 2018 (2 to 5 p.m.)
2.5 miles SE
Pillows fly on International Pillow Fight Day. Bring a soft pillow without feathers to Grant Park (the corner of Cherokee Ave SE and Sydney Street SE). Free.

Grilled cheese in LaGrange

April 7, 2018 (2 p.m., VIP 1 p.m.)
3.4 miles NW
Sample grilled cheese creations and vote for your favorites at Grilled Cheese Showdown, with live music and beer for sale at Wild Leap. Children younger than age 12 are free.

Music & beer festival

April 7, 2018 (2 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 7, 2018
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 7 - 8, 2018
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.

Columbus air show

April 7 - 8, 2018
104 miles south
See amazing stunts, historical aircraft, and modern jets at Thunder in the Valley Air Show in Columbus.

Vintage sale

April 8, 2018
1.5 miles NE
Indie Craft Experience Spring Market [formerly called Salvage] features 50 curated vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, decor, and home goods at Yaarab Shrine. Repeats in Sept.

Car-free Eastside

April 8, 2018
Located 1.7 mile south
Walk, run, or bike down the middle of the road when Atlanta Streets Alive comes to the Eastside, with entertainment and activities for all ages on a 4.4-mile stretch of street from downtown to Lake Claire (Dekalb Avenue & Decatur Street).

Yoga event

April 8, 2018
2.7 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 in The Meadow at Piedmont Park.

art fair & carnival

April 12, 2018 (noon to 11 p.m.)
7 miles SW
The inaugural ARTlanta Fair promises carnival rides, games, food trucks, fair food, DJ music, performers, and artists selling their work at Fort McPherson.

Film festival

April 12 - 22, 2018
Atlanta locations
The Atlanta Film Festival shows a wide variety of films, mostly at the Plaza Theatre and 7 Stages Theatre.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

April 13 - 15, 2018
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.

Sherlock Holmes convention

April 13 - 15, 2018
11.9 miles SW
221B Con is for fans of Sherlock Holmes literature at the Atlanta Airport Marriott.

Motorcycle race

April 13 - 15, 2018
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.

Health & fitness fair

April 14, 2018 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
1.1 miles NE
The Atlanta Hawks invite you to watch a basketball tournament, hear DJ music, watch 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 14, 2018 (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 14, 2018
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.

New art festival in Marietta

April 14 - 15, 2018 (opens 3 p.m. Sat.)
18.5 miles NW
Celebrate the Mountain to River Trail, which goes from Kennesaw Mountain to Atlanta, at the M2R Trailfest. It features art performances, live music, food trucks, and visual installations spread along two miles of the trail in Marietta. Free.

Acworth art festival

April 14 - 15, 2018
29 miles north
Browse the booths of 100 artisans on historic Main Street and see the kids’ zone at Acworth Art Fest. Free.

Art & hot-air balloon festival

April 14 - 15, 2018
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.

Beer fundraiser

April 15, 2018 (3 to 6 p.m.)
5.4 miles north
Eat, drink, and hear live music to help the homeless at Cheers for Change at Sweetwater Brewing Company.

Funny films

April 15 - 17, 2018
1.6 miles east
Watch five comedy films that are part of the Atlanta Film Festival at Dad’s Garage Theatre.

Dunwoody festival

April 18 - 22, 2018
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.

Monthly family festival

April 19, 2018 (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.

Craft beer festival

April 20 - 22, 2018
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 [sound] and 5K at Centennial Olympic Park. No pets.

Druid Hills celebration

April 20 - 22, 2018
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.”

Fantasy books convention

April 20 - 22, 2018
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 21, 2018 (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.

Science fair for students

April 21, 2018
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 events at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. Free.

Party for the puppies

April 21, 2018 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
10.5 miles NE
Party for the Paws features food trucks, a beer station, live music, a photo booth, vendors, and adoptable dogs at Puppy Haven in Brookhaven to support charity.

Lantern parade

April 21, 2018 (8:30 p.m.)
18 miles north
Attend a lantern-making workshop (April 14 or 15), or bring your own lantern, or just watch the Sandy Springs Lantern Parade, which goes from Steel Canyon Golf Club to Morgan Falls Overlook Park. Free.

Art at the river

April 21, 2018
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.

Mini train ride

April 21, 2018 (1 to 4:30 p.m.)
32.2 miles east
Ride onboard a miniature train at North Georgia Live Steamers in Conyers for $2 cash. In 2018, it’s open April 21, May 19, June 23, Sept. 8, and Oct. 13.

Macon arts festival

April 21, 2018 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
86 miles SE
Connections Arts and Culture Festival promises “performances, activities and games, community organizations, food, and art” at 239 Clinton Street in Macon. Free.

Green expo

April 21 - 22, 2018
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 21 - 22, 2018
13 miles NE
Enjoy Arabic art, music, dancing, singing, and food at the Atlanta Arab Festival at the Alif Institute.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

April 21 - 22, 2018
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.

Kennesaw festival

April 21 - 22, 2018
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.

Design expo

April 25 - 26, 2018
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.

Sexy new comedy

April 25 - May 13, 2018
2.4 miles NW
“Hilarious madcap comedy” The Flower Room is about an uptight academic researcher who turns to writing erotica when she loses her job, at Actor's Express.

Ticket deal $15 to $25

Comedy in a brewery

April 25 - May 23, 2018 (Wednesdays 8 p.m.)
3.3 miles NE
Barrel of Laughs is a showcase of Atlanta’s funniest stand-up comedians, with beer and food for sale at Orpheus Brewing for age 21+.

Ticket deal $3.75

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Tango dance show

April 26, 2018 (8 p.m.)
0.2 miles south
Starring 24 dancers and musicians from Argentina and Uruguay, I am Tango [website has sound] promises to engage your senses with music, dance, fashion, lighting, and multimedia at Rialto Center for the Arts.

Ticket deal $35

Musical revue

April 26 - 28, 2018 (8 p.m.)
18.5 miles NW
The Marvelous Wonderettes is a charming over-the-top comedy about four high school girls singing ‘50s and ‘60s jukebox classics in search of fame, at Lyric Studio on the Square in Marietta.

Ticket deal $13

Art fair at Peachtree Corners

April 26 - 28, 2018 (opens Fri. 7 p.m.)
22 miles NE
Wesleyan Artist Market has 100 artists, entertainment, and food trucks at Wesleyan School. Free.

Italian Film Festival

April 26 - 29, 2018
2.8 miles NE
Cinema Italy Atlanta screens new Italian films at the Plaza Theatre.

Country singer Patsy Cline

April 26 - 29, 2018
18.6 miles NW
Hear 27 famous songs (Crazy; I Fall to Pieces; Sweet Dreams; Walking After Midnight), and see a story about the woman who sang them at Always, Patsy Cline at The Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square in Marietta.

Ticket deal $20 to $27

Visit a designer home

April 26 - May 13, 2018
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.

Biblical rock musical

April 27 - 28, 2018 (8 p.m.)
26.8 miles SW
Godspell tells the story of Jesus and his message of kindness, tolerance and love through a series of joyful and hilarious scenes, with a musical score that ranges from pop to vaudeville at The Legacy Theatre, Tyrone.

Ticket deal $25

Athens Twilight

April 27 - 28, 2018
70 miles east
Athens Twilight Criterium includes bicycle races, running/walking events, a food court, and a kids’ zone.

Inman Park festival

April 27 - 29, 2018
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.

Religious drama

April 27 - 29, 2018
18.6 miles NW
The inspiring play What God Allows “will touch your heart and strengthen your faith in its attempts to find out why tragedies and affliction strike those who don’t deserve it” at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square.

Ticket deal $20 to $23

Beer festival

April 28, 2018 (1 p.m., VIP noon)
2.9 miles NE
Great Southern Beer Fest features southern cuisine, southern rock music, southern craft beer, and games in John Howell Park.

Clarkston festival

April 28, 2018
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.

The story of Aretha Franklin

April 28, 2018 (7:30 p.m.)
14.8 miles SE
Natural Woman features the story and music of Aretha Franklin, who put more singles on the hit charts than any other woman, including “Respect” and “Chain of Fools” outdoors at Lithonia City Park & Amphitheater.

Ticket deal $23

Austell Spring Festival

April 28, 2018
18.6 miles NW
Austell Spring Festival has entertainment, antiques, art vendors, vintage cars, food trucks, and a beer tent.

Garden fair

April 28, 2018
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.

Tasting in Kennesaw

April 28, 2018 (1 to 5 p.m.)
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 28, 2018 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
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.

Chicken festival

April 28, 2018
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 28, 2018
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 28 - 29, 2018
15 miles NW
Crawfish Boil is 2 days of food, fun, beer, and bands plus kids’ inflatables outside Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna.

Smyrna festival

April 28 - 29, 2018
15 miles NW
Spring Jonquil Festival features 175 arts & crafts booths, live music, a Saturday 5K run/walk, festival food, and a children’s area at the Village Green in Smyrna. Free. Repeats in Oct.

Comedy of errors

April 28 - 29, 2018
18 miles NE
Based on a film starring Carol Burnett & Michael Caine, Noises Off reveals hilarious backstage antics as small-town actors try to perform a play, at Orange Box Theater in Tucker.

Ticket deal $13

Duluth art festival

April 28 - 29, 2018
25 miles NE
Duluth Spring Arts Festival offers art vendors, art demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and festival food on Duluth Town Green. Free.


April 28 - 29, 2018
30 miles south
Atlanta Motorama includes classic vehicles, hot rods, monster trucks, burnouts, car crushing, a swap meet, stage entertainment, a barbeque competition, and vendor exhibits at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Quirky comedy

April 28 - May 13, 2018
2.5 miles east
A man who decides to stay in bed is visited by a host of colorful characters (his mother, brother, nosey neighbor, life insurance salesman, minister, doctor, and Death) in Lazybed, a Scottish comedy about life, death, love, and what we hold dear at 7 Stages.

Ticket deal $12 to $14

Renaissance festival

April 28 - June 3, 2018 (weekends)
24 miles SW
See knights and maidens, dine on turkey legs and ale, and shop from 150 artisans at Georgia Renaissance Festival, a medieval amusement park open weekends & Memorial Day in Fairburn.

Ticket deal $17

Taste of Marietta

April 29, 2018
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.