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Atlanta events April 2019

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.

Make a glass egg

April 5 - 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.

Pillow fight in the park

April 6, 2019
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.

Brookhaven beer festival

April 6, 2019
9 miles NE
Sample 150 beers and wines at Brookhaven Beer and Wine Fest, which has live music and food vendors at Brookhaven Park for age 21+. No pets or chairs.

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.

Food trucks at the park

April 7, 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.

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.

Wine tasting

April 13, 2019
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 in LaGrange

April 13, 2019
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.

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.

Renaissance festival

April 13 - June 2, 2019
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. On the ticket page, enter “castle” in promo box to save 10% on adult or child.

Taste of the Nation

April 18, 2019
11 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 Cobb Galleria Centre 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.

Visit a designer home

April 18 - May 12, 2019
(uncertain)
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.

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.

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.

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.

Kennesaw festival

April 20 - 21, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Austell Spring Festival

April 26 - 27, 2019
18.6 miles NW
Austell Spring Festival has entertainment, antiques, art vendors, vintage cars, food trucks, and a beer tent.

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.

Italian Film Festival

April 26 - 28, 2019
2.8 miles NE
Cinema Italy Atlanta screens new Italian films at the Plaza Theatre.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health & fitness fair

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Improvised comedy

April 2019
(undated)
1.2 miles SE
Village Theatre hosts local and national comedy groups plus celebrity comedians at the Atlanta Improv Festival.

Vintage sale

April 2019
(undated)
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 2019
(undated)
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 2019
(undated)
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.

Druid Hills celebration

April 2019
(undated)
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.”

Science fair for students

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Beer fundraiser

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

Design expo

April 2019
(undated)
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.

April Fool’s Comedy Night

April 2019
(undated)
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+.

art fair & carnival

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Party for the puppies

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Arab festival

April 2019
(undated)
13 miles NE
Enjoy Arabic art, music, dancing, singing, and food at the Atlanta Arab Festival at the Alif Institute.

Clarkston festival

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Music & beer festival

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Cajun festival

April 2019
(undated)
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 2019
(undated)
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.

New art festival in Marietta

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Art at the river

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Tasting in Kennesaw

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

Motorcycle race

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Macon arts festival

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Easter brunch at Park Tavern

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Family fun in the museum

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Eggs from the sky

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Easter at governor’s mansion

April 2019
(undated)
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, but follow the reservation instructions when they are posted.

Easter egg hunt on the farm

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

Easter egg hunt in Roswell

April 2019
(undated)
20 miles north
Kids bring baskets to fill with candy at the $5 Easter Egg Hunt at Archibald Smith Plantation in Roswell.

Easter at Callaway Gardens

April 2019
(undated)
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.

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