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Free dance music

September 1, 2019
2.2 miles SE
Dance to DJ house music at the north end of Grant Park during House in the Park, which includes vendors and a bar. Doors open 10 a.m. No pets. Free.

Decatur Book Festival

September 1, 2019
(begins Aug. 30)
6 miles east
Decatur Book Festival has a book fair, author readings, signings, panel discussions, children’s parades & activities, live music, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, and writing workshops in Decatur.

Flashback music festival

September 1, 2019
(begins Aug. 31)
16 miles NW
Flashback Festival is billed as Atlanta’s biggest R&B concert and features legendary artists at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.

Air show in Rome (north)

September 1, 2019
(begins Aug. 31)
77 miles NW
Wings Over North Georgia has U.S. Air Force jets, aerobatic performers, parachutists, aircraft on display, and food vendors at Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome. Gates open at 10 a.m. Flights 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Balloon festival

September 1, 2019
(begins Aug. 30)
82 miles SE
The Hot Air Balloon Festival offers live music at 7 p.m., a balloon glow at dusk Fri. & Sun., fireworks Saturday, tethered rides weekend mornings & evenings, and a classic car show Saturday at Callaway Gardens.

DragonCon

September 1 - 2, 2019
(begins Aug. 29)
Downtown Atlanta
Dragon Con is a giant popular-culture convention for science fiction, fantasy, gaming, art, comics, music, and film, with panels, contests, vendors, and a banquet in five downtown hotels, plus a Dragon Con Parade down Peachtree Street on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Soul food & music festival

September 1 - 2, 2019
(begins Aug. 30)
1 mile SW
Enjoy ribs, fried chicken, grilled shrimp, peach cobbler, soul music, R&B, and a kids’ zone at Taste of Soul next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Music begins at 5 p.m. Free admission but bring a folding chair.

Art in the Park

September 1 - 2, 2019
(begins Aug. 31)
18.6 miles NW
Marietta Art in the Park features fine art, chalk art, jazz, food trucks, and a children’s “interactive art area” in Marietta Square. Free admission.

Fireworks at the mountain

September 1 - 2, 2019
(begins Aug. 31)
19 miles east
Labor Day Weekend celebrates everyday working heroes with a laser show and fireworks for three nights at 9:30 p.m. at Stone Mountain Park.

Jewish festival

September 1 - 2, 2019
19.4 miles north
Enjoy Jewish food, entertainment, kids’ games, and tours at Noshfest at Temple Kol Emeth in East Cobb. Free.

Blues barbecue

September 2, 2019
(1 to 8 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
A ticket to Labor Day Blues BBQ gets you in the door of Park Tavern to hear five performers and buy food & drink. This events supports WRFG radio.

Labor Day run

September 2, 2019
12 miles NE
Big Peach Sizzler is a “super fast” 10K that starts in Chamblee plus a 5K that starts in Brookhaven, both ending in Buckhead with a party.

Yellow Daisy Festival

September 5 - 8, 2019
19 miles east
The Yellow Daisy Festival has 500 vendors of arts & crafts, food, live music, a children’s corner, and a flower show along the paths at Stone Mountain Park. Free except parking. No pets, glass, or alcohol.

Garden party for adults

September 5 - 26, 2019
(Thursdays 5:30 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Cocktails in the Garden invites you to explore the garden each week as you stroll with a cocktail, hear live music, and play games at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Admission fee, cash bar.

Free movies - parks

September 6, 2019
(begins May 25)
multiple locations
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park in Canton, Cumming, and Dawsonville.
  • September 6 - (to be determined) (Alpharetta)

Jazz on the Lawn

September 6 - Oct. 11, 2019
(begins Aug. 23)
4 miles NE
Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde. Cash bar and BBQ food for sale.

Car show & trunk sale

September 7, 2019
19 miles NE
See hundreds of classic British cars and motorcycles, and shop from people selling used goods from their trunks, at Atlanta British Car Fayre in downtown Norcross. Free.

Mini train ride

September 7, 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.

ONE music festival

September 7 - 8, 2019
1 mile NE
ONE Musicfest offers a full day of music (hip hop, EDM, reggae, funk, trap, house, classics, alternative rock, and soul) from national and local acts on two stages (plus a DJ stage) at Central Park, 467 Central Park Place NE. See what you can bring.

Horror-film festival

September 12 - 15, 2019
2.6 miles north
See horror, sci-fi, gore, zombie, creepy, mystery, and dark comedy films at Atlanta Horror Film Festival at the Synchronicity Theatre.

Films about music

September 13 - 15, 2019
0.6 miles SE
Watch music documentaries, concert films, music videos, silent films with live scores, and animated musicals at ATLarge Music Film Festival, plus live performances, Q&A sessions, and discussions with movie directors at Georgia State University. Free.

Taste of Smyrna

September 14, 2019
15 miles NW
Buy $1 to $4 restaurant samples, hear acoustic music, and visit the kids’ zone at the Taste of Smyrna. Free.

Concerts in Alpharetta parks

September 14, 2019
(7:30 p.m.)
24.9 miles north
Bring a blanket and a picnic to hear “family-friendly performances by different Alpharetta based entertainment groups” at Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series. Free.

BBQ festival

September 14, 2019
30.7 miles NE
Rock’n Ribville promises “some of the best BBQ in the South” with live music and a kids’ area in Lawrenceville. Parking map.

Midtown music festival

September 14 - 15, 2019
2 miles NE
Music Midtown attracts big crowds for a great lineup on four stages at Piedmont Park, with food vendors. See the list of prohibited items.

Arab festival

September 14 - 15, 2019
13 miles NE
Enjoy Arabic art, music, dancing, singing, and food at the Atlanta Arab Festival at the Alif Institute.

Kids’ triathlon

September 15, 2019
25 miles north
Children from 6 to 15 can swim, bike, and run in two dozen events at Alpharetta Ironkids Triathlon in Wills Park.

Taste of Buckhead

September 19, 2019
5.4 miles north
Enjoy unlimited tastes from 20 Buckhead chefs, sample beverages (wine, beer, and spirits), and visit vendors at Taste of Buckhead at American Spirit Works for age 21+.

Monthly family festival

September 19, 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.

Fashion show in Alpharetta

September 19, 2019
26 miles north
A $50 ticket to Noon to Night in Avalon includes cocktails, beer, wine, restaurant tastes, and a fashion show for charity on Avalon Boulevard.

Belly dance festival

September 19 - 22, 2019
14.8 miles NW
Essence of Belly Dance includes workshops, vendors, and shows at Smyrna Community Center.

State fair in Marietta

September 19 - 29, 2019
22 miles NW
North Georgia State Fair has rides, fair food, animals, and country/Christian concerts in Marietta. Expect lines. Children age 10 and younger are free.

Wine walk

September 20, 2019
4.3 miles east
A ticket to Kirkwood Wine Stroll includes wine poured in 43 shops and galleries, or you can buy beer by the glass instead, with live music on three stages and food for sale. No dogs.

Hapeville festival

September 20 - 21, 2019
9 miles south
Bring chairs to Happy Days Festival on Friday for live music and food vendors 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday features a 10:30 a.m. pet parade, an artists’ market, a kids’ zone, food trucks, craft beer, and live music in Hapeville. Free.

Music festival

September 20 - 22, 2019
28.6 miles south
Imagine Music Festival features multiple stages of dance music at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with camping available nearby.

Augusta art festival

September 20 - 22, 2019
149 miles east
Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival has fine arts and crafts, street entertainers, music and dance on five stages, ethnic food, and a children’s area in Augusta. Children age 10 and younger are free.

Free museum day

September 21, 2019
Statewide
Get a free ticket that allows two people to visit one of the many museums participating in Museum Day Live.

Lantern parade

September 21, 2019
1.5 miles east
The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade is a glowing procession of light, music, and color that goes from 660 Irwin Street to Piedmont Park. Gather at 7 p.m. and walk at 8 p.m. Free.

Wine tasting at the zoo

September 21, 2019
4 miles NW
Enjoy wine sampling, animal viewing, live music, live painting, and appetizers during Sippin’ Safari in the Ford Pavilion at Zoo Atlanta for age 21+.

Food festival

September 21, 2019
(noon to 10 p.m.)
15.5 miles south
The Seafood & BBQ Festival features live music (funk, Motown, R & B, hip hop), food, beer, craft vendors, and a carnival at Riverdale Town Center. Children age 10 and younger are free.

Marietta street fair

September 21 - 22, 2019
19 miles NW
Shop for arts and crafts, browse antiques, hear grassroots music, see classic cars on Saturday, visit the kids’ area, and shop at the farmer’s market at Marietta Streetfest at Marietta Square. Free.

Japanese festival

September 21 - 22, 2019
27 miles NE
JapanFest features Japanese drumming, dance, martial arts, kimonos, bonsai, kids’ games, vendors, food, beer, and tea at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Suwanee festival

September 21 - 22, 2019
32 miles NE
Watch a small-town parade (Saturday 9 a.m.), hear live music, see performances, and shop from 80 artists and food vendors at Suwanee Fest at Town Center Park in Suwanee. Free.

Indian festival

September 21 - 22, 2019
87 miles SE
Ocmulgee Indian Celebration includes music, dancing, singing, storytelling, crafts vendors, educational exhibits, and native foods at Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon.

Interior design event

September 24 - 27, 2019
6 miles north
Register to hear free talks by “interior designers, cultural icons, artists, visionaries, architects, and more” and attend book signings, product launches, cocktail sip & strolls, and pop-up shops during Discover ADAC at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center.

Animation festival

September 26 - 28, 2019
2 miles north
Saturday highlights of the SCAD AnimationFest will most likely include morning cartoons and afternoon short films located at SCADshow.

Film festival

September 26 - Oct. 6, 2019
multiple locations
Out On Film [website has sound] shows 65 LGBT films and videos, plus short films at three different theaters.

State Fair in Hampton

September 27 - Oct. 6, 2019
30 miles south
Georgia State Fair offers rides, shows, music, animals, and vendors at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton. Children age 4 and younger are free.

Mimosa party

September 28, 2019
2 miles NE
Atlanta Mimosa Festival promises mimosas in many flavors, wine, beer, cider, live music, college football, and a DJ at Fourth Ward Skatepark for age 21+. Only the VIP ticket includes drinks and food.

East Atlanta Strut

September 28, 2019
5 miles SE
East Atlanta Strut includes five stages of live music and comedy, a wacky parade at 2 p.m., an artists’ market, kids’ village, and food vendors at Glenwood Ave. SE & Flat Shoals Ave. SE. Free.

Free gospel music

September 28, 2019
22.3 miles SW
Gospel Under the Stars promises dancers, drummers, gospel groups, food booths, and kids’ activities at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Free admission.

Stockbridge arts festival

September 28, 2019
23.1 miles SE
Bridgefest begins Friday with a block party & vendors (5 to 8 p.m.) plus the free movie Coco (7 p.m.). Saturday (12 to 8 p.m.) includes live music, Latin dancing, food vendors, arts & crafts, a children’s area, and a car show (1 to 6 p.m.) near city hall. Free.

Alpharetta street party

September 28, 2019
25 miles north
Alpharetta Brew Moon Fall Fest features beer, wine, local restaurant food, and music after dark in the historic downtown.

Arts festival

September 28 - 29, 2019
2 miles NE
Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival features fine arts and crafts, a street market, children’s play area, food vendors, and live acoustic music at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Free.

Sandy Springs Festival

September 28 - 29, 2019
15 miles north
Sandy Springs Festival offers arts & crafts, food, entertainment, a children’s park, and a petting zoo. Saturday adds a pet parade (10 a.m.) and a 5K/10K race in downtown Sandy Springs.

Duluth Fall Festival

September 28 - 29, 2019
25 miles NE
Duluth Fall Festival features a carnival (Thurs. to Sun.), 250 arts and crafts vendors plus entertainment (Sat. & Sun.), a parade (Sat. 10 a.m.), and a 5K race (Sun 8 a.m.) at Duluth Town Green.

Pet fish sale

September 28 - 29, 2019
32 miles NE
Browse fish and shop from vendors of pond supplies and equipment at the Atlanta Koi and Goldfish Show at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville. Free.

Car-free streets

September 29, 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

Victorian festival

September 29, 2019
2 miles SE
Sunday in the Park is a Victorian & Steampunk street festival with food trucks, live music, a historical costume contest, an artists’ market, a children’s zone, history demonstrations, and tours at historic Oakland Cemetery.

Free sports day for kids

September 2019
(undated)
1 mile west
Kids get to try different sports and be active during Day of Sport at The Home Depot Backyard. Free.

Vintage sale

September 2019
(undated)
1.5 miles NE
Indie Craft Experience: Fall Market features 60 curated vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, decor, and home goods at Yaarab Temple. Repeats in April.

African tasting event

September 2019
(undated)
1.8 miles NW
Taste African, African-American, and Caribbean cuisine made by “Atlanta’s premiere black chefs, caterers, and bartenders” and then vote for your favorite during Nosh Culinary Showcase at 595 North Event Center.

Fall festival

September 2019
(undated)
2 miles east
Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival features live music, food trucks, and a kids’ zone at Fourth Ward Skatepark. Free admission except the beer festival for adults. Watch the lantern parade at 8 p.m. (which we list separately).

Inman Park Restaurant Week

September 2019
(undated)
2 miles east
Get a special deal on a fixed-price meal at 15 restaurants during Inman Park Restaurant Week in Inman Park. Repeats in March.

Wine walk

September 2019
(undated)
2 miles NE
Stroll along a one-mile stretch of East Side Beltline Trail and stop for wine and snacks from 20 sponsors at BeltLine Wine Stroll, beginning under the bridge near Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark for age 21+. No pets.

Fancy bar crawl

September 2019
(undated)
2.2 miles NE
Dress up for the Black Tie Bar Tour for age 21+, which includes a drink at four bars along the BeltLine, beginning at Two Urban Licks and ending at Hop City.

Family bike rally

September 2019
(undated)
5 miles SE
Brownwood Bike Rally is about cycling, fitness, and health, for kids and adults. It includes street-bike races, a bike safety rodeo for kids, cyclocross races for adults, a health fair, a food court, and family-friendly activities at Brownwood Park. Free except adult races.

Greek festival

September 2019
(undated)
9 miles NE
Enjoy the music, dance, foods, and traditions of Greece at the Atlanta Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The drive-through window is also open on Thursday.

Barbecue festival

September 2019
(undated)
13.5 miles north
Dunwoody BBQ & Community Festival is a competition and tasting event with live music, a kids’ area, and a wine & beer garden at Perimeter Mall.

Book sale

September 2019
(undated)
14 miles north
Atlanta AAUW Bookfair is a used-book sale at Perimeter Mall. Free admission, except Monday evening costs $10.

Pet party in the park

September 2019
(undated)
15 miles NW
Woofstock features dogs that dive and perform tricks, pet adoptions, food trucks, kids’ inflatables, and arts & crafts at Smyrna Market Village. Held in May and September. Free.

Music festival

September 2019
(undated)
16 miles NW
Georgia Blues & Roots Festival features a dozen artists at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton.

African music & fashion

September 2019
(undated)
17.9 miles NE
KamerFest Music Festival promises “a live concert featuring some of the hottest African acts... an Afrocentric fashion display... unique vendors... and some special celebrity guests” in Norcross.

Car show

September 2019
(undated)
23 miles north
The Car & Truck Show promises “cool cars, hot bikes, live music, and great food” with kids’ activities at GM Georgia IT Innovation Center in Roswell. Free.

Douglasville festival

September 2019
(undated)
24 miles west
September Saturdays Festival has a carnival, vendors, choirs, and a food court at Douglas County Courthouse. The first Saturday typically includes Family Day & School Expo, and the second Saturday includes Heroes Day & Touch-a-Truck. Free.

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