Atlanta Metropolitan area Events

Events in the Atlanta georgia Area

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January
Festival of Trees, Festival of Lights. December - Early January. Enjoy lights and decorations at Centennial Olympic Park. (Centennial Olympic Park).
King Week and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday. Mid January. Includes free performances, concerts, religious services and educational presentations. (Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and other locations).

February
Southwestern Flower Show. Late February. Benefiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden the show features workshops, demonstrations, displays and activities for the young ones. (City Hall Exhibition Center).

March
Atlanta Passion Play. Late March - Mid April. Presented by the First Baptist Church of Atlanta. This pageant portrays Christ's life, death and resurrection. Three hours in length and no children under 6 admitted. (Atlanta Civic Center on Piedmont Avenue).
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival. Month of March. A month long calendar of events including a road race, beauty pageant, music and more. Festival Day is usually the third or fourth Saturday of March. (International Horse Park, Conyers).
St. Patrick's Day. March 17th.Watch the St. Patty's Day parade through downtown Atlanta while enjoying green beer and Irish stew. (Downtown Atlanta).
Baby & Kid Expo. Late March. A weekend exposition of goods and services for the little ones. Other events include circus, storytelling and information on safety and products. (Cobb Galleria Centre).

April
Atlanta Passion Play. Late March - Mid April. Presented by the First Baptist Church of Atlanta. This pageant portrays Christ's life, death and resurrection. Three hours in length and no children under 6 admitted. (Atlanta Civic Center).
Easter Sunrise Services. Easter Sunday. A gathering of the faithful on top of Stone Mountain in the predawn darkness of Easter Sunday. A long standing tradition in Atlanta. (Stone Mountain Park).
Atlanta Dogwood Festival Mid April. Events include hot-air balloon race, dog frisbee championships, concerts and children's parades. (Peidmont Park).
Georgia Renaissance Festival. Late April - Late May. Open seven consecutive weekends. Events include Knights jousting on horseback, strolling musicians, minstrels and other costumed characters. (Fairburn).

May

Georgia Renaissance Festival. Late April - Late May. Open seven consecutive weekends. Featuring jousting knights on horseback, strolling Minstrels and costumed characters. (Fairburn).
Laser Show. Early May through Labor Day. Watch a nightly laser show accompanied by music on the face of Stone Mountain, a natural million-square-foot screen. (Stone Mountain Park).
Midtown Music Festival. Early May. Outdoor festival features musicians performing on six stages. (Atlanta).
Atlanta Jazz Festival. Memorial Day weekend. Features local and national jazz talent. (Grant Park).
Atlanta Peach Caribbean Festival. Memorial Day weekend. Come celebrate the Caribbean culture with a parade, parties, art shows, performers and a soccer tournament. (various locations).
Decatur Arts Festival. Memorial Day weekend. Includes art exhibits, children's festival, pony rides, international music and dance. (Decatur town square and other locations).
Taste of the South. Memorial Day weekend. Southern States showing off their best food and entertainment offerings. (Stone Mountain Park).

June
Laser Show. Early May through Labor Day. Watch a nightly laser show accompanied by music on the face of Stone Mountain, a natural million-square-foot screen. (Stone Mountain Park).
Georgia Shakespeare Festival. Mid June. Various Shakespeare productions going on through October. (Oglethorpe University).
National Black Family Reunion Celebration. Mid June. A three day event including a parade, free expo and a gospel concert. Food and merchandise are available. (Grant Park).
Arts Festival of Atlanta. Mid June. This nine-day event features vendors from around the United States selling jewelry, arts and crafts. Also featuring dance performances and concerts. (Centennial Park, Woodruff Park and other venues).
Atlanta Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival. Late June. Commemorating the modern gay liberation movement with entertainment, speeches and a parade. (Various Locations).
Atlanta Virtuosi's Hispanic Festival of the Arts. Late June - Early July. Arts Festival by hispanic speaking people of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru and other nations. (Embry Hills United Methodist Church, Chamblee).

July
Laser Show. Early May through Labor Day. Watch a nightly laser show accompanied by music on the face of Stone Mountain, a natural million-square-foot screen. (Stone Mountain Park).
Atlanta Virtuosi's Hispanic Festival of the Arts. Late June - Early July. Arts Festival by hispanic speaking people of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru and other nations. (Atlanta Cuban Club).
Fantastic Fourth Celebration. 4th of July. A four day party with concerts and nightly fireworks. (Stone Mountain Park).
Independence Day. 4th of July. Line up on Peachtree Street for an Independence Day Parade. (Downtown Atlanta).
Independence Day. 4th of July. Enjoy a parade, carnival games, arts and crafts, and fireworks. (Roswell Town Square).
Independence Day. 4th of July. Party in the town square with bands and fireworks. (Decatur Town Square).
Independence Day. 4th of July. Enjoy live music, food, drink, and entertainment for the kids along with a huge display of fireworks. (Lenox Square).
Independence Day. Early July. A delightful display of fireworks after the Brave's Game. (Turner Field).
Miss Debutante Pageant. Third weekend in July. Extravagant event for ladies ages 2-28. This beauty pageant boasts huge prize packages, elaborate decorations, delicious food, and tremendous fun. (DoubleTree Hotel Buckhead).

August
Laser Show. Early May through Labor Day. Watch a nightly laser show accompanied by music on the face of Stone Mountain, a natural million-square-foot screen. (Stone Mountain Park).
Hotlanta. Mid August. Gay men from all over meet for this giant party and raft trip down the Chattahoochee, and to help raise money for AIDS. (Stone Mountain Park).

September
Laser Show. Early May through Labor Day. Watch a nightly laser show accompanied by music on the face of Stone Mountain, a natural million-square-foot screen. (Stone Mountain Park).
Montreaux Atlanta International Music Festival. Early September. Outdoor festival featuring jazz, blues, country and other types of music. (Piedmont Park).
Tour D' Town. Labor Day. This event features a bicycle race of 24, 48, or 62 miles to help raise money for The American Cancer Society. You may also race on in-line skates and wheelchairs. (Atlanta).
U.S. 10K Classic and Family Sports Festival. Labor Day. Bike, skate or run at this annual Labor Day event starting at Cumberland Mall while the rest of the family parties at the Galleria. (The Cobb Galleria Centre).
Atlanta Greek Festival. Early September. Celebration of Greek culture. Enjoy Greek music, dancing and food such as souvlaki gyros and baklava. (Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation).
Yellow Daisy Festival. Early September. Features a large amount of vendors, entertainment, flower show, food and more. (Stone Mountain Park).
Alpenfest. Late September. Come enjoy German food and lots of beer while listening to some German music. (Stone Mountain Park).
The Mothball. Late September. Grant Park's biggest party of the year. Celebrating the neighborhood's continued renaissance. Grant Park was deemed a Historical District by the city of Atlanta in 2000. (Grant Park).
Grant Park Tour of Homes. Late September. Provides access to some of the area's most interesting and historical homes. A map is provided which will give you a background on the homes included in the tour. (Grant Park).

October
Laser Show. Weekends. Watch a laser show accompanied by music on the face of Stone Mountain, a natural million-square-foot screen. (Stone Mountain Park).
Georgia Renaissance Festival. Weekends. Featuring jousting knights on horseback, strolling minstrels and costumed characters. Also visit the Haunted Castle. (Fairburn).
Oktoberfest. Late October. This is the place to come to celebrate Oktoberfest, with "oom-pah-pah" music and beer. This town is 70 miles northeast of Atlanta but well worth the drive. Its facade resembles a Bavarian village with lots of shops and restaurants. (Helen, Georgia).
Scottish Festival and Highland Games. October. A celebration of Scottish heritage. Enjoy parades, folk dancing bagpipe music and athletic events. (Stone Mountain Park).
Latin America Film Festival. Late October. Featuring recent feature films of Latin America. (Rich Auditorium of Woodruff Art Center).

November
Lighting of Rich's Great Tree. Thanksgiving Night. Gather at Underground Atlanta and sing carols and watch the lighting of a giant Christmas tree decorated with ornaments the size of soccer balls. (Underground Atlanta).
Holiday Celebration. Late November - nightly. Enjoy horse drawn carriages, music, and a holiday laser show. More than two million lights are shining throughout the park. (Stone Mountain Park).

December
The Nutcracker. Early December through Christmas. The Atlanta Ballet's annual production with a full orchestra. (The Fox Theater on).
Atlanta Botanical Garden Country Christmas. First Sunday in December. Entertainment, dancing, storytelling and a visit from Santa Claus at this holiday decorated garden and conservatory. (The Prado on Piedmont Avenue).
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concerts. December. A program of holiday favorites with an orchestra and singers. (Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center on Peachtree Street).
Christmas at Callanwolde. Early December. Come tour the 27,000-square foot festively decorated mansion, which was the former home of the eldest son of the Coca-Cola founder. Listen to holiday music played on the 3,752 pipe, 20,000-pound organ. (Callanwolde Mansion).
Egleston Children's Christmas Parade. First Saturday Morning in December. Featuring giant balloons, bands, floats, celebrities and of course Santa Claus. (Downtown Atlanta Streets).
Festival of Trees, Festival of Lights. Early December. For nine days the Georgia World Congress Center features more than 200 twinkling trees, an antique carousel, choo-choo train and holiday decorations. Also, view the lights and decorations just across the street at Centennial Olympic Park. (Georgia World Congress Center).
Festival of Trees, Festival of Lights. All December - Early January. Enjoy lights and decorations at Centennial Olympic Park. (Centennial Olympic Park).
Peach Bowl Parade. Late December. A parade preceding the College Peach Bowl football game honoring the contenders. Clowns, floats, baton groups and high school marching bands from around the United States. (Downtown Atlanta Streets).
Firstnight Atlanta. New Year's Eve. An alcohol-free family-oriented New Year's Eve party with music, theater and dance. (Midtown Atlanta Streets).
Atlanta Rings in the New Year New Year's Eve. Welcome the New Year on the plaza at Underground Atlanta. Watch the "Big Peach" drop. (Underground Atlanta).