The absolute best festivals and events to check out in Atlanta this spring!
Spring looks blooming marvelous on A-Town, partly due to the incredible selection of spring festivals happening in and around the city. From the best artsy offerings to an International Cherry Blossom Festival, keep on scrolling for some spring-spiration this season, thanks to these unmissable springtime festivals in Atlanta and across Georgia. Don’t miss out, y’all. Put some much-needed spring in your step!
1. Festival On Ponce
Where: Olmsted Linear Park
When: April 1-2, 2023
Kick off the month of April at the anticipated return of Festival on Ponce, the official beginning of spring for many art lovers here in the ATL. Featuring over 125 displays, support local artists by browsing through an unbeatable selection of fine art, crafts, outsider art, and more. Click here for more information on Festival on Ponce.
2. Goethe Fruehlings Festival
Where: Piedmont Park
When: March 18, 2022
Celebrating German culture, local artists, and the return of spring, ‘Frühlingsfest’ is the German word for ‘spring festival’, and it’s back in Piedmont Park this season for its fourth iteration. Expect German eats and beer, an incredible line-up of artists, live music performances, and more. Don’t miss out, y’all!
3. Inman Park Festival
Where: Inman Park
When: Saturday April 29 & Sunday April 30
This epic street festival takes over Inman Park for one-weekend-only every spring, and is the ultimate celebration devoted to Atlanta’s historic neighborhood. From live performances to an arts market, kids activities and more, there’s fun for the whole family. You can even tour the district on the Friday on their architecture tour of the neighborhood. Click here for more information on this Inman Park must.
4. International Cherry Blossom Festival
Where: Macon, Georgia
When: March 17-26 2023
Almost 350,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees bloom around the city of Macon every year and its an absolute dream. Several events will be taking over venues across the city for the eight-day festival, as well as stunning trails that feature the stunning visual reminder that spring is back in full swing! Click here for more info on the International Cherry Blossom Festival.
Where: Gibbs Gardens
When: until May
From cherry blossoms to gorgeous tulip displays, dogwoods to the largest daffodil display in the U.S., you do not want to miss Gibbs Gardens during the spring. The adored gardens in Georgia’s Ball Ground is a beloved day trip for ATLiens around this time of year, and all-year-round, with unmissable offerings throughout their events calendar.
Where: Sandy Springs
When: April 8-9 2023
If you’re searching for something to do over Easter weekend, why not head to Sandy Springs for their ‘Artsapalooza’ spring festival. The festival is all set to completely transform the tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs, making this the perfect springtime outing. Click here for more information on this festival.
7. Duluth Arts Festival
Where: City of Duluth, Main Street
When: April 29-30
This award-winning, two-day, outdoor festival will be held in the fun, vibrant, and culturally diverse City of Duluth for two days on the final weekend of April. From painters to photographers, sculptors to metalworkers, glass artists and more. Expect the best of the best from ATL & Duluth’s art scene at the seventh iteration of this springtime gem.
8. Spring Flowerfest
Where: Calloway Gardens
When: Until April 30
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of A-Town, then there’s no better way to celebrate spring’s return than paying a visit to Callaway Gardens for their Spring FlowerFest. Featuring more than a million blooms and bulbs, explore endless fields of flowers and new whimsical topiaries before the season ends!
9. Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival
Where: Chastain Park
When: May 13-14 2023
Buckhead’s beautiful Chastain Park will be a free two-day festival more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, and so many more incredible artists. As well as the art, enjoy artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a DJ, a children’s area, and food trucks.
10. Roswell Spring Arts Festival
Where: Roswell (38 Hill Street)
When: May 6-7 2023
Known for its preservation of history, celebration of the arts, and bohemian spirit, Roswell is recognized as a family-friendly and enthusiastic art-buying community. This comes alive at their annual Spring Arts Festival.