Spring into an amazing April with these unforgettable things to do in Atlanta
The days are getting longer and brighter, Atlanta. So we’d better fill our days up accordingly with these incredible things to do in the city this month. And with spring in full bloom, Atlanta is about to become even more vibrant with an array of events and entertainment right on our doorstep.
Last month, Pullman Yards opened its anticipated immersive exhibition devoted to the Spanish master of cubism, Pablo Picasso. Step directly into his iconic pieces, as his works come to life at this transformative experience that’s completely taken over the historic space. Make sure to book your tickets by clicking the link below.
2-4. Visit these gorgeous gardens in and around Atlanta
From unmissable flower festivals, to springtime exhibitions at Georgia’s enchanting selection of gardens. Check out some of our recommendations below or click here for the full round-up of incredible gardens in and around Atlanta.
DIGATL: Atlanta’s First Digital Art Gallery is coming to Underground Atlanta this April and it’s going to transport you to the metaverse. Explore the 30,000-square-foot digital art gallery featuring live and virtual concerts (on weekends), NFTs, VR, projection mapping, and more! Click here to get your tickets.
Ever wondered what it is like to eat in the dark? Psychologists have been advocating dining in the dark as the ultimate taste experience for many years, and you can experience it firsthand, here in the ATL. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot at this sensual dining phenomenon.
Speaking of unique dining experiences, we have an unmissable round-up of the crème de la crème of fun eateries in and around Atlanta. Check out some recommendations below or see our full round-up, here.
- A Taste of Asia: Sichuan Noodles & Dumplings
- Dinner Detective
- The Consulate
- Mystery Picnic With Friends: ATL Foodie Tour
BONUS: Spray ‘n’ Sip at this spray painting workshop experience
This brand new artistic experience is coming to Atlanta this June. Learn the ins and outs of working with spray paint at this creative workshop. A private instructor will help you throughout the entire process, as you attempt to conjure up the next spray paint masterpiece. Click the link below for more information and tickets.
Last year’s smash exhibition is returning to Atlanta with a brand new location and epic glow-up. Using immersive technology, the exhibit will help you experience Van Gogh’s works like never before. Walk under a ‘Starry Night’ and learn everything there is to know about the Dutch post-impressionist painter. For more information and tickets, click the link below.
13-16. The enchanting Candlelight concert series
If you’ve yet to experience the incomparable Candlelight concerts, then this is your sign to do so. Taking on musical scores and beloved soundtracks from every genre and playlist imaginable, there’s something for everyone at this unique concert series that’s completely bathed in flickering candlelight. Check out our recommendations for April below, or see their full line-up here.
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay
- Candlelight: Jazz & The Black Experience
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen & More
- Candlelight Jazz: Celebrating Amy Winehouse & Billie Holiday
17-19. Go strawberry picking
April means it’s the return of strawberry season in Georgia. Check out some of our favorite u-pick experiences below, or check out or full round-up here.
20. Ponce City Market’s Earth Day pop-up
Atlanta Green Market Fair announced plans to host over 40 local “green” brands in a pop-up style market at the iconic Atlantan landmark, complete with live music and a full-day’s schedule of educational environmental programming, and so much more. Click here for more information.
21. Visit the Trap Music Museum
Atlanta’s beloved Trap Music Museum is the ultimate experience for lovers of trap music. It provides unbeatable insight into the rich history and culture of one of the most popular genres of music today. Click the link below to find out about their Sip n’ Trap experience that takes place every Thursday.
23-24. Art in the ATL this April
Don’t miss out on the incredible art exhibitions on offer in Atlanta. Check out a few recommendations for the month of April below.
- Future Generation, Future Gallery at Underground Atlanta (until April 2)
- Veiled, The Atlanta Contemporary (until May 15)
- What Is Left Unspoken, Love, (until August)
BONUS: Get ready for the return of Pullman Pops
Last year, the Pratt Pullman District completely transformed Pullman Yards into an unmissable epicenter for entertainment. With exhibitions, concerts, and beyond! Their beloved orchestral concert Pullman Pops returns with a killer 2022 schedule. Click the link below for more information, and to reserve your spot for Pullman Pops, returning this summer!
26. Get creative at this candle-making workshop
Now that spring has arrived, why not head to this candle-making workshop to create a floral scented masterpiece? Or get creative with all the beautiful scents on offer. This monthly workshop is great for candle-making experts or beginners with no previous experience. You can even get creative while enjoy sangria and delicious nibbles. Click here for more information.
27-31. Brunch spots with the best outdoor dining
Thanks to Georgia’s climate, spring is the perfect time to enjoy Atlanta’s outdoor dining options. From the best patios to the ultimate Sunday brunch, check out a few recommendations below or click here for our full round-up.
- Whiskey Bird, Morningside-Lenox Park
- Anis Cafe & Bistro, Garden Hills
- Milk & Honey Restaurant, Cascade
- Canoe, Vinings
- Breakfast at Barney’s, Oakland
Zoo Atlanta offers hands-on, minds-on learning experiences for all ages. A wild adventure with an extensive mix of wildlife and activities that explore the animal world, don’t miss out. Click the link below to get your tickets, and visit Zoo Atlanta this April!
33. Roam the African savannah at Illuminarium
Make your wildest dreams become a reality, and come face-to-face with some of the world’s most exotic animals. Roam the natural habitat of lions, zebras, elephants an more, at WILD: Illuminarium’s Safari Experience. Click here for more information and tickets.
34. Oakland Cemetery’s Illumine 2022
Oakland Cemetery rejuvenates itself every season change, and spring is no exception. Illumine 2022 is all set to take over the historic park, for its annual after-dark celebration of the arts. With light projections, installations, and contemporary art, it’s all set to start this month on April 21. Click here for more information.
35-38. Eat at one of Atlanta’s most beautiful restaurants
We recently rounded up the most beautiful restaurants in and around in Atlanta. From stunning and chic interiors, to the best rooftop views, impeccable presentation to the craftiest cocktails, check out this month’s recommendations below or view the full round-up, here.
Now that spring has sprung, why not treat yourself to this epic Piedmont Park adventure. Work together against the clock to answer trivia and solve challenges, as you visit landmarks and discover the history of our iconic park. Click the link below for tickets and information.
40. SweetWater 420 Festival
One of Atlanta’s beloved breweries throws one of the biggest annual parties in the heart of Atlanta. SweetWater 420 Festival is held on the weekend that’s closest to Earth Day, every year. This year’s line-up includes Gary Clark Jr., Oysterhead, and The String Cheese Incident. Click here to view a round-up of the best music festivals in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back and better than ever! Hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival this April. On its 86th iteration, the annual tradition has become a staple for many Atlantans, to come together and celebrate the arts. Click the link below for more information
42-44. Watch the sunset at these unbeatable spots
There’s nothing more beautiful than watching the sun go down over our iconic skyline. From mountain top views to gorgeous parks, the best rooftop bars to nature reserves, check out a couple of our recommendations below or our recent round-up, here.
- Stone Mountain
- Jackson Street Bridge (pictured above)
- Arabia Mountain
45-50. Support women-owned Atlanta
Women’s History Month may be over, but the love and support for our women-owned businesses should be honored all-year-round! Check out some recommendations below or click here for our full round-up.
- The Village Retail Market, Ponce City Market
- Slutty Vegan, Several locations
- For Keeps Bookstore, Sweet Auburn
- Star Provisions Market & Cafe, Blandtown
- The Little Tart Bake Shop, Several locations
- Finca to Filter, West End