Spring is in the air, and Atlanta’s blooming with fabulous things to do!
Spring is officially in full swing, with an incredible selection of things to do throughout the season, and across the ATL! From adored festivals making their anticipated springtime return, to spectacular flower displays, these perfect plans are guaranteed to put some much-needed spring in your step. So keep scrolling for some epic spring-spiritation in A-Town, whether your searching for the perfect patio for weekend brunch or some of the exciting exhibits in Atlanta throughout this magical season.
1. Dive into floral artworks at the breathtaking Monet immersive experience
One of the obvious exhibits in the A that you need to check out this spring is Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience. Using ground-breaking technology, step inside the French impressionist painter’s iconic masterpieces. Known for his untouchable devotion to nature, explore a springtime garden filled with flowers, or feel inspired by the mind-bending projections. You can even enjoy a yoga class at this exhibit, as well as a piano concert, if you fancy enhancing this breathtaking experience even further.
2. Explore a LEGO® dreamland at this world-famous immersive art exhibition
Following international acclaim and popping up in cities across the globe, The Art of The Brick Immersive Experience is finally making its way to Atlanta this spring. Discover the artistry behind everyone’s favorite youthful pastime, LEGO®, with over seventy works by the iconic LEGO® artist Nathan Sawaya. This exhibit also will posses kinetic and 360º-degree projection installations, to admire the work in a mesmerizingly fresh way. Click here to get your tickets to this unmissable experience!
3-6. Don’t miss one of the fabulous springtime festivals taking over Atlanta
One of Atlanta’s favorite springtime traditions is the return of the spring festival, with the city exuberating an awesome mix of events as soon as the season changes! From Inman Park’s neighborhood festival to other artsy offerings, check out some recommendations below or click here for our full round-up.
- Festival on Ponce: April 1-2, 2023
- Atlanta Jazz Festival: May 27-29, 2023
- Inman Park Festival: April 29-30, 2023
- Artsapalooza: April 8-9, 2023
7. Roam with dinosaurs at one of the largest touring dinosaur shows in the world
If you’re looking for some family fun this spring, then look no further than Jurassic Jungle, the largest touring dinosaur shows in the United States. Roam with the dinosaurs, and soak up fascinating insight on this almost-mystical sector of natural history. Combining fantastic puppeteering with prehistoric immersion, don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience hitting up the A this May.
6-11. Enjoy your favorite artists and genres like never before, at an enchanting Candlelight concert
If you haven’t experienced the forever growing Candlelight concert series taking the A by storm, then this spring is the perfect time to be in attendance, with a stellar line-up of concerts devoted to the greatest in music, movies, and beyond. Check out some recommendations below or view their full line-up here.
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
- Candlelight: Neo-Soul Favorites
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Beyoncé
- Candlelight: Tribute to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more
- Candlelight: Hip Hop Classics
12. Visit the largest daffodil display in the U.S. at Gibbs Gardens
With daffodils being on of spring’s early bloomers, it’s your final chance to check out Gibbs Garden’s magnificent daffodil display. Featuring over two million bulbs and blooms, this unbeatable collection of daffs is an absolute dream, making it the perfect springtime outing to take this season. Click here to find out more about the display.
13. Go wild with a springtime visit to Zoo Atlanta
Explore the gorgeous grounds of Zoo Atlanta, and discover an unbeatable plethora of species from the natural world. Come face-to-face with your favorite animals, like the red panda, lions, elephants, and beyond. It’s also lovely to see the gardens and displays get that temporary spring makeover. Click here to get your tickets for Zoo Atlanta this spring.
14. Visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for their annual orchid exhibition
Every year, the Atlanta Botanical Garden puts together an unmissable exhibit devoted to the orchid, collaborating with artists that specialize in one art form. This year, a handful of murals have been set up parallel to the stunning botanical displays, each touching on the natural beauty possessed by the early-springtime flower. Don’t miss out y’all!
15. Catch a flick on a rainy day in the A!
Of course, brighter days come with spring, but you can’t forget about the April shower. One of our favorite things to do in the A is head to one of our many movie theatres. Thanks to this AMC Black Ticket, enjoy discounted rates throughout the spring at any ATL location. Or click here for a full round-up of movie theatres in Atlanta, from big chains to more indie options.
16-19. Enjoy one of the many bottomless brunches on offer in Atlanta
Brunch is an all-year occurrence in the A, but nothing beats brunch in the spring! This considered, we recently updated our round-up of incredible bottomless brunches in and around Atlanta. Check out some of our recommendations below or click here for the full round-up.
- Big Sky Buckhead, Buckhead
- The Hive, Buckhead
- DBA Barbeque, Virginia Highland
- Red Pepper Taqueria, Multiple locations
20-23. Enjoy an outdoor brunch on Atlanta’s favorite restaurant patios
If bottomless booze doesn’t appeal to you and you don’t want to miss out on Atlanta’s thriving brunch scene, check out our round-up of the absolute best brunch spots in Atlanta with outdoor dining options. From springtime gardens for coffee and sweet treats to Southern brunch staples in the sunshine, click here for the full round-up or check out some recommendations below.
- Mojave Restaurant, Sandy Springs
- Murphy’s, Virginia Highland
- South City Kitchen, Buckhead
- Sun in my Belly, East Lake
24. Channel your inner street artist at this unmissable workshop in Little Five Points
Do you see yourself conquering the world of murals and street art one day? If so, and even if not, there’s a super-fun workshop taking place in the A at the moment, where you can learn the ins and outs of working with spray paint. You’ll even be able to take your very own masterpiece home with you. So if you’d like to get creative, make sure to reserve your spot this spring!
25. Check out this larger-than-life troll exhibit at the Botanical Garden
If you haven’t heard, giant trolls have taken over the Atlanta Botanical Garden on their ongoing quest to save the planet. Trolls: Save the Humans by Thomas Dambo features these magical scultures, dotted around the garden’s already-enchanting grounds. Click here for more information on the exhibition.
26-30. Try out these unique eats in and around the ATL
There’s an array of unique bars and restaurant scattered across the A just waiting for y’all to discover them! We’re saving you half the time by serving up some of our favorites that you must check out this spring. From a culinary extravaganza in an indoor garden to some workshop classes to take with your boo or some friends.
- The Garden Room, Buckhead
- Soulful Mystery Experience, Castleberry Hill
- The Painted Duck, Westside
- Pad Thai Cooking Class, Sandy Springs
- Dinner Detective,
31. Take a road-trip to Callaway Gardens for their fabulous flower festival
From azaleas to daffodils, tulips and beyond, if you’re still in need of more blooms before the season ends, then make sure you head to Callaway Gardens. Putting the petal to the metal, their gardens gain that annually fresh lease of life thanks to their beautiful flower festival. Expect vibrant flowers, sprouting blooms, and an incredible line-up of things to do.
32. Spend the day exploring Atlanta’s oldest neighborhood, Inman Park
Inman Park and spring go hand-in-hand. As well as being one of Atlanta’s greenest neighborhoods, you can check out the Inman Park Festival, discover its fascinating Victorian architecture, or even dine out at the suburb’s beloved eats. Click here for our full guide to Inman Park, Atlanta’s favorite historic neighborhood.
33-37. Pay a visit to these must-see exhibits on display in Atlanta
We’ve already mentioned some exhibitions throughout this listicle, but Atlanta’s thriving art scene is blooming just as hard as Piedmont Park right now. Check out this season’s must-see exhibits hitting up the A throughout spring. Click here for a continuously updated round-up of exhibits in Atlanta, or find out more about our picks by clicking the appropriate link below.
- New Worlds, Atlanta Contemporary (until June 4)
- A Woman’s Worth, Koncept House (until March 31)
- Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture, MODA (until May 15)
- The Art Of Draping, SCAD FASH, (Until June 30)
- George Voronovsky: Memoryscapes, High Museum of Art (until August 13)
38. Celebrate National Paella Day at Buckhead’s beloved Gypsy Kitchen
With so many sensational Spanish restaurants in A-Town, National Paella Day is going to be a breeze. Falling on March 27, Gypsy Kitchen will be celebrating in style, with paella being served up all day! Click here for a full round-up of Spanish eats in Atlanta.