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Atlanta Summer Festival Guide
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Atlanta Summer Festival Guide

It’s the time of year we bid spring adieu and welcome warmer days. Children run through sprinklers in the yard and friends plan the first lake-day of the year. Summer is in the air. Just that first taste of it makes us want to get out, explore and discover new inspirations.

Here in Atlanta, we're home to a multicultural melting pot of developers and dreamers, art lovers, dining enthusiasts and adventurers. This beautiful blend of cultures helps create a diverse mix of local events year-round. Whether your passions be in the visual arts, performing arts or food and drinks, there's always a festival that's right up your alley just around the corner.

A Man Holding A Hot Dog

photo courtesy of Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

                      - Date: May 30–June 2

                      - Price: variety of ticketing    

                      - Location: Loews Atlanta | Midtown

                      - Description: Eat, drink and celebrate the South at this entire weekend dedicated to southern cuisine right here at Loews Atlanta.                                  Attendees can participate in wine and food tastings from over 250 artisans and attend over 90 educational classes.

                      - Date: June 8

                      - Price: FREE

                      - Location: John Howell Park

                      - Description: Welcome the beginning of summer with over 250 artists, live music, food vendors, a KidsFest and qualifying 5K.

                      - Date: June 8

                      - Price: $20 +

                      - Location: Historic Oakland Cemetery

                      - Description: Enjoy live music across three stages at one of the city’s most unique venues. Local craft beer, food trucks and mini-tours are available so you can visit some of Oakland’s famous residents.

A Bowl Of Fruit On A Table

                   -  Date: July 14

                   -  Price: $75 +

                    - Location: Westside Provisions District

                    - Description: Sample tomato-based treats from dozens of chefs and mixologists, and enjoy music and a live auction at this charity                                event hosted by Chef Ford Fry.

                    -  Date: June 15

                    -  Price: $40–$55

                    -  Location: Historic Fourth Ward Park

                    -  Description: Sip your way through over 200 local and national brews at one of the best beer festivals of the summer.

                   - Date: June 16

                   - Price: $25 adults, $15 children 12 and under

                   -  Location: Georgia Railroad Freight Depot

                  - Description: Celebrate dad at this multicultural Father’s Day food-tasting celebration.

A Cake With Fruit On Top Of A Table

                  - Date: July 21

                  - Price: $70–$100

                  - Location: Peachtree Center

                  - Description: Put some south in your mouth at this peach-filled festival. More than 70 food artisans provide their inventive takes on dishes and drinks infused with Georgia’s state fruit.

                    - Date: July 27

                    - Price: FREE

                    - Location: Piedmont Park

                    - Description: Beat that summer heat in Atlanta’s backyard at this 9th annual festival. Enjoy local ice cream, gelato and more while celebrating summer with games, activities and loads of fun.

                  -  Date: August 10

                  - Price: visit website for ticketing information

                  -  Location: Downtown Oakhurst

                  -  Description: Savor the sights, sounds and smells of a classic Southern BBQ at the 19th annual family-friendly festival in Decatur

             - Date: August 15–18

             - Price: $40 VIP Pass

             - Location: Synchronicity Theatre

             - Description: Support the DIY, grass roots films by independent filmmakers in Synchronicity’s intimate 140-seat theater.

             - Date: August 19–20

             - Price: FREE

             - Location: Piedmont Park

             -  Description: Celebrate visual arts and family fun in Piedmont Park, home to one of the most enthusiastic art-buying communities in metro                  Atlanta.

              - Date: August 24–25

              - Price: FREE

              - Location: Grant Park

              - Description: Bring the entire family to bid summer adieu with a weekend of art, music and food trucks in this historic neighborhood.

              - Date: September 14–15

              - Price: $140 +

              - Location: Piedmont Park

              - Description: Experience diverse lineups of major and up-and-coming artists across multiple stages at this long-running Atlanta festival. It                      was held annually from 1994–2005 then, after a 6-year hiatus, returned in 2011

               - Date: September 21

               - Price: FREE

               - Location: Atlanta BeltLine’s EastSide trail

               - Description: Enjoy glowing processions of hand-made lanterns as Atlantans illuminate the Atlanta BeltLine.