Guide to Spring Festivals in Atlanta 2013

Spring Festivals Atlanta 2013

Finally the weather is warm enough for us to truly enjoy and call it the spring season. With the cool breeze and warm weather perfect for outdoor fun, comes the spring festivals season in Atlanta. There is no shortage of family friendly festivals around town in spring. Take your kids out to enjoy what the city has to offer using our Spring Festivals in Atlanta 2013 guide to find out where to enjoy the perfect family day in Atlanta.

Spring Festivals in Atlanta 2013 Guide

 

Spring Festival on Pounce 2013, Atlanta

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children’s area and local food and beverage. Attendance is Free.

Place: Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

Date: April 13-14, 2013

Time: Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm & Sunday : 11 am – 6 pm

Cost: Free

Site: http://www.festivalonponce.com/


 

Alpharetta Arts StreetFest 2013 , Alpharetta

Presenting the work of artists from throughout the U.S., the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest is a yearly celebration of the arts in the Alpharetta Historic District. We will close downtown streets and fill them with original high-quality art. This colorful festival features live jazz and acoustical music, cultural arts performances, children’s activities and festival cuisine. Children can create FREE art projects in the interactive “Art in Action” area presented by Out of the Box Studio. They will also provide a pottery wheel demonstration for children to enjoy. More opportunities for creative exploration through out the festival include tattoos, balloon art, ceramic art, wacky hair, face painting, Japanese bonsai trees, and much more.

Place: Alpharetta Arts StreetFest 2013, Downtown Alpharetta , 2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, GA

Date: April 13-14, 2013

Time: 10am – 6pm

Cost: Free

Site: http://www.alpharetta.ga.us/index.php?p=283


 

Acworth Art Fest 2013, Acworth

The highly anticipated Acworth Art Fest will spread its colorful wings for the second annual Art Fest on April 13 and 14, 2013. At Acworth Art Fest, a magical Kidz Zone will be filled with creative activities that are sure to make children smile. This vibrant play land is the exciting place to be for young people. Of course, there will be wonderful food from Acworth’s own eateries, and shoppers will also find delectable treats to satisfy their taste buds—corn dogs anyone?

Place: Acworth Art Fest 2013, Main Street , Downtown Acworth, GA

Date: April 13-14, 2013

Time: Saturday 10AM to 6PM, Sunday 11AM to 5PM

Cost: Free

Site: http://acworthartfest.splashfestivals.com/


 

Georgia Renaissance Festival 2013, Fairburn

Georgia Renaissance Festival is a re-creation of a 16th-Century European Country Faire where you can shop, eat and revel with a cast of nearly 1,000 colorfully costumed characters . Ten stages of music and comedy shows are set against a permanent backdrop of Tudor homes and enchanting cottages! Cheer your champion knight at the Royal Equestrian Joust Arena. Feast like a King on the hearty food and drink of the period, shop for fine handcrafted treasures and watch demonstrations of the time-honored arts of weaving, coin minting, spinning, sculpting, glass blowing, and leather crafting and enjoy games and rides for all ages.

Place: Georgia Renaissance Festival, 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn, GA

Date: April 13 thru June 2, 2013

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Adults $19.95, Senior Tickets (60 ) $17.95, Child Tickets (6-12) $8.95 Children 5 and under are free. All ticket prices include tax.

Site: http://www.garenfest.com/index


 

Market 334 Spring Festival 2013, Cumming

Enjoy spring festival in Cumming with Market 34 featuring over 70 local artisans, live music, children’s crafts and food from Mia’s Pizza and Eats.

Place: Market 334, 334 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA

Date: April 12-13, 2013

Time: Friday, 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM & Saturday, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Cost: Free

Site: http://www.facebook.com/market334


 

Lemonade Days 2013, Dunwoody

Lemonade Days is a community carnival that serves as the annual fundraiser for the Dunwoody Preservation Trust. Lemonade Days 2013 will again feature the same format that we have enjoyed for the past few years. This year we plan to continue our extended carnival hours, add rides, diversify more broadly the food choices and add new activities. This new schedule has been developed based on community feedback to allow families more flexibility in planning their participation. We expect to have outdoor activities including amusement park rides, games, food vending and other individual and family activities

Place: Lemonade Days, Brook Run Park, 4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, GA

Date: April 17-21, 2013

Time: Wednesday & Thursday: 4PM- 10PM, Friday: 4PM- 11PM, Saturday: 10AM- 11PM, Sunday: Noon- 6PM

Cost: Free

Site: http://www.dunwoodylemonadedays.org/Home


 

Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2013, Atlanta

Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing in Atlanta: the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back! The Dogwoods are in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 77th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. There is a Kids Village featuring huge inflatables, arts & crafts and face painting for all ages, as well as the ever-popular 24-foot rock-climbing wall. Music has become an essential feature of the weekend’s festivities, and this year will be no different! A wide array of diverse musical offerings will fill the springtime air throughout the weekend! The full schedule of music and entertainment will be announced soon. And when you get hungry, follow the delicious smells, of funnel cakes, gyros, crab cakes, onion rings, kettle corn and much, much more!

Place: Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Piedmont Park , Atlanta, GA

Date: April 19-21, 2013

Time: Friday 12:00 – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Site: http://www.dogwood.org/index.html


 

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza 2013, Sandy Springs

The 2013 Sandy Springs Artsapalooza will be held April 20, 21, 2013 in Sandy Springs, GA. This festival is a two day outdoor festival bringing art to the streets of the city. The event will include a children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, plus up to 150 arts and crafts participants in every discipline. The festival location is in the heart of Sandy Springs, near interstate access and all things Atlanta.

Place: Sandy Springs Artsapalooza, Tree-Lined Street , 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NE, Sandy Springs, GA

Date: April 20-21, 2013

Time: Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday : 11 am – 6 pm

Cost: Free

Site: http://www.sandyspringsartsapalooza.com/


 

Inman Park Festival 2013, Atlanta

Inman Park Spring Festival takes place in one of Atlanta’s oldest and most scenic neighborhoods. Now celebrating its 42nd anniversary, the festival offers something for everybody. Music, kids activities, a Tour of Homes, a marvelous street parade, an artists’ market, some of the city’s best people-watching. Come early, stay late, and be our guests at Atlanta’s best street festival.

Place: Inman Park , (near Krog Street, up Edgewood & Euclid to Austin Avenue), Atlanta, GA

Date: April 26-28, 2013

Time: Tour of Homes – Friday Noon- 4:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday Noon- 6:00 PM. Festival – Saturday 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Cost: Free

Site: http://inmanparkfestival.org/


 

Powers Festival 2013, Newnan

Powers Festival has been supplying the best arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment for 44 years and is well known throughout the nation. The festival has been selected several times by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of “The Top Twenty Events”. Bring your family and enjoy the arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment of Powers Spring Festival.

Place: Powers Festival, 4766 Highway 34 , Newnan, GA

Date: April 27-28, 2013

Cost: Free

Site: http://www.powerspavilion.com/psf/psfhome.htm


 

May-Retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival 2013, Marietta

May-retta Daze is an annual arts and crafts festival that takes place the first weekend in May. The 37th annual festival takes place from May 4-5, 2013 at Glover Park in historic Marietta Square. The festival features exhibitors and artists showcasing handmade goods including painting, pottery, woodwork, metal, glass, fabric, soap, candles and more. All work is made and displayed by the artist, and the event draws both local Georgia artists as well as artists from around the Southeast. The event also features activities for the kids and live entertainment.

Place: Glover Park – Marietta Square, Marietta, GA

Date: May 4-5, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Cost: Free

Site: http://www.mariettaga.gov/city/calendar/view?id=7665


 

Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival 2013, Atlanta

Come out and enjoy the fourth annual Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival. There will be 175 artists and artisans, live acoustic music, a professional children’s area, delicious local foods and beverages, plus a lot of surprises!

Admission is Free. Children and pets are welcome! (The Children’s Area has inflatables, sand art and tons of fun!)

Place: Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival, Chastain Park , Atlanta, GA

Date: May 11 – 12, 2013

Time: Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday : 11 am – 6 pm

Cost: Free

Site: http://www.buckheadartsfestival.com/


 

So what is your family favorite festival in Atlanta?

 

Also please feel free to let us know if we missed any festivals in your town.

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