Atlanta Events

Atlanta Events

Sweet AuburnFest, Atlanta

Atlanta Events

Atlanta Events below are held in Atlanta metro area, unless indicated otherwise.

JANUARY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations
Various events throughout the city commemorating the civil rights leader’s life, but the largest and best is on “Sweet” Auburn Avenue; Atlanta, GA http://www.sweetauburn.com

Honda Battle of the Bands
Featuring 10 HBCU bands and over 60,000 spectators; Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA http://www.hondabattleofthebands.com

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
Various events held throughout the month celebrating Black history; Atlanta, GA; http://www.atlanta.net or http://www.af.public.lib.ga.us/aarl

Emory Annual Jazz Festival
Schwartz Center, Emory University; http://www.emory.edu/arts

Bronner Brothers Hair Show
World Congress Center; http://www.bronnerbros.com

MAY

Sweet Auburn SpringFest
One of the largest family reunions and street festivals; featuring Bridal Connection, Film Fest, Artist Market, Literary Festival, Parade of Cultures, Sports Carnival, Taste of Sweet Auburn, International Vendors Marketplace, Technology and Business Expo; Auburn Avenue; Atlanta, GA http://www.sweetauburn.com

Atlanta Jazz Festival
Annual festival featuring top entertainers, Artist Market and childrenís activities; past performers include Ray Charles, Abbey Lincoln and Joshua Redman, Piedmont Park; http://www.atlantafestivals.com

JUNE

Juneteenth
Celebration of the African American culture; Atlanta, GA http://www.juneteenth.com

Real Men Cook
Family celebration and fundraising event; Atlanta, GA http://www.realmencook.com

Annual Stone Mountain Gospel Celebration
Stone Mountain Park; http://www.stonemountainpark.com

SEPTEMBER

Atlanta Wings Festival
Over 10 restaurants participate in this annual festival featuring samplings and musical entertainment (R&B, jazz, soul, gospel); Auburn Avenue; http://www.atlantawingsfestival.com

Sandy Springs Festival
Annual festival featuring car show, children’s activities, food court, silent auction, artist’s market and more; Sandy Springs Historic Site; http://www.sandyspringsfestival.com

Atlanta Football Classic
Annual football game attracting over 50,000 fans; events include college recruitment fair, music concert; Mercedes-Benz Stadium; http://www.soulofamerica.com/black-college-football-classics.phtml

OCTOBER

Georgia National Fair
Features livestock and horse competitions, competitive exhibits, food, midway rides and games, vendors, street entertainers, family entertainment, free circus, and laser show; Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, GA; http://www.atlanta.net

Annual Pumpkin Festival
Ride the Pumpkin Express Train, compete in the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contests, enjoy fall arts & crafts, pumpkin bowling, the South’s Largest Talking Pumpkin Tree and more; Stone Mountain Park; http://www.stonemountainpark.com

Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival
Historic Auburn Avenue; http://www.sweetauburn.com

Taste of Atlanta
Atlanta’s premier food festival features more than 70 of the city’s best restaurants; Atlantic Station; http://www.atlanta.net

StreetStage Atlanta Festival
Featuring music, dance, juggling, acrobatics, magic, street painting, and more; Woodruff Park; http://www.atlanta.net

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest
Cultural arts family experience with visual, performing and musical artistic varieties; Alpharetta; http://www.atlanta.net

Art of Wine Expo
More than 150 wines will be available for tasting along with exquisite food and stunning artwork; Marietta Conference Center; http://www.atlanta.net

NOVEMBER

Pow Wow & Indian Festival
Visitors will learn about and experience several aspects of Native American culture through dance & drum competitions, music, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking samples and storytelling activities; Stone Mountain Park; http://www.stonemountainpark.com

Holiday in Lights
Winter wonderland glittering with thousands of lights, ice skating rink, and electric Penguin train; Centennial Olympic Park; http://www.atlanta.net

Stone Mountain Christmas
Celebrate a white Christmas in Atlanta complete with the all-new Polar Express™ 4D Attraction, snow and fireworks by our Snow Angel, hear the Christmas story aboard the Train, enjoy live holiday shows and marvel at millions of lights in Crossroads, plus much more; Stone Mountain Park; http://www.stonemountainpark.com

Native American Indian Art Festival
Cobb Galleria Centre; http://www.atlanta.net

DECEMBER

Festival of Trees
Annual holiday event featuring more than 60 designer trees and wreaths, an interactive model train, holiday gift shop and an international village; Atlanta History Center; http://www.atlanta.net

Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African American culture at various venues; http://www.soulofamerica.com/events/kwanzaa-celebrations

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