Georgia Renaissance Festival
Fairburn / Peachtree City
Thru June 2
The 2019 Georgia Renaissance Festival is now running in its 33rd Season and continues for 8 consecutive weekends through June 2nd, including Memorial Day. Festival guests will be greeted by Queen Anne Boleyn and her Court, merry minstrels, fair maidens, gallant Knights and a full-day of entertainment on 10 stages, food fit for kings, and a marketplace of over 150 master artisans. This year features a new Renaissance adventure or special promotion each weekend. Visit GArenfest.com.
Helen, GA Festhalle
Head to the mountains of Helen, GA for the 4th annual Craft Beer Tasting and Spring Bierfest. This year offers over 100 beers to sample. The event takes place on Saturday, May 11. Beer tastings from noon - 5pm with Bierfest after party 6pm - 11pm. Free admission to After Party with arm band from Tasting. Tickets available at HelenChamber.com or (706) 878-1908.
Chastain Arts Festival
Chastain Park, Buckhead
May 11 & 12
This award-winning, two-day festival is held on Saturday and Sunday May 11 & 12 at Chastain Park. An estimated 40,000 visitors attend each year with over 185 displays of art and crafts, including many local and regional artists and artisans. In addition to the abundance of unique art, there will be a children's area in the adjacent green space, local gourmet food, beverages and a small stage for acoustic musical performances. This free event showcases painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Visit ChastainParkartsFestival.com.
Sweet Auburn Festival
Sweet Auburn District
May 11 - 12
The original Sweet Auburn Springfest takes place Mother's Day Weekend May 11 - 12 in the historic Auburn Avenue district of Downtown Atlanta. Enjoy fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. Visit SweetAuburn.com for more information.
East Atlanta Beer Festival
East Atlanta Farmer's Market
East Atlanta Beer Festival has moved to the East Atlanta Farmers Market. Sample over 150 craft beers and visit shops and restaurants in East Atlanta Village. Enjoy live local music on the festival's main stage and a wide array of food. Proceeds benefit the community. EastAtlantaBeerfest.com
Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes
Bessie Branham Park
Don't miss being part of the 17th Annual Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes on Saturday, May 18. Celebrating the historic and eclectic in-town neighborhood of Kirkwood, this family-friendly festival offers a fun-filled opportunity to enjoy the warmth of spring with a 5K run, artist market, diverse lineup of live music, creative kids' activities, Blue Ribbon BBQ Cook-off and Tour of Homes. The event will take place at Bessie Branham Park, rain or shine. Festival is free, with ticketing for the 5K and Tour of Homes. Visit KirkwoodFling.com for more information.
Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair
Jim R Miller Park, Marietta
May 18 - 27
The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 77th year! Packed with more excitement than ever, this year's Tarzan Zerbini Circus features several new acts under the Big Top. New this year is the Johnny Rockett's Cycle Circus Live. The FMX freestyle entertainment show combines the top action sports athletes in the world and the crazy antics of world famous comedy daredevil Johnny Rockett. Also witness the Human Bullet "Saturn" flying high above the crowds below. The Great Daredevil "Garcia" on the Wheel of Thrill will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. In addition to the (80-minute) circus under The Big Top, there are 35 exciting carnival rides and attractions, as well as lots of carnival food. The Sneak-a-Peek Ride-A-Thon begins Friday May 17. Midway opens Monday through Friday at 5 p.m.; Saturday at 10 a.m.; Sunday at Noon, and Memorial Day at 10 a.m. Visit 2019ShrineCircus.com for more info.
Decatur Arts Festival
May 24 - 26
Decatur's biggest arts event takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. Get started Friday evening, May 24, with the ArtWalk all around Decatur. The fun continues with the new dance festival, literary arts performances, musicians all day long on Decatur's community bandstand, a juried artists market, the fine arts exhibition, a special Kids and Teens Arts Festival and more. For additional info visit DecaturArtsFestival.com.
At Festhalle in Helen, GA
Come to the mountains of Helen, Georgia and celebrate Bavarianfest! This festive Bavarian atmosphere consists of a live German band and plenty of dancing. This Memorial Day Weekend help honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Import and domestic beers & wines, wursts on a bun, hot dogs, pretzels and more. Active and retired military receive free admission. All others $8.00. Visit HelenChamber.com.
Alpharetta Street Fest
May 25 - 27
Come on out to the City of Alpharetta in the new Village Green for the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest over Memorial Day Weekend. This three-day event will host more than 90 regional and national artisans whose colorful and whimsical artwork will certainly make a splash in this charming district of Alpharetta. The popular Streetfest will feature live music, entertaining and hands-on children's activities along with great cuisine from local eateries and street eats in the food court. Visit SplashFestivals.com.
Atlanta Jazz Festival
May 25 & 26
Celebrating over 40 years of musical mastery, the festival returns to Piedmont Park with three days of music over Memorial Day Weekend. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is the perfect way to spend the holiday with family and friends. Last year, for the first time in the event's history, AJF featured an all-female lineup on Saturday. Artists scheduled for 2019 include Kandace Springs, Alicia Olatuja and Marcus Strickland. In addition to the Memorial Day Weekend Festival, 31 Days of Jazz events will be put on throughout Metro Atlanta beginning on May 1. The final weekend offers KidZone areas with games and inflatables. National and international musicians will perform on two stages. Admission to the festival is free. Visit atlantafestivals.com.
Candler Park Music Festival
Candler Park, Atlanta
May 31 & June 1
Candler Park Music & Food Festival returns on Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1 at Candler Park in East Atlanta. The two day event features a huge music lineup, local and regional food trucks, an artist market, and a beer selection curated by Terrapin Beer Co. The event draws more than 20,000 attendees and features live music, local food, crafts and interactive experiences. Additional weekend event activities include a food village filled with local restaurant vendors and food trucks, the exclusive Terrapin Brew Lounge where attendees can experience Terrapin craft brews, and adult field games. The 2019 musical line-up includes: Dispatch, Greensky Bluegrass, Dr. Dog, Stephen Marley, Larkin Poe & Trampled by Turtles. For full line-up and ticket information visit candlerparkmusicfestival.com.
Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2
The 36th annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest offers an Artist Market featuring works of over 250 artists booths, plus delicious food from an array of festival vendors and local restaurants. The Kidsfest offers games, crafts and activities for children of all ages. Live music will be on stage with a variety of local musicians along with nationally acclaimed singer songwriters. Over a 1,000 runners will compete in the Summerfest 5K on Saturday through the neighborhood streets of Virginia-Highland. Visit vahisummerfest.com.
Tunes From The Tombs
Historic Oakland Cemetery
Now in its ninth year, Tunes from the Tombs is a day of incredible music and performances at one of the city's most unique music venues: Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery. This year's lineup includes Futurebirds, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, The Haraway Brothers, and more. In addition to three stages of great local and regional talent, you can enjoy Atlanta craft beer and local food trucks, visit some of Oakland's famous residents on free mini-tours, and find one-of-a-kind souvenirs at the artist market. Purchase your tickets at Freshtix now.
Food That Rocks
City Green at City Springs
The Fourth Annual Food That Rocks takes place Saturday, June 8th, in Sandy Springs from 6:30-11:00 p.m. The signature culinary event, held under tents on the Green at City Springs, features tastings from more than 30 of the city's top restaurants, along with beer, wine, cocktails and live entertainment. Participating restaurants include: Battle & Brew, Bishoku, Bogartz Food Artz, Breadwinner Cafe & Bakery, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, Casi Cielo, Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe, Cibo e Beve, City Barbeque, District M, Flower Child and more. Popular '80s cover band The Biffs will play while DJ Jimmy will be mixing tunes for the crowd. Tickets at FoodThatRocks.org.
Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
Historic 4th Ward Park
The Atlanta Summer Beer Fest features over 200 beers from local and other great breweries from all over the country. The event takes place Saturday, June 15 from 4 - 8pm at the Historic Fourth Ward Park. Besides the suds, the Fest also offers a selection of wines. There will be live music and plenty of fun attractions. Be sure to check out their Facebook page to get all of the updates. Purchase tickets at AtlantaSummerBeerFest.com.