Cooler weather and changing foliage are great reasons to visit Atlanta Fall Festivals. Kids and Parents can get into the Holiday spirit at The Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park. Artists from all over the South travel to the Atlanta Arts Festival in Piedmont Park. Festival goers can get their fill of fine foods and dishes from a myriad of local restaurants at Taste of Atlanta.
Top Fall Festivals in Atlanta
Art In The Park
Annual two-day arts & crafts festival occurring each Labor Day Weekend in Marietta Square. The arts fest draws ten of thousands and has been a tradition in Downtown Marietta since 1986. Highlights include the Marietta Chalkfest, Artists’s Market and Painted Pots.
Atlanta Arts Festival
A free two day festival, the Atlanta Arts Festival features over 200 artists from a dozen unique mediums, artists demonstrations, live musical performances, kids activities, and a variety of festival foods. The weekend festival takes place on Sept. 17 and 18 at Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta. The Atlanta Arts Festival features fine paintings, photography and film, ceramics and sculptures, cutting-edge leather and metal crafters, fashionable jewelry and glass blowers.
Chastain Park Arts Festival
The Chastain Park Arts Festival in Atlanta features outstanding local, regional and national artists. In addition to fine art works the Chastain Park Arts Festival has something for everyone including foods from local restaurants, live performances and parades.
Dragon*Con is the most unique and largest event in the world that includes fantasy, science fiction, film, multi-media, literature, comics, gaming, art and music. The Dragon*Con Parade begins Saturday morning on Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Atlanta. The parade is a must-see event as it strolls down Peachtree St. with Star War characters such as Stormtroopers and Darth Vader. Other character favorites feature Harry Potter, superheroes like Batman and Captain America, Ghostbusters, zombies, Klingons, and Spock.
Fall Festival On Ponce
The Fall Festival on Ponce is an outdoor arts and crafts festival in the chain of parks located on Ponce de Leon Ave in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood. Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, folk and outsider art, a children’s area and local foods and beverages. This is the second year for this Atlanta Event which may quickly become the largest annual event in the historic Druid Hills community.
This festival examines the aspects of modern American and Japanese culture, as well as the lasting effects of tradition. Here you’ll find a modern kimono fashion show, anime screenings, fun foods and ethnic dishes, and the latest technological innovations. Music and traditional dance performances and martial arts demonstrations are just a few of the other events included in this extraordinary culture extravaganza.
Music Midtown Festival arises again at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. One the most popular Atlanta music festivals returns once again this September, thanks to the efforts by former co-founder and president of Live Nation Atlanta, Peter Conlon and Mayor Kasim Reed. Each year the music fest attracts tens of thousand and features top performers from around the world.
The annual Oktoberfest in Helen Georgia is the biggest Oktoberfest Celebration in the South! The month-long beer festival is a huge fun-filled event featuring brats, polka dancing, music and of course lots of German Beer. Shops and galleries line the streets of the mountain town that hugs the pristine waters of the Upper Chattahoochee River.
The top Family Festival during the Fall takes place in Stone Mountain Park. The Pumpkin Festival has tons of family-friendly activities and entertainment. Events at the autumn fest include the Great Pumpkin Parade, Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt, Pie Eating Contests, Storytelling and Children’s Costume Contests.
Sandy Springs Festival
The Sandy Springs Festival at Heritage Green ranks as one of the best community festivals in Atlanta. The two day family event celebrates the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs. Festivities include live entertainment, an artist’s market, 5k & 10k Race, classic auto show, pet parade, homegrown food market and a children’s park.
TomorrowWorld Music Festival
First time in Atlanta, TomorrowWorld is a three-day music extravaganza featuring hundreds of DJ’s. It’s expected to attract tens of thousands of music-lovers from all over the world. TomorrowWorld takes place in Chattahoochee Hills just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
Taste of Atlanta
Atlanta Foodies will truly appreciate this scrumptious two day festival that dishes out some of the finest food in the South. Taste of Atlanta features foods from Atlanta’s best chefs and restaurants. Events at the fest feature cooking demonstrations, bartender contests, family food activities and a midtown block party. The Taste of Atlanta food festival takes place at Tech Square in Midtown every October.
Yellow Daisy Festival
The Yellow Daisy Festival is one of the most popular Arts & Crafts shows in the nation. The four day arts festival truly has something for everyone in the family! Visit the Men’s Den, full of recliners and big screen tvs for watching sports or the Children’s Corner, which offers crafts, rock walls, face painting and more. Live music and tons of vendors line the paths of Stone Mountain, providing constant entertainment.
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