What’s Happening Around… Atlanta April/May 2019

Check out our picks for the next 30 days!


Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden

April 20, 2019

Buy a ticket online & bring a basket to hunt for candy-filled eggs at Eggstravaganza. Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy family activities at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.


Free National Park Day

April 20, 2019

Entry is free at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area during Free Entrance Days in the National Parks.


Art at the River

April 20, 2019

Art on the Chattahoochee features a fine art market, food court, kids’ zone, and entertainment at Jones Bridge Park in Peachtree Corners. Free.


Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

April 20 – 21, 2019

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza features 150 arts & crafts booths, a children’s play area, food trucks, and local acoustic musicians at 6100 Lake Forrest Drive NE in Sandy Springs. Free.


Easter at Stone Mountain Park

April 21, 2019

Arrive early for the Easter Sunrise Service, which is held simultaneously at the top of the mountain and the base of the mountain at Stone Mountain Park.


Dunwoody Festival

April 24 – 28, 2019

Lemonade Days features carnival rides and food starting Wed., a beer & wine garden starting Fri., a 5K race Sat., and then vendors, pony rides, and a petting zoo on the weekend at Brook Run Park. No pets.


Improvised Comedy

April 25 – 27, 2019

Village Theatre hosts local and national comedy groups plus celebrity comedians at the Atlanta Improv Festival.


Art Fair at Peachtree Corners

April 25 – 27, 2019

Wesleyan Artist Market has 100 artists, entertainment, and food trucks at Wesleyan School. Free.


Italian Film Festival

April 25 – 28, 2019

Cinema Italy Atlanta screens five new Italian films at the Plaza Theatre.


Inman Park Festival

April 26 – 28, 2019

Inman Park Spring Festival features a tour of homes (Fri. to Sun.), a zany street parade (2 p.m. Sat.), and an artists’ market, live music, food vendors, and kids’ activities (Sat. to Sun.) in Inman Park. Free.


Beer Festival

April 27, 2019

Great Southern Beer Fest features southern craft beer, southern cuisine, and country rock music in John Howell Park.


Tasting in Kennesaw

April 27, 2019

Kennesaw Beer & Wine Fest promises entertainment plus beer, wine, and cider samples at The Depot Park for age 21+.


Kids Expo

April 27, 2019

All About Kids Expo promises entertainment and “free family fun for all” at a family fun zone, plus exhibitors selling childcare, summer camps, and health and education services at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville. Free admission and parking.


Mother’s Day Glass Blowing

April 27 – May 28, 2019

Make a beautiful glass flower for Mom with one-on-one instruction in a Flower Class at Decatur Glassblowing for age 10+.


Taste of Marietta

April 28, 2019

Taste of Marietta features $1 to $5 tastes from 75 restaurants, live music, and a kids’ alley in historic Marietta Square. No pets.


Taste of Alpharetta

May 2, 2019

Taste of Alpharetta has 60 restaurants selling tastes, chef competitions, a fun zone, and a music stage with rock, folk, and R&B bands. Free entry.


Contemporary Comedy

May 2 – June 2, 2019

Neighbors disagree about a property line in Native Gardens, revealing their differences in taste, class, and entitlement at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.


Shaky Knees Music Festival

May 3 – 5, 2019

Shaky Knees Music Festival has dozens of indie-folk and soul-rock bands on multiple stages, plus local food and craft beer at Central Park. Rules.


Science_Fiction Festival

May 3 – 5, 2019

Fans of the “Doctor Who” TV show can attend talks, meet celebrities, play games, hear music, dance, and see performances at Wholanta at Hilton Atlanta Airport.


Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl

May 4, 2019

A ticket to Tacos & Tequila Midtown gets you into 15 bars, with some free shots plus food and drink specials, for age 21+.


Kentucky Derby Party

May 4, 2019

Dress up for Derby Day, which has a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, food, beverages, live music, an auction, and casino games at Chastain Horse Park.


Party for the Puppies

May 4, 2019 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Party for the Paws features food trucks, a beer station, live music, a photo booth, vendors, and adoptable dogs at Puppy Haven in Brookhaven to support charity.


Renaissance Festival

May 4 – June 2, 2019

See knights and maidens, dine on turkey legs and ale, and shop from 150 artisans at Georgia Renaissance Festival, a medieval amusement park open weekends & Memorial Day in Fairburn. On the ticket page, enter “castle” in promo box to save 10% on adult or child.


Comedy Festival

May 9 – 12, 2019

See 15 comedians per show at Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, which is held in six venues.


Decatur Lantern Parade

May 10, 2019 (9 p.m.)

The free Decatur Lantern Parade lights the night and fills the air with music. You can pay to register for a lantern-making workshop.


Electronic Music Festival

May 10 – 11, 2019

Shaky Beats Music Festival has 50 bands on four stages, bars, food trucks, and an art market in Central Park for age 18+.


BBQ and Fireworks Festival

May 10 – 11, 2019

Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival has food vendors, live music, a kids’ zone, cooking competitions, and dance performances at Cauble Park in Acworth. Free entry.


Dog Festival

May 11, 2019

Bring your dog on a leash to Pawfest, which includes a morning hike, a noon fashion show for dogs, Frisbee demos, contests, food, entertainment, and kids’ activities at Lawrenceville Lawn. Free.


Mother’s Day Brunch


May 12, 2019

If money is no object, consider taking Mom to the decadent Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ritz Carlton.


Mother’s Day Mansion Tour

May 12, 2019

Take Mom to Mother’s Day Open House at historic Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, and Smith Plantation in Roswell. Bring a canned food donation for admission.


Mother’s Day Restaurants

May 12, 2019

Atlanta area

OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Mother’s Day.

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