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Every Single Summer Festival in (and Around) Atlanta, Now in One Calendar

Published On 06/08/2015 Published On 06/08/2015

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Event

Location

Jun 12 Fri

Soccerfest Soccer games, Xbox tourneys, food trucks, beer, live music, women’s FIFA screenings and a 5K.

Candler Park

Soccerfest Candler Park Soccer games, Xbox tourneys, food trucks, beer, live music, women’s FIFA screenings and a 5K.

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Jun 13 Sat

East Point Possums An outdoor drag show blowout with 20+ acts.

East Point St and West Cleveland, East Point

East Point Possums East Point St and West Cleveland, East Point An outdoor drag show blowout with 20+ acts.

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Event

Location

Jun 13 Sat

Roswell Lavender Festival Samples of food and beer made with lavender, music, and a meditation tent.

Barrington Hall, Roswell

Roswell Lavender Festival Barrington Hall, Roswell Samples of food and beer made with lavender, music, and a meditation tent.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 13 Sat

Color Fun Fest A 5K color run with a finish line festival featuring electronic music, food, drinks, and mad neon paint.

Turner Field

Color Fun Fest Turner Field A 5K color run with a finish line festival featuring electronic music, food, drinks, and mad neon paint.

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Event

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Jun 13 Sat

Brookhaven Beer Festival More than 150 beers to drink in a day.

Behind Brookhaven MARTA station (Apple Valley Rd)

Brookhaven Beer Festival Behind Brookhaven MARTA station (Apple Valley Rd) More than 150 beers to drink in a day.

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Event

Location

Jun 13 Sat

Mountain Park Craft Beer Festival Dog-friendly, all-day brew drinking.

The Green in Mountain Park

Mountain Park Craft Beer Festival The Green in Mountain Park Dog-friendly, all-day brew drinking.

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Jun 13 Sat

Back to the Chattahoochee River Race and Festival An eight-mile kayak/canoe race ending with live music and the SweetWater Beer Barge.

Garrard Landing Park and Riverside Park, Roswell

Back to the Chattahoochee River Race and Festival Garrard Landing Park and Riverside Park, Roswell An eight-mile kayak/canoe race ending with live music and the SweetWater Beer Barge.

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Jun 13 Sat

Peachtree Corners Festival Concerts, a car show, food trucks, a beer growler garden, and a 5K bike race.

The Corners Parkway and Woodhill Drive, Peachtree Corners

Peachtree Corners Festival The Corners Parkway and Woodhill Drive, Peachtree Corners Concerts, a car show, food trucks, a beer growler garden, and a 5K bike race.

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Jun 13 Sat

The Atlanta Cycling Festival Seriously fun themed bike events, especially the tours of local routes for cocktails, pints, and donuts.

Starts at Grant Park BeltLine

The Atlanta Cycling Festival Starts at Grant Park BeltLine Seriously fun themed bike events, especially the tours of local routes for cocktails, pints, and donuts.

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Jun 19 Fri

Atlanta Moon Ride A 6.5-mile night ride by bike through ATL’s best ‘hoods, with a costumed crowd of cyclists.

Piedmont Park

Atlanta Moon Ride Piedmont Park A 6.5-mile night ride by bike through ATL’s best ‘hoods, with a costumed crowd of cyclists.

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Event

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Jun 19 Fri

Southern Fried Gameroom Expo A three-day convention where home-gamers with arcades and pinball machines assemble in public to play together.

Atlanta Marriott City Center

Southern Fried Gameroom Expo Atlanta Marriott City Center A three-day convention where home-gamers with arcades and pinball machines assemble in public to play together.

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Event

Location

Jun 20 Sat

Decatur Beach Party 60 imported tons of sand on the streets and live music.

Downtown Decatur

Decatur Beach Party Downtown Decatur 60 imported tons of sand on the streets and live music.

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Jun 20 Sat

SummerFest Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association’s first-annual one-day craft and music show.

Downtown Blue Ridge City Park

SummerFest Downtown Blue Ridge City Park Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association’s first-annual one-day craft and music show.

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Event

Location

Jun 20 Sat

Westview Summer Solstice A neighborhood battle for best BeltLine BBQ, art, bands, tug-of-war, and sack racing.

Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, between Wellington St and W Ontario Ave

Westview Summer Solstice Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, between Wellington St and W Ontario Ave A neighborhood battle for best BeltLine BBQ, art, bands, tug-of-war, and sack racing.

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Event

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Jun 21 Sun

Family Food Fest Try 100+ multicultural dishes cooked by celebrity chefs, regular dudes, dads, and community leaders.

Georgia Aquarium

Family Food Fest Georgia Aquarium Try 100+ multicultural dishes cooked by celebrity chefs, regular dudes, dads, and community leaders.

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Event

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Jun 24 Wed

AthFest Local, regional, and national music acts, plus nightly club crawls.

Downtown Athens at Washington St

AthFest Downtown Athens at Washington St Local, regional, and national music acts, plus nightly club crawls.

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Jun 27 Sat

FoamWorld Lasers, “Electronic, trap and nu disco” music, and mad foam in your face.

Quad (714 Spring St NW)

FoamWorld Quad (714 Spring St NW) Lasers, “Electronic, trap and nu disco” music, and mad foam in your face.

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Jun 27 Sat

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival Super-crafty creative works (paintings, wood carvings, etc.) food trucks, and lots of acoustic jamming.

Old Fourth Ward Park

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival Old Fourth Ward Park Super-crafty creative works (paintings, wood carvings, etc.) food trucks, and lots of acoustic jamming.

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Event

Location

Jul 4 Sat

Red, White & Brew A festival of unlimited beer, Wolfgang Puck catering, and live music at the big fish tank.

Georgia Aquarium

Red, White & Brew Georgia Aquarium A festival of unlimited beer, Wolfgang Puck catering, and live music at the big fish tank.

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Jul 11 Sat

Atlanta Street Food Festival Food trucks and carts crash the park for a day.

Piedmont Park

Atlanta Street Food Festival Piedmont Park Food trucks and carts crash the park for a day.

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Event

Location

Jul 16 Thu

Macon Film Festival Four days of independent movies.

Various historic theaters in Downtown Macon

Macon Film Festival Various historic theaters in Downtown Macon Four days of independent movies.

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Jul 25 Sat

Slide the City Food, drinks, and a 1,000ft street-level water slide in the middle of Downtown Decatur.

Decatur Square

Slide the City Decatur Square Food, drinks, and a 1,000ft street-level water slide in the middle of Downtown Decatur.

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Aug 14 Fri

Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival Cooking demos, competition among 50 ‘cue teams, eats from local restaurants. a market for grilling supplies, and live music.

Atlantic Station

Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival Atlantic Station Cooking demos, competition among 50 ‘cue teams, eats from local restaurants. a market for grilling supplies, and live music.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 15 Sat

ONYXCON Two days for black comic book heroes and those who love them. Includes video games, “speculative fiction,” and a film festival.

Various locations

ONYXCON Various locations Two days for black comic book heroes and those who love them. Includes video games, “speculative fiction,” and a film festival.

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Event

Location

Aug 15 Sat

Piedmont Park Arts Festival Hundreds of photogs, visual artists, sculptors, leather and metal crafters, glass blowers, and jewelers.

Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park Arts Festival Piedmont Park Hundreds of photogs, visual artists, sculptors, leather and metal crafters, glass blowers, and jewelers.

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Event

Location

Aug 15 Sat

Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival Exactly what it sounds like, but better.

East Lake Drive & Harmony Park, Oakhurst

Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival East Lake Drive & Harmony Park, Oakhurst Exactly what it sounds like, but better.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 20 Thu

Atlanta Underground Film Festival Unconventional cinematic screenings for the underdogs.

dooGALLERY

Atlanta Underground Film Festival dooGALLERY Unconventional cinematic screenings for the underdogs.

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Event

Location

Aug 21 Fri

Dawsonville Beer Festival A beer festival... in Dawsonville!

Dawsonville Municipal Complex

Dawsonville Beer Festival Dawsonville Municipal Complex A beer festival... in Dawsonville!

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Aug 29 Sat

The Cork Pullers Beer, Wine & Spirits Tour Lotsa alcohol (for “discerning tastes”), plus entertaining drinking games and live music.

Candler Park

The Cork Pullers Beer, Wine & Spirits Tour Candler Park Lotsa alcohol (for “discerning tastes”), plus entertaining drinking games and live music.

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Event

Location

Aug 29 Sat

ACAC Art Party An annual art event where dozens of chosen creatives exhibit surreal works. Also specialty food and drinks.

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

ACAC Art Party Atlanta Contemporary Art Center An annual art event where dozens of chosen creatives exhibit surreal works. Also specialty food and drinks.

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Event

Location

Aug 29 Sat

Imagine Music Festival Chromeo, The Crystal Method, a DJ set by Lil Jon, and music for make-believers.

The Masquerade

Imagine Music Festival The Masquerade Chromeo, The Crystal Method, a DJ set by Lil Jon, and music for make-believers.

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Event

Location

Aug 29 Sat

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival Live shows from The Whiskey Gentry and other bands, a 5K, and coolness.

Grant Park

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival Grant Park Live shows from The Whiskey Gentry and other bands, a 5K, and coolness.

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Event

Location

Aug 30 Sun

Atlanta Meatball Festival Meatballs! And beer/wine/limoncello tastings.

Belle Isle Square, Sandy Springs

Atlanta Meatball Festival Belle Isle Square, Sandy Springs Meatballs! And beer/wine/limoncello tastings.

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Event

Location

Aug 31 Mon

Beer & Whiskey Festival Premium whiskey tastings and plenty of craft/import beer sampling.

Buckhead Saloon

Beer & Whiskey Festival Buckhead Saloon Premium whiskey tastings and plenty of craft/import beer sampling.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 4 Fri

Decatur Book Festival The largest independent book festival in the country.

Old Courthouse on Decatur Square

Decatur Book Festival Old Courthouse on Decatur Square The largest independent book festival in the country.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 4 Fri

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival Watch ‘em fly, float in a tethered rig, see pyrotechnic skydiving, check classic cars, eat, drink, and spazz.

Callaway Gardens

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival Callaway Gardens Watch ‘em fly, float in a tethered rig, see pyrotechnic skydiving, check classic cars, eat, drink, and spazz.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 4 Fri

Labor Day Weekend Celebration Three nights of crazy laser shows and a ridiculous amount of fireworks celebrating the end of vacation season.

Stone Mountain Park

Labor Day Weekend Celebration Stone Mountain Park Three nights of crazy laser shows and a ridiculous amount of fireworks celebrating the end of vacation season.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 4 Fri

Dragon Con The big annual science fiction and fantasy gaming/film/art/literature nerd-out

Central Downtown hotels

Dragon Con Central Downtown hotels The big annual science fiction and fantasy gaming/film/art/literature nerd-out

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Event

Location

Sep 5 Sat

Seafood & Music Festival Water-bourne edibles and music on the southside.

Riverdale Town Center

Seafood & Music Festival Riverdale Town Center Water-bourne edibles and music on the southside.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 6 Sun

House in the Park A day of DJs spinning nothing but house jams outdoors.

Grant Park

House in the Park Grant Park A day of DJs spinning nothing but house jams outdoors.

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Event

Location

Sep 6 Sun

Pure Heat Community Festival A soulfully gay extravaganza; part of Black Pride Weekend.

Piedmont Park

Pure Heat Community Festival Piedmont Park A soulfully gay extravaganza; part of Black Pride Weekend.

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Event

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Sep 10 Thu

Yellow Daisy Festival 400+ artists, a laser show, and festival food galore, all thanks to a flower.

Stone Mountain Park

Yellow Daisy Festival Stone Mountain Park 400+ artists, a laser show, and festival food galore, all thanks to a flower.

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Event

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Event

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Sep 12 Sat

Atlanta Warbird Weekend Amazing WW2 aircraft on display with battle re-enactments and rides for sale.

DeKalb-Peachtree Airport

Atlanta Warbird Weekend DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Amazing WW2 aircraft on display with battle re-enactments and rides for sale.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 18 Fri

Arts in the Heart Augusta’s 35th-annual arts fest with a global village of international food.

Broad St and the Augusta Common

Arts in the Heart Broad St and the Augusta Common Augusta’s 35th-annual arts fest with a global village of international food.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 19 Sat

Sandy Springs Festival Live music, art, cultural performances, and a pet parade.

Heritage Green, Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs Festival Heritage Green, Sandy Springs Live music, art, cultural performances, and a pet parade.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 19 Sat

Ocmulgee Indian Festival Native American dancing, singing, storytelling, and crafts.

Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon

Ocmulgee Indian Festival Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon Native American dancing, singing, storytelling, and crafts.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 19 Sat

Suwanee Fest 55k+ people come together for two races (5k and 10k), live bands, and more.

Town Center Park, Suwanee

Suwanee Fest Town Center Park, Suwanee 55k+ people come together for two races (5k and 10k), live bands, and more.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 19 Sat

JapanFest Japanese culture showcased via performances, sushi, and other greatness.

Gwinnett Center

JapanFest Gwinnett Center Japanese culture showcased via performances, sushi, and other greatness.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 19 Sat

Marietta StreetFest A classic car show, farmers market, music festival, and more.

Glover Park on Marietta Square

Marietta StreetFest Glover Park on Marietta Square A classic car show, farmers market, music festival, and more.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 20 Sun

Fiesta Georgia Hispanic heritage, Latino culture, mariachi music, and helicopter rides!

Georgia International Horse Park

Fiesta Georgia Georgia International Horse Park Hispanic heritage, Latino culture, mariachi music, and helicopter rides!

Date

Event

Location

Sep 24 Thu

Anime Weekend Atlanta Japanese anime, manga, and cosplay celebrated the right way.

Cobb Galleria

Anime Weekend Atlanta Cobb Galleria Japanese anime, manga, and cosplay celebrated the right way.

Date

Event

Location

Date

Event

Location

Sep 24 Thu

Atlanta DocuFest Four days of indie documentaries from around the globe.

dooGALLERY

Atlanta DocuFest dooGALLERY Four days of indie documentaries from around the globe.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 24-Oct 4

North Georgia State Fair A 40-ride midway carnival, racing pigs, visiting sea lions, tigers and robots (oh my!), concerts, madness.

Jim Miller Park, Marietta

North Georgia State Fair Jim Miller Park, Marietta A 40-ride midway carnival, racing pigs, visiting sea lions, tigers and robots (oh my!), concerts, madness.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 25 Fri

TomorrowWorld A Belgium-originated fairytale-inspired music fest with more than 160,000 attendees.

Chattahoochee Hills

TomorrowWorld Chattahoochee Hills A Belgium-originated fairytale-inspired music fest with more than 160,000 attendees.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 25 Fri

Hip-Hop Day Festival Breakdancing, emcee battles, graffiti and DJing exhibits, plus musical acts like headliner OJ da Juiceman.

Woodruff Park

Hip-Hop Day Festival Woodruff Park Breakdancing, emcee battles, graffiti and DJing exhibits, plus musical acts like headliner OJ da Juiceman.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 26 Sat

East Atlanta Strut Food, drinks, a classic car show, live music, a parade, and an adult game area “featuring contests of strength, stamina and beard growth.”

Flat Shoals Ave and Glenwood Ave, East Atlanta Village

East Atlanta Strut Flat Shoals Ave and Glenwood Ave, East Atlanta Village Food, drinks, a classic car show, live music, a parade, and an adult game area “featuring contests of strength, stamina and beard growth.”

Date

Event

Location

Sep 26 Sat

Duluth Fall Festival A parade, a carnival, a road race, and all the other fixin’s.

Duluth Festival Center

Duluth Fall Festival Duluth Festival Center A parade, a carnival, a road race, and all the other fixin’s.

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Event

Location

Sep 27 Sun

Fall Folklife Festival Local food and craft beer, woodworking and blacksmithing activities, and a photo contest.

Atlanta History Center

Fall Folklife Festival Atlanta History Center Local food and craft beer, woodworking and blacksmithing activities, and a photo contest.

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Event

Location

Sep 28 Mon

Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest A BBQ alley, tastings of ‘cue for $5 and under, Red Hare Brewery suds, a cornhole tournament, an Allman Brothers tribute band, etc.

Marietta Square

Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest Marietta Square A BBQ alley, tastings of ‘cue for $5 and under, Red Hare Brewery suds, a cornhole tournament, an Allman Brothers tribute band, etc.

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