2017 Georgia Festivals, Fairs & Events



2017 Georgia Events

2017 Georgia Renaissance Festival

May 19 – 21, 2017 Marietta, Georgia Marietta Greek Festival– Enjoy Greek food, music, dancers in costume, and a crafts market at the at 3431 Trickum Road. No pets.  May 19, 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM,  May 20, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM,  May 21, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Info: http://mariettagreekfestival.com/the-festival/.

May 20, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia  (12 to 8 p.m.) Slingin’ Wings Festival – Chicken wings festival  promises restaurant food, a beer garden, and live local music at Brookhaven Park. Info: https://www.slinginwingsfestival.com/.

May 20, 2017 Atlanta, Taste of Brookhaven Georgia (3 to 7 p.m.)  A ticket to Taste of Town Brookhaven includes five samples from restaurants, with DJ music, cooking demonstrations, and beer and wine for sale on the green. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/258498591277169/.

May 20 – 21, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Historic Grant Park Tour of Homes 2017 -See homes that range from Folk Victorian to Queen Anne. Info: http://www.gpna.org/tourofhomes.

May 20 – 21, 2017 Dahlonega, Georgia Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival -features artists’ booths, a wine garden, and live jazz. Info: Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, Juried Art Show – $2,650 in Awards. Info: http://www.chestateeartists.org/arts-and-wine-festival.php.

May 20 – 21, 2017 Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes @ Bessie Branham Park– On Saturday, browse a free open-air artist market, hear live music, run a 5K, and shop food vendors at Bessie Branham Park. On Saturday or Sunday, buy a ticket to tour Kirkwood homes. Info: www.kirkwoodfling.com.

May 20 & 21, 2017 Fairburn, Georgia  FEATURED EVENT THE GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL 10:30am – 6pm  :  Pirate’s Weekend Pirates of all ages are welcome to compete in the Costume Contests, or play Walk The Plank Trivia.  It’s a weekend full of fun & mischief for Pirates of all ages! INFO: www.garenfest.com BUY TICKETS: www.garenfest.com/tickets-specials.

May 20 – 29, 2017 Marietta, Georgia Circus in Marietta- Yaarab Shrine partners with Tarzan Zerbini Productions to provide circus goers with the top entertainment under the Big Top. See an 80-minute circus with clowns, bears, elephants, motorcycles, and acrobats plus a carnival midway with rides and food vendors at Yaarab Shrine Circus in Jim R. Miller Park. Info: http://www.yaarabshrine.net/the-big-top.html.

May 21, 2017 Buckhead, Georgia (2 to 4 p.m.) Mommy and Me Princess Tea Party is a benefit with tea, lemonade, treats, and a stage show by Disney dressed princesses at The Buckhead Theatre. Info: http://www.tea4girltalk.com/join-us.

May 25 – 28, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia MomoCon is an animation, anime, comic, and gaming convention at Georgia World Congress Center. With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event. Info: http://www.momocon.com/.

May 25 – 29, 2017 Atlanta Game Fest -Enjoy playing board games for four days at Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center. Repeats in Oct. Info: http://atlantagamefest.com/.

May 26 – 28, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Jazz Festival features local and national jazz greats on two stages, a youth jazz-band competition, arts and crafts, food vendors, and a kids’ zone. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the country’s largest FREE jazz festivals. It is an annual musical showcase that celebrates jazz legends and up-and-coming jazz greats in venues throughout metropolitan Atlanta during the entire month of May. The festival culminates each Memorial Day weekend with show-stopping performances at Piedmont Park. Free. Info: http://atlantafestivals.com/.

May 26 – 29, 2017 Pine Mountain, Georgia Memorial Day Weekend Festival at Callaway Gardens See a water-ski and wakeboard tournament, do beach activities, visit a kids’ zone, and hear live music. Info: http://www.callawaygardens.com/events/calendar/memorial-day-weekend-festival-featuring-masters-water-ski-wakeboard-tournament.

May 26 – 29, 2017 Stone Mountain, Georgia  Salute The Troops- Memorial Day at the mountain includes live music, a patriotic laser show, and fireworks at Stone Mountain Park. Discount for active and retired military. Info: http://www.stonemountainpark.com.

May 27, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Caribbean Carnival celebrates Caribbean culture, cuisine, and costumes with a noon parade to the festival village at Fourth Ward Park. The village is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Info: https://www.atlantacarnival.org/.

May 27 – 29, 2017 Alpharetta, Georgia 13th Annual Alpharetta Arts Streetfest 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, and of course, great cuisine from local eateries and street eats in the food court. Free. Info: http://alpha.splashfestivals.com/.

May 27, 28 & 29, 2017 Fairburn, Georgia  FEATURED EVENT THE GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL 10:30am – 6pm  :  Memorial Weekend 3 Days to Play! The Festival is open Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day Monday.  Bring the Family out on this holiday weekend.  Check the website for ticket specials. INFO: www.garenfest.com BUY TICKETS: www.garenfest.com/tickets-specials.

May 27 – 28, 2017 Oakhurst, Georgia Decatur, Georgia (art walk May 26) Decatur Arts Festival –The ArtWalk opens the festival on Friday evening at 5 pm. enjoy an artsy springtime party in Oakhurst with drinks and refreshments provided by Three Taverns, Arches Brewing, Steady Hand Brewing, and Decatur Package Store. Thanks also to Swagalicious, Bennett’s Market and Deli, Gigi’s Treats. Music by Jimmy Galloway.The festival hours are Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday, 11 am-5 pm. Free. Info: http://decaturartsfestival.com/festival/.

 JUNE 2017

June 2 – 3, 2017 Candler Park Music & Food Festival offers live music, food trucks, and a Saturday 5K race. Get in the mood for summer, Atlanta with the Candler Park Music Festival. Free entry. Info: http://candlerparkmusicfestival.com/.

June 3, 2017 Alpharetta, Georgia Celebrate Alpharetta Brew Moon Country Fest & Street Party (6:30 to 11 p.m.) Gather your friends and celebrate summer with beer, wine and delicious food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants and music in historic downtown Alpharetta. Info: http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/what-to-do/alpharetta-brew-moon-summerfest/.

June 3 – 4, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Summer Indie Craft Experience – A two-day market featuring 90+ craft & vintage vendors, great local food, swag bags for the first 250 attendees each day and DJ Zano! Shop from crafters, artists, vintage vendors, and local food vendors at Colony Square. Repeats in Nov. Info; http://www.ice-atlanta.com/application-summer-ice/.

June 3 – 4, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Virginia-Highland Summerfest includes art, music, food, a kidsfest, and a Saturday 5K on historic Virginia Ave. Less crowded in the morning. No pets. Free. Set in the charming and historic Highland neighborhood and is a celebration of community and the arts. The two-day event features dozens of juried artists and crafters displaying their unique works, a 5k fun run/walk and a tot trot for kids as well as live musical performances by emerging local artists and nationally touring actsVirginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive|Virginia Ave & North Highland Ave.

June 3, 2017 East Point, Georgia Possums Charity Show is billed as the Southeast’s largest drag extravaganza, an over-the-top outdoor show with drinks for sale in East Point. Free. The Southeast’s Largest Drag Extravaganza! Free Admission • 20+ Acts • Food, Drinks & Fun! Info: http://www.eastpointpossums.com/index.php.

June 3 & 4, 2017 Fairburn, Georgia- FEATURED EVENT THE GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL 10:30am – 6pm    Romance Weekend Last chance to find romance at the 2017 Festival.  Special events for Couples and Singles will be announced later.  Last chance for a turkey legge and a frothy ale too.  See the exciting finale of the 2017 Equus Maximum Joust Show, and all of your favorite Festival performers one more time, ‘cause after this weekend, we’re History… ‘til next year. INFO: www.garenfest.com BUY TICKETS: www.garenfest.com/tickets-specials.

June 3 – 4, 2017 Roswell, Georgia 18th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival features the release of hundreds of butterflies, a butterfly encounter, butterfly crafts, face painting, a costume parade, live music, and food trucks at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Info: http://www.chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/festivals/butterfly-festival/.

June 3 – 4, 2017 Canton, Georgia 12th Annual Wing & Rock Festival offers chicken wings from local restaurants, live music, arts and crafts vendors, and kids’ activities at Etowah River Park. This event is the 3rd largest chicken wing festival in the country featuring some of regions best tasting wings. Free! Info: http://www.wingandrockfest.com/.


Join us with any make or model of street legal motorcycle. By raising funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation you will give kids battling one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer a brighter future. Meet the stars, local children fighting brain tumors. Enjoy a fun ride through scenic Georgia, food and entertainment! Cheer our stars, local children fighting brain tumors. Fundraise to earn incentives such as t-shirts, jackets and more. Get a chance to win a new Honda Motorcycle. Connect with other enthusiasts for a great cause. Registration is free. A $40.00 donation is recommended.  $50.00 receives a free T-Shirt. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY AT RIDEFORKIDS.ORG.

June 9, 2017 Newnan, Georgia Summer Wined-Up – (5 to 9 p.m.) Stroll the streets of downtown Newnan and sample wine in shops. The Summer Wined-Up June 9, 2017 Summer Wined-Up.- (5 to 9 p.m.)is our downtown wine-tasting event, and takes place each year during the month of June.Individual tastings occur at a different downtown business, where guests should expect to perform a “wine walk” that moves through over 25 host locations. The merchants who host this event will feature different hor d’oeuvres and a variety of whites, reds, and specialty blend wines for guests to sample. All downtown business hosts are happy to extend their business hours and hospitality to all downtown guests; drinkers, and non-drinkers, including retail specials and promotions. Info: http://www.mainstreetnewnan.com/events/2017/summer-wind-up.

June 9 – 11, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo has 250 arcade and pinball games, tabletop games, vendors, speakers, movies, and a tournament at Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. a 3-day fan convention focused exclusively on gaming. The expo is held June 9-11 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA, and boasts over 250 full-sized arcade games, pinball machines and console systems, along with tabletop gaming, vendors, special guest speakers, a film fest, wrestling, tournaments and more! SFGE is a family-friendly event that will be fun for all ages. Event Times: Friday, June 9: 4:00PM – 12:00AM (w/ late night rock band & all night tabletop), Saturday, June 10: 10:00AM – 12:00AM (w/ late night rock band & all night tabletop), Sunday, June 11: 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Info: http://southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/.

June 9 – 25, 2017 Marietta, Georgia Beauty and the Beast is a popular Broadway musical with unforgettable songs about a young woman (Belle) and a prince under a witch’s curse (Beast) at Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Info: http://atlantalyrictheatre.com/show/disneys-beauty-and-the-beast/.

June 10, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Oakland Cemetery – Tunes from the Tombs, Historic Oakland Cemetery’s annual summer music festival brings some of Atlanta’s favorite bands to the city’s most unique performance venue. Rock in Peace with cold drinks, the hottest food trucks, kid’s activities, and much more. All proceeds from Tunes from the Tombs benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery. Info: http://www.oaklandcemetery.com/?event=tunes-from-the-tombs.

June 10, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Rock the Cure (7:30 pm) offers live music, local beer, great food, and raffle prizes to support diabetes research at Sweetwater Brewery. Benefiting the Georgia Chapter of JDRF, Rock the Cure is an annual Brews and Blues event featuring the best Georgia has to offer in live music, local brews, great food and exciting raffle prizes. Each year Rock the Cure is held at SweetWater Brewery in Atlanta. Since its inception in 2007, Rock the Cure has raised more than $700,000 for T1D research. Info: http://www.jdrfrockthecure.org/.

June 10, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia  Brookhaven Beer Fest  (3 to 8 p.m.) Sample 150 beers, hear live music, and visit food vendors at for age 21+. No chairs or pets. Info: https://www.xorbia.com/events/spiral/bbf2017.

June 10, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Good Neighbor Day Airshow and Open House (12 to 5 p.m.)  features airplanes up close and in the air, aerobatics, vendors, and rides for sale at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. This year’s annual Good Neighbor Day Airshow and Open House will be dedicated to its extraordinary 100 year history.  Free except parking. Info: http://www.pdkairshow.com/.

June 10, 2017 Roswell , Georgia Roswell Lavender Festival at Barrington Hall –Shop from vendors (art, crafts, antiques, food), learn about lavender, make crafts, and visit the beer & wine garden. The festival is a celebration of all things lavender and will feature the many varieties, uses, and folk remedies associated with this ancient plant. This fun event will take place on the grounds of Barrington Hall. Free admission. Info: http://roswellgov.com/discover-us/southern-trilogy-historic-house-museums/events/lavender-festival.

June 10 – 11, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Peachtree Corners Festival features craft & food vendors, entertainment, live music, a car show, 5K/1K, and kids’ activities. Local vendors display their beautiful arts and crafts for browsing or for purchasing. Up and coming performers, along with established musical artists take to the stage. Balloons, cotton candy, clowns, bounce houses, face painting, so much more fun for the little ones! Performance car show for all ages. Experience design and precision up close and personal. Free. Info: http://www.peachtreecornersfestival.com/.

June 10 – 11, 2017 Blairsville, Georgia Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games is about athletic games, Scottish dance, food, music, and historic demonstrations in Blairsville. No pets. Info: http://blairsvillescottishfestival.com/festival/.

June 10 – 17, 2017 Atlanta locations The Atlanta Cycling Festival offers bike rides, classes, and parties for riders of all ages and abilities. Info: http://www.atlantacyclingfestival.com/.

June 12, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Streets Alive (4-8PM)  takes over Peachtree Street from Edgewood to 17th Street! The event kicks off at 4:00 p.m. with a bicycle parade, and it continues until 8 p.m. Enjoy biking, skating, walking and rolling down the streets and take part in this fun, free, family-friendly event! Info: http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/june_route.

June 15 – 17, 2017 Locust Grove, Georgia AtlantaFest Christian Music Festival at the Strong Rock Christian School attracts a young crowd to hear two dozen artists play for three days on multiple stages, with a 5K run, a kids’ zone, and camping in Locust Grove. Info: http://atlantafest.com/.

June 16, 2017 Decatur, Georgia Decatur Beach Party. No beach? No problem! Decatur makes its own with 60 tons of sand – transforming the square into Sandcastle Central. Add a kid’s boardwalk, live music and dancing on the plaza, a food court with funnel cakes and fruity drinks, and voilà — you’re in a beach town, Decatur-style, without the sunburn and hours of driving. Info: http://decaturdba.com/events/beach-party/.

June 16 – Aug. 11, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Jazz on the Lawn Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde. Dates in 2017: June 16, 30; July 14, 28; Aug. 11.- Jazz on the Lawn is a great way to spend time with friends, unwind, and listen to an evening of live music. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these concerts surrounded by the natural beauty of the Callanwolde Amphitheater. Info: http://callanwolde.org/jazz-lawn-2017/.

June 17, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Summer Beer Festival –Enjoy 200 beers and two stages of live music at Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Info: http://www.atlantasummerbeerfest.com/.

June 17, 2017 Fayetteville, Georgia (rain date June 18) Balloons Over Fayette –See hot air balloons up close, watch them glow, and take a tethered ride at, which also has a kids’ zone, food, and crafts. At Whitewater High School/Sara Harp Minter Elementary School Complex. Info: http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation/balloons_over_fayette.htm.

June 17, 2017 Lawrenceville, Georgia  Lift Up Atlanta’s 2017 Summer Fun Festival 10am to 6pm Fun for the WHOLE Family @ Gwinnett County Fairgrounds 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway.
There is something to do for everyone! Hosted by Shavon Toombs
Music provided by DJ Skyrocker, Live Entertainment includes magic show, Petting Zoo
Kids’ Fun Zone, Vendor Shopping, Arts and Crafts, Games and Activities, Carnival Food
Silent Auction and so much more! Admission is a donation or school supplies for needy children TIME TO HAVE SOME GOOD OLD FASHIONED SUMMER FUN -SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED Please Click to View More Information.

June 17, 2017 McDonough, Georgia McDonough Caribbean Cultural Festival (1 to 8 p.m.) features live music, food and a kids’ zone in Alexander Park. Free. Info: http://www.caribbeangeorgia.org/events/.

June 17 – 18, 2017 Magic Show-Ivan Amodei involves the audience in his entertaining 90-minute magic show Intimate Illusions, with live cello accompaniment at Omni Atlanta Hotel. Ivan has taken his unique brand of magic, illusion, music and audience participation to fans all over the globe. Info: http://www.ivanamodei.com/.

June 18, 2017 Stone Mountain, Georgia Father’s Day Car Show at Stone Mountain Park- Calling all Dads! Come out to Stone Mountain Park on Father’s Day to enjoy a vintage car show featuring Camaros, Mustangs, Chevys from the 1950s and more. Free with paid parking. Info: http://www.stonemountainpark.com/events/Fathers-Day-Car-Show.

June 23 – 25, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Sci Fi Summer Con offers gaming, contests, films, guests, and panels to fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comics. Info: http://sfscon.tripod.com/.

Athens festival

June 23 – 25, 2017 Athens, Georgia AthFest Music & Arts Festival features 100 musical acts, a weekend artists’ market, local films, a club crawl, and a kids’ fest in Athens. A 3-day Festival Supporting Music and Arts Education. The AthFest Music & Arts Festival brings the best local and regional musicians and visual artists together in Downtown Athens, Ga. By incorporating multiple events and venues throughout downtown, AthFest is able to reach a broad range of audiences and attracts an eclectic mix of lifestyle interests. The festival showcases the best talent in our area, and generates huge awareness for the nonprofit, AthFest Educates, and its mission to provide much needed funding to support music and arts education for youth. Info: http://athfest.com/.

June 24 – 25, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival features fine arts and crafts, a street market, children’s play area, food vendors, and live acoustic music at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Free. Info: http://www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com/.

June 24, 2017 Atlanta, Gerogia 10th Annual Westview Summer Solstice Celebration -Come hang out for an afternoon full of fun activities for the whole family and support our little neighborhood! Info: http://www.westviewatlanta.com/westview-summer-solstice-celebration/.

 JULY 2017




October 27-29, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia The Walking Dead Con: Meet the Stars on Halloween Weekend @ The Georgia World Congress Center Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Tovah Feldshuh and former Walking Dead favorites like Emily Kenney, David Morrissey and Scott Wilson are just some of the stars scheduled to hit the annual Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta once again this year — and bonus, it’s happening over the three-day Halloween weekend. An unparalleled celebration of all things zombie and an exciting gathering for fans of The Walking Dead — which just happens to shoot nearby — Walker Stalker Con Atlanta boasts an absolutely unmatched lineup of panels, vendors, artists and autograph opportunities, and of course, encourages cosplay. Also set to appear are The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Candice Accola, along with horror-film legend Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street). Celebrity lineup is current at time of publication, but subject to change without notice. Children age 10 and under are free with a paid adult. Limit two children per paid adult. Autograph opportunities are not included and must be purchased separately at the event. Photo ops are on sale through the event website and at the event. Info: http://walkerstalkercon.com/atlanta.


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