17 May festivals to welcome summer time in Atlanta
As summer time gets hotter, the same is true festival season. From an inaugural taco festival to neighborhood staples, here’s 17 options to look at this month.
Inman Park Festival
Tour 10 historic homes, visit a parade, shop artists booths, and dance to reside music only at that neighborhood party.
Sweet Auburn Springfest
Zipline with the historic intown neighborhood, or a far more low-key activity, browse the greater than 50 musical functions.
Decatur Square glows with hand crafted lanterns. Attend a workshop located by Chantelle Rytter at Color Wheel Studio to makes yours.
Kirkwood Spring Fling
Celebrate the historic neighborhood having a 5K, artists market, barbecue competition, and residential tour within the 14th year from the event.
Crom Comedy Festival
Ben Kronberg, Solomon Georgio, and a pair of Dope Queens‘ Phoebe Robinson headline this alt stand-up fest on WonderRoot and Hangar stages.
22,000 fans will geek out only at that downtown anime convention which has now expanded to boardgames, comics, and game titles. Remember to cosplay.
The 27th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day Powwow
This Canton celebration of Native American culture showcases from traditional dancing to archery to snacks like zoysia and fry bread.
Marietta Greek Festival
This Cobb County event honors Greek culture, from dancing to food, in the Greek Orthodox Church.
Barefoot around the block
Buford Town Park’s juried art fair also offers students art exhibition along with a learning village. Cap off Saturday night having a performance by blues guitarist Matthew Curry.
Chastain Park Arts Festival
185 artists fill Chastian Park for that sixth year of the art fair, including jewellery, clothing, painting, glasses, and sculpture.
Pick’n in Grant Park BBQ and Music Festival
The Grant Park Conservancy hosts this shindig with live music along with a barbecue competition featuring chicken, pulled pork, and ribs (but you’ll need to be patient and hold back until the finish for samples).
Smoke around the Lake
Competitors only at that Acworth barbecue festival vie for titles like Lord from the Wings. Attendees reach select one champion and may pay attention to live rock through the Mustangs.
My Morning Jacket, Florence the device, and Jane’s Addiction are simply three from the 75 bands only at that year’s indie music festival, now at Centennial Olympic Park.
TomorrowWorld might be over for the time being, however the Shaky franchise features its own EDM festival in Centennial Olympic Park, with Odesza, Major Lazer, and large Gigantic as headlines.
Atlanta Jazz Festival
32 jazz artists, from local Alex Lattimore to New York’s experimental duo Chargaux, play Piedmont Park throughout the 39th annual festival.
36 local restaurants, from taquerias like Rreal Tacos to King of Pops, dominate Candler Park with this inaugural taco celebration. Dance off your tortillas with salsa, watch wrestling, or taste tequila.
Take the pet for this Snellville dog day. Go ahead and take pooch on the two-mile pack hike, compete for the best costume or kisser, or perhaps get the pal microchipped.