Wherever you live in the metro Atlanta area, there will be a festival nearby in the coming weeks and months.
Our annual list of spring festivals includes fun activities for all ages. Atlanta offers everything from film events to art celebrations, and this year’s Best of Atlanta poll on the Atlanta’s top spring festivals covers the gamut.
Coming in third place, Sweet Auburn Springfest will celebrate its its 35th year in May in Atlanta’s History Auburn Avenue District.
Taking the No. 2 spot in our poll is the Inman Park Festival. During the last full weekend of April each year, Inman Park holds its “spirited and eclectic” event. The parade, which is a festival favorite, takes place on April 27.
Even with all the excitement around these two spring festivals, they did not make the top spot in this week’s Best of Atlanta poll.
Even rain over the weekend couldn’t dampen Atlantans’ love for the Dogwood Festival, which was 2019’s winner. The annual event held in Piedmont Park garnered 40% of the votes this year. It was held for the 83rd time April 12-14.
It is the third oldest fine arts festival in the U.S., Brian Hill, executive director of the festival, told the AJC’s Suzanne Van Atten. Atlanta Dogwood Festival’s main attraction is its juried Artist Market.
“These are artists who tour nationally, and it’s one of the first shows of the season, so a lot of collectors come to get first pick,” said Hill.
Also getting votes in this year’s poll were the Big Shanty Festival, the Decatur Arts Festival, the Snellville Days Festival and the Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival.
Check out our podcast guide to spring festivals in Atlanta:
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