Apr 2, 2024 - Things to Do

Your guide to April's festivals in Atlanta

A photo of people walking around a large festival in a public park as the sun starts to set against a skyline backdrop

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Credit: Courtesy of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival

April marks the beginning of Atlanta's Large Crowds Gathering Together season. Start planning your to-do list today.

Why it matters: Atlanta is the sum of its communities, and the annual festivals celebrating those places and people are a great way to experience the city.

  • Here are a-plenty to consider for April.

4๏ธโƒฃ 404 Day: The free festival celebrating Atlanta and its O.G. area code takes over Piedmont Park. (April 4)

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Festival on Ponce: The Olmsted Linear Park hosts artists, food trucks and family games. (April 6-7)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Persian Festival: Persian food, crafts and music on a beautiful day in Piedmont Park. (April 7)

๐ŸŒธ Dogwood Festival: The quintessential "take your parents when they visit you" festival returns for its 88th year to Piedmont Park. (April 12-14)

๐ŸŽธ Amplify Decatur: Melissa Etheridge, Dawes and others perform the Downtown Decatur music show. (April 13)

๐Ÿชฆ Illumine: Artists and musicians bring light to Oakland Cemetery after dark. (April 18-21, 25-28)

๐Ÿฎ Sandy Springs Lantern Parade: Revelers and their glowing lanterns march at Morgan Falls Overlook Park to the Chattahoochee River. (April 13)

๐Ÿ‹ Lemonade Days: The Dunwoody Preservation Trust fundraiser includes family events, rides and a local talent competition. (April 17-21)

๐Ÿš‚ Big Shanty Festival: More than 200 artists, food vendors and a parade fill up downtown Kennesaw. (April 20-21)

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽค Sweetwater 420 Fest: Beck headlines the two-day festival at Pullman Yards. (April 20-21)

๐ŸŽž๏ธ Atlanta Film Festival: The long-running cinema celebration opens with screenings of "Happy Campers" and "Le Samouraรฏ." (April 25-May 8)

๐ŸŽ‰ Inman Park Festival: The heavyweight champion of packed, shaded, laidback Atlanta neighborhood festivals caps the month. (April 27-28)

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