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AJC Dunwoody Wine Fest

AJC Dunwoody Wine Fest (October)

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has announced a new signature event — the AJC Dunwoody Wine Fest. This all-inclusive experience will feature more than 40 distinguished wines to try along with food items prepared by dozens of local restaurants.

Shrimp and grits together again on Jekyll Island

Shrimp and grits together again on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island’s Shrimp & Grits: the Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival is a mere 8 years old. But that’s clearly long enough to attract more than 20,000 to the Georgia coast to sample every combination imaginable of wild Georgia shrimp and its trusty sidekick — grits.

Atlanta Greek Festival

Atlanta Greek Festival (October)

October 2014: Every fall, the Atlanta Greek Community opens its doors, its arms and its kitchens to the city with the Atlanta Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation.

Atlanta Boat Show

Atlanta Boat Show (January)

Billed as as the best place to see and buy boats, gear and accessories, this annual show at the Georgia World Congress Center also offers boats for sale.

St. Patrick's Day parade

Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade

Since the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1858, the City of Atlanta has supported the Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta’s St.

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Atlanta Auto Show 2014

Everything you need to know about the Atlanta Auto Show March 26-30, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta Film Festival offers a wide-ranging variety

Atlanta Film Festival (March, April)

The opening night feature will be “Joe,” starring Nicolas Cage as a hard-living ex-con who meets a hard-luck 15-year-old boy and becomes an unlikely protector and role model.

Events for Fourth of July

Where to see July 4 fireworks

From downtown Atlanta to Stone Mountain, East Point, Marietta and beyond, use our calendar to find July 4 fireworks near you.

Festivals make for fun-filled weekend

Atlanta Dogwood Festival, April

Named for the trees that sport beautiful white and pink flowers during the spring in Atlanta, this annual festival at Piedmont Park is a festival of arts and crafts, music, concessions and activities.

Follow the food trucks to Atlanta Street Food Festival

Atlanta Street Food Festival, Piedmont Park (July)

Atlanta Street Food Festival on July 12 brings many of the city's favorite food trucks to diners at Piedmont Park with food from more than 40 Atlanta-area food trucks, offerings from other local merchants and artisans and live entertainment

Easter Bunny Arrival Celebration

Atlanta Easter Events!

Find a sunrise service, Easter Egg Hunts and similar family-fun holiday events close to you -- our editors and writers have collected a basket of great local ways to celebrate the holiday

2013 Inman Park Festival

Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes (April)

The Inman Park Spring Festival always take place on the last weekend of April in Atlanta's Inman Park Neighborhood.

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Atlanta Ice Cream Festival July

What better way to cool off in the middle of summer than with a a festival built around ice cream. This festival at Piedmont Park also has a second theme of health and fitness.

Roswell Festival Mother's Day Weekend 2014

Colors Festival of the Arts, Roswell, Mother's Day Weekend

Artists and craftsmen arrive from areas around the Southeast, joining with Roswell and North Fulton artists to present a magnificent show.

Marietta Greek Festival, May 18, 2013

Marietta Greek Festival

In addition to the extensive menu of Greek food, the festival offers many more ways to celebrate the culture of Greece, including a marketplace with jewelry, handmade linens and decorative art pieces.

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Atlanta Jazz Festival (May)

Pianist Freddy Cole, Roy Hargrove Quintet, Ester Rada will perform at the three-day 2014 Atlanta Jazz Festival in Atlanta's Piedmont Park

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More spring festivals

Spring also means the Taste of Alpharetta, Mother's Day weekend festivals, Canton Festival of the Arts and Memorial Day Weekend at Stone Mountain -- get the info on these and listings for additional spring festivals in and near Atlanta.


Bonaroo Music Festival

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, four days of heat, sweat and rock is upon us, June 12-15 in Manchester, Tennessee, a chance to rock out with their favorite artists live on 13 different stages.

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Dragon Con

Dragon Con is an annual sci-fi, fantasy & comic fan convention in Atlanta. Founded in 1987, it draws thousands of fans.

Aug. 31, 2013

AJC Decatur Book Festival anchors Labor Day weekend in metro Atlanta

The ninth annual AJC Decatur Book Festival on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-31, 2014 at various sites on and around the Decatur Square, will feature more than 350 presenting authors on 18 stages.

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Yellow Daisy Festival

Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain

One of the year's top arts and crafts festivals, the Yellow Daisy festival is held each September during the blooming season for the Confederate Yellow Daisy that grows around Stone Mountain Park

MUSIC: Music Midtown, Sept. 19-20

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Music Midtown 2014 lineup: Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Run-D.M.C. among 20 acts announced

Atlanta’s Zac Brown Band, Jack White and John Mayer will join Eminem as headliners at the 2014 Music Midtown festival This year’s Music Midtown — the fourth since the fest returned after a six-year break — will set up at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park Sept.

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TomorrowWorld music festival unveils full lineup

TomorrowWorld is ramping up the anticipation to this fall’s second outing with an unveiling of its full lineup.

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Best of Weekend Away: February 2011

8 beach festivals close to Atlanta

Georgia Jekyll Island — Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival, Sept. 19-21, features chef demonstrations, food, live music and craft beer tastings.

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Oct. 3, 2014

Photos: Cirque Du Soleil's 'Amaluna' Atlanta Premiere Night

‘Bachelorette’ Andi Dorfman and fiance Josh Murray, 'RHOA' stars Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey, attended opening night of Cirque Du Soleil's 'Amaluna' at the Big Top at Atlantic Station on October 3, 2014 in Atlanta.

Oct. 2, 2014

Photos: 'Walking Dead' Season 5 premiere

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Volunteering in Atlanta

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