Spring Festivals in metro Atlanta | 2022

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Georgia is known for its festival. No matter the season, there are many festivals to enjoy. But spring is probably when there are more festivals than any other time of year and cherry blossoms are a big part of that. Here’s a list of some upcoming festivals in metro Atlanta:

Kirkwood Spring Fling Festival

  • WHEN: May 14
  • WHERE: Bessie Branham Park, 2051 Delano Drive NE
  • WHAT: The Spring Fling Festival will feature a 5K run, Tour of Homes, arts & crafts, Wing Fling, kids’ area, live entertainment and more.

Virginia-Highland Porchfest

  • WHEN: May 14
  • WHERE: Virginia Highland District
  • WHAT: Music will be performed on porches and in driveways throughout the area. There will also be a 5K run.

Roswell Mimosa Festival

  • WHEN: May 14
  • WHERE: Mimosa Hall & Gardens and Bulloch Hall
  • WHAT: Featuring mimosas, Bloody Marys, brunch punch, beer, wine, food, live music and more. 21 and up event. No babies, no pets. Must buy tickets.

Roswell Spring Arts and Craft Festival

  • WHEN: May 7-8
  • WHERE: Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street
  • WHAT: This festival is an art festival for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival. This event will feature approximately 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! There will also be live music and gourmet food trucks.

Chastain Park Springs Arts & Craft Festival

  • WHEN: May 14-15
  • WHERE: Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta
  • WHAT: The 13th annual event will feature 200 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk art and outsider art. There will be a children’s area, local gourmet food, beverages and acoustic performances.

PREVIOUS FESTIVALS

International Cherry Blossom Festival

  • WHEN: March 18-27
  • WHERE: Carolyn Crayton Park, Macon
  • WHAT: Enjoy cherry blossoms while listening to live music. Enjoy free doughnuts, taste ice cream, ride midway amusement rides, hot air balloons and more.

Georgia Food + Wine Festival

  • March 25-27
  • Jim R. Miller Park & Event Center, Marietta
  • Culinary superstars, beverage experts, BBQ event, live music and more. Sunday is the budget-friendly, family-friendly day.

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

  • WHEN: March 26-27
  • WHERE: Blackburn Park, Ashford Dunwoody Road
  • WHAT: More than 100 local and regional artists, local eats and drinks, a Kid Zone, Pet World, classic car show, Cherry Blossom 5K benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and more.

Wing & Rock Fest

  • WHEN: March 26-27
  • WHERE: Etowah River Park, Canton
  • WHAT: 60+ types of wings from more than 20 restaurants and food trucks. Live music. Third largest chicken wing festival in the country.

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

  • WHEN: March 26-27
  • WHERE: Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers
  • WHAT: There will be craft vendors, food, live music, demonstrations, children’s activities and more. Free admission with $8 parking.

12th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce

  • WHEN: April 2-3
  • WHERE:
  • WHAT: More than 125 local/regional artists at Olmstead Linear Park. Children’s area, live music, local food and beverage concessions, including gourmet food trucks. This event will be very conservative, with sensitivity to the park and neighborhood. Best of all, it’s free to attend.

Acworth Art Fest

  • WHEN: April 2-3
  • WHERE: Henry’s Louisiana Grill, Main Street
  • WHAT: The annual art festival features more than 100 whimsical and talented artisans from around the country offering paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and more. There will be a Kidz Zone, food and beverages.

Georgia Craft Brewers Festival

  • WHEN: April 2
  • WHERE: Atlantic Station, Atlanta
  • WHAT: The festival will feature craft beer, live music and community gathering.

Atlanta’s R&B Soul Picnic

  • WHEN: 3 p.m. April 2
  • WHERE: Piedmont Park
  • WHAT: Food, music, wellness and healing vendors, games and more.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

  • WHEN: April 8-10
  • WHERE: Piedmont Park
  • WHAT: The spring festival attracts an average of 200,000 visitors. There will be art, music and family entertainment.

Big Shanty Festival

  • WHEN: April 9-10
  • WHERE: Downtown Kennesaw, Main Street
  • WHAT: The festival combines the best of the rich heritage of Kennesaw and the Civil War era. There will be arts & crafts, food vendors, merchants, live entertainment and more.

Amplify Decatur Music Festival

  • WHEN: April 22-24
  • WHERE: Downtown Decatur Square
  • WHAT: The Amplify Decatur Music Festival is expanding from a one-day event on April 23 to include performances on April 22 and 24. Performers include three-time GRAMMY Award winner Ben Harper, two-time GRAMMY Award winners Old Crow Medicine Show, Americana legends Son Volt and acclaimed soul performers The War and Treaty. Other groups include Tiger Kings, Canyonland, Donna and the Wolfman, James Richards and friends and more.

Atlanta International Night Market -- Glow in the Park

  • WHEN: April 22-23
  • WHERE: Suwanee Town Center on Town Center Avenue
  • WHAT: A 2-day celebration of diversity, community, culture and creativity. There will be a lantern parade, lanterns on display in the park, live entertainment, food from around the globe and international retailers.

Georgia Strawberry Festival

  • WHEN: April 23
  • WHERE: Winston Street, Reynolds
  • WHAT: Freshly picked strawberries, food, children’s activities, pie-eating contest, axe throwing, weenie dog race, fire truck pull, pony rides, live entertainment, photography contest and more.

Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival

  • WHEN: May 6-7
  • WHERE: Logan Farm Park, Acworth
  • WHAT: Friday night will feature a concert and infamous Lord of the Wings contest. Saturday features teams from around the southwest competing in professional and amateur divisions.

If there’s a festival that should be on this list, send an email with details to joyce.lupiani@cbs46.com.