It’s time to get festive, Atlanta! This weekend’s line-up of fun spring festivals—from neighborhood frolicking to city-wide celebrations—is going to keep you busy. Read on for the details on our favorite ways to play.
Photo: S. Massey
Inman Park Festival
Don’t miss the 46th annual Inman Park Festival, complete with a parade, arts and antiques booths, a kid zone, and a tour of homes (so you can imagine what your home might look like without legos on the floor and crayons on the walls). The Kid Zone this year is presented by Publix, and will include slides, obstacles courses, crafts, a great playground, riding toys for the youngest guests and special Circus performances by the folks at Circus Camp—all for free. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Beat the Street for Little Feet
Celebrate 10 years of family fun, running, and original art by New York Times best-selling author James Dean, creator of Pete the Cat at Beat the Street for Little Feet. The event will feature a 5K run/walk course through the historic Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur with a popular stroller division, a one-mile fun run, and a Tot Trot, and all participants get a special Pete the Cat T-shirt designed by James Dean. Sun. Event details.
Family Fun Mud Run
Head to Chamblee Middle School for climbing and crawling obstacles, water features, mud pits, and fun for all ages! There will be two races, separated by age (8 & up and 7 & under), so no one gets lost in the mud! Sat. Event details.
Head to the Village Green in downtown Smyrna for over 175 arts & crafts booths, 15 food booths, an entertainment stage, and a variety of children’s activities, which includes big and small inflatable activities, sand art, slides, Quad Bungee, Rockwall, bounces and much more. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Taste of Marietta
Marietta’s annual food festival showcases around 75 Cobb County restaurants and caterers in Historic Marietta Square. Besides food, enjoy live music, fun and games at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Kids Alley, and a cooking stage with culinary demonstrations. Sun. Event details.
Atlanta British Motorcar Day and Roswell Cycling Festival
For your fans of four wheels, the British Motorcar Day is a feast of fun. The 34th annual celebration will be held under the shade trees of the Roswell City Hall parking area, partnered this year with the Roswell Cycling Festival. Sun. Event details.
Georgia Renaissance Festival
Celebrating its 32nd year, the Georgia Renaissance Festival has been voted on of the Southeast’s Top 20 Events, and is an art and entertainment festival held each spring combining outdoor theater, circus-style entertainment, and an arts and craft marketplace, all set inside a re-created 16th-Century European village. Ten stages provide a continuous schedule of music, comedy, juggling, and amazing feats of skill, and roaming performers will keep the kiddos entertained all day long. Sat. – Sun. Event details.
Worth the Drive: Oxford
Strawberry Festival at Mitcham Farm
Don’t miss Mitcham Farm’s 4th Annual Strawberry Festival, featuring pick-your-own ($12/ gallon) and pre-picked ($14/ gallon) strawberries, food, craft vendors, helicopter rides ($35/ person or $100/ group of 3), face painting ($3-5), pony rides ($5), jumping pillow, cow trains, live music, and more. The farm is located just 30 miles east of downtown Atlanta, less than 5 miles from Interstate 20. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
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