Atlanta Events

Atlanta Georgia EventsKnown for its seasonable temperatures and scrumptious peaches, Atlanta, Georgia has long been viewed as one of the hot spots of the Southeast. The city is also home to many different events and festivals each year, ranging from the arts to heritage to romantic dinners out. No matter your interests or your budget, the city is sure to have an event that sparks your interest.

St. Patrick's Day Festival
An event that has taken place in Atlanta for more than 130 years, the parade is central focus of the city's St. Patrick's Day Festival. Starting at noon, the large parade winds down several streets and brings viewers from all around the state. Following it is a day of festivities in Peachtree Gallery that include two stages of live Irish music and dancing, activities for the kids, Irish art and traditional Irish food. The event is free, but don't forget to wear green or you might find yourself pinched.

Atlanta Film Festival
Drawing film lovers from around the Southeast for over 35 years, the Atlanta Film Festival is nine days of films from a wide variety of genres, made by people from all over the world. The festival's reputation lures in both famous directors and independent film makers and shows more than 150 different films each year. In addition to screenings, participants can sit in on industry-related panels and take part in workshops. The festival is held at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema each year. It is highly recommended that festival-goers reserve tickets and any needed hotel rooms well in advance.

Georgia Renaissance Festival
Drawing in Renaissance-lovers from around the country, the Georgia Renaissance Festival is held just a few miles from the Atlanta Airport each year. Jugglers, acrobats and live jousting knights are just small samples of the incredible entertainment that can be seen on the festival's 12 different stages. Plenty of food as well as 15 acres of shopping is also popular at the festival.

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week
Foodies on a budget will love Downtown Atlanta Restaurant week. Started in late 2009, the event is used to showcase some of the downtown area's fine dining establishments at lower prices than one would normally find. For much cheaper than you'd find outside of restaurant week, participants can enjoy three different courses at such restaurants as 30 Tables and Avanzare. Other activities are also present during the week, including plenty of live music. Don't forget about tax and tip.