Things To Do in Atlanta

Atlanta Events by month

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For your convenience, we have put together a comprehensive list of the top Atlanta events, concerts, shows, festivals, attractions, and activities. In-depth recommendations provide essential details featuring dates, times, phone numbers, and locations. Our Atlanta things to do guide also includes Tickets to Atlanta’s Top Events along with scheduling information.

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Things to do in Atlanta also includes theatre, golf, movies, exhibits, running events, and comedy. For sports enthusiasts, there are many sporting events including the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, and Atlanta Hawks.

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January

Things To Do in Atlanta for January feature Shen Yun, Blue Man Group, and the Atlanta Boat Show. The New Year promises to be exciting and Downtown Atlanta will be a big part of it as hosts many sporting events.

The New Year brings begins with optimism and a plethora of sports and entertainment. The Atlanta Falcons and Hawks are all fighting for playoff positions. For those seeking outdoor activities check out the Atlanta Ice Skating Rinks or Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park.

February

Things To Do in Atlanta for February features concerts, theatre, sports, and the circus. Kelly Clarkson is our top concert pick for the month. Kelly tells her story of strength through her latest album Strong. Hear one of the most prolific singers of our time at the Fox Theater.

Family-friendly events feature The Wizard Of Oz. UniverSoul Circus is based out of Atlanta and will be performing next to Turner Stadium. The Atlanta Concert scene heats up with the likes of Robert Plant, John Mellencamp, Clay Aiken, and Widespread Panic. Don’t forget to check out our Theatre section for all the great performances in Atlanta.

March

Things To Do in Atlanta for March highlights include the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Atlanta Fair, and the Georgia Marathon. The Atlanta music scene begins to heat up with concerts by PINK, Lady GaGa, Maroon 5, and Alicia Keys.

The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade is a tradition that began here over 150 years ago. Join in on the fun as the parade marches down Peachtree St. in Downtown Atlanta.

Spring is always an exciting time of year. Irish Eyes will be smiling as Atlanta starts turns green for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. Speaking of green it’s a great time of year to get outside to the Atlanta Golf Courses. Car enthusiasts will get get their chance to test drive today’s hottest vehicles at the Atlanta International Auto Show. Sport events abound with the ACC Basketball Tournament, Georgia Marathon, and the Atlanta Hawks.

April

There are plenty of things to do in Atlanta for April including the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta Braves Baseball and the NCAA Final Four Tournament.

Atlanta FestivalsApril is a beautiful and exciting time of year in Atlanta. Spring is in the air and that means it’s time again for Atlanta Braves baseball. The Braves home opener is against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 1st at Turner Field.

Without a doubt, one of the most eye-catching months to be in Atlanta. Dogwoods are blooming everywhere just in time for the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. A must-see event that features an incredible artists market, nine-story Ferris Wheel, kids zone, international wine tasting, comedy, and four stages of music. The best part of all is this is a FREE EVENT! Other highlights for April include the start of the Atlanta Braves baseball season, Hawks playoffs, and cool concerts. Don’t forget to bring the children to see the new NatureQuest Exhibit at the Fernbank Museum!

May

Things To Do in Atlanta for May features the Sweet Auburn Festival,  Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, and A Taste of the Highlands. The Atlanta Jazz Festival occurs over Memorial Day Weekend at Piedmont Park. Other Atlanta Events include the Buckhead Arts Festival, NHRA Southern Nationals, great theatre, and concerts.

Drag RacingGreat time of year to get out and about. The Sweet Auburn Springfest Festival is an Atlanta Tradition attracting over 500,000 people from around the world. As always, lots of great theater and concerts in Atlanta. M*A*S*H, Avenue Q, and Hair are just a few of the popular theatre shows in May. Concerts in Atlanta include Bon Jovi, Paul Simon and James Taylor who performs live Memorial Day Weekend at Chastain. Racing fans can see some of the baddest cars, motorcycles and dragsters on the planet at the NHRA Summit Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

June

Things To Do in Atlanta for June features the Virginia-Highland Summerfest and Midsummer Music Festival.

The heat arrives along with the official start of the summer season. June has plenty of outdoor activities in Atlanta including two free movie series. Screen on the Green returns to Piedmont Park Thursday evenings throughout the month of June. There’s also the Movies In The Park which runs weekly throughout the summer at Atlantic Station in Midtown. There’s an abundance of theatre shows including The Color Purple, Rock of Ages and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Two of the trendiest neighborhood festivals to make Atlanta Ga Today’s list of things to do are the Virginia Highland Summerfest and the Midsummer Music Festival.

Other Atlanta Events include the Atlanta Tattoo Festival, free outdoor movies, Braves Baseball, theatre and concerts.

July

Things To Do in Atlanta during July include lots of fireworks, Fourth of July Celebrations, and of course the Peachtree Road Race. Major sporting events include the BB&T Atlanta Open, Braves Baseball, and the Georgia Force (arena football). Other things to do include the Heritage Cultural Arts Festival, the National Black Arts Festival, and a plethora of concerts.

Atlanta Things To Do - JulyJuly starts off with the Independence Day Holiday. Atlanta is fortunate to have some of the best Fourth of July Celebrations and fireworks in the country. Tennis aficionados can watch top tennis players compete at the Atlanta Tennis Championships being held at the Racquet Club of the South. The 1st Annual Buckhead Music Festival includes some of the best up-and-coming musicians from the Atlanta Georgia area. The month is also jam-packed with concerts featuring performances by Rihanna, Peter Frampton, Huey Lewis, Rascall Flatts, Bob Dylan, and American Idols Live!

August

Things To Do in Atlanta in August offers the very best in entertainment. For music lovers there are plenty of Atlanta Concerts including  Toni Braxton and American Idols Live!

August offers sports enthusiasts plenty of Atlanta Braves baseball games and Atlanta Dream women’s basketball games. Oh yeah, let’s not forget Falcon’s Football is back!

The Chastain Concert Summer Series seems to hit its peak in the sizzling heat. Musical performers this year include Stevie Nicks and Steely Dan. It’s also a great time of year to head down to Turner Field to watch Atlanta Braves Baseball. Take a stroll through Centennial Olympic Park or enjoy Friday Night Jazz at the Georgia Aquarium. Other things to do in Atlanta include the inaugural Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival and Festival Peachtree Latino. Thousands of folks from all over Georgia and beyond will journey to these festivals in what many regards as the finest city park in the South, Piedmont Park.

Also included in this month’s Things To Do in Atlanta are theatre shows, festivals, and movies. Atlanta theatre features some of the best performing arts found anywhere in the South. For festival-goers, there’s the Festival Peachtree Latino and the second annual Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival. Dragon Con is the most sought after event for science fiction enthusiasts and takes place over the Labor Day Weekend at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency.

September

There are many Things To Do in Atlanta in September starting off with Labor Day Weekend. September is traditionally a sports lovers dream. The Advocare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series bills itself is the largest Labor Day Weekend party in the nation. The football season kicks off in high gear with the Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Baseball fans can watch the first-place Atlanta Braves as they get ready for another post-season playoff run.

Labor Day Classic

Dragon Con also takes place Labor Day Weekend. Dragon Con is a monster multimedia science fiction and fantasy convention taking place in Downtown Atlanta. The annual event features celebrities, characters, costumes, and the outrageous Dragon Con Parade. The football season kicks off with the Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and Atlanta Falcons. Other popular things to do in September include festivals, concerts, and theatre.

October

Things To Do in Atlanta in October features Fall festivals, Oktoberfest, and football. October to early November is one of the best times to be in Atlanta, Ga. The cool autumn air is perfect for outdoor activities, festivals, tailgate parties, and trick or treating.

The Columbus Day Weekend marks the first holiday weekend of Fall. It’s a great time to spend quality time outdoors at events like the Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park. Kids and families can enjoy attractions and entertainment like the Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt, Great Pumpkin Puppet Parade, Costume Contest, or Pie Eating Contest! Stone Mountain Park’s Annual Pumpkin Festival occurs on weekends throughout October.

Food lovers can look forward to the cities premier outdoor food festival “Taste Of Atlanta” takes place.  There will be food to taste from more than 80 of Atlanta’s top restaurants. The Taste Of Atlanta Festival features live cooking demonstrations, live local music, a family food zone, Go Green Village, and a Farm to Festival Market.

The Atlanta Pride Festival has become one of the largest Atlanta Events. Thousands of people are expected to crowd the streets for the Atlanta Pride Parade in Midtown Atlanta. Piedmont Park figures to be party central for the 300,000 plus people expected to attend.

Atlanta things to do include Oktoberfest, Haunted Houses, the Pumpkin Festival, Taste Of Atlanta, Atlanta Pride Festival, Dreamgirls, Wings Over Atlanta, and the Atlanta Halloween Ball.

November

Things to do for the month of November in Atlanta features Atlanta Ovo, Thanksgiving Day Weekend, Easyriders Bike Show, Holiday Events, and the Atlanta Half Marathon.

December

Top things to do in Atlanta for the month of December include lots of holiday lights, festivals, and events. Holiday festivals include Holidays in Atlantic Station and Holidays in Lights. Simulated snowfall around the Great Tree, Miniature Train Rides, Photos with Santa, and holiday shopping are some of the fun things to do at Atlantic Station. The Holidays In Lights contains thousands of dazzling lights is convenient to many Atlanta attractions including the World Of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. Located in Centennial Olympic Park, the Holiday In Lights festival is open daily and runs through the first week in January including Christmas and New Years Day.