When Atlanta waves goodbye to wintertime and hello to beautiful dogwood flowers, it’s time for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park! People have been gathering here since 1936 to welcome spring with art shows, parades, carnivals, and more. While it has changed over the years, this iconic celebration remains true to its roots as a way to recognize the natural and cultural beauty of our area. Check out some of this year’s activities and experience it all with us! Pair this event guide with our free Travel Guide to get the complete Midtown Atlanta experience this spring. Take a look inside and see all the events and attractions you won’t want to miss during your stay at Stonehurst Place!
4 of the Best Things to Do at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park
The 2019 Atlanta Dogwood Festival takes place from April 12 – 14. Here’s what to expect at one of our favorite Midtown Atlanta events!
1. View Artwork
Over 200 artists gather each year to showcase their creations at the festival, and it’s a must-see for visitors. The main attraction is the Artist Market which ranked No. 8 on Sunshine Artist Magazine’s list of the Top 200 Best Art Shows in 2017. Creatives compete across a dozen categories including oil painting, photography, glasswork, and pottery.
Save time to recognize up-and-coming artists, too! The Atlanta Dogwood Festival hosts the High School Art Exhibition to offer young competitors a chance to win scholarships and art supplies.
2. Celebrate Different Cultures
Metro Atlanta is a melting pot of various cultures, and the Piedmont Park Dogwood Festival is the perfect opportunity to celebrate that. Head over to the International Stage & Village at Lake Clara Meer to join the fun. You’ll get to enjoy music and dancing from several countries around the world!
3. Treat Your Taste Buds
Bring your appetite this year! Backyard Bites & Brews awakens your inner foodie with samples from restaurants throughout Atlanta. They also offer plenty of craft beer and wine pairings to delight your palate!
4. Listen to Live Music
In addition to the performances on the International Stage, feel free to check out concerts over at the Main Stage. Catch eight different shows across a variety of genres. Jacob Bryant, Jessica Meuse, and Clay Shelburn are just a few of the talented artists set to take the stage for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2019.
Stay Within Walking Distance at Stonehurst Place!
Atlanta Dogwood Festival parking is difficult, but no problem when you stay at Stonehurst Place! Our luxurious inn is nestled in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, just a short walk from Piedmont Park. Plus, we serve a gourmet, two-course breakfast each morning. You’ll be well-rested, well-fed, and ready for a full day of fun at the festival!
Consider a stay in The Eaves this spring! You can lounge in the comfort of your daybed while gazing out through gorgeous windows at the beauty of springtime. There’s plenty of beauty to enjoy inside, too!
Reserve your room or suite at Stonehurst Place and make the most of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in 2019!