16 of the Best Midtown Atlanta Events
No other city comes close to matching Atlanta’s enthusiasm and excitement for celebrations. You can lose yourself in performances by big-name musicians, browse artwork from renowned artists, and live it up at holiday festivals. There’s truly something for everyone, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Check out this year’s hottest Midtown Atlanta events below, and explore our free Travel Guide to discover even more. We also included our favorite restaurants, museums, and shops that you should visit while you’re here. It’s your ticket to unforgettable experiences throughout the city!
Join the Excitement at These Midtown Atlanta Events
Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade
You might not discover a pot of gold, but you’ll find plenty of entertainment at the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Atlanta. The parade began in 1858, making it the longest-running event in the whole city! Watch in awe as participants don the traditional green colors and set off from Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta. There are hundreds of performers, people in costumes, creative floats, and more. Arrive early to secure prime real estate for viewing it all!
Green Market in Piedmont Park
Support local farmers and vendors just a few blocks away from Stonehurst Place at the Green Market in Piedmont Park! Access Atlanta voted it one of the top five farmers markets in the city, so you can bet you’ll find plenty of treasures and tasty treats. Best of all, it kicks off in the springtime and runs all the way through the fall so that you have ample opportunities to check it out. The Green Market occurs on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Make sure you plan ahead and dress accordingly!
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Welcome spring the right way at Atlanta Dogwood Festival held each April in nearby Piedmont Park! Beautiful flowers are in bloom, and so are remarkable experiences. There are art shows, outdoor concerts, and plenty of food vendors. Consider signing up for the popular Mimosa 5K and visit the International Stage & Village at Lake Clara Meer for music and dancing from around the world!
Atlanta Jazz Festival
Midtown Atlanta is perfect for Memorial Day Weekend getaways, in part because of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. The city comes to life with musical performances throughout May, and it all leads up to a stunning finale at Piedmont Park near our inn. Jazz legends and up-and-coming artists have played at this free event in Atlanta for over 40 years. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Atlanta Food and Wine Festival
Bring your appetite for delicious food and excitement this spring! The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival is a time to celebrate Southern cuisine and culture. You’re welcome to sign up for culinary classes and dinner events at Loews Atlanta Midtown, then take a short trip to Old Fourth Ward Park and indulge at the tasting tents. If you didn’t love Southern food before, you will after attending this festival!
Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
It wouldn’t be summer in Midtown Atlanta without the annual Ice Cream Festival. It’s a double scoop of fun! Visit nearby Piedmont Park this July to treat your sweet tooth and soak up some sun. Do you have what it takes to win the ice cream eating contest this year? Don’t worry — you can burn off those extra calories with a scenic stroll through the park.
AJC Peachtree Road Race
Did you know that the world’s largest 10k takes place right here in Atlanta? It’s true! Top athletes and amateur runners alike are welcome to register for the AJC Peachtree Road Race each July and join a tradition that’s been running for over 50 years. Consider signing up this year to get some exercise and explore the city from Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead to nearby Piedmont Park in Midtown. Stonehurst Place is a short walk away from the finish line, making it the perfect place to unwind after the event!
Piedmont Park Arts Festival
One of the top reasons to love Midtown is our arts community, and the Piedmont Park Arts Festival is the perfect opportunity to appreciate it. Admission is free, and the experience is priceless. Browse paintings, sculptures, and more while supporting dozens of local artists.
Are you ready for the ultimate summer getaway? If so, add the Music Midtown festival to your itinerary! Each September, famous artists grace the stages at Piedmont Park to bring you unforgettable experiences. Previous years have attracted big names like Blink-182, Weezer, and Imagine Dragons. Get a unique view of the action from a Ferris wheel in the park! Don’t worry about parking or Ubering, either, because Stonehurst Place provides guests with free parking and a convenient location within walking distance of the venue.
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The Lantern Parade
End the summer in style by attending the annual Lantern Parade on the Atlanta BeltLine in September! What started as a modest event of 1,200 participants in 2010 has evolved into an incredible festival attracting over 70,000 people. Feel free to let your inner creativity shine by making a lantern and walking with all of the other art-lovers of Atlanta — and beyond — that come to celebrate. Stonehurst Place is only a few blocks from the main entrance to the BeltLine, providing easy access to the event!
Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade
Join the Atlanta Pride Festival and have a fantastic time while supporting the Atlanta Pride Committee! There are several events to enjoy over three days, including the famous Pride Parade through the city. Of course, all are welcome!
Atlanta World Kite Festival
Watch as colorful kites dance in the sky at a foliage-filled Piedmont Park for the Atlanta World Kite Festival! Admission is free, and you’re welcome to bring your kite or purchase one there. Don’t forget to snap some pictures at the event — your Instagram followers will thank you!
Piedmont Park Ice Skating
It’s always an exciting time in Midtown when the holiday season arrives! Bundle up in some warm clothing, lace up your ice skates, and glide on the festive rink at Park Tavern. The ice rink opens on Thanksgiving weekend each year, offering a romantic destination for date nights and wintertime fun. Enjoy holiday-themed beverages and views of the city skyline as you skate toward lasting memories! Afterward, walk back to Stonehurst Place and warm up by the fireplace.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
See the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in a whole new light at their enchanting winter celebration! Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is a beacon of holiday cheer with sparkling scenery and festivities near Stonehurst Place. Help yourself to hot chocolate as you drink in the beauty at the Skylights Lounge, Tunnel of Light, and the magnificent Ice Goddess. Bring your camera to capture the memories!
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
End the year in style with a Midtown Atlanta New Year’s Eve! Many of our local bars and restaurants host special events and meals on December 31st. Enjoy a romantic night in the city with your loved one, then walk back to Stonehurst Place to cozy up by the fireplace and toast to another great year. We’ll have a delicious, gourmet breakfast waiting for you in the morning to kick off New Year’s Day!
Midtown Mardi Gras Block Party
You don’t need to be in New Orleans to experience a remarkable Mardi Gras celebration. We host one right here in Midtown Atlanta every February! Trust us — this is one event that you don’t want to miss. Over 20 bars, clubs, and restaurants provide themed refreshments while talented musicians provide music that’s sure to get you dancing.
More Events Throughout Atlanta:
- Callanwolde Artist Market
- Atlanta Film Festival
- Shaky Knees Music Festival
- Chastain Park Spring Arts and Crafts Festival
- Candler Park Fall Fest
- Taste of Atlanta
- Chastain Park Fall Festival
- Jungle Bells at Zoo Atlanta
- Atlanta Home Shows
- Fall Festival on Ponce
- ONE Musicfest
- Imagine Music Festival
- Atlanta Jewelry Show
Enjoy Luxurious Lodging Near the Excitement
Stay at Stonehurst Place and make the most of all these celebrations! Our Midtown Atlanta inn offers a convenient location, lavish accommodations, and incredible service that you can’t find anywhere else. Simply put, Stonehurst Place is a cut above the rest. We even offer free parking near several of these events, so you can leave your car at the inn and walk to and from the venues. Trust us — you don’t want to deal with trying to find parking or even Ubering when it comes to these popular celebrations.
The Piedmont is one of our most elegant guest rooms with sophisticated décor, a cozy fireplace, and a contemporary bathroom with a walk-in shower. Our amenities go even further with luxury linens, Amazon Echo alarm clocks, complimentary refreshments, and gourmet breakfasts each morning.