12 of the Best Midtown Atlanta Events
No other city comes close to matching Midtown Atlanta’s enthusiasm and excitement when it comes to celebrations. Save space on your calendar for some of our favorite Midtown Atlanta events! Lose yourself in performances by big-name musicians, browse artwork from renowned artists, and live it up at holiday festivals. Check out this year’s must-see celebrations below, and explore our free Travel Guide to discover even more. It’s your ticket to an unforgettable time in Midtown Atlanta!
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 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!
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Welcome spring the right way at Atlanta Dogwood Festival each April! 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. 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 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.
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!
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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 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!
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!
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