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H0918ONTHETOWN 121) Sandy Springs Festival

You say, “Before Sandy Springs became a city, ‘The Festival’ was the one thing that unified our community. Whether one is young or old, it is the best place to see neighbors and friends, grab something to eat, and enjoy the fall weather. I always enjoy the heritage demonstrations, such as sheep shearing and blacksmithing, as well as the variety of crafters and food vendors.

2) Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival

3) Atlanta Dogwood Festival

4) Inman Park Festival

5) Sweetwater 420 Festival

6) Taste of West Cobb

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metdogwood0408a1) Atlanta Dogwood Festival

You say, “Nothing says spring to Atlantans quite like blooming dogwood trees and this annual celebration of those blooms really does have something for everyone. Visitors to the festival get great music, a wide variety of arts and crafts, tasty food and, best of all, a stroll through Piedmont Park in spring.”

2) Inman Park Festival

3) National Black Arts Festival

4) Yellow Daisy Festival

5) Atlanta Jazz Festival

6) Decatur Book Festival

234 comments Add your comment

jam

March 9th, 2010
3:11 pm

BJ

March 9th, 2010
3:12 pm

The Sandy Springs Festival is one of the BEST! This will be it’s 25th year and it keeps growing. A great festival for families! There is something there for everyone……….Collector Car Show, Fine Arts/Crafts, Business Area, Children’s Area, Teen Section, wonderful Food Court, continuous Entertainment and a concert in the evening, GA Made GA Grown, Pet Parade, one of the largest Silent Auctions I have ever seen, Honey of SS Contest, a 5K/10K Run, sometimes a bike race, etc. New things are added each year. Great location for Buckhead, Dunwoody, Roswell, Alpharetta, Marietta — all to meet and have FUN!
Weekend of Sept. 25 and 26, 2010!!!!

melissa's mom

March 9th, 2010
3:18 pm

So many of these festivals are just alike – same food, same artists, etc. But the Corndogorama – now that’s different! Who doesn’t love a corn dog? I also have to give a shout out to the Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp. All that yummy home made chili, mmmm. Decatur Book Festival is another great one.

melissa's mom

March 9th, 2010
3:20 pm

Oh! Almost forgot. This weekend is the Booth Western Museum Cowboy Festival! Yee haw! Now that’s cool! It’s a little bit of a hike up 75 to Cartersville, but it’s worth it to listen to the cowboy poetry.

rlcookster

March 9th, 2010
3:27 pm

Oysterfest @ the SteamHouse……good food, cold beer, beautiful people!!

Coop

March 9th, 2010
3:28 pm

420 FEST!!! Definitely.

Bev Hogan

March 9th, 2010
3:31 pm

The Sandy Springs Festival is the BEST. It brings the community together working on a great family festival with something for everybody – food, children’s area, heritage education demonstrations, teen area, street vendors, car show, tours of Historic Williams/Payne House, Enjoying Sandy Springs Historic Site Park, business expo, performances on stage, Sandy Springs 5000, auction area and more. Great weekend for everybody!

Tru' Ga. Peach

March 9th, 2010
3:35 pm

What/When/Where is the 420 Fest?

Dayna

March 9th, 2010
3:36 pm

Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Fest.

al

March 9th, 2010
3:43 pm

420 fest for sure!

JL

March 9th, 2010
3:44 pm

Taste of West Cobb! Great event with food, music and more. And it benifits the Hillgrove Band Program

RBM

March 9th, 2010
3:48 pm

The Decatur Arts Festival–great art–love the square and easily accessible from MARTA. Don’t miss it!

Judy Burkholder

March 9th, 2010
3:53 pm

My favorite festival is the Sandy Springs Festival, now in its 25th year. Before Sandy Springs became a city, “The Festival” was the one thing that unified our community. Whether one is young or old, it is the best place to see neighbors and friends, grab something to eat, and enjoy the fall weather. I always enjoy the heritage demonstrations, such as sheep shearing and blacksmithing,as well as the variety of crafters and food vendors. The children’s and teen areas are great for wholesome fun and the pet parade is always fun for the dog lovers among us. There is truly something for everyone at the Sandy Springs Festival.

Bill

March 9th, 2010
3:54 pm

The coolest festival I’ve been to is the Atlanta Barbecue Festival, Georgia and Atlanta is known for its delectable barbecue. One of the coolest things about the festival is the way it brings in people from all walks of life, backgrounds and heritage. Best of all it tastes great!!!!!

Courtney

March 9th, 2010
4:02 pm

Taste of West Cobb

Jay

March 9th, 2010
4:04 pm

Inman Park, then Dogwood, then Chomp N Stomp. The beer festivals are getting to be too crowded. Or I am getting too old. Or both!

Shane Harrison

March 9th, 2010
4:12 pm

And for anyone involved in promoting any local festivals (or for those helping organize them), please make sure your event is in our online events database. Go here to check and to add your event if it isn’t there:

http://entertainment.accessatlanta.com/listings

MJ

March 9th, 2010
4:17 pm

The Taste of West Cobb at The Avenue West Cobb on April 17th.

David

March 9th, 2010
4:41 pm

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Hillary

March 9th, 2010
4:48 pm

The one I look forward to every year is Taste of Atlanta….delish!

Casey's mom

March 9th, 2010
4:52 pm

I can’t believe no one has mentioned the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival! This year will be number 8 and it is awesome!

Jeanne Flint

March 9th, 2010
5:00 pm

1) Dogwood Arts Festival
2) Decatur Art Festival
3) East Atlanta STRUT
4) Oakhurst Art & Music Festival
5) Telephone Factory Holiday Show

Jennifer

March 9th, 2010
5:00 pm

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival-great music, great artists, great food!

David

March 9th, 2010
5:01 pm

The Block party at Mercer is great for kids.

Robin

March 9th, 2010
5:15 pm

The Decatur Book Festival!

Bill

March 9th, 2010
5:19 pm

Dogwood in the spring and taste of atlanta in fall. Dogwood is the best!

Don

March 9th, 2010
5:37 pm

Summer Shade in Grant Park!

Deborah

March 9th, 2010
5:40 pm

The Taste of West Cobb is by far the best. It supports the Hillgrove HS excellent band program, so you get good music, good food and good fun.

Love the Bands

March 9th, 2010
5:41 pm

Taste of West Cobb was great fun last year. Have not attended any of the others, so I don’t know about them. This one was close to home and the restaurants were ones from the area that I would want to try.

fred

March 9th, 2010
5:57 pm

Macon Cherry Blossom Festival by far,

Christel Sundin

March 9th, 2010
6:14 pm

Absolutely Inman Park Spring Festival and Tour of Homes!
Wonderful homes on tour, 3 stages with great music, quality arts & crafts, good food and beer, the most beautiful neighborhood, and a fun children’s activity area to top it of.

teeia

March 9th, 2010
6:35 pm

Atlanta Jazz Festival, if I’m talking about the ‘enjoy a day outside’ kind of festivals…haven’t been to the BBQ fest though…that even sounds good. NBAF would be it if I’m looking for a cultural kind of thing…the film fest is cool too.

KR

March 9th, 2010
6:58 pm

Taste of West Cobb! (At the Avenues at West Cobb)

I’m not a Hillgrove band member but that festival is so much fun!

Shaquisha

March 9th, 2010
7:13 pm

Taste of West Cobb is the stuff!
http://www.allinonemgmt.com/towc/restaurants.htm check it out!

dmnhaynie

March 9th, 2010
7:14 pm

The Taste of West Cobb festival on Saturday April 17th is an awesome festival put on at The Avenue at Wst Cobb by the non-profit Hillgrove High Band program in Cobb County GA. It offers some of the finest selection of Jazz, Dance, Choir, Percussion, and Marching Band music, as well as prize opportunities and food from some of the best restaurants from around the area. All proceeds go to benefit the featured award-winning Hillgrove Band, and promote the musical and intellectual development of many students from around the area. Visit http://www.tasteofwestcobb.org for more info.

poniiiiiii

March 9th, 2010
7:22 pm

The taste of west cobb at The West Cobb Avenue :)

Jami

March 9th, 2010
7:41 pm

National Black Arts Festical (I hope they move it back to Centennial Olympic Park this summer instead of Woodruff Arts Center),Dogwood (love that it’s in Piedmont instead of Lenox and I hope it stays that way),Decatur Book Fest (parking!),Inman Park Festival, Chastain Park Festival, I like the Yellow Daisy Festival but only went once.Don’t drive to SM that much.

da Judge

March 9th, 2010
7:44 pm

I am not a promoter. i’m just a guy who appreciates some of the best BBQ you will ever taste. That’s why I believe the Atlanta BBQ Festival will outshine them all !!!

Anne Moshtael

March 9th, 2010
7:53 pm

Dogwood by far! Ring in Spring! Great Art! Good food!

Jenbug

March 9th, 2010
8:01 pm

Taste Of West Cobb, or TOWC. It’s the best, and it greatly benefits the Hillgrove High School marching band :)

Alyssa

March 9th, 2010
8:06 pm

Taste of West Cobb!

Bob

March 9th, 2010
8:38 pm

Sandy Springs Festival is out of this world. Festival makes sure there is something for all ages. Added a game zone and a really rad Georgia Made Georgia Grown display last year. Great staff runs it.

Leroy W.

March 9th, 2010
8:59 pm

The Taste of West Cobb at The Avenue West Cobb – Great Food and a Good Cause – Hillgrove Bands.

Danyel

March 9th, 2010
9:01 pm

Inman Park Festival!!

Steve

March 9th, 2010
9:05 pm

I’ve been to a ton of the festivals listed above. It would be better to break down the festivals into categories since there are so many different kinds. As far as “taste of …” I like Taste of Atlanta, Taste of East and West Cobb, Taste of Kennesaw and Marietta. All the beer festivals are usually good times with Dunwoody Beer Festival taking it with Decatur Beer Festival placing second. I’ve been going to 420 fest for ages. For arts/crafts I would have to go with the Yellow Daisy Festival held at Stone Mountain. Speaking of Stone Mtn, I’m surprised no one has put down the Chili Cookoff which is always good. Eggtoberfest is awesome as well. I’m a huge BBQ fan and go to every BBQ festival (too many to list) I can but my absolute winner for this contest is…

Atlanta BBQ Festival to be held @ Atlantic Station!!!

Spring Forward @ Perkerson Park

March 9th, 2010
9:07 pm

There is a new kid on the block. On Saturday, March 27 the first-ever Spring Forward Festival at Perkerson Park will take place beginning at 11 a.m. Most residents north of I-20 don’t even know this 50-acre park with rolling hills exists. It is in the up and coming Capitol View neighborhood and we are kicking off the 2010 Spring season. There will be bands and beer, tree seedlings, Disc Golf and a pie contest to give this festival a neighborly feel. This is a fundraiser for Perkerson Park. Check out our website for more info: http://tiny.cc/springforward

Molly

March 9th, 2010
9:54 pm

Sandy Springs Festival in September. There is something fun for everyone!

Niki

March 9th, 2010
9:58 pm

The Taste of West Cobb at The Avenue at West Cobb is a lot of fun for everyone in the community! and the food is superb! Also it benefits the Hillgrove high school band!

MCC

March 9th, 2010
9:59 pm

The Sandy Springs Festival each fall – if you love the arts, heritage crafters, all kinds of music, lots of good food, with civic organizations and the whole community participating – this is the festival for you!

Caroline

March 9th, 2010
10:52 pm

Taste of West Cobb!!! :D