Fall Festivals

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Get back to school but not back to the grind. Find free-time festivities at the Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain Park. And for the foodie in all of us, Taste of Atlanta is a smorgasbord of local fare, followed by the Atlanta Greek Festival, which provides an authentic taste of tradition. View a complete list of Atlanta fall festivals below.

September festivals

Atlanta Dragon Con Black Panther
Dragon Con is the nation’s largest multimedia, multigenre pop culture convention. (📷: Lily Leiva)

ATLANTA GREEK FESTIVAL
Just for the day, be miles away. Experience the rich 2000-year-old culture and history of Greece at the Atlanta Greek Festival. Enjoy authentic dishes and musical performances, history chats, traditional dances and more.
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DRAGON CON (rescheduled as an online event)
Mingle among the Klingons and Stormtroopers at Dragon Con, the nation’s largest multimedia, multigenre pop culture convention featuring panel discussions, artwork, costumes and more. And don’t miss the Dragon Con Parade taking place on Saturday morning.
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IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL (rescheduled for 2021)
Dive into an undersea aquatic adventure during Atlanta’s three-day long electronic dance music festival at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With international touring DJs, circus performers, friendly fans, art installations, vendors and more-it’s a party worth attending.
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JAPANFEST (rescheduled as an online event)
This festival examines the aspects of modern American and Japanese culture, as well as the lasting effects of tradition. You’ll find a modern kimono fashion show, anime screenings, fun foods and ethnic dishes, music and traditional dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and so much more.
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MUSIC MIDTOWN (rescheduled for 2021)
Join in the fun as Piedmont Park hosts nationally renowned acts in Atlanta’s most scenic concert venue. Music Midtown brings two days of amped up artistry for a full weekend of sun and sound you won’t want to miss.
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ONE MUSICFEST (postponed to a later date)
This annual outdoor music festival has featured performances from Jill Scott, Dungeon Family, Common, De La Soul, Nas, Amel Larrieux and Snoop Dogg to name a few. In its short time on the scene, this live music experience now attracts thousands of people to Centennial Olympic Park.
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YELLOW DAISY FESTIVAL (rescheduled as an online event)
The Yellow Daisy Festival, voted No. 1 Arts and Crafts show in the nation, features more than 400 artists and crafters. Visit the Men’s Den, full of recliners and big screen TVs, or the Children’s Corner, which offers crafts, rock walls and more. Live music and plenty of vendors line the paths, providing constant entertainment.
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CANDLER PARK FALL FEST (canceled for 2020)
Celebrated in beautiful Candler Park, Fall Fest features more than 100 artists, local music and some of the best food vendors Atlanta has to offer. The festival features a 5K race, Kids Zone and a Tour of Homes showcasing the beautiful architecture of Candler Park.
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October festivals

Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade
Support and celebrate equality at the Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade. (📷: Diane Haymes)

A3C FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE (canceled for 2020)
Atlanta’s A3C Festival & Conference has become the gathering place for anyone who creates hip-hop music or is a fan of the culture. The tech, film, culture and music festival features more than 200 performing artists in addition to turntable, producer and break-dance competitions and educational programming.
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ATLANTA BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL (rescheduled as an online event)
Whether you’re a fan of classic, traditional August Wilson, urban contemporary Tyler Perry or all theater, we’ve searched the globe to bring the very best. Come join celebrities, artists and theater-loving patrons from all over world as they descend on Atlanta for a spectacular annual celebration. 
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ATLANTA CHILI COOK-OFF (postponed to a later date)
More than 75 restaurant and amateur teams compete for the title of Atlanta’s best chili at the annual Atlanta Chili Cook Off. Enjoy sampling chili from each team before voting for People’s Choice as local bands provide live entertainment in Brookhaven Park.
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ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE (rescheduled as an online event)
Support and celebrate equality at the Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade. Two days fill Piedmont Park with live entertainment, a Pride Market, plus restaurant and bar promotions. Wrap up the weekend with the Pride Parade, one of the South’s largest celebrations.
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ELEVATE ART (rescheduled as an online event)
An annual, week-long celebration of public art in downtown Atlanta, Elevate Art kicks off with a block party featuring music, food and performance art. Catch various performances, art installations, civic panels and explore Atlanta in the process. End Elevate week with a final-night party and special performance.
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NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL AND POW-WOW AT STONE MOUNTAIN PARK (canceled for 2020)
Celebrate the nation’s first civilization with dance and drum competitions. Get lost in the ancient art of storytelling or enjoy authentic dishes and craft demonstrations. Teach a new dog old tricks with primitive skills workshops, including pottery, open-fire cooking and bow-making.
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LITTLE 5 POINTS HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL & PARADE (rescheduled as an online event)
Searching for some alternative family fun? The Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade is a unique event, showcasing the most dynamic, creative community in Atlanta. Pumpkin decorating, street vendors and live performances fill this two-day event. And the sweetest treat of all is that it’s totally free.
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PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT STONE MOUNTAIN PARK
Every weekend in October, the Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park, offers fun and entertainment for the entire family. Costume contests, puppet parades and a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt are just a few highlights. Enjoy storytelling, pie-eating contests and more.
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STONE MOUNTAIN SCOTTISH FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES (canceled for 2020)
Be a Scot for the day at the Stone Mountain Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Authentic Highland music fills the park while tartan-clad families participate in Clan Challenge athletic events. Dancing demonstrations, heritage information booths and eclectic shops are just a few of the weekend’s highlights.
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TASTE OF ATLANTA
Atlanta’s best chefs join forces for the tastiest celebration of the year. This can’t-miss festival of flavors features a hands-on introduction to the city’s sustainable dining movement, celebrity chef demos and delicious dishes from more than 80 local restaurants.
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November festivals

Cabbagetown mural
Cabbagetown is a beautiful, artsy neighborhood full of restored homes. (📷: Gene Phillips, AtlantaPhotos.com)

CABBAGETOWN CHOMP AND STOMP (canceled for 2020)
Come to the Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp for the annual chili cook-off along the streets of this old mill-workers community. Now a beautiful, artsy neighborhood full of restored homes, Cabbagetown highlights individual and local restaurant entries in this yearly festival. 
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CHASTAIN PARK ARTS FESTIVAL
The Chastain Park Arts Festival is an annual festival of fine art and crafts designed by artists. More than 150 artists from around the country display their art at Chastain Park. Admission is free.
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