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Free Events in Atlanta

Looking for things to do in Atlanta that won’t break the bank? We’ve got you covered with this list of free events in Atlanta. From neighborhood festivals to farmers’ markets and more, you can find what makes Atlanta special without making a huge dent in your wallet. So hesitate no more. Bounce, skip, hop and run around town, and do it all without spending a dime.

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Editor’s pick

6/23/21 – 10/31/21

SUPERnatural: Glass Art in Bloom

SUPERnatural: Glass Art in Bloom brings dozens of large-scale contemporary glass sculptures by Jason Gamrath,…

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Editor’s pick

6/23/21 – 11/15/21

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Have you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting? Take an awe-inspiring journey into the…

Pull­man Train Yard

Editor’s pick

6/23/21 – 7/31/21

Toni Stone

By Lydia R. Diamond Directed by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden Considered a pioneer, Toni Stone is the…

Alliance Theatre – Coca-Cola Stage

Editor’s pick

7/1/21 – 7/5/21

Fantastic Fourth Celebration

Fantastic Fourth Celebration July 1-5, 2021 Voted the “Best Place to see Fireworks in Atlanta”…

Stone Mountain Park

Editor’s pick

8/6/21 – 8/8/21

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

An Atlanta staple for 85 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood…

Piedmont Park

Editor’s pick

8/21/21 – 8/22/21

Piedmont Park Arts Festival 2021

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 11th Annual Piedmont Park…

Piedmont Park

Editor’s pick

8/28/21

ESPN Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge

Three months until the Alcorn State Braves take on the North Carolina Central Eagles! This…

Center Parc Credit Union Stadium

Editor’s pick

9/2/21 – 9/6/21

Dragon Con

Taking place over Labor Day weekend, Dragon Con is the largest multi-media pop-culture convention focusing…

Downtown Atlanta

Editor’s pick

9/5/21 – 9/6/21

Atlanta Jazz Festival

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals….

Piedmont Park

Editor’s pick

9/18/21

Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Get ready to enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by – Beer, Bourbon,…

Atlantic Station

Editor’s pick

Every day for 18 weeks until 10/31/2021

Pumpkin Festival

Stone Mountain Park’s annual Pumpkin Festival has become a family favorite with kids and parents…

Stone Mountain Park

Editor’s pick

Daily until 10/10/2021

Atlanta Pride Festival

The Atlanta Pride Celebration is the largest gatherings of LGBTQ+ people and our allies in…

Piedmont Park

Editor’s pick

11/13/21 – 1/2/22

Stone Mountain Christmas

Each day of Stone Mountain Christmas, you can enjoy park attractions including Summit Skyride, Scenic…

Stone Mountain Park

Editor’s pick

11/22/21 – 1/16/22

Chinese Lantern Festival

The Chinese Lantern Festival produced by Hanart Culture will introduce visitors to a nighttime wonderland…

Zoo Atlanta

Editor’s pick

12/18/21

Cricket Celebration Bowl

The Cricket Celebration Bowl is a postseason bowl game pitting the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)…

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Editor’s pick

1/14/22 – 3/13/22

The Obama Portraits Tour

From the moment of their unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in February 2018,…

High Museum of Art

Editor’s pick

5/28/22

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival celebrates the Caribbean this May, promoting a broader understanding and deeper…

Central Park

Hot Event

7/3/21 – 7/4/21

AJC Peachtree Road Race

The AJC Peachtree Road Race will return to the Fourth of July weekend in 2021….

Lenox Square

Hot Event

7/11/21 – 7/13/21

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo is a 3-day fan convention focused exclusively on gaming. SFGE is…

Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center

Hot Event

8/25/21 – 9/26/21

HAMILTON

Hamilton is the story of America’s founding father, Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West…

Fox Theatre

Hot Event

9/1/21

Big Boi

Atlanta indisputably set the pace for modern hip-hop. However, Big Boi set the pace for…

The Eastern

Hot Event

9/9/21 – 9/12/21

Yellow Daisy Festival

Voted one of the top arts & crafts shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist…

Stone Mountain Park

Hot Event

9/16/21 – 9/19/21

Atlanta Underground Film Festival

The 18th Annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival is held September 16 – 19, 2021 outdoors…

Multiple Locations

Hot Event

9/17/21 – 9/19/21

Imagine Music Festival

Imagine Music Festival is Atlanta’s electronic dance music festival, featuring top EDM headliners that will…

Bouckaert Farms

Hot Event

9/26/21

Tunes from the Tombs

Sunday in the Park returns for its 43rd year on Sunday, September 26, celebrating our…

Historic Oakland Cemetery

Hot Event

10/9/21

Allstar Legends of Hip Hop

AllStar Legends of Hip Hop features Juvenile, Too Short, Scarface, 8Ball & MJG, Trina, and…

Fox Theatre

Hot Event

10/16/21 – 10/17/21

Stone Mountain Highland Games

Since 1972, the picturesque grounds of the Stone Mountain Park meadow, a short drive northeast…

Stone Mountain Park

Hot Event

Every Saturday until 06/26/2021

Improv in the Parking Lot

Every Saturday night through June 26, watch live improv from the comfort of your own…

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company

Hot Event

6/23/21 – 6/30/21

Candytopia Returns to Atlanta

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of scoring a Golden Ticket or traveling through Candyland, Candytopia…

Piedmont Peachtree Crossing

Hot Event

Multiple dates until 10/22/2021

Jazz on the Lawn Concert Series

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is excited to bring back our outdoor concert series, Jazz on…

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

6/23/21 – 7/11/21

Remembrance as Resistance

Flux Projects presents Charmaine Minniefield’s Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives in its entirety. Honoring…

Historic Oakland Cemetery

6/23/21 – 6/25/21

Beat Makers: Star Wars REMIX Camp

Our inspiring and experienced music technology instructors encourage each student on their musical journey! Students…

Online

6/23/21 – 6/27/21

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

We invite you to experience the 67th KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.

Atlanta Athletic Club

6/24/21

#GreenHive Summer Celebration

Join Roots Down at the Clarkston Library for its #GreenHive Summer Celebration & volunteer event!…

Clarkston Library

6/24/21 – 6/26/21

Brent

Brent is best known for his role as “Justin Kearney” in the NBC sitcom Undateable….

The Punchline Comedy Club

6/24/21 – 6/27/21

Ocean Heroes Global Bootcamp 2021

The Ocean Heroes Network (OHN), a non-profit program co-founded by Captain Planet Foundation and Lonely…

Online

6/24/21

Paul Thorn

Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

6/25/21

Eddie Owen Presents: Grace Pettis

Grace is the winner of many of the nation’s most prestigious songwriting contests, including NPR’s…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

6/25/21 – 6/26/21

ROB SCHNEIDER

View online multiple dates and times. Rob Schneider is an accomplished actor, comedian, screenwriter and…

Center Stage Theater

Multiple dates until 07/24/2021

@theMarketSaturdays

(THE EVENT IS AT STONE MOUNTAIN MALL) Its official… @MarketSaturdays is the thing to do…

Stone Mountain Park

6/26/21

DIY Kombucha Making Class

Join Melanie Styles, owner of Golda Kombucha of Cultured South, on June 26th for a…

Cultured South Fermentation Company

6/26/21 – 6/27/21

Tuning Fork Training – Level One

Rebecca Carner and GabrielNelson Sears facilitate this exclusive weekend training for ten people. The weekend…

Trinity Center for Spiritual Living

6/27/21

Eddie Owen Presents: Darrell Scott

Opening: Levi Lowrey Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Darrell Scott mines and cultivates the everyday moment, taking…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

6/27/21

Meet the Mascot

Don’t miss an opportunity to meet Blooper in the flesh (fur?)! Join us for drinks,…

Center For Puppetry Arts

6/27/21

Open Casting Calls in Atlanta

Are you on the hunt for an acting job in Atlanta that offers a flexible…

Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center

6/28/21

Free99Fridge Book Fair!

Come out to the Free99Fridge Book Fair at Best End Brewing! This summer, the team…

Best End Brewing Co.

7/1/21

Illuminarium Atlanta Opening Day

Opening Day at Illuminarium Atlanta Illuminarium Atlanta allows guests to feel as if they have…

Legends Attractions – Illuminarium

7/2/21

Eddie Owen Presents: Seryn

Opening: Jonathan Peyton A triumphant return for Seryn as the indie-folk darlings find their way…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

7/2/21

Peachtree Junior

Peachtree Junior is an event for kids of all ages to experience the pageantry, prestige…

Piedmont Park

7/16/21

Aaron Burdett Trio with Arlo Finch

Aaron Burdett’s songs have a ring of truth.. He’s a singer-songwriter working broadly in Americana,…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

7/16/21 – 7/18/21

VendCon 2021

Learn how to implement strategies to improve your finances, budgeting, accounting, taxes, goalsetting, investments, real…

Online

7/23/21

Alan Cumming & Ari Shapiro

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro both transport audiences to other worlds through their stories. Now,…

Center Stage Theater

7/23/21

Eddie Owen Presents: Kevin Daniel

Raised in North Carolina, Brooklyn-based Americana crooner Kevin Daniel is set on making NYC a…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

7/24/21

Road to Gold

Celebrate the legacy of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon – Team Trials and enjoy another…

Centennial Olympic Park

7/30/21

Eddie Owen Presents: Anya Hinkle

Anya has toured all over the US and the world, particularly in Japan, but also…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

8/7/21

5K Stroller Roll

The 5K Stroller Roll is a race for runners and walkers wishing to participate while…

Grant Park

8/7/21

Holla Yella Music Festival

The inaugural Holla Yella Live Music Festival will be held in the foothills of the…

Artful Acres

8/17/21

Discovery Days: Discover Africa

Join us as we celebrate puppetry traditions in other cultures through this intimate, in-person, interactive…

Center For Puppetry Arts

8/18/21 – 9/26/21

Mother Goose

Clap and Sing Along to Stories From Rhymeville Adapted by Amy Sweeney Mother Goose is…

Center For Puppetry Arts

8/19/21

Heroes Saints & Legends Gala

The Foundation of Wesley Woods is delighted to announce the return of the 32nd annual…

Flourish Atlanta

8/20/21 – 8/22/21

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo 2021

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo (SFGE) is a homegrown, family-friendly convention focused entirely on gaming. The…

Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center

8/22/21

One Night of Queen

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the…

Atlanta Symphony Hall

8/24/21

Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream

The Atlanta Dream takes on the Chicago Sky on their all-new Gateway Center Arena home…

Gateway Center Arena

8/28/21

Eddie Owen Presents: Jennifer Daniels

Jennifer Daniels is a performing songwriter and an award-winning author under the elusive pen name…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

9/11/21

Georgia Tech vs. Kennesaw State

Come watch the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take on the Kennesaw State Owls in a…

Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field

9/12/21

Alan Parsons Live Project

Danny Zelisko Presents the sonic master of Progressive Rock, Alan Parsons Live Project.

Atlanta Symphony Hall

9/15/21 – 10/10/21

AN ILIAD

Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? Visionary creators Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare…

The Balzer Theater at Herren’s

9/17/21

Eddie Owen Presents: Parker Smith and Adam Klein

OPENING: HOPE CASSITY Tickets: https://eddieowenpresents.com/events/eddie-owen-presents-parker-smith-and-adam-klein/ General Admission: $20 ($25 day of show)

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

9/17/21 – 9/18/21

The Multifamily Immersion

A fully immersive, live experience providing all the tools necessary to build your multifamily syndication…

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

9/18/21 – 9/19/21

Marietta Streetfest

The Annual Marietta Streetfest has drawn shoppers and visitors to the Marietta Square for over…

Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square

9/18/21

The Veggie Taste

Its Tasting Time again, we are so excited to announce our new location. Located diagonally…

Beckwith Court

Multiple dates until 09/25/2021

Food That Rocks

Food That Rocks, a tasting event celebrating the vibrant and expanding dining scene in Sandy…

City Springs

9/25/21

Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina

Georgia Tech will play North Carolina at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 25 to kick off…

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

9/28/21

Community Champion Awards

The second annual Community Champion Awards will recognize three honorees for their outstanding leadership and…

Georgia Aquarium

10/8/21

Chris Tucker

International award-winning actor and comedian Chris Tucker will take the stage for a live stand-up…

Fox Theatre

10/9/21 – 10/10/21

Fall Festival on Ponce 2021

Usher in the Autumn Season with the Fall Festival on Ponce The Atlanta Foundation for…

Olmsted Linear Park

10/15/21

Bill Burr

Bill Burr is an American comedian or a comedian from the North American Union, depending…

Fox Theatre

10/17/21 – 10/18/21

PNC Atlanta 10 Miler+ 5K

The PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K is one of Atlanta’s most popular running and…

Atlantic Station

Multiple days until 11/14/2021

Fiddler on the Roof

Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I, and…

Fox Theatre

11/21/21

Celtic Thunder: IRELAND

Public Television darlings Celtic Thunder will return to Atlanta Symphony Hall. Celtic Thunder IRELAND is…

Atlanta Symphony Hall

11/30/21 – 12/4/21

Georgia Festival of Trees

Georgia Festival of Trees is a community event that seeks to unite residents of Atlanta…

Georgia World Congress Center

12/13/21

Sarah Brightman

The world’s most successful and best selling soprano Sarah Brightman will bring her ‘HYMN: Sarah…

Fox Theatre

12/28/21 – 12/31/21

Widespread Panic

Ring in 2022 with FOUR NIGHTS of Widespread Panic! Keep your eyes peeled for on-sale…

Fox Theatre

2/2/22 – 2/27/22

BRIGHT HALF LIFE

What if life came with a rewind button? Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield brings the…

The Balzer Theater at Herren’s

3/3/22 – 3/5/22

Renegade Film Festival

The Renegade Film Festival celebrates women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ filmmakers and screenwriters in the horror…

Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel and Conference Center

3/30/22 – 4/24/22

THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK

Have you ever entered a world where nothing is as it seems? Abe, a resident…

The Balzer Theater at Herren’s

6/23/21 – 6/30/21

Pride Shakes at Shake Shack

In honor of Pride Month, Shake Shack will donate five percent of its limited-time Pride…

Multiple Locations

6/23/21 – 6/28/21

Stop Searching, Start Connecting

We’ve all been through so much, but just like meerkats, through kinship and community, we’re…

Perimeter Mall

Every Tuesday until 06/24/2021

Yoga

A $25.00 gift card is raffled every week to participants Revitalizing your mind and body…

Online

Every Wednesday until 06/30/2021

KickBoxing and Toning

This medium workout set to music that will get you PUMPED challenges the beginner and…

Online

6/23/21 – 6/27/21

THE BLUEST EYE

Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond From the Book by Toni Morrison Join us in honoring…

Synchronicity Theatre

Every Thursday until 06/24/2021

Zumba Toning

Join us every Thursday for Zumba toning!!!!!! A $25.00 Gift Card will be raffled off…

Online

Every Tuesday until 06/29/2021

Curious Tales of the Talmud

Curious Tales of the Talmud Legendary Stories. Legendary Lessons. An Epic 3-Part Online Series on…

Online

Multiple dates until 08/27/2021

Brew at the Zoo

We’re back on draft with the Brew Atlanta has come to love for more than…

Zoo Atlanta

6/23/21 – 10/1/21

Made by Her Hands

This special exhibit highlights quilts made locally in Cobb County and the women who made…

Marietta Museum of History

6/23/21 – 12/31/21

Nature Gallery

Nature Gallery Ongoing This unique outdoor exhibit space is located in WildWoods and is open…

Fernbank Museum – WildWoods Exhibit

Every Monday for 39 weeks until 08/09/2021

MILK Mondays

Come out and enjoy crab legs and karaoke with us each and every Monday. $5…

Josephine Lounge

Every Friday for 50 weeks until 12/03/2021

FREE HIV Testing Mobile Unit

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Mobile Unit will be at Greenbriar Mall EVERY FRIDAY in efforts to…

Greenbriar Mall

6/23/21 – 12/31/21

Southern Beer Tours

Join us as we visit three of Atlanta’s best breweries. We start at the largest…

Taco Mac Lindbergh

6/23/21 – 12/30/21

Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour

It’s our pleasure to invite you … Be our guest for a Virtual Chick-fil-A Backstage…

Online

6/23/21 – 12/31/21

Self-guided Street Art Walking Tours

The Atlanta Street Art Map offers seven different free-self guided street art walking tours. Discover…

Multiple Locations

Multiple weekdays for 22 weeks until 11/30/2021

LOLo: Laugh out loud…Outside

RoleCall’s LOLO (Laugh Out Loud Outside) Comedy Series is back! Come laugh with us outside…

Industrious at Ponce City Market

6/23/21 – 6/24/21

Ailey All Access

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies,…

Online

Every weekend until 12/20/2021

Maker’s Market at Atlantic Station

Each weekend, get ready to shop and stroll at Atlanta’s favorite Maker’s Market. Through December,…

Atlantic Station

Multiple days until 06/30/2021

Rhino Wild Encounter at Zoo Atlanta

With their distinctive horn and massive size, there’s no mistaking the incredible rhinoceros for any…

Zoo Atlanta

Multiple dates until 10/03/2021

Atlanta Braves

Tickets are available for all Atlanta Braves games. Come on out to Truist Park and…

Truist Park

Multiple dates until 09/14/2021

Tot Spot at Atlantic Station

The second Tuesday of each month through September, bring your preschool-aged tot for playtime in…

Atlantic Station

6/23/21 – 8/1/21

“Underexposed”

Conceived in conjunction with the centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted suffrage for some women, “Underexposed:…

High Museum of Art

Every Wednesday until 06/30/2021

Canoe’s Chattahoochee Concert Series

Beginning April 21, Canoe’s Chattahoochee Concert Series will feature live, local music every Wednesday evening…

Canoe Restaurant

6/23/21 – 7/28/21

Poker Night at Fowling Warehouse

JOIN. PLAY. WIN. Join the largest amateur poker league in all of Georgia…the Interstate Poker…

Westside Provisions District

6/23/21 – 7/25/21

Bike to the Future

Bike to the Future showcases the latest in bicycle design. The exhibition presents a collection…

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

6/23/21 – 8/1/21

Departure by Charly Palmer

Hammonds House Museum is excited to present Departure by Charly Palmer from April 30 through…

Online

6/23/21 – 4/30/22

Slippery Rock Cigars

Slippery Rock Cigars – FRIDAY APRIL 30TH – CIGAR ROLLER Our good friend Pedro Gonzalez…

Zuckerman Museum of Art

Multiple dates until 11/06/2021

School & Group NightCrawler

Spend the night at Zoo Atlanta and embark on a nocturnal adventure you won’t soon…

Zoo Atlanta

Multiple dates until 07/03/2021

Artisan Wine Tasting Oasis

Wine selections are pre-determined and normally published to our website prior to the event. The…

The Gifted Ferret

Multiple days until 09/05/2021

Giant Panda Wild Encounter at Zoo Atlanta

Meet and feed one of Zoo Atlanta’s world-famous black-and-white bears during an exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter!…

Zoo Atlanta

Every Saturday until 10/30/2021

Free Yoga in Woodruff Park

Come out to Woodruff Park for 60 minutes of all-levels vinyasa flow each Saturday morning!…

Woodruff Park

6/23/21 – 7/31/21

The South Got Something to Say

An outdoor digital exhibition celebrating Atlanta’s unique visual culture. Arts & Entertainment Atlanta will host…

Online

Multiple days until 07/31/2021

Escape the NETHERWORLD

Get a taste of adventure this summer at Escape the NETHERWORLD, the traditional escape room…

NETHERWORLD Haunted House

Multiple dates until 08/07/2021

Atlanta Hustle Games

This summer come out and enjoy an Atlanta Hustle home game. They are filled with…

St. Pius X High School

6/23/21 – 9/6/21

Nature’s Ninjas

Did you know that chameleons do not change color for camouflage? Or, that some octopus…

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Multiple dates until 07/17/2021

Yoga at Aviation Park Series

The Town Center Community Alliance and Town Center Community Improvement District (CID) will offer a…

Aviation Park

Multiple dates until 07/31/2021

The Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase

The Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase is eight (8) comedians doing their best 10 minutes…

Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta

6/23/21 – 8/1/21

The Ugly Ducking

The Journey to Find Your True Self Adapted by Michael Haverty Based on the beloved…

Center For Puppetry Arts

6/23/21 – 8/1/21

The Ugly Duckling

Adapted by Michael Haverty Based on the beloved classic by Hans Christian Andersen A young…

Center For Puppetry Arts

Multiple dates until 09/25/2021

3hr Beginner Salsa Boot camp Atlanta

– Partner encouraged, if you bring a dance partner you will stay with that partner…

Dance it Off – Sandy Springs

Every Friday until 08/13/2021

Free Fridays at the Carlos Museum!

We would love to see your face again at the Carlos! Join us for Free…

Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University)

Every Friday until 07/08/2022

Atlanta Magic Theater Friday Nights

Atlanta Magic Theater is the longest running show in ATL and is also Atlanta’s highest…

Atlanta Magic Theater