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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

4/20/21 – 4/23/21

Spring Concert Series at Callanwolde

Series Schedule March 19 – Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics March 26 – Michelle Malone…

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Editor’s pick

4/20/21 – 5/15/21

Accidental Heroes

Book by Marshall Brickman (Jersey Boys, Annie Hall)? Music and lyrics by T Bone Burnett…

Alliance Theatre – Coca-Cola Stage

Editor’s pick

4/20/21 – 5/2/21

Atlanta Film Festival

The 45th annual Atlanta Film Festival + Creative Conference (ATLFF) will take place Thursday, April…

Multiple Locations

Editor’s pick

4/20/21 – 5/9/21

Sweet Auburn Springfest

The Sweet Auburn Springfest is one of the largest outdoor festivals in the Southeast, with…

Sweet Auburn Barbecue

Editor’s pick

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 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

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4/20/21 – 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

6/12/21

Atlanta Summer Beer Festival

Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at Historic 4th Ward Park on…

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Editor’s pick

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 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

9/18/21

Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival

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

Atlantic Station

Editor’s pick

4/20/21 – 9/19/21

Music Midtown

Music Midtown features a diverse lineup of over 30 artists across 4 stages. Be it…

Greystone at Piedmont Park

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Every day for 27 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

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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

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 4/25/21

Inman Park Tour of Gardens

The Inman Park Tour of Gardens will take guests on a fanciful tour of some…

Multiple Locations

Hot Event

Every weekend for 6 weeks until 06/06/2021

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

Step inside the gates of Newcastle and find yourself transported back to 16th-century England! Our…

6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.

Hot Event

5/2/21

Super Museum Sunday

The Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday will take place Sunday, May 2, 2021. This…

Multiple Locations

Hot Event

4/20/21 – 5/15/21

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

The Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: In Concert performances previously set for Friday, June…

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Hot Event

4/20/21 – 6/5/21

Candler Park Music Festival

Celebrating 13 years in Candler Park, the highly-anticipated Candler Park Music Festival returns on Friday,…

Candler Park

Hot Event

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 9/26/21

HAMILTON

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

Fox Theatre

Hot Event

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 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

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

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 5/9/21

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

In this immersive, hands-on exhibition, find out what archaeologists have discovered about the ancient Maya…

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Hot Event

Multiple dates until 05/16/2021

Atlanta Hawks Basketball

Enjoy Atlanta Hawks basketball all season long at State Farm Arena.

State Farm Arena

4/20/21 – 5/2/21

A Hundred Words for Snow

How do you plan for adventure? 15-year-old Rory’s father always wanted to be an Artic…

Online

4/20/21 – 4/25/21

The Reluctant Dragon

Folktale Favorites Come to Life – Puppet Show. A princess and a dragon learn the…

Center For Puppetry Arts

Every Tuesday for 5 weeks until 05/25/2021

This Can Happen – Virtual Option

For thousands of years, the prophecies of a “messianic age” stretched the imaginations of even…

Online

4/22/21

ROCKSTAR WOMEN CONNECT

Be Inspired! Be Empowered! This 90-minute LIVE event in Atlanta will feature 8 Female Business…

Buckhead Club

Every Thursday for 5 weeks until 05/27/2021

This Can Happen – In-person Option

For thousands of years, the prophecies of a “messianic age” stretched the imaginations of even…

Intown Jewish Academy

4/20/21 – 4/24/21

Cotopaxi x HOKA® Questival

The Cotopaxi x HOKA® Questival is a 24-hour adventure race where teams of two to…

Multiple Locations

4/23/21

Mary Martin,Corbin Hoats,Melody Kiser,Daniel Toole

Socially Distant Seating Available: https://eddieowenpresents.com/events/eddie-owen-presents-songwriters-in-the-round-mary-martin-corbin-hoats-melody-kiser-daniel-toole/ Streaming: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/eddie-owen-presents/events/mary-martin-corbin-hoats-melody-kiser-daniel-toole-songwriters-round

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

4/20/21 – 4/25/21

On the Horizon

Atlanta Ballet 2 presents: On the Horizon – April 23-25, 2021 – A collection of…

Multiple Locations

Every weekend until 05/09/2021

2021 Atlanta Parade of Homes

Get your family and friends and safely tour over 40 new construction homes across the…

Multiple Locations

4/24/21

Funk You – Live at Callanwolde

Celebrate 10 Years of Funk with Funk You at the Callanwolde Amphitheater Friends, fun, and…

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

4/24/21

Iftar Under The Stars

Join Atlanta’s Arab cultures organization, Alif Institute for a fun, engaging, and delicious Iftar celebrating…

Alif Institute

4/24/21

Mizuno Celebrates Atlanta Baseball

In celebration of the return of the Atlanta Baseball Season at Truist Park, The Battery…

Mizuno Experience Center at The Battery Atlanta

4/25/21

Spring Harvest Fest

We’re celebrating Spring in a big way with this #FreeFamilyFun event. We’ll offer #free samples,…

Crest Community Center

4/20/21 – 5/2/21

Dining Out For Life 2021

Open Hand Atlanta supports local restaurants with its annual Dining Out For Life fundraising event,…

The General Muir Restaurant at Emory Point

4/20/21 – 4/29/21

2021 DESIGN ADAC

Join ADAC and an incredible lineup of design experts and luxury brands, to refocus our…

ADAC

4/29/21

Behind The Curtain: All Brahms

Atlanta favorite Robert McDuffie returns for the passionate and capricious Violin Concerto by Brahms. Also,…

Online

4/20/21 – 5/1/21

Charmed Ones

Charmed Ones is an outdoor dance feast rooted in queerness, magic and ritual. Conceived by…

7 Stages Theatre

4/29/21

Spirit Series Vol. III

Join us for an intimate guided tasting of international Whiskies from Taiwan, Ireland, France, &…

Hotel Clermont

4/20/21 – 5/2/21

Singing Bowl Certificate Course

Crystal and Himalayan (Tibetan) singing bowls are great for personal meditation as well as group…

Trinity Center for Spiritual Living

4/20/21 – 5/9/21

The Big Bad Little Red Pig Show

Little Red rides into the Center with the Big Bad Wolf working double-time in this…

Center For Puppetry Arts

4/20/21 – 5/2/21

GEORGIA SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

The “Georgia Shorts Film Festival” is a showcase of independent short films from around the…

ROLE CALL THEATER (PONCE CITY MARKET)

5/3/21

From Auschwitz to the IDF

A Conversation with Laibel Mangel Celebrated Israeli Defense Forces Veteran This is a riveting tale…

Online

4/20/21 – 5/9/21

Jared Freid At The Punchline

Jared Freid is a stand-up comedian based out of New York City, with a strong…

The Punchline Comedy Club

4/20/21 – 5/16/21

Songs to Grow on

A Woody Guthrie concert for children! – A family friendly concert event featuring American folk…

Alliance Theatre

4/20/21 – 5/30/21

Doors and Windows

“Doors and Windows”, a unique portal into a world of door entrances and exits; a…

Gallery 378

4/20/21 – 5/8/21

In Real Life Comedy Tour

Mike Epps brings all-new show to Atlanta’s State Farm Arena May 7-8 with comedians Michael…

State Farm Arena

5/8/21

Earth Wind & Fire Tribute

Earth Wind and Fire Tribute presented by “Drummer to the Stars”, Lil John Roberts along…

St. James Live

Every Wednesday until 05/19/2021

Emmett + Trayvon + Suns of God

By Sonhara Eastman Emmett + Trayvon + Suns of God delves into Emmett (Till) and…

Synchronicity Theatre

4/20/21 – 5/16/21

Photography Basics 101 Workshop

This workshop includes a full day of shooting, editing and talking shop! We will also…

M3 Creative Studio

4/20/21 – 5/23/21

Pinocchio

Ordinary Items Become Extraordinary Characters. By “That Puppet Guy” Lee Bryan Upcycled thrift store finds…

Center For Puppetry Arts

4/20/21 – 5/16/21

Dance Canvas Skyline Series

Join Dance Canvas as we return to the stage for LIVE performances through the Skyline…

Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech

Multiple dates until 05/15/2021

Eddie Owen Presents: FOLK LEGACY TRIO

Singing the Great American Folksong Book™ Folk Legends may seem to be a pretentious name,…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

5/16/21

8th Annual Midtown Garden Stroll

The 8th Annual Midtown Garden Stroll is an outdoor self-guided tour, providing a rare opportunity…

Historic Midtown Garden District

4/20/21 – 5/23/21

GCADV Race for Empowerment (RFE)

RUN FROM ANYWHERE, VIRTUALLY Race for Empowerment, raise awareness, and support survivors of intimate partner…

Online

5/16/21

Tyler Henry: Hollywood Medium

Tyler Henry “The Hollywood Medium” – the star of E! Entertainment’s mega hit television show,…

Atlanta Symphony Hall

4/20/21 – 5/18/21

Climate Change and Ecosystem

Conference Series LLC Ltd in conjunction with its institutional partners and whereas Advisory board members…

Online

4/20/21 – 5/20/21

NURSING PRACTICE 2021

Explore and learn the latest topics on Nursing care. Meet the distinguished worldwide audience through…

Online

5/20/21

Cocktail Tasting & Live Jazz

Sur Le Palais is excited to announce our Liqueur Holiday Affair originally scheduled for December…

ASW Distillery

4/20/21 – 5/24/21

Truth Beyond is Found Within

Join Rev. Judi Weaver as we investigate how the Truth Beyond is Found Within! This…

The Imagination Center

4/20/21 – 5/23/21

Duluth Spring Arts Festival 2021

With an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun, the Atlanta Foundation presents this…

Duluth Town Green

5/22/21

GEORGIA STEEPLECHASE SPRING FLING

Enjoy a beautiful spring day at Foxhall with the Georgia Steeplechase! Choose from the All-Inclusive…

Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club

5/26/21

Van Hunt & All Star Band

Van Hunt made his start in Atlanta, where he gained attention for his work producing…

St. James Live

4/20/21 – 6/1/21

Animal Totem Shamanic Journey

In Native American tradition, animals and Animal Spirit Guides are highly regarded messengers of knowledge,…

Inner Awakenings

5/29/21

CHEENGZ Flying Disc Festival

The Flying Disc Festival is a competition designed for parents and kids 16 and under….

Multiple Locations

5/29/21

Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition

The Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition and Awards Concert brings Georgia’s most talented young classical…

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

4/20/21 – 6/27/21

THE BLUEST EYE

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

Synchronicity Theatre

4/20/21 – 6/6/21

Spring Festival on Ponce 2021

Spring into Atlanta Festival Season with the 11th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce The Atlanta…

Olmsted Linear Park

6/5/21

Swedish Jam Factory

Swedish Jam Factory is a tap dance/music duo based in Los Angeles, California, pioneering a…

Elm Street Event Green

4/20/21 – 6/13/21

USA CBD Expo

USA CBD Expo is the nation’s largest CBD/hemp event! Our purpose is to connect the…

Georgia World Congress Center

4/20/21 – 6/18/21

Guitar Camp | Music of Star War

Students will learn all the basic skills necessary for playing guitar. Starting from the beginning,…

Online

4/20/21 – 6/18/21

KidzKeys Camp | Disney Music!

Our camps are especially designed for students in K-2nd grade and will help your child…

Online

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 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

Paul Thorn

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

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

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

9/12/21

Alan Parsons Live Project

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

Atlanta Symphony Hall

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

10/15/21

Bill Burr

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

Fox Theatre

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

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 12/31/21

Widespread Panic

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

Fox Theatre

4/20/21 – 4/25/21

Sensory Friendly Sessions

Families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders are encouraged to…

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Multiple days until 04/25/2021

Packing Up Polly

A socially-distanced comedy in two acts (limited socially-distanced seating will be observed)! Polly Porter…famous 1970’s…

OnStage Atlanta

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 5/10/21

Summer Camp Registration

Join Atlanta Botanical Garden for a summer day camp full of discovery, adventure and nature…

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Multiple days until 05/23/2021

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the internationally acclaimed touring exhibition from SEE Global Entertainment, opens at the…

Westside Cultural Arts Center

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 5/31/21

Virtual Panda Encounter

In an all-new private virtual Wild Encounter just for you, your family, or group, you…

Online

4/20/21 – 4/30/21

Atlanta Blooms!

Explore hundreds of thousands of tulips, daffodils, crocuses and hyacinths. Check out a variety of…

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Multiple weekdays for 32 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

4/20/21 – 5/9/21

“Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors”

The High presents this acclaimed video installation by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, who is celebrated internationally for…

High Museum of Art

4/20/21 – 4/30/21

SOUNDS OF THE WEST END

Inspired by the children’s book In the West End by Will Power and R. Gregory…

Alliance Theatre

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 5/31/21

Hin Bredendieck: From Aurich to Atlanta

From Aurich to Atlanta, a new bilingual exhibition at the Georgia Tech Library, showcases the…

Georgia Tech Library first Floor Exhibit Space

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

4/20/21 – 6/20/21

The Four Elements: A Group Exhibition

For this thematic group exhibition, the concept centers on the Four Classical Elements: Air, Earth,…

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

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

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 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

4/20/21 – 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)

4/20/21 – 6/6/21

WORKING: A Musical

“Everyone should have something to point to, something to be proud of.” WORKING: A Musical…

Alliance Theatre

4/20/21 – 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