A Different Kind of Festival Season in Atlanta

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

There’s always something to do in Atlanta it seems, and that becomes even more true every spring when the dogwoods, jonquils and cherry blossoms bloom and give us even more to celebrate. The year 2020 saw all of these locally and regionally famous festivals go on what was expected to be a one year hiatus while we followed quarantine and …

Rescue Dog Games 2020 Goes Virtual

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

Originally scheduled for March 15th, the annual Rescue Dog Games festival was set to mark it’s 5th year at Piedmont Park with interactive games, dog play areas, music and more. When it became clear that delaying this year’s event until the fall wouldn’t be feasible, organizers still wanted to hold an event to raise awareness of and funds pet rescues …

Atlanta’s Black Restaurant Week

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

2020 brings about the 5th year of Atlanta’s Black Restaurant Week, and this year’s event will focus on takeout and delivery. From September 4th – 13th, prix-fixe menus will be offered at participating restaurants such as Fin and Feathers and Lake & Oak BBQ, among many others. In order to help those in the restaurant industry who have been affected by slower …

Road Trip to Greece

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

For over 40 years, the Greek Orthodox community of Atlanta has been welcoming visitors to one of Atlanta’s favorite events, The Atlanta Greek Festival. This year, instead of their usual festivities, the Atlanta Greek Festival will be presented as a “Road Trip to Greece” drive thru event. You will be able to order from an authentic menu prepared by passionate …

Atlanta Film Festival

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

The 44th annual Atlanta Film Festival will take place Thursday, September 17th – Sunday, September 27th. Originally scheduled for the spring, but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will now take place predominantly through online streaming, with a few “drive-in” presentations planned as well. The festival lineup was announced last spring and consists of 38 feature length films, …

Enjoy the Decatur Book Festival Online!

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

For 14 years, the Decatur Book Festival has been one of the most popular book festivals in the country. Each Labor Day weekend, tens of thousands of book lovers flock to downtown Decatur to participate in lectures, signings, and meet & greets with their favorite authors. This year organizers have decided a large-scale, in-person event is simply unsafe at this …

Slingin’ Wings Festival

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

Originally scheduled for this past spring, the Slingin’ Wings Festival is on for its rescheduled date of August 15th. Social distancing and enhanced safety precautions will be in effect, such as limited capacity compared to prior years and disposable masks available at the gates for anyone who forgets to bring their own. Restaurants from all over the city¬†will converge on …

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

Mark your calendars for the rescheduled date of the 84th annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Originally slated to occur in April, this year’s festival has been rescheduled to August 7th-9th. While the festival normally occurs in the spring at the height of blooming season for Georgia’s beautiful dogwoods, this year’s fall festival will be just as fun! Virtually every kind of …

Sandy Springs Lantern Parade (in Place!)

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

The 5th Annual Sandy Springs Lantern Parade is on! This year’s event will be a bit different though, as it will be a “parade-in-place” lighting up the city of Sandy Springs over the weekend of June 19-21 each night after sunset. Everyone in Sandy Springs is encouraged to participate by decorating their porches, balconies, yards, and windows. These twinkling lights and decorations are …