Summer is coming to a close, but just because it is time to head back to school, does not mean that that the fun is over. Atlanta’s fall festival lineup features a number of music, arts and crafts festivals that are designed to entertain and bring joy to you and your family.
The Yellow Daisy Festival
Considered by many to be one of the top three arts and crafts shows in the nation, this annual festival was created to bring families together. Once a small arts and crafts show, it now is home to 400+ artists and artisans from more than 33 states. The celebration includes live entertainment, a variety of food vendors, a Children’s Corner to occupy the kids and crafter demonstrations at various locations throughout the festival.
Fall Folklife Festival
Come to the Smith Family Farm to celebrate all things, Southern. Hosted by the Atlanta History Center, this annual festival includes demonstrations in culinary skills, southern cooking, old-fashioned crafts, woodworking, pottery, and candle making. It is an opportunity for locals and visitors to hear some of the best regional and local folk musicians, sample local brews and explore the colors of fall in the Goizueta Gardens.
Music Midtown Festival
Think Lollapalooza meets southern charm and you have a picture of what you can expect at Atlanta’s Music Midtown Festival. This year’s lineup includes The Killers, Twenty Øne Piløts, Beck and deadmau5 headline the festival. Other artists include Alabama Shakes, G-Eazy, The Lumineers, ColleGrove (Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz), Band of Horses, James Bay, KE$HA, Big Boi, and many, many more acts. The show takes place in Piedmont Park, which means that you are in the middle of some of the best restaurants and walking distance to a number of the top hotels in the city.
Taste of Atlanta
The Taste of Atlanta is an annual three-day food festival that takes place in downtown Atlanta. The festival features over 90 Atlanta restaurants, four live cooking stages, and a number of local and national chefs. The cooking demonstrations focus on tips of the trade for producing restaurant quality dishes at home. There are also a number of live musical performances, kid’s activities, arts and crafts booths, and local vendors who line ten city blocks with their wares.