Four Events Not to Miss This Summer in the Atlanta Area

Atlanta residents rest in the shade at Piedmont Park.

Every year, summer events attract thousands of people to the Atlanta area. Whether you live nearby or are planning to visit, you won’t want to miss these unique fairs and festivals.

Here are Four Events to Attend this Summer

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Head to the Chattahoochee Nature Center on June 4 and 5 to experience the wonders of nature at the Flying Colors Butterfly Festival. This family-friendly celebration gets you out of the house and into the presence of live butterflies as the Center celebrates with live butterfly releases, garden tours and a butterfly costume parade. Food trucks and live entertainment make this festival even more fun.

Atlanta Street Food Festival

With food trucks becoming more popular across the country, it’s no surprise that Atlanta has an entire celebration dedicated to these niche restaurants on wheels. From June 11 to June 12, you have the chance to try cuisine from over 60 different vendors while enjoying live music performed by a variety of artists. Kids under 12 get into the festival for free. Trucks offer both full and half portions so that you can try as many dishes as you like without getting too full or spending too much.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

On August 13 and 14, head over to Piedmont Park for a festival that celebrates diversity in both artwork and people. Put on by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival features as many as 250 different artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, glass blowers and jewelers. The festival also features attractions like acoustic music and local food trucks. While you’re there, check out the yearly attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Chain of People to Pass Through a Hula Hoop.

Summer Shade Festival

The hot weather of August makes so many people want to sequester themselves inside with the air conditioning blasting that the Grant Park Conservancy hosts the Summer Shade Festival to coax them out. Held on August 27 and 28, this festival began as the 5K Run for the Park and still features the event. It has since expanded to a celebration that includes an artist market, a farmers market, live music, a special “zone” for kids and even a bike valet.

The Atlanta area offers many more summer attractions that appeal to a variety of interests. With all of these events to explore, you’ll never run out of great things to do on your Georgia vacation.

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