Atlanta Dogwood Festival April 19-21
The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is Atlanta's annual celebration of the blooming of its native dogwood trees. For more than 75 years, the Dogwood arts festival has filled Midtown Atlanta's Piedmont Park with live music, arts and crafts, food booths and family-friendly activities. A juried art competition recognizes artistic achievement in such categories as sculpture, painting, jewelry and photography. The Kid's Village features arts and crafts, face painting, rock climbing and huge inflatables that are sure to please kids of all ages. Another highlight of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is the U.S. Disc Dog Southern Nationals, a world-class competition starring the top Frisbee dogs in the nation. Musical entertainment at the Dogwood arts festival ranges from bluegrass and country to rock and soul. And food options include funnel cakes, kettle corn, gyros and more.
Inman Park Spring Festival and Tour of Homes April 27-28
Atlanta Botanical Gardens - "Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour" May 11-12
From grand estates to "gardener's gardens", the 2013 Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour showcases eleven spectacular private gardens representing the finest in garden design. Both gardening enthusiasts and the “garden curious’ will delight in exploring exquisite design and enchanting planting ideas by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners. This year the Tour includes bonus admission to the Decorators’ Show House gardens. The Tour is an annual Mother’s Day Weekend tradition since 1984 with proceeds benefitting the Garden. Click here for more information on the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour!