Atlanta is the South’s glowing star and one of the most delightful places in the country. The city is diverse, vibrant and is always filled with exciting outdoor local events, all year round. Few of these events have been happening for several decades and they are still the hot favourite of many locals in Atlanta.
Here we are writing on the top local events in Atlanta that happen every year, which one must definitely attend to enjoy the vibes the city is offering.
- Peach Drop – New Year’s Eve
Peach Drop is one of Atlanta’s most favourite events and it symbolises the ‘Peach State’ identity of Georgia. Underground Atlanta has been the venue for this event till 2017 and in 2018 the venue has been shifted to Flatiron Building. Even though the Peach Drop event was back in Underground Atlanta in 2019, it has been halted in 2020 due to the Covid situation. Every year, the Peach Drop event welcomes everyone wholeheartedly to join the celebration. The day begins at 11:00 AM with children’s activities and entertainment, including live music, an arcade, and carnival rides. Around 100,000 people witness this event every year in Atlanta. New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate, and there is no better spot in Atlanta than Peach Drop to celebrate this occasion.
- Atlanta Dogwood Festival
The Dogwood Festival is a well-known festival in Atlanta where people welcome the spring in the city by planting more dogwood trees. Visitors here to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival will be able to experience a variety of events including live music, cook-offs, a 5k run, a family-friendly area with several rides, games, food, an exhibition and an artist market as well. Several food trucks will be present for the visitors to enjoy and this event offers several competitions to participate in.
- Halloween Festival & Parade
Halloween Festival and Parade in Atlanta is a treat for kids. Over 35,000 people crowd the streets either as onlookers or participants, and dress up like Colonel Sanders, Ghostbusters, Power Rangers, princesses and enjoy the event with one another. There is also a display of an artist market, food trucks and live music, with numerous stores and restaurants open for visitors and locals to buy costumes and be hunger-free for the event.
- Ocmulgee Indian Celebration
Ocmulgee Indian Celebration in Atlanta is celebrated with over 17000 guests every year. The organizers arrange exhibits for the new generations to know about the traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music and dance through interaction and observation. Native American vendors will be selling their arts, crafts and food to all the visitors of this event. You will be able to explore the mounds, artifacts and nature within the whole 702-acre National Monument. The Visitor Center displays more than 2000 artifacts for visitors to know about ancient times.
- Indian Summer Festival
The Indian Summer Festival in Suches near Atlanta is organized on the first weekend of October in the fields of Woody Gap School, located between Dahlonega and Blue Ridge. The weekend-long event consists of car shows, crafts, music and dance performances with several other family activities. You will have a chance to view various performances of elementary students of the School which includes the crowning of the King and Queen, clogging, Mountain Rangers hand-to-hand combat, an auction, mountain music and an archery performance as well. Several food vendors will be present at the event and visitors can buy BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, boiled peanuts, cotton candy, fried apple pies, homemade preserves and many more. Several handmade items will be displayed to the visitors to buy.