The festivals began in the 1970s, and the parades were added in 2000. Each October, thousands of people flock to Little Five Points to enjoy great food and drink, live entertainment, local vendors and the best Halloween parade in the South! The parade runs 4-6 p.m. Enjoy live music, an artist market and food vendors.
Named one of the nation's Top 100 Arts Festival by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the festival will host its ninth annual event for more than 185 artists. Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, a children’s area, and food and beverage concessions including gourmet food trucks. Local musicians will perform. This event is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and volunteers.
National saxophonist Chris Mitchell returns to Atlanta for his fifth annual concert. A national saxophonist and member of the Recording Academy for the Grammys. His repertoire: Jazz standards such as "The Girl From Ipanema," instrumental covers of big-band tunes such as "Fly Me to the Moon" and silk-smooth versions of R&B/contemporary hits such as "I Will Always Love You."
The 38th Annual Georgia Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Atlanta celebrates "Veterans Day Centennial," honoring the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day, which later became known as Veterans Day. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and in 1938 it became a national holiday. The parade starts at SunTrust Plaza on Peachtree Street.
Art Visions is an artist market featuring a wide range of artistic mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed-media painting, photography, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, glass, metal, woodwork and more. Featured are established and emerging artists from the local community. The sale raises funds to support Paideia’s visual arts programs.
Architectural designer Frank Heery of Harrison Design—and nearly 20 interior designers—will transform a modestly sized 1950s-era Saltbox on a nearly 4-acre forested lot in Sandy Springs. “It was a well-built house, and we wanted to show people what you can do with a renovation,” Frank says. The additions give the house a sense of history and a narrative.
It’s Christmas at Callaway, featuring Fantasy In Lights, one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Light Displays in the World. Come make merry in the Christmas Village, meet holiday characters up close, and ride through the dazzling illuminated forest. Extend the celebration with an overnight stay, and enjoy meals and cozy cups of cocoa while exploring 2,500 acres of stunning natural landscape.
Enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings, music performances and fun wine-themed activities overlooking the beautiful Piedmont Park Included are a souvenir tasting glass, complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (50-plus varieties), music and wine-themed activities. Food available for purchase.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights returns in 2019 with new features and crowd favorites, including all-new music and motion for Atlanta’s favorite holiday spectacle, Nature’s Wonders, the largest curtain of synchronized light and sound in the world. Experience the Skylights Lounge in the Skyline Garden and several larger-than-life plant giants from Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland awash in holiday glow.
Enjoy kids’ activities, hear live music, meet Santa, watch a parade (7 p.m.), and see the Christmas tree lighting with fireworks (8 p.m.) during Light the Station at Atlantic Station. Skate the Station and a sneak peek of the Atlanta Christkindl Market also open on Nov. 17!
Festival of the SEAson transforms Georgia Aquarium’s plaza, galleries and exhibits into a winter wonderland, including appearances by Santa and SCUBA Claus, a holiday edition of our live entertainment experience, tree lighting ceremonies and Santa Claus events.