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Fun festivals happening this September in Atlanta

Paige Minds The Gap

September marks the start of the fall festival season in Atlanta. The calendar is filled with festivals and events that have moved to new dates, gone virtual, and offer in-person events. Check out the best festivals happening in Atlanta this September.
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Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Event Dates: September 9, 2021 through September 12, 2021

The Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park is one of the top arts and crafts shows in the country. This festival features more than 250 artists and crafters displaying their works for you to purchase. There will be festival food and craft demonstrations throughout the event.

Candler Park Music Festival

Event Dates: September 10, 2021 through September 11, 2021

Candler Park Music Festival is making its much-anticipated return this September. This festival features a variety of music genres and artists such as Galactic, The Vegabonds, The Infamous Stringdusters, Spafford, Ripe, Voodoo Visionary, and more. There will also be food trucks, vendors, and an Artist Market featuring small and local businesses.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Event Dates: September 11, 2021 through September 12, 2021

The rescheduled Atlanta Food & Wine Festival invites you to eat your way through the South’s finest flavors. Tasting tents at Historic Fourth Ward Park will offer fare from award-winning chefs, sommeliers, beverage innovators, and industry experts as you eat and drink the South’s best foods and wines.

Imagine Music Festival

Event Dates: September 17, 2021 through September 19, 2021

Imagine Music Festival is an electronic dance music festival featuring top EDM headliners. This year’s festival will feature a fantastical undersea aquatic theme with circus performers, mermaids, art installations, vendors, and more.

Atlanta Underground Film Festival

Event Dates: in-person from September 17, 2021 through September 19, 2021 and online from September 17, 2021 through September 30, 2021

The 18th annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival will feature 142 unforgettable indie short films and feature films from around the world. You can enjoy indoor screenings, outdoor screenings, and online screenings this year.

Music Midtown

Event Dates: September 18, 2021 through September 19, 2021

Music Midtown is Atlanta’s premier music festival held yearly in Piedmont Park. Featuring a diverse lineup of over 30 artists across 4 stages, this year’s festival is perfect for music lovers of all kinds. This year’s lineup includes Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, Machine Gun Kelly, Dashboard Confessional, and more.

Atlanta Greek Festival

Event Dates: September 24, 2021 through September 26, 2021

This year’s Atlanta Greek Festival features a Drive Thru only experience that allows you to enjoy authentic Greek dishes from the comfort of your own car. Drive-thru to get a taste of Greece through appetizers, home-style dishes, and sides for you and your family.

Virginia-Highland Summerfest

Event dates: September 25, 2021 through September 26, 2021

Summer may be almost over, but there is still time for the rescheduled Virginia-Highland Summerfest. This top artists’ market in the Southeast is celebrating its 37th year with over 250 fine artists, live music, a KidsFest, and plenty of festival food vendors. There will also be a Peachtree Road Race qualifying 5K run.

Sunday in the Park featuring Tunes from the Tombs

Event Date: September 26, 2021

Sunday in the Park at the Historic Oakland Cemetery returns for its 43rd year. This year, the event will also host the cemetery’s annual Tunes from the Tombs music festival. Along with live music, attendees will be able to enjoy a picnic in the cemetery, tours, craft beer and alcoholic beverages, an artist market, a Museum Store pop-up shop, food trucks, a vendor market, and more.

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