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Can’t miss events happening in Atlanta in May 2022

Paige Minds The Gap

Things are heating up in Atlanta! Enjoy some family time in this gorgeous spring weather with the best upcoming events happening in Atlanta this May.
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The Georgia Renaissance Festival

Event Dates: weekends now through May 30, 2022

Step back in time to 16th century England with the 32-acre Newcastle village filled with over 150 artisan craft shops, 10 stages for lively entertainment, pubs and taverns, and plenty of food vendors. Live like a King or Queen with costumes, skill carnival games, human-powered rides, and giant roasted turkey legs.

Spring Break at Six Flags

Event Dates: multiple dates now through May 30, 2022

Six Flags Over Georgia will be open for spring thrills on selected dates from March through May. Come experience a fun and exciting Spring Break!

Cocktails in the Garden

Event Dates: multiple days now through September 30, 2022

Enjoy nightly live music, beautiful blooms, and craft cocktails at Atlanta's most beautiful cocktail party at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The event takes place Tuesday through Sunday from May through September from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Decatur Arts Festival

Event Dates: May 6, 2022 through May 8, 2022

This annual arts festival kicks off Friday night with ArtWalk, where you can enjoy music on the square while you stroll between local businesses hosting free art receptions. On Saturday and Sunday, you can explore the Artists Market with 140 artists from all over the Southeast. There will be live music, comedy and theatre performances, dance presentations, chalk art, and food vendors. The festival is free to attend.
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Célébrez en Rosé Food & Wine Festival

Event Date: May 7, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For its 3rd year, this rosé-themed picnic-style celebration at Historic Fourth Ward Park is the perfect way to spend Mother's Day weekend. Enjoy a day filled with high fashion, Instagram-worthy VIP experiences, photo installations, culinary offerings, and performances from Robin Thicke, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rotimi, and various local artists. Tickets start at $85.

Sweet Auburn Springfest Festival

Event Dates: May 7, 2022 through May 8, 2022

The Sweet Auburn Springfest is the largest free outdoor festival in the Southeast. This spring festival in Atlanta’s historic Sweet Auburn District offers a mix of live music, food, and family-friendly fun. The mile-and-a-half avenue will be lined with 10 stages and dozens of vendors selling art, jewelry, fashion, and more. Children can enjoy rides and games in the Fantastic Fun Zone. You can discover new artists playing on the numerous stages. And you’ll get the chance to explore the historic district rich in African American history.

Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival

Event Dates: May 14, 2022 through May 15, 2022

The 13th annual Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival welcomes approximately 175 artists and artisans. Shop fine arts and crafts, let the kids play in the children's area, and dine on local food and beverage concessions from gourmet food trucks. There will be live acoustical performances from local musicians. The festival is free to attend.

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

Event Date: May 28, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Celebrate Caribbean culture during the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival with music, dancing, food, children's activities, and more! The carnival will take place in Central Park.

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Event Dates: May 28, 2022 through May 30, 2022

Attend one of the country's largest free jazz festivals. This annual musical showcase celebrates jazz legends and up-and-coming artists in venues across Atlanta during the whole month of May. The festival culminates on Memorial Day Weekend with show-stopping performances in Piedmont Park.

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