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Cool off with these top summer festivals happening in Atlanta in 2022

Paige Minds The Gap

Beat the heat with Atlanta’s coolest summer festivals. Atlanta’s festival season is in full swing June through August, so there is no shortage of summer fun. Check out the top summer festivals in Atlanta below.

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June Festivals in Atlanta

Candler Park Music Festival

Event Dates: June 3, 2022 through June 4, 2022

The highly-anticipated Candler Park Music Festival will be celebrating 14 years in Candler Park. The festival will feature a line-up of funk, blues, bluegrass, and soulful swamp rock music as well as additional activities like a food village with local restaurant vendors and food trucks and an artist market.

Atlanta Summer Beer Fest

Event Date: June 11, 2022

The 12th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will be held at Historic 4th Ward Park. You can enjoy 150+ beers from local Atlanta breweries and breweries from all over the country, a selection of 25+ wines, hard seltzers, and ciders. There will be live music and a DJ.

July Festivals in Atlanta

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Event Date: July 23, 2022

The best treat to beat the Southern summer heat is unquestionably ice cream. During the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, chill out in Piedmont Park with ice cream vendors, from local artisans to national favorites, and live music.

August Festivals in Atlanta

BronzeLens Film Festival

Event Dates: August 2022, official dates TBA

The BronzeLens Film Festival is a four-day cinematic celebration of Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. The festival features film premieres, workshops, panel discussions, master classes, special appearances, and more.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Event Dates: August 20, 2022 through August 21, 2022

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces presents the 12th annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival. This ideal summer festival is completely free and allows guests to enjoy the outdoors, brows for art and crafts, and appreciate the beauty of Atlanta’s largest park. There will be a variety of art and crafts from over 250 local and regional artists and craftsmen, a children’s area, local food and beverage concessions, and live acoustic musical performances all weekend.

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