Festivals
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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Atlanta Caribbean Carnival
Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

(404) 519-6120

1660 Johnson Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318   Directions Website

Join in the celebration of Caribbean culture at the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival. Bright costumes, music and parades are a large part of this festival, along with Caribbean food, arts and crafts, and other live entertainment. The festival is celebrated right before Lent, and is somewhat of a "last hurrah" before the observation of the Catholic tradition.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Atlanta Dogwood Festival

(404) 827-8663

931 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308   Directions Website

Art connoisseurs and crafty people from all around have made the Atlanta Dogwood Festival a tradition in the city for the past 70 years. The festival takes place in Piedmont Park every spring, and features a variety of art forms. While strolling through the festival, you'll see booth after booth of sculptures, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and plenty more - including food. Don't miss out on live music, good food, and plenty of opportunities to buy and create art.

Atlanta Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival

(470) 296-0170

25 Park Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30302   Directions Website

Fans of film, mark your calendars for the Atlanta Film Festival. The annual international film festival presents a wide range of independent films, from a variety of genres. Hustle & Flow and 500 Days of Summer are just a couple of movies that have been featured at the festival. Be sure to bring your autograph book - you'll never know when you're going to run into a celebrity. Josh Brolin, Margaret Cho, Eddie Vedder, and Jeff Foxworthy are some of the stars that have attended the Atlanta Film Festival.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

(404) 546-7655

680 Dallas St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308   Directions Website

Bring your appetite and get ready to feast at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. The festival showcases Southern cuisine prepared by area experts - pit masters, chefs, and local growers who are essentially masters of their craft. You won't go thirsty at this event either; there are plenty of fine wines, beers and other beverages to wash your food down with and quench your thirst.

Atlanta Jazz Festival
Atlanta Jazz Festival

(678) 701-6114

1320 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30306   Directions Website

Take pride in a true American, Southern art form at the Atlanta Jazz Festival. The jazz genre has deep roots in the South, and Atlanta has celebrated those roots for the past thirty years. The Paul Mitchell Trio, Art Blakely, Don Cherry, Freddie Hubbard, John McLauglin, Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis are just a few jazz legends who have played at the ATL Jazz Fest.

Georgia Renaissance Festival
Georgia Renaissance Festival

(770) 964-8575

6905 Virlyn B Smith Rd
Fairburn, GA 30213   Directions Website

Take a trip back in time to 16th century England and relive the renaissance era at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. The festival has been a Georgia tradition since 1985, and features a variety of shows with jugglers, musicians, storytelling and jousting - all performed by characters of the royal court. Feel free to dress up for this event and feast like Knights of the Round Table while you shop over 150 artisan booths. With rides, games, and a petting zoo, the Georgia Renaissance Festival provides high-quality entertainment for all patrons.

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