Trying to find some fun spring events in Georgia? Spring has arrived, and everyone is looking for things to do outdoors these days. The weather is beautiful and the flowers are blooming. It’s the perfect time to plan a hike with friends or family. We hope your weekends are full of barbecues, canoe trips, and whatever else you love to do outside.
The Peak Steel Buildings family loves getting outside just as much as you do. We want to share with you some of our favorite options to get you and your family out of the house. Check out our three favorite spring events to enjoy in Georgia.
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
The 81st annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival is happening April 7-9 at Piedmont Park. This free public event features hundreds of artists from around the country. If art isn’t your thing, rest assured there are plenty of other things to see and do. For example, the Kids Village features rides, inflatables, face painting and games to keep kids of all ages happy and active. Shopping opportunities go far beyond art to include jewelry, pottery and much more
A plethora of food and beverage vendors will be on hand to quench your thirst and fuel you through a full day of fun. Live musical acts keep the party going all day long. The Brats & Brews event features $2 beers and incredible performers. Friday night is a Southern Rock Revival and will showcase a Journey tribute band. These events are free, but you can upgrade to the VIP experience. We suggest buying VIP tickets in advance.
The Backyard Bites & Brews is a ticketed event on Saturday afternoon. In exchange for your entry fee, you can sample wine, beer and food prepared by Atlanta’s best restaurants and caterers. Participants will vote for their favorites, and the winning chefs will win the coveted Best Bites award.
On Sunday morning, wind down the weekend’s festivities at Backyard Brunch. With more live music playing, you and your friends can enjoy a delicious brunch paired with a beer or mimosa. This al fresco brunch is an annual favorite at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Learn more about tickets and scheduling for this fun weekend.
Georgia Renaissance Festival
Every weekend from April 15 to the first weekend in June, 32 acres in Fairburn, Georgia transform into the Georgia Renaissance Festival. Renaissance festivals across the country choose to depict various periods of history. The Georgia Renaissance Festival replicates the reign of King Henry VIII, which is 1509 to 1547. This period also marks the English Reformation, when the Church of England replaced Catholicism as the preferred religion in England.
The festival features hundreds of people dressed in period costumes. Visitors will see jesters, jugglers and jousters performing throughout the festival. Magicians and musicians will also perform at various spots throughout. No matter where you are on the fairgrounds, there is something happening to keep you entertained.
How long has it been since you read or saw a Shakespearean play? Get ready to brush up on your Old English! Even though Shakespeare was born after Henry VIII’s reign, his plays are also enacted during the Georgia Renaissance Festival. Special stages are home to Shakespearean troupes that will have you laughing and crying with the Bard’s enduring works.
A wide variety of food vendors makes it possible to stay and enjoy an entire day at the festival. Family-friendly meal options, snacks, and even pubs make the Renaissance Festival welcoming to people of all tastes and ages. Inflatables and carnival rides keep the kids entertained between live performances. Scores of crafters and artisans round out the offerings that guarantee there’s something for everyone at the Georgia Renaissance Festival.
Admission is reasonable for the Georgia Renaissance Festival, but you will save a little money if you buy tickets online ahead of time. Get more details and pricing.
Saturday, April 22 marks the 52nd Running of the Atlanta Steeplechase at Kingston Downs. This annual event benefits Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that sends chronically or terminally ill children and their families on adventures to Walt Disney World.
The Atlanta Steeplechase involves many events besides just horse racing. For example, ladies can participate in the Annual Hat Contest. Visitors will love the spectacle of skydiving teams and laugh at the speed and agility of the Jack Russell Terrier races. And if you have never seen the Budweiser Clydesdale team up close, prepare for a moment you will never forget.
Add to all that bagpipers, shopping, parades, a kids’ area full of activities, and there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Steeplechase. Visit their website for tickets and a full schedule of events.