Spring is a magical season here in metro Atlanta. The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming to the perfect temperature and there’s a sense of excitement all around. And there’s no better way to experience and enjoy all of this than partaking in one of the area’s highly anticipated and incredibly fun spring events. Whatever your interests, there’s an event for you. From fairs and festivals to farmers markets, you’ll be entertained all season long. Don’t miss these fantastic community events, which will take place in some our favorite locales across the metro area.
Spring Jonquil Festival
• Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24
• 10 am – 6 pm (Saturday)
• Noon – 5 pm (Sunday)
Experience a wide selection of festival foods while shopping the arts and crafts market downtown. Enjoy entertainment on the festival stage, and let the kids get out their spring fever with plenty of children’s activities. There will be lots to see and do downtown during this festival, which is the season kickoff commemorating the annual Spring blooming of Smyrna’s city flower, the jonquil.
Smyrna Art and Garden Tour
• Saturday, April 30
• 10 am – 4 pm
Keep Smyrna Beautiful and the Smyrna Arts Council are teaming up for a new twist. In celebration of Smyrna’s 150th birthday in 2022, the organizations are partnering to offer the Smyrna Art and Garden Tour, which will offer self-guided exploration of dynamic private gardens in Smyrna and showcase beautiful works of art displayed in Smyrna homes. Proceeds from the Art and Garden Tour will support the missions of both organizations with a portion being set aside for student scholarships. Purchase tickets online.
Food Truck Tuesdays
• May 3 – September 27
• 5 pm – 9 pm
The City of Smyrna, Georgia Power and Cobb Travel & Tourism have “powered” up to bring Food Truck Tuesdays to Smyrna. Considered the best food truck event series around, each Tuesday allows you to enjoy offerings from a weekly gathering of quality mobile gourmet trucks, as well as music to go along with your fare. The assortment of fabulous food trucks will gather in the lower parking spaces adjacent to the playground and mini amphitheater at Taylor-Brawner Park. Check out Facebook.com/ CityofSmyrnaGA for weekly updates and a list of scheduled trucks.
St. Paddy’s Day PathFest
• Saturday, March 12
• 10 am – 3:30 pm
This festive golf cart parade and quest along Braselton LifePath celebrates its sixth annual event in 2022. At 10 am, decorated golf carts, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, wagons and walking groups will parade along the LifePath, followed by the Paddy’s Day PathQuest, a fun race that has teams scurrying through several businesses in search of clues to complete a quest challenge. The Braselton LifePath provides urban connectivity in a suburban setting by linking residential, retail and offices via alternative modes of transportation along a 10-foot-wide concrete pathway.
Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival
• Friday – Sunday, April 22 – 24
• 12 pm – 7 pm (Friday)
• 9 am – 6 pm (Saturday)
• 10 am – 5 pm (Sunday)
The bi-annual Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival features more than 300 dealers from all over the metro Atlanta area and surrounding states showcasing antiques, rustics, repurposed creations, home decor, furniture, vintage jewelry, plant nurseries, ironworks, statuaries, elegant glass, pottery, wood working and more. Booths also feature everything from local jams to honey and breads. Food trucks also will be onsite.
Movies Under the Stars
• Saturday, May 21
• 7 pm
Located on the Town Green, the Movies Under the Stars series is a free family-friendly event held throughout the late spring and summer. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a relaxed evening with an al fresco film viewing experience. Movie titles will be announced as dates get closer. Downtown Braselton restaurants offer to-go dinner and beverages for the evening event.
Are you looking for an amazing spot to enjoy metro Atlanta’s spring weather? If you’re in Chamblee, then you have plenty of options, courtesy of the Parks and Recreation Department. The city is home to nine parks—each with its own unique features, from playgrounds and picnic areas to barbecue grills and field space. Be sure to check out any of the following spots for a spectacular spring afternoon with friends and family: