Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

Credit: Courtesy ADF

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back April 12-14 with hundreds of artists from around the country setting up their tents for the 88th event in Piedmont Park. 

Virtually every kind of art imaginable will be represented at the festival, with a juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, and much more.

In addition to the fine art for adults and art collectors, there is a Kids Village featuring arts & crafts, interactive make-and-take activities and face painting. Music has become an essential feature of the weekend’s festivities, and this year will be no different. Acts performing this year include Zach Person, The Muckers, Bird City Revolution, A1A Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show, Suzy Jones, Sailing to Denver, and more.

And when you get hungry, follow the delicious smells of funnel cakes, gyros, crab cakes, onion rings, kettle corn, and other treats.

See the full schedule and more details at and check out the official program in conjunction with Rough Draft here.

Melissa Etheridge.

Melissa Etheridge

Credit: Courtesy Amplify Decatur

Amplify Decatur

Two-time Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge, the critically acclaimed folk rock band Dawes, and five-time Grammy Award winners Blind Boys of Alabama will appear at the 2024 Amplify Decatur Music Festival on Saturday, April 13 in the downtown square. The festival will also feature Run Katie Run and a performance by the winners of the Decatur High School Battle of the Bands. Get tickets and more information at


Inman Park Festival

The 52nd annual festival and tour of homes is set for April 26-28. There will be arts, crafts, plenty of food, live music on three stages, a kid’s zone, a walking tour and the annual parade on Saturday, April 27 starting at 2 p.m. This year’s tour of homes will feature 13 historic and modern residences as well as other places of interest. Get all the details at


Sweetwater 420

SweetWater 420 Fest made headlines last when it announced it was downsizing the festival and refunding ticket money. Gone are headliners Beck and Slightly Stoopid in favor of Gov’t Mule and Big Gigantic along with acts such as Grace Potter and Trombone Shorty. A suggested $10 donation to nonprofit Waterkeeper Alliance is now the admission fee, This year’s dates are April 20-21 at Pullman yards. See the full lineup at


Atlanta Film Festival

The Idea of You and Sing Sing are among 142 total creative works set to play the 48th annual Atlanta Film Festival this year.  The festival — along with its 14th annual Creative Conference, which is the festival’s education programming series — will take place April 25 - May 5 at the Plaza and Tara Theatres and virtually. See the full lineup and get tickets at

This story comes to GPB through a reporting partnership with Rough Draft Atlanta