Virginia Highland Summerfest

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the Virginia-Highland Summerfest has been rescheduled for November 14th & 15th, 2020.

Summertime is nearing, and it’s time to celebrate with the annual Virginia Highland Summerfest! The beloved family festival extends through the Virginia Highlands, filling every foot with something to experience.

Celebrating 37 years of art, food, and fun, Summerfest is a feast for the senses. Experience live bands, great art, local food, and celebrate summertime! 

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Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

The 21st Annual Butterfly Festival is being postponed until next year. Look out for more information on how CNC will help you and your family learn about butterflies this summer!

The 21st Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival will fill the Chattahoochee Nature Center with the beating wings of beautiful butterflies!

2020 Event Details
POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Location
Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

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Spring Festival on Ponce

The Spring Festival on Ponce is happy to announce its new rescheduled date for 2020!

The 9th Annual event returns to feature 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, delicious local fare, and fun for the whole family!

Event Details
August 8th – 9th, 2020
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Olmstead Linear Park
1788 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Set against the beautiful backdrop of historic Olmsted Linear Park, Festival admission is free and all ages are welcome.

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Decatur Lantern Parade

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the Decatur Lantern Parade has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 29th, 2020.

The Decatur Lantern Parade invites you to light up the night! Kick off the Decatur Arts Month and celebrate summer by parading to the downtown square in Decatur alongside the Black Sheep Marching Ensemble.

Event Details
Saturday | August 29th, 2020
9:00 p.m.

Location
Downtown Decatur

Line up at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Avenue after 8:00 p.m. to parade to the downtown square at 9:00 p.m.!

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Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes

Due to safety concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the 18th annual Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes and 11th annual Spring Fling 5K Road Race have been cancelled.

See why Kirkwood residents love their neighborhood at the 18th annual Kirkwood Spring Fling Festival & Tour of Homes!

Festival Date & Time
Saturday | May 16th, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

5K Road Race
Downtown Kirkwood | 8:30 a.m.

Tour of Homes
Saturday & Sunday
Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Bessie Branham Park
2051 Delano Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

Start the weekend off with the Festival 5K, stroll through the artists market, and catch some live music! Kids can work up an appetite at the kids area before enjoying delicious food from local vendors or at the BBQ competition. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome!

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Decatur Arts Alliance Fine Arts Exhibition

Be among the first to experience an impressive array of works at the Decatur Arts Alliance Fine Arts Exhibition! With art carefully selected by a distinguished jury, the multimedia presentation compliments the Decatur Arts Festival with a unique and fresh perspective.

Event Details
May 21st – June 16th, 2020

Location
Dalton Art Gallery – Decatur
141 E College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

Enjoy refreshments while meeting the artists and exploring a collection of paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and mixed media! Both regional and national artists contribute to the exhibition, with each piece carefully reviewed by the city’s most respected members of the arts community. 

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Chastain Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

Due to safety concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the Chastain Spring Arts and Crafts Festival has been postponed. Updates to come!

Considered one of the nation’s leading art festivals, the Chastain Spring Arts and Crafts Festival returns once again this Mother’s Day Weekend! With over 185 artists, Chastain Park will transform into an outdoor gallery against the backdrop of vibrant autumn colors.

Festival Dates
May 9th – 10th, 2020

Festival Times
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday  | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Chastain Park
4469 Stella Drive
Atlanta, GA 30327

The award-winning festival free and open to all ages. Enjoy a leisurely day of shopping  among the unique works of painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers, and more! Fine local and regional artists and artisans will showcase their works along the scenic, tree-lined Park Drive in Chastain Park.

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Decatur Arts Festival

With more family fun and artful events than ever, the 14th Annual Decatur Arts Festival is bringing Downtown Decatur to life this Memorial Day weekend!

Event Details
Friday – Sunday
May 22nd – 24th, 2020

Friday ArtWalk | 5:00 p.m.

Location
Downtown Decatur

Families are invited to enjoy an artist market, live musical performances, improvisational and stand-up comedy, a children’s festival, literary events, dance performances and more! Kicking off this year’s festivities, the  ArtWalk opens the festival on Friday evening with a variety of artful events to celebrate all through the weekend. 

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Friday Jazz at The High Museum of Art

Due to ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the High Museum of Art will close to the public effective immediately and will remain closed while continuing to assess and monitor developments. All High Museum of Art events and programs also are canceled until further notice.

Friday Jazz returns to the High Museum of Art for an evening of live jazz performances featured in the atrium every third Friday – always with a great lineup. Welcome the multifaceted music of recording artist and writer, Kathleen Bertrand!

Event Details
Friday | April 17th, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Relax with a cold cocktail, explore the museum’s permanent collections, and enjoy the incredible variety of jazz from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.

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Center for Puppetry Arts | Pete the Cat

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Puppetry Arts will be closed until further notice.

The Center for Puppetry Arts offers family fun for all ages throughout their Family Series! Join along on the groovy adventure of Pete the Cat, a cool, skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat and his fine friends! Based off the award-winning book series by Kim and James Dean, the production invites audiences to the “Pete the Cat Club” with a number of interactive and musical elements. 

Event Details
March 31st – May 31st, 2020

Location
Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Children and adults alike will love the innovative adaptations of classic stories and dynamic original works by the Puppetry Center and other artists. Performances often sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance!

Pete the Cat
Stories included are: Pete the Cat: Rock On Mom and Dad, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat’s Big Lunch SCUBA-Cat, The New Guy, Valentine’s Day is Cool, Robo-Pete, and Bedtime Blues. Pete the Cat features rod puppets, projected animations, original music and interactive elements – such as singing along with The Wheels on the Bus and helping Pete solve a math problem.

The cast includes veteran performers at the Center for Puppetry Arts and Puppeteer/Composer Dolph Amick, who wrote the original music.

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