They say April showers bring May flowers, but April deserves way more credit than just being filled with overcast skies and thunderstorms. This month there is so much happening in and around Atlanta that, rain or shine, you’ll have something to do every day of the week! Here are 13 events to fill your calendar this month!
March 27 through April 2, 2017: Inman Park Restaurant Week
This culinary destination boasts 14 participating restaurants running deals all week long to satisfy your palette and your wallet! Come on, get out and try some place you haven’t tried before! Each restaurant is either running a $20, $30 or $40 menu. See all menus and book reservations: inmanparkrestaurantweek.com
April 1, 2017: Food-o-Rama
If cocktails and brews, or vegetarian or carnivore meals and music and fun sound like your perfect Saturday, then, no-foolin’, head to Grant Park on April 1 for the Food-o-Rama event! There is NO ADMISSION charge! With 35 food trucks from around the Southeast, arts and crafts, live music and more, this is sure to please families, couples and groups of friends alike. It’s an all-day affair, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., so there is no excuse to miss it. foodoramaevents.com
April 1 & 2, 2017: Festival On Ponce
In celebration of Atlanta’s thriving art scene, the Festival on Ponce is a twice-annual arts and crafts event that promotes the work of artisans from Atlanta and all across Georgia. The two-day festival is free for all ages, and includes over 125 displays of various arts and crafts in different styles, including folk art and “outsider art.” Set in gorgeous, historic Olmsted Linear Park, this a great opportunity to explore Atlanta for free. festivalonponce.com
April 7-9, 2017: Atlanta Dogwood Festival
It’s time for the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival, and this one promises to be bigger and better than ever with plenty of activities for people of all ages. In addition to the talented artists showing their wares, festival goers can participate in the 5K, buy tickets for the Kids Village rides and taste some fabulous food. Don’t miss out on this spring celebration! dogwood.org
April 7-16, 2017: Atlanta Easter Egg Hunts
We found this comprehensive Easter Egg Hunt listing in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Check out their top 12 hunts here: accessatlanta.com
April 8, 2017: Rhythm & Brews
Showing pride for Atlanta has never been easier than with the Rhythm & Brews festival. Held on the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., this daylong event celebrates Atlanta music and beer in one big outdoor concert series. Tickets are $25 in advance and include two drinks (for those over 21) and ages 13-20, or designated drivers can access tickets for just $15. heritagesandysprings.org
April 8, 2017: Athens International Street Festival
Athens is a great town for far more than just tailgating! Head there on April 8 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for cultural displays that include traditional costumes, live music and dance. A variety of University of Georgia students groups host events through this festival. There’s even a children’s corner to keep the wee ones occupied with fun activities. Get out and enjoy the gorgeous spring weather with a few hours in Athens! For more information: isl.uga.edu
April 14-20 2017: Braves Home Games
Nothing says spring quite like the return of baseball and April weather is the perfect time to partake! With home games each day April 14 through April 20, grab some tickets and enjoy: atlanta.braves.mlb.com
April 20 – May 14, 2017: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens
Do not miss this amazing home that is sure to draw people from across the Southeast. This six-bedroom home is situated on two acres in the heart of Buckhead, in the Kingswood neighborhood. The home is incredibly private as it overlooks a preserve and recreational fields. Enjoy the Charleston-inspired cobblestone and brick driveway and such rich details as the slate roof and heart-of-pine floors. This is the second-annual showhouse which benefits the Atlanta History Center.
Sure-to-inspire additions include a family room, pool porch wing, master wing; rear screened porch, infinity-edge pool with Peacock Paver deck, and a garage and above-garage apartment. Further additions include a laundry room and a basement that includes a wine cellar, tasting room and man cave!
The list of designers involved proves this to be a showhouse not to miss! For information on the preview party (April 19, 2017 for $175) and for general admission ($25 if purchased before April 19, 2017), please see: southeasternshowhouse.com
April 21-23, 2017: SweetWater 420 Fest
Music festival season has officially begun now that the last of the winter chill has faded, and that means SweetWater 420 Fest is back in Atlanta. Always held on the weekend closest to Earth Day, this year’s lineup is packed with big names and is a fantastic way to spend a weekend. A general admission three-day pass is $138. You’ll get dozens of concerts for the price of one. sweetwater420fest.com
April 22, 2017: Earth Day in the Atlanta Botanical Garden
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden is offering crafts, conservation lessons, storytelling time and ladybug releases that effortlessly merge Earth Day fun and learning for the whole family. Entry to all the activities is free with purchase of a normal entrance ticket. atlantabg.org
April 25-27, 2017: DESIGN ADAC
Our favorite annual design series gets better every year! “As VERANDA magazine celebrates its 30th anniversary, this year’s DESIGN ADAC features the thoughtful processes and personal stories behind designers, manufacturers, editors, products, and VERANDA.” What could be better? Immerse yourself and indulge in the beauty and inspiration of interior design. Come for one event or all of them, but you’ll walk away with new knowledge and great advice no matter what. adacatlanta.com/design-adac
April 28-30, 2017: Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes
Neighborhood festivals are a great way to mingle with your neighbors and friends while giving your kids a chance to spend an enjoyable day outdoors, and the Inman Park Festival provides just that each spring. Featuring home tours for grownups and music, activities and a parade for kids (and also grownups), this annual event is one of Atlanta’s favorites. Whether you stop by for an hour or a whole day, memories are waiting to be made here. inmanparkfestival.org
April 29, 2017: Tour of Kitchens
The Junior League of DeKalb County’s Tour of Kitchens is not to be missed! Tour three recently renovated kitchens in Decatur that will leave you inspired! Tickets are $20 each. jldekalb.org
Happy April! For more events, please visit our Happenings page.