Free & Fun Events For May

Local

Taste of Alpharetta
May 3, 2018(5 to 10 p.m.)
25 miles north
Taste of Alpharetta has 60 restaurants selling tastes, chef competitions, a fun zone, and a music stage with rock, folk, and R&B bands. Free entry.

Pink champagne party
May 5, 2018(12 to 8 p.m.)
1.8 miles NE
Dress in pink and white for La Fête du Rosé. Your ticket includes a bottle of rosé wine, live music, and art installations at Fourth Ward Park for age 21+. Snacks for sale or pre-order a picnic box.Ticket deal 2 for $70

Cinco de Mayo bar crawl
May 5, 2018(noon to 4 p.m.)
2.4 miles NE
A ticket to Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl on the BeltLine gets you complimentary food and drinks at multiple locations.

Picnic in the Park
May 6, 2018(1 to 4 p.m.)
1.8 miles NE
Your ticket to Picnic in the Park includes a three-course picnic lunch and dessert from local restaurants, live music, lawn games, and optional beer and wine at Historic Fourth Ward Park to support charity.

Mother’s Day - garden tour

May 12 - 13, 2018
Atlanta locations
See 10 spectacular private gardens on Mother’s Day weekend at Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour.

Art festival
May 12 - 13, 2018
9 miles north
See fine art and crafts, hear local acoustic musicians, shop at food vendors, and visit the children’s area at Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park. Repeats in Nov. Free.

Mother’s Day restaurants

May 13, 2018
Atlanta area
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Mother’s Day.

Greek festival

May 18 - 20, 2018
25 miles NW
Enjoy Greek food, music, dancers in costume, and a crafts market at the Marietta Greek Festival at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. No pets.

Malcolm X Festival

May 19 - 20, 2018(12 to 8 p.m.)
3.8 miles SW
Celebrate the birthday of an international African icon at the Malcolm X Festival, which features music, food booths, and craft vendors at West End Park. Free.

 Kirkwood festival
May 19 - 20, 2018
6 miles east
On Saturday, browse a free open-air artist market, hear live music, run a 5K, and shop food vendors at Bessie Branham Park. On Saturday or Sunday, buy a ticket to tour Kirkwood homes during Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes.

Decatur Arts Festival
May 25 - 27, 2018
6 miles east
Decatur Arts Festival has an art walk Friday evening, plus an artists’ market with live music Saturday and Sunday in downtown Decatur. Free.

Caribbean carnival
May 26 - 27, 2018
Central Park is 1.3 miles NE
Atlanta Caribbean Carnival [sound] celebrates Caribbean culture, cuisine, and costumes with a noon parade (parade route) to the festival village at Central Park. The village is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Arts festival
May 26 - 27, 2018
2 miles NE
 
Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival features fine arts and crafts, a street market, children’s play area, food vendors, and live acoustic music at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Free.
 
 Jazz Festival
May 26 - 27, 2018
2 miles NE
Atlanta Jazz Festival features local and national jazz greats on multiple stages, a youth jazz-band competition, arts and crafts, food vendors, and a kids’ zone in Piedmont Park. Free.