What’s Happening Atlanta? 2019 Fall Festivals & Events

By Alex


Atlanta Greek Festival

When: September 27-29

It’s time for the beloved annual Atlanta Greek Festival. Artisans, traditional dancing, Greek beer and food, food food! Sample wines and cheeses, and baklava, spanakopita, patstichio and so much more!!! Held at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Annunciaton at 2500 Clairmont Ave.

Georgia State Fair

When: September 27 – October 6

Pig racing, pony rides, carnival and camel rides are just a few of the family-focused fun at this yearly event. Held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. https://www.georgiastatefair.org/.


Atlanta Black Theater Festival

When: October 2-5

Among the top five theatre festivals around the world, this festival is full of plays, master classes, parties, vendors’ market and musical performances. Held at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA.

Candler Park Fall Fest

When: October 5-6

This free yearly festival is celebrated at the beautiful Candler Park. Starting with a 5k run at 10 am, this festival offers a tour of homes, a two day music line-up, food trucks and carts and an artists’ market with over 200 booths!

AC3 Festival and Conference

When: October 8-13

If you like hip-hop, this is the festival for you! No longer a local hip hop showcase, this 20 year event has grown into one of the most important music and cultural events of the year. It can be pricey.

Atlanta Pride Festival

When: October 11-13

Come celebrate the 49th Atlanta Pride Festival at Piedmont Park. Live music, vendors, marches and the famous parade starting from the Civic Center Marta Station and winding its way into the Charles Allen Gate entrance of Piedmont Park.

Little Five Points’ Halloween Parade and Festival

When: October 19

This all-day event kicks off with the wackiest parade you’ll ever see! Vendors, bars, restaurants and two-band stages will pack your day full of fun in one of the most eccentric neighborhoods in the country!

Stone Mountain Highland Games

When: October 18-20
Grab your tartan and friends and come be a “Scot” for the day. Highland dancing, piping and drumming, bagpipes, fiddles, athletic events and the Parade of Tartans. Events will be held at the Stone Mountain Park meadow.


When: October 18-19
It’s a Halloween costume party complete with trick or treating, kids’ zone, hot air balloon rides, food trucks and more. 3200 George Busbee Pkwy.

Cowboy Symposium and Festival

When: October 26-27

Great family fun with a petting zoo, bouncy house, Wild West reenactments and plenty of cowboy activities! Food trucks, vendors and so much more! 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville, GA.


Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival

When: November 2

The friendly neighborhood of Cabbagetown opens its arms again for this annual event. Over 65 vendors, mountain music, 5k run and so much more!

Chastain Park Arts Festival

When: November 2-3

Fine arts and crafts with 185 artists and artisans, gourmet food trucks and acoustic musicians provide a lovely, free afternoon in Chastain Park.