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Special Events in Atlanta

Sweet Auburn Springfest
Since its initiation in 1984, Sweet Auburn Springfest has drawn over half a million people over two days. This multicultural street festival and family event was founded by civil rights leader Hosea Williams to bring people back to the Sweet Auburn historical district. Wander the mile-and-a-half historical avenue while enjoying music on ten stages, a health and fitness fair, a kids zone, literary market, and food court. The two-day festival typically draws over half a million people.

Atlanta Underground Film Festival
One of the largest underground festivals in the country, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF) promotes films and filmmakers outside the mainstream. Filmmakers and fans have an opportunity to interact. Atlanta is home to many additional innovative film festivals including the Atlanta Horror Film Festival, Atlanta Shortsfest, and Docufest Atlanta.

Montreux Music Festival
The two-day Montreux Music Festival is Atlanta's signature street festival in partnership with Switzerland's internationally acclaimed Montreux Jazz Festival. Local artisans, jam sessions, delicious food, and the exhilaration of live music make this festival a great way to end your summer. Blues and jazz masters light up the stages, and amazingly enough, admission is completely free.

Taste of Atlanta
A favorite autumn event for the whole family, Taste of Atlanta is fun for the whole family in midtown. With participation from over 80 of Atlanta's top restaurants, demonstrations, workshops for kids, and wine seminars are just a few of the highlights.

Piedmont Park's Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Piedmont Park's Atlanta Dogwood Festival began in 1936 to make the beauty of its dogwoods known to the world. The festival showcases blooming trees, local fine artists, and a Rhythm and Blooms party. Originally held over 9 days, the event now celebrates the arrival of spring over a single weekend.

Laughing Skulls Comedy Festival
Top comedians from all over the US and Canada compete at the five-day long Laughing Skulls Comedy Festival. This festival takes place at a Laughing Skulls lounge, a full-time progressive comedy club in midtown.

Martin Luther King March & Rally
Everyone is invited to participate in the annual Martin Luther King March & Rally on Auburn Avenue in the King National Park Area The event celebrates the achievements of the Atlanta-born civil rights leader and Nobel Prize winner.

Inman Park Festival
Visit Atlanta's most eclectic festival, the Inman Park Festival, featuring live dance, music, and arts and crafts vendors. The focal point of many skirmishes during the Civil War, Imnam Park later became one of the country's first garden suburbs, and today is well-known for its strong community spirit.


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