Trip Ideas

Top Festivals for Spring/Summer

Georgia's winters are mostly mild, but we still jump for joy when spring arrives with its warm sunshine, beautiful blooms and lots of festivals.

  • Macon Georgia Cherry Blossom Festival

    Enjoy the arts and crafts made by Georgia artists at the Cherry Blossom Festival.

  • Azalea Festival

    Celebrating begins at the Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival in Drexel Park each March. Fun abounds with a Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show and the Wild Adventures Theme Park stage. Run a 5K race, try to outlast a mechanical bull, play in the KidZone and marvel at the rainbow of azalea colors.
  • Cherry Blossom Festival

    Macon has impressive bragging rights with its Cherry Blossom FestivalThe city’s 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees have earned it the title of “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World.” Over the last three decades, the festival has grown from a weekend event to 10 days of parades, live music and fireworks.  
  • Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

    Conyers is Cherry Blossom happy, too, celebrating its festival at the Georgia International Horse Park. Wear pink, and you might win a prize. Kids are big winners here with an interactive play area, puppet shows and a scavenger hunt. Best of all, it’s free!
  • Savannah Music Festival

    Savannah celebrates with a citywide music festival covering two weeks in March and April. Get into the groove with Robert Cray, Bela Fleck, Taj Mahal, Ricky Skaggs, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and other jazz, roots, blues and world music artists during Georgia’s largest music festival.
  • Atlanta Dogwood Festival

    The Atlanta Dogwood Festival in April heralds the arrival of spring and the city’s ubiquitous white and pink blooms at Piedmont Park. Brighten your abode with an original sculpture or a painting from the juried artist market. Chill out or dance to musical stars under the evening sky, expand your world view at the International Village Cultural Exchange Pavilions and marvel at the high-flying canines at Disc Dogs. 
  • Blessing of the Fleet

    Each April, Darien holds The Blessing of the Fleet for the captains of shrimp boats for a safe season. The largest event of its kind on the East Coast, it’s also a great time to get some exercise with the 5K run, admire automotive masterpieces at a classic car show and salute seagoing ships during the maritime parade.
  • Swampfest

    Head to Waycross for April’s Swampfest. Celebrating all things boggy, you’ll hear rock and country music, fly high yourself on a zip line, and learn all about snakes, alligators and other reptilian swamp dwellers.
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

    Foodies and fans of adult libations descend upon Midtown from around the world for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival in May. You can graze in a tasting tent for a couple of hours or go all-in for a Connoisseur Experience.
  • Georgia Mountain Fair

    A trip to the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee is the perfect July getaway from summer in the city. Cool breezes whisper through the pines while the strains of country music and the scent of funnel cakes fill the air. See living legends like The Gatlin Brothers, Mel Tillis, The Bellamy Brothers and Connie Smith over the two-week festival.

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