Piedmont Park in spring. Photo by Kimie Yates, @kimieyates
Kimie Yates, @kimieyates

Atlanta's Piedmont Park in spring. Photo by Kimie Yates, @kimieyates

9 Reasons We Love Springtime in Georgia

Georgia is on our mind year-round, but we especially love the Peach State during the spring months. From the blooming flowers to the delightful temperatures, there is plenty to love about springtime in Georgia!

Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Festival Season

Nothing says spring quite like chowing down on a turkey leg while meandering through booths selling organic soap, handmade jewelry and bottle cap artwork. Georgia is home to such popular spring festivals as the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival and the famous International Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon. No matter where in Georgia you go, your chances of finding a spring festival between March and June are high. Our advice? Pack up the car and spend a weekend exploring Georgia.

Williamson, Georgia. Photo by @lizbailey
Williamson, Georgia. Photo by @lizbailey

Mild Temperatures

Georgia’s spring weather is perfect for backyard barbecues, front porch sitting, driving with the windows down on the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway or visiting Georgia’s Golden Isles. Georgia’s spring weather is so perfect, in fact, we think even Goldilocks would find it to be just right.

Picking strawberries at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia
Picking strawberries at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Pick-your-own Farms

Grab a bucket and head to one of Georgia’s many pick-your-own farms for a true Southern springtime tradition. Pick fresh strawberries at 31 places in Georgia, and pick blueberries at 20 places in Georgia. The whole family will have fun picking their favorite springtime treats fresh from farms throughout the state.

Seminole State Park
Seminole State Park

Georgia State Parks

Take advantage of the perfect spring weather with a trip to one of Georgia’s state parks. Whether hitting the hiking trails, paddling the waterways, or sleeping under the stars, Georgia’s state parks have programs the whole family will love.

Whitewater rafting in Columbus, Georgia
Whitewater rafting in Columbus, Georgia

Spring Break

When Spring Break rolls around, students of all ages are restless for outdoor fun. Luckily for them (and their parents), Georgia is filled with theme parks, attractions, outdoor adventures and more. Treat your little one to a day at Wild Adventures in Valdosta, a hike up Stone Mountain in Atlanta or have an adventure on the water in Columbus. No matter which activity you choose, your child will return to school with a story to share!

SunTrust Park and The Battery in Atlanta
Truist Park and The Battery in Atlanta

Braves Baseball

When April arrives, fans across the Southeast don their jerseys, paint their faces, and do the tomahawk chop in honor of the Atlanta Braves. A game at Truist Park is a must-see when in Georgia.

9 Mile Station at Ponce City Market in Atlanta
Rooftop picnic at 9 Mile Station at Ponce City Market in Atlanta

Patio Dining

We’re of the firm belief that food always tastes better when eaten on a patio. Whether you’re sipping on the roof of Ponce City Market in Atlanta or enjoying an intimate sunset dinner at Black Sheep Restaurant in Blue Ridge, springtime weather makes for the perfect patio dining experience.

Boating on Lake Sinclair
Boating on Lake Sinclair

Lake Season

When the temperatures warm up, folks everywhere flock to Georgia’s lakes for weekends full of water skiing, tubing and more. Rent a pontoon boat on Lake Sinclair, camp on the shore of Lake Oconee or book a weekend at Lanier Islands to get your lake fix this spring.

Callaway Gardens
Callaway Resort & Gardens

Flowers in Bloom

Our springtime list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning our beautiful blooming flowers, including azaleas, peach blossoms, magnolias and more. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the season with a visit to one of Georgia’s famous gardens, such as the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Guido Gardens in Metter, Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground and Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain. You’ll discover displays of floral beauty like you’ve never seen before when you explore Georgia!

Published: January 2020