original_logoAtlanta Arts Festival
Returning to Piedmont Park for its eighth year on Sept. 13-14, the event features a juried show of 200 of the country’s finest painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craftsman, glass blowers and more. The festival will also have live music (including Mudcat, Georgia Flood, Hannah Onley and Today the Moon, Tomorrow The Sun), food and beverages, kids activities and much more. For more information, visit atlantaartsfestival.com.

East Atlanta Strut

East Atlanta Strut
Come on out and strut your stuff at the annual music and arts festival held in the heart of East Atlanta Village at the intersection of Glenwood and Float Shoals avenues. This one-day extravaganza will take place on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Attractions include plenty a market with 100 artists and crafters, live music, a comedy stage, kids village, food and beverages, and the famous Strut Parade, which steps off at 2 p.m. All funds raised will benefit community projects and organizations. For more information or to volunteer, eastatlantastrut.com.

Music Midtown
Music Midtown will rock Piedmont Park on Sept. 19-20 with two days of acts including Eminem, Jack White, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, Lana del Ray, Lorde, Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Run DMC, Gregg Allman, B.o.B, Banks and many more. For tickets and details, visit musicmidtown.com.

Seed & Feed Marching Abominable at Candler Park Fall Festival (Photo by Rob Garish)

Sandy Springs Arts Festival
The 2013 Sandy Springs Festival is Sept. 20-21 on Heritage Green featuring a children’s area, artists market, 10K and 5K races, food, and a pet parade. For more information, visit sandyspringsfestival.com.

Candler Park Fall Fest
The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization presents the 14th annual festival on Sept. 27-28 with live music, local food vendors, 5K race, kids zone, and more than 150 artist booths. A tour of homes will be held on Sunday. Musical acts will include Francine Reed, The Backyard Birds, Guru Fish and more. Find more information at fallfest.candlerpark.org.

Wheelbarrow Festival
Organizers cancelled what would have been the 19th annual festival, but expect to return next year. However, the Reynoldstown 5K-Race Through R-Town long associated with the event will go on as planned on Sept. 13 at 8:30 a.m. You can sign up for the race at Active.com.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.