Yellow Daisy Festival
Thursday, Sept. 7 — Sunday, Sept. 10, opens 10 a.m. each day. More than 400 artists and crafters display and offer their works for sale. There’s live entertainment, festival foods and craft demonstrations. Admission is free; parking costs $15. Stone Mountain Park, Hwy. 78 East, Stone Mountain 30086. Go to stonemountainpark.com and click on Festivals & Events for more info.
East Cobber Parade & Festival
Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The 1-mile parade begins 10 a.m. in the Mount Bethel Elementary School parking lot and travels south on Johnson Ferry Road. The festival begins immediately after the parade and features arts and crafts, food, carnival games and entertainment. Free admission. Festival held in the south parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta 30068. Go to eastcobber.com/parade to learn more.
Taste of Smyrna—Festival of Delectable
Saturday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Food, fun and music all day long. Acoustic music by Scott Thompson from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a live evening concert by a local artist. Bottled water and soft drink sales benefit the Smyrna Education Foundation. Free admission; samples available for $1 to $4 each. Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna 30080. More at smyrnacity.com, click on the event calendar.
Marietta Street Fest
Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., & Sunday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Toy Box Trot 1-mile Fun Run set for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Fest includes Artist Alley & Jewelry Row, GrassRoots Music Festival, Hubcaps & History Classic Car Show and more. Free admission. Marietta Square, 4 Depot St., Marietta 30060. Get details at mariettastreetfest.com.
Roswell Arts Festival
Saturday, Sept. 16 & Sunday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The 51st annual festival supports the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Dept. Beautiful arts will be on display, live entertainment will be performed and food trucks will be onsite. Historic Roswell Town Square, 610 Atlanta St., Roswell 30075. Find out more at roswellartsfestival.com.
Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. & Sunday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Designed to promote understanding between Japanese and Americans in the Southeast, Japanfest features vendors as well as music and dance performances. General admission is $10, children 6 and younger are free. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth 30097. More at japanfest.org.
Sandy Springs Festival
Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This fundraiser for Heritage Sandy Springs runs for two days and includes art, gourmet and festival food, live music and a pet parade. There’s also a Chalk Walk art competition, 10K and 5K races and cultural performances. Admission is free! Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs 30328. Get further details at heritagesandysprings.org.
Fall Folklife Festival
Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A celebration of all things Southern, the festival features Southern crafts, food, beverages, music and folk artists. Tickets are: adults, $21.50; seniors & students, $18; youth, $9; members, free. Atlanta History Center’s Smith Family Farm, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta 30305. More at atlantahistorycenter.com; click on Programs, then Family Programs.
Gateway International Food & Music Festival
Saturday, Sept. 23, 4-8 p.m. The festival showcases the region’s best multicultural talent and highlights the rich cultural contributions of Gwinnett County’s diverse communities. A broad range of performers share their cultural heritage through music, song and dance. Lillian Webb Park, 5 College St., Norcross 30071. Visit aplacetoimagine.com and go to the Events page for more info.
Atlanta Greek Festival
Friday, Sept. 29 & Sunday, Oct. 1. Food drive-through begins Thursday, Sept. 28; festival starts Friday, 5 p.m. Once again, the Atlanta Greek community opens its doors, its arms and its kitchens to the city. There’s continuous entertainment, cooking demonstrations and Greek dancing with audience participation. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Free parking and shuttle buses from Century Center Office Park. Hosted by the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 2500 Clairmont Rd., Atlanta 30329. For details, visit atlantagreekfestival.org.
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The streets of downtown Alpharetta will be lined with more than 100 scarecrows, all celebrating the spirit of autumn. Entertainment includes country music, hay rides, storytelling and historical demonstrations. Festival food and drink will be available. Milton Avenue, Alpharetta 30009. Go to awesomealpharetta.com/events for more info.
Lilburn Beer & Wine Fest
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1-5 p.m. Over 100 beers and ciders will be featured, as well as more than 25 wines, ranging from sparkling and whites to roses and reds. This event is for people 21 and older only; no kids, no babies and no pets allowed. Tickets are $35 until Sept. 21, $40 after Sept. 21 and $50 on the day of the fest. Lilburn City Park’s Gartrell Nash Pavilion, 76 Main St., Lilburn 30047. Go to lilburnbeerfest.com for more info and to purchase tickets.
Duluth Fall Festival
Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Duluth is the place to be at the end of September. Celebrations kick off a week earlier with a concert on Sept. 23 featuring Departure, a Journey tribute band. On the last weekend of the month, the festival brings events that include a parade, race, carnival, food and ongoing entertainment. On Sunday, the Donut Dash 5K race starts at 8 a.m. and Worship on the Green begins at 10 a.m. Admission is free. 3142 Hill St., Duluth 30096. Duluthfallfestival.org offers details.
Candler Park Fall Festival
Saturday, Sept. 30, 12-10 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 1, 12-9 p.m. Everything you love about festivals — food, music, rides, arts and crafts, races, home tours — is here. The Fall Fest 5K and Fun Run is Saturday at 9 a.m. The Tour of Homes is set for Sunday, 12-6 p.m.; tour tickets run $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the tour. Festival is at Candler Park and McLendon Ave. Fallfest.candlerpark.org has more information.
Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival
Friday, Oct. 6, 6-10 p.m. & Saturday, Oct. 7, 7-10 p.m. Music flows along the streets of Alpharetta as well-known musical artists perform their songs and talk about the stories behind the melodies. Selected as a Top 20 Events in October 2015 by the Southeast Tourism Society. Admission is free on Friday; tickets for Saturday are $40 in advance, $45 at the gate. Downtown Alpharetta, 30009. Tickets and more info at wireandwoodalpharetta.com.