Atlanta’s Favorite Springtime Tradition

The 76th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival, April 20-22

After a stellar diamond anniversary last year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival organizers have been hard at work planning this year’s event. April will welcome fine art, live music, international performances, casual and gourmet food, kids’ activities, young artists, competing dogs and … everyone’s favorite, the Seattle Ferris Wheel.

There is no better way to celebrate spring and the blooming of the city’s favorite trees than at the 2012 Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

ARTS The 2012 Atlanta Dogwood Festival Artist Market welcomes fine artists from throughout the country and includes a special section featuring Georgia artists. Selected from nearly a thousand entries, the juried Artist Market presents a variety of media, from oil painting to jewelry to sculpture and fiber. Each year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is thrilled to sponsor the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE), which last year brought in almost 600 entries from talented young artists throughout Georgia.

GLOBAL To celebrate the diverse international communities in Atlanta, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival features the International Village and Stage including a culturally decorated golf cart competition, and ticketed international food and wine tasting La Fete.

SPECTATORS Each year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival offers entertainment throughout the weekend. Two live music stages feature performers from a variety of musical genres. Festival attendees can also enjoy the popular live disc dog competition and street performances.

FOR FOODIES The ticketed “Friends of Dogwood Pavilion” pairs delicacies from top local restaurants with wines in a comfortable, exclusive setting. Advance tickets available at

BEING GREEN The Atlanta Dogwood Festival works in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council – Atlanta Chapter to include the award-winning Green Festival Initiative that diverts tons of waste from landfills, recycles cooking oil and more.

KIDS Designed just for the younger festival visitors, the interactive Kid’s Village is always a festival favorite for families.

ENTRANCE Just as it has been for the past 75 years, the 76th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival is free!


The city’s longest-running festival, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing the annual springtime celebration of arts and entertainment. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival can be reached at 404-817-6642 or visited online at

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