April 7, 8, 9, 2017 in Piedmont Park – Open to the Public & Free Admission
Friday 12:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
FOR INFORMATION ON EVENTS, ARTISTS, MUSIC SCHEDULES, 5K, PARKING, ETC. visit: http://www.dogwood.org/index.html
Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing in Atlanta: the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back! The Dogwoods are in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 81st Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.
An Atlanta staple for 80 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more.
In addition to the fine art for adults and art collectors, there is a Kids Village featuring huge inflatables, arts & crafts and face painting for all ages, as well as the ever-popular 24-foot rock-climbing wall.
No pet dogs are allowed at large outdoor events like the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, according to City of Atlanta ordinance.
Music has become an essential feature of the weekend’s festivities, and this year will be no different! A wide array of diverse musical offerings will fill the springtime air throughout the weekend! The full schedule of music and entertainment will be announced soon. And when you get hungry, follow the delicious smells, of funnel cakes, gyros, crab cakes, onion rings, kettle corn and much, much more!
Head to the Eco-Village to learn about the latest and greatest in eco-friendly living!
Each year, the festival hosts an award-winning Green Festival Initiative in partnership with Live Thrive Atlanta. Throughout our entire footprint, we focus on sustainable operations like requiring food vendors to use only recyclable and compostable serving ware and the use of bio-diesel and/or bio-fuel for all generators at the event. Since the inception of the Green Festival Initiative, we’ve been able to divert nearly a ton of trans from landfills and has educated hundreds of thousands of attendees about how to take home eco-friendly practices and make them part of daily life.
Highlights from 2017 include:
- The Market Place: The Market Place is filled with sustainable vendors who explain why their products were created and demonstrate how they work.
- Live Thrive Atlanta: Founder of CHaRM, the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials, the nonprofit sustainability organization Live Thrive Atlanta will explain how to properly dispose of that hard to handle waste that doesn’t fit into any of the boxes at your curb. At the CHaRM center, opened in spring of 2015, Atlantans can bring in these types of waste to be reused and recycled!
- City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability: Representatives from the city’s Office of Sustainability will share information on the current initiatives addressing composting, water and energy conservation, all things recycling, and much more!
- Furniture Bank: Veterans make gorgeous new benches from discarded headboards.
- AWARE: The Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort hosts a meet and greet with some if its favorite rescued pals.
- Tiny House Atlanta: Step inside a real tiny house and get a glimpse of what micro-living is all about!
- Re:Loom: This amazing team of weavers produce handmade products from donated fabric and old clothing.
- Mike Snowden: Snowden will be onsite throughout the weekend entertaining attendees with his cigar box guitar.