The special thing about this article, 6 events to attend in Atlanta, is that every event listed is annual! That means you can attend these events every year and make sure to go to the ones you might have missed already this year.
Additionally, each event has a special significance to Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Find your favorite event and what you feel most comfortable with and join that community! There is no sense in living in Atlanta or visiting Atlanta without experiencing the city at its best.
Therefore, without further delay, here is my list of 6 events to attend in Atlanta and around the Perimeter.
Peachtree Road Race
First up on the list is the famous Peachtree Road Race! This is an annual race that captures the heart and soul of Atlanta. Thousands of people sign up every year to run the race making it one of the largest races in the state. The race costs $200 to enter but it well worth it. Some of the benefits that come with signing up for the race are:
- short-sleeve T-shirt
- participation medal
- MARTA breeze card for two trips
- Placement in Wave E
- Park Tavern, Piedmont Park Member after party
- 10K training plan developed by Atlanta Track Club Coach
If you are into running road races and pushing yourself to excellence, find other races here! Otherwise, start training because before you know it the race will be here!
Peachtree Road Race deadlines
The deadline to register for this race is typically around February 1 of the same year you would like to race. Although, the race itself is not until July 4 of the same year. This year for 2019 just so happens to be the 50th Race. Get excited if you are going, and if not make sure to plan ahead for next year.
One of the largest christian based youth conferences in America happens right here in Atlanta. Passion City Church hosts its annual Passion Conference for young adults ages 18 to 25. Every year Passion out does the year before and for the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020, they are living up to expectation.
This year’s Passion conference will be in non other than the Mercedes Stadium right downtown in Atlanta. Not only will it be in the largest stadium on the east coast, the conference will start on New years eve and goes through the new year bringing in 2020 with praise and worship.
Led by Passion City Church, Louie Giglio and his wife Shelley Giglio, this is one event that you should plan ahead for.
Passion Conference Speakers
Not to get you excited, but names like David Crowder, Sadie Robinson, Lecrae, John Piper, Kari Jobe, Ravi Zacharias, Tim Tebow, and of course Hill song United will grace Atlanta with their presence and love.
Seriously, Come on down and celebrate the new year the right way with a one in a life time experience for young Christians. This is an event you will remember for the rest of your life. Passion will start on December 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm and last until January 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Make sure to Register!
Atlanta Film Festival
A thriving industry in Atlanta, film has been growing constantly. There have been a number of Professional films shot in Atlanta including, Avengers, Hunger Games and TV shows like Vampire Diaries. What you might not have heard is, Atlanta has their very own film festival!
Atlanta Film Festival Events
The Atlanta Film Festival has been running for over 43 years and continues on strong. The festival lasts for 10 days, hosts over 150 events, shows approximately 200 films, brings 30,000 attendees and on top of it all is Oscar-qualifying. Additionally, the films are submitted from over 40 countries and 300 different filmmakers making this easily one of the largest film and TV events on the east coast.
00 attendees and on top of it all is Oscar-qualifying. Additionally, the films are submitted from over 40 countries and 300 different filmmakers making this easily one of the largest film and TV events on the east coast.
Of course, the festival prides itself by immersing the competition and participants in a diverse atmosphere. There are films on all different genres including horror, drama, comedy, political views, minorities, adventure and just about anything you can imagine. Every year the judges will select the top submitted films out of all the top contenders.
Make sure to plan ahead for this event and submit your film! The event is April 30th through May 10th for 2020 and will be the 44th annual Atlanta Film Festival!
If you like music festivals, look no further. Atlanta annually hosts its very own Music Midtown! This event is known for having some of the top talent in pop, rock, rap, and trendy music. 2019 is no exception with popular artists like Cardi B, Travis Scott, Panic at the Disco and plenty of popular local favorites.
Music Midtown at Piedmont Park
A great thing about Music Midtown is that it is right downtown Atlanta at Piedmont Park! With a location this perfect, there will be plenty to do during and around the festival! If you are considering going, make sure get more information on the list of prohibited items, parking, event tickets and ways to prepare before hand.
Specifically, this year the festival will take place September 14 from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm and on September 15 from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. To stay up-to-date on this event, sign up for the E-List and never miss out on a new announcement!
Atlanta Blockchain Week
A new event to the scene, Atlanta Blockchain Week (ABW) positions itself to be the industry leading event for Blockchain in Atlanta, Georgia! Last year ABW had its inception with a full week of interactive, insightful and tech focused events at multiple locations around the city.
With 2019 being the second year for ABW and the blockchain industry in full recovery, we can expect great things this year. They have already announced their dates for 2019 and several events that will take place during the week.
Atlanta Blockchain Week Events
For ABW, you can expect a full week of learning about innovative blockchain companies and start ups, women driven events promoting women in blockchain, decentralized application events focused on promoting local projects, two organized hackathons, and many more exciting gatherings to be announced. If you are looking for my news on the blockchain industry, make sure to check out our sister tribe the San Francisco Tribe.
Atlanta Blockchain Week Dates
In general, ABW will take place September 20 through September 28 at multiple locations while hosting a variety of events. Make sure to subscribe, sign up your event, or register to become a sponsor! Do not miss the chance to learn about an exciting, emerging market and hone your technological skills at the same time!
Georgia Yellow Daisy Festival
If you love markets, then you will love the Yellow Daisy Festival. Hosted at Stone Mountain park, the festival is an artists dream world come to life. Artists, designers, craftsmen, entrepreneurs, and more all gather once a year to make this one creative event.
Georgia Festival of Arts
In short, the Yellow Daisy Festival is a premier arts and crafts event where vendors set up tents along certain walking paths beside the mountain. It started as a small town event and quickly became one of the most well known arts festivals in Georgia. It maintains its small-town persona, but definitely attracts thousands of people yearly.
Traditionally, the Yellow Daisy is held in the first week of September. The actual dates this year are September 5 through September 8. It is a great idea to subscribe to their email list or check the website occasionally to make sure you do not miss any updates on the festival!
If some of these events do not meet your fancy, remember Atlanta is a huge area with plenty to do! Get out there and meet some awesome people. If you have any questions on these 6 events to attend in Atlanta, make sure to reach out and ask! Thanks and have a great southern day.