April kicks off the festival season in Atlanta. With warm days and cool evenings it is the perfect time to go to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, April 15 thru April 17, 2011. To celebrate their 75th Anniversary this year, you can ride the 9 story classic Seattle Ferris Wheel or a 1965 Vintage carousel. This Atlanta Arts Festival is located just four blocks from our Atlanta bed and breakfast in Piedmont Park.
One of my favorite parts of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is to stroll thru the Artists Market with over 250 artists in twelve different mediums from the United States and Canada. This year I am looking forward to seeing Michael A. Barnes work. Selected as an artist winner in the 3-D- Clay Category, he uses clay, either porcelain or stoneware to create wonderful faces, heads or figurines. Don’t miss him in Booth 31.
The International Stage at Lake Clara Meer Dock will hosts over 400 performers sharing their native cultures. At the International Stage on Sunday the coveted “Best in Show” award for the best decorated golf cart will be awarded to one of twelve countries.
If you are looking for the latest products in Green Building don’t miss the Eco Village. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival focuses on Green Initiatives by having LED lighting on all stages, food vendors will convert cooking grease into 75 gallons of bio diesel fuel.
Saturday afternoon is a great time to wander over and see your favorite breed of dog compete in the 20th Annual Disc Dog Show. The winners will compete in the World Finals in October.
For all you music lovers, there are two live music stages to select from the Coca-Cola & Xfinity Main Stage and the Acoustic Stage. Relax with your friends and enjoy your favorite bands.
Two other Atlanta events you will not want to miss this spring are the Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes, April 30 thru May 1, 2011. Stroll the tree-lined streets filled unique artists selling their wares and tour the Victorian homes in Atlanta’s first suburb. Experience a culinary weekend with some of Atlanta’s finest chefs at the Food and Wine Festival, May 19 thru the 22nd, 2011.
See you at the Dogwood Festival!