Come to midtown Atlanta for the Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival, returning to midtown on August 19th and 20th, 2023.
Admission is FREE.
You’ll find roughly 250 artisan booths with arts and crafts for sale — including paintings, photography, sculpture, leather materials, metalwork, blown glass, jewelry, and more.
In addition to the market booths, there will be artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and festival food/beverages.
2023 Festival Hours
Saturday, August 19: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 20: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
You may also be interested in:
- The Dragon Con Parade in downtown Atlanta
- The Piedmont Park Arts Festival
- The Summer Shade Festival in Grant Park
- Doggy Con Pageant & Costume Contest in Woodruff Park
- Marietta Art in the Park Festival on Labor Day Weekend
- Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park
Know before you go
Beer and wine will be available for purchase. You may not bring alcohol or glass bottles into the festival, per city ordinance.
Unlike the Dogwood Festival, pets are allowed! Please keep dogs on a leash and pick up after them.
The festival is a rain or shine event, but certain activities may be canceled due to heavy rain or high winds.
Getting there and parking
If you don’t want to be towed or ticketed, PLEASE don’t park illegally in the residential neighborhoods around the park.
Parking is available in the new SAGE parking deck at the park, and in paid lots around midtown.
Your best bet is to leave the car at home and take MARTA to the festival.
MARTA has an excellent, detailed guide with step-by-step walking directions from the rail stations, as well as the bus routes that get you closer to the park. View it online.
It’s an easy 15 to 20 minute walk to Piedmont Park from either Arts Center Station or Midtown Station. Which station you choose to exit at depends on which side of the festival you want to hit up first (Midtown is closer to the Midway rides, while Arts Center is closer to the Artist Market).
You can park your car for FREE at the following rail stations:
- Sandy Springs
- North Springs
- College Point
- East Point
- West End
TIP: Purchase a Breeze Card in advance if you don’t have one. If you do, add a round trip fare online, so you don’t have to wait at a fare machine. Remember, trains run every 20 minutes on the weekend. The MARTA ON THE GO app can put train schedules in your pocket!
More upcoming summer events:
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Sunday, December 10, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Friday, December 15, 2023
Saturday, December 16, 2023