Atlanta in May
May in Atlanta is the perfect time to soak up warmer temperatures before the sizzling summer heat sets in! High is 80° while the low is 57°. It is also predicted that it will rain 7 days this month.
May Event Calendar
Lasershow Spectacular Mountainvision
Make Memorial Day memorable at Stone Mountain Park by attending the Lasershow Spectacular for a special salute to the troops and an extended firework finale! Additional all-day attractions include adventure ropes courses, a Summit Skyride to the top of the mountain, historic home tours, and a 5-mile train ride around the mountain. The attractions open from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., while the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Daily parking is $20 per vehicle and the Lasershow is free. Prices for all-attraction Passes vary. All-ages welcome!
Atlanta Jazz Festival
Atlanta Jazz Festival is the best place to spend quality on the Memorial Day weekend. Celebrating the 40 years of soulful expression, this event includes vendors from all over the city displaying and selling fine crafts & arts, food, drinks, merchandise, and more.
Shaky Knees Music Festival
Shaky Knees Music Festival brings over 30 touring international DJs performing their latest beats with a lot of drink and food counters. The event also includes photo booths, local and national restaurants, and more. Many local, regional, and national artists and musicians will be joining the Shaky Knees Music Festival – the best one to spend quality time with your people.
Pink Champagne Party
An event exclusively arranged for women—The Pink Champagne Party! You can come with your partner to enjoy mesmerizing wines, rose and frosé cocktails, champagne, and more. The live music performances, DJs, and delicious bites greatly complement the atmosphere. Tickets are sold on-site for $40.
Hogs and Hops BBQ Festival
Join in at the Atlantic station with your family, friends, and colleagues for an unlimited amount of fun, beer, BBQ, food samples, DJs, live music performances and more. Hosted by Atlanta’s most famous BBQ experts, this spring event is worth attending.
Decatur Lantern Parade
Ignite your imagination at one of the most visually unique experiences you will ever feast your eyes on—the Decatur Lantern Parade. Whether you wish to participate by making your own lantern or simply marvel at the spectacle going by, you will surely leave awe-inspired by the magical display of light, color, and creativity. This one-of-a-kind extravaganza kicks off at Color Wheel Studio, marching all the way to the downtown square. The event is free and available to all ages.
Things to Do in Atlanta in May
Stroll down the Atlanta BeltLine
Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather by strolling down the Atlanta BeltLine! The infamous pathway connects several neighborhoods in the city and is perfect for biking, jogging, rollerblading or walking your pup. Admire unique art installations along the path as you pass by landmarks like Piedmont Park, Ponce City Market, and Krog Street Market!
Witness the most breathtaking views of Atlanta at Skyline Park perched atop Ponce City Market. Offering a variety of entertainment from mini golf and rides to carnival games, this colorful, retro space is a surefire crowd-pleaser for small and large groups alike. You can also grab a signature frankfurter or clink drinks at the 9 Mile Station beer garden.