Atlanta May 2025

Atlanta May 2025 Events

Atlanta May 2025 Events

Party in Atlanta This Memorial Day Weekend

Average temperature low and high: 57°-80°
In May, Atlanta temperatures start heating up as the city gets ready to welcome summer. This month, Hotlanta hosts many diverse festivals and events, including the Atlanta Film Festival, the Shaky Knees Music Festival, and the Atlanta Jazz Festival on Memorial Day Weekend. There are also plenty of outdoor activities perfect for enjoying the warm spring weather, like picnicking in Piedmont Park, hiking at Stone Mountain, or strolling through the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Whatever your reason for visiting, there's always something fun to see and do in this scenic Southern gem.
Atlanta Caribbean Festival

Atlanta Caribbean Festival

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival on May 25. The event showcases Caribbean food, music, and culture and starts with a colorful parade filled with costumes, dancing, and entertainment throughout the downtown area. Afterward, attendees can soak up the island vibes while trying new flavors, listening to live music, and purchasing handcrafted items made using traditional Caribbean techniques.  There will also be activities for children of all ages.

May Event Calendar

Atlanta Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival

Celebrate the annual Atlanta Film Festival from April 25th to May 5th. Guests can watch independent, short, and feature-length films as well as participate in panel discussions and workshops. Buy your badge today to experience a diverse lineup of films, events, and activities.

Shaky Knees Festival

Shaky Knees 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.

Decatur Arts Festival

Decatur Arts Festival

There's no better way to celebrate spring than with a visit to the Decatur Arts Festival May 3-5. Kick off the weekend with Artwalk, a citywide art experience featuring live music and free art receptions, before enjoying the Artists Market, live music and dancing, and delicious food options all weekend long. There will also be a Kids' Fest on Saturday, so be sure to bring the entire family. 

 

 

Chastain Park Arts Festival

Chastain Park Arts Festival

Chastain Park hosts the 16th annual Chastain Park Arts Festival, named one of the top arts festivals in the nation. Nearly 175 artists come to the festival to showcase their artwork. Visitors can also enjoy crafts, beverages and local food trucks, live acoustic music, and activities for the kids. The festival is free to enter for everyone. The event runs from 10 am-5 pm on Satuday and 11 am-5 pm on Sunday. 

Parker McCollum - Burn It Down Tour 2024

Parker McCollum will bring his heartstopping Burn It Down Tour 2024 to Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA May 31 for an exciting evening with special guests Corey Kent and George Birge. Country music fans won't want to miss the chance to kick up their heels with the CMA-nominated Best New Artist of the Year and ACM award-winning artist. Tickets are on sale now. 

Atlanta Events in May

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in Atlanta

Things to Do in Atlanta in May

Stroll down the Atlanta BeltLine

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!

Skyline Park

Skyline Park
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.