Atlanta May 2022

Atlanta May 2022 Events

Atlanta May 2022 Events

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in ATL as the City Continues to Open up

Average temperature low and high: 57°-80°
With restrictions rolled back in April that limited the amount of people allowed in bars, restaurants, and other social settings, Atlanta is a great Memorial Day Weekend destination. May is also the perfect time to soak up warmer temperatures before the sizzling summer heat sets in.
Atlanta Caribbean Festival

Atlanta Caribbean Festival

Learn about and celebrate island culture at Atlanta's Caribbean Festival.  On May 28th, 2022, the event showcases food, music, and other cultural elements of the West Indies.  The parade kicks off the day with extravagant costumes, and then attendees can try new flavors, listen to various live musicians, and purchase handcrafted items made using traditional Caribbean techniques.  There will even be activities set up for children of all ages.  Find out more at this website.

May Event Calendar

Shaky Knees Music Festival

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.

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Sweetwater 420 Festival

Join in the SweetWater 420 Fest and enjoy 20 types of beer, food trucks, and live music. The stunning line-up of the musicians and comedians is the specialty of the SweetWater 420 Fest. Note that pets are not allowed at the event premises.Get your tickets here!

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.

Learn more.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

Chastain Park Arts Festival

Chastain Park hosts the 14th annual Chastain Park Arts Festival, named one of the top arts festivals in the nation. Nearly 200 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 10am-5pm on Satuday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. 

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Carve some time out for a Broadway show while in Atlanta. Carole King is known in the music industry as an iconic singer-songwriter. However, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a play about the personal life of Carole King before she was a chart-topping music legend. Tickets can be purchased here.  

Dave Matthews Band

Dave Mattews Band has been a force in music since 1994. With seven consecutive debuting at number 1 on the Billboard Music charts, they are best regarded as an incredible live band. A jam band above all else, Dave Matthews Band consists of expert musicians, and their live shows are win they show off their skills. Buy your tickets here.

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Atlanta Jazz Festival is the best place to spend quality on Memorial Day weekend. Celebrating 40 years of soulful expression, this event is one of the country's largest free jazz festivals.

Decatur Lantern Parade

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.

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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.