THE ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

August 6, 7, 8, 2021 in Piedmont Park

Festival Hours:
Friday 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Artist market closes at 7 pm on Friday & Saturday.

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back! Hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival this summer.

An Atlanta staple for more than 80 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more.

In addition to the fine art for adults and art collectors, there is a Kids Village featuring arts & crafts, interactive make and take activities, face painting and more for all ages.

Sponsor booths are located throughout the festival with everything from live radio remotes to great prizes and interactive games. No pet dogs are allowed at large outdoor events like the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, according to a City of Atlanta ordinance.

Music has become an essential feature of the weekend’s festivities, and this year will be no different! A wide array of diverse musical offerings will fill the springtime air throughout the weekend! The full schedule of music and entertainment will be announced soon. And when you get hungry, follow the delicious smells of funnel cakes, gyros, crab cakes, onion rings, kettle corn and much, much more!


Download the 2021 Program Guide!

85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival Program Guide

80th Anniversary Commemorative Sculpture

Atlanta Dogwood Festival Bronze Sculpture

In recognition of its 80th anniversary, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival has commissioned an interactive bronze sculpture that will welcome guests to Piedmont Park for many decades to come. The sculpture, shaped as a giant dogwood limb with massive blooms, will also serve as a bench for park visitors.  

“We worked closely with Cherrylion Studios to create a beautiful piece of art that fit the feel, design and beauty of Piedmont Park while reminding people throughout the year of the festival’s commitment to bringing the finest art to the City each springtime,” said festival executive director Brian Hill.

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival has worked with the Piedmont Park Conservancy and the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation to gain approval for the sculpture, which will be located near the Charles Allen entrance of the park. As the third-oldest fine arts festival in the country and the oldest event in Atlanta, Hill and festival board members saw the 80th anniversary as a special year and looked for a way to mark the milestone. Since Walter Rich’s intention when founding the festival in 1936 was to highlight the blooming of the dogwood trees, the design offers a fitting tribute.

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is currently running a capital campaign and seeking support from members of the residential and business communities to generate a fund for the sculpture’s installation and maintenance. Be a part of history by making a tax deductible donation to the commemorative sculpture fund today. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

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September 6th, 8:30 am

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August 8th, 8:36 pm

From our Executive Director, Brian Hill>> What should have been a rain out in any other year, turned into a crowd dance party, in the rain, on the last day of the 85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. These people got it started and it exploded from there. Thank you so much to my board, my staff, our artists, our volunteers and our vendors for making this happen and giving the city of Atlanta something to celebrate.

Our city needed this and you made it happen. Thank you.
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From our Executive Director, Brian Hill>> What should have been a rain out in any other year, turned into a crowd dance party, in the rain, on the last day of the 85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.   These people got it started and it exploded from there.  Thank you so much to my board, my staff,  our artists, our volunteers and our vendors for making this happen and giving the city of Atlanta something to celebrate. 

Our city needed this and you made it happen. Thank you.

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Dancing in that rain was nearly the highlight of my summer! SO much fun! Thank you Dogwood Festival and the The Ain't Sisters!

We attended Saturday & it was wonderful to be out & about with all once again! Thanks All for All! Felt & Shared the Love, We Did 😉

Wonderful event. It was so good to be out and about among people and yo see amazing artists again. Thank you for all your hard work.

I had a wonderful time dancing to the The Ain't Sisters Summer Rains are a pleasure When they're play'n It was sunny then rainy then sunny again The fluctuations kinda went with the lyrics

Should keep this festival in this same date it’s more fun in the summer

Definitely surprised by the pop up shower but still had a great time😁❤

What an honor and pleasure to play that set in full. We had the best time and can't wait till next year! We love you 💞

Thanks so much to the sound crew and staff for keeping everything going through the rain! The Ain't Sisters and our crew of crazy hippies had a great time, rain and shine! Thank you for having us!

In this heat, why not, you'll dry out in 15 minutes!

Connie Lynn Eidson Bridges is that you front row left??

Tamara Vrooman Lucas told me they were huge rain drops! Great pic 😁

Chris Livingston, is that you on the right??

Parker Dial 🙂

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So much fun!!!

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August 8th, 6:00 pm

What an amazing festival this year!!! Can't wait to do it all again in April 2022! #dogwoodfestival ... See MoreSee Less

What an amazing festival this year!!! Cant wait to do it all again in April 2022! #dogwoodfestival

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Fully Enjoyed it! Ready for Next Year's Spring Fest! It will be the Best!

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THANK YOU!!!

Can't wait & thanks again for all of it 😉

August 8th, 4:48 pm

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August 8th, 4:30 pm

Congrats to Nicola Barsaleau, winner of the Drawing/Graphics/Printmaking category. Stop by booth #12 to see her work.
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Congrats to Nicola Barsaleau, winner of the Drawing/Graphics/Printmaking category. Stop by booth #12 to see her work. 
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Dara Dearborn

Congrats!

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