THE ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

April 12-14, 2024 in Piedmont Park

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back! Hundreds of artists from around the country will once again set up their tents for the 88th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the city’s favorite springtime tradition.

An Atlanta staple for more than eight decades, the festival offers something for everyone. Within the nationally renowned fine art Artist Market, attendees will find work in a wide range of styles and in a dozen mediums, including jewelry, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture and more.

Music has become an essential feature of the weekend’s festivities, and this year’s Main Stage welcomes solo artists and groups in a variety of genres. On the International Stage, attendees will be amazed by the performances honoring the many global communities that call Atlanta home. 

In addition to the fine art and live music, the festival features the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition and the Kids Village with fun for toddlers through tweens, such as interactive and make-and-take projects, face painting and puppet shows. Throughout the festival, sponsor booths add to the atmosphere with games, prizes and giveaways. 

And when you get hungry, follow the delicious aromas to a plethora of food trucks and vendor booths from the gourmet to those offering fair favorites. Beverage stands with beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic specialties are always nearby too. 

Due to to a City of Atlanta ordinance, no dogs or pets are allowed at the park during the festival.

88th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival, April 12-14, 2024

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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💥Exciting news! Jazmin Cruz from South Atlanta High School took home the People's Choice Award at this year's Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE). Visitors to the festival picked her piece, Can You Bloom With Me, as their favorite. Way to go, Jazmin! ... See MoreSee Less

💥Exciting news! Jazmin Cruz from South Atlanta High School took home the Peoples Choice Award at this years Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE). Visitors to the festival picked her piece, Can You Bloom With Me, as their favorite. Way to go, Jazmin!

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When will y’all’s 2025 application become available?

Was a great festival and seemed larger this year than ever before. Perfect weather didn't hurt either!!

I feel like this batch of artists was the best in a number of years.

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