Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/19/18

Party Will Be Open to the Public at UrbanTree’s Westside Tasting Room with Raffles, Food Trucks, and the Uncorking of a New Rosé Cider!


UrbanTree Cidery, Atlanta’s first craft cidery, will celebrate their two-year anniversary with a party open to the public at their Westside tasting room (1465 Howell Mill Rd NW) on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th from 12:30-6:30pm.


During the celebration, UrbanTree will release their new rosé cider, crafted with a balance of hand-picked Georgia Estate Apples, rose botanicals, and gentle carbonation. The pink, sparkling cider features delicate floral notes and a refreshing, dry finish. It will be available at bars, restaurants, and shops around Georgia following the anniversary celebration.


Party attendees will also have the opportunity to enter their ideas for a new flavor and name of cider; the winning entry will be put into production, and the creator will be invited to host their own tasting event at the cidery for 10 of their friends once the flavor is on tap.


Bites will be available for purchase from Cousin’s Maine Lobster Truck on Saturday and Let’s Taco Bout It food truck on Sunday. A cocktail class will be held on Sunday from 2-4pm featuring Ghost Coast Distillery spirits (tickets cost $60 and are available for purchase here or by calling the tasting room at 404-855-5546), and cornhole, giant Jenga and other games will be available for friendly matches throughout the weekend.


Raffle drawings will also be held each hour, with prizes including bottles of cider, UrbanTree swag, tickets to an upcoming cider cocktail class and more. The grand prize of two Atlanta United FC tickets for the April 7th game will be raffled at 6pm each day.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/15/18

Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce: 4/7 – 4/8

Seventh Annual Sandy Springs Artsapalooza: 4/21 – 4/22 

Second Annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival: 4/28 – 4/29

Inaugural Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival: 5/5 – 5/6

10th Annual Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival: 5/12 – 5/13

Sixth Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival: 5/26 – 5/27

2018 AFFPS Festival Lineup: 

The Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce

The eighth annual  Spring Festival on Ponce will be held Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted  Linear Park. The sister  festival to the Fall Festival on Ponce (October 20 and 21, 2018), the Spring Festival on Ponce will transform the  park, which was carefully  restored by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, into an outdoor art gallery to the backdrop of budding spring foliage.  The two-day event will feature over 125 displays of local and regional  fine art and crafts, utilizing the gorgeous  landscape designed by one of  America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr.   In addition to the abundance of  unique art, there will be a  children’s area, local gourmet food trucks, beverages and a stage for acoustic musical performances. The event is free, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information, please visit  www.festivalonponce.com


The Seventh Annual Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

The seventh annual Sandy Springs Artsapalooza presented by The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces returns on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2018. Featuring more than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will transform the beautiful tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival goers have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on art activities and enjoy live acoustic performances. The award-winning, two-day festival will also have a children’s area, gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and beverages. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please visit http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com

Second Annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is thrilled to present the second annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The new, two-day  festival will be held in the fun, vibrant and culturally diverse City of Duluth; recognized as one of the fastest growing communities in the North Atlanta region and home to the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities.  Created for artists by artists, the festival will feature approximately 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more.  Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations and enjoy gourmet food trucks with  healthy alternatives, live acoustic music, dance performances and much more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, visit  www.duluthartsfestival.com

Inaugural Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

The Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018 in the historic Roswell Town Square. Known for its preservation of history, celebration of the arts and cultivation of the entrepreneurial spirit, Roswell is recognized as a family-friendly and enthusiastic art buying community. An art festival created for artists by artists, the two-day outdoor festival will feature approximately 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, dance performances, gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and more. For more information about the festival, visit  www.roswellartfestival.com

10th Annual Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival 

The Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park along Park Drive in Buckhead for its 10th rendition on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday May 13, 2018.  Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the award-winning, two-day festival features more than 185 painters, photographers,  sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and  more.  Event goers are also invited to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, and participate in hands-on activities.  The festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks, beverages  and a small stage for live acoustic music performances. The festival is  free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit  www.chastainparkartsfestival.com

The Sixth Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

Join the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces as they celebrate the sixth  annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 2018. The two-day festival will once again be held  in Atlanta’s picturesque Historic Fourth Ward Park that is  conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry,  woodwork and  handcrafted items. The festival also features live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, games, and much more. The event is free to  attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit  www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com

8th Annual Suwanee Craft Beer Fest

Date: Saturday, March 17th

Time: 1 pm

About: The eighth annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest will take place on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, 2018 in beautiful Town Center Park in Suwanee, Georgia. The festival will take place from 1 pm to 5 pm with an exclusive VIP tasting starting at 12 pm. Recognized as one of the biggest and best craft beer festival in the Southeast, the Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest attracts people from all over the country to claim their share of unlimited tastings of over 350 craft beers. The event offers live music, games, local food vendors and a home brew contest in Suwanee Town Center Park. General admission includes unlimited samples of 300+ American craft beers, St. Paddy’s festivities such as Irish dancers and bagpipe players, backyard games including corn hole, giant Jenga, live music, local wine samples, deals, and giveaways from local vendors. There’s delicious food for purchase from some of Atlanta’s best food trucks and restaurants and for you home brewers, the 2018 Home Brew Competition sponsored by Brew Depot. General admission is $55 in advance, $60 day of, while VIP is sold out.


All information here