Saturday, April 21, 2012

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Good Saturday afternoon! It's always nice to ask our co-workers before leaving work what they have planned for the weekend. The responses are interesting as they share their plans for time with family and friends. This weekend is the Atlanta Dogwood Festival happening in Piedmont Park. The weather is perfect as the sun is coming out after a morning of grey skies. The dogwoods are in full bloom and will be so beautiful to see while walking through the park.

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is filled with an open market of vendor booths where they display and sell their artwork, clothing, jewelry, pottery and more. The food is always fantastic with lots of cultural eats available. This is a family-friendly event that the kids will enjoy. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes for all the walking and leave Fido at home as dogs are not allowed in the park.

Here's a frugal tip ->Save a few bucks by bringing your own sandwiches, snacks and water in a small cooler. There is plenty of open grass areas to take a load off your feet and stop to have a bite to eat. Don't forget to pack a blanket to spread out. It's not too hot to sit out in the sun or under a tree in the shade.

Enjoy the sights and sounds at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival!


  1. Oh, how fun! We love festivals, and your description of this one makes me want to hop on an airplane :).

    Yeah, we learned a long time ago to pack a small cooler and backpack when attending outdoor events. Who wants to pay $2 (or more!) for a bottle of water? I usually can't pass on kettle corn or nachos, though. LOL

    Have a great time and take lots of pictures!

    1. This is one of Atlanta's favorite spring festivals especially with the dogwood trees in bloom.

      You have the right idea with the cooler. We'll let you enjoy the kettle corn & nachos.

      Have a great weekend and thanks for commenting!

  2. Darn it! I miss the festival every year! I love Piedmont Park. We took our kids ice skating at Park Tavern in the winter. I was really looking forward to the festival though. Oh well maybe next year.