The 74th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival takes place in Atlanta’s beautiful Piedmont Park. On April 16, 17 and 18, 2010, attendees will enjoy fine art, live entertainment ranging from music to comedy, a variety of food offerings and the fantastic Atlanta spring weather at the city’s favorite free festival. Visit www.dogwood.org for more details.
With a homecoming to Piedmont Park last year, successful new features like the International Stage, Friday Night Comedy Show and Friends of Dogwood Pavilion, the city’s oldest festival seemed shiny and new. As a result, the Dogwood Festival was honored with a variety of awards this fall including Reader’s Pick award for Best Annual Event (Creative Loafing), Readers Pick for Favorite Festival (Atlanta Magazine), Best Annual Event (Georgia Magazine) and a Silver Award for Best Community Outreach Program for the International Stage from the International Festivals and Events Association’s Pinnacle Awards.
ARTS: The 2010 Atlanta Dogwood Festival Artist Market participants have been selected from the largest number of exhibitor applications in Dogwood history. The Artist Market welcomes fine artists from throughout the country and will include a special section featuring Georgia artists.
GLOBAL: Visit the exciting performances on the International Stage, visit the International Village and get a picture next to the golf cart representing your favorite foreign holiday destination without even having to leave town. Each golf cart will be decorated by a local international organization or consulate to bring the world to Atlanta!
SPECTATORS: The Main Stage at the 2010 festival will include performers from a variety of musical genres. Dogwood attendees can also enjoy the popular live dog show on the lawn or hit the Friday Night Comedy show at the Lake Clara Meer stage, last year’s inaugural event sold out, so get tickets early.
FOODIES: The “Friends of Dogwood Pavilion,” a ticketed event that has become a popular feature of the Dogwood Festival, will be open Saturday and Sunday. The Pavilion pairs fare from top local restaurants with wines and beers to show the upscale side of the city’s longest-running outdoor festival. Tickets to Friends of Dogwood can be purchased in advance at www.dogwood.org or at the door.
KIDS: Designed just for the younger festival visitors, the Kid’s Village has become a Dogwood favorite for families. This interactive zone comes complete with hands-on art projects, special kid-friendly displays and hours of entertainment for children. Spider Jump, anyone?
FUNDRAISING: As a registered 501-C3, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival thanks Friends of Dogwood and our sponsors who help keep this great event free and open to the public.
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
DATE & TIME
April 16 - Friday 12:00 - 9:00 PM
April 17 -Saturday 10:00 AM - 9 PM
April 18 -Sunday 10:00 AM - 5 PM
400 Park Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Official Website: http://www.dogwood.org
Added by launch-atl on January 25, 2010