With the chilly weather officially setting in, Georgia is cooling down when it comes to the number of outdoor events. Winter is certainly magical in its own right, but there's nothing like the massive, free events in Atlanta 2020 that'll take over the city when the sun finally peaks out. Here's to daydreaming about the spring days ahead while filling up your calendar with everything to do now.
When: Feb. 29
Address: 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: The beauty of life is celebrated in historic Oakland Cemetery during this peaceful day filled with pretty plants and great reads.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
When: Mar. 14
Address: Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: The streets of Midtown are flooded with Irish pride for an afternoon of parades, beer, and clovers. It's the ultimate block party to pre-game for the bars at night.
International Cherry Blossom Festival
When: Mar. 27-Apr. 5
Address: 794 Cherry St., Macon, GA
Why You Need To Go: Over 350,000 cherry blossom trees are going to be in bloom right outside of Atlanta, so that means celebrating with a 10-day festival with an adundance of entertainment that has free admission.
Wings and Rock Festival
When: Mar. 28-29
Address: 600 Brown Industrial Pkwy., Canton, GA
Why You Need To Go: The third largest wing festival in the entire country is right outside Atlanta and admission is totally free. Save your coins for the over 50 wing samples you'll have at your disposal.
March Madness Concert
When: Apr. 5
Address: 65 Park Ave. W. NW, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: In a rare twist of fate, one of the most iconic performers of our generation is hosting a free concert during the closing night of the March Madness Music Festival. When will you ever be able to see Taylor Swift for free? Likely never.
When: Apr. 17-19
Address: 400 Park Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: Nothing says "hello, spring" like a sunny day out in Piedmont Park. Add in carnival games, music, food, and more, and you really have the epitome of a good day in the A.
Inman Park Festival
When: Apr. 25-Apr. 26
Address: Inman Park, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: There's nothing but good vibes all around at this street parade that transforms into an artist market, food paradise, and concert hall.
If you're up for another giant festival that isn't exactly free (but will only cost you $10), this giant hippie fest will be one for the books.