Fall is so close we can almost taste it, and that means festival season is right around the corner. We know it can be overwhelming to fit all these amazing fests into your schedule, which is why we are here to help you discover the best fall festivals in Atlanta that are worthy of being added to your bucket list. Many festivals are super pricy, but this Atlanta fall festival at the historic Old Fouth Ward is completely free to enter.
Join in on the fun at the fifth annual Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest On Sept. 21 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event, which will be at the trendy Historic Fourth Ward Park on the BeltLine, brings the ATL neighborhood together with tons of food, music, lanterns, good vibes and more at no cost to you.
With over 10,000 attendees expected, we can guarantee you won't be bored here and you definitely won't go hungry. There will be a plethora of local food trucks, including Island Noodles and The Queso truck, that will give you a taste of several international flavors, from Mexican to Mediterranean (with vegan options, too).
What's a festival without alcohol? The Atlanta Rosé Festival will be featured within the fall fest, so you can sip rosé all day.
Although the general fest is free, the rosé fest costs $48 and includes four hours (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) of complimentary wine tastings from over 75 varieties, DJ and live music performances and a souvenir festival tasting glass.
Giant lanterns are totally a thing now and it's super cool to watch them light up the night sky, especially when you make them yourself. At the O4W Fall Fest, you can purhcase a DIY lantern kit with all the supplies you need for only $20. When nightfall hits, there will be a massive lantern parade on the BeltLine and you'll have access to watch for free (now that's a glow up).
Details on the music lineup are coming soon, so stay tuned to see who's playing. Who doesn't love free stuff? There will be an artist and business market giving out some cool freebies, so make sure to check those out as well.
Want more fall fest ideas that are actually worth going to? Check out this massive immersive Greek food fest this month with tons of authentic homemade Mediterranean eats or this giant hippie fest with major Woodstock vibes next month.
Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival
When: Sept. 21 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: 680 Dallas St. NE., Atlanta, GA 30308
Why You Need To Go: To experience a whirlwind of food, alcohol, music and lanterns at ATL's trendy BeltLine for free.