This selection of a few Atlanta events and activities for 2023 promises an incredible year full of travel, ingenuity, mouthwatering cuisine, and breathtaking encounters. It has free activities that are a must-do. Go online ahead of time to each venue's listing for the most recent information on schedule, costs, security procedures, and other specifics to guarantee the greatest possible experience. Make reservations for DTW flights to Atlanta with your family if you'd like to learn more about the city.
Make Use of Free Activities in Atlanta
Take self-guided tours of local artwork, hike trails, and attend festivals to see the city on a budget. Go to the library for the day or have a spontaneous picnic at a nearby park. For convenient access, have a blanket close at hand in your car. TikTok videos advise taking meals or snacks to a nearby park to romanticize your life.
Go to the National Parks on a Day Without Fees
Atlanta is providing 400+ national parks in the US with free days in 2023, including Freedom Riders National Monument and Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park. These days fall on important occasions like Veterans Day, National Park Week, the Great American Outdoors Act anniversary, National Public Lands Day, and the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Conde Nast's King Historic District Tour is one of the best ways to see Atlanta, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park is a must-see sight. Visitors can see Dr. King Jr.'s birthplace, see the locations that influenced him, and discover more about his legacy by taking the walking tour.
Visit a Festival of German Arts
Every year on March 18, Goethe Frühlingsfest, a family-friendly celebration of spring, happens in Atlanta's Avondale Estates. Annually drawing in over 1.2 million attendees, it's the biggest spring festival in Europe. The festival offers live musical performances, local artists' work, and opportunities to study the German language and culture. There will be beer, beverages, and traditional German fare for sale. There is no cost to enter.
See the Street Art
Atlanta's Krog Street is a gathering place for fans of street art. Explore the colorful art exhibit, which includes the breathtaking murals on the Beltline and the Forward Warrior project. Cabbagetown, Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward, and Downtown Atlanta are some well-liked spots to see street art.
Discover the Historic Cemeteries in Atlanta
In addition to providing guided tours and the Grant Park Food Walk, it is a well-liked location for an afternoon stroll. Decatur City Cemetery, Westview Cemetery, and South-View Cemetery are a few more beautiful cemeteries in the city. They are all serene green areas with walking pathways, gorgeous mausoleums, and the final resting places of notable Atlantans and leaders.
Visit Piedmont Park to take in the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.
Over more than 80 years, Midtown Atlanta has been home to the popular Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Established in 1936, it honors the exquisite dogwood trees that Walter Rich, the creator of Rich's department stores, planted. The history of the city explains the festival's beginnings.
Explore Atlanta's Trails by Walking, Hiking, or Riding
Popularly traversed on foot, the Atlanta Freedom Trail links The Carter Centre, home of Freedom Park, with Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Park. Book Detroit to Atlanta flights and go to the Silver Comet Trail, which stretches over 60 miles and links the west side of Atlanta to Alabama, the unusual Doll's Head Trail at Constitution Lakes Park, and the South Peachtree Creek Trail in Decatur—which is reachable from Mason Mill Park—are a few more isolated walking spots.