Dunwoody Annual Festivals & Events
Dunwoody, GA, offers fun things to do every day of the year, but this bustling edge city is best known for a string of annual events that grow in size and popularity each year. Most of Dunwoody’s popular annual festivals are family-friendly events that feature local food vendors, music, arts and the outdoors. They take place in a variety of locations throughout Dunwoody, Georgia, including the Dunwoody Nature Center, Dunwoody Village Parkway and more.
Learn more about some of Dunwoody’s best annual events below, and search our calendar of events for things to do throughout the year.
Dates: April 19-23, 2023
Our annual Lemonade Days event celebrates the spirit of community and family every spring at a carnival-like weekend festival with fun-filled games, rides and activities for kids. The occasion includes a fundraiser and all proceeds go to educational programs like History Alive! and continuing historic preservation of Dunwoody’s early buildings and cemeteries. Lemonade Days
Dunwoody Art Festival
Dates: May 13-14, 2023
This event is held annually on Mother’s Day weekend, transforming the Dunwoody Village Parkway into a whimsical art gallery featuring the works of local, regional and national artists. Close to 60,000 people attend the annual Dunwoody Art Festival to find those perfect art pieces to display in their homes or give to friends. The Dunwoody Art Festival is a family-friendly event complete with a Kidz Zone play area with imaginative arts and crafts. Dunwoody Art Festival
Dunwoody 4th of July Parade and Festival
Date: July 4, 2023
Dunwoody is home to Georgia's largest 4th of July parade. Every year, this annual procession draws together a stream of marching bands, floats, animals and local celebrities. The Dunwoody 4th of July Parade attracts more than 2,500 participants and 32,000 spectators and is followed by a post-parade festival at Dunwoody Village with live entertainment, kids' activities, barbecue and more. Dunwoody 4th of July Parade
Butterflies & Brews + The Butterfly Experience
Date: September 8-10, 2023
The one-of-a-kind Butterfly Experience takes place in late summer every year at the Dunwoody Nature Center, rain or shine. Butterflies & Brews, the adults-only event preview on September 8th, will offer an opportunity to mingle in at the Nature Center while enjoying food, drinks and live music. The Butterfly Experience on September 9 & 10 will feature two enormous tents full of colorful butterflies, a Birds of Prey show, a reptile showcase, arts and crafts and more. Butterflies & Brews
Apple Cider Days
Dates: November 2023
Apple Cider Days is a month-long celebration of the fall season featuring weekly family events that are both educational and fun. Events include a twilight tour, outdoor music festival, trick or treating, and more! All proceeds go towards educational programs and continuing historic preservation of Dunwoody’s early buildings and cemeteries. Apple Cider Days
Light Up Dunwoody
Date: Kick Off on November 19, 2023, and then every evening from 5 p.m to 10 p.m.
Every November, kick off the holiday season at Light Up Dunwoody. The event includes seasonal music, vendors, gifts and refreshments and ends with the annual lighting of the tree and menorah in Dunwoody Village. Bring your wish list as every year Mr. and Mrs. Claus make a special trip for photos at the Dunwoody Farm House. Light Up Dunwoody
Food Truck Thursdays
Dates: Thursdays, April-October
Food and fun are two things we take very seriously here in Dunwoody. That’s why we devote an entire day to both during the spring and summer months. Food Truck Thursdays take place every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brook Run Park from April through October. There’s always live music, a wide variety of Atlanta’s best food trucks, and a crowd of hungry people who love to have fun. Bring an appetite and your favorite lawn chair (along with the neighbor, the dog, and the kids) for a weekly good time! Read More
DHA Farmers Market
Dates: Saturdays, April-October
A place where can you drink organic coffee, eat a fresh baked breakfast biscuit, and grocery shop for tonight's dinner all while the kids can play and have a great time as well? This is your one-stop shop. Located at the front of Brook Run Park, the Dunwoody Farmers Market is a bike ride from Perimeter Mall, I-285 and Ga. 400, making this North Atlanta's most convenient farmers market. To catch a glimpse of what's in store for the weekend and stay updated regarding weather changes, consider following their Facebook page.