Shop Local at These Atlanta Festivals and Farmers Markets

Temperate year-round weather brings Atlanta outdoors with festivals and pop-up markets to meet all your shopping needs. Find a truly unique gift. Shop for unique vintage clothing or decorations. Enjoy fresh produce and artisanal dishes. Decorate your space with arts and crafts from talented locals.

Spring and summer festivals

Here’s where to find the wares in the spring and summer and have fun doing it.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Dogwood trees are in bloom, signaling the start of spring and the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park. (📷: Atlanta Dogwood Festival)

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival, for more than 75 years, has offered art, music, food and family-friendly activities in Midtown Atlanta’s historic Piedmont Park. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival brings together juried artists and artisans offering works in everything from painting to jewelry to woodworking, all nestled among flowering dogwood trees.

Chastain Park Arts and Crafts Festival

Rated one of the top 100 arts and crafts festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the Chastain Park Arts & Crafts Festival hosts approximately 175 artists and craftspeople. Additionally, visitors will find food and drink, food trucks, entertainment, and a children’s play area.

Georgia Pinners Conference

Kelly Genn of Brush & Thread Studio sold her artwork at the annual Pinners conference in Atlanta. (📷: Kelly Genn)

Ever wanted to try Pinterest’s latest DIY or recipe? At the Georgia Pinners conference, you can register for a multitude of courses and find inspiration at more than 200 vendor booths. It’s ideal for budding artists, chefs, crafters and more.

Festival on Ponce

The Festival on Ponce takes place twice a year with over 150 vendors offering a variety of arts, crafts, folk art, ‘foreign’ art and supplies like Piedmont Provisions, Oliver Fritz Candles , The Craftist and more.

Chloe of Birdtown Crafts sells her handmade ceramic pieces at various markets and pop-ups around Atlanta and online.

Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival

The Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival features over 250 of the nation’s top artists and is recognized as one of the nation’s top arts festivals. Held in the heart of Atlanta, the festival features painters, photographers, sculptors, leatherworkers and metalworkers, glassblowers, jewelers and artisans and includes artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, as well as festival food and drink with healthy alternatives.

Miami Circle Gallery Walks

Fine art aficionados won’t want to skip the bimonthly Miami Circle Gallery walks at Liveable Buckhead. Miami Circle is the largest collection of art galleries in Atlanta. Soak up the art and sample wine and small bites from multiple galleries as you stroll. Visit the Livable Buckhead Facebook page to see the highlights of each walk. The summer walk takes place on July 16 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Georgia Vintage Goods

Scooby (the dog) visits Liz from Valley Street Vintage at the Georgia Vintage Goods Summerhill event. (📷: Ashley White)

Are you looking for unique crafts, local artisans and vintage products? Georgia Vintage Goods frequently hosts pop-up style markets in Summerhill, featuring some of the best local vintage curators and handmade designers. Visit Georgia Vintage Goods on Facebook or follow on Instagram for details on dates, locations and vendors offering vintage clothing, jewelry, art and merchandise.

Virginia Highlands Summer Festival

Virginia Highland Summerfest offers both an art fair and a designer market. The juried art festival showcases original artwork while the maker’s market is non-juried with vendors selling everything from handmade soaps to pet supplies, candles, honey, nuts and other products.

Atlanta Farmers Markets

Atlanta has a farmers’ market collective called Community Farmers Markets. (📷: Jamestown)

Farmers markets offer an abundance of shopping in the Atlanta area, not only for fresh produce, but also for artisan foods, natural beauty products, and specialty goods and gifts. Add them to your list of markets to check. They are all open, rain or shine.

Decatur Farmers Market

The cornerstone of the local “Indie-Catur” neighborhood, the Decatur Market is a thriving marketplace with local vendors selling fresh produce, pastries, meats, honey, and other provisions. Visit on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

East Atlanta Village Farmer’s Market

One of Metro Atlanta’s oldest farmers’ markets, the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market is top-rated and features local vendors, artisans, and farmers who grow and produce locally, offering the freshest ingredients. Find him on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Grant Park Farmers Market

The Grant Park Farmers Market offers weekly (and free) celebrity chef demonstrations in addition to locally grown produce, meats, breads and artisan foods. It’s one of the most popular farmers’ markets in town. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. It takes place on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beacon Atlanta.

Green Market in Piedmont Park

Voted one of Atlanta’s top five markets, the Green Market offers shoppers direct access to local farmers and small businesses. Shoppers will find baked goods, jams, preserves and artisan products alongside beverages and prepared foods. It takes place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market (Buckhead)

Ranked #4 in America by USA Today, Peachtree Road Farmers Market only features certified organic or naturally grown farms. Prepared meals using only local, sustainable and ethically sourced products are also available, as well as chef demonstrations, children’s programs and other special events. It is open on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ponce Town Farmer’s Market

Find fresh produce and artisan goods at the Ponce City Farmer’s Market. (📷: Jamestown)

Located at “The Trestle” outside the Ponce City Market, this Farmers Market is a farmers-only market featuring organic produce, pasture-raised eggs and meats, alongside artisan food vendors and vendors. natural beauty care vendors. First time shoppers who approach the information booth each week will receive $5 to shop by mentioning the Market Champion program. It is open on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fall and winter festivals

Perhaps the best time of year to be outdoors in Atlanta, fall (and winter) brings festivals complete with unique holiday gifts and more.

yellow daisy festival

The Yellow Daisy Festival is one of the most popular craft festivals in the United States.

One of the main craft fairs in the country, the Yellow Daisy Festival brings together more than 300 artists and artisans to display and sell their products for four days. Plus, visitors enjoy festival foods and craft demonstrations while walking the trails for shopping. This festival offers the feel of a small town festival with the offerings of a high profile show.

Candler Park Fall Festival

One of the city’s favorite festivals, the Candler Park Fall Fest offers more than an eclectic artists’ market. It also includes a 5K, specialty food trucks, and even a house tour. It’s a great way to spend a fall weekend.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

The fall counterpart to the Spring Chastain Park Festival, this fall arts festival features more than 150 fine arts and crafts stalls, making it a great place to do some unique holiday shopping.

Atlanta Christkindl Market

The shopping district of Buckhead Village revives a German tradition by hosting the Christkindl market. Savor authentic German food and drink while enjoying entertainment and purchasing unique gift items in a festive atmosphere. It’s an Atlanta holiday tradition.

Callanwolde Arts Festival

Callonwolde features nearly 100 artists displaying their wares at this two-day market which also features live music, artist demonstrations, food and drink and holiday festivities.

Year-round shopping and pop-ups

You can miss any of the outdoor festivals, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss the unique shopping. These pop-ups and markets feature artisans and vendors of unique handicrafts.

ATL Works

Get ready for the holidays with a new bikini from Oasis Del Mar during the Atlanta Girl Gang Members Market at The Works. (📷: The Works)

Although not a typical outdoor market, The Works ATL, located on Atlanta’s Upper Westside, offers year-round shopping with occasional craft pop-ups, most recently the Atlanta Girl Gang Members Mart and the Indie Craft Experience Holiday Market. It is conveniently located just off the Atlanta BeltLine. Make it a day with delicious dishes from Chattahoochee Food Hall.

Atlantic Station

Atlanta Station offers 50 mainstream and upscale shops in a charming streetscape-style setting with brick streets and a central park with restaurants and a hotel. Atlantic Station hosts many seasonal festivals and events.

Village of Buckhead

Buckhead Village is an eight-block resort in the upscale, upscale neighborhood of Buckhead. The Village boardwalk offers ultra-upscale to affordable dining, shopping, and entertainment in a comfortable yet luxurious setting.

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Joleen Pete lives outside of Atlanta with her husband and their son. On weekends, they like to head into town for family fun and exploring. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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