Atlanta’s Best Music & Dance Festivals of 2017

If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for the next best party. Don’t miss some of the greatest music & dance festivals Atlanta, GA has to offer. Grab your boo and make your way into the heart of the city. You won’t want to miss these. Trust us. And in case the infographic doesn’t load, we’ve written out the party info right here.

60 Tons

That’s how much sand the June 16th “Summer in the City… Where Beach Meets the Streets” will be dumping onto Decatur Square to make sure your summer kicks off right. Best part is… this year the gates are gone and admission is free!


Take in a concert and a class with the world’s most sought-after teacher of Guinea-style African dance, Youssouf Koumbassa! The 3-day Atlanta African Dance & Drum Festival continues to be recognized as the Southeast’s destination conference for the best in traditional and modern African dance. Hosted at the Covenant House Georgia Sep 28th-Sep 30th.

7 Hours

That’s how many hours of live blues and bluegrass music you’ll get to take in at the Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival. A family friendly event with all the sights, sounds, and smells of classic southern BBQ at Harmony Park on Aug 17th.

4 DJ’s

4 DJ’s bring house music to Grant Park this year on Sep 3rd. “House in the Park” has been lovingly coined as ”Atlanta’s Ultimate Picnic for House Heads”. “You can come with no food, no water, and no family and you will leave with a belly full, thirst quenched, and a new family.”


Hold up, we’re not insulting you! We’re just referencing the “Atlanta Jerk Fest”! The only one of its kind in Georgia and one of the top rated Caribbean Festivals in the nation! Plan on getting down to reggae & dancehall music.


That’s how many show up for the “awe-inspiring spectacle of lights and sounds” that is “The Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade: The Largest Temporary Art Exhibition in the South”. The glowing procession of light, music, and color will illuminate the Eastside Trail on Sep 9th.