Dogwood Festival Celebrates 75 Years

Mark your calendars for the 75th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival!  From April 15th through 17th the city will celebrate the white and pink flowering trees with events in and around Piedmont Park.

This year the festival is partnering with the Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House to mark the 75th anniversary of Gone With the Wind.

A special festival booth will offer a variety of engaging history and literary activities, Poetry Out Loud performances and craft-making activities.  The Margaret Mitchell House will offer free admission on April 16th and 17th.

As in years past, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival will feature an artist market, international village, kids activity area and entertainment including live music and stand up-comedians.

You’ll also be able to enjoy a taste of the local food scene at the festival’s Friends of Dogwood Pavilion.  From 1 to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday more than 30 restaurants will offer small bites, along with a selection of wines.  Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased online, or $35 at the door.  For an additional $20 you can upgrade to the “Friends with Benefits” package that includes an open bar.

Other special events include La Fête (an international wine tasting Friday night), as well as a VIP party Saturday night inside Greystone.

This year’s commemorative poster (pictured) was designed by Atlanta artist Steve Penley.

The 75th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival is Friday, April 15th through Sunday, April 17th.  For more information including maps, hours and entertainment visit www.dogwood.org.