Mark your calendars for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2017. There’s no better way to celebrate spring, than to attend this city-favorite festival in Piedmont Park, all decorated by the beautiful dogwood trees that begin to bloom at this time!
This will be the 81st edition of the event and will of course take place in Piedmont Park.
Make Your Plans for This Fun Event
Dates: April 7-9, 2017
Hours Friday: Noon – 11 pm
Hours Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm
Hours Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Admission: Free (food and beverages available for purchase)
Address: Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA
History of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival
The idea for the Dogwood Festival began when retail mogul Walter Rich, founder of Rich’s Department Store, sought to make Atlanta internationally known for its the beautiful dogwood trees in bloom during the Spring. Accordingly, on April 19, 1936, Atlanta invited the world to attend the first Dogwood Festival. Pageants, parades and carnivals sponsored by the Junior League, along with performances by the Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Symphony, and choruses from local colleges, all were featured activities for the inaugural event.
See You There!
Take some time to visit Atlanta and the Dogwood Festival. Nothing is more enjoyable than admiring dogwood trees in bloom in the spring. Hope to see you there.
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