The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is the city’s oldest outdoor festival and the 3rd oldest fine arts festival in the country. When the dogwood trees are in full bloom, hundreds of local artists line the walking trails at Piedmont Park to display and sell their crafts. Other attractions include live music, food trucks, rides/bounce houses, and cultural arts. The Dogwood Festival is also the host of the Annual Disc Dog Southern National Qualifier tournament! Here’s Emily K:
The Atlanta Dogwood Festival has become a tradition with my family. As you can see, my oldest sister, Samantha, and I are having a great time! Our favorite part is, of course, the disc dog tournament. We love to grab a corn on the cob, find a shady spot under the beautifully blooming dogwoods, and watch the pups go crazy to catch those frisbees. The dogs are so obedient and boy can they get some serious air! After our bellies are full and the puppies are panting, we spend hours walking the paths to see all the beautiful pieces from local artists. It is a very relaxing afternoon – enjoying the Georgia sun (hoping for a breeze or two!) and admiring the hazy glow cast by all the dogwood blooms. Oh, and it is prime time for people watching…new & old love, adorable families, and a slew of amusing characters. It’s an art festival after all!
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