Dunwoody, GA, offers fun things to do every day of the year, but this bustling edge city is best known for a string of annual events that grow in size and popularity each year. Most of Dunwoody’s popular annual festivals are family-friendly events that feature local food vendors, music, arts and the outdoors. They take place in a variety of locations throughout Dunwoody, Georgia, including the Dunwoody Nature Center, Dunwoody Village Parkway and more.
Learn more about some of Dunwoody’s best annual events below, and search our calendar of events for things to do throughout the year.
Our annual Lemonade Days event celebrates the spirit of community and family every spring at a carnival-like weekend festival with fun-filled games, rides and activities for kids. The occasion includes a fundraiser, and all proceeds go to educational programs like History Alive! and continuing historic preservation of Dunwoody’s early buildings and cemeteries. Read More
Dunwoody Art Festival
This event is held annually on Mother’s Day weekend, transforming the Dunwoody Village Parkway into a whimsical art gallery featuring the works of local, regional and national artists. Close to 60,000 people attend the annual Dunwoody Art Festival find those perfect art pieces to display in their homes or give to friends. The Dunwoody Art Festival is a family-friendly event complete with a Kidz Zone play area with imaginative arts and crafts. Read More
Dunwoody 4th of July Parade and Festival
Dunwoody is home to Georgia's largest 4th of July parade. Every year, this annual procession draws together a stream of marching bands, floats, animals and local celebrities. The Dunwoody 4th of July Parade attracts more than 2,500 participants and 32,000 spectators and is followed by a post-parade festival at Dunwoody Village with live entertainment, kids' activities, barbecue and more. Read More
Dunwoody Restaurant Week
Each summer, Dunwoody, GA, celebrates its annual Restaurant Week, during which visitors can sample food and drink from some of the best restaurants in the Atlanta area. Participating establishments showcase their best dishes and desserts with pre-set lunch and dinner menus. Leading up to Dunwoody Restaurant Week, diners can view a list of participating restaurants and menus at close to 30 area restaurants, including small cafes, big-name chains and everything in between. Read More
The one-of-a-kind Butterfly Festival takes place in late summer every year at the Dunwoody Nature Center, rain or shine. This outdoor family favorite features two enormous tents full of colorful butterflies, a Birds of Prey show and a reptile showcase. Read More
Apple Cider Days
Apple Cider Days is a fall festival, carnival-type atmosphere with rides, games and family fun. The event is adjacent to Perimeter Mall and includes a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to educational programs and continuing historic preservation of Dunwoody’s early buildings and cemeteries. Read More
Light Up Dunwoody
Every November, kick off the holiday season at Light Up Dunwoody. The event includes seasonal music, vendors, gifts and refreshments and ends with the annual lighting of the tree and menorah in Dunwoody Village. Bring your wish list as every year Mr. and Mrs. Claus make a special trip for photos at the Dunwoody Farm House. Read More
Food Truck Thursdays
Food and fun are two things we take very seriously here in Dunwoody. That’s why we devote an entire day to both during the spring and summer months. Food Truck Thursdays take place every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brook Run Park from April through October. There’s always live music, a wide variety of Atlanta’s best food trucks, and a crowd of hungry people who love to have fun. Bring an appetite and your favorite lawn chair (along with the neighbor, the dog, and the kids) for a weekly good time! Read More
The Dunwoody Nature Center is excited to be bringing back the popular concerts in the park series brought to you by the City of Dunwoody featuring an all new line up of up and coming bands that will keep the meadow jamming. Every other Saturday starting at 7:00 PM, bring your chair, blanket, and picnic dinner and cool off with a rotating selection of craft beers hand picked for the night by Moondog Growlers. Read More.
Caffeine and Octane
On the first Sunday of every month, car enthusiasts from everywhere assemble at Perimeter Mall for the largest monthly car show in the nation. This nationally recognized show regularly draws over 2,500 vintage, muscle, high performance, and exotic cars while also attracting over 10,000 spectators. The people who attend this show are just as interesting as the cars themselves, making this a truly unique social event. Read More