Top 3 Cultural Festivals in Atlanta, Georgia during the Month of October

Come October, and Atlanta bursts with a number of events and festivals for people of varied tastes and interests.


Be it art enthusiasts or movie buffs and theater lovers – there is something for everyone. The city hosts lots of exciting and culturally rich events in the month of October. Let’s check out some of the main highlights.

Atlanta Arts Festival

The Atlanta Arts Festival will feature around 200 of the best artists in the country. This annual festival is usually celebrated on the second week after the Labour Day, but this year, it will be held on the 24th and 25th of October. The festival displays some of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring art and craftworks including paintings, sculptures, and photographs as well as various other handicrafts made of different materials such as leather, brown glass and metal. Other attractions include art sessions, artists’ demos and live entertainment.

Atlanta Underground Film Festival

Atlanta Underground Film Festival, an annual ritual, will celebrate its 12th anniversary this year. Started in 2004, the festival has been a platform for independent filmmakers of all ages. The film festival will be held on the 9th and the 10th of October and will feature movies of various genres from all around the world. If you are an independent filmmaker, you can submit your work and it may just get selected and showcased here. Tickets to the shows will be available 30 minutes before screening.

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, also known as the festival of 40 plays in 4 days, is becoming one of the most popular theatre festivals, wherein writers, artists and celebrities from all across the globe come every year and use the stage as the medium to tell stories or to project different themes, emotions and messages. The festival also features live performances, workshops and shopping options.