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Luxury Hotel near Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Nothing says springtime in Georgia like the fragrant blossoms of blooming dogwood. For more than eight decades, the state’s capital has celebrated this seasonal magic with the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, and this year’s edition is right around the corner—now’s the time to reserve your luxury stay at the Hotel at Avalon for the occasion!

The 82nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival takes place April 13th through the 15th in historic Piedmont Park close to downtown. As always, it’ll be a grand and festive gathering of art, music, and food under the spring sunshine—and amid the spring fragrance—of the City in a Forest.

An Extravagance of Art

Hundreds of sculptors, painters, potters, photographers, and other artists attend the Atlanta Dogwood Festival every year, its centerpiece being the juried showcase of the Fine Artist Market. It’s always dazzling to wander the tents and simply marinate in all the wide-ranging media and styles. You can check out a list of participating artists for the 2018 festival right here.

The Festival Soundtrack

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival runs from noon to 11 PM on Friday, 10 AM to 11 Pm on Saturday, and 10 AM to 6 PM on Sunday, and throughout there’ll be a steady and diverse supply of awesome music from two festival stages.

The Main Stage will feature such musicians as Connor Christian and Khari Cabral Simmons (Friday), the Wesley Pruitt Band and Shawn Mullins (Saturday), and the Community Music Center of Atlanta and Beau & Luci (Sunday).

Over on the International Stage, meanwhile, you can enjoy a globe-spanning suite of performances courtesy of outfits such as the Whole World Improv Theatre (Friday), the Atlanta Junkanoo Group (Saturday), and the Taiwanese School of Georgia Drum Team (Sunday).

The Festival Menu

Naturally you can’t expect to throw a good festival—especially one in the culinary hotbed of Atlanta, Georgia—without plenty of fabulous food, and the Dogwood Festival most certainly doesn’t disappoint on that front. Expect lots of crowd-pleasing favorites: from Southern staples such as fried okra to gyros and kettle corn.

Attend the 82nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival With Autograph Collection Accommodations at the Hotel at Avalon

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival makes one of the highpoints of the city’s busy year-round calendar of celebrations. Come experience this time-tested tradition with a springtime stay at the Hotel at Avalon, where you’ll be treated to the highest echelon of Southern hospitality!