Spring is in the air, and so are some of the best fairs and festivals of the year.
After months of being tucked away, hiding from the bitter cold of winter, Atlanta wants to feel the fresh air and warm breezes of spring. What better way to enjoy this change of season than by connecting with your neighbors and taking part in community-rich festivities.
Music, art, science and, or course, flowers − you'll find a spring festival for everyone in your family throughout the month of March.
Take a look at the top festivals to enjoy in Atlanta in March:
Atlanta Jewish Music Festival. March 8 through 25. Ticket prices vary. Locations vary. www.atlantajmf.org.
Created out of an effort to connect the Jewish community and educate the public, the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival features their spring events throughout the month of March at various locations around the city.
Atlanta Science Festival. March 9 through 24. Free with advanced registration. Locations vary. 770-322-4992. www.atlantasciencefestival.org.
Discover an excitement for science you never knew you had at the Atlanta Science Festival, which takes place throughout metro Atlanta all month long. Topics include everything from robotics and circuitry to zoology and physics.
Atlanta Brunch Festival. Noon to 4 p.m. March 10. $15 to $60 per person, food tastings start at $3. Atlantic Station. 241 20th St. NW, Atlanta. www.atlantabrunchfestival.com.
Indulge at some of the best restaurants in the area at the Atlanta Brunch Festival. It all happens at Atlantic Stations on March 10th, and features live music, a DJ, tastings and some of the most delicious food in the South.
Forsythia Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10 and 11. Free. Historic Downtown Forsyth. 478-994-9239. www.forsythiafestival.com.
Enjoy a free, family-friendly festival in Forsyth, complete with an arts-and-crafts show, 5K race, live entertainment, children's fair, pageant, tournaments and more.
Cherry Blossom Festival. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 16 through 25. $5 per person, free for children under 10. Central City Park. 115 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, Macon. 478-330-7050. www.cherryblossom.com.
If you're up for a day trip, don't miss the Cherry Blossom Festival taking place in Macon. Known as the Cherry Blosson Capital of the World, the streets of Central City Park will surround you with blossoms from over 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees as you enjoy a parade, special worship services, dancing, street party, races and an Easter egg hunt.
2018 Be Healthy Georgia Festival. 9:30 a.m. March 17. Free. Pemberton Place. 126 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW, Atlanta. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.atlantatrackclub.org.
It's never too late to get healthy, especially at the Be Healthy Georgia Festival. Throughout Pemberton Place, guests will enjoy races, prizes, finishers medals, sporting activities, a DJ and plenty of free family fun.
WELSHfest. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 17. Free. Downtown Rockmart. 133 South Marble St., Rockmart, Georgia. www.welshfest.vpweb.com.
Celebrate Welsh heritage at WELSHfest, an all-day festival which takes place in Downtown Rockmart on March 17th. You'll see traditional Welsh entertainment, hymn singing, vendors, crafts and more.
6th Annual Roswell Beer Festival. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 24. $50 to $60 per person. Historic Roswell Square. 610 Atlanta St., Roswell. www.roswellbeerfestival.com.
The 6th Annual Roswell Beer Festival takes over the Roswell Square on the 24th with live music, local food and over 300 beers to sample. Ticket price includes a souvenir tasting glass.
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 25. Blackburn Park. 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 404-637-0500. www.brookhavenga.gov.
Located in Blackburn Park, the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom festival will feature a wide array of live music and entertainment, works from over 100 regional artists, a classic car show, 5K race, a Kidz Zone and delicious food.
18th Century Market Faire. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31. $5 per person, free for children under 12, $5 parking. Fort Yargo State Park. 210 South Broad St., Winder, Georgia. 770-867-3489. www.fylhs.com.
Take a step back in time at the end of March during the 18th Century Market Faire. It all takes place in Fort Yargo State Park, only a short drive from Atlanta, and will include demonstrations by living historians, 18th century music and dancing, frontier camps, militia drills, children's activities and a trading post.
Calling all bacon lovers: Dad's Garage Theatre in Old Fourth Ward will host BaconFest on March 31st, with a full day of deliciously meaty treats, comedy, live entertainment and more.