2010 Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Posted by on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 10:56am.

Springtime is a fabulous time of the year for Atlantans, as there seems to be an outdoor festival or event every time you turn around. One of the most popular being, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

2010 Dogwood Festival TimesThis will be the 74th year for the festival that takes place in beautiful Piedmont Park on the weekend of April 16th. The festival features fine art, live entertainment ranging from music to comedy, and a plethora of food offerings. The best part? This is a free event for everyone. You can come and stroll through the park enjoying the beautiful Spring weather as well as hear a band or two, and take in some lovely and unique art exhibits. The Dogwood Festival is such a wonderful event, it's really a great selling point for those thinking of re-locating to Atlanta and the surrounding areas.

There have been enhancements in the way the festival is laid out, in order to maximize enjoyment for all its attendees. One of the best ways to enjoy the festival is the "Friends of Dogwood Pavilion." Tickets are required for this event, albeit the $25 entrance fee is a small price to pay for the upscale hospitality experience offered. It will be held in the newly renovated Greystone event facility, and will feature some of Atlanta's best cuisine from well-known restaurants. There will also be special wine offerings to enhance the culinary experience even more. "Friends With Benefits" tickets will be available this year, and are an additional $20 and include an open bar from 1:00pm - 9:00pm.

On Saturday the 17th, you will enjoy tasting from these Atlanta restaurants:

Eclipse de Luna
Metrotainment Bakery
TAP
Bakeshop
Ri Ra Irish Pub
The Melting Pot
Rosebud
Legal Sea Foods
Dolce
Geisha House
Gilbert's Cafe
Hobnob
Graveyard Tavern
Nakato
CHEF
Peasant Bistro
Rolling Bones
Pacci
The Sundial
Fine Italian Foods
Veni Vidi Vici

On Sunday the 18th, these restaurants will be featured for this event:
PARISH
Livingston Restaurant and Bar
Straits
Taqueria del Sol
Pura Vida
Dogwood
Metrotainment Bakery
The Melting Pot
Rosebud
Legal Sea Foods
Graveyard Tavern
Nakato
CHEF
Peasant Bistro
Fine Italian Foods
Holy Taco
Genki
Spice Market
Thrive

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy the "best of Atlanta," all in one place. From music to culinary treats to the gorgeous Spring weather, the 2010 Dogwood Festival is not to be missed.

2 Responses to "2010 Atlanta Dogwood Festival"

Malita Jones wrote: I love that the restaurants are part of this event - what a great way to bring the local dining together with the garden event - must be that time of year - our big botanical garden event is about the same time

Posted on Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 7:55am.

shelley tucci wrote: Sounds wonderful! Reading about this makes me want to plan an Atlanta trip next spring! In Tacoma WA they have a similar event at the zoo called Zoobilee.

Posted on Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 11:50am.

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