The annual LGBTQ convention for sci-fi, pop culture, multimedia and gaming will be held May 10-12 at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel near the airport. outlantacon.com.
Chastain Park Arts Festival
Nearly 200 artists representing all disciplines, a children’s play area, local food trucks and live acoustic music will be at this year’s event, May 11-12. chastainparkartsfestival.com.
Sweet Auburn Springfest
Entertainment, kids’ fun zone, international food court, and plenty of live music along historic Auburn Avenue during the 35th annual Springfest on May 11 – 12. sweetauburn.com.
Kirkwood Spring Fling
Artists market, live music, food, barbecue cookoff, 5K race and tour of homes takes place May 18 at Bessie Branham Park. Dusty Roads, Eastern Standard, Georgia Soul Council, Linqua Franqa and Shepherds are all on the music lineup. kirkwoodfling.com.
Anime, gaming, comic, gaming and cosplay fans will converge on the World Congress Center May 23-26 for a long weekend of panels, events, meet & greets with actors, writers and illustrators plus much, much more. momocon.com.
Decatur Arts Festival
Giant artists market, live music, dance, performing arts, literary events, food and more are part of the 31st annual festival, May 24-26. decaturartsfestival.com.
Atlanta Jazz Festival
Lizz Wright, The Royal Krunk Jazz Orchestra, Richard Bona, Makaya McCraven, Kandace Springs and Michael Mayo are some of the big names at the annual free festival May 25-26 at Piedmont Park. atlantafestivals.com.
Candler Park Music & Food Festival
Dispatch, Greensky Bluegrass, Dr. Dog, Trampled by Turtles, Stephen Marley, Larkin Poe, Funk You, Aqueous and Webster are part of the lineup for the annual event May 31 and June 1. candlerparkmusicfestival.com.
The annual weekend of art, food and music will include headliners Red Wanting Blue and Free Fallin along with favorite acts like Francisco Vidal, Pip the Pansy, Michael Magno, Callista Clark and many more on June 1 – 2. vahisummerfest.org.