11 Atlanta festivals to attend in July

Celebrate everything from ice cream to movies to gospel music
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Atlanta Street Food Festival
Atlanta Street Food Festival

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Decadent Delights
7/11
Atlanta Back to School Food Festival
Join families and children at the Cobb County Fairgrounds. It’s never too early to start shopping, so parents can buy back-to-school clothes at the kids thrift corner while students are occupied with a rock climbing wall and water slide.
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7/11
Atlanta Street Food Festival
Local food trucks will line Piedmont Park, offering everything from chicken and waffles to blue cheese fries to red velvet cupcakes.
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7/19
Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival
More than a dozen chefs will experiment with the red fruit at JCT Kitchen & Bar’s annual fundraiser for Georgia Organics and the Giving Kitchen. Taste everything from tomato-themed sandwiches to tomato-based alcoholic beverages.
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7/25
Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
Be prepared to get multiple brain freezes at this Piedmont Park event. Ice cream isn’t the only thing on the plate; fitness and wellness activities are set up throughout the space to teach festival-goers how to stay fit while still eating sweet treats.
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Movies and Music
Thursdays and a Saturday throughout the month
2015 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival
Watch movies you may have missed when they were in theaters on the big screen at the Fox Theatre. Films featured in July include “Jaws,” “The Breakfast Club,” and “Ghostbusters.”
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7/10
Jazz on the Lawn
Picnic under the stars while listening to Emmy-winning jazz musician Richard Allen Smith at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Bring a blanket and snacks, and purchase tickets in advance for a discounted rate.
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7/24-25
Atlanta Health Care Music and Gospel Festival
The festival at the Atlanta Convention Center has not only gospel music, but also empowerment workshops, youth summits, and live entertainment by some of the top performers in the country.
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7/31-8/2
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival
The diverse and international population of Gwinnett County is reflected in this festival, which in addition to screenings features panel discussions, interviews, and workshops. At the Gwinnett Center and Gwinnett Performing Arts Center.
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Commemorate Culture
7/11
The ‘Nezian Fest
Learn about the South Pacific Islander culture in Candler Park as performers dance in traditional islander attire, leaf and flower crowns included. Food and craft vendors offer handmade flower crafts and authentic islander food, with live music playing throughout the day.
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7/24-26
African Dance and Drum Festival
Taking place at Tri-Cities High School, the annual festival brings natives of Africa and those who love the music from the country together for an educational experience for children and adults. Learn about different drums and get a chance to create a beat yourself.
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Out of the Ordinary
7/18
Atlanta Zine Festival
Located at downtown Eyedrum, the Zine Festival celebrates independent creators’ communities and other art forms, such as writing or sculpture. “How To” workshops happen throughout the day, and visitors can purchase or sell their art.
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