Everything to do this Spring in Georgia: from fruit and flower picking, to local gardens to visit, events, and fun activities in Atlanta!
How to Use this Georgia Spring Guide
Today I’m sharing my favorite Spring things to do in Georgia this year- consider this your go-to guide of everything to do this spring in & near Atlanta! Unfortunately many events were canceled this year, but here are the favorites I found that are still happening & their information- I also linked all the websites for everything. Things are always changing with COVID so I encourage you to confirm everything on the website before you go, check your planned date, be careful, and wear a mask.
My favorite things to do in the Spring in Georgia are strawberry picking, visiting flower fields, and enjoying the outdoors before the Georgia summer heat hits!
I’ve listed out my guide of everything to do this Spring in Georgia by activity- keep in mind that some (like blueberry picking) will be at their peak in late Spring, while other activities (like visiting local gardens) are already going strong now in March. I’ve also listed the events and festivals in chronological order. Happy spring, y’all!
Fruit and Flower Farms to Visit this Spring (and early Summer!) in Georgia
I love U-Pick days at a local farm in the spring to get outside and back into nature. To see a full list of farms and their fruits, Explore Georgia has a great list here.
Quick Reference Georgia fruit picking spring season guide:
- Strawberries: mid April- June
- Blackberries: end of May-June
- Raspberries: mid May- mid June
- Blueberries June-August
Berry Patch Farms, Woodstock
- This farm has: Blueberries
Red Oak Lavender Farm, Dahlonega
Jaemor Farms, Alto
- This farm has: strawberries, flowers, peaches
- We visited this past fall and had so much fun, plus the market serves Dole Whip that tastes just like Disney’s. Read about our visit here.
Hillside Orchard Farms, Lakemont
- This farm has: blackberries
Adams Farms, Fayetteville
- This farm has: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
Southern Belle Farm, McDonough
- This farm has: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries & family barnyard activities
- We went last year for blueberry and dahlia picking and had a great time- their ice cream was amazing, too! Read about our visit here.
Washington Farms, Loganville
- This farm has: strawberries & family barnyard activities. For extra fun, super Spring saturday dates are: April 17 & 24, May 1st, 8th, and 15th.
Hamlin Hills, Forsyth
- This farm has: strawberries, spring sunflowers, Zoo farm, & family barnyard activities, and their famous BBQ
Dickey Farms, Musella
- This farm has: strawberries (and homemade strawberry shortcake and ice cream!)
Gardens to Visit this Spring in Georgia
Gibbs Gardens: Go right now for Daffodil Colorfest, or go in a week or two to see tulips and flowering trees! Ryan and I went last year and loved getting lunch and walking through Ball Ground- you can read about our visit here.
- Admission: $20
- Location: Ball Ground
Atlanta Botanical Garden: Go to see tulips and the Orchid Daze exhibit which are blooming now. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is great to visit because it’s right in the the city, although it is a bit smaller than other gardens- read my blog post about visiting here.
- Admission: $23
- Location: Atlanta
Callaway Resort & Gardens: Callaway is so big- its 2,000+ acres and has an entire resort and gardens. Stay for the weekend and plan an entire visit with their other activities, like tennis, the lake, and zip lining.
- Admission: $25
- Location: Pine Mountain
State Parks to Visit this Spring in Georgia
Georgia has so many amazing state parks to visit- here are some of my favorites! Be sure to bring cash for park admission, water, snacks, sunscreen, and check the latest guidelines and social distancing measures before you go! For a full list of all Georgia state parks, click here.
Providence Canyon: Hike Georgia’s little grand canyon and pretend you are in Arizona. It’s great to do in the spring before it gets too hot, but if you go in July and August you can see the rare Plumleaf Azalea.
Sweetwater Creek: Sweetwater is super close to Atlanta and perfect for hiking, canoeing, and a picnic. It’s my favorite spot for the picturesque “park” day!
Talluah Gorge: Tallulah gorge is a gorgeous canyon with a suspension bridge. It’s a strenuous hike and the views of the gorge are breathtaking.
Lake Lanier Getaways
One of the best parts about a Georgia spring is that the weather is warm enough for a day spent by the lake! I like to go to lake Lanier for the day- there are two great entrances with beaches, or you can visit Margaritaville for the day.
Lanier Park Beach: Lanier Park beach is a big public beach with a lot of space for swimming and watching people on their boat go by!
Don Carter State Park: Don Carter is a bit newer then Lanier Park beach, but is a smaller, more secluded spot. If you want a quieter lake day, pick Don Carter.
Margaritaville: Margaritaville is a boating area, water park, and resort with a lot of fun activities- the water park opens May 1st. I’ve never been but it’s on my list for a weekend away in the Lake Lanier Islands!
Fun Activities in Atlanta to do this Spring
Catch a Braves baseball game at the Battery/Truist Park. Make an afternoon of it and check out the restaurants and shops at the Battery, or go out to the bars after the game.
Have a picnic In Piedmont Park. Make your own or get takeout from your favorite local restaurant. Or, stroll around the park (or the Botanical Gardens!) and walk to the Nook for dinner.
Visit Zoo Atlanta before it gets too hot to enjoy this summer! Spend the afternoon in Grant Park and make a day of it. You can read about my visit here.
Explore the Swan House and have tea at the Coach House for a quick escape from Atlanta into the city’s history in Buckhead. You can read about my visit here.
Visit Skyview Atlanta, the Ferris wheel downtown, and have a picnic in Centennial Olympic Park (or lunch at the General Muir!). You can read about my visit here.
Have a spring Scream at Containment Haunted House (sort of weird for spring but how fun!). Here is the link.
Visit the Atlanta Farmers market for fresh produce. The market is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is over 150 acres. Or, visit the local market in your neighborhood. Here is the link.
Festivals this Spring in Georgia
Macon Cherry Blossom Festival: March 19-28, Macon
- See the gorgeous, trees, explore Macon, and there are events like a fair, parade, and dinners!
Inman Park Tour of the Gardens: April 23-25, Atlanta
- In lieu of the annual Inman Park Festival, this year there will be a Tour of Gardens to see the most innovative yards in historic Inman Park, each with a different surprise.
Williamson Wisteria Festival: April 2-3, Williamson
Vidalia Onion Festival: April 22-25, Vidalia
- Rodney Atkins is headlining the 2021 Festival! Admission is $25 per person at the gate.
100th Rose Show & Festival: April 22-24, Thomasville
- Admission is free- go to see the rose show and experience live music and a parade.
Sweet Auburn Festival: May 8-9, Atlanta
Spring Fair on the Square: May 15, Buchanan
- Admission is free and this event is a charming small-town fair with lot’s of games, vendors, and food! There is a parade at noon and a 5k “Run for the Books.”