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Although there are a ton of things to do in Atlanta—from a tour of the city’s top attractions to entire days devoted to devouring BBQ and nights spent smoking hookah—the best festivals in Atlanta are the events that bring the community together and remind all of the spark and quirk that defines the capital of Georgia.
There is a festival for everyone: from craft beer enthusiasts to art fiends, lovers of comedy to book nerds, all personalities will find something delightful in town. Some of these festivals are free, some are ticketed and some are great for the whole family. But only one features folks dressed as gnomes.
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