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Industry Calendar – Past Events

Below is a list of events important to the restaurant trade in Georgia for the previous year. View the current and upcoming and events here.

OCTOBER 2017

  • American Culinary Federation - Monthly Meeting
    October 2, 2017, WCSF Phoenix Foodservice, Forest Park. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • Inman Park Restaurant Week
    October 3-9, 2017, Various restaurants city-wide, Atlanta. For more information, visit Inman Park Restaurant Week
  • Rock Shrimp Festival
    October 7, 2017, St. Mary's, Cumberland Island. For more information, visit Rock Shrimp Festival
  • Fall Festival on Ponce
    October 14-15, 2017, Ponce City Market, Atlanta. For more information, visit Fall Festival on Ponce
  • October 20-22
    Taste of Atlanta
  • Taste of Atlanta
    October 20-22, 2017. Historic Fourth Ward Park, Atlanta. For more information, visit Taste of Atlanta
  • Decatur Beer Festival
    October 21, 2017. Decatur Town Square, Decatur. For more information, visit Decatur Beer Festival
  • GRACE Awards Gala
    October 29, 2017, Stave Room at American Spirit Works, Atlanta. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association.
  • October 29
    GRACE Awards Gala

SEPTEMBER 2017

  • 10th Annual Dine Out for No Kid Hungry
    September 1-30, 2017, Participating Restaurants Nationwide. For more information, visit No Kid Hungry
  • 8th Annual Chef Summit
    September 9-11, 2017, Atlanta, GA.  For more information, visit chefscollaborative.org
  • Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show
    September 10-12, 2017, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show
  • Georgia Governors Tourism Conference
    September 10-13, 2017, Jekyll Island Conference Center, Jekyll Island. For more information, visit Governors Tourism Conference
  • Sustainability Executive Study Group
    September 11-12 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. For more information visit, restaurant.org
  • Pastry Live
    September 16th and 17th, 2017. Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta. For more information please visit, pastrylive.com

  • Atlanta Foodservice Expo
    September 18-19, 2017, Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta. For more information, visit Atlanta Food Service Expo
  • Annual GRA Chairman's Reception
    September 18, 2017. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Georgian Club. For more information, visit garestaurants.org
  • 19th Annual Marlow’s Tavern Golf Classic to benefit Special Olympics Georgia
    Sept. 18, 2017. Country Club of Roswell. For more information visit, Special Olympics Georgia. 
  • Atlanta Greek Festival
    September 28-October 1, 2017, Annunciation Chapel, Atlanta. For more information, visit Atlanta Greek Festival

AUGUST 2017

JULY 2017

  • Red, White & Brew
    July 1, 2017, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta. For more information, visit Red, White & Brew
  • National Beer Mile
    July 2017 (Dates to be announced), Turner Field, Atlanta. For more information, visit National Beer Mile
  • ACF Cook, Craft, Create Convention & Show
    July 9-13, 2017, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • ACF National Convention
    July 9-13, 2017, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival
    July 16 2017, Park Tavern, Atlanta. For more information, visit Attack of the Killer Tomato
  • Georgia Restaurant Week
    July 17-23, 2017, Locations to be announced (At restaurants statewide). For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association

JUNE 2017

  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival June 1-4, 2017, Midtown, Atlanta. For more information, visit Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
  • 6th Annual Atlanta Street Food Festival June 2017 (Dates to be announced), Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta. For more information, visit Atlanta Street Food Festival
  • Alpharetta Brew Moon CoutryFest June 3 2017, Alpharetta. For more information, visit Brew Moon CountryFest
  • 12th Annual Wing & Rock Festival June 3-4, 2017, Etowah River Park, Canton. For more information, visit Wing & Rock Fest
  • American Culinary Federation - Monthly Meeting June 5, 2017, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • 2017 Restaurant Takeout, Delivery & Catering Symposium June 6, 2017. The Catering Institute, Atlanta. For more information, visit The Catering Institute.
  • Summer Wined Up June 9 2017, Newnan. For more information, visit Summer Wined Up
  • Brookhaven Beer Festival June 10 2017, Brookhaven. For more information, visit Brookhaven Beer Festival
  • Roswell Lavender Festival June 10, 2017, Barrington Hall, Roswell. For more information, visit Roswell Lavender Festival
  • Rock the Cure Benefiting Diabetes Research June 10, 2017, Sweetwater Brewery, Atlanta. For more information, visit Rock the Cure
  • Tunes from the Tomb June 10 2017, Historic Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta. For more information, visit Tunes from the Tomb
  • Atlanta Summer Beer Fest June 17 2017, Atlanta. For more information, visit Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
  • Family Food Fest Atlanta June 18, 2017, Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, Atlanta. For more information, visit Family Food Fest

MAY 2017

  • Taste of Town Brookhaven
    May 20 2017, Brookhaven. For more information, visit Taste of Town Brookhaven
  • Taste of Alpharetta
    May 4, 2017, Historic Downtown, Atlanta. For more information, visit Taste of Alpharetta
  • Food That Rocks
    May 6, 2017, Hammond Park, Sandy Springs. For more information, visit Food That Rocks
  • American Culinary Federation - Monthly Meeting
    May 1, 2017, College Park. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • 8th Annual Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival
    May 12-13, 2017, Cauble Park, Acworth Beach. For more information, visit Smoke on the Lake Festival
  • Pick'n in Grant Park BBQ & Music Festival
    May 12-13, 2017, Grant Park, Atlanta. For more information, visit Grant Park BBQ & Music Festival
  • Sweet Auburn Festival
    May 12-14, 2017, Historic Auburn Avenue District, Atlanta. For more information, visit Sweet Auburn Festival
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank Full Course Classic Golf Tournament
    May 15, 2017, Settingdown Creek Golf Course, Atlanta. For more information, visit Full Course Classic
  • National Restaurant Association Show
    May 20-23, 2017, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit National Restaurant Association
  • Gluten Friendly and Allergen Friendly Expo
    May 20-21, 2017, Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta. For more information, visit Gluten Friendly and Allergen Friendly Expo
  • Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival
    May 20-21, 2017, Public Square, Dalhonega. For more information, visit Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival
  • International Wine, Spirits & Beer Festival at the NRA Show
    May 21-22, 2017, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit National Restaurant Association
  • 6th Annual GRA Golf Invitational
    May 22, 2017, Hawks Ridge Golf Course, Ball Ground. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Brew at the Zoo
    May 27, 2017, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta. For more information, visit Brew at the Zoo

APRIL 2017

  • Buckhead Restaurant Week
    April 2017 (Dates to be announced), Various restaurant city-wide, Buckhead. For more information, visit Buckhead Restaurant Week
  • Hogs and Hops
    Date to be announced, Historic Fourth Ward Park. For more information or updates, visit Hogs and Hops Festival
  • Spring Festival on Ponce
    April 1-2, 2017, Olmsted Linear Park, Atlanta. For more information, visit Festival on Ponce
  • 4th Annual BeltLine Boil
    April 2, 2017, Inman Park, Atlanta. For more information, visit BeltLine Boil
  • 81st Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival
    April 7-9, 2017, Piedmont Park, Atlanta. For more information, visit Atlanta Dogwood Festival
  • Classic City Brew Fest
    April 9, 2017, Graduate Athens Hotel Complex, Athens. For more information, visit Classic City Brew Fest
  • American Culinary Federation - Monthly Meeting
    April 10, 2017, Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta, Tucker. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • Taste of Forsyth
    April 15, 2017, Cumming Fairgrounds, Forsyth. For more information, visit Taste of Forsyth
  • 17th Annual Lemonade Days
    April 19-23, 2017, Brook Run Park, Dunwoody. For more information, visit Lemonade Days
  • Atlanta's 29th Annual Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry
    Thursday, April 20, 2017, Location to be announced. For more information, visit Hartford Taste of the Nation or No Kid Hungry.
  • Sweetwater 420 Festival
    April 21-23, 2017, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. For more information, visit Sweetwater Brewing
  • 15th Annual Atkins Park Crawfish Boil
    April 22, 2017, Atkins Park, Smyrna. For more information, visit Atkins Park Crawfish Boil
  • Dining Out for Life - A Benefit for Open Hand
    April 26, 2017, Atlanta. For more information, visit Dining Out for Life
  • Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival
    April 26, 2017, Gainesville Square, Gainesville. For more information, visit Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival
  • 5th Annual Tour of Kitchens
    April 29, 2017, Decatur. For more information, visit Tour of Kitchens
  • Spring Jonquil Fest
    April 29-30, 2017, Village Green, Smyrna. For more information, visit Spring Jonquil Fest
  • Inman Park Spring Festival
    April 29-30, 2017, Inman Park, Atlanta. For more information, visit Inman Park Festivals
  • Taste of Marietta
    April 30, 2017, Marietta Square, Marietta. For more information, visit Taste of Marietta

MARCH 2017

  • National Restaurant Association Nutrition Executive Study Group Meeting
    March 1-3, 2017, Atlanta. For more information, visit National Restaurant Association
  • International Association of Culinary Professionals 39tth Annual Conference
    March 3-5, 2017, Louisville, KY. For more information, visit International Association of Culinary Professionals
  • Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
    March 4, 2017, Atlantic Station, Atlanta. For more information, visit Beer and Bourbon
  • Cork and Canvas Fundraiser
    March 4, 2017, Blue Ridge Mountains Association Arts Center, Blue Ridge. For more information, visit Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association
  • 33rd Annual Hunger Walk/Run
    March 5, 2017, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta. For more information, visit The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
  • American Culinary Federation - Monthly Meeting
    March 6, 2017, US Foods, Fairburn. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • ACVB Industry Briefing: State of Hospitality
    March 8, 2017 at The Carter Center, Atlanta. For more information, visit ACVB Event Registration.
  • IHOP National Pancake Day Benefitting Children's Miracle Network
    March 8, 2017, Various IHOP locations nationwide. For more information, visit IHOP Pancake Day
  • Toast of the Town
    March 10, 2017, Rivermill Event Centre, Columbus. For more information, visit Toast of the Town
  • Suwannee American Craft Beer Festival
    March 18, 2017, Town Center Park, Suwannee. For more information, visit Suwannee Beer Fest
  • 25th Annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction
    March 22-25, 2017, High Museum Atlanta. For more information, visit High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction
  • Bacon Fest
    March 25, 2017, Dad's Garage Theatre, Atlanta. For more information, visit Bacon Fest Atlanta
  • Doc Chey's "Morningside Mile-Race and Block Party"
    March 26, 2017, Morningside Village, Atlanta. For more information, visit Doc Chey's Mile-Race and Block Party
  • Inman Park Restaurant Week
    March 27-April 2 2017, Inman Park, Atlanta. For more information, visit Inman Park Restaurant Week.
  • National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference
    March 28-29, 2017, Washington, DC. For more information, visit National Restaurant Association
  • American Culinary Federation - Annual Golf Tournament
    March 28, 2017, Ansley Golf Course, Settindown, Roswell. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • Performance Foodservice 2017 Spring Culinary Trade Show
    March 28, 2017, Infinite Energy Center at Gwinnett.

FEBRUARY 2017

  • Athens Wine Weekend
    February 3-5, 2017, The Classic Center, Athens. For more information, visit Athens Wine Weekend
  • 2017 Career Hospitality Expo
    February 3, 2017, Georgia International Convention Center, College Park. For more information, visit The Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia
  • Atlanta Winter Beer Festival
    February 4, 2017, Atlantic Station, Atlanta. For more information, visit Atlanta Winter Beer Fest
  • American Culinary Federation - President's Gala
    February 5, 2017, Location TBD. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • Chef Darryl E. Evans Scholarship Tribute Dinner
    February 7, 2017, Coaxum's Seafood Spot, Doraville. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • Human Resources & Risk and Safety Executive Study Group 2017 Winter Meeting
    February 8-10, 2017, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, Austin, TX. For more information, visit National Restaurant Association
  • The NAFEM Show
    February 9-11, 2017, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit The NAFEM Show
  • Pancakes and Booze Art Show
    February 10, 2017, Georgia Freight Depot, Atlanta. For more information, Pancakes and Booze Art Show
  • Georgia Organics Conference
    February 17-18, 2017, Georgia International Convention Center, Atlanta.  For more information, visit Georgia Organics Conference
  • 9th Annual Taste of Georgia
    February 22, 2017, Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, Atlanta. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • 17th Annual Lesson in Leadership
    February 23, 2017, Cobb Energy Centre, Atlanta. For more information, visit Lessons in Leadership Conference
  • ChefConnect: New York
    February 26-28, 2017, New York Hilton Midtown, New York City, NY. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • National Restaurant Association - New England Food Show
    February 26-28, 2017, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA.  For more information, visit National Restaurant Association

JANUARY 2017

  • Educate Georgia Summit
    January 11-12, 2017, Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta. For more information, visit Educate GA Summit
  • Atlanta Cask Ale Festival
    January 21, 2017, 5 Seasons Brewing, Sandy Springs & Taco Mac, Prado. For more information, visit Atlanta Cask Ale Festival
  • 41st Annual Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show
    January 24-26, 2017, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, SC. For more information, visit HMR Supply Show
  • 26th Anniversary South SAWG Sustainable AG Conference
    January 25-28, 2017, Lexington, KY. For more information, visit South Sustainable AG Conference
  • Savannah-Chatham Day Seafood Day
    January 26, 2017, Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta. For more information, visit Savannah Area Chamber
  • Team Hidi Five
    January 29 at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works, Atlanta. For more information, visit Team Hidi.
  • International Production & Processing Expo
    January 31-February 2, 2017, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta. For more information, visit IPP Expo

DECEMBER 2016

  • United Culinary Chef Association Annual Christmas Party
    December 2, 2016 - Georgia Tech Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta.
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Monthly Meeting
    December 5, 2016, Location To Be Announced. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association

NOVEMBER 2016

  • 16th Annual Afternoon in the Country Hosted by the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d' Escoffier International
    November 6, 2016, Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club, Douglasville. For more information, visit Les Dames d'Escoffier
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Monthly Meeting
    November 7, 2016, Halperns' Steak and Seafood, College Park, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • Savannah Food & Wine Festival
    November 7-13, 2016,  Savannah, GA. For more information, visit Savannah Food and Wine Fest
  • Annual GRACE Awards Gala
    November 13, 2016, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association


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