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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.

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

OCTOBER 2016

  • Rock Shrimp Festival
    October 1, 2016, Saint Marys, GA. For more information, visit Rock Shrimp Festival
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Monthly Meeting
    October 3, 2016, WCSF at Phoenix Foodservice, Forest Park, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • Performance Foodservice Culinary Food Show
    October 11, 2016, Infinite Energy Center at Gwinnett, Duluth For more information, visit Performance Foodservice.
  • Decatur Beer Festival
    October 15, 2016, Decatur, GA. For more information, visit Decatur Beer Festival
  • Fall Festival on Ponce
    October 15-16, 2016, Olmsted Linear Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Festival on Ponce
  • Taste of Atlanta Festival
    October 21-23, 2016, Midtown at Tech Square, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Taste of Atlanta
  • 7th Annual Sunday Supper South
    October 30, 2016, Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Sunday Supper South

SEPTEMBER 2016

  • The 9th Annual Dine Out Benefiting No Kid Hungry
    September 1-30, 2016. For more information, visit Dine Out
  • Georgia Governors Tourism Conference
    September 11-14, 2016, College Park, GA. For more information, visit Tourism Takes Flight
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Board Meeting Only
    September 12, 2016, Inland Seafood Show, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • Better Living Eco-Green-Solar Expo
    September 16-18, 2016, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Better Living Expo
  • Atlanta Foodservice Expo
    September 19 - 20, 2016, Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Foodservice Expo
  • Annual GRA Chairman's Reception
    September 19, 2016, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Atlanta Greek Festival
    September 22-25, 2016, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Greek Festival
  • Atlanta Wing Fest
    1-5 PM, September 25, 2016, Angel Flight Soars and Second Helpings Atlanta, The Foundry at Puritan Mill, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Wing Fest
  • Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show
    September 27-29, 2016, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

AUGUST 2016

  • ACF Chefs Association Monthly Meeting
    August 1, 2016, Performance Foodservice Group, Austell, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • National Beer Mile
    August, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit National Beer Mile
  • The Cork Puller's Beer, Wine, and Spirits Festival
    August, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Cork Pullers
  • 10th Annual Give Me Five: Five Chefs & Five Sommeliers
    August 14, 2016, Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Give Me Five
  • GRA PAC the Rooftop at Skyline Park
    August 16, 2016, Ponce City Market, Atlanta For more information visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival
    August 20, 2016, Decatur, GA. For more information, visit Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass
  • 12th Annual Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin'
    August 21, 2016, Roswell, GA. For more information, visit Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin'

JULY 2016

  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Tailgate Party
    July, Date To Be Announced, Gwinnett Braves Stadium, Lawrenceville, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • 'Nezian Fest- South Pacific Islander Food Festival
    July, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Candler Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit 'Nezian Fest
  • Downtown Restaurant Week
    July, 2016, Dates To Be Announced, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Downtown Restaurant Week
  • Red, White & Brew
    July 4, 2016, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Red, White & Brew
  • ACF Cook.Craft.Create Convention & Show
    July 15-19, 2016, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival
    July 17, 2015, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Killer Tomato Fest
  • Georgia Restaurant Week
    July 18-24, 2016. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Week
  • Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival
    July 30, 2016, Cobb County Fairground, Marietta, GA. For more information, visit Back 2 School Food Festival

JUNE 2016

  • Brookhaven Beer Fest
    June, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Brookhaven, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Brookhaven Beer Fest
  • Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
    June, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
  • Summer Wined Up
    June, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Newnan, GA. For more information, visit Summer Wined Up
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    June 2-5, 2016, Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
  • Alpharetta Brew Moon CountryFest
    June 4, 2016, Alpharetta, GA. For more information, visit Alpharetta Brew Moon CountryFest
  • Roswell Lavender Festival
    June 11, 2016, Barrington Hall, Roswell, GA. For more information, visit Roswell Lavender Festival
  • Rock the Cure Benefiting Diabetes Research
    June 11, 2016, Sweetwater Brewery, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Rock the Cure
  • 5th Annual Atlanta Street Food Festival
    June 11-12, 2016, Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Street Food Festival
  • Tunes From The Tombs
    June 13, 2016, Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Tunes From The Tombs
  • 5th Annual GRA Golf Invitational
    June 14, 2016, The River Club, Suwanee, GA. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Family Food Festival Atlanta
    June 19, 2016, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Family Food Festival
  • Restaurant Trends and Directions Conference
    June 22, 2016, The Westin River North, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit Technomic

MAY 2016

  • Taste of Town Brookhaven
    May, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Brookhaven, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Town Brookhaven
  • Atlanta Taco Festival
    May 1, 2016, Candler Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Taco Festival
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Monthly Meeting
    May 2, 2016, Georgia Power CRC, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • Pick'n in Grant Park BBQ & Music Festival
    May 6-7, 2016, Grant Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Grant Park BBQ
  • Sweet Auburn Festival
    May 6-8, 2016, Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Sweet Auburn
  • Taste of Alpharetta
    May 12, 2016, Alpharetta, GA. For more information, visit Taste of Alpharetta
  • Shaky Knees Music Festival
    May 13-15, 2016, Centennial Olympic Park & International Plaza, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Shaky Knees Music Fest
  • Food that Rocks
    May 14, 2016, Hammond Park, Sandy Springs, GA. For more information, visit FoodThatRocks.org
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank Full Course Classic Golf Tournament
    May 16, 2016, Settindown Creek Golf Course, Roswell, GA. For more information, visit Full Course Classic
  • US Foods - Food Fanatics Live
    May 18, 2016, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Food Fanatics Events
  • National Restaurant Association Show 2016
    May 21-24, 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit NRA Show 2016
  • Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
    May 21, 2016, Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
  • Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival
    May 21-22, 2016, Dahlonega, GA. For more information, visit Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival
  • International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event at the NRA Show
    May 22-23, 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit BAR 16 at NRA Show
  • Brew at the Zoo
    May 28, 2016, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Zoo Atlanta


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