Winter Storm Remus ushered out February with a bit of whimper but the chilly March weather has all of us seeking those early hints of spring.

Atlanta wakes back up after a long winter with festivals and parties, especially those catered to the LGBT crowd.

From Atlanta Leather Pride to the annual HRC Dinner Gala & Auction, there is something for everyone.

This year, the first-ever Ladyfest Atlanta plants its seeds in the city later this month to celebrate all things women and gender nonconforming, while the Atlanta Leather Festival returns to the Atlanta Eagle April 10-12 to embrace kink and fetish and also crown a new Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle and new Mr. SE Rubber.
OurSong Spring Concert
With or Without You: A Cabaret
March 13-14
Synchronicity Theatre

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 14
Steps off at noon on Peachtree Street in Midtown
Arrive by 10 a.m. for best viewing

Ladyfest Atlanta
March 20-22
Various locations
Bear Necessities
April 3-5
Oz Campground



Atlanta Leather Pride
April 10-12
Including on April 11
Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle and Mr. SE Rubber contests
Atlanta Eagle





Dogwood Festival
April 11-12
Piedmont Park

Sweetwater 420 Fest
April 17-19
Centennial Park

Easter Drag Races
April 19

Party with Impact—Honoring the work of Paul Plate
April 25
The Commerce Club

Inman Park Festival
April 25-26

Suzanne Westenhoefer



Fundraiser for Pride School Atlanta
featuring comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer
May 1
Virginia-Highland Church





IMG_9994HRC Atlanta Dinner Gala & Auction
May 5
Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Big Peach Softball Weekend
Metro Atlanta Softball Complex
May 21-24

Atlanta Jazz Festival
May 22-24
Piedmont Park

East Point Possums
June 13
East Point

CHRIS Kids Premiere Party
July 11
Mason Murer Gallery

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