Visit Atlanta Design Festival

Atlanta Design Festival presents newsworthy trends in cutting-edge architecture and design, modernity, sustainability, social responsibility, and contemporary culture at an elevated level happening all around Atlanta.

Activities run over 9 days with many unique events such as presentations, talks, films, exhibitions, installations and more. It all takes place in between May 26—June 3, 2018 and is the Southeast’s highly regarded activity exclusively about promoting bold contemporary and international design.

Getting to Atlanta Design Festival


Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has held the title of world’s busiest airport since 2000, and for good reason. Not only is it among world airport leaders in just about every statistical category measured, but it is also within a two-hour flight for 80 percent of the U.S. population. It isn’t just the service that sets Atlanta’s airport apart, it’s also the amenities. Dining and shopping are but two of the ways you can best utilize your time during a layover, and the airport is a short 10-minute trip into downtown Atlanta for those with a longer stay.  As one of a few U.S. airports with direct rail access from the airport, getting to downtown Atlanta and other areas on MARTA is a breeze.

Public Transport

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)


Plan your trip →


  • Atlanta is accessible via Interstates 20, 75, 85 and Georgia 400. I-285 forms a beltway around the city.
  • Want to ride the rails? Amtrak offers service to Atlanta from New Orleans, New York and points in between.
  • Atlanta is the Southern hub for Megabus, which provides affordable bus service to major cities. For as low as $1, you can travel between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., New Orleans, New York City, Birmingham, Ala., Dallas, Nashville, Indianapolis, Ind. and many more destinations.
  • Need proof of how quick a trip to Atlanta can be? All of these cities are within a seven-hour drive of Atlanta: Charleston, S.C.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Knoxville, Tenn. And Nashville.