Seasons in Atlanta at Stone Mountain Park

Experience the year-round splendor of Stone Mountain Park! Each season unfolds its unique charm here, offering a diverse array of activities and breathtaking scenery. In spring, witness the park bloom with life; summer brings vibrant events and sunny adventures; autumn is a spectacle of fiery foliage; and winter offers serene beauty with cool, crisp air. Whether you’re seeking family fun, a peaceful nature retreat, or outdoor excitement, Stone Mountain Park’s ever-changing beauty makes it an ideal destination for all seasons. 

Don’t forget to check out the activities available at the park to make your visit even more memorable.

Spring in Stone Mountain Park

Spring in Stone Mountain Park is a celebration of nature’s renewal. The park transforms into a canvas of blooming flowers and vibrant greenery, making it an ideal spot for family outings and nature enthusiasts.

Spring FUN Break

3/30/2024 — 4/7/2024
Crossroads

Celebrate Atlanta’s Spring Break with exciting attractions like Dinosaur Explore, 4-D Theater, and Adventure Mini-Golf, plus the All-New Dino Fest!

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Easter Sunrise Service

3/31/2024

Experience serenity and peace as Stone Mountain Park presents two simultaneous, inter-denominational Easter services at the top of the mountain and at the base of the mountain on the Memorial Lawn.

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Latino Family Festival

5/4/2024 — 5/19/2024
Crossroads

Stone Mountain Park is proud to host an all-new Latino Family Festival the first three weekends in May.

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Spring Tip: The Walk-Up Trail to the top of Stone Mountain offers spectacular views of the awakening landscape. Fishing in Stone Mountain Lake is a peaceful way to enjoy the season, and these activities are just as delightful in other seasons too.

Summer at Stone Mountain Park

Summer at Stone Mountain Park is a time for sunny skies, outdoor adventures, and unforgettable events that bring families together.

Memorial Day Weekend

5/24/2024 — 5/27/2024

Stone Mountain park honors our troops and their families, in a four-day celebration of American spirit at Atlanta’s largest Memorial Day Weekend celebration.

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Summer at the Rock

6/8/2024 — 7/28/2024

Stone Mountain Park is the the perfect destination for you and your family to unplug and reconnect this summer.

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Fantastic Fourth Celebration

7/1/2024 — 7/7/2024

Don’t miss the Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers have voted Stone Mountain Park as the best place in Atlanta to enjoy fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

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Yellow Daisy Festival

9/5/2024 — 9/8/2024

Be sure to visit this favorite Fall event, where hundreds of artists and crafters display their works for your appreciation and purchase. Enjoy daily live entertainment, children’s activities, and crafter demonstrations throughout the event as well as fabulous festival foods.

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Colors of India Festival

8/10/2024 — 8/11/2024
Crossroads

Celebrate India’s diversity and rich cultural heritage during the all-new Colors of India Family Festival coming to Stone Mountain Park August 10 – 11, 2024.

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Labor Day Weekend Celebration

8/31/2024 — 9/2/2024

Spend Labor Day Weekend at Stone Mountain Park and see a special engagement of the classic Lasershow!

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Summer Tip: Don’t miss the Scenic Railroad for a relaxing tour around the mountain, the Summit Skyride for breathtaking aerial views, and the Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf for family fun.

Fall in Stone Mountain Park

Autumn in Stone Mountain Park transforms it into a vibrant canvas of reds, oranges, and yellows, setting the scene for both stunning fall foliage and lively cultural events!

Stone Mountain Highland Games

10/19/2024 — 10/20/2024

Since 1972, the picturesque grounds of the Stone Mountain Park meadow, a short drive northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, have resounded with the sounds of bagpipes, fiddles and harps during the third weekend in October.

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Pumpkin Festival

9/14/2024 — 11/3/2024
Crossroads

Play by Day during Pumpkin Festival featuring all your favorite attractions and entertainment, then Glow by Night during our not-so-spooky nighttime experience for the whole family!

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Native American Festival and Pow Wow

10/31/2024 — 11/3/2024
Historic Square

Bring your family to experience the energy and color of the largest Native American gathering in Georgia. Free to Mountain Members, the four-day Native American Festival and Pow-Wow was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

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Fall Tip: Take a hike on the scenic trails to see the fall colors. Or, play golf on one of the two beautiful courses. These are great in fall and all year round.

Winter Wonders at Stone Mountain Park

Winter in Stone Mountain Park is a festive wonderland, offering a cozy, joy-filled atmosphere for holiday celebrations.

Stone Mountain Christmas

11/9/2024 — 1/5/2025
Crossroads

Light up your family holidays with the glow of more than two million lights, more than a dozen performances and activities at Atlanta’s most heartwarming Christmas celebration, Stone Mountain Christmas.

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Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve Celebration

12/31/2024
Crossroads

Because kids are just as excited to ring in the New Year as their parents but need to be in bed before midnight—Stone Mountain Park is ringing in the New Year early during this family-friendly celebration! Enjoy Stone Mountain Christmas then join the countdown at 9 PM including music, dancing, and fireworks.

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Lunar New Year

2/10/2024 — 2/25/2024

Stone Mountain Park is proud to host the Lunar New Year Festival. This festival features a Drone Show, Light Show, cultural craft activities, storytelling, puppetry, dance and drum exhibitions, parades, and other cultural elements.

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Winter Tip: Check out the Dinosaur Explore to see giant dinosaurs, have fun in the Dinotorium with lots of games, or watch an exciting 4D movie for indoor fun on chilly winter days.

Year-Round Attractions at Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is always ready for visitors, no matter the season. There’s something fun to do here all year long.

 Recreation

Fishing in Stone Mountain Lake

Fishing is permitted on the lake from 6:00 a.m. until Midnight. We have five types of fish in the lake: bass, carp, crappie, catfish, and bream.

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 Recreation

Hiking Trails

Stone Mountain Park features 15 miles of hiking and walking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Enjoy the 5-mile trail around the base, the 1-mile trail to the summit and more!

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 Recreation

Studdard Picnic Area

Enjoy a family picnic in a beautiful wooded area near the mountain. Public use tables are available on a first come, first serve basis. Public use grills are also available to be shared by several groups.

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 Recreation

Triangle Picnic Area

The Triangle Picnic Area is located on Robert E. Lee Blvd. and is the closest public picnic area to the Crossroads area. Public use tables are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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 Golf

Two 18-Hole Golf Courses

Located in one of the most popular attractions in Georgia, Stone Mountain Park, just minutes from downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain Golf Club features two championship golf courses and offers scenic views of historic Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain Lake.

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Walk, Jog or Bike

Walkers, joggers, and bicyclists can circle the mountain on a 5 mile loop. Motor vehicle traffic is one-way on the back side of the mountain with wide, dedicated lanes for jogging and biking.

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FAQ’s About Seasons in Stone Mountain Park

What’s the weather like in Stone Mountain Park?

Spring: Mild with occasional rain.

Summer: Hot and humid.

Fall: Cool, with crisp air.

Winter: Cold, with occasional snow.

When is the best time to visit Stone Mountain Park?

It depends on what you’re looking for. Spring and fall offer beautiful natural scenery, summer is great for outdoor activities, and winter has wonderful holiday events.

What should I pack for a visit?

Always check the weather before your trip. Generally, bring comfortable shoes for walking, a camera for the views, and appropriate clothing for the season.

Is the park open all year?

Yes, Stone Mountain Park is open year-round, but some attractions may have different operating hours or be seasonal. Check the park’s schedule of activities to learn more.

Can I visit the park in rainy weather?

Sure! Just bring your rain gear. Some outdoor activities might be limited, but there are indoor attractions too.

Remember, Stone Mountain Park is a place where every season brings its own kind of magic. Pack accordingly, check out the park’s many amenities, and get ready for an unforgettable experience no matter when you visit!

Plan Your Visit to Stone Mountain Park

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The Best Things To Do In Atlanta Are At Stone Mountain Park!

Explore a wide variety of fun family activities, exciting seasonal events and more at the home of the best things to do in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Dining

From full service restaurants to quick-service concessions, Stone Mountain Park offers a wide variety of locations where you can fill your stomach and quench your thirst.

Shopping

Stone Mountain Park is home to a variety of unique shops featuring handmade crafts and signature souvenirs for every member of the family.

Festivals & Events

Don’t miss exciting annual events at Stone Mountain Park like the Yellow Daisy Festival, Pumpkin Festival: Play by Day, Glow by Night, Stone Mountain Christmas and more! With something every season, there’s always plenty of things to do in Atlanta at Stone Mountain Park.

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