These multicultural festivals put the richness of Atlanta's diversity on full display.
MAY 12-13 PICK’N IN GRANT PARK Come for the BBQ competition, and stay for the rocking live music lineup, street market selling local wares and super-fun kid's area. Free. Grant Park, www. grantparkbbq.org
MAY 14 LA RAZA FEST Get ready to dance until you drop at this Latin music festival organized by La Raza 102.3/100.1 FM. The free concert's lineup features Voz de Mando, Los Amos, La Fuerza de Tijuana, Banda SANTA CECILIA and Aliados de Tierra Caliente. Noon-8 pm. Gwinnett Place Mall. www.laraza1023.com
MAY 19-21 MARIETTA GREEK FESTIVAL This is a three-day celebration of Greek culture, including plenty of scrumptious Mediterranean food, and all the Greek music and dancing you could ask for. A Greek marketplace sells jewelry, handmade linens, hip scarves, and much more. Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. www.mariettagreekfestival.org
MAY 26-28 ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL This is considered one of the nation's largest and best free jazz festivals. The lineup is packed with legends of the genre, including Freddy Cole, Macy Gray, and Regina Carter. www. atlantafestivals.com