5 of the biggest festivals in Atlanta of 2015

Atlanta loves festivals, and for most of the time from April to September, you can find at least one and sometimes several every weekend. There are blues festivals, jazz festivals, hip-hop and rap festivals—you name, there's a party in Atlanta for it. Most of the biggest festivals provide a variety of musical styles and will appeal to a number of tastes. Here are five of the biggest and most popular.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Piedmont Park
April 11-13

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is one of Atlanta's favorite local events and is usually attended by about 200,000 people. In addition to the beautiful surroundings and vibrant artists' market, there are two stages—the main stage and the international stage—which provide entertainment over the three days of the festival. The music covers a wide variety of genres, including blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, and contemporary Christian.

Sweetwater420
April 17-19
Centennial Park

An edgier event is the Sweetwater420 Festival in Centennial Park. This year's lineup spans a wide musical gamut from Snoop Dogg to Cage The Elephant to Primus to Anders Osborne and Marc Broussard, plus many others.

Shaky Knees Festival
May 8-10
Atlantic Station
The Strokes, Flogging Molly, Social Distortion

The Shaky Knees Festival at Atlantic Station is a huge three-day festival with something for just about everyone. Some of the featured artists this year are The Strokes, Flogging Molly, Social Distortion, Wilco, The Pixies, Mastadon and Trombone Shorty, so you can see that variety will rule.

Shaky Boots Festival
May 16-18
KSU Sports and Entertainment {ark
Kennesaw

Shaky Boots is a brand new festival from the same people who put together the Shaky Knees Festival. It is a country-oriented festival, bringing in some big names like Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Old Crow Medicine Show and Cracker, who may be a bit surprised to find themselves in this category.

Music Midtown
September 19
Piedmont Park

Music Midtown is already showing up on festival calendars this year, but there is no word on the lineup yet or any other details. Nevertheless, no list of the most anticipated and biggest festivals without this most famous and loved festival of them all. Last year's event included Jack White, Eminem and Lorde among others.

These are just a taste of the huge and immensely popular festivals visitors and locals alike can experience in Atlanta in 2015!