9 Atlanta area events that can be great for your small business in 2022

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  • 9 events in Atlanta, GA in 2022 that your business should know about

Start your year off right by planning out the events your business will participate in this year. Community involvement and business conferences are a great way to inspire your team and help grow your business. 

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Check out these events in the greater Atlanta area that your business should know about and get ready for. 

PLEASE NOTE: We have made every attempt to be accurate in our information but as you can imagine, due to the continuing effects of the the COVID-19 pandemic, everything is still in flux. Please consult the websites for the individual events and confirm the status of the events you wish to attend.

Greater Atlanta Biz Expo

When: February 22, 2022

This event is coming up quickly, and your business should attend and gain some valuable new connections. Learn about new products and services that can help your business grow.

This event is free to the general public. Fees are only associated for exhibitors who would like to put up a booth.

For more info or to become an exhibitor, email GreaterAtlantaBusinessExpo@gmail.com.  

To learn more about the event times and activities, visit eventbrite.com

Future Festival Atlanta

When: May 20, 2022

Future Festival Atlanta is back for 2022! Visit futurefestival.com or email conference@trendhunter.com.

This is the top innovation conference in Atlanta, GA. Leading business professionals such as NY Times Bestselling Author Jeremy Gutsche have been previous presenters to inspire you to have your best year ever. 

At the event, you can engage in one-on-one sessions with business consultants, attend workshops, learn from top-tier innovators, and attend the “future party” to end the day and have some fun. 

Buy your tickets now at futurefestival.com.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

When: April 8-10, 2022

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back for 2022! Watch for more updates at dogwood.org.

Atlanta’s Dogwood Festival was established more than 80 years ago as a celebration to welcome the spring and appreciate the beautiful dogwood trees that surrounded the area. 

Since then, more dogwood trees have been planted and the festival has continued strong throughout the years (with the exception of some time when it was discontinued due to World War II). 

Now people come from near and far, and your business should too. Whether you set up a booth at the festival or simply join in on the fun by getting involved with the community and promoting the event, you need to know about this awesome experience that Atlanta has to offer. 

dogwood tree in blossom for local business events Atlanta

Haven Conference

When: July 21-23, 2022

The 2022 Haven Conference is on! Visit HavenConference.com for info and tickets. For more updates, follow their Facebook page.

The Haven Conference is an event for entrepreneurs to connect with like-minded people, learn new skills, and grow their brand. You can become an exhibitor at this conference or sponsor the event to help others learn and expand their businesses, or you can attend the event yourself to further develop your own business skills and relationships.

Dragon Con

When: September 1-5, 2022

Flaunt your inner nerd at this awesome Atlanta, GA event. While this event is geared toward a specific audience (and local comic book stores will definitely benefit), the more than 50,000 fans that gather are going to need businesses to support them.

From food and drinks to lodging and entertainment to professional and local services, Atlanta’s small businesses can really profit during big events like this. 

So mark your calendar and think up some fun ways that you can incorporate this event into your marketing and promotions this fall. 

Learn more and sign up for the Dragon Con newsletter at dragoncon.org

stormtroopers at dragon con parade for local business events

Yellow Daisy Festival

When: September 8-11, 2022 

It’s back for 2022! Get info, tickets, and check back for updates at stonemountainpark.com.

Become a vendor for the annual Yellow Daisy Festival to attract new customers and grow your business! This festival is one of the nation’s top arts and crafts shows and has won multiple awards from the Southeast Festival and Events Association. 

Set up shop at the festival for a few days or be prepared for the crowds that this festival will bring. Always think of ways that your business can get involved with events such as these whether that’s volunteering or coming up with some creative deals in the theme of the event. 

Learn more at stonemountainpark.com

North Georgia State Fair

When: September 22-October 2, 2022

The North Georgia State Fair is the largest fair in the metro Atlanta area with its nearly 300,000 attendants each year. Become a sponsor of the fair or set up a vendor exhibit to attract new customers. 

Show off your stuff and enjoy the fun festivities that this fair has to offer, from the food and games to the other vendor booths. Connect with other businesses and boost company morale with a day at the fair for your team members. 

Learn more about becoming a vendor at northgeorgiastatefair.com

Small Business Expo Atlanta

When: December 1, 2022

The Small Business Expo is a free one-day networking event for small business owners across the U.S. The Atlanta event will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre this year. 

Even if you haven’t started your small business yet, this is a great event to make new connections and get inspired to get going. 

Take part in awesome workshops, listen to inspirational keynote speakers, and become an exhibitor to gain an even large impact. 

Register for free or learn more about becoming an exhibitor at thesmallbusinessexpo.com

New Year’s Eve Peach Drop

When: December 31, 2022

While the 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled, Atlanta hopes to bring back this tradition and make it bigger and better in 2022.

Every year for the past 30 years (except the past couple of years), Atlanta holds the Peach Drop to celebrate the new year. Carnival rides, live music, family entertainment, and an arcade are just some of the fun. National acts and celebrities perform at this annual event, drawing in attention from near and far. 

Most of the local restaurants, bars, and other entertainment venues stay open until the morning hours of the new year and benefit from the celebration. 

Hop on this fun event with your business by joining in. Stay open late with fun activities throughout the night, offer sweet deals and discounts throughout the day, and share all about it on your website and social media channels. 

Be sure to keep your eyes out for announcements of when and where they’re bringing back the Peach Drop!

Grow your business with reputation management software

As you plan for 2022 outreach events to grow your business, be sure that you are taking the chance to focus on some internal strategies for growth as well. Marketing and online reputation management are a huge piece of the “peach” and you’ll want to invest in these items to help your business grow and succeed. 

Womply’s reputation management software is a great solution for maximizing the benefit of your online customer reviews. We can help you come up with a strategy for acquiring new reviews and managing them all from one simple platform. 

Then as you gain new customers at the events you attend, you can invite them to review your business and share their experiences with you. Learn more, plus get free reputation monitoring and customer insights when you sign up for Womply Free!

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