March 4-26, 2017

The 2017 Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites is returning for a 14th year!

Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate, and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.


The Phoenix Flies is almost here!  

We  have been hard at work putting together the events for the 2017 Phoenix Flies Celebration.  For this year's Celebration, we have brought over 99 Preservation Partners -- our largest group ever-- from across the city. We are thrilled to announce some great new partnerships and some returning longtime favorites! Joining us this year will be the Marcel Breuer-designed Atlanta Fulton-Central Library, the Atlanta Ballet, the Georgia Governor's Mansion, the successful adaptive reuse conversion of the Kirkwood Library, and exciting preservations by Terry Kearns, Atlanta's "Architecture Tourist" and art historian, Matt Arnett, who will speak about the rare Gee's Bend Quilts at his live-music venue, Grocery on Home. We are also pleased to welcome returning partners such as the Atlanta Woman's Club, the Forward Arts Foundation/Swan Coach House, the Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Home, the Atlanta Daily World building/Gene Kansas, Sweet Auburn Works and many more!

All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.  All events are attended at the risk of the attendee.  Some events require reservations. Please see the program or event listings for additional information. 



As with all great undertakings the Phoenix Flies Celebration cannot be accomplished alone.  The Atlanta Preservation Center relies on our Preservation Partners, sponsors and the general public to make the program a success year after year.