Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The weather is clearing up, and Atlanta is in the spirit with several home tours, festivals, food, and art! Celebrate the start of this beautiful Fall weather with the Top 17 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, September 14th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017.

Whether you are looking for some home inspiration or outdoor shopping and strolling, Atlanta is filled with unique seasonal events all weekend long!  From art festivities to live performances, cocktails, and neighborhood explorations, you’ll find something to enjoy during the beautiful weather ahead. Atlanta is serving up the best experiences with 16 Happenings all over town this weekend!

  1. Taste of Buckhead
    Thursday | September 14th
    Buckhead
    Enjoy unlimited tastes from Buckhead’s premier restaurants and sample wine, beer and spirit tastings! Exclusive vendors will also be offering products to browse and enjoy. The evening of culinary adventure and camaraderie will host prominent chefs, mixologists, and community leaders.
  2. Noon to Night
    Thursday | September 14th
    Avalon Alpharetta
    The 3rd annual fundraiser will feature a cocktail reception with fare from Avalon’s famed eateries followed by a fabulous fashion show featuring Bert’s Big Adventure families and Atlanta celebrities. Experience Fall fashion from Avalon’s carefully crafted retailers as models hit the runway in everything from daytime to evening wear.
  3. Center For Puppetry Arts Family Series
    Thursday – Sunday | September 14th – September 17th
    Center For Puppetry Arts · Midtown 
    Don’t miss the last weekend: Mother Goose has gone missing! Sing, wiggle, and clap along with Mary Mary to sort out the rhymes and find clues to Mother Goose’s whereabouts. Your all-inclusive ticket includes: the live performance, Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ or To-Go Kit, and admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum.
  4. Alpharetta Food Truck Alley
    Thursday | September 14th
    Alpharetta
    The Alpharetta Food Truck Alley will feature 11 of Atlanta’s premier food trucks, local shopping, a live band, bouncy fun for the kids – and of course beverages for the adults! Invite your friends to taste some of your favorite foods and meet the newest trucks on the block!
  5. Cocktails in the Garden
    Thursday | September 14th
    Atlanta Botanical Garden
    Atlanta’s most beautiful cocktail party features specialty cocktails, live music and entertainment, games, and an after-hours look at The Curious Garden! Throughout Cocktails in the Garden, guests are also invited to make dinner reservations at the beautiful Garden restaurant, Longleaf.
  6. Friday Jazz
    Friday | September 15th
    High Museum of Art
    Relax with a cold cocktail, explore the museum’s permanent collections, and enjoy incredible live melodies from Melvin Jones at this coming month’s special performance. Renowned for his hypnotic sound and technical proficiency, Jones seems to shine seamlessly in almost any musical setting. Whether he’s playing lead trumpet, in a professional horn section, exploring a classical repertoire, or even stepping in front of a jazz quartet to lead a jam session, Jones captures the attention of any audience!

  7. Bark’n’ Brew
    Saturday | September 16th
    Brookhaven
    With proceeds to benefit those affected to by Hurricane Harvey, guests are invited to mingle with some of the best looking people and dogs in Atlanta. Tickets include a commemorative SweetWater glass, beer tickets, and food samples from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants.
  8. Brownwood Bike Rally
    Saturday | September 16th
    East Atlanta
    The Brownwood Bike Rally celebrates cycling, fitness, and health for kids and adults like! This year’s event includes road bike races, a kids bike safety rodeo, cyclocross races for adults, and a health fair. The food court and festival area will have crafts, a moon walk, and tons of family-friendly activities, so bring the whole family! Cyclists will race for cash, bike gear, and other prizes – including one for Funkiest Bike.
  9. Avalon Nights Live
    Friday | September 15th
    Avalon · Alpharetta
    Kick back and unwind after a long week with live music at Avalon Nights Live! Kick off your weekend this Friday with the Mike Veal Band!
  10. Explore a Home Tour
    Saturday | September 16th
    Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs
    With two fabulous home tours this Saturday, explore the neighborhoods of Atlanta as you’ve never done before! The Roswell Historical Society Tour of Homes gives an exclusive look into the community’s most historic private homes and public spaces. At the NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes, guests will enjoy inside looks at new design features, quality craftsmanship, and trending products through Dunwoody, Roswell, and Sandy Springs.
  11. Music Midtown
    Saturday – Sunday | September 16th – 17th
    Piedmont Park
    Headlining this year’s event will be performances from: Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Future, and Blink 182. A variety of diverse performers will also be featured across four stages stages. Joining the two-day music extravaganza will include a lineup of new rock, pop, and rap acts from Weezer, Young The Giant, Tove Lo – among others!
  12. Marietta StreetFest
    Saturday  – Sunday | September 16th – 17th
    Marietta Square
    Renown as a Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society, the annual StreetFest features antiques, classic cars, live music, an artist’s market, and more! Check out the massive kids Zone, swing by the Marietta Museum of History, and work up an appetite for all that festival food at the morning races!
  13. Taste of Smyrna
    Saturday | September 16th
    Smyrna Village Green
    Over 30 of Smyrna’s finest restaurants plan to participate with samples to tempt your taste buds! While tasting your way through the day, plan on a visit to the beer garden, wine tasting, and listen to music all day long all on the beautiful award-winning properties. There will also be an enormous kids zone, so bring the whole family along!
  14. City Winery Sunday Smoke Out
    Sunday | September 17th
    Ponce City Market

    Enjoy a fresh take on Sunday night supper at City Winery’s Sunday Smoke Out! With fresh takes on classic southern barbecue, great beer, and music, you can finish the weekend on a sweet note. City Winery will be serving up freshly-smoked brisket, wings, house-made smoked sausage, coleslaw, peach cobbler, and more! $25 Admission gets you two meats, two sides, a dessert, and a SweetWater beer of your choice.
  15. WonderRoot Artists Market
    Sunday | September 17th
    Ponce City Market

    Featuring 40 artists each week, WonderRoot hosts an active market for creative people to sustain themselves and illuminate their skills. The Shed at Ponce City Market is a covered platform off of the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail, making the Artists Market easily accessible for a lovely afternoon of shopping and browsing.
  16. Art on the Beltline
    September – November
    Atlanta Beltline
    Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the largest temporary, outdoor art project across the South and in the history of Atlanta. The spectacular exhibition brings more than 150 works of art to the Atlanta BeltLine corridor from visual artists, performers, and musicians. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine performances return with more events over three weekends. Come out for a full day of events with music, dance, theater, and more!
  17. Explore a Farmer’s Market!
    Metro Atlanta
    We’ve compiled a list of 17 Must-See Farmer’s Markets in 2017! Whether you are looking for some local food, a leisurely Saturday morning excursion, or unique wares, we have you covered.