Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

We have you covered with the Top Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, April 20th – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017.

It’s sunny skies ahead, and Atlanta is in the spirit all throughout town!

With so many great events all over town, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to take in all the beauty of the city with our list of the Top Atlanta Happenings This Weekend!

Enjoy tasting flavors from new food trucks, explore a home tour (or two!), find some classic festival fun, and explore new music & art across several venues.

Whether you are looking for some time without the kids – or even some family fun for all ages – this weekend has it all!

  1. Alpharetta Food Truck Alley
    Thursday | April 20th
    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!
  2. Dunwoody Lemonade Days
    Thursday – Sunday | April 20th – 23rd
    Brookrun Park
    Featuring fun for all ages, the festival will be filled with entertainment for everyone! This year’s event will include live performances, games, rides, music, arts & crafts, and much more!
  3. Taste of the Nation
    Thursday | April 20th
    Southern Exchange at Peachtree
    An elegant evening of gourmet food and wine, Taste of the Nation features chefs and gourmet cuisine from Atlanta’s top restaurants, wine tastings, live entertainment along with live, silent, and wine auctions.
  4. Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens
    Thursdays – Sundays | April 20th – May 14th
    Produced by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, the house will host a variety of events, from book-signings to history lessons and festive celebrations! Guests will also be regaled with the talents and creativity of 25 designers from the Southeast. We have you covered with all of the highlights and events of the 2nd annual showcase of the region’s leading design-industry talents!
  5. Friday Jazz
    Friday | April 21st
    High Museum of Art
    Trumpeter and vocalist, Jason Collier will fill the atrium of the High Museum of Art with an evening of live jazz. No matter the month, guests will enjoy music, drinks, and art. Drawing in the Galleries also takes place during each Friday Jazz from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. From the novice to the expert, guests are invited to drop in and sketch live clothed models in the galleries.
  6. Dixie Purvis Solo Show
    Friday | April 21st
    Anne Irwin Fine Art
    Don’t miss the Opening Reception as Anne Irwin Fine Art proudly presents abstract painter, Dixie Taylor Purvis! The solo show will showcase Purvis’ remarkable abstracts, highlighting her bold colors and strong, varied marks.
  7. Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens
    Friday – Sunday | April 21st – 23rd
    Druid Hills
    The premiere tour of homes and gardens celebrates the evolution of the architecture and design of the Druid Hills neighborhood in Atlanta. Weekend events include: Jazz in the Plaza, Markers Market, Local Bands, a 5K & Tot Trot, CDC Museum Tour, Plant Sale, and more in-home events!
  8. Sweetwater 420 Fest
    Friday – Sunday | April 21st – 23rd
    Centennial Olympic Park
    Founded as an Earth Day celebration, the Sweetwater 420 Fest has become one of Atlanta’s biggest parties while celebrating sustainability in the community! This year’s festival has upped the ante with tasty brews, incredible food, and a memorable entertainment lineup. Highlights include: live music, 420 Disco, 420 Fest 5K, Sweetwater Experience Tent, and more!
  9. Brookwood Hills Home Tour
    Saturday | April 22nd
    Brookwood Hills Neighborhood
    A signature fundraiser for the Brookwood Hills Friends, the bi-annual tour celebrates the 2017 theme, “Tradition Meets Today.” Knowledgeable docents will guide each home through the tour, inspiring guests with ideas for personal projects at home. The docents will also share contacts for the architects, builders, landscape designers, and interior designers whose work you will see firsthand.
  10. Alive! Expo
    Saturday – Sunday | April 22nd – 23rd
    Cobb Galleria

    Alive! Expo is  Atlanta’s Natural Products, Green Living, Total Health & Wellness Consumer Event. In one exciting weekend, over 150 vendors from the health and wellness industry join together to showcase the best natural, organic, and green products suitable for the whole family!
  11. Atlanta Streets Alive!
    Sunday | April 23rd
    Grant Park & Westview

    tlanta Streets Alive is a celebration of what happens on the streets when they are closed off to automobiles and open to people. A favorite among the Atlanta community, the event transforms the streets to make Atlanta a happier, healthier, and more sustainable city.Closed to motorized traffic, the route is opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities. Come take part in the family-friendly fun by biking, skating, walking and rolling down the streets!
  12. Fairy Tale Tea
    Sunday | April 23rd
    Lenox Square
    The Mother-Daughter event includes a seated tea, children’s fashion show by Neiman Marcus, special prizes, and much more. Enjoy a fun bonding activity with your little girl – all while celebrating a huge success for CHOA! Doting from hairstylists and makeup artists will having each girl feeling like a fairy princess. Attending guests will also enjoy a presentation and testimony from a Children’s patient on the impact that our hospital has had on her life.
  13. WonderRoot Artists Market
    Sunday | April 23rd
    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.
  14. ATL Burger Week
    Sunday – Saturday | April 23rd – 29th
    Metro Atlanta

    Over 50 restaurants across Atlanta will be serving up $5 burgers all week long as they will compete to win your vote for ATL’s Best Burger. In addition to all the beef you can handle throughout the week, the Georgia beef Board will be offering up a KUDU Safari Braai Grill to giveaway, as well as a bunch of awesome rubs from Geogia Based Lane’s BBQ.
  15. 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.
  16. High Museum | Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art
    Through May 7th
    The exhibition will feature more than 80 artists whose works highlight the American perspective during the start of the 20th century. The works will be arranged geographically, featuring 70 works from the High’s permanent collection. Artists include: trained painters who worked outside of major American cities, photographers, and self-taught artists who were earning major recognition from the American art world for the first time in history.