Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

July is coming to an end, but the Summertime fun is still in high gear! Celebrate Summer with the Top Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, July 27th – Sunday, July 30th, 2017.

From outdoor performances to fresh fare, there’s something for everyone this weekend. Get in touch with your undead side as you crawl your way through local pubs, catch a movie with the family, and enjoy a fancy Prohibition-era event filled with delicious libations!

Atlanta is serving up the best in experiences with 12 Happenings all over town this weekend.

  1. Alpharetta Food Truck Alley
    Thursday | July 27th
    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. Cocktails in the Garden
    Thursday | July 27th
    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.
  3. Outdoor Movies
    Thursday | July 27th
    Town Brookhaven & Atlantic Station
    Part of our 2017 Guide to Atlanta’s Best Summer Movies, this Thursday evening features La La Land at Town Brookhaven and Twister at Central Park in Atlantic Station. Grab a bite to eat, pack some blankets, and enjoy an outdoor movie with the whole family!
  4. Jazz on the Lawn
    Friday | July 28th
    Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
    With its beautiful surrounding grounds, Callonwolde Amphitheater offers the perfect natural and historic setting. Bring your loved ones, a picnic, and blanket – And settle in for an evening filled with a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues music! Door open at 6:30 p.m. for a performance from Virginia Schenck and Free Planet Radio this Friday!
  5. Avalon Nights Live
    Friday | July 28th
    Avalon · Alpharetta
    Kick back and unwind after a long week with live music at Avalon Nights Live! Kick off your weekend this Friday with Big Daddy Whiskey!
  6. BB&T Atlanta Open
    Through Sunday | July 30th
    Atlantic Station
    The ATP World Tour 250 Event is the first event in the seven-tournament series leading up the US Open. 2017 will be the fourteenth year of the Series. The family-friendly event will include special events such as a Free Family Zone, fireworks display, Ladies Day, Kids Weekend, and more. Last year’s event brought on new musical talents for fans to enjoy, and 2017 will be just as fun! 
  7. Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl
    Saturday | July 29th
    Diesel Filling Station
    Known for hosting Atlanta’s largest weekly “The Walking Dead” TV viewing parties, Diesel Filling Station includes several pubs throughout North Highlands, professional zombie make-up artists, special guests, exclusive food and drink specials, a Zombie Costume Contests, After-Party, and more! The 21+ event takes over local pubs and restaurants throughout the Virginia Highlands.
  8. Prohibition in the Park
    Saturday | July 29th
    Heritage Sandy Springs
    Benefiting the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market and Historic Resources Program, Prohibiton in the Park offers an elegant Prohibiton-era experience. From the cigars to local fare, guests will experience the history of moonshine and speakeasies from all over Georgia. Cocktail attire is requested, and themed outfits are encouraged!
  9. City Winery Sunday Smoke Out
    Sunday | July 30th
    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, cole slaw, peach cobbler, and more! $25 Admission gets you two meats, two sides, a dessert, and a SweetWater beer of your choice.
  10. Sunset Summers
    Sunday | July 30th
    Park Tavern • Midtown
    The weekly concerts continue all summer long with alternative performances from Atlanta’s most buzz-worthy artists through September. Don’t miss Quaildogs & Ben Millburn this Sunday! Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, performances will be held under the spacious, air conditioned Garden Tent of Park Tavern. With Piedmont Park and the Midtown Skyline as its backdrop, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening in Atlanta!
  11. WonderRoot Artists Market
    Sunday | July 30th
    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.
  12. 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.