2014 Paws in the Park

logoPaws in the Park returns for its fourth annual charity dog walk at Centennial Olympic Park. The event takes place on Sunday, October 5th from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and the charity walk begins at 1:30 p.m. The day will be filled with activities for you, your dog, and the whole family! You will also have the chance to meet adoptable rescue dogs and potentially add a new four-legged member to your family.

K-9 nose work, agility training, and other interactive demonstrations will be presented throughout the afternoon. Non-profit groups will be providing free education on animal-related issues, while vendors and sponsors will provide a great variety of products for your shopping enjoyment. Treat your pup to a “pupcake” or some fun new toys to enjoy outdoors this fall! Children can also head to the Kids’ Zone for an afternoon of activities and workshops the whole family will be sure to love.

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2014 Atlanta Cheese Festival

cheeseThe second annual Atlanta Cheese Festival returns on Friday, October 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Gourmet Foods International (GFI) will be celebrating “milk’s leap toward immortality” by showcasing samples from over 100 of the most recognized cheese artisan food producers from across the globe.

The festivities kick off with a Grilled Cheese Meltdown competition from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. where attendees can taste and vote on gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from Atlanta’s most esteemed chefs. Contestants will include: Miller Union, Highland Bakery, High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet, 1Kept, Home Grown, Salt Yard, Muss & Turner’s, Loews, and more. Competition has never been so delicious!

If sampling artisan cheeses and food from all the producers isn’t enough, vendors will have cheese and additional products for sale. Guests can also bring home some delicious tips and cheese knowledge from the Edible Garden, where local chefs and cheese producers will be providing cooking demonstrations and favorite cheese-centered recipes.

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9th Annual Aqua Vino

Georgia AquariumIt’s time to “Toast to Imagination” at Georgia Aquarium’s 9th Annual Aqua Vino! Join fellow patrons at the Aquarium’s most unforgettable event where you will have the opportunity to savor more than 200 fine wines, sample cuisine from Atlanta’s top restaurants, and participate in live and silent auctions – all while mingling with exotic animals from around the world. 

The event takes place in the Georgia Aquarium and Oceans Ballroom on Thursday, October 9th. The VIP tasting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. with the Grand Tasting to follow from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

An incredible lineup of food will be provided from over 30 of Atlanta’s premier restaurants, including: Alon’s Bakery, Baraonda, Fig Jam, Double Zero, Ocean Prime, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and more! The live and silent auctions will also provide an exclusive variety of wine to bid on in addition to fine art, cheeses, airfare, and other exclusive events and experiences. Event attendees must be 21 years of age for entry.

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Old Fourth Ward Tour of Homes

o4wFall in the 4th” with the Old Fourth Ward Tour of Homes on Sunday, September 14th from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Now that you’ve experienced the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, toured Ponce City Market and enjoyed Historic Fourth Ward Park, it’s time to check out some of the unique and fantastic homes in the neighborhood!

From art deco lofts to charming bungalows, both traditionalists and modernists will find homes to love at the home tour and pick up interior decorating inspiration along the way. For $20 per ticket, you can see ten unique homes while supporting some fantastic local non-profits. Tour proceeds will be used to fund worthy neighborhood projects and beautification projects in the Old Fourth Ward Community. Last year’s proceeds went toward benefiting Operation P.E.A.C.E., Hope Hill Elementary, Intown Academy, and other community projects.

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2014 Candler Park Fall Fest & Home Tour

10256458_700268740014994_5416126520980319435_oEnjoy the Fall weather at the Candler Park Fall Fest, returning to Candler Park this September. The annual festival takes place from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27th and continues through Sunday, September 28th from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a special Tour of Homes on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The festival is free and open to all ages, so bring your friends and family!

Fall Fest is a community-oriented event produced by the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization, which brings people together through a celebration of the beautiful weather, music, art, beer, and entertainment. Between a lineup of live music throughout the entire weekend, a children’s area, and the endless options of food, there is sure to be something for everyone! Whether you kick back and relax on the park’s lawn while listening to some live music, or prefer to lace up your running shoes and participate in Road Race, there will be plenty to enjoy throughout the two-day festival.

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2014 East Cobber Parade & Festival

eastcobberThe 19th annual East Cobber Parade returns to Marietta on Saturday, September 13th. The festival kicks off with a parade that begins at Mt. Bethel Elementary School at 10:00 a.m. and continues one mile south on Johnson Ferry Road to the Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center. At the parade’s ending point, you can also enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and drinks, carnival games, and more from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The festival is both pet-friendly and open to attendees of all ages, so be sure to bring your family along for a fun day of festivities!

The parade includes over 2,000 participants and more than eighty groups in floats, marching bands, classic cars, and more. Referred to as the “Candy Parade,” nearly all floats toss candy to the crowd, so bring your sweet tooth! 

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A Night Unplugged at Chastain Park

unpluggedChastain Park Conservancy celebrates its 10th Anniversary with A Night Unplugged, an event unlike anything before! Located at Chastain Park Amphitheater, the event’s hours run between 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on October 2nd. The Fall Fundraiser will not only have incredible live music, but is sure to be a beautiful evening at the park to remember.

Celebrate the evening among five top bands with performances from: Mudcat & the Atlanta Horns, Fred Schneider of the B-52’s, Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s with her band, Ola Moon, Ed Roland of Collective Soul and the Sweet Tea Project and Drivin’ & Cryin’. Groove to some of your old favorites, such as “Love Shack,” dance along to the catchy and lively blues tunes of Mudcat, and enjoy one of the many #1 Rock Hits from Ed Roland. Whatever your tastes, the live performances will have you dancing, singing, and clapping along!

A cash bar will be available, and you may bring your own food and drink to the event. Pre-made baskets of food are also available for purchase from the Proof of the Pudding website.

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Music Midtown 2014

mmMusic Midtown returns to Piedmont Park this September! The festival hours are Friday, September 19th from 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 20th from 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. This year marks the 4th return of Atlanta’s most-loved music festival since its six-year hiatus and will feature music from the biggest names in music from across the globe.

Headlining the event will be performances from Eminem, Jack White, Lorde, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, Lana Del Raye, and Iggy Azalea. A variety of diverse performers will also be featured across multiple stages, including performances from Run DMC, Bastille, and more! Of course, as the festival as grown through its return over the past year, so have the food and beverage options. Vendors will be located throughout Piedmont Park offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, BBQ, and all of your favorite festival foods.

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Jazzoo Atlanta

10468228_708233552546827_7375267606825759107_oParty like and animal for the animals, and get wild at the Zoo Atlanta’s creative cocktail event, Jazzoo!

One of Atlanta’s most fun and memorable events of the year, Jazzoo will take place on Saturday, September 13th from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  The event will feature a lineup of food from over 30 of Atlanta’s best restaurants, live music and entertainment across four stages, a full open bar all evening, and more! Creative cocktail attire is also a must, where black-tie can mean donning anything from a bow-tie to penguin attire. 

Participating restaurants in this year’s Jazzoo include: authentic Tuscan bites from Baraonda, fresh seafood from Six Feet Under, southern fare and desserts from Highland Bakery, Dantanna’s Surf & Turf, tacos and bites from Red Pepper Taqueria, American pub selections from Cypress Street, and so much more! Headlining the entertainment through the evening returns The Regulars Band, “…national recording artists whose music is equal parts Rock and Funk, with a whole lot of Soul sprinkled on top.” Rounding out the evening will include performances peppered with jazz, rock, and even some blues.

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Friday Night Music Remix Featuring Joe Gransden

cal_fridayremix.ashxOn Friday, September 21st from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., High Museum of Art hosts an evening of jazz and art with Friday Night Music Remix. Relax with a cold cocktail, explore the museum’s permanent collections, and enjoy incredible live melodies from Joe Gransden at this coming month’s special performance. Renowned first for the hard bop approach of his trumpet, Gransden’s singing voice has been compared to that of Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra, so your evening is sure to be a treat!

During Friday Night Music Remix, jazz visitors can also venture to the Galleries to participate in Drawing in the Galleries from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The portion of the evening is an optional live art experience where you can tap into your inner artist and create your own masterpiece! A live model, drawing board, and art supplies will be provided.

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