2nd Annual Atlanta Eats Live!

10600524_532796743488930_2977349415017760924_nAtlanta Eats Live returns on Saturday, October 5th for the ultimate food experience. The event takes place at Verizon Amphitheater from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Join thousands of attendees for food and beverages from 40 handpicked restaurants, and enjoy great live music and cooking demonstrations!

Atlanta Eats Live is an unforgettable night out celebrating Atlanta’s culinary community with talented chefs, great music, a live stage show, chef karaoke, and more. Building on the success of last year’s event, Atlanta Eats is inviting more restaurants, more top Atlanta chefs, and creating a memorable experience at their 2nd annual celebration. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. with unlimited food tastings and dinner until 8:00 p.m. when Yacht Rock takes the stage to perform a food-theme set for the first time ever. Covers such as “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” and “American Pie” will have you dancing and singing along!

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Atlanta Streets Alive!

asaAtlanta Streets Alive returns once more to take over the streets of Atlanta on Sunday, September 28th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This year’s route will connect five neighborhoods by opening the streets for all, crossing over the Atlanta Beltline around the Historic Fourth Ward Park. The 4.5 mile path begins off North Highland and will continue to Highland Avenue, Boulevard, and North Avenue.

The free event transforms the streets of Atlanta into a public park where Atlanta residents can bike, walk, rollerblade, and play their way across the city! Atlanta 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. Evolving over the past 4 years, Atlanta Streets Alive is an encouragement of healthy, active lifestyles—the vibrant street life that comes out of a human-powered community!

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Fadó Autumn Beer & Bourbon Review

beerbbqFadó Irish Pub in Buckhead has set out to up the beer festival ante this Fall with the Beer and Bourbon Review on Saturday, September 27th from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The party will continue through 8:00 p.m. for the general public with live music and entertainment. Not only will Atlanta beer lovers bask in a selection of local, regional and European craft beers, but indulge in the top Bourbon brands of the South, too!

Beer lovers and connoisseurs alike will be blown away by the unlimited sampling event. With over 75 brews on hand, over 15 local craft and international breweries are showcasing their best brands and seasonal features to ensure that guests will enjoy a wide variety of beer and flavor profiles. Bourbon fans will receive tickets to sample from the 9 different distilleries on hand at the event. There will also be a special food station and smoker set up inside the pub offering festival-goers homemade barbeque options including: pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, ribs, and chicken in addition to Fadó’s full regular menu. If bourbon and beer aren’t your flavor, a full outdoor bar will be available for purchasing drinks.

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10th Annual Taste of Buckhead

tasteofbuckheadThe Taste of Buckhead celebrates a a decade of Atlanta’s premier food and wine on Thursday, September 18th. The event will be hosted at Buckhead Theater from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

With access to exquisite fare from 20 of Buckhead’s top restaurants, the 10th Annual Taste of Buckhead is a food and wine experience! Your ticket will grant you access to taste more than 50 wines and craft beers, and shop from exclusive wine vendors. Enjoy live music as you mingle among celebrity chefs presenting incredible cooking demonstrations, and bid on exclusive items at the silent and live auctions. Items available at the auctions have included exciting trips, restaurant gift certificates, and gift baskets. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to Buckhead Heritage Society and Livable Buckhead.

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3rd Annual Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest

966397_459603600788588_1822710021_oCome and celebrate on the streets of historic downtown Alpharetta at the 3rd annual Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest. The festival will take place off Milton Avenue in Downtown Alpharetta on Saturday, October 4th from 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Great food, wine, and a wide variety of beer will be available for purchase from Alpharetta’s best restaurants as the city comes together for an unforgettable street party! Hop onto the dance floor as live bands take the stage to perform a wide variety of music from the Mike Veal Band and Old School Band. Presented by the Alpharetta Business Association, the fall festival will stay true to the essence of the past events filled with great community energy and fun.

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Decatur Craft Beer Festival 2014

decaturbeerAtlanta’s most renown beer festival returns as Decatur Craft Beer Festival takes over Decatur Square on Saturday, October 18th. Event hours run from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

With over 100 of the finest American craft beers and limited edition tappings, hundreds of popular breweries from across the nation will be represented at the festival. Both casual beer drinkers and brew connoisseurs alike will enjoy the event among such a wide range of one-of-a-kind craft, micro, and specialty beers to try. The samples are generously poured, so don’t forget to pick up a pretzel necklace to cleanse your palate between unlimited tastings!

In addition to limitless beer samples, local restaurants will be providing the festival with all of your favorite dishes and festival foods. Performers will take over the bandstand and play live music as you sip and dance your way through the festival, and attendees will be able to enjoy fun activities and entertainment throughout the day. Hop into one of the photo booths for a fun keepsake, or take your shot at winning some freebies by entering one of the festival’s raffles and giveaways.

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Atlanta Lobster Festival

lobsterAtlanta’s newest food festival is coming to town! On Sunday, November 2nd the very first Atlanta Lobster Festival will be hosted at Candler Park from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. All ages are welcome!

Dozens of local restaurants will put their unique spin on signature dishes featuring prime selections of lobster. Light bites from a selection of the city’s top restaurants will also be showcased, as well as a variety of craft brew options, cocktails, and delicious fare from a number of your favorite food trucks. Even if you don’t love lobster, you will be sure to find your favorite food at the Atlanta Lobster Festival.

Entertainment will include arts and crafts, family-friendly activities, live music, and more! Performers will take the stage, filling the festival with a variety of jazz, soul, funk, pop, and rock music. Bands being featured include: Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, Donna Hopkins Band, Cadillac Jones, and The Bitteroots.

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2014 Atlanta Greek Festival

1908055_841011072583722_1311268350800219706_nOpa! The 39th Annual Greek Festival spices up Atlanta on October 9th through October 12th. The festival takes place at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation located at 2500 Clairmont Road where the Atlanta Greek Community will open its arms (and its kitchens!) to the city of Atlanta. Tickets cost $5 for adults, and children under 12 are admitted for free.

Your ticket will become your passport as you experience all the flavors, aromas, and traditions of Greece at the 4-day festival. With live music and energetic performances, you will find yourself singing and dancing along! Alpha Omega Sound, the band that has headlined the Greek Festival for the past 20 years, will play a variety of music from different regions of Greece, as well as songs from the popular artists of today. Their repertoire includes a vast selection of listening and dancing songs that have brought the festival a sound and feeling of its own.

Food lovers across Atlanta will enjoy their fill of flavor and fun throughout the weekend! Learn to cook like the Greeks with live cooking demonstrations of Greece’s most decadent dishes, or sample the spices and flavors of Greece with all the traditionally inspired food. A daily eating contest will be offered for attendees who think they have what it takes to eat the most Loukoumades. If you are in a hurry, you can still enjoy the incredible festival offerings at the Drive-Thru where the taste of Athens is available in minutes.

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2014 Brookhaven Chili Cookoff

main-logo12The city of Brookhaven celebrates its 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday, October 11th from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Located in the heart of Brookhaven at 2740 Apple Valley Road, the cookoff is part of a full day of festivities and fun for the whole family!

Admission to the festival is free, and advance tickets are available for just $10 to join the unlimited Brunswick stew and chili tastings from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ticket holders will receive a wristband and tasting spoon. Children 12 and under can also enjoy the tasting for free with purchase of a tasting spoon by an adult.

In addition to the tastings, festival fun will include live performances, a special Kids’ Zone & Cornhole, arts and crafts, and more! Live music will be presented by Martay Partay, Neil Cribbs, and Ashford & Sons. Watch as celebrity judges issue bragging rights and awards to the top chefs in each category, and mingle with food bloggers and television hosts. Food offerings will be available for the whole family from food trucks, Sweet Auburn Barbeque, Olde Blind Dog Pub, along with mouth-watering beverages for adults 21 and over.

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28th Annual Roswell Arts Festival

roswell-colors-44The Roswell Arts Festival marks its 28th year as it returns to the historic town square in downtown Roswell located at 610 Atlanta Street. Festival hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20th and from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21st. Admission is completely free, and the festival is open to attendees of all ages!

More than 150 artists from across the Southeast will line the streets of Roswell Square to present an array of beautiful art and hand-crafted items. Past years have included beautiful Atlanta-themed artwork, one-of-a-kind photography, and artisan jewelers featuring gorgeous, wearable creations. Booths for vendors will sit atop the grass beneath beautiful trees, so the festival is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the early Autumn weather!

In addition to the Artists Market, daily performances will feature local singers, dance companies, and various children’s entertainers. Performances begin at noon both days of the festival. Children can also enjoy activities with painting, sand art, and more! Food vendors will also be onsite selling delicious festival food and beverages.

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