Moving Day Atlanta

MovingDay_FullColor4Join the National Parkinson Foundation for Moving Day Atlanta! Rain or shine, the annual Walk for Parkinsons will take place at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, November 1st beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Moving Day Atlanta is a fun and inspiring 5K walk event that highlights “movement” as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. The event features a unique Movement Pavilion with stations for yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, dance, and much more! A family-friendly walk course, kids’ area, and caregivers’ relaxation tent will also be available. Moving Day places an emphasis on physical activities proven to help with Parkinson’s Disease, so it will be a fun-filled day to get moving!

We’ve included a breakdown of the day’s schedule for your convenience:

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Atlanta Humane Society Pet Parade

petparadeThe 24th Annual Atlanta Humane Society’s Pet Parade is taking to the streets as animal lovers and their pets join together and walk for a cause! On Saturday, November 1st, pets and their owners will enjoy a mile-long scenic, leisurely paced walk-a-thon through Garrard Landing Park in Roswell.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies to follow at 10:45 a.m. The morning will be filled with activities including pet contests and games before commencement of the walk at 11:00 a.m. To participate in this fun parade, start by dressing your pup in his favorite costume, decorate his leash, and wear your most festive outfit!

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IrishFest Atlanta

irishfestIrishFest Atlanta is coming to the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria from Friday, October 31st through Sunday, November 2nd.

The inaugural festival will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening with Oiche Shamhna, a Traditional Irish Halloween Party. With fun for the whole family, the party will feature a costume party & competition, trick or treat stations, live music and entertainment, dancing, games, and more! Entry to the party costs $5 per person, and children under 13 are admitted for free.

Saturday will be filled with an opportunity for all ages and backgrounds to learn more about the Irish culture and advance Irish music and dance skills. The day will kick off with a Festival Breakfast, followed by workshops, MasterClasses, cultural presentations, and more food & fun. At 6:45 p.m., the doors will open for a live concert filled with artists and special guests. Continue the evening at 9:00 p.m. with Céilí Mor, a big Irish-style party with live music and dancing!

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5K Doggone Fun Run & 1K Doggie Dash

doggiedashLace up your tennis shoes and bring out your four-legged friends for the 5K Doggone Fun Run & 1K Doggie Dash! The race begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25th at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody.

The dog-friendly even invites well-mannered dogs to participate with their owners in the 1K race. All registered dogs will receive a bandana! The 5K race will be restricted to only people, and all proceeds will benefit Fighting for Dawn, a non-profit rescue organization in Atlanta. Join the fun to meet some new people, great vendors, and wonderful pups!

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7th Annual Cobb Arts Ball

cobbartsThe 7th Annual Cobb Arts Ball returns for the premier social event of the season on Saturday, October 25th. The black-tie gala begins at at 6:30 p.m. in the John Williams Ballroom at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Endowment Fund of United Arts of Cobb. Tickets are $180 per person, or $1,800 for a table of eight, and include: dinner, drinks, and live and silent auctions. This year’s theme is “Passion for the Arts” and will also feature live entertainment, dancing, and casino games. Community leaders and supports of the arts alike attend the ball, which attracts leaders and art enthusiasts from all over the metro-Atlanta area.

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Taste of Atlanta 2014

tasteofatlantaThe Taste of Atlanta is returning for its 13th year from Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26th. The three-day tasting festival will cover eight city blocks at Tech Square in Midtown, grouping restaurants by neighborhood and taking festival-goers on a culinary tour through Atlanta’s best restaurants. Come out to this family-friendly festival to experience bolder flavors and celebrate the dynamic energy Atlanta’s chefs have to offer!

With over 90 restaurants, 4 live cooking stages, and 300 tastings, the Taste of Atlanta keeps the fall festival fresh each and every year. Taste of Atlanta founder Dale DeSena says the event is one of the city’s best food festivals and a great way to showcase Atlanta’s different restaurants. Opening the food festivities on October 24th, the all-inclusive “Culinary Matrimony” kickoff party “will unite unlikely, yet harmonious pairings, as local celebrity chefs lift the veil to match-made-in-heaven recipes, libations and more,” according to DeSena.

The festival will showcase the Barcraft Competition, bringing together Atlanta’s premier bartenders in the annual contest. Stop by the Chef’s Table for tips, techniques, and tastes; or participate in a hands-on cooking experience with local chefs at The Kitchen Workshop. For festival-goers with children joining in on the fun, the Family Food Zone will get your kids cooking and learning about food!

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2014 Apple Cider Days

appleciderdaysThe Dunwoody Preservation Trust (DPT) is hosting Apple Cider Days, its annual fall fundraising event! From Wednesday, October 22nd through Sunday, October 26th, the festival’s atmosphere will transform Perimeter Mall at 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Admission is free for all ages, and daily festival hours are listed below.

With rides, food, and fun, Apple Cider Days is the perfect family-friendly carnival! Featured events will include: amusement park rides, inflatables, midway games, and much more. Whether you are hopping into the bumper cars, swinging by the surf shack, or taking a ride in the ferris wheel, there will be an incredible amount of rides and fun for all ages!

Eat to your heart’s content at any of the delicious vendors, including food from The Bento Bus, Incrediball Falafel, and The Fry Place among many others. Remember to stop by the Candy Factory for your favorite festival sweets where freshly made cotton candy, funnel cake, candy & caramel apples, and caramel corn will satisfy every sweet tooth!

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Harvest on the Hooch 2014

hoochHarvest on the Hooch brings fresh food and nature together from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 19th at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The event is dedicated to cooking healthy and raising awareness on the importance of incorporating locally grown produce into everyday life.

The day will be filled with family family fun, including: outdoor yard games, a scavenger hunt, live music, raffle prizes, and much more! Taste locally grown produce and fresh food throughout the day as you enjoy local beer and wine provided by Whole Foods Market and Red hare.

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38th Annual Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe 38th Annual Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival returns to Glover Park at Marietta Square on Saturday, October 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Festival also includes the Marietta Square Farmers’ Market from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and the entire day is free and fun for all ages!

The Harvest Square Festival will have exhibits to showcase a variety of art including: painting, pottery, woodworking, fabric, metal, glass, jewelry, and many other types of media. In addition to featuring a wide variety of unique handmade items from local artists and craftsmen, the festival celebrates “Halloween Happenings,” a carnival-themed event for children ages 12 and under. From 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., kids will enjoy carnival games, crafts, festive activities, and even a costume contest for both pets and children at 2:00 p.m.

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Art of the Atlanta BeltLine 2014

beltline1Mark your calendars for 5th return of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine! Performances and festivities kick off at 2:00 p.m. on  Saturday, October 18th and continue through Sunday, October 19th. The largest temporary art project in the history of Atlanta, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine brings visual art and performances to nearly 8 miles of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. The event is free and open to the entire Atlanta community!

Come out on Saturday for a day full of performances at Gordon White Park on Ralph David Abernathy. In addition to great live bands, the park will showcase modern dance, a drum ensemble, and more! Pack a picnic, get ready to dance, and bring your whole family to the free event! Performances begin at 2:00 p.m. and continue through the last performances of the day at 9:45 p.m.

On Sunday, start off your day with a Bike Tour of Art at 12:00 p.m. with performances following at 1:00 beltlinep.m. The bike tour will take you along the Eastside Trail where your guides will pause briefly near each piece to talk about the art from the 2014 and Continuing exhibitions. Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry! The starting point is near Atlanta Beltline Bicycle, where you can rent a bike for the day. After reaching Piedmont Park, cyclists will backtrack toward Historic Fourth Ward Park for the finale of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine performances. Don’t miss out on some exciting new acts and returning favorites, including a reappearance by Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics!

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