Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain

Pumpkin-3Stone Mountain Park’s annual Pumpkin Festival returns every Friday through Sunday from September 25th – October 25th. Hours of operation are from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Sunday, and 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

A favorite among both kids and parents alike, the festival is Atlanta’s favorite place to celebrate Fall! Families are invited to come out to enjoy the full month of beautiful fall colors, cooler weather, and seasonal festivities.

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East Atlanta Strut

strutThe 18th annual East Atlanta Strut returns on Saturday, September 26th to East Atlanta Village, at the intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood Avenue. From 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., the free one-day extravaganza showcases one of Atlanta’s hottest in-town neighborhoods where there is no shortage of places to eat, drink, shop and play!

Festival events will include a classic cars show, live local music, an artists market, and more! Step into the adult game area for contests of stamina and strength, shop among local vendors at the festival’s community booths and markets, and cheer alongside the famous Strut Parade. The parade features everything residents love about East Atlanta from whacky to wheels, and funky to fun! It begins at 2:00 p.m., so be sure to grab a viewing spot early!

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Winnona Park in Decatur – Neighborhood of the Week

Winnona Park is a historic neighborhood consisting of 700 homes located in the Southeast corner of Decatur in the 30030 zip code and is close to Agnes Scott College and downtown Decatur. With a charming mixture of bungalows, ranch homes and new construction homes, Winnona Park is the winner of this week’s Neighborhood of the Week.

Here are the top 10 reasons we love Winnona Park and the Decatur Area.
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Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest

wholehawgThe Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest will be held on September 27th , 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The annual food and music festival will take place at the historic Marietta Square located at 50 Lawrence Street in downtown Marietta.

Admission and parking are free, and all ages are welcome! Beginning September 1st, VIP tickets will be available for purchase and include access the VIP Area sponsored by The Local Restaurant on Marietta Square.

The family-friendly event celebrates the great BBQ of the South as Metro Atlanta’s top restaurants gather to offer tastes of the best BBQ in town for $.50 – $5.00 per plate. A variety of fare from local restaurants and food trucks will also be available throughout the festival.

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2014 Great Atlanta Beer Fest

etWX9XFH-300x300The Great Atlanta Beer Fest returns on Saturday, September 26th from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 after September 17th, and $55 day of event. Turner Field will provide an outstanding atmosphere for what will soon be the biggest beer event in all of Atlanta!

Along with admission, tickets include a souvenir cup, entertainment, and samples of all your favorite beers. With over 150 beer offerings, live music, games and more, you won’t want to miss this summer festival!

New this year, The Great Atlanta Beer Fest will also offer a selection of wines alongside a healthy variety of hard ciders to try.

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2015 Atlanta Greek Festival

Atlanta-Greek-FestivalOpa! The 40th Annual Atlanta Greek Festival returns to spice up the city Thursday, September 24th through Sunday, September 27th. 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.

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2015 Kirkwood Wine Stroll

The 9th annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll returns to the historic Kirkwood neighborhood on Friday, September 25th. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the wine tasting portion of the event will end at 9:30 p.m. with a street party continuing until 11:00 p.m.

Three local acoustic and light rock bands will perform music throughout the night as patrons visit Kirkwood’s unique shops and galleries. Downtown streets will be closed to welcome live music by Abbey Road Live and Carwash karaoke! Guests are invited to enjoy food from amazing local restaurants and sample a variety of wine from around the world at each of the event’s participating locations and businesses. The beautiful evening is a wonderful way to explore the charming neighborhood of Kirkwood – a true destination location!

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3rd Annual Atlanta BeltLine Wine Stroll

winestrollThe Atlanta BeltLine Wine Stroll returns for its 3rd year in a row on Saturday, September 26th. From 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., join the Atlanta community in the mile-long walk and wine tasting along the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine!

Along the way, stop in for a tasting of wine and food sampling from one of the 15 participating vendors along the BeltLine.

Participating restaurants and businesses include a lineup of past favorites: King of Pops, City Issue, The Albert, Pure Taqueria, Barcelona Wine Bar, Lady Bird Grove and Mess Hall, Atlanta Beltline Bicycle, Serpas and The Collective.

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CL’s Best of ATL 2015 Block Party

boa_magThe city’s longest-running alternative weekly newspaper, Creative Loafing, is celebrating their 2015 Best of Atlanta issue on Friday, September 25th! Curated by The Goat Farm Arts Center, the Best of Atlanta 2015 Block Party will take over South Broad Street between MLK and Mitchell Street from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

This year’s party is completely FREE to attend, and all ages are welcome.

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30th Annual Sandy Springs Festival at Heritage Green

sandyspringsfestCelebrating three decades of family and community tradition, the 30th Annual Sandy Springs Festival returns on September 19th and 20th! Festival hours run from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Sandy Springs Festival is held in the heart of Sandy Springs at Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, and the surrounding area.  

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