13 Ways to Celebrate Mothers Day Around Atlanta

Spring is in full bloom, which means it’s that special time of year again – The time to celebrate the Mom in your life! Mother’s Day is quickly approaching on Sunday, May 14th, 2017.

We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to treat Mom this year.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Dunwoody Art Festival

The City of Dunwoody presents its favorite Mother’s Day tradition with the Dunwoody Art Festival!

WHEN
May 13th – 14th, 2017
Saturday | 10:00  a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 8th annual celebration transforms Dunwoody Village Parkway into a shoppers’ paradise with a whimsical artists market, featuring arts and crafts and a variety of artwork for sale.

Top artists from around the country will showcase craft pieces, including: photography, paintings, and folk art alongside artwork made from clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood.

Pick up a special gift for Mother’s Day from one of the many jewelers offering unique handmade pieces!

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Fernbank After Dark

Fernbank After Dark offers exclusive Museum access after dark with a variety of hands-on activities for adults! Activities and science themes will change each month. Don’t miss the following highlights with May’s theme, Botanicals in Alcohol!

WHEN
Friday | May 12th, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

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Gardens For Connoisseurs Tour

tour-headerThe Atlanta Botanical Gardens presents it annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour this Mother’s Day weekend!

WHEN
Saturday – Sunday | May 13th – 14th, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The beloved tour showcases 10 spectacular private gardens, giving gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to explore impressive garden designs! Both experienced garden connoisseurs and inquisitive garden novices will delight in this self-guided tour. Gain inspiration from the exquisite ideas showcased by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners.

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Food That Rocks: A Celebration of Sandy Springs

logoScaledv2Back by popular demand, Food That Rocks – A Celebration of Sandy Springs returns for its second year. Come out to the big tent in Hammond Park to eat, drink, and party with a purpose!

WHEN
Saturday · May 6th, 2017

ADMISSION
General Admission · $50 | 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m
VIP First Taster · $65 | 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

More than 20 of Sandy Springs’ favorite restaurants join together for one night only to offer food, wine, beer and cocktail tastes from local mixologists. Live music will fill the air throughout the evening, featuring performances from DJ Brettski and The Biffs!

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Chastain Park Arts Festival

Considered Metro Atlanta’s top Mother’s Day event, the 7th Annual Chastain Park Arts Festival returns just in time to treat the mother in your life to an early celebration! With over 185 artists, Chastain Park will transform into an outdoor gallery against the backdrop of vibrant Spring colors.

Festival Dates & Times
May 6th – 7th, 2017
Saturday · 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday · 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Chastain Park | 4469 Stella Drive | Atlanta, GA 30327

Named Best Self Magazine’s “Best Local Festival,” the two-day festival is free and open to all ages. Pick out the perfect gift for Mom among unique art from painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers, and more! Fine local and regional artists and artisans will showcase their works along the scenic, tree-lined Park Drive in Chastain Park.

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Decatur Lantern Parade

lantern-parade-group-e1420496845476The Decatur Lantern Parade invites you to light up the night! Kick off the Decatur Arts Month and celebrate summer by parading to the downtown square in Decatur alongside the Black Sheep Marching Ensemble.

WHEN
Friday · May 12th, 2017 | 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION
Downtown Decatur

Line up at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Avenue after 8:00 p.m. to parade to the downtown square at 9:00 p.m.!

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Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

We have you covered with the Top Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, April 20th – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017.

It’s sunny skies ahead, and Atlanta is in the spirit all throughout town!

With so many great events all over town, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to take in all the beauty of the city with our list of the Top Atlanta Happenings This Weekend!

Enjoy tasting flavors from new food trucks, explore a home tour (or two!), find some classic festival fun, and explore new music & art across several venues.

Whether you are looking for some time without the kids – or even some family fun for all ages – this weekend has it all!

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Kentucky Derby Party at Avalon

Put on your fancy bowties and hats, and come celebrate the third annual Kentucky Derby Party at Avalon! The Plaza will be transformed into a glamorous party filled with live performances, Kentucky Derby viewing, and – of course – mint juleps!

WHEN
Saturday | May 6th, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE
Avalon
2200 Avalon Boulevard
Alpharetta, GA 30022

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