Top 20 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

With several festivals, adult cocktail parties, food tastings, and art exhibits, it’s time to soak up the beautiful weather ahead all weekend! Can’t decide what to do? Kick off the next few days with our Top 20 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, September 21st – Sunday, September 23rd, 2017.

Looking for family fun? The weekend is bursting with family-friendly events from performances to several festivals. If some time away from the kids is more your speed, enjoy a cocktail party, stroll for wine through Atlanta’s favorite neighborhoods, and explore new art and music.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, Atlanta is serving up 20 fun and unique happenings all weekend long, and we have you covered with the highlights!

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Center for Puppetry Arts Family Series

The Center for Puppetry Arts offers family fun for all ages throughout their Family Series! This September and October, kids 4 and up will love Charlotte’s Web. E.B. White’s award-winning tale of unlikely friendship will have you cheering, “Terrific, terrific, terrific!”

When
September 19th – October 22nd, 2017

Where
Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Children and adults alike will love the innovative adaptations of classic stories and dynamic original works by the Puppetry Center and other artists. Performances often sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance!

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Atlanta Greek Festival

r-xxo4p8OPA! The 42nd Annual Atlanta Greek Festival brings the flavor, music, and magic of Athens just miles from your doorstep this September.

WHEN
September 28th – October 1st, 2017
Thursday through Sunday

Only Drive-Thru service is available on Thursday.

WHERE
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
2500 Clairmont Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Your ticket will become your passport as you experience all the flavors, aromas, and traditions of Greece at the 4-day festival. Join the Atlanta Greek Community as they open their arms – and their kitchens – for these festival highlights:

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Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival

activitylist-tn-shows-pumpkinparade-ashxLoved among both kids and parents alike, Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin 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.

When
September 29th – October 29th, 2017
Fridays – Sundays

Where
Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Fun for all ages, the park will feature a variety of Fall attractions, entertainment, decorations, and activities!

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Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta Celebration

Creative Loafing is celebrating their 2017 Best of Atlanta issue, and they’re coming to Terminal West! Come out for the best music, food, and art Atlanta has to offer – all in one place.

When
Thursday | September 28th, 2017
8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

General Admission | $25
21 & Over

Where
Terminal West
887 West Marietta St., Studio C
Atlanta, GA 30318


The iconic celebration is better than ever! Come out to celebrate the city’s best sights, sounds, and tastes – all wrapped up into one sensational event. Past and present winners will join forces to celebrate the best of Atlanta Issue like never before!

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Sippin’ Safari at Zoo Atlanta

Take a walk on the wild side at Zoo Atlanta’s Sippin’ Safari! Guests will savor delicious bites and wine, all while enjoying a fun-filled evening in Atlanta’s most exotic and beautiful setting.

When
Saturday | September 23rd, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
VIP Entry 5:00 p.m.

Where
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

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Atlanta History Center Fall Folk Festival

Experience Southern tradition at Atlanta History Center’s Fall Folk Festival!

When
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
10:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. 

Where
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

Cost
Free for Members
Included in General Admission for Non-Members ($16.50 for Adults; $11 for Youth)

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Sandy Springs Festival at Heritage Green

Celebrating over three decades of family and community tradition, the 32nd Annual Sandy Springs Festival returns this September. For the first time ever, the festival is FREE to attend, so don’t miss it!

When
September 23rd – 24th, 2017
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where
Heritage Green
6075 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

The two-day festival offers an exciting variety of fine art, live music, gourmet foods, races, rides, and family fun. Each year brings new surprises, and the celebrated community tradition has something for everyone! Access Atlanta has repeatedly awarded the festival as its “People’s Choice” best festival. 

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Marietta StreetFest

The Marietta StreetFest celebrates its 26th year as September’s beloved annual tradition and fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History. Renown as a Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society, the annual StreetFest features antiques, classic cars, live music, an artist’s market, and more! 

Festival Dates
September 16th – 17th, 2017
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  | Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Marietta Square


Free & Open to the Public!

Marietta StreetFest is a great way to explore the surroundings and unique charm of Marietta Square! Guests are invited to browse the arts and craft booths, stroll down auto alley during the Hubcaps and History Cruise-In, and enjoy free family fun in Children’s Zone. NEW for 2017, military vehicles will be showcased at the Military & Specialty Vehicle cruise-In. Continue reading “Marietta StreetFest” »

Friday Jazz at The High Museum of Art

Friday Jazz returns to the High Museum of Art for an evening with trumpeter, Melvin Jones. Live jazz performances will be featured in the atrium of the High Museum of Art every third Friday – always with a great lineup!

When
Friday | September 15th, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Relax with a cold cocktail, explore the museum’s permanent collections, and enjoy incredible live melodies from Melvin Jones at this coming month’s special performance. Renowned for his hypnotic sound and technical proficiency, Jones seems to shine seamlessly in almost any musical setting. Whether he’s playing lead trumpet, in a professional horn section, exploring a classical repertoire, or even stepping in front of a jazz quartet to lead a jam session, Jones captures the attention of any audience!

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