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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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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May-retta Daze

Marietta’s annual May-retta Daze returns the first weekend of May to celebrate its 40th year. The two-day festival is fun for all ages, and free to attend!

WHEN
May 7th – 8th, 2017
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE
Historic Marietta Square
Glover Park
50 Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

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Taste of East Cobb

Taste-of-East-Cobb1Eat, play, and enjoy the tastiest Saturday of the year at the Taste of East Cobb!

WHEN
Saturday | May 6th, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
South Parking Lot
955 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068

The 11th annual celebration returns for a day filled with family fun and tastes from the best local restaurants. Packed with fun and food, the premier outdoor festival is a great community event – and a favorite annual tradition among local residents!

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Roswell First Friday Art Walk

firstfridaylogoTake a stroll through the Art District of Historic Roswell during Roswell Art Walk! The event is held the first Friday of each month and features over 11 premier art galleries within walking distance of each other.

DATES
May 5th, 2017
June 2nd, 2017

Historic Roswell is one of the best art destinations in Georgia! During the free event, patrons can stroll down the quaint streets of Historic Roswell, stopping in and out of unique art galleries, unbelievable restaurants, boutiques, and gift and antique shops.

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Design ADAC

As VERANDA magazine celebrates its 30th anniversary, DESIGN ADAC returns this Spring to show where style is made!

DATES
Tuesday – Thursday | April 25th – 27th, 2017

LOCATION
ADAC
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305

This year’s DESIGN ADAC features the thoughtful processes and personal stories behind designers, manufacturers, editors, products, and VERANDA magazine. The market honors the timelessness of design by honoring the magazine’s iconic editors: Lisa Newsom, Dara Caponigro, and Clinton Smith.

DESIGN ADAC explores the layers of inspiration and artistry woven into the creation of luxury interiors, resulting in the making of distinctive style. The annual event series convenes the brightest and most talented people in the industry.

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