Top 18 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

From new flavors all over town to two iconic Home Tours, we have you covered with the Top Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, May 18th – Sunday, May 21st, 2017.

With 18 unique 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 18 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend!

This weekend offers an exciting variety of springtime fun from several food and beer festivals to art, flavor, music, and design. Explore a new neighborhood – or even explore new art and flavor within your own! Whatever you decide, Atlanta has enough excitement to feel like an exciting oasis right at home.

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Atlanta Streets Alive!

asa_logo_800pxAtlanta Streets Alive returns once more to take over the streets of Atlanta. Get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way!

Date

Sunday | June 11th, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location

This Summer’s event introduced a brand new event, exploring uncharted territory through the Westside via Marietta Street and Howell Mill.

Closed to motorized traffic, the route is opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities. Come take part in the family-friendly fun by biking, skating, walking and rolling down the streets!

The free event transforms the streets of Atlanta into a public park open to the community. There is no beginning or end, so hop on in wherever you’d like!

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MA! Atlanta Design Festival

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MA! Atlanta Design Festival devotes two weeks valuing design’s impact across economic, cultural, policy and social means — bringing the best ideas in international design to the United States.

When

June 2nd – 11th, 2017

Returning for its 11th year, Atlanta Design festival is the new name for Design is Human Atlanta – organized by MA! Design is Human.

From this year’s featured project to Tour details, explore all the highlights:

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Atlanta Cycling Festival

The 4th annual Atlanta Cycling Festival returns for a celebration all about cycling! The week-long festival includes bike rides, classes, and parties located all throughout Atlanta.

When

June 10th – 17th, 2017

The week kicks off with Tour of Tombs, a leisurely ride around Atlanta that will hit up some of the city’s most beautiful green spaces – cemeteries.

Themed rides and events will continue throughout the Festival Week with events for art lovers, cyclists who want to dress to the 9s and enjoy specialty cocktails, and even tours for the kiddos!

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Virginia Highland Summerfest

Summertime is nearing, and it’s time to celebrate with the annual Virginia Highland Summerfest! The beloved family festival extends through the Virginia Highlands, filling every foot with something to see.

When

June 3rd – 4th, 2017
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where

Summerfest is located on scenic and historic Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive. The 5K race begins at the eastern end of the festival just one block east of the intersection of Virginia and North Highland.

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10 Ways to Relax & Remember this Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly returning this May 25th – 29th, 2017! From Thursday through Monday, we have you covered with all the wonderful ways to relax, remember, and kick off the 3-day weekend a bit early.

Celebrate the men and women who defend our country while also kicking off the Summer season with our Top 10 Happenings This Memorial Day Weekend.

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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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Grant Park Spring Tour of Homes

Take a stroll through 166 years of history in Atlanta’s backyard at the 43rd Annual Grant Park Spring Tour of Homes!

When

Saturday · May 20th, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday · May 21st, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Grant Park residents welcome you to tour their homes and gardens throughout the neighborhood. Join the community and explore the homes, businesses, and historic sites of Atlanta’s original streetcar suburb.

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Shaky Knees Festival

The 5th annual Shaky Knees Festival returns this Spring to take over Centennial Olympic Park!

WHEN
May 12th – 14th, 2017
Gates Open 11:30 a.m.

With 5 stages and more than 75 bands, Shaky Knees is a rock-lover’s dream. Since its inception in 2013, Shaky Knees has featured a diverse lineup ranging from world-renowned acts to up-and-coming artists.

This year’s lineup features performances from: The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, The Shins, Cage the Elephant, Pixies, Portugal. The Man, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), X Ambassadors, and Third Eye Blind.

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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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