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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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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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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ATL Burger Week

Creative Loafing is bringing back ATL Burger Week for another year of mouthwatering burgers! Over 50 restaurants across Atlanta will be serving up $5 burgers all week long as they will compete to win your vote for ATL’s Best Burger.

WHEN
Sunday – Saturday | April 23rd – 29th, 2017

In addition to all the beef you can handle throughout the week, the Georgia beef Board will be offering up a KUDU Safari Braai Grill to giveaway, as well as a bunch of awesome rubs from Geogia Based Lane’s BBQ. ATL Burger Week is presented by Georgia Beef Board​, Red Brick Brewing Co.​ and Creative Loafing Atlanta!

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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!

WHEN
Sunday | April 23rd, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This year’s event kicks off with a bike parade and takes over a 4-mile stretch from Grant Park to Westview. 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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Atlanta Spring Wine Fest

Atlanta Wine Festival proudly presents the Atlanta Spring Wine Fest. Come out for an afternoon filled with 100+ wines, beer and cider, live music, food, and fun!

WHEN
Saturday | April 15th, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE
Historic 4th Ward Park
655 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

TICKETS
$45 Advance | $50 After April 6th | $60 Day of Event

General Admission includes all beer and wine samples, entry to the festival, and a souvenir Govino-brand acrylic wine glass.

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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

With free admittance to all National Parks, National Park Week is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

WHEN
April 15th-16th, 2017
April 22nd-23rd, 2017

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived in honor of the National Park Service Centennial this past year.

National Park Week is America’s largest celebration of national heritage. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It’s all happening in your national parks.

Fee-free days make national parks accessible to more people. What better way to celebrate the start of a second century than to get outdoors?

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Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes

Atlanta’s best street festival is returning to Inman Park with the 46th annual Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes!

WHEN
April 28th – 30th, 2017
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Tour of Homes preview only)
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

NOTE: The only public Festival event on Friday is the Tour of Homes preview. Booths and other events start on Saturday.

The festival has something for everyone with music, kids activities, a Tour of Homes, a marvelous street parade, an artists’ market, and more! Come early, stay late, and enjoy some of the city’s best people-watching.

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Top 10 Atlanta Area Easter Events

Spring is only a few days away, which means Easter is just around the corner! We have put together a list of the Top 10 Atlanta Area Easter Events in 2017 so you and your family can make the most of your Easter weekend!

Break bread with friends and family, meet the Easter bunny, hunt for eggs, and enjoy the beauty of Atlanta.

We have you covered with all the highlights!

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Spring Festival on Ponce

The 6th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce returns to feature 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, delicious local fare, and fun for the whole family!

WHEN
April 1st – 2nd, 2017
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE
Olmstead Linear Park
1788 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Set against the beautiful backdrop of historic Olmsted Linear Park, Festival admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Step into Spring as you take in the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Frank Olmstead Sr. In addition to fine arts and crafts, visitors are invited to enjoy live acoustic entertainment, a fun-filled children’s area, and local food from Atlanta’s favorite gourmet food trucks.

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